Friday, June 27, 2014
Top 10 fictional sports in movies
What follows is my list of the top 10 fictional sports from movies.
“Rollerball” (1975) has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 69% positive reviews. The 2002 remake earned a dismal 3% score. (A film is certified as “fresh” if it gets 60% or greater positive reviews.)
The Running Man
“The Running Man” (1987) has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 61%.
The Hunger Games
The original film in the franchise, released in 2012, has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 84%.
Wikipedia entry on Quidditch and website for the International Quidditch Association. Photo from IQA Facebook page.)
There have been real robot-fighting competitions, most notably Battlebots and Robot Combat League.
“Real Steel” has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 60%.
Transcontinental Road Race
“Death Race 2000” has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 85%.
Light cycle racing
“Tron” has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 70%, while its sequel scores 51%.
“Top Secret!” has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 76%.
“BASEketball” received 42% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
The third in the Mad Max series of films scored 81% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
Other online lists on the subject:
The 10 Greatest Fictional Sports Ever Invented (Cracked; April 17, 2010)
25 Best Fictional Sports (College Humor)
The 10 Greatest Fictional Sports and Games (Topless Robot; Nov. 22, 2010)
Top 10 Science Fictional Sports (Cillian McGillycuddy; May 17, 2014)
10 Fictional Games that Lunatics Have Recreated in Real Life (io9; Aug. 10, 2011)