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Best Sports Movies Of All Time

May 17, 2022

The wins. The losses. The triumphant swelling music. There's a reason we love sports movies. Here are the best of the best.

This lovable comedy about a rough-and-tumble hockey-player-turned-golf-pro is a classic. The clash between the politesse of the golf world and the brawls of hockey make for hilarious moments. How can you not love a move where Adam Sandler punches Bob Barker? This film is one of Sandler's best.

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The Longest Yard (2005)

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Paramount Pictures

No, we're not talking about the remakes, plural. The original stars a young Burt Reynolds. He plays a former NFL player who gets tossed in jail. While there, he leads a ragtag bunch of misfit prisoners in a game against the guards. Burt Reynolds has a reputation for playing rough-around-the-edges characters, and "The Longest Yard" helped cement that reputation.

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Movie Plot: Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

  • Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Released: 27 May 2005 in USA
  • Runtime: 113 min
  • Starring: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds, Nelly
  • BoxOffice: $158,119,460
  • Awards: 3 wins & 17 nominations.

The Longest Yard was Written by Albert S. Ruddy (story), Tracy Keenan Wynn, Sheldon Turner (screenplay) and directed by Peter Segal and produced by Paramount Pictures, Happy Madison Productions, MTV Films.

6.4/10 IMDB Rating 31% Rotten Tomatoes 48/100 Metacritic


Cool Runnings (1993)

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Buena Vista Pictures

Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it's bobsled time! This comedy was loosely (very loosely) based on the true story of Jamaica's first bobsled team. Lead by coach John Candy, this lovable fish-out-of-water group of Jamaican sprinters tries to adjust to a new sport, and the cold of a Canadian winter to compete in the Calgary Olympics.

Cool Runnings poster

Movie Plot: When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, History, Sport
  • Rated: PG
  • Released: 01 Oct 1993 in USA
  • Runtime: 98 min
  • Starring: Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba
  • BoxOffice: $68,856,263
  • Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations.

Cool Runnings was Written by Lynn Siefert (story), Michael Ritchie (story), Lynn Siefert (screenplay), Tommy Swerdlow (screenplay), Michael Goldberg (screenplay) and directed by Jon Turteltaub and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

7.0/10 IMDB Rating 76% Rotten Tomatoes 60/100 Metacritic


Rocky (1976)

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United Artists

It's no wonder that Sylvester Stallone's breakout role spawned a franchise with five sequels. People love David vs. Goliath stories. When no-name, down-on-his-luck boxer Rocky Balboa (played by Stallone) goes up against a world heavyweight champion, he gave us an underdog we could root for. The music in the training montage became the gold standard for every training montage that followed.

Rocky poster

Movie Plot: A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavyweight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

  • Genre: Drama, Sport
  • Rated: PG
  • Released: 03 Dec 1976 in USA
  • Runtime: 120 min
  • Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
  • BoxOffice: $117,235,147
  • Awards: Won 3 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 21 nominations.

Rocky was Written by Sylvester Stallone and directed by John G. Avildsen and produced by United Artists.

8.1/10 IMDB Rating 94% Rotten Tomatoes 70/100 Metacritic


Bring It On (2000)

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Universal Pictures

This comedy follows the high-stakes world of competitive cheerleading. Kirsten Dunst stars as Torrance Shipman, the squad's captain, trying to lead her team to a sixth consecutive national title. The team faces a series of hilarious blunders in their quest. With cheers like, "I'm sexy. I'm cute. I'm popular to boot," the film is eminently quotable.

Bring It On poster

Movie Plot: A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.

  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Released: 25 Aug 2000 in USA
  • Runtime: 98 min
  • Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union
  • BoxOffice: $68,379,000
  • Awards: 2 wins & 7 nominations.

Bring It On was Written by Jessica Bendinger and directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Beacon Pictures.

6.0/10 IMDB Rating 63% Rotten Tomatoes 52/100 Metacritic


Rudy (1993)

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TriStar Pictures

There's a reason that nearly every 'best sports movies' list includes "Rudy". Based on a true story, the film is about the sheer determination of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger in his attempts to play football for Notre Dame. The obstacles are relentless, and include being rejected from the college three times. The ending brings even the toughest people to tears.

