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The Best Golf Movies

Updated January 13, 2021 2.7k votes 1.0k voters 85.6k views37 items

List RulesFilms 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 Amazon.com too.

What are the best golf movies? Take a look here and see for yourself.
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    The Greatest Game Ever Played

    Shia LaBeouf, Peyton List

    Released2005

    Directed byBill 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 Ouimet....  more

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    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis 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 a...  more

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    The Legend of Bagger Vance

    Charlize Theron, Will Smith

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert 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 Steven...  more
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    Tin Cup

    Kevin Costner, Rene Russo

    Released1996

    Directed byRon 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....  more

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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold 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, Ted...  more

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    Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

    Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani

    Released2004

    Directed byRowdy 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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    Dead Solid Perfect

    Randy Quaid, Jack Warden

    Released1988

    Directed byBobby 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...  more
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    A Gentleman's Game

    Gary Sinise, Brian Doyle-Murray

    Released2001

    Directed byJ. 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 accomplishments...  more
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    The Caddy

    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

    Released1953

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Released: 1953
    The Caddy is a 1953 American film starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis. It was filmed from November 24, 1952 through February 23, 1953 and was released by Paramount Pictures on August 10,...  more
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    Dorf on Golf

    Tim Conway, Vincent Schiavelli

    Released1987

    Directed byRoger 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. The...  more
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    Seven Days in Utopia

    Robert Duvall, Deborah Ann Woll

    Released2011

    Directed byMatt 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 Days at...  more
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    Caddyshack II

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1988

    Directed byAllan 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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    Who's Your Caddy?

    Lil Wayne, Jeffrey Jones

    Released2007

    Directed byDon Michael Paul

    Released: 2007
    Who's Your Caddy? is a 2007 comedy film directed by Don Michael Paul, and starring Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Andy Milonakis, Faizon Love, Terry Crews, Tony Cox, Jeffrey Jones, and Jesper Parnevik. It is...  more
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    The Tiger Woods Story

    Keith David, John Cho

    Released1998

    Directed byLeVar Burton

    Released: 1998
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    National Lampoon's Golf Punks

    Tom Arnold, James Kirk

    Released1998

    Directed byHarvey Frost

    Golf Punks is a 1998 film starring Tom Arnold as an out-of-work golf pro, who gets pulled into teaching the game to a group of young golfers at a public course....  more
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    Miracle on the 17th Green

    Meredith Baxter, Ernie Hudson

    Released1999

    Directed byMichael Switzer

    Released: 1999
    Miracle on the 17th Green is a 1999 TV film directed by Michael Switzer....  more
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    The Foursome

    Kevin Dillon, Chris Gauthier

    Released2006

    Directed byWilliam Dear

    The Foursome is a 2006 American comedy film. It is about 4 college friends who reconnect at their 20-year college reunion on the golf course. The film stars Kevin Dillon, John Shaw, Chris Gauthier...  more
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    Blades

    Robert North, Jeremy Whelan

    Released1989

    Directed byThomas R. Rondinella

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    Daltry Calhoun

    Elizabeth Banks, Juliette Lewis

    Released2005

    Directed byKatrina Holden Bronson

    Daltry Calhoun is a 2005 film, written and directed by Katrina Holden Bronson and starring Johnny Knoxville as the lead character Daltry Calhoun and Sophie Traub as his estranged daughter. Famed...  more
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    Pat and Mike

    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy

    Released1952

    Directed byGeorge 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
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    The Man with the Perfect Swing

    Marco Perella, Suzanne Savoy

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Hovis

    The Man with the Perfect Swing is a 1995 American comedy-drama movie written and directed by Michael Hovis....  more
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    Golfballs!

    Elizabeth Rodriguez, Jennifer Lawrence

    Released1999

    Directed bySteve Procko

    Golfballs! is a 1999 comedy movie written by Robert Small and directed by Steve Procko....
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    Love in the Rough

    Robert Montgomery, Penny Singleton

    Released1930

    Directed byCharles Reisner

    Love in the Rough is a 1930 comedy, musical and romance film written by Sarah Y. Mason, Vincent Lawrence, Joseph Farnham and Robert E. Hopkins and directed by Charles Reisner, based on the play by...  more
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    The Greenskeeper

    John Rocker, Thomas Merdis

    Released2002

    Directed byAdam Johnson, Tripp Norton

    The Greenskeeper is a 2002 horror film starring former Major League Baseball relief pitcher John Rocker as the titular character....  more
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    Golf in the Kingdom

    Malcolm McDowell, Frances Fisher

    Released2010

    Directed bySusan Streitfeld

    Golf in the Kingdom is a 2010 drama film written and directed by Susan Streitfeld....  more