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The Best High School Sports Movies

Updated June 3, 2021 4.1k votes 723 voters 35.6k views67 items

The best high school sports movies will help you remember the good old days when life felt so innocent, and the future seemed wide open, waiting for you to step into it. The feelings of hundreds of people gathered together in a venue cheering on your team at the football game? The days when the only responsibilities you had were to wake up early, rush to get to school on time and cram for the next test? Our high school days have some of our fondest memories. It was a time when life felt so simple and so complex all at once.

So what are the best high school sports movies? The smell of popcorn and hot dogs, the sound of an excited crowd screaming at the top of their lungs, cheerleaders strutting out to the middle of the field in honor of their team and - oh the famous marching bands featuring the biggest nerd in school proudly playing his tuba all come to mind when we think about high school sports.

This list discusses the most popular high school sports movies, including The Blind Side, Hoosiers, The Basketball Diaries, and Remember the Titans, as well as some of the best cheerleading movies

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    Remember the Titans

    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling
    237
    64

    Released2000

    Directed byBoaz Yakin

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    Friday Night Lights

    Amber Heard, Connie Britton
    194
    61

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Berg

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    Hoosiers

    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper
    196
    67

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

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    The Blind Side

    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins
    194
    88

    Released2009

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

  • 5

    Varsity Blues

    Ali Larter, Paul Walker
    159
    71

    Released1999

    Directed byBrian Robbins

  • 6

    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio
    153
    80

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

  • 7

    Coach Carter

    Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum
    147
    56

    Released2005

    Directed byThomas Carter

  • 8

    All the Right Moves

    Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson
    79
    53

    Released1983

    Directed byMichael Chapman

  • 9

    Radio

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris
    88
    77

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Tollin

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    When the Game Stands Tall

    Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern
    76
    51

    Released2014

    Directed byThomas Carter

  • 11

    Gridiron Gang

    Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit
    77
    67

    Released2006

    Directed byPhil Joanou

  • 12

    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku
    69
    75

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

  • 13

    Love & Basketball

    Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union
    40
    49

    Released2000

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

  • 14

    Hoop Dreams

    William Gates, Arthur Agee
    42
    57

    Released1994

    Directed bySteve James

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    Teen Wolf

    Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant
    64
    61

    Released1985

    Directed byRod Daniel

  • 16

    He Got Game

    Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal
    56
    52

    Released1998

    Directed bySpike Lee

  • 17

    Wildcats

    Goldie Hawn, LL Cool J
    10
    1

    Released1986

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

  • 18

    She's the Man

    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum
    62
    70

    Released2006

    Directed byAndy Fickman

  • 19

    Vision Quest

    Madonna, Forest Whitaker
    12
    7

    Released1985

    Directed byHarold Becker

  • 20

    Finding Forrester

    Anna Paquin, Matt Damon
    45
    54

    Released2000

    Directed byGus Van Sant

  • 21

    Under the Stadium Lights

    Milo Gibson, Abigail Hawk
    31
    35

    Released2021

    Directed byTodd Randall

  • 22

    My All American

    Finn Wittrock, Sarah Bolger
    5
    2

    Released2015

    Directed byAngelo Pizzo

  • 23

    Facing the Giants

    Mark Richt, Alex Kendrick
    7
    5

    Released2006

    Directed byAlex Kendrick

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    McFarland, USA

    Kevin Costner, Maria Bello
    9
    9

    Released2014

    Directed byNiki Caro

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    Air Bud

    Mark Jackson, Kevin Zegers
    5
    4

    Released1997

    Directed byCharles Martin Smith