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Movie Plot: 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.

  • Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
  • Rated: PG
  • Released: 22 Oct 1993 in USA
  • Runtime: 114 min
  • Starring: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Greta Lind
  • BoxOffice: $22,881,563
  • Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

Rudy was Written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh and produced by TriStar Pictures.

7.5/10 IMDB Rating 78% Rotten Tomatoes 71/100 Metacritic


The Karate Kid (1984)

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Columbia Pictures

This movie became a cultural icon. With its themes of ethics in sports and the good guy taking on the bad guy, it has universal appeal. After being bullied and beaten, Daniel LaRusso (played by Ralph Macchio) learns karate to take on his bullies. Noriyuki Morita, who plays his teacher, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the lovable Mr. Miyagi.

The Karate Kid poster

Movie Plot: A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
  • Rated: PG
  • Released: 22 Jun 1984 in USA
  • Runtime: 126 min
  • Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove
  • BoxOffice: $91,077,276
  • Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.

The Karate Kid was Written by Robert Mark Kamen and directed by John G. Avildsen and produced by Columbia Pictures Corporation.

7.3/10 IMDB Rating 89% Rotten Tomatoes 60/100 Metacritic


Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

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RedBus Film Distribution

This film was a beacon for women who played sports despite objections from their families who felt it was "unladylike". Though it's a romantic comedy, it has a surprisingly touching portrayal of culture, race, and sexuality. Its complex lead, Jesminder Bhamra (played by Parminder Nagra) is what makes this movie so compelling. Watching her navigate between the world sports and the world of her conservative Punjabi Sikh family is a fun watch without ever being heavy-handed.

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Movie Plot: Two ambitious girls, despite their parents' wishes, have their hearts set on careers in professional soccer.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Released: 01 Aug 2003 in UK, Germany, USA
  • Runtime: 112 min
  • Starring: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher
  • BoxOffice: $32,543,449
  • Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 19 nominations.

Bend It Like Beckham was Written by Gurinder Chadha, Guljit Bindra, Paul Mayeda Berges and directed by Gurinder Chadha and produced by Helkon Media AG, Kintop Pictures, British Screen Productions, Film Council, Scion Films.

6.6/10 IMDB Rating 85% Rotten Tomatoes 66/100 Metacritic


Remember The Titans (2000)

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Buena Vista Pictures

This is another film based on a true story. It follows Denzel Washington who plays a football coach as he tries to integrate a football team. This movie about racial tensions through the lens of football is much-beloved. Washington's stellar acting elevated this film to the status of classic.

Remember the Titans poster

Movie Plot: The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

  • Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
  • Rated: PG
  • Released: 29 Sep 2000 in USA
  • Runtime: 113 min
  • Starring: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst
  • BoxOffice: $115,719,751
  • Awards: 8 wins & 18 nominations.

Remember the Titans was Written by Gregory Allen Howard and directed by Boaz Yakin and produced by Run It Up Productions Inc., Walt Disney Pictures, Technical Black, Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

7.8/10 IMDB Rating 73% Rotten Tomatoes 48/100 Metacritic


Caddyshack (1980)

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Warner Bros.

"Caddyshack" featured several comedy heavy-hitters. It has Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and a young Bill Murray. Directed by Harold Ramis, of "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day" fame, "Caddyshack" follows the antics at an upscale country club. Bill Murray plays Carl Spackler as he faces off against a relentless gopher.

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Movie Plot: An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

  • Genre: Comedy, Sport
  • Rated: R
  • Released: 25 Jul 1980 in USA
  • Runtime: 98 min
  • Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe
  • BoxOffice: $39,846,344
  • Awards: 1 nomination.

Caddyshack was Written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and directed by Harold Ramis and produced by Orion Pictures.

