10 films about golf – the game of gentlemen

Many people think that golf is a rather boring sport. However, the presented selection will prove that serious passions can flare up around this hobby. We offer you to get acquainted with the list of the best films about golfers.

Triumph (2005)

Golf is capable of truly surprising, and once a 20-year-old boy named Francis Huime managed to prove it. So, 1913. The US Open is a day that will go down in history forever.

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Outsider Francis never showed great promise, but everyone knows what a real will to win is capable of. Fate brings the key character of the film with the undefeated champion Vardon. Who would have thought that further events would be so unpredictable …

Original title:
The Greatest Game Ever Played

Cast:
Shia LaBeouf, Marnie McPyle, Stephen Dillane

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
12+

Who is your Caddy? (2007)

One of the most famous comedies about golf is a film about the successful rapper C-Note. The singer is tired of fame, and is looking for a new hobby. His choice falls on a prestigious golf club, but the newcomer is categorically denied membership. This circumstance seriously upsets the hero, who decides to achieve his goal by any means.

First of all, C-Note buys the territory next to the club. Now, right next to the desired goal, noisy parties are often held . Of course, this circumstance does not benefit the establishment, whose stiff regulars are accustomed to a more relaxed holiday.

Original Title :
Who’s Your Caddy?

Cast:
Mick Partridge, Big Boy, Faizon Love

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.3, IMDb – 2.1

Age limit:
12+

Bobby Jones: Punch Genius (2004)

Bobby Jones is an amazing golf legend. He set his records more than seventy years ago, but so far no one can surpass them. The hero of the film has been passionate about golf since childhood, watching experienced players for hours.

At the age of 14, fate gave him a chance to prove himself: Bobby becomes a participant in a significant tournament, reaching the quarterfinals. However, the real success for the American was marked by 1930, when he managed to become the winner of several prestigious golf tournaments.

Original title:
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

Starring :
James Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Jeremy Northam

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
16+

Legend of Baguer Vance (2000)

Rannulph Junu is a war veteran who once played golf. The guy was considered the best player in his town of Savannah, but then he lost interest in his favorite hobby. Over time, Juna gained a reputation as an alcoholic and a loser.

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The hero’s life changes after meeting the mysterious Mr. Bager Vance. A new acquaintance shares the secrets of true masters with Rannulf, inspiring him to take part in the big tournament.

Original title:
The Legend of Bagger Vance

Cast:
Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
12+

Into the hole! (2009)

The protagonist of this golf movie is a frivolous high school student who nevertheless has a talent for “playing the gentleman”. One day, Eric agrees to play a game of golf with two surgeons who have obvious sadistic tendencies.

This meeting radically changes the guy’s usual life: he loses his girlfriend, money and acquires a bunch of other problems. The hero of the film is trying in every possible way to resist troubles. Eric makes all his bets on the upcoming final match.

Original title:
Hole in One

Starring :
Steve Talley, David Ellison, Dean Cameron

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.5, IMDb – 3.0

Age limit:
16+

Gentleman’s Game (2002)

21-year-old Timmy Price clearly has the makings of a talented golfer, but so far he has shown himself only as a caddy (assistant player who carries clubs). The father offers the young man to work in a country club. There, Timmy meets an experienced golf instructor.

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The new mentor began to teach Price the skill of the game, along the way sharing life wisdom on many other important issues. This summer will change the life of a guy who dreams of becoming a strong player.

Original title:
A Gentleman’s Game

Cast:
Mason Gamble, Gary Sinise, Philip Baker Hall

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
16+

Honor Tom (2016)

Among the most interesting films about golf there is a sports drama about Tom Morris. The leading character of the film is a persistent and purposeful guy. It is he who is considered the pioneer of modern professional golf.

Morris’s father, Tom Senior, turned out to be the main example for the young man in sports. Being a professional player, the man became the winner of several prestigious tournaments. However, his son was destined to surpass all these achievements.

Original title:
Tommy’s Honor

Cast:
Sam Neil, Peter Mullan, Ophelia Lovibond

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
12+

Pressure (2015)

Augie is a young provincial who really enjoys playing golf. The guy dreams that one day his favorite hobby will bring him real success. Gradually moving towards his dream, Ogi meets an adventurer named Captain.

A new acquaintance invites the hero of the film to become a participant in a serious tournament, where many professional players will demonstrate their skills. Ogi learns that the winner will receive a substantial reward, after which all doubts that have arisen are dispelled. Until he suspects that he is a hostage of a dangerous game.

Original title:
The Squeeze

Cast:
Katherine LaNasa, Jeremy Sumpter, Jason Dohring

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 5.4

Age limit:
12+

Seven Days in Utopia (2011)

Luke Chisolm is a talented golfer who dreams of becoming a glorified professional. The guy’s first big tournament turns out to be a failure. Chisolm is devastated by his defeat and the fact that he disappointed his coach father.

Trying to escape from problems, the hero finds himself in the small Texas town of Utopia. An aspiring athlete meets a strange local resident, Johnny, who was once a coach, but later became an alcoholic. He invites Luke to stay in town for a week. The guy reluctantly agrees, not yet knowing about the future surprises of fate.

Original title:
Seven Days in Utopia

Cast:
Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, Melissa Leo

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.1

Age limit:
12+

Lucky Gilmore (1996)

The comedy with Adam Sandler closes the list of films about golf. Gilmour was fond of hockey for many years, but he never had the ability for it. By chance, the guy finds himself on the golf course he hates. Gilmour is informed that an amateur tournament will soon take place, the winner of which will be paid decent money.

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Overcoming contempt for this game, the protagonist plans to still become a participant in the competition. An experienced coach takes over the job, who is trying to make a “star” of sports out of the frivolous Gilmour.

Original title:
Happy Gilmore

Cast:
Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
12+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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