History, Sport (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Brawler (2018)

95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama | Completed

In 1975, a Bayonne, New Jersey underdog boxer gets a shot to fight the champ.

Director: Ken Kushner | Stars: Zach McGowan, Amy Smart, Joe Pantoliano, Taryn Manning

2. Miracle (2004)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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68 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 42,197 | Gross: $64.38M

3. 30 for 30 (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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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 »

Stars: Ice Cube, Chuck D, Dick Vitale, Brent Musburger

Votes: 3,627

4. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 138,432 | Gross: $37.49M

5. Secretariat (2010)

PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.2
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61 Metascore

Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis

Votes: 23,820 | Gross: $59.71M

6. Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper

Votes: 62,324 | Gross: $120.28M

7. Gold (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.6
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The journey of a man who was instrumental in making India win its first Olympic gold medal as a free nation.

Director: Reema Kagti | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh

Votes: 7,648

8. 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: 25,257 | Gross: $15.33M

9. Eight Men Out (1988)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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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, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 16,826 | Gross: $5.68M

10. United (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.5
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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 »

Director: James Strong | Stars: Dean Andrews, Kate Ashfield, Natalie Burt, David Calder

Votes: 9,722

11. North Face (2008)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.4
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67 Metascore

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 »

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Simon Schwarz

Votes: 13,312 | Gross: $0.71M

12. 61* (2001 TV Movie)

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

7.8
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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: 12,683

13. The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.1
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Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters.

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Yu-Hang To, Yi Huang, Biao Yuen, Siu-Wong Fan

Votes: 28,989

14. On Wings of Eagles (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, History, Sport

5.6
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Eric Liddell - China's first gold medalist and one of Scotland's greatest athletes - returns to war-torn China.

Directors: Stephen Shin, Michael Parker | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Shawn Dou, Jesse Kove, Bruce Locke

Votes: 475

15. United Passions (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History, Sport

2.1
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1 Metascore

Follows the passing of the FIFA baton through three association presidents: Jules Rimet, Joao Havelange, and Sepp Blatter.

Director: Frédéric Auburtin | Stars: Sam Neill, Tim Roth, Fisher Stevens, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 3,806

16. Montevideo, vidimo se! (2014)

141 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

8.3
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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.

Director: Dragan Bjelogrlic | Stars: Milos Bikovic, Petar Strugar, Armand Assante, Viktor Savic

Votes: 5,828

17. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

9.2
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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.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 3,196

18. The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.8
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67 Metascore

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 »

Directors: Annika Iltis, Timothy James Kane | Star: Lazarus Lake

Votes: 3,272

19. Team Foxcatcher (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.3
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Documentary filmmaker Jon Greenhalgh examines the life of Dave Schultz, a professional wrestler who was part of 'Team Foxcatcher', funded by multi-millionaire John du Pont.

Director: Jon Greenhalgh | Stars: Dan Chaid, John du Pont, Dave Schultz, Mark Schultz

Votes: 3,577

20. Deep Water (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.8
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80 Metascore

A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.

Directors: Louise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Donald Crowhurst, Jean Badin, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 2,689 | Gross: $0.27M

21. Thrilla in Manila

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 »

Director: Ang Lee | Star: Mike Gassaway

22. Miekkailija (2015)

99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: Klaus Härö | Stars: Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere Sr., Liisa Koppel

Votes: 3,847 | Gross: $0.10M

23. Montevideo, Bog te video! (2010)

140 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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.

Director: Dragan Bjelogrlic | Stars: Milos Bikovic, Petar Strugar, Nina Jankovic, Danina Jeftic

Votes: 10,204

24. The Game of Their Lives (2005)

PG | 101 min | Drama, History, Sport

6.2
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47 Metascore

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.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Wes Bentley, Gerard Butler, Gavin Rossdale, Jay Rodan

Votes: 2,909 | Gross: $0.38M

25. Red Army (2014)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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83 Metascore

The story of the Soviet Union's famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its players.

