Top Sport Movies


The Top Sport Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Sport List". Lists are calculated daily.

11. Bull Durham

Year of Release: 1988
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sport/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ron Shelton
Actors: Tim Robbins, Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Robert Wuhl
Plot: A catcher and a pitcher are up and coming minor leaguers when they both seem to fall for the same fan. A movie about baseball.

12. The Wrestler

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Sport
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Actors: Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood, Giovanni Roselli, Wass Stevens
Plot: A broken down wrestler well past his prime tries to hang onto the limelight by bouncing around indie circuits and making just enough to get by.

13. Brian's Song

Year of Release: 1971
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Sport
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Buzz Kulik
Actors: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey

14. Miracle

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Sport
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Actors: Kurt Russell, Eddie Cahill, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West
Plot: The story of the 1980 US Hockey Olympic team, made up entirely of college players, who faced off against a juggernaut professional Soviet team.

15. Any Given Sunday

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Sport
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Oliver Stone
Actors: Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, James Woods
Plot: An aging quarterback legend is knocked out of commission and an unknown third-string quarterback wows the crowd, and the coach, with his raw talent in this behind-the-scenes look at modern day gridiron gladiators.

16. Hoop Dreams

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Sport
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Steve James
Actors: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates
Plot: A documentary detailing the lives of two high school basketball players.

17. Slap Shot

Year of Release: 1977
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Sport
MPAA Rating: R
Director: George Roy Hill
Actors: Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren
Plot: An aging coach for lousy minor league hockey team needs his team to win or watch it fold. Turning to dirty tactics and bloody fights, plus the rough Hanson brothers, the team just may be able to save themselves.

18. Rocky II

Year of Release: 1979
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sport
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
Plot: Rocky takes another shot at Apollo Creed, who will win this time?

19. The Bad News Bears

Year of Release: 1976
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Sport
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Michael Ritchie
Actors: Walter Matthau, Chris Barnes, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow
Plot: A funny look at little league baseball in Southern California. Former minor player Morris Buttermaker is a lazy drunk who takes money to coach the Bears, a bunch of misfit kids who have virtually no talent. Coach Buttermaker brings a girl pitcher Amanda Whurlizer, the daughter of a former girlfriend and a punk kid who happens to be the best player around.

20. Friday Night Lights

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sport/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Berg
Actors: Billy Bob Thorton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke
Plot: Film based on H.G. Bissinger's novel about the turbulent football season of the 1988 Odessa, Texas Permian High Panthers and the community that follows them.

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