There's nothing more exciting than an underdog team fighting to win the big game, especially when kids are involved. The top kids sports movies are typically about overcoming differences and working together to reach the same goal. This is a list of sports movies for children featuring everything from The Karate Kid to Cool Runnings to Ladybugs.
What family-favorite movies will you find on this list of the best children's sports films? Baseball fanatics might vote The Sandlot to the top of the collection. This movie has all of the elements of a classic kids' sports film, including teamwork, friendship, and one big, terrifying, slobbering dog. The Bad News Bears is another classic kids sports movie for the whole family. Although Rudy is about a college football team, the title character's relentless spirit is inspiring for sports fans of all ages. Other good films featured on this roundup of top sports movies for kids include The Mighty Ducks, Cars, and Kicking and Screaming.
Do you have a favorite kids' sports movie? Give the best films a thumbs up and please add any good movies that are missing.
Looking for more family friends sports movies? Check out this list of the best Disney sports movies.
- 16130The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy... more
- 12636The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G.... more
- 9539The Mighty Ducks is a series of three live-action films released in the 1990s by Walt Disney... more
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- 8229Rookie of the Year is a 1993 American sports comedy film starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary... more
- 7630Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life... more
- 8235Little Giants is a 1994 family sports comedy film, starring Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill as... more
- 7737Cool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon,... more
- 8544Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar... more
- 7338Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars... more
- 7442A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account... more
- 6634The Bad News Bears is a 1976 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie. It stars Walter Matthau... more
- 5632Little Big League is a 1994 family sports film about a 12 year-old who suddenly becomes the... more
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- 6447The Karate Kid is a 2010 Chinese-American martial arts drama film directed by Harald Zwart. It... more
- 5338The Game Plan is a 2007 American family sports comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and... more
- 4743The Big Green is a 1995 Walt Disney Pictures film starring Steve Guttenberg and Olivia d'Abo,... more
- 3749Ice Princess is a 2005 American figure-skating film directed by Tim Fywell, written by Hadley... more
- 3445Kicking & Screaming is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Jesse Dylan starring Will... more
- 3444McFarland, USA is an American 2015 sports drama film directed by Niki Caro and produced by... more
- 3851Like Mike is a 2002 film directed by John Schultz and starring Lil' Bow Wow. The film was... more
- 2942Ladybugs is a sports-comedy family film released in 1992 starring Rodney Dangerfield and... more
- 3153The Next Karate Kid is a 1994 American martial arts drama film starring Pat Morita and Hilary... more
- 2041Hardball is a 2001 American dramedy film directed by Brian Robbins. It stars Keanu Reeves,... more
- 2354MVP: Most Valuable Primate is a 2000 feature film that sparked the MVP franchise. The film's... more