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The Best Golf Movies

Updated April 9, 2020 2.8k votes 961 voters 84.5k views17 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
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    The Greatest Game Ever Played

    Shia LaBeouf, Peyton List

    Released2005

    Directed byBill Paxton

    Released: 2005
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    Caddyshack
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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Released: 1980
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    The Legend of Bagger Vance
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    The Legend of Bagger Vance

    Charlize Theron, Will Smith

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Redford

    Released: 2000
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    Tin Cup
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    Tin Cup

    Kevin Costner, Rene Russo

    Released1996

    Directed byRon Shelton

    Released: 1996
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    Happy Gilmore
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    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Released: 1996
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    Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
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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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Caddy
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    The Caddy

    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

    Released1953

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Released: 1953
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    Dead Solid Perfect
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    Dead Solid Perfect

    Randy Quaid, Jack Warden

    Released1988

    Directed byBobby Roth

    Released: 1988
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    A Gentleman's Game
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    A Gentleman's Game

    Gary Sinise, Brian Doyle-Murray

    Released2001

    Directed byJ. Mills Goodloe

    Released: 2001
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    Seven Days in Utopia
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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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Pat and Mike
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    Pat and Mike

    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy

    Released1952

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    Released: 1952
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    The Short Game
    The Short Game is a 2013 documentary film about 7- and 8-year-old golfers. Directed by Josh... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Caddyshack II
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    Caddyshack II

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1988

    Directed byAllan Arkush

    Released: 1988
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    Dorf on Golf
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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.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    From the Rough
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    From the Rough

    Taraji P. Henson, Michael Clarke Duncan

    Released2011

    Directed byPierre Bagley

    From the Rough is a sports drama film based on the true story of Catana Starks, a former... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Follow the Sun: the Ben Hogan Story
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    Golf in the Kingdom
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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.Amazon buy button