Thee Complete List of All Sports Movies Ranked

I was inspired to do this list because I saw another list on IMDB "The 100 Best Sports Movies" and it was awful. I was originally just gonna do a top 100, but toe surgery and possibly some OCD had me keep adding movies. This list was alot harder than I thought. How do you weigh drama vs comedy. The first few pages are most all the best all time movies ranked best 2 worst. The rest, I'm still adding movies and ranking as I go
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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 the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ Won 3 Oscars. Including Best Picture. ” - hitherto92
 
2.
Raging Bull (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ Won 2 Oscars. Including Best Actor in a Leading Role
Robert De Niro ” - hitherto92
 
3.
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
“ Nominated for 2 Oscars. Roger Ebert gave it 4 out of 4 stars. Maybe the best team sports movie. Gene Hackman was great as the coach and Denis Hopper plays a great drunk. "I'll make it."-Jimmy Chitwood ” - hitherto92
 
4.
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
“ The most quoted sports movie ever. #71 on AFI's 100 Funniest American Movies Of All Time. ” - hitherto92
 
5.
Hoop Dreams (1994 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ ''Hoop Dreams has the form of a sports documentary, but along the way it becomes a revealing and heartbreaking story about life in America."-Roger Ebert who gave it 4 out of 4 stars ” - hitherto92
 
6.
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
“ Nominated for 4 Oscars. Always get chills watching end of this movie. Music is perfect ” - hitherto92
 
7.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Won 4 Oscars. Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role ” - hitherto92
 
8.
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
“ Won 4 Oscar's including Best Picture ” - hitherto92
 
9.
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
“ Old-time hockey like Eddie Shore ” - hitherto92
 
10.
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 book is a must read for any football fan ” - hitherto92
 
11.
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.)
“ "If you build it, he will come." #39 on AFI's greatest movie quote's of all time ” - hitherto92
 
12.
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
“ Nominated for 3 Oscars. ” - hitherto92
 
13.
The Bad News Bears (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
“ Walter Matthau plays a great drunk. The kids are hilarious. Tatum O'Neil gives one of the best kid actor performances. And who didn't want to be Kelly Leak as a kid ” - hitherto92
 
14.
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.)
“ Nominated for Oscar Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Mickey Rourke ” - hitherto92
 
15.
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
“ "A treasure of a movie because it knows so much about baseball and so little about love."-Roger Ebert who gave it 3.5 stars out of 4 ” - hitherto92
 
16.
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
“ Even if you don't care about skateboarding, this is a thoroughly engrossing documentary. And maybe the best soundtrack ever. Also Sean Penn narrates ” - hitherto92
 
17.
Major League (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her. (107 mins.)
Director: David Ward
“ Just a fun movie and Bob Uecker was tremendous ” - hitherto92
 
18.
When We Were Kings (1996 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali. (88 mins.)
Director: Leon Gast
“ Great all access footage of Ali basically talkin trash on George Foreman for 90 mins, and its Awesome. Won Oscar Best Documentary ” - hitherto92
 
19.
Breaking Away (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl. (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
“ Won 1 Oscar. You get sucked in rooting for these "Cutters" ” - hitherto92
 
20.
The Fighter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. (116 mins.)
“ Won 2 Oscars. ” - hitherto92
 
21.
The Longest Yard (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (121 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Nominated for 1 Oscar. ” - hitherto92
 
22.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ The Dude. That is all ” - hitherto92
 
23.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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 with the only athlete who stays with him. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ Won 1 Oscar. Best Actor in a Supporting Role Cuba Gooding Jr. ” - hitherto92
 
24.
30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Two Escobars (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The rise of Colombian soccer is attributed to the influx of drug money into the sport by Pablo Escobar and the other drug cartels. However, the team's swift decline after Escobar's death results in the murder of star player Andres Escobar.
“ Maybe the best sports movie I've seen in recent years. Soccer plus Pablo Escobar, a must see. ” - hitherto92
 
25.
Moneyball (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. (133 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
“ Nominated for 6 Oscars. ” - hitherto92
 
26.
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
“ Maybe the most realistic football movie ever ” - hitherto92
 
27.
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
“ Nominated for 7 Oscars. ” - hitherto92
 
