Best Sport Movies

The Fighter

The Fighter

The Fighter
IMDb: 7.8
116 min

The Fighter, is a drama about boxer \"Irish\" Micky Ward\'s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO\'d by drugs and crime.

Montevideo, God Bless You!

Montevideo, God Bless You!

Montevideo, God Bless You!
IMDb: 8.2
140

A story about one team that decides to follow a dream that takes them on a journey to the First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. A dream that allows them to become true stars and living legends.

Invictus

Invictus

Invictus
IMDb: 7.3
134 min

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa\'s rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

The Blind Side

The Blind Side

The Blind Side
IMDb: 7.6
129 min

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

The Damned United

The Damned United

The Damned United
IMDb: 7.5
97 min

Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough\'s abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players\' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor

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The Wrestler

The Wrestler

The Wrestler
IMDb: 7.9
109 min

Aging wrestler Randy \"The Ram\" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin\' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can\'t resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

Shelter

Shelter

Shelter
IMDb: 7.6
97 min

Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe\'s older brother returns home for the summer, Zach suddenly finds himself drawn into a relationship he didn\'t expect.

Genre: Best Sport
Cars

Cars

Cars
IMDb: 7.1
117 min

Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town\'s offbeat characters.

Fearless

Fearless

Fearless
IMDb: 7.6
103 min

Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his nation. The son of a great fighter who didn\'t wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, Huo resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win.

Genre: Best Sport
Match Point

Match Point

Match Point
IMDb: 7.6
124 min

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.

Genre: Best Sport
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (Maurice Richard)

The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (Maurice Richard)

The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (Maurice Richard)
IMDb: 7.6
124 min

In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his team and the fans. In the face of these doubts, Richard eventually shows the kind of aggressive and skillful play that would make him one of the greatest players of all time as \"The Rocket.\" However for all his success, Richard and his fellow French Canadians face constant discrimination in a league dominated by the English speaking. Although a man of few words, Richard begins to speak his own mind about the injustice which creates a organizational conflict that would culminate in his infamous 1955 season suspension that sparks an ethnic riot in protest. In the face of these challenges, Richard must decide who exactly is he playing for.

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Genre: Best Sport, Drama
The World’s Fastest Indian

The World’s Fastest Indian

The World’s Fastest Indian
IMDb: 7.8
127 min

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah\'s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Green Street Hooligans

Green Street Hooligans

Green Street Hooligans
IMDb: 7.5
109 min

After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister\'s home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of British football hooliganism. Matt learns to stand his ground through a friendship that develops against the backdrop of this secret and often violent world. \'Green Street Hooligans\' is a story of loyalty, trust and the sometimes brutal consequences of living close to the edge.

Genre: Best Sport
Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man
IMDb: 8.0
144 min

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

Crying Fist

Crying Fist

Crying Fist
IMDb: 7.3
134

Jobless, besieged by creditors, and abandoned by his wife, the once silver medalist Tae-shik has sunk to street hustling, becoming a human punching bag. Meanwhile, young Sang-hwan's delinquent ways land him behind bars. Both men look to boxing to turn around lives gone astray, aiming for the amateur title, ultimately pitting them against each other, but more importantly, against themselves.

Genre: Best Sport, Drama
Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby
IMDb: 8.1
132 min

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn\'t prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie\'s determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

Summer Storm

Summer Storm

Summer Storm
IMDb: 7.2
98

Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Then the gay team from Berlin arrives and Tobi is totally confused. The evening before the races begin, the storm that breaks out is more than meteorlogical...

NaPolA

NaPolA

NaPolA
IMDb: 7.4
117 min

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer\'s boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father\'s objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh column,Friedrich encounters hazing, cruelty, death, and the Nazi code. His friendship with Albrecht, the ascetic son of the area\'s governor, is central to this education.

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Genre: Best Sport
Remember The Titans

Remember The Titans

Remember The Titans
IMDb: 7.8
113 min

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

Genre: Best Sport
The Hurricane

The Hurricane

The Hurricane
IMDb: 7.6
146 min

The story of Rubin \"Hurricane\" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Genre: Best Sport
The Sandlot

The Sandlot

The Sandlot
IMDb: 7.8
101 min

Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair.

Genre: Best Sport
Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams
IMDb: 7.5
107 min

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice\'s directions don\'t stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.

Genre: Best Sport
Hoosiers

Hoosiers

Hoosiers
IMDb: 7.5
114 min

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.

Genre: Best Sport
The Natural

The Natural

The Natural
IMDb: 7.5
137 min

An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league.

Genre: Best Sport
Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Raging Bull
IMDb: 8.2
129 min

When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he\'s a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he\'s a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family\'s love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it\'s his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Breaking Away
IMDb: 7.7
100 min

Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one day, and even takes up the Italian culture, much to his friends and parents annoyance.