7.3/10 IMDB Rating 73% Rotten Tomatoes 48/100 Metacritic


A League Of Their Own (1992)

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Columbia Pictures

"There's no crying. There's no crying in baseball!" Tom Hanks declares. That line went down in cinematic history. Hanks plays an alcoholic coach for a brand new all-women's baseball league started during WWII. Alongside Geena Davis and Madonna, he helped form this much-loved classic.

A League of Their Own poster

Movie Plot: Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
  • Rated: PG
  • Released: 01 Jul 1992 in USA
  • Runtime: 128 min
  • Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna
  • BoxOffice: $107,533,928
  • Awards: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations.

A League of Their Own was Written by Kim Wilson (story), Kelly Candaele (story), Lowell Ganz (screenplay), Babaloo Mandel (screenplay) and directed by Penny Marshall and produced by Parkway Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation.

7.3/10 IMDB Rating 78% Rotten Tomatoes 67/100 Metacritic


White Men Can't Jump (1992)

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20th Century Fox

Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes star in this movie about basketball. This movie, though, isn't about a professional or even college league, but about street basketball. Harrelson plays a hustler who cons black players out of money for underestimating his skills because he's white. Rosie Perez plays Harrelson's girlfriend, and the trio make for a dynamic film.

White Men Can't Jump poster

Movie Plot: Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
  • Rated: R
  • Released: 27 Mar 1992 in USA
  • Runtime: 115 min
  • Starring: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell
  • BoxOffice: $76,253,806
  • Awards: 4 nominations.

White Men Can't Jump was Written by Ron Shelton and directed by Ron Shelton and produced by Twentieth Century Fox.

6.8/10 IMDB Rating 76% Rotten Tomatoes 65/100 Metacritic


Chariots Of Fire (1981)

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Warner Bros.

This movie, along with "Rocky", also makes the list for most iconic soundtracks. Based on a true story, it follows two runners in 1924. It won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. And if you want the song to play on repeat in your head from now until forever, here you go.

Chariots of Fire poster

Movie Plot: Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

  • Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
  • Rated: PG
  • Released: 09 Apr 1982 in UK
  • Runtime: 125 min
  • Starring: Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers, Ian Charleson, Ben Cross
  • BoxOffice: $58,972,904
  • Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 19 nominations.

Chariots of Fire was Written by Colin Welland (original screenplay) and directed by Hugh Hudson and produced by Warner Brothers, Allied Stars.

7.2/10 IMDB Rating 82% Rotten Tomatoes 78/100 Metacritic


Million Dollar Baby (2004)

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Warner Bros. Pictures

This is another four-time Academy Award winner. Starring Hilary Swank, it was directed by Clint Eastwood. Eastwood also acts in the film, playing Swank's coach as she tries to transition from amateur to professional boxing. Swank won Best Actress for her role.

Million Dollar Baby poster

Movie Plot: A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

  • Genre: Drama, Sport
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Released: 28 Jan 2005 in USA
  • Runtime: 132 min
  • Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel
  • BoxOffice: $100,492,203
  • Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 64 wins & 85 nominations.

Million Dollar Baby was Written by Paul Haggis (screenplay), F.X. Toole (stories) and directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Malpaso Company.

8.1/10 IMDB Rating 90% Rotten Tomatoes 86/100 Metacritic


Slap Shot (1977)

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Universal Pictures

This 1977 film is a cult classic. Starring Paul Newman, it follows the fictional Charlestown Chiefs, a minor league team from a small town whose mill is facing massive layoffs. To bring excitement and fans, the team resorts to violent play. It is sports comedy at its best.

Slap Shot poster

Movie Plot: A failing ice hockey team finds success with outrageously violent hockey goonery.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
  • Rated: R
  • Released: 25 Feb 1977 in USA
  • Runtime: 123 min
  • Starring: Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren
  • BoxOffice: $28,000,000
  • Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations.

Slap Shot was Written by Nancy Dowd and directed by George Roy Hill and produced by Universal Pictures, Pan Arts Productions, Kings Road Entertainment.

