Here is the ultimate list of the best sports movies ever made. Most guys, even some girls can't resist a tale about mostly make believe athletes. Sports may be the overarching theme in these movies, but that doesn't mean that there's anything deeper beneath the surface. These movies allow us guys to connect with our inner emotions through hidden love stories, tales of adversity, humor and ultimately the triumph of the human spirit.
At the heart of the best sports movies is relationships between the characters. Some of the best sports films like Rocky, Raging Bull and the Blind Side have either been nominated and/or won multiple Academy Awards. Others like Brian's Song, Hoosiers and Field of Dreams often times will cause viewers to feel triumphant with the characters, if they don't shed a tear as well.
But people can't resist an amazingly funny sports film. You can point to classics like Major League, Caddyshack, Bad News Bears and White Men Can't Jump as the best sports comedies.
Anyone can contribute to this list of the best sports movies, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion. Rank your favorites or add whatever sports movie you see missing.
- 1,809741A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account... more
- 1,8951,425Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. A small-time boxer... more
- 1,7891,367Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and... more
- 1,8161,156The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy... more
- 1,5971,233Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film directed by David Anspaugh. A coach with a checkered past (Gene... more
- 1,6441,261Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who... more
- 1,6041,251Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life... more
- 1,7511,352Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film written and directed by David S. Ward,... more
- 1,4661,134Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian... more
- 1,3591,047Miracle is a 2004 American sports docudrama about the United States men's hockey team, led by... more
- 1,2721,002Moneyball is an American 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller from a... more
- 662514Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and... more
- 1,176948Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film. It is partly based upon the minor... more
- 540409For Love of the Game is a 1999 American drama sports film based on the novel of the same title... more
- 1,109876The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical sports drama film. It was written and... more
- 1,004804Rocky II is a 1979 American sports drama film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and the second... more
- 778611Cool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon,... more
- 74859042 is a 2013 American biographical sports film directed by Brian Helgeland. The powerful story... more
- 813655Rocky III is a 1982 American sports drama film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and the third... more
- 1,174957Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert... more
- 692551Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by... more
- 887704The Longest Yard is a 1974 American sports comedy film directed by Robert Aldrich. Written by... more
- 813650The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G.... more
- 943768Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also... more
- 756608Brian's Song is a 1971 ABC Movie of the Week that recounts the details of the life of Brian... more