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!

5Field 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.

6The 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.

8Talladega Nights

this movies hilarious.


9Raging 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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10Happy Gilmore
Nice movie, full family entertainment barring a couple of scenes of course that I censor

The Contenders

11Coach 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

12Slap Shot

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


The Hanson brothers are so out there.

13The 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

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

15Cinderella 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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16The Natural
The natural is the best


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.

18The Express

19The Mighty Ducks

20Major League

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

21Against the Ropes


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


24Space 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.


25Rookie of the Year

Brad pitt did an excellnt job


A great contender also very underated


28Million Dollar Baby
In my opinion this movie should be top the list

29Chak 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


30Any Given Sunday

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


32Juwanna Mann

33Hoop Dreams

34The Waterboy

35The Blind Side

36Cool Runnings

37Little Giants

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

39The 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!


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.


41Heaven Can Wait


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.


43Chariots of Fire

44The Bad News Bears

45Facing the Giants

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

47Friday Night Lights
Who holla holla holla holla why isn't this in the top 20?
Great performance by Billy Bob Thornton


48The World's Greatest Athlete


50Cutting Edge

I liked this movie about figure skating.

51The Greatest Game Ever Played

52Bend It Like Beckham

I love this movie its the true soccer


53Requiem for a Heavyweight

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

54Gridiron Gang


56Little Big League


58Mystery, Alaska

59Fat City

60Bang the Drum Slowly

61Tin Cup

62The Babe

63The Comebacks


65Swimming Upstream

66We Are Marshall

67Rocky IV

68The 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"

69Somebody Up There Likes Me



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


72The Wrestler

73Jerry Maguire

Acted to perfection and plays out like a dream.


74Blades of Glory

75Without Limits

76Glory Road

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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