Discuss Borg vs McEnroe

I actually remember some of the coverage on TV when these events were taking place. I wasn't a tennis fan then, and I'm not one today. But I had a friend who wanted to see this so I went to check it out. What I experienced was a very good drama playing out and learned much more about each player along the way. It was well acted and they did a very good job of creating the era of when all this took place.

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Are there any other tennis films? I know there's Battle of the Sexes, but I can't think of any others.

There was 7 Days In Hell, Wimbledon, Break Point, 16-Love, Balls Out, The Prince of Tennis, Jocks, When Billie Beat Bobby, Tennis Anyone?, Unstrung, Nobody's Perfect and more.

Wimbledon is my favorite tennis movie.

I think you are forgetting Match Point? Although tennis is a side story, it is a good film.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Match_Point

I agree, technically Match Point is a tennis movie, but like you said it's a side story.

Did a quick check on IMDB ratings Wimbledon has a 6.3 and Borg vs McEnroe is at 7. Doesn't mean Match Point is not a good movie; it is. For myself, I'm partial to period movies, particularly if it reminds me of the times I grew up. I think that could be true for anybody.

@thebarnman said:

There was 7 Days In Hell, Wimbledon, Break Point, 16-Love, Balls Out, The Prince of Tennis, Jocks, When Billie Beat Bobby, Tennis Anyone?, Unstrung, Nobody's Perfect and more.

Whoa, you clearly have the word on tennis movies.

I know this is off topic, but if anyone here thinks it might be interesting to read about my experience watching the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey (A direct copy from the original negative.) Try https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/62-2001-a-space-odyssey/discuss/5ac2cb6a92514127200286f2?language=en-US

And I have a very strong opinion about the use of High Frame Rates in the movie SuperFly here https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/500475-superfly/discuss/5b42aecbc3a36840ab0101c3?language=en-US

I hate to say this, I'm actually not a fan of tennis! I just liked the movie Borg vs McEnroe! I actually would not have gone seen it if it wasn't for a friend of mine wanting to check it out.

It was very well done, I would have liked a little more on McEnroe's back story... just more McEnroe in general but then I have always liked the bad boys. :blush:

It's a foreign movie, so I think it's only natural they would focus more on Borg than McEnroe.

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