Miami Sharks- Any Given Sunday
Directed by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx and Dennis Quaid Any Given Sunday is perhaps the most star studded entry on this list.
The tale of a club in turmoil Any Given Sunday follows Al Pacino’s Tony D’Amato as he attempts to help The Miami Sharks get back to winning ways. During an early game in the season the Sharks’ first and second choice quarterbacks are injured and the coach calls on the third choice, Willie Beamen. Beamen turns out to be a success and help leads the team to the play offs.
The film however is an examination of the nature of sport and ego. As his success grows Beamen begins to take his mind out of the game and becomes less of a team player, making this out a stand out film thematically in the genre. It also features some great performances across the board.