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The Best Bowling Movies

Updated August 27, 2021 752 votes 328 voters 36.1k views24 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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    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan 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 slacker and avid...  more

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    Kingpin

    Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter 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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    Alley Cats Strike!

    Kaley Cuoco, Laura Vandervoort

    Released2000

    Directed byRod Daniel

    Alley Cats Strike! is a 2000 American family sports movie directed by Rod Daniel. Teen misfits are thrust into the spotlight when their bowling prowess lands them in the midst of an intraschool...  more
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    The Flintstones

    Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor

    Released1994

    Directed byBrian 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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    Mystery Men

    Ben Stiller, Tom Waits

    Released1999

    Directed byKinka 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 Azaria,...  more

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    She's Out of My League

    Jackie Evancho, Alice Eve

    Released2010

    Directed byJim 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 by...  more

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    King Ralph

    John Goodman, John Hurt

    Released1991

    Directed byDavid 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, Camille...  more
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    The Wanderers

    Karen Allen, Olympia Dukakis

    Released1979

    Directed byPhilip 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 Philip Kaufman....  more

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    The Deer Hunter

    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro

    Released1978

    Directed byMichael 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 Niro,...  more

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    Dreamer

    Jack Warden, Tim Matheson

    Released1979

    Directed byNoel 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" and Susan...  more
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    Greedy

    Kirsten Dunst, Michael J. Fox

    Released1994

    Directed byJonathan 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 Begley,...  more
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    Buffalo '66

    Christina Ricci, Mickey Rourke

    Released1998

    Directed byVincent 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 includes...  more

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    Grease 2

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sid Caesar

    Released1982

    Directed byPatricia Birch

    Grease 2 is a 1982 American musical film and sequel to Grease, which is based upon the musical of the same name by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Grease 2 was produced by Allan Carr and Robert...  more

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    Racing with the Moon

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

    Released1984

    Directed byRichard Benjamin

    Racing with the Moon is a 1984 American drama film starring Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, and Nicolas Cage. It was directed by Richard Benjamin and written by Steven Kloves. The original music score...  more

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    Gutterballs

    Alastair Gamble, Nathan Dashwood

    Released2008

    Directed byRyan Nicholson

    Gutterballs is a 2008 horror film written and directed by Ryan Nicholson....  more
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    7-10 Split

    Tara Reid, Rachel Hunter

    Released2007

    Directed byTommy Reid

    7-10 Split is a 2007 American film starring Ross Patterson, Tara Reid, and Vinnie Jones. It has been released in a few European markets in 2007, and Japan in 2008. It has been renamed as Strike for...  more
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    We've Got Balls

    Gary Austin, Andrew Dickler

    Released2013

    Directed byCherie Kerr

    We've Got Balls is a comedy film directed by Cherie Kerr. A filthy-rich land developer decides not to renew the lease on a bowling alley in a small town, together with a local avaricious tribal...  more
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    Bowling

    Catherine Frot, Mathilde Seigner

    Released2012

    Directed byMarie-Castille Mention-Schaar

    Bowling is a 2012 Belgian comedy film directed by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar. In the local cottage hospital in Carhaix, Brittany, the peaceful maternity unit has few births to deal with. Mathilde,...  more
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    The Jesus Rolls

    John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale

    Released2020

    Directed byJohn Turturro

    The Jesus Rolls is a 2020 American crime comedy film directed by John Turturro, a remake of the 1974 film Going Places and a spin-off to the 1998 film The Big Lebowski. Petty thief, Jesus Quintana...  more
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    Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

    Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid 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 two...  more
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    When Jeff Tried to Save the World

    Maya Erskine, Jon Heder

    Released2018

    Directed byKendall Goldberg

    When Jeff Tried to Save the World is a 2018 American comedy drama film directed by Kendall Goldberg. When the manager of an old-school bowling alley discovers the owner's plans to sell, saving...  more
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    Split

    Lee Da-wit, Yoo Ji-Tae

    Released2016

    Directed byChoi Kook-hee

    Split (aka Suepeullit) is a 2016 South Korean sports drama film directed by Choi Kook-hee. A man once called a bowling legend teams up with a bookie and an autistic genius bowling player....  more
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    A League of Ordinary Gentlemen

    Wayne Webb, Pete Weber

    Released2006

    Directed byChristopher 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 players...  more
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    Crackerjack

    Rick Dial, Phillip DeVona

    Released2012

    Directed byBryan Coley

    Crackerjack is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Bryan Coley....  more