There are plenty of films about sports out there, but not many about the people who make sports as big as they are today: the fans. Few films have turned their attention to what that crowd does to show their love of sports and sports highlights, or perhaps just their hilarious (sometimes creepy) obsessions. Check out these five best films about sports fans.
This excellent independent film follows an obsessed fan who is beaten up by his favorite player. At the end of the day, it is a character study, and it truly shows the acting talents of Patton Oswalt.
Niro plays a creepy fan who is literally stalking Wesley Snipes's character. While the film goes a bit off the rails towards the end, De Niro is always fun to watch, no matter what the scenario.
"Field of Dreams."
baseball diamond in his corn field. The main character sacrifices his livelihood for his love of sports.
This comedy about the Cleveland Indians overcoming the odds to win may be the quintessential sports fan film, as it's fun, funny and really what sports are all about. While sports fans aren't the main characters in this film, the movie is ultimately for them.