What Are Kevin Costner's Best Sports-Themed Movies?


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Some popular sports-themed movies starring Kevin Costner are Field of Dreams, Tin Cup, Bull Durham and McFarland, USA. Costner also starred in the sports-oriented films For the Love of the Game and American Flyers.

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In Field of Dreams, Costner portrays a man who hears unexplained voices that instruct him to build a baseball diamond in the middle of a corn field. Once built, the field attracts the ghosts of legendary baseball players. Tin Cup is a romantic comedy centered around a washed-up golfer hoping for a comeback, played by Costner. In Bull Durham, which many critics rank among the top American sports movies of all time, the actor plays a witty minor league baseball veteran who helps a younger player to develop his skills.

McFarland, USA tells the story of a high school track coach who creates a championship running team out of talented but underprivileged young athletes. For the Love of the Game chronicles the experiences of a professional baseball player nearing the end of his career and contemplating the possible end of his long-time romantic relationship. American Flyers is a 1985 film about a secretly ailing sports physician, played by a then unknown Costner, who enlists his brother to train for a bicycle race with him.

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