Sports Movies The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite sports movies that mix elements of comedy and drama.

Between the thrill of competition and the human stories that are at the heart of athletics, sports dramedies have something for everyone. The top sports dramedies feature complicated relationships and funny dialogue. This is a list of the greatest funny drama movies about sports, including everything from Jerry Maguire to The Longest Yard to The Mighty Ducks.

What films will you find on this list of great sports comedy dramas? A League of Their Own explores a variety of issues, including sexism, corporatism, and the realities of war, with humor and heart. Penny Marshall directed an all-star cast - including Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, and Madonna - in this sports favorite. Friday Night Lights is another great serious sports movie with a touch of humor. The Sandlot is a beloved coming-of-age tale full of laughs and lessons from the ball field. Other good films featured on this list include Varsity Blues and Slap Shot.

Which of these dramatic sports movies deserves the top spot on this list? Vote up your favorite dramedy, and please add any good movies that are missing.

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A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
A League Of Their Own Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Directed by Penny Marshall, the ...more

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The Replacements is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
The Replacements Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Jon Favreau filmography The Replacements is a 2000 American sports comedy film directed by Howard Deutch. It stars Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, and Brooke Langton.

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Slap Shot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
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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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, RenĂ©e Zellweger Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe, and stars Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Renée Zellweger. It was ...more

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw Friday Night Lights is a 2004 sports drama film, directed by Peter Berg, which documents the coach and players of a high school football team and the Texas city of Odessa that supports and is ...more

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Varsity Blues is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
Varsity Blues Ali Larter, Paul Walker, Amy Smart Varsity Blues is a 1999 American coming-of-age sports comedy-drama film directed by Brian Robbins that follows a small-town high school football team and their overbearing coach through a ...more

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The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke The Longest Yard is a 1974 American sports comedy film directed by Robert Aldrich. Written by Tracy Keenan Wynn based on a story by producer Albert S. Ruddy, the film follows inmates at a prison ...more

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Tin Cup is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
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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Any Given Sunday is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
Any Given Sunday Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx Any Given Sunday is a 1999 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone depicting a fictional professional American football team. The film features an ensemble cast, consisting of Al Pacino, ...more

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Mystery, Alaska is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
Mystery, Alaska Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds Mystery, Alaska is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Jay Roach about an amateur ice hockey team, from the fictional small-town of Mystery, that plays an exhibition game against the New York ...more

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North Dallas Forty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
North Dallas Forty Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Dabney Coleman North Dallas Forty is a 1979 film drama starring Nick Nolte, Mac Davis, and G. D. Spradlin set in the world of American professional football. It was directed by Ted Kotcheff and based on the ...more

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Blue Chips is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
Blue Chips Shaquille O'Neal, Larry Bird, Kevin Garnett Blue Chips is a 1994 basketball drama film, directed by William Friedkin, written by Ron Shelton and starring Nick Nolte as a college coach and real-life basketball stars Shaquille O'Neal and ...more

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Stick It is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
Stick It Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Kellan Lutz Stick It is an American teen comedy-drama film starring Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, and Vanessa Lengies. It was written and directed by Jessica Bendinger, writer of Bring It On; the film marks ...more

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Breaking Away is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
Breaking Away Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, Daniel Stern Breaking Away is a 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film that follows a group of four male teenagers in Bloomington, Indiana, who have recently graduated from high school. It stars ...more

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Bend It like Beckham is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
Bend It Like Beckham Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis and Archie Panjabi, first released in the ...more

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Win Win is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
Win Win Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor, Melanie Lynskey Win Win is a 2011 comedy-drama directed and written by Thomas McCarthy. The main characters are played by Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young and ...more

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Big Wednesday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
Big Wednesday Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent, Barbara Hale Big Wednesday is a 1978 American coming of age film directed by John Milius. Co-written by Milius and Dennis Aaberg, it is loosely based on their own experiences at Malibu and a short story ...more

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Summer Catch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Great Sports Dramedy Movies, Ranked
Summer Catch Jessica Biel, Brittany Murphy, Freddie Prinze Summer Catch is a 2001 romantic comedy film starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jessica Biel and Matthew Lillard. The film was directed by Mike Tollin, marking his feature film directorial debut. The ...more