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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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  • North Dallas Forty1
    37
    6

    North Dallas Forty

    Nick Nolte, Charles Durning

    Released1979

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

  • The Great White Hype2
    30
    7

    The Great White Hype

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx

    Released1996

    Directed byReginald Hudlin

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  • Vision Quest3
    30
    7

    Vision Quest

    Madonna, Forest Whitaker

    Released1985

    Directed byHarold Becker

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    #443 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#106 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

  • Semi-Tough4
    28
    5

    Semi-Tough

    Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1977

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

  • Above the Rim5
    30
    9

    Above the Rim

    Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac

    Released1994

    Directed byJeff Pollack

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    #6 of 33 The 30+ Best Black Sports Movies Ever Made#34 of 63 The Best High School Sports Movies

  • Major League6
    28
    7

    Major League

    Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

    Released1989

    Directed byDavid S. Ward

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    #172 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#18 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies

  • Caddyshack7
    31
    11

    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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    #160 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#3 of 151 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies

  • Sunset Park8
    28
    7

    Sunset Park

    Terrence Howard, Carol Kane

    Released1996

    Directed bySteve Gomer

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    #56 of 63 Movies Set in Brooklyn#123 of 159 The Best Hood Movies

  • Redbelt9
    28
    9

    Redbelt

    Tim Allen, Jennifer Grey

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Mamet

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    #27 of 116 The Best R-Rated Action/Adventure Movies#181 of 200 The Best R-Rated Martial Arts Movies

  • Win Win10
    28
    9

    Win Win

    Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor

    Released2011

    Directed byThomas McCarthy

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    #31 of 63 The Best Sports Movies About Coaches#129 of 179 The Best Family Drama Movies of All Time

  • Girlfight11
    26
    8

    Girlfight

    Michelle Rodriguez, John Sayles

    Released2000

    Directed byKaryn Kusama

  • Big Fan12
    26
    8

    Big Fan

    Patton Oswalt, Michael Rapaport

    Released2009

    Directed byRobert D. Siegel

  • Raging Bull13
    23
    7

    Raging Bull

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

    Released1980

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Personal Best14
    22
    6

    Personal Best

    Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn

    Released1982

    Directed byRobert Towne

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  • Rollerball15
    22
    7

    Rollerball

    P!nk, Rebecca Romijn

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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    #13 of 52 The Least Inspiring Sports Movies#32 of 55 The Best Jean Reno Movies

  • One Day in September16
    22
    7

    One Day in September

    Michael Douglas, Ankie Spitzer

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Macdonald

  • Undisputed17
    18
    5

    Undisputed

    Wesley Snipes, Master P

    Released2002

    Directed byWalter Hill

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    #355 of 625 The Greatest Action Movies Of All Time#39 of 114 The Best Prison Movies

  • Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach18
    18
    6

    Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach

    Randy Quaid, Leonor Varela

    Released2008

    Directed byDanny Leiner

  • Bull Durham19
    23
    12

    Bull Durham

    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon

    Released1988

    Directed byRon Shelton

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  • Jocks20
    16
    5

    Jocks

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Lee

    Released1987

    Directed bySteve Carver

  • Tin Cup21
    18
    7

    Tin Cup

    Kevin Costner, Rene Russo

    Released1996

    Directed byRon Shelton

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    #14 of 57 The Best Sports Romance Movies#20 of 34 The Funniest Movies About Sports

  • The Longest Yard22
    18
    8

    The Longest Yard

    Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters

    Released1974

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

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    #337 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#68 of 553 The Best '70s Movies

  • Undisputed II: Last Man Standing23
    16
    5

    Undisputed II: Last Man Standing

    Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins

    Released2006

    Directed byIsaac Florentine

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    #396 of 661 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#4 of 57 The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

  • White Men Can't Jump24
    18
    7

    White Men Can't Jump

    Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Shelton

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    #264 of 264 Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals#6 of 80 The Best Con Movies

  • Making the Grade25
    16
    5

    Making the Grade

    Judd Nelson, Andrew Dice Clay

    Released1984

    Directed byDorian Walker

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