28.
Baseball (1994 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game. (1140 mins.)
“ Won 1 Primetime Emmy. The complete history of Baseball. Ken Burns did a superb job with this ” - hitherto92
 
29.
Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
“ Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. ” - hitherto92
 
30.
Creed (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. (133 mins.)
Director: Ryan Coogler
“ That they made Rocky 7 into a good movie is inconceivable. Michael B. Jordan, my man Wallace from The Wire, is an actor whose talent We will be enjoying for years to come...if Hollywood allows it. Stallone nominated for an Oscar Best Supporting Actor. ” - hitherto92
 
31.
The Blind Side (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. (129 mins.)
“ Won 1 Oscar. Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Sandra Bullock ” - hitherto92
 
32.
He Got Game (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
“ "Lee uses visual imagination to lift his material into the realms of hopes and dreams."-Roger Ebert-3.5 stars out of 4 ” - hitherto92
 
33.
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
“ "Has the outer form of a brave statement about the races in America, but the soul of a sports movie in which everything is settled by the obligatory last play in the last seconds of the championship game."-Roger Ebert ” - hitherto92
 
34.
Horse Feathers (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin University. (68 mins.)
Director: Norman McLeod
“ 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes ” - hitherto92
 
35.
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
“ "You keep rooting for the team, mostly because director Gavin O'Connor cast real athletes instead of actors, a canny decision that pays major dividends when the big game is re-created."-Peter Travers Rolling Stone ” - hitherto92
 
36.
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
“ "There's no crying in baseball!" #54 on AFI's 100 GREATEST MOVIE QUOTES OF ALL TIME ” - hitherto92
 
37.
The Damned United (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of the controversial Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of the English football club Leeds United. (98 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ 3.5 stars out of 4-Roger Ebert. Micheal Sheen carries this entire movie. ” - hitherto92
 
38.
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig. (128 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ Won 1 Oscar. "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." #38 on AFI'S LIST OF 100 GREATEST MOVIE QUOTES OF ALL TIME ” - hitherto92
 
39.
Body and Soul (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Charley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on by promoter Quinn. Charley's mother doesn't want him to fight... (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
“ Won 1 Oscar. Nominated for 2 others ” - hitherto92
 
40.
Blue Chips (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive. (108 mins.)
“ 3 out of 4 stars-Roger Ebert ” - hitherto92
 
41.
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire. (101 mins.)
“ Won 1 Oscar. Nominated for 8 more ” - hitherto92
 
42.
The Hurricane (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence. (146 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ Nominated for 1 Oscar. ” - hitherto92
 
43.
Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Mountain Rivera, a punchy has-been managed by the unprincipled Maish, is mauled in a fight and forced to quit boxing... (95 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
“ Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney ” - hitherto92
 
44.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team (soccer in America). (112 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
“ Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. "just about perfect as a teenage coming-of-age comedy."-Roger Ebert-3.5 stars out of 4 ” - hitherto92
 
45.
The Set-Up (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Over-the-hill boxer Bill 'Stoker' Thompson insists he can still win, though his sexy wife Julie pleads with him to quit... (73 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ Won 2 Cannes Film Festival Awards ” - hitherto92
 
46.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin has to foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. (85 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
“ The entire 3rd act is in Dodgers Stadium, with Frank going undercover as umpire Enrico Palatzzo. Reggie Jackson plays a brainwashed baseball assassin. The fake baseball blooper reel is hilarious with Curt Gowdy's "How about that". Also OJ Simpson stars ” - hitherto92
 
47.
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
“ "Jackson has the usual big speeches assigned to all coaches in all sports movies, and delivers on them, big time. His passion makes familiar scenes feel new."-Roger Ebert-3 out of 4 stars ” - hitherto92
 
48.
Rush (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. (123 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ "Rush ranks among the best movies about auto racing ever made, featuring two great performances from the leads, who capture not only the physical look of the racing legends they're playing, but the vastly different character traits that made their rivalry, well, made for the movies."-Richard Roeper Chicago Sun Times ” - hitherto92
 
