A Movie For Every Sport

I only picked 1 movie for every sport because this list would be too long for all the baseball, football and boxing movies. These are not necessarily the best or my favorite sports movies for each category, but certainly some of the most memorable. Let me know what some of your favorites are.
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1.
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.)
“ Boxing - The best underdog sports movie. This is a tie with Raging Bull for my favorite boxing movie. ” - live710
 
2.
North Dallas Forty (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s. (119 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
“ Football - This movies showed the impact the sport has on a player's personal life and is still true today. ” - live710
 
3.
Bull Durham (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him. (108 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ Baseball - Just an overall great movie. ” - live710
 
4.
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
“ Basketball - One of my most favorite sports movies ever. ” - live710
 
5.
Victory (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape. (116 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Soccer (or Football depending on where you are from) - The cast consists mostly of the best soccer players from around the world. And Sylvester Stallone. ” - live710
 
6.
Slap Shot (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. (123 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ Hockey - Not my favorite hockey movie but certainly the funniest thanks to the Hanson Bros. ” - live710
 
7.
Caddyshack (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ Golf - One of THE funniest movies ever made. I bet every golfer has quoted this movie at least once on the golf course. ” - live710
 
8.
Jocks (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else. (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Carver
“ Tennis - One of those cheesy comedies from the 80's that stuck with me over the years. ” - live710
 
9.
The Hustler (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
“ Pool - Another one of my most favorite sports movies. ” - live710
 
10.
Kingpin (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches. (113 mins.)
“ Bowling - One of the funniest movies to come out in the past 15 years. ” - live710
 
11.
Days of Thunder (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level. (107 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ Auto Racing - A little corny by today's standards but still has some great racing sequences. ” - live710
 
12.
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
“ Horse Racing - My opinion the acting makes this movie the best of it's kind. ” - live710
 
13.
The Karate Kid (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. (126 mins.)
“ Martial Arts - I could have seperate categories for kickboxing, MMA, etc... but it's easier this way. And Mr. Miyagi is one of my most favorite characters ever. ” - live710
 
14.
Pumping Iron (1977 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr... (85 mins.)
“ Bodybuilding - Arnold Schwarzenegger, meet the World.
The World, Arnold Schwarzenegger. ” - live710
 
15.
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team. (91 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
“ Skateboarding - Extreme sports would be no where close to what it is today if not for these kids. ” - live710
 
16.
The Endless Summer (1966 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters. (95 mins.)
Director: Bruce Brown
“ Surfing - I just love the geography of this movie. ” - live710
 
17.
8 Seconds (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and... (105 mins.)
“ Rodeo - My opinion of the sport was completely changed after I saw this movie. ” - live710
 
18.
The Wrestler (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. (109 mins.)
“ Professional Wrestling - You get a whole different perspective of what wrestlers are put through. The action may be choreographed but the pain is real. You should also see the documentary Beyond The Mat. I was thinking of using the Hulk Hogan movie No Holds Barred, but nah. ” - live710
 
19.
Vision Quest (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington has trouble focusing on his training regimen when a beautiful young drifter takes up temporary residence at his home. (107 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
“ Amateur Wrestling - A little bit like Rocky but it still strikes a chord with me. ” - live710
 
20.
Over the Top (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championship. (93 mins.)
Director: Menahem Golan
“ Arm Wrestling - A really bad movie with nothing more than an excuse for Stallone to flex his biceps. I loved it as a kid though. ” - live710
 
21.
American Flyers (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains... (113 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ Cycling - Most people like Breaking Away, but this one stands out for me. Maybe because my brother used to watch it all the time when we were younger. ” - live710
 
22.
Hot Dog... The Movie (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes. (96 mins.)
Director: Peter Markle
“ Skiing - Another one of those cheesy 80's movies. ” - live710
 
23.
Side Out (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Israelson
“ Volleyball - I played a lot of beach volleyball as a teenager and I watched this movie all the time. ” - live710
 
24.
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
“ Running - I think it's the music that makes this more memorable for me. ” - live710
 
25.
Rollerball (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game. (125 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ Roller Derby - Brutal movie. Roller Derby is recently making a little bit of a comeback. ” - live710
 
26.
Oxford Blues (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A young American hustler pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford, where he must enroll to obtain her. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Boris
“ Rowing - This was one of my most favorite movies when I was growing up. ” - live710
 
27.
Wind (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to... (126 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
“ Sailing - A pretty stupid movie but I couldn't think of any other movie about sailing. One Crazy Summer or Summer Rental might fit this category. ” - live710
 
