Top Sport Movies of the 20th Century

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1. Surf Ninjas (1993)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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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.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Ernie Reyes Sr., Rob Schneider, Ernie Reyes Jr., Nicolas Cowan

Votes: 6,779 | Gross: $4.92M

10/10

2. 3 Ninjas (1992)

PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Family

5.2
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36 Metascore

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 »

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power

Votes: 17,766 | Gross: $29.00M

10/10

3. No One Would Tell (1996 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A shy high school student's seemingly perfect relationship with a popular jock quickly turns abusive and dangerous.

Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Fred Savage, Gregory Alan Williams, Heather McComb

Votes: 1,761

10/10

4. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Votes: 93,994 | Gross: $64.43M

8/10

5. Air Bud (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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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 »

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 14,232 | Gross: $24.63M

7/10

6. The Sandlot (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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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.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur, Patrick Renna

Votes: 64,950 | Gross: $32.42M

7/10

7. Cool Runnings (1993)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.9
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis

Votes: 77,971 | Gross: $68.86M

7/10

8. Rookie of the Year (1993)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.

Director: Daniel Stern | Stars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton

Votes: 20,082 | Gross: $53.58M

7/10

9. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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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.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 24,475 | Gross: $50.24M

7/10

10. Jerry Maguire (1996)

R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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77 Metascore

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.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston

Votes: 208,592 | Gross: $153.95M

7/10

11. The Love Bug (1968)

G | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.5
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A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 11,757

7/10

12. The Longest Yard (1974)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Votes: 14,256

7/10

13. An All New Adventure of Disney's Sport Goofy (1987 TV Movie)

47 min | Animation

6.1
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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.

Director: John Klawitter | Star: Stan Freberg

Votes: 18

7/10

14. Johnny Tsunami (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 88 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.4
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A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont.

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brandon Baker, Mary Page Keller, Yuji Okumoto

Votes: 3,841

7/10

15. The Absent Minded Professor (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk

Votes: 5,984 | Gross: $25.38M

6 or 7/10

16. Mr. Baseball (1992)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.9
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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.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Aya Takanashi, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 8,780 | Gross: $20.88M

6/10

17. A League of Their Own (1992)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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67 Metascore

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna

Votes: 78,660 | Gross: $107.53M

6/10

18. The Mighty Ducks (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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46 Metascore

A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling

Votes: 49,269 | Gross: $50.75M

6/10

19. D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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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 »

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kathryn Erbe, Michael Tucker, Jan Rubes

Votes: 30,839 | Gross: $45.61M

6/10

20. D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)

PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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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.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Jeffrey Nordling, David Selby, Heidi Kling

Votes: 20,955 | Gross: $22.94M

6/10

21. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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59 Metascore

A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 145,278 | Gross: $90.82M

6/10

22. The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Romance

5.9
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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.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Bruce Malmuth, Eddie Smith

Votes: 60,198 | Gross: $115.10M

6/10

23. Brink! (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 99 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.2
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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 »

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Erik von Detten, Sam Horrigan, Christina Vidal, Robin Riker

Votes: 4,519

6/10

24. Space Jam (1996)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington

Votes: 128,915 | Gross: $90.46M

6/10

25. Caddyshack (1980)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

7.3
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48 Metascore

An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight

Votes: 90,142 | Gross: $39.85M

6/10

26. Ernest Goes to School (1994)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

4.7
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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.

Director: Coke Sams | Stars: Jim Varney, Linda Kash, Bill Byrge, Jason Michas

Votes: 1,964

6/10