Best Sports Movies of All Time

These are the movies that made us want to suit up a play as soon as we came out of the theater. Some make you laugh and some make you cry, but they all make you wish that you could be Rudy Ruettiger, Crash Davis or Roy Hobbs ... at least for a little while.

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The Top Ten

Stallone's performance is mesmerizing. The underdog plot has turned this movie into a classic and the best sports film of all time!
the best... by a long distance... the character seemed so real... kudos to sylvester stallone...
no contender the champion


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2Remember the Titans
If not already, it will be a classic.


this was, without a doubt, the best overall movie ever
Some silly mistakes, but otherwise an enjoyable and meaningful movie


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3A League Of Their Own

Without a doubt, the best movie I have ever seen! I have seen it 60 times. It never gets old and always makes me cry.
I personally thought this was a heart warmig family movie. It was good for the whole family. GO RUDY!

5Raging Bull
Why isn't Raging Bull in the top ten. It should be number one. Robert De Niro does great in this movie and it tells the story of Jake LaMaotta very good. This is by far the best sports movie. This isn't in the top ten so there must be some morons making these lists.
This is substantially better than every other movie on this list. One of the greatest films of all time regardless of genre. "A League of Their Own"? "Happy Gilmore"? Are you kidding me?
The greatest movie of all time, and I don't like sports, so depressing, let so powerful, this is an amazing movie. Robert De Niro steals the show, easily Martin Scorsese's best movie


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6Field of Dreams

Wow! Number 10? Happy gilmore is supposed to be a better movie than this? Shame! Rocky and titans should be right below this one.

Definatly the greatest sports movie ever, even if it isn't as great as some of the other movies listed.

7The Sandlot

9 kids, a sandlot, and neighborhood story. Enough said.


I don't care for basketball that much, but Gene Hackman is brilliant in this movie and it always makes me pay attention to every move of the camera.


Everything about this movie is perfect. The topic is phenomenal and the cast is magnificent. It's one of those movies you just want to see over and over again.

9Talladega Nights

this movies hilarious.


10Happy Gilmore
Nice movie, full family entertainment barring a couple of scenes of course that I censor

The Contenders

11Slap Shot

Its the only hockey comedy there is, and loled my ass off!


The Hanson brothers are so out there.

12Coach Carter
My favourite quote of all time is that movie. Also, they did a great job of making a movie based on a true event. For me, it's Coach Carter followed by Space Jam.
Its sad that this film did not even make top 10

13The Natural
The natural is the best


14The Longest Yard

adam sandler and chris rock funniest people alive and with the help of a cast that looks like it costs a billion dollars... how could it go wrong


the newest longest yard the cast is incredible

Brad pitt did an excellnt job

16Cinderella Man
Russell Crowe should've won the Academy Award for Best Actor for this movie, and it should've won Best Picture. By the ending scene I'm bawling!
Russell Crowe gives a brillant performance as James Braddock. The boxing scenes awesome as if you were watching a real fight.
One of the greatest sports movies with breathtaking performances


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17Bull Durham
Wow. 14? You people don't know what a sports movie is.

come on now this is one of the greatest storys ever told
This is the best ever, and its ranked so low
The best made sports movie ever.

19Major League

This offbeat baseball comedy, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen and Rene Russo, was a surprise 1989 hit.
Think "Wild Thing"

20The Mighty Ducks

21The Express


Ted Night, Bill Murry, Rodney Dangefield, Chevy Chase and a Gopher. Enough said.

23Million Dollar Baby
In my opinion this movie should be top the list

This movie isn't just showing muscle and mere UFC fighting scenes.
Beautiful story and drama inside. With such a brilliant cast like nick nolte, tom hadry and joel edgerton.
If you already watch this movie than you'll agree with me that this movie deserves better position than 30-something

25Against the Ropes

26Space Jam

Michael is ok at being an actor I'm not crazy about his acting. But I will admit Looney Toons and W. B. did make a classic kids and adults will love forever.


27Rookie of the Year

28Friday Night Lights
Who holla holla holla holla why isn't this in the top 20?
Great performance by Billy Bob Thornton



30Chak De India

Simply the Kingkhan Shahrukh khan effect. Chak de India is the No.1 sports movie in Indian Filim industry

It is a must watch movie... King khan was superb in this movie... The hocky team was superb.. Really it is said that chak de india...

Best Indian sport movie..
Girls won Hockey World cup... miracle



32Hoop Dreams

33Rocky IV

34Any Given Sunday

Great representation of the "behind the scenes" in the League. Wonderful cast with great depth and realism in the storyline.

35The Blind Side

36Cool Runnings

37Little Giants


A great contender also very underated



Best distance-runner in the history of man-kind. If he hadn't had been in that car crash he would've won the gold.



Tobey Maguire was good as Red Pollard, but Seabiscuit steals the spotlight. What an amazing horse. He wasn't the biggest, he wasn't the strongest, and he sure wasn't the prettiest, but yet he still won. He overcame so many obstacles to become the hero of the American people when they needed one the most. He had the heart of a champion, if ever anyone did.


41The Waterboy

42Chariots of Fire

43The Bad News Bears

44Juwanna Mann

45The Replacements
This is by far one the best sports movies ever! When men are given a second chance to re-write their own histories and unite together in the pursuit of glory despite their differences... Just a good old underdog movie!

46Glory Road

... This movie rules... I love this movie. You guys should watch this movie too...

48Facing the Giants

49Heaven Can Wait


51Cutting Edge

I liked this movie about figure skating.

52The Greatest Game Ever Played

53Bend It Like Beckham

I love this movie its the true soccer


54Requiem for a Heavyweight

Marlon Brando is rolling in his grave right now... "he shoulda been a contendah"

55Gridiron Gang


57The World's Greatest Athlete

58Little Big League


60Mystery, Alaska

61Fat City

62Bang the Drum Slowly

63Tin Cup

64The Babe

65The Comebacks


67Swimming Upstream

68We Are Marshall

69The Benchwarmers
Based on 3 guys who where bullied as kids now playing baseball. 2 of them are not your average ballplayer and the other guy will hit a home run every time he gets up at the plate. Also, some lame burns like "Gus Bus"

70Somebody Up There Likes Me



In 2025, a revolutionary sport is the only way to stop a revolution.


73The Wrestler

74Jerry Maguire

Acted to perfection and plays out like a dream.


75Blades of Glory

76Without Limits

77Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

78The Rookie

79Like Mike

80Varsity Blues

Classic high school football movie. In Texas. So they get all this crap. I love it!


81Stick It
Come on this movie is so funny you don't have to be in gymnastics to like it it's funny amazing and just awesome!

82Le Mans
1971 movie featuring Steve McQueen which includes actual footage from the 1970 Le Mans 24 hour race. One of the best motor racing movies ever made.

83Bhaag Milkha Bhaag


85The Hustler

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