Genre: Best Sport
Rocky

Rocky

Rocky
IMDb: 8.1
119 min

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.

The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix

The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix

The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix
IMDb: 8.5
88

100 miles north, a bit east and up, is Pinchcliffe... the home of bicycle repairman Reodor Felgen and his two assistants, Solan Gundersen and Ludvig. Sponsored by oil sheik Ben Redic Fy Fazan, they build the car "Il Tempo Gigante" and the race of the decade is a fact.

This Sporting Life

This Sporting Life

This Sporting Life
IMDb: 7.7
134 min

In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver.

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Genre: Best Sport
Requiem for a Heavyweight

Requiem for a Heavyweight

Requiem for a Heavyweight
IMDb: 7.8
95 min

Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from \"being hit a million times,\" and he slings punches anytime he hears a bell, but his trainer and \'cutman\' Army, and Miss Miller, a manipulative social worker, support his illusion that he could be a movie usher, a camp counselor, or a romantic partner for Miller.

Genre: Best Sport, Drama
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
IMDb: 7.6
104 min

A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy\'s reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as the Governor\'s prize runner.

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Genre: Best Sport, Drama
The Hustler

The Hustler

The Hustler
IMDb: 8.0
134 min

Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers
IMDb: 8.3
178 min

When a widow’s family moves to the big city, two of her sons become romantic rivals, with deadly results.

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Somebody Up There Likes Me

Somebody Up There Likes Me

Somebody Up There Likes Me
IMDb: 7.5
113

The story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.

Genre: Best Sport, Drama
The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall
IMDb: 7.5
109 min

Jobless sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by corrupt fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his current protégé, an unknown Argentinian boxer named Toro Moreno. Although Moreno is a hulking giant, his chances for success are hampered by a powder-puff punch and a glass jaw. Exploiting Willis\' reputation for integrity and standing in the boxing community, Benko arranges a series of fixed fights that propel the unsophisticated Moreno to #1 contender for the championship. The reigning champ, the sadistic Buddy Brannen, harbors resentment at the publicity Toro has been receiving and vows to viciously punish him in the ring. Eddie must now decide whether or not to tell the naive Toro the truth.

Genre: Best Sport, Drama
Night and the City

Night and the City

Night and the City
IMDb: 7.9
101 min

A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

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Champion

Champion

Champion
IMDb: 7.4
99

An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up.

Genre: Best Sport, Drama
The Set-Up

The Set-Up

The Set-Up
IMDb: 7.9
73

Stoker Thompson is a 35-year-old has-been boxer. His once-promising fighting career has come crashing to the end. Tiny, Stoker's manager, is sure he will continue to lose fights, so he takes money for a "dive" from a mobster, but is so sure that Thompson will lose that he doesn't tell the boxer about the set-up. At the beginning of the last round of the vicious boxing match he learns of the fix.

Good News

Good News

Good News
IMDb: 6.9
93

At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring '20s, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat McClellan. Tommy's grades start to slip, which keeps him from playing in the big game. Connie eventually finds out Tommy really loves her and devises a plan to win him back and to get him back on the field.

Body and Soul

Body and Soul

Body and Soul
IMDb: 7.6
104

Charley Davis, against the wishes of his mother, becomes a boxer. As he becomes more successful the fighter becomes surrounded by shady characters, including an unethical promoter named Roberts, who tempt the man with a number of vices. Charley finds himself faced with increasingly difficult choices.

Gentleman Jim

Gentleman Jim

Gentleman Jim
IMDb: 7.6
104 min

As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.

Genre: Best Sport
Pride of the Yankees

Pride of the Yankees

Pride of the Yankees
IMDb: 7.7
128 min

The story of the life and career of the baseball hall of famer, Lou Gehrig.

Genre: Best Sport
Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year
IMDb: 7.2
114 min

Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess\' hectic lifestyle.

A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races
IMDb: 7.6
111

Doctor Hugo Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy's farm by winning a big race with her horse. There are a few problems. Hackenbush runs a high priced clinic for the wealthy who don't know he has his degree in Veterinary Medicine.

Horse Feathers

Horse Feathers

Horse Feathers
IMDb: 7.6
68 min

Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley U, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin U.

The Freshman

The Freshman

The Freshman
IMDb: 7.5
76

Harold Lamb is so excited about going to college that he has been working to earn spending money, practicing college yells, and learning a special way of introducing himself that he saw in a movie. When he arrives at Tate University, he soon becomes the target of practical jokes and ridicule. With the help of his one real friend Peggy, he resolves to make every possible effort to become popular.