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The Best Sports Movies On Netflix

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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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    Goon
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    Goon

    Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Dowse

    Goon is a 2011 Canadian-American action sports comedy-drama film directed by Michael Dowse,... more on Wikipedia

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    Miracle
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    Miracle

    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson

    Released2004

    Directed byGavin O'Connor

    Miracle is a 2004 American sports docudrama about the United States men's hockey team, led by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Battered Bastards of Baseball
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    The Battered Bastards of Baseball

    Todd Field, Kurt Russell

    Released2014

    Directed byChapman Way, Maclain Way

    The Battered Bastards of Baseball is a 2014 documentary film about the Portland Mavericks, a... more on Wikipedia
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    BASEketball
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    BASEketball

    Jenny McCarthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Released1998

    Directed byDavid Zucker

    BASEketball is a 1998 American sports comedy film by David Zucker starring South Park creators... more on Wikipedia

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    I Am Bolt
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    I Am Bolt

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    Undefeated
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    Undefeated

    Montrail 'Money' Brown, O.C. Brown

    Released2011

    Directed byDaniel Lindsay, T. J. Martin

    Undefeated is a 2011 documentary directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin. The film... more on Wikipedia

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    1 Mile to You
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    1 Mile to You

    After escaping the bus accident that killed his girlfriend, a high school student channels his grief into running, with the help of a new coach.

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    Hoovey
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    Hoovey

    Cody Linley, Patrick Warburton

    Released2015

    Directed bySean McNamara

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    Ice Guardians
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    Ice Guardians

    Chris Chelios, Brett Hull

    Released2016

    Directed byBrett Harvey

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    Marvel & ESPN Films Present: 1 of 1: Genesis
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    Marvel & ESPN Films Present: 1 of 1: Genesis

    Manny Pacquiao, Michael Smith

    Released2014

    Directed byEric Drath

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    Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story
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    Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story

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    Carter High
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    Carter High

    Vivica A. Fox, Pooch Hall

    Released2015

    Directed byArthur Muhammad

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    Legendary
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    Legendary

    John Cena, Danny Glover

    Released2010

    Directed byMel Damski

    Legendary is a 2010 drama film directed by Mel Damski. The film stars Devon Graye as a high... more on Wikipedia

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    Raising the Bar
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    Raising the Bar

    Kelly Slater, Andy Irons

    Released2005

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    The Longshots
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    The Longshots

    Ice Cube, Debby Ryan

    Released2008

    Directed byFred Durst

    The Longshots is a 2008 biopic family comedy-drama film sports movie based on the real life... more on Wikipedia
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    High Flying Bird
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    High Flying Bird

    André Holland, Zazie Beetz

    Released2019

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    High Flying Bird is a 2019 American sports drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. A sports... more on Wikipedia
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    The Short Game
    The Short Game is a 2013 documentary film about 7- and 8-year-old golfers. Directed by Josh... more on Wikipedia
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    Iverson
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    Iverson

    Iverson is a 2014 biographical, sports, documentary film directed by Zatella Beatty.
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    The Hurt Business
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    The Hurt Business

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    Wolves
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    Wolves

    A promising high school basketball player has his eye on an Ivy League scholarship. But his father's secret addictions could ruin everything.

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    Amateur
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    Amateur

    Michael Rainey Jr., Josh Charles

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Koo

    Amateur is a 2018 sports drama film directed by Ryan Koo. A rising star basketball player...
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    Summer of '92
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    Summer of '92

    When a quirk of fate kicks the Danish national soccer team into the European Championship final, the coach must whip his unprepared squad into shape.

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    First Match
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    First Match

    Elvire Emmanuel, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

    Released2018

    Directed byOlivia Newman

    First Match is a 2018 American drama film directed by Olivia Newman. A teenage girl (Elvire... more on Wikipedia