Sports Films To Watchby dippyblue | created - 17 Jan 2014 | updated - 18 Jan 2014 | Public
Sports films I have not yet watched - but will eventually! If anyone knows of any other great sports movies not on this list, and not on my list 'Top Sports Related Movies' (a list of my favourite sports movies that I HAVE watched) please add in the comments.
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1. Raging Bull (1980)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.
Votes: 295,038 | Gross: $23.38M
3. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)
G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
4. Seabiscuit (2003)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Votes: 63,759 | Gross: $120.28M
6. The Rocket (2005)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A story about Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones.
7. Eight Men Out (1988)
PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Votes: 17,496 | Gross: $5.68M
9. Friday Night Lights (2004)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.
Votes: 55,035 | Gross: $61.19M
13. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sport
A juvenile offender (Sir Tom Courtenay) at a tough reform school impresses its Governor (Sir Michael Redgrave) with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.
14. 8 Seconds (1994)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.
Votes: 4,558 | Gross: $19.60M
15. The Sandlot (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 72,929 | Gross: $32.42M
16. Rocky Balboa (2006)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport
Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.
Votes: 193,639 | Gross: $70.27M
17. Major League (1989)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Sport
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
Votes: 57,899 | Gross: $49.80M
18. The Stratton Story (1949)
Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms.
19. Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the ... See full summary »
20. The Longest Yard (1974)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
21. The Bad News Bears (1976)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Votes: 19,005 | Gross: $42.35M
22. North Dallas Forty (1979)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A semi-fictional account of life as a professional (American-style) football player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
Votes: 4,369 | Gross: $26.08M
23. Rocky II (1979)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.
Votes: 177,326 | Gross: $6.39M
25. Looking for Eric (2009)
Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.
Votes: 15,036 | Gross: $0.06M
26. Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Sport
The manager of England's national football unexpectedly succumbs to a heart attack, and suddenly the search is on for a replacement. Most people who seem qualified for the position have the... See full summary »
28. United (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History, Sport
United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the ... See full summary »
31. When Saturday Comes (1996)
98 min | Drama, Sport
Jimmy Muir is a hard-drinking brewery worker in the city of Sheffield, with an arrogant lack of respect for authority. His entire life has been orientated by football and he possesses the ... See full summary »
32. Mystery, Alaska (1999)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event
Votes: 24,564 | Gross: $8.89M