Gene Hackman's 1986 basketball epic Hoosiers has topped a new poll of sports movies in America.

The film, about a down-and-out coach who leads his college team to victory, beat boxing classic Raging Bull and baseball drama Field of Dreams on the list, drawn from films released in the past 25 years.

Sportswriters from across America teamed up with cable channel ESPN to collate the 25-strong list.

The top 10 is:

1. HOOSIERS

2. RAGING BULL

3. FIELD OF DREAMS

4. Bull Durham

5. Caddyshack

6. THE NATURAL

7. Chariots of Fire

8. Jerry Maguire

9. Seabiscuit

10. Remember the Titans.

30/06/2004 21:27