The Best Sports Movies Of 2022

Whether you're looking to laugh, cry, or be inspired, the best 2022 sports movies have you covered. From Netflix Original sports movies to foreign films about swimming, this years sports movies are  very promising. Hustle sees Adam Sandler return to the silver screen as another basketball obsessed character which conjures up memories of Uncut Gems. The upcoming Next Goal Wins is a Taika Waititi adaptation of a 2014 sports documentary. Sports movies is shaping up to be quite the exciting genre when it comes to the best films of 2022.

But which of these movies deserves the top spot on our list? You get to help decide by voting up all of your favorites. You can also vote down those movies that you think other sports fans should skip. Then be sure to check back throughout 2022 as upcoming and new sports movies are added to the list once they are released.


  • Hustle
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    Longtime basketball fan Adam Sandler is putting his knowledge to good use in this sports comedy-drama film from Netflix. He plays a former scout trying to restart his career when he notices a troubled but talented international player. Serious with a few laughs along the way, Hustle is Sandler's next step away from his goofy comedies of the last 5 years. 

    Hustle is a 2022 American sports drama film directed by Jeremiah Zagar. A former basketball scout (Adam Sandler) tries to revive his career by recruiting a player with a checkered past from overseas to play in the NBA.
    • Actors: Adam Sandler, Queen Latifah, Ben Foster
    • Directed by: Jeremiah Zagar
  • Rise
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    After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, the Antetokounmpos struggle to care for their five children. The brothers play basketball with a local team and discover their great abilities on the court.
    • Actors: Dayo Okeniyi, Yetide Badaki, Maximiliano Hernandez, Taylor Nichols, Pilar Holland
    • Directed by: Akin Omotoso

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  • Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher
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    At the turn of the 19th century, Pugilism is the sport of kings and a gifted young boxer, James Belchar, fights his way into becoming the champion of England.
    • Actors: Matt Hookings, Ray Winstone, Russell Crowe, Marton Csokas, Jodhi May
    • Directed by: Daniel Graham
  • Home Team
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    Taylor Lautner and Rob Schneider team up once again in a Happy Madison production (the previous film being the Ridiculous Six, also a Netflix Original Film). This time Lautner and Kevin James join forces to teach a Pop Warner football team how to play the game the right way, based on a true story about recently retired NFL head coach Sean Payton during the year he was suspended from coaching the New Orleans Saints. The result is fun for the whole family. 

    Two years after NFL head coach Sean Payton is suspended, he goes back to his hometown and finds himself reconnecting with his 12-year-old son by coaching his Pop Warner football team.
    • Actors: Kevin James, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Tait Blum, Jackie Sandler
    • Directed by: Charles Francis Kinnane
  • Streamline
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    Streamline offers a dramatic character study in the world of swimming that shows how an athlete can be at the top of their game but struggle when it comes to life outside of competition. Look for this hidden Australian gem if you're into sport dramas similar to Hello Destroyer and Slalom in recent years.

    A prodigious 15-year-old swimmer with the world at his feet self-destructs after his father is released from prison. Inside of the pool, he lives a life of rigorous perfectionism and outside of it, his existence is lonely and hollow.
    • Actors: Levi Miller, Laura Gordon, Tasia Zalar
    • Directed by: Tyson Wade Johnston
  • Olga
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    Olga is a teenage Ukrainian gymnast who's living in exile in Switzerland, dreaming of Olympic gold and trying to fit in with her new team. As she prepares for the European Championships, the Ukrainian people rise up in what becomes known as the Maidan Revolution, suddenly involving everyone she cares about.
    • Actors: Aleksandr Mavrits
    • Directed by: Elie Grappe

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