The Best Golf Movies 

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List Rules Films about or featuring golfers or tournaments

A list of the best golf movies. This is a list of films that feature golf as a central theme. We're pretty sure we've included all of the best films, but if you believe we missed one please feel free to add it to the list yourself. While "watching golf" may be considered by many to be one of the most boring experiences on earth, movies about golf are often incredibly entertaining. All genres are included on this list, although dramas and comedies tend to be the most popular. Golf is one of the oldest sports in the world, steeped in plenty of tradition, such as its caddies, golf clubs, and the hole in one. No surprise then that Hollywood likes to make use of golf in their films.

You'll find many of these best golf movies on Netflix, so if you spot a title you haven't seen yet, you should check it out! There are many golf movies on too.

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Golf Movies
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

Released: 1980

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Released: 1980 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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Shia LaBeouf, Peyton List, Joe Jackson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Bill Paxton

Released: 2005 The Greatest Game Ever Played is a 2005 biographical sports film based on the early life of golf champion Francis Ouimet. The film was directed by Bill Paxton; Shia LaBeouf plays the role of ...more

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Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Released: 1996 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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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Golf Movies
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

Released: 1996

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Released: 1996 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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uncle_fweddy added Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Redford

Released: 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance is a 2000 American sports drama directed by Robert Redford and starring Will Smith, Matt Damon and Charlize Theron. It is based on the 1995 book of the same title by ...more

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clash1977 added Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Malcolm McDowell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius is a 2004 biographical drama film based on the life of Bobby Jones, the only player in the sport to win all four of the men's major golf championships in a single ...more
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clash1977 added Randy Quaid, Jack Warden, Brett Cullen

Released: 1988

Directed by: Bobby Roth

Released: 1988 Dead Solid Perfect is a 1988 American film following the life of a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. It was produced by HBO films and based on the novel of the same name by Dan Jenkins. ...more
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clash1977 added Gary Sinise, Brian Doyle-Murray, Philip Baker Hall

Released: 2001

Directed by: J. Mills Goodloe

Released: 2001 Jim Price is an average guy who works hard and plays by the rules. He's not considered one of the country club's most distinguished members, but he quickly gains prestige through the ...more
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wiabux added Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Donna Reed

Released: 1953

Directed by: Norman Taurog

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Seven Days in Utopia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Golf Movies
Robert Duvall, Deborah Ann Woll, Melissa Leo

Released: 2011

Directed by: Matt Russell

Seven Days in Utopia is a religious drama sport film directed by Matt Russell, starring Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, and Melissa Leo. The film is based on the book Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven ...more

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Pat and Mike is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Golf Movies
Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Charles Bronson

Released: 1952

Directed by: George Cukor

Released: 1952 Pat and Mike is a 1952 American romantic comedy film starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. The movie was written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, and directed by George Cukor, who also ...more
From the Rough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Golf Movies
Taraji P. Henson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Tom Felton

Released: 2011

Directed by: Pierre Bagley

From the Rough is a sports drama film based on the true story of Catana Starks, a former Tennessee State Tigers swim coach, who became the first woman ever to coach a college men’s golf team. ...more
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mwraber added Malcolm McDowell, Frances Fisher, Joanne Whalley

Released: 2010

Directed by: Susan Streitfeld

Golf in the Kingdom is a 2010 drama film written and directed by Susan Streitfeld.
The Short Game is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Golf Movies

Released: 2013

Directed by: Josh Greenbaum

The Short Game is a 2013 documentary film about 7- and 8-year-old golfers. Directed by Josh Greenbaum, it presents eight entrants in the 2012 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship. The movie ...more
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bojanthebest added Tim Conway, Vincent Schiavelli, Michele Smith

Released: 1987

Directed by: Roger Beatty

Dorf on Golf is a 1987 comedy film starring Tim Conway, Vincent Schiavelli and Michele Smith. The film is the first in a series of eight films released by Conway using the Dorf sporting theme. ...more
Caddyshack II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Golf Movies
Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Randy Quaid

Released: 1988

Directed by: Allan Arkush

Released: 1988 Caddyshack II is a 1988 golf comedy film and sequel to Caddyshack. The film stars Jackie Mason, Dan Aykroyd, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Randy Quaid, Chevy Chase, Jonathan Silverman, and Jessica ...more

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