49.
The Sandlot (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team in this coming of age movie set in the summer of 1962. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog. (101 mins.)
“ A movie targeted for kids but adults can also enjoy. Not just about baseball but fitting in. With Denis Leary as the stern, emotionless father, & James Earl Jones as the neighbor who would keep your ball if it went over the fence. ” - hitherto92
 
50.
A Day at the Races (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse. (111 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ Marx Brothers still hold up after 80 years ” - hitherto92
 
51.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ If boxing & MMA movies are considered sports movies, then why not Fight Club ” - hitherto92
 
52.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
“ Bruce Lee was such a seminal figure for martial arts & later MMA, I had to give Him a shout out on this list ” - hitherto92
 
53.
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.)
“ Nominated for 1 Oscar. Wax on Wax off, Cobra Kai, and the Crane kick are so 80"s ” - hitherto92
 
54.
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
“ Barry Pepper did a great job capturing Roger Maris' angst of chasing home run record in Babe Ruth's shadow, while being teammates with HOF fan favorite Mickey Mantle ” - hitherto92
 
55.
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances. (115 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ 3.5 stars out of 4-Roger Ebert ” - hitherto92
 
56.
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction. (102 mins.)
Director: Scott Kalvert
“ Leo showed in this movie that He's an actor who' here to stay. More about addiction than BBall. Remember the scene with Leo & Mark Wahlberg all pilled up playin BBall to Riders on the Storm ” - hitherto92
 
57.
The Program (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying. (112 mins.)
Director: David S. Ward
“ Not on most best of lists, but Roger Ebert gave it 3 out of 4 stars. James Caan gave it credibility & the 2 young actors, Halley Berry & Omar Epps went on 2 great success. Alvin Mack: "Kill 'em all, let the paramedics sort 'em out" ” - hitherto92
 
58.
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
“ Arguably the greatest athlete of all time played by Burt Lancaster. With His story, I think Hollywood will make a new bio pic at some point ” - hitherto92
 
59.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test. (108 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ "My favorite sports movie of all time."-Little Baby Jesus.
SHAKE AND BAKE! ” - hitherto92
 
60.
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
“ "Where it succeeds is as the story of a chapter in history, the story of how one coach at one school arrived at an obvious conclusion and acted on it, and helped open college sports in the South to generations of African Americans."-Roger Ebert ” - hitherto92
 
61.
Rudy (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame. (114 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
“ 3.5 stars out of 4-Roger Ebert. Has lost some of its luster hearing how much Hollywood exaggerated some stuff from players who were in the locker room ” - hitherto92
 
62.
Varsity Blues (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A back-up quarterback is chosen to lead a Texas football team to victory after the star quarterback is injured. (106 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
“ This movie maybe a lil chessey with played out storylines, but when its on TV, I end up watchin. Jon Voight gives it some credibility with His portrayal of disciplinarian coach. ” - hitherto92
 
63.
Ip Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense. (106 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
 
64.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
“ Oliver Stone somehow got a great acting performance out of LT ” - hitherto92
 
65.
Murderball (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece. (88 mins.)
“ Nominated for 1 Oscar. ” - hitherto92
 
66.
Senna (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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
“ "Exhilarating and tragic." Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer ” - hitherto92
 
67.
Lucas (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other. (100 mins.)
Director: David Seltzer
“ 'There are a half-dozen scenes done so well that they could make short films of their own."-Roger Ebert-4 out of 4 stars ” - hitherto92
 
68.
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
“ Ray Liota is a better Shoeless Joe than DB Sweeny ” - hitherto92
 
69.
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
“ Won 2 Oscars. Nominated for 7 more ” - hitherto92
 
70.
42 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. (128 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
“ If you've read anything on Jackie Robinson, you know His life story is better than this movie. But Respect ” - hitherto92
 
71.
The Boxer (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Young Danny Flynn is released from prison after 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood. (113 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ "Although it seems to borrow the pattern of the traditional boxing movie, the boxer here is not the usual self-destructive character, but the center of maturity and balance in a community in turmoil."-Roger Ebert-3 out of 4 stars ” - hitherto92
 
72.
30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Elway to Marino (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the spring of 1983, a new generation of superstars was poised to enter the NFL. Six quarterbacks were selected in the first round of that draft - still the most ever. Elway to Marino explores this landmark draft.
“ Doc of the greatest draft for QB's ever. Elway & Marino's agent Marvin Demoff kept a diary of draft & offers great behind the scene's insight ” - hitherto92
 
