Favorite Sports Movies

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1. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

7.5
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61 Metascore

An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Votes: 37,036 | Gross: $47.95M

By a landslide my #1 sports movie of all-time! Still get chills every time I hear the music that plays when Roy Hobbs puts it in the lights!!!

2. 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: 89,445 | Gross: $39.85M

Not only one of my favorite sports movies but one of my favorite comedies as well! Entertaining from the first scene to the last!

3. The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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55 Metascore

In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon.

Director: Bill Paxton | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Elias Koteas, James Paxton

Votes: 24,178 | Gross: $15.33M

Probably the least well-known movie on my entire list. Another movie that gave me chills. Highly recommended if you enjoy golf.

4. Major League (1989)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Sport

7.2
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton

Votes: 53,007 | Gross: $49.80M

I live in NE Ohio so I am extremely biased to the Major League movies.

5. 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: 64,591 | Gross: $32.42M

If you grew up playing baseball and don't absolutley love this movie you either (A) aren't human (B) sucked at baseball.

6. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.2
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92 Metascore

Emotionally self-destructive boxer, Jake La Motta's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Votes: 261,955 | Gross: $23.38M

If you think you know somebody who is psychotic... watch Robert DeNiro's Oscar winning portrayal of Jake LaMotta and then reassess how crazy that person is.

7. 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: 207,540 | Gross: $153.95M

Not many movies have a single line that everybody knows. This is one of them due to an Oscar worthy performance from Cuba Gooding Jr. and a great look at a different side of professional sports.

8. Bull Durham (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.1
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

Votes: 39,925 | Gross: $50.89M

Highly entertaining, highly accurate when it comes to baseball players supersitions, probably the ONLY watchable love story portion of ANY sports movie.

9. Happy Gilmore (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sport

7.0
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31 Metascore

A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Frances Bay

Votes: 169,277 | Gross: $38.62M

Everybody knows that Adam Sandler has two truly great movies and this is one of them. A hockey player turned golfer was a genious idea for a sports comedy!

10. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 428,154 | Gross: $117.24M

Classic movie. Would probably be ranked much higher if it weren't on AMC every day.

11. Above the Rim (1994)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

6.6
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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.

Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon, David Bailey

Votes: 11,708 | Gross: $16.04M

1st basketball movie to make the list. Follows a basketball prospect as he struggles to choose the right path to where he wants to be.

12. Any Given Sunday (1999)

R | 162 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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52 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, James Woods

Votes: 102,758 | Gross: $75.53M

Maybe Al Pacinos last great performance, great on-the-field action, capped off with one of the best pre-game speeches in any movie.

13. The Program (1993)

R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.4
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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.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer

Votes: 8,000 | Gross: $23.00M

The only thing I DON'T like about this movie is how much of a cry baby the QB acts.

14. 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: 78,271 | Gross: $107.53M

Normally I wouldn't commend you watch a movie about women playing any sports, but Tom Hanks seems to pull it all together and make it extremely entertaining... plus it's from when Madonna was actually hot!

15. White Men Can't Jump (1992)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.7
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Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell

Votes: 63,987 | Gross: $76.25M

Hilarious racial profiling with good basketball being played and people getting hustled... what's not to like?

16. He Got Game (1998)

R | 136 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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63 Metascore

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 38,890 | Gross: $21.55M

Denzel brings a powerful performance (what else is new), Ray Allen before he joined the Miami Heat, and a very deep script.

17. 42 (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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62 Metascore

In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie

Votes: 72,425 | Gross: $95.00M

A much better movie than I had expected. A premature ending prevents it from being higher on this list.

18. Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sport

6.1
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54 Metascore

A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 10,311 | Gross: $22.36M

Lots of NBA star power, a hot-headed coach, and corruption!

19. 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: 93,511 | Gross: $64.43M

Slow at times, unrealistic, but what a fictitious story it is!

20. Rudy (1993)

PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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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.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Greta Lind

Votes: 46,580 | Gross: $22.75M

A great tale of hardwork and determination. Rudy cries a little bit too much for my taste but when you've tried and failed as much as he has without losing sight of your goals... some tears are going to be in order.

21. 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: 8,731 | Gross: $20.88M

"Big hit... easy body!" Asians, baseball, and a mustache!!!

22. Remember the Titans (2000)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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48 Metascore

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst

Votes: 174,357 | Gross: $115.65M

A very very very good movie! Just hate that so many since seem to be just like it.

23. Tyson (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction... See full summary »

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: George C. Scott, Paul Winfield, Michael Jai White, James Sikking

Votes: 1,670

HBO knocks it out of the park with this movie about Mike Tyson up until he was imprisoned for rape. Have hated Robin Givens ever since!

24. 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: 49,023 | Gross: $50.75M

Quack..... quack.... quack... quack.. quack. quack!

25. Slap Shot (1977)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.4
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61 Metascore

A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Strother Martin, Jennifer Warren

Votes: 30,393 | Gross: $28.00M

After watching this movie you will laugh your ass off at every minor league hockey game you ever go to again!