HOOSIERS (1986)

As March Madness continues in Indiana, we revisit this 1980s piece of “Pepperidge Farm buncombe” that’s somehow effective despite basically nothing that happens off a basketball court working at all.

THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD! (1988)

An extremely silly cop spoof with an extended, chaotic climax at a baseball game. As comedies go, this one’s right in my wheelhouse

LOVE & BASKETBALL (2000)

A very different kind of sports movie, or maybe a very different kind of romance.

RAGING BULL (1980)

Scorsese’s “masterpiece” about a boxer whose life falls apart because of his toxic masculinity.