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.

The Top Ten

1 Rocky

Slyvester Stallone made the character after witnessing a janitor being able to withstand rounds upon rounds with Muhammad Ali

Stallone's performance is mesmerizing. The underdog plot has turned this movie into a classic and the best sports film of all time!

no contender the champion - bromleymonkey

The best... by a long distance... the character seemed so real... kudos to sylvester stallone...

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2 Remember the Titans

If not already, it will be a classic. - RdrTech

this was, without a doubt, the best overall movie ever

Some silly mistakes, but otherwise an enjoyable and meaningful movie - docghost

The topic of this movie goes way beneath just a football team trying to win the Virginia State Championship. - opinionated4

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3 A League Of Their Own
4 Rudy

The most inspirational sports movie of all time. It's crazy that it's not on every top 10 list of best sports movies

Inspirational and heartwarming film with literally one of the greatest scores ever made. Rudy beats out every movie on here.

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.

Every time I watch Rudy, at the end I shed happy tears. Every Time.

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5 The Sandlot

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

6 Moneyball

One of the best movies of all time - MattCozadd

Brad pitt did an excellnt job

7 Raging Bull

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 - Wonderwall

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.

Robert De Niro is so good I this movie! and it is definitely better than Rocky

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8 Slap Shot

Top 5 sports movie

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

The Hanson brothers are so out there.

9 Hoosiers

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. - Baltimore1993

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.

I'm not a huge basketball fan either, but Hackman is brilliant, along with Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper. Great story, too.

Best movie on here cause I live in southern Indiana

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10 Happy Gilmore

Adam Sandler needs to make more movies that look like this! - LightningStrike

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

The Contenders

11 The Natural


The natural is the best - bugngoo

12 Caddyshack

"Hey everybody! We're all gonna get laid! "

You'll get nothing, and like it.

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

13 The 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 - arsenal193

the newest longest yard the cast is incredible

14 Field 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.

And of course, Burt Lancaster,

Love this movie! Soft spot in my heart for it as I used to live in Chisholm, Minn., and knew people who knew Moonlight Graham. Kostner is good as always but I thought Ray Liotta and James Earl Jones made this movie. Amy Madigan and Timothy Busfield were good, too.

15 Talladega Nights

this movies hilarious.
- ziggy22

16 Friday Night Lights

Who holla holla holla holla why isn't this in the top 20?

Great performance by Billy Bob Thornton - mistat94

17 Bull Durham

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

18 Space 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. - 123klongike

19 The Karate Kid
20 Warrior

Kurt Angle is in this movie!

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

21 Coach 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

22 The Bad News Bears

It's a classic, just a crew of douches, spits, nigas, pansies, nerds, oafs, Mexicans, and booger eating morons and they make it all the way to the championschip game what kinda crew can do it!

23 Cinderella 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 - InsertNameHere

Amazing epic movie. I liked it better then any Rocky movies - Sabbath

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24 The Mighty Ducks

Quack quack

25 The Big Lebowski

This technically counts. By far my favourite. - iliekpiez

26 Requiem for a Heavyweight

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

27 Rookie of the Year

This movie is so cringe - VeganTurtle

28 Major League

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

29 Blades of Glory

Great hilarious movie

30 Rocky IV
31 Hoop Dreams
32 Million Dollar Baby

Why isn't this movie #1

In my opinion this movie should be top the list

33 Bloodsport

A great contender also very underated - robertoantonioortuso

34 Rocky III
35 Rush
36 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
37 Cool Runnings
38 The Blind Side

Michael Oher was upset saying they got nothing right about that movie.

This and Hoosiers are my two favorite sports movies. I wanted to cry during some points of this movie. It's a great movie based on a touching story

39 The Harder They Fall
40 Against the Ropes
41 Chak De India

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

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...

Simply the Kingkhan Shahrukh khan effect. Chak de India is the number 1 sports movie in Indian Filim industry

42 Seabiscuit

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. - tbrandt

43 The Waterboy
44 Miracle

This is the best ever, and its ranked so low

The best made sports movie ever.

Come on now this is one of the greatest storys ever told

45 Kingpin
46 Prefontaine

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. - eaglerunner24

47 The Wrestler
48 Glory Road
49 Chariots of Fire
50 Eight Men Out
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