Must See Movies! - Sports

by Tss5078 | created - 18 May 2014 | updated - 14 Sep 2016 | Public

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In three years, we've reviewed over 600 films and have had over 40,000 visitors to our site. Our regular readers know that 4 or 5 stars are fairly hard to come by, and those films are labeled MUST SEE MOVIES!

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1. Underdogs (2013)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, a small-town high school football team rises to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.

Director: Doug Dearth | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, William Mapother, Richard Portnow, Logan Huffman

Votes: 882 | Gross: $0.03M

2. Home of the Giants (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

Gar is a high school journalist who covers the basketball team as it heads toward a state championship; when his best friend Matt, the team's star, is asked by a drug dealer to throw the big game, Gar inevitably gets caught in the middle.

Director: Rusty Gorman | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Ryan Merriman, Eugene Osment, Robert Garlati

Votes: 616

3. 42 (2013)

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

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: 77,761 | Gross: $95.00M

4. 61* (2001 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record.

Director: Billy Crystal | Stars: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur

Votes: 12,932

5. Eight Men Out (1988)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

71 Metascore

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Jace Alexander, Gordon Clapp

Votes: 17,200 | Gross: $5.68M

6. Major League (1989)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Sport

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: 56,828 | Gross: $49.80M

7. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

87 Metascore

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.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 327,014 | Gross: $75.61M

8. Happy Gilmore (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sport

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: 180,765 | Gross: $38.62M

9. Prefontaine (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young

Director: Steve James | Stars: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 6,517 | Gross: $0.53M

10. A League of Their Own (1992)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 84,360 | Gross: $107.53M

11. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

61 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 39,908 | Gross: $47.95M

12. The Sandlot (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 71,369 | Gross: $32.42M

13. We Are Marshall (2006)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

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.

Director: McG | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, David Strathairn

Votes: 53,724 | Gross: $43.55M

14. The 5th Quarter (2010)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Driven by the tragic and fatal car crash that took the life of his fifteen year old brother Luke, and wearing Luke's number 5 jersey, Jon Abbate helps to lead the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to the most successful season in school history.

Director: Rick Bieber | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Aidan Quinn, Ryan Merriman, Kendrick Cross

Votes: 1,379 | Gross: $0.40M

15. Major League II (1994)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Sport

The Indians are now a World Series contender. But last year's hunger is now replaced with complacency, and bad decisions by the new owner threaten to tear the team apart.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 23,360 | Gross: $30.63M

16. The Mighty Ducks (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 53,139 | Gross: $50.75M

17. Miracle (2004)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

68 Metascore

The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 43,316 | Gross: $64.38M

18. The Rookie (2002)

G | 127 min | Drama, Family, Sport

72 Metascore

A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Dennis Quaid, J.D. Evermore, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 29,927 | Gross: $75.60M

19. Varsity Blues (1999)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

A back-up quarterback is chosen to lead a Texas football team to victory after the star quarterback is injured.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Ron Lester

Votes: 39,148 | Gross: $52.89M

20. When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Family, Sport

41 Metascore

The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis, Laura Dern

Votes: 14,501 | Gross: $30.13M

21. The Perfect Game (2009)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

42 Metascore

Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who became the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Moises Arias, Jake T. Austin

Votes: 3,078 | Gross: $1.09M



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