Most Popular Student Athlete Movies and TV Shows
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3. Grease (1978)
PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Votes: 214,585 | Gross: $188.76M
5. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport
In the small town of Dillon, Texas, one night matters: Friday Night. Eric Taylor has recently been hired as the head football coach for the Dillon High School Panthers, the town's pride and... See full summary »
6. Power Rangers (2017)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.
Votes: 94,769 | Gross: $85.36M
7. The Karate Kid (1984)
PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family
A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.
Votes: 160,499 | Gross: $90.82M
10. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s.
Votes: 135,904 | Gross: $4.86M
12. Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance
Multicharacter teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.
Votes: 42,463 | Gross: $25.34M
13. Coach Carter (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.
Votes: 113,974 | Gross: $67.26M
14. Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
R | 117 min | Comedy
In 1980, a group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Votes: 48,455 | Gross: $3.37M
15. Friday Night Lights (2004)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 54,853 | Gross: $61.19M
16. Ordinary People (1980)
R | 124 min | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Votes: 42,839 | Gross: $54.80M
17. That's My Boy (1932)
71 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Tommy Scott goes to a Connecticut college to become a doctor, but is soon discovered to be a prodigious football talent. He becomes a national star and falls in love, but fame and ill-advised financial deals threaten to ruin his future.
18. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Votes: 95,425 | Gross: $2.42M
19. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Votes: 91,027 | Gross: $70.00M
22. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.
Votes: 121,352 | Gross: $20.81M
23. Valentine's Day (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Romance
Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.
Votes: 108,035 | Gross: $110.49M
24. The Miracle Season (2018)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Sport
After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.
Votes: 3,557 | Gross: $10.23M
25. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance
A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Votes: 16,334 | Gross: $8.72M
26. Miracle (2004)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 43,796 | Gross: $64.38M
27. Shark Night 3D (2011)
PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks.
Votes: 23,459 | Gross: $18.87M
28. Love & Basketball (2000)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.
Votes: 16,906 | Gross: $27.44M
29. Leatherheads (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.
Votes: 30,057 | Gross: $31.20M
30. Hoosiers (1986)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 40,185 | Gross: $28.61M
31. Drive Me Crazy (1999)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Nicole and Chase used to be BFFs, then junior high happened. The high school centennial dance is coming but Nicole gets dumped. So does Chase. They stage a relationship to get at their exes. They visit each other's worlds. Love in the air?
Votes: 17,187 | Gross: $17.85M
32. Bratz (2007)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Music
During their first year of high school, four best girlfriends face off against the domineering student body President, who wants to split them up into different social cliques.
Votes: 16,888 | Gross: $10.01M
33. In the Valley of Elah (2007)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Votes: 66,374 | Gross: $6.78M
34. The Thirteenth Year (1999 TV Movie)
TV-G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.
37. Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When her father goes out of town, beautiful A-student Natalie lets best friends Jeff and Polly move in. Separately and together, the trio of young teens learn much about life, love, and growing up.
Votes: 1,272 | Gross: $0.03M
38. 1 Mile to You (2017)
TV-14 | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
After a teenager's friends die in an accident, he finds running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him notoriety. He is caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.
39. My All-American (2015)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.
Votes: 5,170 | Gross: $2.25M
40. The Express (2008)
PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Votes: 18,843 | Gross: $9.59M
41. Hoop Dreams (1994)
PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Votes: 22,536 | Gross: $7.83M
42. Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989 Video)
Unrated | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
The relative coexistence of the human world, demon world and beast world is soon to be disrupted by The Overfiend, an immensely powerful demon who'll be reborn after 3000 years to remake the world to his own liking.
43. 23 Blast (2014)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Family, Sport
When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
Votes: 1,600 | Gross: $0.49M
44. One on One (1977)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Sport
Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport... See full summary »
45. Wolves (I) (2016)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sport
An 18-year-old basketball star who is being recruited by Cornell University seems to have it all figured out: captain of his team, a good student, has a longtime girlfriend and some good ... See full summary »
46. Hoovey (2015)
PG | 91 min | Drama
Life can change in an instant, and turn your whole world upside down. And that is exactly what happens to firefighter Jeff Elliott and his wife Ruth who are living their dream in the golden... See full summary »
47. Quarterback Princess (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sport
Tami, a young girl who has just moved to Oregon, stands up against her coach and the naysayers of her small town to prove that she's capable of being a talented football quarterback despite her gender.
49. Baby It's You (1983)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill and new student Sheik from the other side of the tracks make their way in a first love romance.
Votes: 1,614 | Gross: $1.87M
50. Meet the Browns (2008)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.
Votes: 6,290 | Gross: $41.94M