Movie Night: Bowling Movies

Since bowling is our absolute #1 favorite sport, we can’t help but think about it all the time. Even when we’re away from the bowling alley our minds drift back to the lanes where we’re the happiest. So, to get our bowling fix when the lanes are closed, we rely on our favorite bowling movies. Here’s our list of the best (and weirdest) bowling movies:

Kingpin: Directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, and Bill Murray, Kingpin is often the first bowling movie that people think of. Fun fact: Kingpin was filmed in Pennsylvania!

The Big Lebowski: It’s hard to forget Jeff Bridges as “The Dude” in this Coen brothers comedy featuring a wacky mistaken identity and kidnapping gone awry.

The Flintstones: A live-action adaptation of the memorable cartoon features Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble figuring our life in the Stone Age. The best part — the bowling.

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-a-Rama: Fans of B horror movies might remember this weird 1988 movie based on the short story “The Monkey’s Paw”. 

Racing with the Moon: This 1980s movie start Nicholas Cage and Sean Penn back when they were slightly less famous. In the movie, the duo works in a bowling alley.

Dreamer: This 1979 film is often considered the Rockyof bowling movies. A small-town bowling champ sets out to (and succeeds) in becoming a professional bowler.

A League of Ordinary Gentlemen: Released on DVD in the 1990’s, this documentary film features notable professional bowlers of the era.