My Top 15 Sports-themed Movies

I'm sure I've forgotten some good ones. Some popular ones like Bull Durham fail to mke my list.
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1.
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
“ Absolutely the best film with a sports theme ever made! This is a tremendous film and may be Hackman's best work ...which would really be saying something! ” - mlevans
 
2.
A League of Their Own (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ Whether or not you like every single cast member, this one is a charmer. It makes me wonder why Penny Marshall hasn't become one of today's tip-top directors. ” - mlevans
 
3.
Friday Night Lights (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ The ultimate high school football movie. Texas high school football is what indiana high school basketball is: an obsession. This captures the good & the bad, though it tones down the racism which was a major theme of the book. ” - mlevans
 
4.
Remember the Titans (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. (113 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
“ My vote as the second-best football movie. They took a few liberties with the true story, but still an awesome film. ” - mlevans
 
5.
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 the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ Such an inspirational film! It's still tremendous. ” - mlevans
 
6.
61* (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. (129 mins.)
Director: Billy Crystal
“ Sadly, few have seen this Billy Crystal made-for-TV film. Telling the story of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle's chase of Babe Ruth's season home run record, it totally rocks. Most realistic baseball action I've seen in a movie. ” - mlevans
 
7.
Eight Men Out (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
“ Another great baseball film. The fact that the book it was based on has been largely discredited does not take away much, if any, luster. Other than Eddie Collins batting righthanded, it's quite realistic in its game action. ” - mlevans
 
8.
Field of Dreams (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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.)
“ This one really touched me. Other than Joe Jackson batting righthanded, it rocks. ” - mlevans
 
9.
Glory Road (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ A nice look at the integration of college basketball. Although it truncates about four or five seasons into one, it is still an outstanding film. ” - mlevans
 
10.
Rocky II (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.)
“ I hate lists with 4-5 sequels on it...but I couldn't help including this one. It stands up well to the original. ” - mlevans
 
11.
Miracle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ This was another very inspirational film. ” - mlevans
 
12.
Coach Carter (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ Samuel L. Jackson is outstanding. ” - mlevans
 
13.
Cinderella Man (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
“ Outstanding story of Depression era boxing champion Jim Braddock and his great comeback. ” - mlevans
 
14.
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
“ This is a wonderful story of faith and principle. ” - mlevans
 
15.
The Natural (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent. (138 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ Despite a plot with some rather weird features, this is a great sports story with a classic ending. ” - mlevans