The 6 best golf movies of all time, according to a golf-loving film critic

Randy Quaid, remaining, and Larry Riley in “Dead Good Great.”

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Mark Ellis has been playing golfing for most of his life. Exact same goes for observing flicks, a enthusiasm and experience that he has spun into a co-hosting gig on the podcast Rotten Tomatoes is Mistaken.

Supplied his qualifications, Ellis is uniquely suited to rating golf films so we hit him up for his faves. Here’s his rating of the 6 very best golfing films of all time.

Click on below for extra of Ellis’ will take on the highs and lows of golfing films.

6. Useless Strong Excellent

“It’s a terrific tale about an outsider trying to break through. It is almost like looking at Invoice Murray win at the professional-am at Pebble Seaside.”

5. The Legend of Bagger Vance

“I enjoy the caddie/mentor marriage, and Bruce McGill as Walter Hagen is as excellent as it will get.”

The Legend of Bagger Vance

4. The Greatest Game At any time Played

“You just cannot go erroneous with the tale of Francis Ouimet. Discuss about the supreme outsider and underdog.”

The Greatest Match At any time Performed

3. Tin Cup

“It’s a excellent really like tale, and also the ideal portrayal I’ve noticed of the caddie/participant romantic relationship. The only explanation I set ‘Happy Gilmore’ in advance of it is that I can observe ‘Happy Gilmore’ about and about, and still enjoy it. When I rewatch ‘Tin Cup,’ I love it, but I simply cannot stomach looking at Roy McAvoy losing the U.S. Open up every time.”

Tin Cup

2. Pleased Gilmore

“I like that they took the actual swing and made it a aspect character that produces so a lot of the comedy and tells you so a lot about the film. Also: Shooter McGavin is a wonderful villain.”

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1. Caddyshack

“You have this kind of iconic people, and scene after scene that so lots of of us virtually know by heart, for great purpose.


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A golf, foodstuff and journey author, Josh Sens has been a Golfing Journal contributor given that 2004 and now contributes throughout all of GOLF’s platforms. His do the job has been anthologized in The Ideal American Sportswriting. He is also the co-author, with Sammy Hagar, of Are We Obtaining Any Entertaining Still: the Cooking and Partying Handbook.