The Best Sports Movies of 2018 

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Updated March 22, 2019 220 votes 113 voters 9.2k views 7 items

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If you're a big fan of sports, you should have no problem recalling all the best sports movies from 2018. While sports films aren't nearly as popular as their sci-fi, thriller, or action brethren, they provide some great entertainment to dedicated fans. Of course, some within the drama genre can speak to a range of viewers, but it usually helps if you're a fanatic yourself—though there are a few must-watch romance sports films. Nevertheless, some great sports flicks came out in 2018 and it's up to you to determine which was best.

While most sports films are typically dramas, this year brought something a little different to the table with the hit comedy Uncle Drew. Not only does it showcase some great basketball, but it also features some top NBA players. For your more serious 2018 sports films, you have First Match, Lean on Pete, and the high school sports flick The Miracle Season—all of which are great dramas. Featuring some quintessential sports movies, as well as a hilarious comedy, 2018 brought some great films in the sports category, but which do you think were best?

Check out the list of 2018 sports movies below and vote up your favorites. If you are looking for more lists about sports movies, take a look at this list of 2019 sports movies.

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Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone

Released: 2018

Directed by: Steven Caple Jr.

Creed II is a 2018 American sports drama film directed by Steven Caple Jr., and a sequel to the 2015 film. Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) tries to seek revenge when he goes toe to toe with the ...more

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Uncle Drew Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O'Neal

Released: 2018

Directed by: Charles Stone III

Uncle Drew is a 2018 sports comedy film directed by Charles Stone III. After losing to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll) in a street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) stumbles upon ...more
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Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh

Released: 2018

Directed by: Sean McNamara

The Miracle Season is a 2018 sports drama film directed by Sean McNamara. After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls ...more
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Amateur Michael Rainey Jr., Josh Charles, Brian White

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ryan Koo

Amateur is a 2018 sports drama film directed by Ryan Koo. A rising star basketball player (Michael Rainey Jr.) struggles to fit in with his new basketball team.
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Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård

Released: 2017

Directed by: Janus Metz Pedersen

Borg McEnroe is a 2017 internationally co-produced multi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Janus Metz Pedersen. The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid ...more
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Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny, Travis Fimmel

Released: 2017

Directed by: Andrew Haigh

Lean on Pete is a 2017 British drama film directed by Andrew Haigh, based on the novel by Willy Vlautin. A teenager (Charlie Plummer) gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends ...more
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Elvire Emmanuel, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Olivia Newman

First Match is a 2018 American drama film directed by Olivia Newman. A teenage girl (Elvire Emmanuel) signs up for an all-boys wrestling team at her high school, causing more trouble than she ...more