History, Sport (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
2. Miracle (2004)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.
Votes: 42,197 | Gross: $64.38M
3. 30 for 30 (2009– )
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »
4. Invictus (2009)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 138,432 | Gross: $37.49M
5. Secretariat (2010)
PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.
Votes: 23,820 | Gross: $59.71M
6. Seabiscuit (2003)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport
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.
Votes: 62,324 | Gross: $120.28M
8. The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon.
Votes: 25,257 | Gross: $15.33M
9. Eight Men Out (1988)
PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Votes: 16,826 | Gross: $5.68M
10. United (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History, Sport
United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the ... See full summary »
11. North Face (2008)
Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation's ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,312 | Gross: $0.71M
13. The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters.
16. Montevideo, vidimo se! (2014)
141 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
A football team from Belgrade, in the former Yugoslavia, gets a chance to go to the First World Football Championship, but things get complicated along the way.
17. Baseball (1994–2010)
TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport
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.
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, History
In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of ... See full summary »
19. Team Foxcatcher (2016)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Biography, Drama, History | Announced
The Thrilla in Manila was the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. It was contested in 1975 for the heavyweight championship of the world at the Philippine ... See full summary »
22. Miekkailija (2015)
99 min | Biography, Drama, History
Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.
Votes: 3,847 | Gross: $0.10M
23. Montevideo, Bog te video! (2010)
140 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A story about one team that decides to follow a dream that takes them on a journey to the First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. A dream that allows them to become true stars and living legends.
24. The Game of Their Lives (2005)
PG | 101 min | Drama, History, Sport
Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 U.S. soccer team, who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no U.S. team has ever won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions and passions which shaped the lives of the players who made up this team of underdogs.
Votes: 2,909 | Gross: $0.38M
27. Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,967 | Gross: $0.41M
28. The Surrounding Game (2018)
97 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Go is the oldest game still played in its original form. In east Asia, it is hailed as one of mankind's greatest cultural achievements and considered both ancient art and national sport. At... See full summary »
29. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)
TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History
'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »
30. One Day in September (1999)
R | 94 min | Documentary, History, Sport
The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.
Votes: 5,320 | Gross: $0.16M
31. All This Mayhem (2014)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, History
All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of ... See full summary »
Biography, Family, History | Post-production
HE MADE THOUSANDS OF FANS CHEER, BUT NEVER HEARD ONE. William "Dummy" Hoy was one of the first Deaf Major League Baseball players in the 1800's. Being Deaf, he introduced Hand Signals for ... See full summary »
34. 1968 (I) (2018)
Documentary, History, Sport
A.E.K., the well-known Greek basketball team founded in 1924 by refugees from Constantinople, after 44 years, beats SLAVIA of Prague and wins the European Cup.
35. Bodyline (1984)
330 min | Drama, History, Sport
Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact ... See full summary »
36. 1 (2013)
Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, History, Sport
Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.
38. Pour toujours, les Canadiens! (2009)
95 min | Drama, History, Sport
William Langlois, 17, is the star player of his hockey team at the French College of Longueuil. At the end of the season, a few weeks before Christmas, he goes through a slump, demoralized ... See full summary »
39. Back to Berlin (2018)
79 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Back to Berlin is the first biker flick-meets-holocaust feature documentary. Eleven motor bikers have a mission to take the Maccabiah torch from Israel to the site of the infamous 1936 ... See full summary »
40. Szabadság, szerelem (2006)
123 min | Drama, History, Romance
At the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, the Hungarian water polo team faces off against the Russians in what will become known as one of the bloodiest matches in the sport's history.
41. Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team (2001 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History, Sport
At the Winter Olympics of 1980, after two tense weeks amidst growing Cold War fears, the U.S. Olympic hockey team found themselves playing improbably against the legendary unbeatable Soviet... See full summary »
42. Ola Bola (2016)
113 min | Drama, History, Sport
It is a story set in the 1980s during tumultuous economic times, about an unlikely team of footballers whose disagreements have left them with a streak of embarrassing losses. Personal ... See full summary »
44. Blood Road (2017)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, History, Sport
The mysteries surrounding her father's death in the Vietnam war lead ultra-endurance mountain biker Rebecca Rusch on an emotional journey as she pedals 1200 miles of the Ho Chi Minh trail.
45. I Believe in Miracles (2015)
104 min | Documentary, History, Sport
The story of the history-making Nottingham Forest team that won back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980, led by the mercurial Brian Clough and his assistant Peter Taylor.
47. Wild League (II)
Drama, History, Sport | Post-production
Based upon the real-life events of the 1910s, this extremely topical story is about a guy from the lowest social strata, who, in order to be with his beloved woman, had to leave his native ... See full summary »
49. Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (2017)
96 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
Fred Beckey is the legendary American "Dirtbag" mountaineer whose name is spoken in hushed tones around campfires. This rebel climber's pioneering ascents and lifestyle form an iconic legacy that continues to inspire generations.
50. Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle (2017– )
Documentary, History, Sport
Four-part British documentary series in which Matt Smith and 5-time world snooker champion, Ronnie O'Sullivan, explore America's 300-year history with the game of pool.