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Best Golf Movies

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What are the best golf movies? There are probably more golf movies out there than most people realize. Golf has long been a popular subject for film. Below are our picks for 10 of the best golf movies yet made. Agree, disagree? After checking our picks, you can make your own selections on the Favorite Golf Movies page. You can also share your opinions about the:
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And if you're into movie reviews, you can also add your own golf movie reviews to be published on About.com. Now, on to our picks for the best golf movies ...

Caddyshack

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I'm not the world's biggest fan of Caddyshack - but maybe that's just because this movie has so many fans. If you polled golfers (and we have) about their favorite movie, Caddyshack would win a landslide. Chevy Chase and Bill Murray, the gopher and Judge Smails. They're all here.
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The Greatest Game Ever Played

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This moved, based on the Mark Frost book of the same name, hit theaters in 2005. It tells the story of young amateur Francis Ouimet (played by Shia LaBeouf) and his triumph over British stalwarts Harry Vardon and Ted Ray at the 1913 U.S. Open. That's a victory widely credited with popularizing golf in the United States.
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Tin Cup

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From the opening song by the Texas Tornadoes ("A Little Bit is Better than Nada") to the U.S. Open showdown with Don Johnson, this Kevin Costner vehicle strikes the perfect pitch. It helps that Costner can actually play. And it helps that Cheech is around, too.
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Dead Solid Perfect

This movie starring Randy Quaid is all about life on the pro tours. It's based on the book of the same name by Dan Jenkins - the best golf book ever written. But that's another list.
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Happy Gilmore

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Name another movie that features appearances by both Bob Barker and Lee Trevino. Go ahead - I dare ya! Can't do it - this is the only one. Whether you're a fan of Adam Sandler or not, you'll enjoy this nutty flick about a hockey player whose slapshot produces prodigious drives.
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Bobby Jones - Stroke of Genius

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The life story of Bobby Jones stars Jim Caviezel, better known as Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's "The Passion." A bit overwrought, and Caviezel doesn't replicate Jones' swing very well ... but then, who among us does?
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Follow the Sun

Glenn Ford stars in the life story of Ben Hogan. If you've seen 1950s biopics of athletes, you know how sappy they can be. This one is better than most, and Hogan's story is a fascinating one.
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The Legend of Bagger Vance

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I'm not the biggest fan of that whole golf-as-mysticism stuff. So the plot of this movie doesn't do much for me. But Will Smith and Matt Damon are extremely likable actors. Throw in Charlize Theron and, even if the plot isn't much, you at least have plenty to look at.
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Pat and Mike

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Pat and Mike is a Tracy-Hepburn movie. Katherine Hepburn wants to win her club championship, but her boorish husband is, well, a jerk. Enter Spencer Tracy, who's a little bit of a shady operator but smitten with Hepburn. It's a comedy directed by George Cukor. Hepburn, Tracy, Cukor - that's quite a three-ball. You'll enjoy this more if you love watching old movies.
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The Caddy

How do you feel about Jerry Lewis? If you hate Jerry Lewis movies, well ... The Caddy is a Jerry Lewis movie, so it's definitely not for everyone. Actually, it's a Martin-Lewis movie from 1953, with Lewis playing a golfer afraid of crowds. So he becomes an instructor and helps Dean Martin gain fame as a pro golfer ... and they wind up as a comedy team in the end. Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson are among the golfers who make cameos.
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