7.3/10 IMDB Rating 85% Rotten Tomatoes 61/100 Metacritic


He Got Game (1998)

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Buena Vista Pictures

This film was written and directed by Spike Lee. It stars Denzel Washington, who plays a convict and father of a top-ranked basketball prospect. The movie has Lee's trademark raw depictions of issues of race. It's a much more nuanced look than Washington's other famous sports role, "Remember the Titans".

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Movie Plot: A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

  • Genre: Drama, Sport
  • Rated: R
  • Released: 01 May 1998 in USA
  • Runtime: 136 min
  • Starring: Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, Milla Jovovich, Rosario Dawson
  • BoxOffice: $21,567,853
  • Awards: 10 nominations.

He Got Game was Written by Spike Lee and directed by Spike Lee and produced by Touchstone Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.

6.9/10 IMDB Rating 81% Rotten Tomatoes 64/100 Metacritic


Invictus (2009)

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Warner Bros. Pictures

Speaking of issues of race and sports, "Invictus" follows the South African rugby team after the dismantling of apartheid. Morgan Freeman was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his depiction of Nelson Mandela. Matt Damon was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as captain of the Springboks, South Africa's team. The story is an underdog story of a team playing in a World Cup. But the team didn't qualify because of their play - they qualified automatically because they were hosts. The film mirrors the team's struggle to the country's struggle.

Invictus poster

Movie Plot: Nelson Mandela, in his first term as President of South Africa, initiates a unique venture to unite the Apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

  • Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Released: 11 Dec 2009 in USA
  • Runtime: 134 min
  • Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng
  • BoxOffice: $37,491,364
  • Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 35 nominations.

Invictus was Written by Anthony Peckham (screenplay), John Carlin (book) and directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Malpaso Company, Mace Neufeld Productions, Revelations Entertainment.

7.3/10 IMDB Rating 76% Rotten Tomatoes 74/100 Metacritic


Jerry Maguire (1996)

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Sony Pictures Releasing

Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. star in this movie that follows a lesser-followed role in sports. Rather than following an athlete, the film is about a struggling agent, played by Cruise. Directed by Cameron Crowe, the movie also stars Renée Zellweger, who plays Cruise's love interest. Gooding Jr. won an Academy Award for his role.

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Movie Plot: When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former colleague.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
  • Rated: R
  • Released: 13 Dec 1996 in USA
  • Runtime: 139 min
  • Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston
  • BoxOffice: $153,952,592
  • Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 41 nominations.

Jerry Maguire was Written by Cameron Crowe and directed by Cameron Crowe and produced by TriStar Pictures.

7.3/10 IMDB Rating 83% Rotten Tomatoes 77/100 Metacritic


Field Of Dreams (1989)

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Universal Pictures

This is one of those movies that would be considered cheesy by today's standards since it was the one that set the standard. It stars Kevin Costner as an Iowa farmer building a baseball field. Why? Mostly because of dreams and visions, which, if it seems crazy, is, until it isn't anymore.

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Movie Plot: Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife, Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true.

  • Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
  • Rated: PG
  • Released: 05 May 1989 in USA
  • Runtime: 107 min
  • Starring: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann, Ray Liotta
  • BoxOffice: $64,431,625
  • Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 10 nominations.

Field of Dreams was Written by W.P. Kinsella (book), Phil Alden Robinson (screenplay) and directed by Phil Alden Robinson and produced by Gordon Company.

7.5/10 IMDB Rating 87% Rotten Tomatoes 57/100 Metacritic


I, Tonya (2017)

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Neon

This film follows disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. Harding is best known for a scandal in which her opponent, Nancy Kerrigan, was attacked by an associate of Harding's husband. The film explores the depths of Harding as a working-class girl struggling in the moneyed world of figure skating. It's a fascinating film and Margot Robbie excels in the lead role.

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Movie Plot: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

  • Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
  • Rated: R
  • Released: 19 Jan 2018 in USA, UK, Australia, Canada
  • Runtime: 119 min
  • Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson
  • BoxOffice: $30,014,539
  • Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 120 nominations.

I, Tonya was Written by Steven Rogers and directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by IA Films.