28.
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
“ Chess - Some people actually consider chess a sport. ” - live710
 
29.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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.)
“ Dodgeball - Ok, this is not really a "sport" but believe it or not there are actual dodgeball leagues. And I think Spike TV used to air competitions after this movie came out. Very funny movie also. F'in Chuck Norris!" ” - live710
 
30.
Blades of Glory (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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.)
“ Figure Skating - I was thinking of using Ice Castles instead of this movie. Both are pretty bad movies but this one is more memorable. ” - live710
 
31.
Bring It On (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
“ Cheerleading - Young girls in cheerleading outfits jumping up and down. Does it get any better?? How about Debbie Does Dallas for a cheerleading movie? ” - live710
 
32.
Balls of Fury (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona, is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng. (90 mins.)
“ Ping Pong - I'm a fan of the Reno 911 series but this is just an all around bad movie. What was Christopher Walken thinking?? ” - live710
 
33.
Gymkata (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Johnathan Cabot is a champion gymnast. In the tiny, yet savage, country of Parmistan, there is a perfect spot for a "star wars" site... (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
“ Gymnastics - OK, maybe this is more of an action movie than a sports movie, but I have it listed simply for laughs. Anyone who has seen this movie is laughing right now. ” - live710
 
34.
Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality. (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Olympics - Considered one of the greatest american athletes ever. Sometimes it's a shame how we treat out heroes. ” - live710
 
35.
Cool Runnings (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
“ Bobsledding - Thanks to jefaud for reminding me of this one. I have loved every John Candy movie. One of the funniest actors of all time. R.I.P. ” - live710
 
36.
Snowboard Academy (1996 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
A wacky free-for-all comedy about the riotous rivalry between snobby skiers and knuckle-dragging snowboarders. (88 mins.)
Director: John Shepphird
“ Snowboarding - Watched this late one night when there was nothing else on. Just a god-awful movie. ” - live710
 
37.
Beer League (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An unemployed slacker inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league. (86 mins.)
“ Softball - Saw part of this on Comedy Central. So bad I had to turn it off. ” - live710
 
38.
Invictus (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. (134 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Rugby - Haven't seen it yet. ” - live710
 
39.
Diving In (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A high school diver fights his fear of heights and diving to get onto the team. He gets onto the team... (93 mins.)
“ Diving - Haven't seen it yet. ” - live710
 
40.
Pride (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation. (104 mins.)
Director: Sunu Gonera
“ Swimming - Haven't seen it yet. ” - live710
 
41.
Patiala House (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
a victim of British racial violence and profiling prevents his son from playing cricket. (140 mins.)
Director: Nikhil Advani
“ Cricket - Haven't seen it yet. ” - live710
 
42.
Men with Brooms (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Four men take time from their personal problems to reunite as a curling team and compete in a bonspiel that will restore their honour. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Gross
“ Curling - Haven't seen it yet. R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen. ” - live710
 
43.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. (94 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Ballroom Dancing - Haven't seen it yet. ” - live710
 
44.
By the Sword (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students... (91 mins.)
“ Fencing - Haven't seen it yet. ” - live710
 
45.
Supercross (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm. (80 mins.)
Director: Steve Boyum
“ Motocross - Haven't seen it yet. ” - live710
 
46.
Thunder Over Reno (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Torn between big dreams and family loyalties, Butch joins Pete after an argument about his plans with his father... (93 mins.)
Director: Mitch Carley
“ Air Racing - Haven't seen it yet. ” - live710
 
47.
Chak de! India (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A disgraced hockey player coaches the women's national team to win back his honor and dignity. (153 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
“ Field Hockey - Haven't seen it yet. ” - live710
 
48.
Madison (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A story about a man's personal struggle to victory in the 1971 Madison, Indiana hydro-plane regatta. (94 mins.)
Director: William Bindley
“ Powerboat Racing - Haven't seen it yet. ” - live710
 
49.
Spirit of the Wind (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
True life story of George Attla - famous Alaskan dog sled driver. The film shows the life of Attla as... (98 mins.)
Director: Ralph Liddle
“ Dogsled Racing - Haven't seen it yet. ” - live710
 
50.
Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Yet another tradition in the tradition of "ragtag misfits" in Japanese comedy...Sumo Do, Sumo Don't tells the story of a university sumo club in Japan... (105 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Suo
“ Sumo Wrestling - Haven't seen it yet. ” - live710