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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 Amazon.com too.

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Tin Cup


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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. ...more

Actors: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Cheech Marin, + more

Initial Release: 1996

Directed by: Ron Shelton

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Golf Movies
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Caddyshack


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, Ted Knight, and Bill Murray. Doyle-Murray also has a supporting role. This was Ramis' first feature film ...more

Actors: Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Brian Doyle-Murray, Ted Knight, + more

Initial Release: 1980

Directed by: Harold Ramis

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Golf Movies
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Happy Gilmore


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 a talent for golf. The screenplay was written by Sandler and Tim Herlihy. This film was the first of ...more

Actors: Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen, Kevin Nealon, Joe Sakic, + more

Initial Release: 1996

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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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 Ouimet. The film's screenplay was adapted by Mark Frost from his book, The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry ...more

Actors: Shia LaBeouf, Peyton List, Joe Jackson, Stephen Dillane, Elias Koteas, + more

Initial Release: 2005

Directed by: Bill Paxton

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