Big Lebowski Named Number One Bowling Movie Of All Time

GoBowling.com has a great list of the best bowling movies of all time, with Big Lebowski taking the top spot. The Dude abides...

White Russians for everyone!  Normally, we don’t care much for bowling, but this what right up our alley (see what I did there?) With the weekend’s Lebowski Fest taking place in New York City, GoBowling.com teamed up with Strike Ten Entertainment to name The Big Lebowski as the number one bowling movie of all time. 

The top five bowling movies according to GoBowling.com are:

1. The Big Lebowski (1998) – The Coen Brothers’ flick has amassed a passionate fan following with its ensemble cast of bowling buddies Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi, providing iconic one-liners and popularizing White Russians and bowling leagues.

2. Kingpin (1996) – This close second featured memorable performances from Woody Harrelson and Randy Quaid, but it was Bill Murray as Ernie McCracken who stole the show with one of the most famous poses to appear in sports movies.

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3. Racing with the Moon (1984) – An 80’s cult classic that features two of the most popular celebrities of today – Sean Penn and Nicholas Cage – as two friends who work in a bowling alley.

4. The Flintstones (1994) – Fred and Barney paved the way as members of the first bowling league in this early 90’s classic featuring a Stone-Aged John Goodman. 

5. Grease 2 (1982) – The bowling center served as the local hangout for Michael and Stephanie, and was also the birthplace of the classic hit, “We’re Gonna Score Tonight,” while also serving as one of Michelle Pfeiffer’s first major motion pictures.

“With more than 71 million people taking to the lanes each year, making bowling the nation’s #1  participatory sport, it’s no wonder that bowling has carved out a niche within pop culture, particularly in the film industry,” said Frank DeSocio, President of Strike Ten Entertainment.  “Beginning with ‘Racing with the Moon’ and soaring to new heights with ‘The Big Lebowski,’ bowling is a favorite backdrop in some of the most popular movies from the past three decades.  We wanted to celebrate and pay homage to the movies that continue to generate excitement for the sport of bowling.”

Great list by the folks at GoBowling, but I would not have included Grease 2, although Walter did mention that the rest of the titles, aside from The Big Lebowski, were completely out of their element.  The dude abides, man….

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