Director: Gabe Polsky | Stars: Viacheslav Fetisov, Scotty Bowman, Herb Brooks, Don Cherry

Votes: 5,986 | Gross: $0.69M

26. Riding Giants (2004)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.9
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80 Metascore

Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Laird Hamilton, Darrick Doerner, Dave Kalama, Jeff Clark

Votes: 4,124 | Gross: $2.28M

27. Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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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 »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle

Votes: 1,967 | Gross: $0.41M

28. The Surrounding Game (2018)

97 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.7
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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 »

Directors: Will Lockhart, Cole D. Pruitt | Stars: Allan Abramson, Keith Arnold, Terence Benson, Michael Chen

Votes: 241

29. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

'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 »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 6,275

30. One Day in September (1999)

R | 94 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.9
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82 Metascore

The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Michael Douglas, Ankie Spitzer, Jamal Al Gashey, Gerald Seymour

Votes: 5,320 | Gross: $0.16M

31. All This Mayhem (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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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 »

Director: Eddie Martin | Stars: Tas Pappas, Ben Pappas, Tommy Caudill, Lance Conklin

Votes: 2,909

32. The Silent Natural

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 »

Director: David Risotto | Stars: Sheree J. Wilson, Tyler Mane, Sam J. Jones, Courtney Gains

33. Phar Lap (1983)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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55 Metascore

The true story of an Australian racehorse that became a champion, with the help of a local stableboy.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Judy Morris, Richard Morgan, Robert Grubb

Votes: 1,467

34. 1968 (I) (2018)

Documentary, History, Sport

8.4
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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.

Director: Tassos Boulmetis | Stars: Alexandros Amerikanos, Antonis Antoniou, Maria Antoulinaki, Orfeas Avgoustidis

Votes: 1,029

35. Bodyline (1984)

330 min | Drama, History, Sport

8.6
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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 »

Stars: Hugo Weaving, Gary Sweet, Jim Holt, Rhys McConnochie

Votes: 619

36. 1 (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.0
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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.

Director: Paul Crowder | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Niki Lauda, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher

Votes: 3,289

37. Modder en Bloed (2016)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, History, Sport

6.3
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Set during the Anglo Boer War, prisoners of war take a stand against their captors

Director: Sean Else | Stars: Charlotte Salt, Greg Kriek, Josh Myers, Andre Jacobs

Votes: 154

38. Pour toujours, les Canadiens! (2009)

95 min | Drama, History, Sport

5.6
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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 »

Director: Sylvain Archambault | Stars: Dhanaé Audet-Beaulieu, Antoine L'Écuyer, Céline Bonnier, Christian Bégin

Votes: 187

39. Back to Berlin (2018)

79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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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 »

Directors: Catherine Lurie, Catherine Lurie-Alt | Stars: Yoran Maron, Dan Marom, Joseph Gottdenker, Maximillian Marco Katz

Votes: 12

40. Szabadság, szerelem (2006)

123 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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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.

Director: Krisztina Goda | Stars: Kata Dobó, Iván Fenyö, Sándor Csányi, Károly Gesztesi

Votes: 3,787

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

8.6
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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 »

Stars: Craig R. Whitney, Walter Mondale, John Powers, Jack O'Callahan

Votes: 422

42. Ola Bola (2016)

113 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.8
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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 »

Director: Keng Guan Chiu | Stars: J.C. Chee, Luqman Hafidz, Andy Darrel Gomes, Katrina Ho

Votes: 584

43. The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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A unique first-person narrative, sewn together from genuine testimonies of frontline soldiers.

Stars: Judi Dench, Salome Jens, Jürgen Prochnow, Michael York

Votes: 289

44. Blood Road (2017)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, History, Sport

6.7
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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.

Director: Nicholas Schrunk | Stars: Rebecca Rusch, Huyen Nguyen, Ian Adamson, Jason Bauer

Votes: 247

45. I Believe in Miracles (2015)

104 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.8
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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.

Director: Jonny Owen | Stars: Brian Clough, Peter Taylor, Jimmy Gordon, John McGovern

Votes: 1,059

46. Being Evel (2015)

TV-MA | 99 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

7.1
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72 Metascore

The real story behind the myth of American icon Robert 'Evel' Knievel and his legacy.

Director: Daniel Junge | Stars: Ken Berg, Seth Enslow, Ray Gunn, George Hamilton

Votes: 754

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 »

Directors: Andrey Bogatyrev, Art Camacho | Stars: Adrian Paul, William Shockley, Vilen Babichev, Vladimir Yaglych

48. Nuyorican Básquet (2017)

108 min | Documentary, History, Sport

9.3
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The dramatic story of Puerto Rico's 1979 National Basketball Team, whose players were mainly born or raised in New York.

Directors: Ricardo Olivero Lora, Julio César Torres | Star: Roman Perez

Votes: 38

49. Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (2017)

96 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.6
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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.

Director: Dave O'Leske | Stars: Fred Beckey, Conrad Anker, Helmy Beckey, Alex Bertulis

Votes: 55

50. Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle (2017– )

Documentary, History, Sport

8.3
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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.

Stars: Ronnie O'Sullivan, Matt Smith, Earl Strickland

Votes: 109


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