film The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports  

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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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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Happy Gilmore 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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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Caddyshack 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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Major League is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Major League 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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Talladega Nights: The Ballad o... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Amy Adams, Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen Ricky Bobby (WILL FERRELL) has always dreamed of driving fast -- real fast -- like his father, Reese Bobby (GARY COLE), who left the family to pursue his racing dreams. Early on, Ricky’s mother, ...more

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Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Cool Runnings 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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Slap Shot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Slap Shot 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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DodgeBall: A True Underdog Sto... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story 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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Bull Durham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Bull Durham 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 Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
The Waterboy 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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White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
White Men Can't Jump 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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Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Kingpin 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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Tin Cup is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Tin Cup 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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The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
The Longest Yard 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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Semi-Pro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Semi-Pro 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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Blades of Glory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Blades of Glory 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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Kicking & Screaming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Kicking & Screaming 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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Nacho Libre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Nacho Libre 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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The Benchwarmers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
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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Goon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
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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Leatherheads is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Leatherheads George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski Leatherheads is a 2008 American sports comedy film from Universal Pictures directed by and starring George Clooney. The film also stars Renée Zellweger, Jonathan Pryce, and John Krasinski ...more

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Celtic Pride is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Celtic Pride 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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Ladybugs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Ladybugs Rodney Dangerfield, Tommy Lasorda, Jonathan Brandis Ladybugs is a sports-comedy family film released in 1992 starring Rodney Dangerfield and directed by Sidney J. Furie. Dangerfield plays a businessman who takes over a girls soccer team which the ...more

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BASEketball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
BASEketball 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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Rebound is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
Rebound Martin Lawrence, Megan Mullally, Tom Arnold Rebound is a 2005 comedy film directed by Steve Carr and starring Martin Lawrence as a disgraced college basketball coach who returns to his old middle school to coach the boys' basketball team. ...more

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The Comebacks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Sports
The Comebacks Bradley Cooper, Stacy Keibler, Dennis Rodman The Comebacks is a 2007 American satirical comedy film directed by Tom Brady. This film is a parody of the clichés and plots of the sports film genre. In the UK, Greece, Finland, ...more