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1.
Raging Bull (1980)
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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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
2.
Space Jam (1996)
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Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Tunes play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Pytka
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
3.
The Hustler (1961)
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An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
4.
The Wrestler (2008)
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A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. (109 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
5.
Rocky (1976)
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Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
6.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
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A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
7.
Field of Dreams (1989)
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An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come. (107 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
8.
The Fighter (2010)
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A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. (116 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
9.
Breaking Away (1979)
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A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl. (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
10.
Caddyshack (1980)
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An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
11.
Warrior (2011)
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The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother. (140 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
12.
The Bad News Bears (1976)
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An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
13.
Rocky IV (1985)
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After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge. (91 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
14.
Rocky II (1979)
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Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch. (119 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
15.
Bring It On (2000)
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A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships. (98 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
16.
Coach Carter (2005)
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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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
17.
Happy Gilmore (1996)
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A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house. (92 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
18.
Cool Runnings (1993)
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When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified to the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team. (98 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
19.
Cars (2006)
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A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. (117 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
20.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
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A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain. (92 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
21.
Blades of Glory (2007)
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In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team. (93 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
22.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
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#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test. (108 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
23.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
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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 with the only athlete who stays with him. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
24.
Cinderella Man (2005)
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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
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
25.
Rocky III (1982)
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After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy. (99 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
26.
Eight Men Out (1988)
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A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series. (119 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
27.
Rocky Balboa (2006)
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Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon. (102 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
28.
Ice Princess (2005)
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With the help of her coach, her mum, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey (Trachtenberg) from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater. (98 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
29.
Ali (2001)
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A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974. (157 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
30.
The Boxer (1997)
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Young Danny Flynn is released from prison after 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood. (113 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
31.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them. (162 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
32.
Days of Thunder (1990)
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A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level. (107 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
33.
The Benchwarmers (2006)
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A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard children baseball squads. (80 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
34.
Bad News Bears (2005)
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A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs. (113 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
35.
Angels in the Outfield (1994)
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When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible. (102 mins.)
Director: William Dear
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
36.
Blue Chips (1994)
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A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive. (108 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
37.
Rocky V (1990)
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Reluctantly retired from boxing and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him; As the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy. (104 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
38.
The Longest Yard (2005)
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Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards. (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
“ 5/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford