If you are a big time sports fan, there are few things better than settling in and watching a great sports film. And thankfully, you have tons to choose from as there exist dozens of fantastic sports films. Unfortunately, there are also some pretty terrible ones as well, including these three.
1. Caddyshack II
There are few things worse in entertainment than when a studio or company doesn’t know when to leave a movie alone. The original Caddyshack is one of the best sports films of all time and it should have been left alone. But unfortunately, Warner Bros. had another idea. Not only is the sequel to the legendary Caddyshack one of the worst sports movies of all time, it is one of the worst movies period. They should have just left this movie franchise alone.
While sports films that feature an animal playing a sport are normally well received, this film was not. Ed is about a pitcher (played by Matt LeBlanc) and his baseball-playing chimp friend. While he story is obviously completely insane, it could have done well at the box office, but it didn’t even get close. After having a budget of around $24 Million for the film, it raked in just over $6 Million at the box office.
3. The Benchwarmers
If you get down to it and really think about it, this film is extremely creepy. It stars David Spade, Jon Heder and Rob Schneider as older men who seek out to realize their dreams of being childhood sports heroes. They do this by forming a team with the three of them and taking on little league baseball teams. While it may have some funny lines from time to time, the film is largely confusing, weird and creepy all at the same time. Also, David Spade’s wig in the film is one of the worst things I’ve ever laid my eyes on.