7.5/10 IMDB Rating 89% Rotten Tomatoes 77/100 Metacritic


Cinderella Man (2005)

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Universal Pictures

Boxing is a popular sport to depict on film. "Cinderella Man" is inspired by the true story of heavyweight champion James J. Braddock. Starring Russell Crowe and Renée Zellweger, it received three Academy Award nominations. The film is one of Crowe's best.

Cinderella Man poster

Movie Plot: The story of James J. Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to challenge for the heavyweight championship of the world.

  • Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Sport
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Released: 03 Jun 2005 in USA
  • Runtime: 144 min
  • Starring: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko
  • BoxOffice: $61,649,911
  • Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 42 nominations.

Cinderella Man was Written by Cliff Hollingsworth (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Cliff Hollingsworth (story) and directed by Ron Howard and produced by Imagine Entertainment.

8.0/10 IMDB Rating 80% Rotten Tomatoes 69/100 Metacritic


The Wrestler (2008)

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Fox Searchlight Pictures

"The Wrestler" was directed by acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky. Starring Mickey Rourke, it follows an aging professional wrestler. Rourke does a phenomenal job depicting the struggles of an aging wrestler with ill health and waning fame. He won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award, and the role revitalized his career.

The Wrestler poster

Movie Plot: A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

  • Genre: Drama, Sport
  • Rated: R
  • Released: 30 Jan 2009 in USA, France
  • Runtime: 109 min
  • Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis
  • BoxOffice: $26,238,243
  • Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 58 wins & 91 nominations.

The Wrestler was Written by Robert Siegel and directed by Darren Aronofsky and produced by Protozoa Pictures, Wild Bunch.

7.9/10 IMDB Rating 98% Rotten Tomatoes 80/100 Metacritic


The Blind Side (2009)

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Warner Bros.

"The Blind Side" is a classic feel-good sports movie. Based on a true story, it follows the life of NFL player Michael Oher. Oher had an impoverished upbringing, living in foster care until he was adopted by Leigh Anne Tuoy, played by Sandra Bullock. Bullock won an Academy Award for her role, and the movie won Best Picture.

The Blind Side poster

Movie Plot: The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

  • Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Released: 20 Nov 2009 in USA
  • Runtime: 129 min
  • Starring: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head
  • BoxOffice: $255,959,475
  • Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 30 nominations.

The Blind Side was Written by John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis (book) and directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Gil Netter.

7.6/10 IMDB Rating 66% Rotten Tomatoes 53/100 Metacritic


Moneyball (2011)

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Columbia Pictures

This is another sports film that doesn't follow the athlete. Instead, it tracks a general manager, played by Brad Pitt, trying to assemble a competitive baseball team. The surprise in this film, however, was Jonah Hill, who veered from his traditionally comedic roles. He was awarded a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his efforts.

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Movie Plot: 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.

  • Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Released: 23 Sep 2011 in USA
  • Runtime: 133 min
  • Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright
  • BoxOffice: $75,605,492
  • Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 75 nominations.

Moneyball was Written by Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Stan Chervin (story), Michael Lewis (book) and directed by Bennett Miller and produced by Scott Rudin Productions, Rachael Horovitz, Michael De Luca.

7.6/10 IMDB Rating 94% Rotten Tomatoes 87/100 Metacritic


The Sandlot (1993)

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20th Century Fox

This coming-of-age baseball film became an instant classic. It has everything you want in a kids' sports movie - a rowdy junkyard dog, CPR, and vomiting. If you're looking for a good-time summer movie following a close-knit group of friends as they bond through adventures, "Sandlot" is the film. It's no wonder it's such a classic.

The Sandlot poster

Movie Plot: 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.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
  • Rated: PG
  • Released: 07 Apr 1993 in USA
  • Runtime: 101 min
  • Starring: Art LaFleur, Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna
  • BoxOffice: $32,950,136
  • Awards: 1 win.

The Sandlot was Written by David Mickey Evans, Robert Gunter and directed by David Mickey Evans and produced by Twentieth Century Fox, Island World.

7.8/10 IMDB Rating 63% Rotten Tomatoes 55/100 Metacritic


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