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Speaking of football, The Guardian has just published an article about two upcoming soccer films (Goal! and SXSW winner Green Street Hooligans), debating how they may measure up in the big picture of British sports cinema. Their list of Top 10 British sporting films:

1. The Ring (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927)

2. The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (Thorold Dickinson, 1939)

3. Once a Jolly Swagman (Jack Lee, 1948)

4. The Final Test (Anthony Asquith, 1953)

5. This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson, 1963)

6. Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson, 1981)

7. Champions (John Irvin, 1983)

8. The Boxer (Jim Sheridan, 1997)

9. Bend It Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha, 2002)

10. Wimbledon (Richard Loncraine, 2004)

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