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The Best G-Rated Sports Movies 

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List of G-Rated sports movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best G-Rated sports movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest G-Rated sports movie of all time is. This list of popular G-Rated sports movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top G-Rated sports movie isn't as high as it should be, then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great G-Rated sports films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific G-Rated sports film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list is made up of movies like The Rookie and Cars.

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Use this list if you're looking for some new sports movies that are rated G. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great sports movies rated G, so get out there and start watching. You might also like this list of the best Disney sports movies.

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Frank Capra and Christopher Reeve have both directed a Sports G film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

Released: 2002

Directed by: John Lee Hancock

The Rookie is a 2002 sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the true story of Jim Morris, who had a brief, but famous Major League ...more

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Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

Released: 1971

Directed by: Buzz Kulik

Brian's Song is a 1971 ABC Movie of the Week that recounts the details of the life of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest University football player stricken with terminal cancer after turning pro, ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton

Released: 1979

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

The Black Stallion is a 1979 American film based on the 1941 classic children's novel The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. It tells the story of Alec Ramsay, who is shipwrecked on a deserted ...more

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Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

Released: 2006

Directed by: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft

Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter, it is ...more

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Kevin Zegers, Cynthia Stevenson, Molly Hagan

Released: 2002

Directed by: Robert Vince

Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch is the fourth film in the Air Bud series.
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Released: 1975

Directed by: Lawrence Schiller, Bruce Nyznik

The Man Who Skied Down Everest is a documentary about Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese alpinist who skied down Mt. Everest in 1970. The film was produced by Canadian film maker Budge Crawley. Miura ...more
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Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Fywell

Ice Princess is a 2005 American figure-skating film directed by Tim Fywell, written by Hadley Davis from a story by Meg Cabot and Davis, and starring Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack, Kim ...more

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Lori Loughlin, Don Johnson, Kay Panabaker

Released: 2007

Directed by: Michael Damian

Moondance Alexander is a comedy-drama film directed by Michael Damian and written by Janeen Damian. The film was released in North America in October, 2007. The story is shot on location in ...more
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Carla Gugino, David Boreanaz, Ellen Burstyn

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tim Chambers

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Lindsay Lohan, Anna Faris, Michael Keaton

Released: 2005

Directed by: Angela Robinson

Herbie: Fully Loaded is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Angela Robinson and produced by Robert Simonds for Walt Disney Pictures. It stars Lindsay Lohan as the youngest member of an ...more

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Robert Duvall, Deborah Ann Woll, Melissa Leo

Released: 2011

Directed by: Matt Russell

Seven Days in Utopia is a religious drama sport film directed by Matt Russell, starring Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, and Melissa Leo. The film is based on the book Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven ...more

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Millie Perkins, John Richardson, Tom Lester

Released: 1991

Directed by: Frank C. Schroder

The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend is a 1991 biographical sports film about the 1959 8th grade basketball season of Pete Maravich and his father Press Maravich. The film, which presents his early ...more
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David Alan Grier, Patrick Warburton, Kurt Fuller

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert King

Angels in the Infield is a 2000 Disney television film, Directed by Robert King. A follow on to the 1994 film Angels in the Outfield, and the 1997 film Angels in the Endzone, this motion picture ...more
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Steve McQueen, Luc Merenda, Carlo Cecchi

Released: 1971

Directed by: Lee H. Katzin

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Dudley Moore, Tony Curtis, Peter Cook

Released: 1969

Directed by: Ken Annakin, Sam Itzkovitch

Monte Carlo or Bust! is a 1969 comedy film. The story is based on the Monte Carlo Rally – first raced in 1911 – and the film recalls this general era, set in the 1920s. It is a ...more
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LeVar Burton, Norman Fell, Tom Bosley

Released: 1984

Directed by: Richard Irving

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Released: 1973

Directed by: John Schlesinger, Claude Lelouch, Kon Ichikawa, Arthur Penn, Mai Zetterling, + more

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Track & Field: Triple Jump & Pole Vault

Released: 1998

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Gabrielle Reece, Edie McClurg, Cynthia Stevenson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Mike Southon

Air Bud: Spikes Back is the fifth and final film in the original Air Bud series. The film series itself was followed by a spin-off series: the Air Buddies franchise. It was released on June 24, ...more

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Warren Moon, Kevin Zegers, Tim Conway

Released: 1998

Directed by: Richard Martin

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Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Michael Cera

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Steinberg

Switching Goals is a 1999 television movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
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16 Days of Glory

Released: 1986

Directed by: Bud Greenspan

16 Days of Glory is a 1986 documentary film by Bud Greenspan about the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, USA. The film has been featured on HBO. Among the athletes profiled are ...more
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Big and Hairy Richard Thomas, Donnelly Rhodes, Zach Lipovsky

Released: 1998

Directed by: Philip Spink

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Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus, Ed Asner

Released: 1976

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

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Lucille Ball, Myrna Loy, Margaret Hamilton

Released: 1934

Directed by: Frank Capra

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