There is no better time than now to have a movie binge, and for golf lovers there are plenty of golf movies out there to give you that fix of watching people on the green. Essential Golf has compiled a list of the top 5 golf movies to help get you through the quarantine. Here is a list of top best golf movies that you can easily watch on Netflix, or Amazon Prime.
The Greatest Game Ever Played
The Greatest Game Ever Played is a movie based on the early life of a golf champion Francis Ouimet. It is the movie based on the struggles of the common man who struggles to rise above his means. Starring Shia La Bouef, this film highlights the highs and lows of his career and what led him to ultimately taking on the game of golf and leaves a huge footprint on sports history. Directed by Bill Paxton, this gem is a great way to learn golf history while getting lost in the gorgeous imagery of the film.
2. Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
This movie follows the life and development of the famous golfer Bobby Jones. Beautiful scenes from the green will bring you back to better times when we could watch live golf or play the course ourselves. Bobby Jones was the only player in the sport to win all four of the men’s major golf championships. In this movie, it shows his efforts and his victories, his highs and his lows, his happiness and his sorrows. This movie conveys Jones’ life in a heartwarming manner that can be a great watch for the whole family.
3. The Legend of Bagger Vance
‘The Legend of Bagger Vance’ is a comedy/drama classic that is based on the novel called The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life. The story follows a war veteran named Captain Rannulph Junuh who plays a game of golf and develops a relationship with his caddy, who shows him the way to the meaning of life. A lighthearted film, this stars Will Smith, Matt Damon, and Charlize Theron.
4. A Gentleman’s Game
A Gentleman’s Game takes you inside the private world of country clubs. The film takes on the country club atmosphere and how the exclusivity can be daunting. This film has a Lifetime movie feel, meaning the acting and story aren’t the best, but it can be entertaining. Dubbed the “worst golf movie” by Golf Digest, it’s best you take a look and decide for yourself.
Of course Caddyshack is on the list, how can you not have a viewing of Caddyshack while social distancing? This wildly funny cult classic was inspired by Brian Doyle-Murray’s experiences as a caddy in his youth. Starring Bill Murray, Chevy Cash, and Rodney Dangerfield, this classic can be turned into a drinking game or fun event for golf fans to enjoy together.