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The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports 

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Updated February 14, 2020 2.6k votes 339 voters 9.9k views 32 items

List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies about athletes or sports teams.

Sports fans take their teams' games very seriously, but on the big screen, athletics can lead to lots of laughter. The funniest sports movies feature underdogs drawing on all their wits to compete against elite athletes. This is a list of the greatest comedies about sports including everything from Happy Gilmore to Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story to Slap Shot.

What films will you find on this list of sports comedy movies? In Caddyshack, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, and more star in this hilarious look at the members and staff of an exclusive golf course. Brian Doyle-Murray wrote the screenplay for the movie, which was directed by Harold Ramis. The Waterboy - starring Adam Sandler - is another funny movie about sports. White Men Can't Jump is largely a drama, but the snappy banter between Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes is downright hilarious. Other funny movies on this best sports films list include Semi-Pro, Kicking & Screaming, and The Longest Yard.

Which funny sports movie deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them to number one, and please add any great comedies that are missing.

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield
Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. It stars Michael O'Keefe, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, ...more

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen
Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert Simonds. It stars Adam Sandler as the title character, an unsuccessful ice hockey player who discovers ...more

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Major League is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo
Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film written and directed by David S. Ward, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Haysbert, Wesley Snipes, James Gammon, Bob Uecker and ...more

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DodgeBall: A True Underd... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, commonly referred to as DodgeBall, is a 2004 American sports comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Red Hour Productions, written and directed by Rawson ...more

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Slap Shot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz
Slap Shot is a 1977 comedy film directed by George Roy Hill, written by Nancy Dowd and starring Paul Newman and Michael Ontkean. It depicts a minor league hockey team that resorts to violent ...more

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The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider
The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter ...more

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Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau
Cool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Talladega Nights: The Ba... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Amy Adams
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a 2006 American sports comedy film directed by Adam McKay. Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) stays atop the heap thanks to a pact ...more

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Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid
Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, and Bill Murray. It was filmed in and around Pittsburgh, ...more

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Bull Durham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins
Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film. It is partly based upon the minor league experiences of writer/director Ron Shelton and depicts the players and fans of the Durham ...more

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The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock
The Longest Yard is a 2005 American sports comedy film, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. Adam Sandler plays the protagonist, Paul Crewe, a disgraced former professional quarterback ...more

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White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez
White Men Can't Jump is a 1992 American sports buddy comedy film written and directed by Ron Shelton, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as streetball hustlers. The film was released in ...more

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Blades of Glory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Jenna Fischer
Blades of Glory is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, and starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. The movie was produced by MTV Films, Red Hour and Smart ...more

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Semi-Pro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Woody Harrelson
Semi-Pro is a 2008 American sports comedy film from New Line Cinema. The film was directed by Kent Alterman and stars Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin and Maura Tierney. The ...more
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The Benchwarmers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
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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Tin Cup is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson
Tin Cup is a 1996 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Ron Shelton, and starring Kevin Costner and Rene Russo with Cheech Marin and Don Johnson in major supporting roles.

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Goon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
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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Kicking & Screaming ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Mike Ditka
Kicking & Screaming is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Jesse Dylan starring Will Ferrell and Robert Duvall. It focuses on the exploits of a boys' soccer team and their new coach.
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Celtic Pride is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Larry Bird, Deion Sanders, Dan Aykroyd
Celtic Pride is a 1996 American comedy written by Judd Apatow and Colin Quinn, and directed by Tom DeCerchio. It stars Daniel Stern and Dan Aykroyd as Mike O'Hara and Jimmy Flaherty, two ...more
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BASEketball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Jenny McCarthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Victoria Silvstedt
BASEketball is a 1998 American sports comedy film by David Zucker starring South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Dian Bachar, Robert Vaughn, Ernest Borgnine, Yasmine Bleeth, ...more
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Major League II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
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Charlie Sheen, Jay Leno, Tom Berenger
Major League II is a 1994 sequel to the 1989 film Major League. Major League II stars most of the same cast from the original, including Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, and Corbin Bernsen. Absent ...more
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Olympic Dreams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Alexi Pappas, Nick Kroll, Gus Kenworthy
Olympic dreams is a 2020 American comedy directed by Jeremy Teicher. A young cross-country skier bonds with a volunteer doctor after her competition ends.
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Nacho Libre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Peter Stormare
Nacho Libre is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Jared Hess and written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and Mike White. It was loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta, aka Rev. Sergio ...more

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Fighting with My Family ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost
Fighting with My Family is a 2019 comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Merchant, based on the the life of WWE wrestler Paige. The Bevis family, who all are professional wrestlers, try to work ...more
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Uncle Drew is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Uncle Drew
Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O'Neal
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