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The Best Sports Movies
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From Baseball to Hockey, drama to comedy, this list has it all for sports


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Movie: Creed II ( 2018 )
Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.
Movie: Field of Dreams ( 1989 )
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.
Movie: Raging Bull ( 1980 )
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, who's violence and temper that lead him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.
Movie: Rocky II ( 1979 )
Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.
Movie: The Replacements ( 2000 )
During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.
Movie: White Men Can't Jump ( 1992 )
Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.
Movie: A League of Their Own ( 1992 )
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Movie: The Natural ( 1984 )
An unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.
Movie: Rocky III ( 1982 )
After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.
Movie: The Sandlot ( 1993 )
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
Movie: Rookie of the Year ( 1993 )
When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.
Movie: Caddyshack ( 1980 )
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
Movie: Rocky IV ( 1985 )
Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.
Movie: Slap Shot ( 1977 )
A failing ice hockey team finds success with outrageously violent hockey goonery.
Movie: The Bad News Bears ( 1976 )
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Movie: Rudy ( 1993 )
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
Movie: The Hurricane ( 2000 )
The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Movie: Remember the Titans ( 2000 )
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
Movie: The Air Up There ( 1994 )
Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the chief's son and has responsibilities at home, since the tribe's land is threatened by a mining company with its own hotshot basketball team.
Movie: The Longest Yard ( 1974 )
A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
Movie: The Longshots ( 2008 )
The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Movie: Teen Wolf ( 1985 )
An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.
Movie: Bull Durham ( 1988 )
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
Movie: Major League ( 1989 )
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
Movie: Real Steel ( 2011 )
In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.
Movie: Rocky ( 1976 )
A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Movie: The Waterboy ( 1998 )
A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.
Movie: Moneyball ( 2011 )
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Movie: Rocky V ( 1990 )
Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.
Movie: He Got Game ( 1998 )
A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Movie: All the Right Moves ( 1983 )
A high school football player desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.
Movie: Happy Gilmore ( 1996 )
A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.
Movie: Tin Cup ( 1996 )
A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his successful rival's girlfriend.
Movie: We Are Marshall ( 2006 )
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Movie: The Fighter ( 2010 )
Based on the story of Micky Ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness.
Movie: 42 ( 2013 )
In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.
Movie: Cobb ( 1994 )
A reporter hired to write the 'official' biography of Ty Cobb discovers just how dark the baseball legend's real story is.
Movie: Hoosiers ( 1987 )
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
Movie: The Mighty Ducks ( 1992 )
A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.
Movie: D2: The Mighty Ducks ( 1994 )
Can Gordon's team win the Junior Goodwill Games in California in spite of all the set-backs?
Movie: Creed ( 2015 )
The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Movie: Bleed for This ( 2016 )
The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sport's most incredible comebacks.
Movie: Varsity Blues ( 1999 )
A back-up quarterback is chosen to lead a Texas football team to victory after the star quarterback is injured.
Movie: The Program ( 1993 )
Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Movie: Major League II ( 1994 )
The Indians are now a World Series contender. But last year's hunger is now replaced with complacency, and bad decisions by the new owner threaten to tear the team apart.
Movie: Above the Rim ( 1994 )
Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
Movie: Ali ( 2001 )
A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.
Movie: The Sixth Man ( 1997 )
Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star of the team. Suddenly Antoine dies of a heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of the team. Some time later, Antoine returns as a ghost and helps Kenny in game and in life, but Kenny changes in the process and doesn't quite like it.
Movie: Celtic Pride ( 1996 )
Two over-loyal Celtic fans kidnap their opponent's star player in order to guarantee their team the championship.
Movie: Eight Men Out ( 1988 )
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Movie: Radio ( 2003 )
The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing.
Movie: The Legend of Bagger Vance ( 2000 )
A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.
Movie: Gladiator ( 1992 )
Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.
Movie: Miracle ( 2004 )
The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.
Movie: The Longest Yard ( 2005 )
Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.
Movie: Space Jam ( 1996 )
In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
Movie: Cinderella Man ( 2005 )
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Movie: Million Dollar Baby ( 2005 )
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.
Movie: Mr. Baseball ( 1992 )
Jack Elliot, once a great baseball player, is forced to play in Japan where his brash, egotistical ways cause friction with his new teammates and friends.
