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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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Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid
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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Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid
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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Lee Kirby added Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell
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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bowling Movies
A League of Ordinary Gentlemen
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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staidly added Kaley Cuoco, Laura Vandervoort, Robert Ri'chard
Alley Cats Strike! is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on March 18, 2000.
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Lee Kirby added Ben Stiller, Tom Waits, Hank Azaria
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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Lee Kirby added John Goodman, John Hurt, Peter O'Toole
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
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 Kirsten Dunst, Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas
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
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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Lee Kirby added Jackie Evancho, Alice Eve, Krysten Ritter
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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davidjohns11 added Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken
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 Christina Ricci, Mickey Rourke, Anjelica Huston
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 Karen Allen, Olympia Dukakis, Ken Wahl
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