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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
 
2.
Rocky (1976)
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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.)
 
3.
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
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The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig. (128 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
4.
Hoosiers (1986)
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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
 
5.
Bull Durham (1988)
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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
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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.
National Velvet (1944)
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A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes. (123 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
10.
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 agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
11.
Miracle (2004)
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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
 
12.
Pentathlon (1994)
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An Olympic gold medalist escapes to freedom in the US, only to be tracked down by his sadistic ex-coach. (101 mins.)
Director: Bruce Malmuth
 
13.
Wee Geordie (1955)
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Geordie is a Scots lad sent to the Melbourne Olympics to represent Britain in Hammer-Throwing. He insists on wearing his kilt... (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Launder
 
14.
Million Dollar Legs (1932)
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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money... (64 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
 
15.
The Olympic Champ (1942 Short Film)
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Goofy illustrates the various Olympic track-and-field events and the torch traditions. (7 mins.)
 
16.
A League of Their Own (1992)
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Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. (128 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
 
17.
Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997 TV Movie)
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Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers... (95 mins.)
 
18.
Cobb (1994)
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A reporter hired to write the 'official' biography of Ty Cobb discovers just how dark the baseball legend's real story is. (128 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
Kansas City Bomber (1972)
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Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom. (99 mins.)
 
21.
Little Big League (1994)
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A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team. (119 mins.)
 
22.
Play It to the Bone (1999)
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Two best friends and former middleweight contenders travel to Las Vegas to fight each other for the first time. (124 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
 
23.
Prefontaine (1997)
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Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young (106 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
24.
Running (1979)
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American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games... (102 mins.)
 
25.
Running Brave (1983)
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The story of Billy Mills, the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics. (106 mins.)
Director: Donald Shebib
 
26.
The Cutting Edge (1992)
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A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul M. Glaser
 
27.
The Great White Hope (1970)
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A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down. (103 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
28.
Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)
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Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying. (73 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
 
29.
Against the Ropes (2004)
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A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport. (110 mins.)
 
30.
For Love of the Game (1999)
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A washed up pitcher flashes through his career. (137 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
31.
Hoop Dreams (1994 Documentary)
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A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. (170 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
32.
Undefeated (2011 Documentary)
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Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field. (113 mins.)
 
33.
Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006 Documentary)
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The rise and fall of the N.Y. Cosmos. The soccer team that brought Pele to America; against the backdrop of N.Y. City in the 70's. (97 mins.)
 
34.
Senna (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. (106 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
35.
Victory (1981)
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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
 
36.
Wimbledon (2004)
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A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon. (98 mins.)
 
37.
He Got Game (1998)
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A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence. (136 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
38.
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
 
39.
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
 
40.
The Replacements (2000)
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During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players. (118 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
 
41.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. (125 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
 
42.
Tin Cup (1996)
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A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
 
43.
Glory Road (2006)
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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
 
44.
Gridiron Gang (2006)
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Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together. (125 mins.)
Director: Phil Joanou
 
45.
Saint Ralph (2004)
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Saint Ralph is the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone's expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon. (98 mins.)
Director: Michael McGowan
 
46.
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
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The true story of Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines who won his championship only to have his title stripped from him and his mental health problems which he has suffered since. (96 mins.)
 
47.
The Perfect Game (2009)
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Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. (118 mins.)
Director: William Dear