Movie: Gridiron Gang ( 2006 )
Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Movie: Sunset Park ( 1996 )
A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Movie: Glory Road ( 2006 )
In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Movie: The Express ( 2008 )
A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Movie: Leatherheads ( 2008 )
In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.
Movie: Invincible ( 2006 )
Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.
Movie: Friday Night Lights ( 2004 )
Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.
Movie: Necessary Roughness ( 1991 )
Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule.
Movie: The Boxer ( 1998 )
Young Danny Flynn is released from prison 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.
Movie: D3: The Mighty Ducks ( 1996 )
The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team.
Movie: Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius ( 2004 )
Jim Caviezel stars as golf legend Bobby Jones, the icon who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.
Movie: Fat City ( 1972 )
Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Movie: The Greatest Game Ever Played ( 2005 )
In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played golf against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon.
Movie: Hands of Stone ( 2016 )
The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Movie: Diggstown ( 1992 )
Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out ten Diggstown men, in a boxing ring, within twenty-four hours. "Honey" Roy Palmer is that man, although at forty-eight, many say he is too old. A subplot was thrown in about Charles Macum Diggs, the heavyweight champion that gave the town its name, and who is now confined to a wheelchair.
Movie: Rocky Balboa ( 2006 )
Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.
Movie: Mr 3000 ( 2004 )
Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.
Movie: The Great White Hype ( 1996 )
When the champ's promoter, Reverend Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Reverend Sultan convinces him to fight, he goes into heavy training, while the confident champ takes it easy, and falls out of shape.
Movie: The Best of Times ( 1986 )
A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.
Movie: Blue Chips ( 1994 )
A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.
Movie: Brian's Song ( 1971 )
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Movie: The Babe ( 1992 )
Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him.
Movie: Trouble with the Curve ( 2012 )
A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.
Movie: BASEketball ( 1998 )
Two childhood friends are pro athletes of a national sport called BASEketball, a hybrid of baseball and basketball, and must deal with a greedy businessman scheming against their team.
Movie: Caddyshack II ( 1988 )
When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.
Movie: The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings ( 1976 )
Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
Movie: Grudge Match ( 2013 )
A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout, thirty years after their last match.
Movie: Homeboy ( 1988 )
A simple self-destructive drifter and tough small-time boxer with a brain injury that could kill him meets and falls for a cute beach carnival owner, Ruby, but also befriends a sleazy friendly criminal, Wesley, who's planing a big score.
Movie: The Benchwarmers ( 2006 )
A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard children's Little League squads.
Movie: Semi-Pro ( 2008 )
Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true.
Movie: Draft Day ( 2014 )
At the NFL Draft, General Manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Movie: Annapolis ( 2006 )
Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality.
Movie: Little Giants ( 1994 )
Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.
Movie: Mystery, Alaska ( 1999 )
This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event
Movie: Bad News Bears ( 2005 )
A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.
Movie: Play It to the Bone ( 2000 )
Two best friends and former middleweight contenders travel to Las Vegas to fight each other for the first time.
Movie: Fighting Tommy Riley ( 2004 )
An aging trainer and a young fighter, both in need of a second chance, team-up to overcome the demons of their past...and chase the dreams of their future.
Movie: The Battered Bastards of Baseball ( 2014 )
The Battered Bastards of Baseball is one of baseball's last great, unheralded true stories. In 1973, Hollywood veteran Bing Russell (best known for playing Deputy Clem on "Bonanza") created the only independent baseball team in America at the time, the legendary Portland Mavericks. Bing operated without a Major League affiliation while playing in a city that was considered a wasteland for professional baseball. Tryouts for the Mavericks, which were open to the public, were filled with hopefuls who arrived in droves from every state in America, many of whom had been rejected by organized baseball. Skeptics agreed it would never work. But Bing's Mavericks generated unprecedented success: they shattered attendance records, signed Kurt Russell - Bing's son - as a player and team Vice President, produced the most successful batboy in baseball (filmmaker Todd Field), re-launched the controversial career of Jim Bouton, hired the first female general manager in Baseball, and inspired one of America's beloved bubblegums - Big League Chew. The Battered Bastards of Baseball is as much about the independent spirit as it is about baseball. The Mavericks' in your face attitude was contagious to fans, and during their short reign, they - and Bing Russell - basically held up their middle finger to the sports establishment and said we're playing this game on our terms, not yours. They were the real life Bad News Bears.
Movie: Southpaw ( 2015 )
A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction.
Movie: Any Given Sunday ( 1999 )
A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.