The Best Sports Movies About Coaches Films

The Best Sports Movies About Coaches

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List Criteria: Movies must focus on the coaches of sports teams.

Dealing with the pressures of being a coach and thorw in a little bit of off the filed drama and you've got awesome movie plot: this coach movies list proves that. We're familiar with Space Jam and Rudy but nothing rings emotionally as deep as a the connection with a struggling coach looking to make bring out the best in people. Inspirational coaching movies and actors like Gene Hackman in Hoosiers and Football coach Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday make us feel like we are right there in the action.

We're looking to you sports jocks and movie buffs to build us an awesome list of great movies that feature the coach as the main character and let the world know which one rank the highest. So what are the best coach movies and the best coaching films? Add to this list to be entered to win Win Win on DVD

What are the best coaching movies? Take a look at this list and decide for yourself.


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    Hoosiers

    the people's #1
    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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  2. 2
    + 140
    - 33
    Remember the Titans


    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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  3. 3
    + 106
    - 32
    The Bad News Bears

    most listed
    Tatum O'Neal, Jackie Earle Haley, Walter Matthau

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  4. 4
    + 88
    - 26
    Miracle


    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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  5. 5
    + 105
    - 38
    Coach Carter


    Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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  6. 6
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    - 45
    Any Given Sunday

    often listed
    Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx

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  7. 7
    + 74
    - 41
    The Mighty Ducks


    Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

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  8. 8
    + 76
    - 30
    Cool Runnings


    John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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  9. 9
    + 83
    - 31
    The Replacements


    Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Jon Favreau filmography

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  10. 10
    + 85
    - 19
    A League of Their Own

    ranked low on reranks & added by carlybobarly
    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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  11. 11
    + 65
    - 39
    Friday Night Lights


    Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

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  12. 12
    + 74
    - 36
    Rudy


    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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  13. 13
    + 57
    - 33
    Radio


    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

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  14. 14
    + 52
    - 12
    We Are Marshall

    added by wiabux
    Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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  15. 15
    + 34
    - 35
    Blue Chips


    Shaquille O'Neal, Larry Bird, Kevin Garnett

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  16. 16
    + 46
    - 35
    Little Giants


    Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill

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  17. 17
    + 46
    - 37
    The Rookie


    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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  18. 18
    + 29
    - 41
    Win Win


    Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor, Melanie Lynskey

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  19. 19
    + 27
    - 41
    Wildcats

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Goldie Hawn, LL Cool J, Woody Harrelson

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  20. 20
    + 38
    - 33
    Kicking and Screaming


    Parker Posey, Elliott Gould, Eric Stoltz

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  21. 21
    + 32
    - 25
    Bad News Bears


    Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

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  22. 22
    + 27
    - 20
    Glory Road

    added by wiabux
    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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  23. 23
    + 28
    - 37
    D2: The Mighty Ducks


    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joshua Jackson

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    + 19
    - 42
    The Program


    Halle Berry, James Caan, Kristy Swanson

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    + 30
    - 16
    Slap Shot

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

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    + 22
    - 40
    Little Big League


    Jason Robards Jr., Jeff Garlin, Jonathan Silverman

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    + 22
    - 24

    added by wiabux
    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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  28. 28
    + 23
    - 33
    Hardball


    Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, Michael B. Jordan

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    + 19
    - 40
    Prefontaine


    Jared Leto, Ed O'Neill, R. Lee Ermey

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  30. 30
    + 19
    - 34
    All the Right Moves


    Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

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  31. 31
    + 22
    - 22
    Kingpin

    added by wiabux
    Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

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  32. 32
    + 10
    - 40
    Eddie


    Donald Trump, Dennis Rodman, Whoopi Goldberg

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  33. 33
    + 16
    - 37
    Stick It


    Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Kellan Lutz

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  34. 34
    + 9
    - 35
    Rebound


    Martin Lawrence, Megan Mullally, Tom Arnold

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  35. 35
    + 2
    - 6
    Without Limits

    added by Videoport Jones
    Donald Sutherland, Billy Crudup, Monica Potter

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  36. 36
    + 9
    - 34
    Pride


    Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Tom Arnold

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  37. 37
    + 1
    - 10
    Space Jam

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

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  38. 38
    + 3
    - 1
    Draft Day

    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp
    Natt Tangnimitthana, Jetsada Taesombat, Jaa Kongwiang

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  39. 39
    + 3
    - 2
    Chak De! India

    ranked low on reranks & added by colorok55
    Shah Rukh Khan, Mohit Chauhan, Aanjjan Srivastav

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    + 2
    - 26
    Testament


    Kevin Costner, Rebecca De Mornay, Jane Alexander

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