Top Sport Movies of the 20th Centuryby hiddenagenda1 | created - 16 Apr 2012 | updated - 16 Apr 2012 | Public
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1. Surf Ninjas (1993)
PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Two boys learn from a mysterious warrior that they are the heirs to the throne of Patusan and set out to overthrow the current monarchy.
Votes: 6,779 | Gross: $4.92M
2. 3 Ninjas (1992)
PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Family
Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the ... See full summary »
Votes: 17,766 | Gross: $29.00M
3. No One Would Tell (1996 TV Movie)
96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A shy high school student's seemingly perfect relationship with a popular jock quickly turns abusive and dangerous.
4. Field of Dreams (1989)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 93,994 | Gross: $64.43M
5. Air Bud (1997)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his ... See full summary »
Votes: 14,232 | Gross: $24.63M
6. The Sandlot (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
Votes: 64,950 | Gross: $32.42M
7. Cool Runnings (1993)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.
Votes: 77,971 | Gross: $68.86M
8. Rookie of the Year (1993)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.
Votes: 20,082 | Gross: $53.58M
9. Angels in the Outfield (1994)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 24,475 | Gross: $50.24M
10. Jerry Maguire (1996)
R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 208,592 | Gross: $153.95M
11. The Love Bug (1968)
G | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.
12. The Longest Yard (1974)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
13. An All New Adventure of Disney's Sport Goofy (1987 TV Movie)
47 min | Animation
Using a new opening and a recut of many older animation films linked together with Stan Freberg's narration, the story is told of how Goofy, after failure at many sports and jobs, finally finds success as a soccer star.
14. Johnny Tsunami (1999 TV Movie)
TV-G | 88 min | Drama, Family, Sport
A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont.
15. The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.
Votes: 5,984 | Gross: $25.38M
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16. Mr. Baseball (1992)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Jack Elliot, once a great baseball player, is forced to play in Japan where his brash, egotistical ways cause friction with his new teammates and friends.
Votes: 8,780 | Gross: $20.88M
17. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Votes: 78,660 | Gross: $107.53M
18. The Mighty Ducks (1992)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.
Votes: 49,269 | Gross: $50.75M
19. D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Gordon Bombay is forced to withdraw from the minor hockey league with a knee injury. Much to his surprise, he is given the job of coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games in ... See full summary »
Votes: 30,839 | Gross: $45.61M
20. D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team.
Votes: 20,955 | Gross: $22.94M
21. The Karate Kid (1984)
PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family
A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.
Votes: 145,278 | Gross: $90.82M
22. The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Romance
Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.
Votes: 60,198 | Gross: $115.10M
23. Brink! (1998 TV Movie)
TV-G | 99 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Andy "Brink" Brinker and his in-line skating crew--Peter, Jordy, and Gabriella--who call themselves "Soul-Skaters" (which means they skate for the fun of it, and not for the money), clash ... See full summary »
24. Space Jam (1996)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
Votes: 128,915 | Gross: $90.46M
25. Caddyshack (1980)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Sport
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
Votes: 90,142 | Gross: $39.85M
26. Ernest Goes to School (1994)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
Jim Varney's recurring dim-bulb character Ernest P. Worrell returns in this film as a school maintenance man seeking to obtain a high school diploma.