73.
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon. (120 mins.)
Director: Bill Paxton
“ "I am not a golf fan but found The Greatest Game Ever Played absorbing all the same, partly because of the human element, partly because Paxton and his technicians have used every trick in the book to dramatize the flight and destination of the golf balls."-Roger Ebert-3 out of 4 stars ” - hitherto92
 
74.
Point Break (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers. (122 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Former QB, turned FBI agent, turned undercover surfer. Only in Hollywood. ” - hitherto92
 
75.
Tyson (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson. (90 mins.)
Director: James Toback
“ "A documentary with no pretense of objectivity. Here is Mike Tyson's story in his own words, and it is surprisingly persuasive."-Roger Ebert-4 out of 4 stars ” - hitherto92
 
76.
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences... (120 mins.)
Director: Eriq La Salle
“ Don Cheadle in HBO movie about best basketball player you've never heard of ” - hitherto92
 
77.
Warrior (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother. (140 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
“ Nominated for 1 Oscar. Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Nick Nolte ” - hitherto92
 
78.
Above the Rim (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard. (96 mins.)
Director: Jeff Pollack
“ 3 out of 4 stars-Roger Ebert ” - hitherto92
 
79.
Big Fan (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A hard-core New York Giants fan struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player. (88 mins.)
“ "Big Fan, one of the more thought provoking sports movies I've seen."-Rodger Ebert. This indie movie will surprise you ” - hitherto92
 
80.
Fearless (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. (104 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
 
81.
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.)
 
82.
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season. (96 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
“ Nominated for 1 Oscar. ” - hitherto92
 
83.
Goon (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
“ I was shocked to like a Seann William Scott movie ” - hitherto92
 
84.
Happy Gilmore (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house. (92 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ Won MTV Movie Award Best Fight Adam Sandler, Bob Barker. Just dumb fun ” - hitherto92
 
85.
All the Right Moves (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A high school footballer desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Chapman
“ "Two people finally tell each other the truth. This is, of course, an astonishing breakthrough in movies about teenagers, and All the Right Moves deserves it"-Roger Ebert-3 out of 4 stars ” - hitherto92
 
86.
Knute Rockne All American (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne. (98 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
87.
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
“ Nominated for 2 Oscars. ” - hitherto92
 
88.
Rocky Balboa (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon. (102 mins.)
“ I couldn't of had lower expectations after Rocky V. But somehow Stallone pulls off the improbable and ends Rocky franchise on a high note. ” - hitherto92
 
89.
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder... (105 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ "The movie has a lot of laughs, its action sequences are thrilling, its surprises are startling, and it shows a real ingenuity in the ways by which it gets Willis into, and out of, trouble."-Roger Ebert-3 out of 4 stars ” - hitherto92
 
90.
Hard Times (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The adventures of a drifter turned illegal prize-fighter during the Depression Era in New Orleans. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ "Hard Times is a powerful, brutal film containing a definitive Charles Bronson performance."-Roger Ebert-3 out of 4 stars ” - hitherto92
 
91.
Invincible (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976. (105 mins.)
Director: Ericson Core
 
92.
School Ties (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Mandel
“ Roger Ebert-3 out of 4 stars ” - hitherto92
 
93.
The Express (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. (130 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
“ "Involving and inspiring in the way a good movie about sports almost always is."-Roger Ebert-3 out of 4 stars ” - hitherto92
 
94.
Finding Forrester (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author. (136 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ I love the further vs farther scene ” - hitherto92
 
95.
Tin Cup (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
“ Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. ” - hitherto92
 
96.
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.)
“ Movie that started Arnold Schwarzenegger's career ” - hitherto92
 
97.
We Are Marshall (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive. (131 mins.)
Director: McG
 
98.
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A story about Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones. (124 mins.)
Director: Charles Binamé
 
99.
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. (124 mins.)
Director: Craig Gillespie
 
100.
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.)
“ "Blissfully silly, triumphantly tasteless and improbably hilarious."-Wall Street Journal ” - hitherto92