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Game on! What are the best sports movies on Netflix? From heartwarming to documentary, Netflix offers a wide selection of sports-related movie that might just motivate you or make a grown man cry. There are, of course, some of the classics (Brian's Song) and some of the new (Happy Gilmore). Whatever your preference, there are many sports movies on Netflix. 

Nothing is more inspirational than a good sports movie that tells the tale of a down and out team or player that rises to the top and finds glory. These are the stories that are passed down from generation to generation. Even if you're not a sports fan, sports movies always seem like the great equalizer because they often say so much more about society than they do about the sport itself. Many sports-related movies deal with a plethora of other themes, including, but not limited to: addiction, abuse, race, gender, and more. It can be simply about the spirit of competition, but sports movies can be so much more and impact viewers in ways they didn't see coming. 

What are the best sports movies to watch on Netflix tonight? This is a list of sports movies on Netflix to watch right now. 

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wasthedelio added The Benchwarmers James Earl Jones, David Spade, Rob Schneider The Benchwarmers is a 2006 American sports-comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan. It stars Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Jon Heder. It is produced by Revolution Studios and Happy Madison ...more

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The Hustler Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott The Hustler is a 1961 American drama film directed by Robert Rossen from the Walter Tevis's 1959 novel of the same name Rossen and Sidney Carroll adapted for the screen. It tells the story of ...more

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Goon Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill Goon is a 2011 Canadian-American action sports comedy-drama film directed by Michael Dowse, written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg, and starring Seann William Scott and Liev Schreiber. The ...more

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Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture Invincible is a 2006 sports film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. It is based on the true story of Vince Papale, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976 to 1978. Mark Wahlberg ...more

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Sparwasser added The Legend of Bagger Vance Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Matt Damon The Legend of Bagger Vance is a 2000 American sports drama directed by Robert Redford and starring Will Smith, Matt Damon and Charlize Theron. It is based on the 1995 book of the same title by ...more

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Sparwasser added Glory Road Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali Glory Road is a 2006 American drama sports film directed by James Gartner, based on a true story surrounding the events leading to the 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Don ...more

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Pumping Iron Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno Pumping Iron is a 1977 docudrama about the world of bodybuilding, focusing on the 1975 IFBB Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia competitions. Inspired by a book of the same name by Charles Gaines and ...more

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A Mile in His Shoes Dean Cain, Paul Jarrett, Jesse Hutch

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The Endless Summer Bruce Brown, Miki Dora, Robert August The Endless Summer is a seminal 1966 surf movie. Filmmaker/narrator Bruce Brown follows two surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August, on a surfing trip around the world. Despite the balmy climate ...more

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Undefeated Montrail 'Money' Brown, O.C. Brown, Bill Courtney Undefeated is a 2011 documentary directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin. The film documents the struggles of a high school football team, the Manassas Tigers of Memphis, as they attempt a ...more

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Prefontaine Jared Leto, Ed O'Neill, R. Lee Ermey Prefontaine is a 1997 American biographical film chronicling the life of the American long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine and his death at age 24. Jared Leto plays the title character and R. ...more

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The Battered Bastards of Baseball Todd Field, Kurt Russell The Battered Bastards of Baseball is a 2014 documentary film about the Portland Mavericks, a defunct Minor League Baseball team which operated from 1973 through 1977. Owned by actor Bing ...more

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I Am Ali Muhammad Ali Jnr, Hana Ali, Maryum Ali

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster* Chris Bell Bigger, Stronger, Faster* is a 2008 documentary film directed by Christopher Bell, about the use of anabolic steroids as performance-enhancing drugs in the United States and how this practice ...more

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Knuckleball! Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey, Charles Hough Knuckleball! is a 2012 documentary film that follows the 2011 seasons of Tim Wakefield and R. A. Dickey, Major League Baseball's only knuckleball pitchers that year. It was released in theaters ...more

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Underdogs Joe Namath, Natalie Imbruglia, Melora Walters Underdogs is a drama family film directed by Doug Dearth.

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali, Rahaman Ali, Louis Farrakhan The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a 2013 documentary, biography, sport, war film directed by Bill Siegel.

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Touching the Void Nicholas Aaron, Brendan Mackey, Ollie Ryall Touching the Void is a 2003 documentary based on the book of the same name by Joe Simpson about Simpson's and Simon Yates' disastrous and near fatal attempt to climb Siula Grande in the ...more

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Linsanity Jeremy Lin Linsanity is a documentary film about the rise of Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin. The film was directed by Evan Jackson Leong. The film traces Lin's life from his childhood in Palo ...more

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Champs Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins Champs is a 2014 documentary film focusing on boxers Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, 2014. Amplify ...more

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4 Minute Mile Kelly Blatz, Richard Jenkins, Cam Gigandet

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Happy Valley Happy Valley is a 2014 American documentary film, written and directed by Amir Bar-Lev. The film had its world premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2014. The film later ...more

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Sparwasser added Drift Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel, Lesley-Ann Brandt Drift is a 2013 Australian film about the birth of the surf industry in the 1970s. It was shot in Western Australia and co-directed by Morgan O'Neill and Ben Nott and starring Sam Worthington, ...more

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Teen Beach Movie 2 Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps Teen Beach Movie 2 is a 2015 family, musical film written by Robert Horn, Mark Landry and Vince Marcello.

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The Class of '92 David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs

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Forever Strong Sean Astin, Arielle Kebbel, Penn Dayton Badgley Forever Strong is a sports film directed by Ryan Little and written by David Pliler and released on September 26, 2008. The film stars Sean Faris, Gary Cole, Neal McDonough, Sean Astin, Penn ...more

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Marvel & ESPN Films Present: 1 of 1: Genesis Manny Pacquiao, Michael Smith, Tony Hawk

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No No: A Dockumentary No No: A Dockumentary is a 2014 documentary film directed by Jeff Radice.

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Two Days in April Bruce Allen, Tom Condon, Chuck Cook Two Days in April is a 2007 documentary film by director Don Argott that follows four NFL prospects through the process of preparing for and participating in the 2006 NFL Draft. The film ...more

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Believe Brian Cox, Natascha McElhone, Toby Stephens Believe is a 2013 British sports drama film directed by David Scheinmann. Set in Manchester in 1984, it stars Brian Cox as legendary manager, Sir Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to coach ...more

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Knucklehead Big Show, Wendie Malick, Melora Hardin Knucklehead is a lowbrow comedy film starring Big Show, Stuart Pointer, Melora Hardin and Dennis Farina. It was released on October 22, 2010 in select theaters. The DVD was released on November ...more

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Dawg Fight Dhafir Harris

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Glass Chin Billy Crudup, Kelly Lynch, Corey Stoll Glass Chin is a 2014 drama and thriller film written and directed by Noah Buschel.

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The Last Fall Keith David, Lance Gross, Harry Lennix The Last Fall is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Matthew A. Cherry.

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Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager Ryan Giggs Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager is a 2014 sport documentary about Ryan Giggs.

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The Only Real Game Melissa Leo The Only Real Game is a 2013 documentary sports film directed by Mirra Bank.

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United Passions GĂ©rard Depardieu, Sam Neill, Tim Roth United Passions is a 2014 French film about the origins of the world governing body of association football, Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Nearly whole-funded ...more