GREAT SPORTS MOVIES EVER, TOP 25 (not in particular order)

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1.
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon. (120 mins.)
Director: Bill Paxton
“ Cast: Shia Lebeouf, Stephen Dillane
Director: Bill Paxton
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Running Time: 120mins ” - elsacristan
 
2.
Miracle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. (135 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
“ Cast: Kurt Russel
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Running TIme: 135mins ” - elsacristan
 
3.
Friday Night Lights (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ Cast: Billy bob Thorton
Director: Peter Berg
Studio: Imagine Entertainment
Running Time: 118mins ” - elsacristan
 
4.
Remember the Titans (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. (113 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
“ Cast: Denzel Washington
Director: Boaz Yakin
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Running Time: 113mins ” - elsacristan
 
5.
We Are Marshall (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive. (131 mins.)
Director: McG
“ Cast: Matthew McConaughey
Director: Joseph Nichol
Studio: Legendary Pictures
Running Time: 124mins ” - elsacristan
 
6.
Seabiscuit (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. (140 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Cast: Tobey Maguire
Director: Gary Ross
Studio: Spyglass Entertainment
Running Time: 141mins ” - elsacristan
 
7.
Glory Road (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship. (118 mins.)
Director: James Gartner
“ Cast: Josh Lucas
Director: James Gartner
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Running Time: 118mins ” - elsacristan
 
8.
Hoosiers (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship. (114 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
“ Cast: Gene Hackman
Director: David Anspaugh
Studio: Hemdale Film Corporation
Running Time: 115mins ” - elsacristan
 
9.
The Express (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. (130 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
“ Cast: Red Brown
Director: Gary Fleder
Studio: Davis Entertainment
Running Time: 130mins ” - elsacristan
 
10.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. (109 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
“ Cast: Max Pomeranc
Director: Steven Zaillian
Studio: Mirage Entertainment
Running Time: 109mins ” - elsacristan
 
11.
61* (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. (129 mins.)
Director: Billy Crystal
“ Cast: Thomas Jane/ Barry Pepper
Director: Billy Crystal
Studio: HBO
Running Time: 129mins ” - elsacristan
 
12.
Coach Carter (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him. (136 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
“ Cast: Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Thomas Carter
Studio: MTV Films
Running Time: 136mins ” - elsacristan
 
13.
Gridiron Gang (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together. (125 mins.)
Director: Phil Joanou
“ Cast: Dwayne Johnson
Director: Phil Joanou
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Running Time: 126mins ” - elsacristan
 
14.
Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The extremely talented Santiago Munez is given a chance at professional football, after being spotted by a scout who has ties with Newcastle United. (118 mins.)
Director: Danny Cannon
“ Cast: Kuno Becker
Director: Danny Cannon
Studio: Touchtone Pictures
Running Time: 118mins ” - elsacristan
 
15.
Raging Bull (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Cast: Robert De Niro
Director: Martin Scorsese
Studio: United Artists
Running Time: 129mins ” - elsacristan
 
16.
Cinderella Man (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s. (144 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Cast: Russel Crowe
Director: Ron Howard
Studio: Imagine Entertainment
Running Time: 144mins ” - elsacristan
 
17.
Hardball (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend. (106 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
“ Cast: Keanu Reeves
Director: Brian Robbins
Studio: Fireworks Pictures
Running Time: 106mins ” - elsacristan
 
18.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. (125 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
 
19.
Rocky (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
 
20.
Rudy (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame. (114 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
 
21.
Field of Dreams (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come. (107 mins.)
 
22.
The Blind Side (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. (129 mins.)
 
23.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
24.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
25.
Sugar (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dominican baseball star Miguel "Sugar" Santos is recruited to play in the U.S. minor-leagues. (114 mins.)
“ Cast: Algenis Perez Soto
Director: Ana Boden
Studio: HBO Films
Running Time: 120mins ” - elsacristan