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Updated October 2, 2019 640 votes 302 voters 33.9k views 14 items

A list of the best bowling movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This bowling movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about bowling are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about bowling you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous bowling movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these bowling movie titles for more information about the films.

List is made up of items like She's Out Of My League and Greedy.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best bowling movies?" and "What is the greatest bowling movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular bowling movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these bowling movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good bowling movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, and Bill Murray. It was filmed in and around Pittsburgh, ...more

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#100 of 1,199 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #194 of 1,017 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more

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#114 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #18 of 1,199 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time 20 Things You Didn't Know About The Big Lebowski

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Lee Kirby added Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1994

Directed by: Brian Levant

The Flintstones is a 1994 American buddy comedy film directed by Brian Levant and written by Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein and Steven E. de Souza. A live-action adaptation of the 1960s animated ...more

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A League of Ordinary Gentlemen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Christopher Browne, Alexander H. Browne

A League of Ordinary Gentlemen is a documentary film about ten-pin bowling that was released on DVD on March 21, 2006. It was written and directed by Christopher Browne and stars PBA Tour ...more
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Lee Kirby added Ben Stiller, Tom Waits, Hank Azaria

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kinka Usher

Mystery Men is a 1999 American superhero comedy film directed by Kinka Usher and written by Neil Cuthbert and Bob Burden, loosely based on Burden's Flaming Carrot Comics, and starring Hank ...more

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#70 of 174 The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time #666 of 1,199 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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staidly added Kaley Cuoco, Laura Vandervoort, Robert Ri'chard

Released: 2000

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Alley Cats Strike! is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on March 18, 2000.
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Lee Kirby added King Ralph John Goodman, John Hurt, Peter O'Toole

Released: 1991

Directed by: David S. Ward

King Ralph is a 1991 American comedy film starring John Goodman in the title role of Ralph Jones. The movie also stars Peter O'Toole as the King's private secretary, Sir Cedric Willingham, ...more
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Lee Kirby added Jack Warden, Tim Matheson, Susan Blakely

Released: 1979

Directed by: Noel Nosseck

Dreamer is a film that was released theatrically on April 27, 1979. It was directed by Noel Nosseck, written by Larry Bischof and James Proctor, and stars Tim Matheson as "the Dreamer" ...more
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Lee Kirby added Jackie Evancho, Alice Eve, Krysten Ritter

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jim Field Smith

She's Out of My League is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Jim Field Smith and written by Sean Anders and John Morris. The film stars Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve, and was produced ...more

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#629 of 1,199 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #709 of 1,017 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Lee Kirby added Greedy Kirsten Dunst, Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas

Released: 1994

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Greedy is a 1994 comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn and written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. The film starred Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, and Nancy Travis, with Phil Hartman, Ed ...more
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Lee Kirby added Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer, Brinke Stevens

Released: 1988

Directed by: David DeCoteau

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama is a 1988 sci-fi/horror B movie directed by David DeCoteau, loosely-based on the classic short story The Monkey's Paw. It is notable as one of only ...more

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#104 of 161 The Best B Movies of All Time #223 of 314 The Greatest Teen Movies of the 1980s

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davidjohns11 added Christina Ricci, Mickey Rourke, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1998

Directed by: Vincent Gallo

Buffalo '66 is a 1998 comedy-drama film that is writer-director Vincent Gallo's full-length motion picture debut. Gallo and Christina Ricci star in the lead roles and the supporting cast ...more

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davidjohns11 added Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

Released: 1978

Directed by: Michael Cimino

The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers and their service in Vietnam. The film stars Robert De ...more

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davidjohns11 added Karen Allen, Olympia Dukakis, Ken Wahl

Released: 1979

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

The Wanderers is a 1979 drama film about gangs and the greaser subculture, based on the novel "The Wanderers" by Richard Price. It marks the sixth feature film directed by American

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