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The Best R-Rated Sports Movies

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List of R-Rated sports movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated sports movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated sports movie of all time is. This list of popular R-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 R-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 R-Rated sports films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated sports film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list features movies like Raging Bull and Caddyshack.

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  • 1
    North Dallas Forty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    North Dallas Forty

    Nick Nolte, Charles Durning

    Released1979

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

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    The Great White Hype is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    The Great White Hype

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx

    Released1996

    Directed byReginald Hudlin

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    Vision Quest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Vision Quest

    Madonna, Forest Whitaker

    Released1985

    Directed byHarold Becker

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    Semi-Tough is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Semi-Tough

    Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1977

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

  • 5
    Above the Rim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Above the Rim

    Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac

    Released1994

    Directed byJeff Pollack

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  • 6
    Major League is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Major League

    Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

    Released1989

    Directed byDavid S. Ward

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    Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

  • 8
    Sunset Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Sunset Park

    Terrence Howard, Carol Kane

    Released1996

    Directed bySteve Gomer

  • 9
    Redbelt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Redbelt

    Tim Allen, Jennifer Grey

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Mamet

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  • 10
    Win Win is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Win Win

    Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor

    Released2011

    Directed byThomas McCarthy

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  • 11
    Girlfight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Girlfight

    Michelle Rodriguez, John Sayles

    Released2000

    Directed byKaryn Kusama

  • 12
    Big Fan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Big Fan

    Patton Oswalt, Michael Rapaport

    Released2009

    Directed byRobert D. Siegel

  • 13
    Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Raging Bull

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

    Released1980

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • 14
    Personal Best is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Personal Best

    Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn

    Released1982

    Directed byRobert Towne

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    Rollerball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Rollerball

    P!nk, Rebecca Romijn

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 16
    One Day in September is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
  • 17
    Undisputed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Undisputed

    Wesley Snipes, Master P

    Released2002

    Directed byWalter Hill

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  • 18
    Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach

    Randy Quaid, Leonor Varela

    Released2008

    Directed byDanny Leiner

  • 19
    Bull Durham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Bull Durham

    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon

    Released1988

    Directed byRon Shelton

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  • 20
    Jocks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Jocks

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Lee

    Released1987

    Directed bySteve Carver

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    Tin Cup is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Tin Cup

    Kevin Costner, Rene Russo

    Released1996

    Directed byRon Shelton

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    The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    The Longest Yard

    Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters

    Released1974

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

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    Undisputed II: Last Man Standi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Undisputed II: Last Man Standing

    Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins

    Released2006

    Directed byIsaac Florentine

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    White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    White Men Can't Jump

    Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Shelton

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    Making the Grade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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    Making the Grade

    Judd Nelson, Andrew Dice Clay

    Released1984

    Directed byDorian Walker

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