Below is the list of fifteen Sports Movies. This list is made by The direction. story, plot, screenplay, acting, and rating of these movies are kept in consideration in making this list.


15. Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter (2005), (Samuel L. Jackson)

Production Company:    MTV Films, Tollin/Robbins Productions

Producer:                        David Gale, Michael Tollin, Brian Robbins

Director:                         Thomas Carter

Starring:                         Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, Channing Tatum, Rick Gonzalez, Ashanti, Robert Ri’chard, Rob Brown, Antwon Tanner

Duration:                        136 minutes

An owner of a sporting goods store accepts the role of basketball coach at his former high school, where he was a champion athlete. Disgusted by his players’ actions, he sets out to change things.

Ken Carter takes the position of basketball coach at his old high school in a low-income Richmond neighborhood in 1999. Carter is as dismayed by his players’ poor attitudes as he is by their poor play performance, and he sets out to improve them. He enforces a stringent regime, which involves written contracts that require players to behave professionally, adhere to a dress code, and earn good grades. Any initial skepticism is quickly dispelled as Carter’s squad becomes an unbeaten rival. Carter, on the other hand, takes decisive action when the overconfident team’s conduct starts to stray, with so many students performing poorly in class. Carter cancels all team activities and locks the court before the team demonstrates satisfactory academic success, much to the chagrin of the team, the school, and the community. In the ensuing debate, Carter struggles to preserve his methods, determined to show the boys that good morals are important for their futures, and learns that he has had a greater effect on them than he ever thought.

14. Raging Bull (1980)

Raging Bull (1980), cover/image

Production Company:    United Artists

Producer:                        Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff

Director:                          Martin Scorsese

Starring:                           Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty

Duration:                         129 minutes

A middleweight makes his way up the ranks to get his first crack at a boxing championship. Yet his paranoia, envy, and anger in his personal life stifle his professional development.

Jake LaMotta is a prizefighter as he enters a boxing ring and destroys his opponent. When he treats his family and friends the same way, he’s a ticking time bomb waiting to blow. Despite LaMotta’s desire for his family’s affection, something still seems to get in the way. Perhaps it’s his paranoia and jealousy outbursts. This kind of rage helped him become a champion, but in real life, he always finds himself alone in the ring.

13. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Production Company:    Lakeshore Entertainment, Malpaso Productions

Producer:                       Clint Eastwood, Paul Haggis, Tom Rosenberg, Albert S. Ruddy

Director:                         Clint Eastwood

Starring:                         Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

Duration:                        132 minutes

Frankie, an irritable elderly coach, reluctantly decides to train Maggie, an aspiring boxer. He helps her become the best after being impressed by her ambition and abilities, and the two quickly develop a near bond.

Maggie Fitzgerald, an aspiring boxer, wants Frankie Dunn to teach her because she wants to learn from the best. He flatly refuses at the start, stating that he has no interest in training a child. Frankie’s life is lonely, as he is estranged from his only daughter and has few friends. Maggie is a little rough around the edges, but she puts in a lot of effort in the ring, and he finally gives in. Maggie proves to be not only the boxer he’s always wanted under his wing but also a friend who fills a gap in his life. Maggie’s career takes off, but an unfortunate incident in the ring causes her to ask Frankie for one last favor.

12. When We Were Kings (1996)

When We Were Kings (1996), cover/image

Production Company:    PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Producer:                        Leon Gast, Taylor Hackford, David Sonenberg

Director:                          Leon Gast

Starring:                          Muhammad Ali, B.B King, James Brown, George Foreman, Spike Lee, George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, The Spinners, The Crusaders

Duration:                         89 minutes

The “Rumble in the Jungle” between champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali took place in Kinshasa, Zaire, on October 30, 1974, and is possibly the most successful heavyweight championship boxing match of all time. This documentary investigates the relationship between African-Americans and the African continent during the Black Power period in terms of popular culture and international politics, including the violence of then-dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, using historical footage and new interviews.

11. The Fighter (2010)

The Fighter (2010), cover/image

Production Company:    Mandeville Films, Closest to the Hole Productions, Protozoa Pictures, Relativity Media

Producer:                        David Hoberman, Dorothy Aufiero, Todd Lieberman, Paul Tamasy, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Kavanaugh

Director:                          David O. Russell

Starring:                          Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams

Duration:                        116 minutes

Boxing is a family affair for Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg). His boss is his tough-as-nails mother. Dicky (Christian Bale), his half-brother and former promising fighter, is his untrustworthy mentor. Micky is losing despite his efforts, and when the latest fight nearly kills him, he takes his girlfriend’s advice and leaves the family. Then Micky becomes a world title challenger, giving him — and his family — a chance at redemption.

10. Field of Dreams (1989)

Field of Dreams (1989), cover/image

Production Company:    Gordon Company

Producer:                       Lawrence Gordon, Charles Gordon

Director:                         Phil Alden Robinson

Starring:                         Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan, Burt Lancaster, Ray Liotta

Duration:                        107 minutes

Ray, an Iowa farmer, feels compelled to act after hearing a strange voice in his cornfield say, “If you create it, he will come.” Despite ridicule, Ray builds a baseball diamond on his property with the help of his wife, Annie. Following that, the ghosts of great players, led by “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, emerge from the crops to play ball. But, as Ray discovers, this world of dreams is so far more than bringing out retired baseball greats.

9. Rush (2013)

Rush (2013), cover/image

Production Company:    Cross Creek Pictures, Working Title Films, Exclusive Media, Revolution Films, Imagine Entertainment

Producer:                            Andrew Eaton, Brian Oliver, Eric Fellner, Brian Grazer, Peter Morgan, Ron Howard

Director:                              Ron Howard

Starring:                               Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Alexandra Maria Lara, Olivia Wilde, Pierfrancesco Favino

Duration:                             123 minutes

James Hunt and Niki Lauda are two highly qualified Formula One racers who have a fierce rivalry. Their hatred, on the other hand, is what drives them to their limits.

The film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda, during the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula One racing in the 1970s. The film follows their very contrasting personalities on and off the track, as well as their loves and the unforgettable 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to win the world championship in a sport where there is no space for error: if you make a mistake, you die.

8. The Damned United (2009)

The Damned United (2009), cover/image

Production Company:    Columbia Pictures, BBC Films, Screen Yorkshire, Left Bank Pictures

Producer:                        Andy Harries, Grainne Marmion

Director:                          Tom Hooper

Starring:                           Timothy Spall, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Colm Meaney

Duration:                         97 minutes

Brian Clough tries to outperform his boss, Don Revie; the rivalry, which goes back to 1968, leads Clough to make rash decisions, which cost him his job just 44 days after taking over as Leeds manager.

Formerly effective manager Brian Clough’s abrasive attitude and strong disdain of the players’ dirty style of play ensure that there will be tension after he takes over England’s top football club Leeds United. A glimpse into his past explains both his animosity toward former boss Don Revie and how much he misses his right-hand man Peter Taylor, who has remained loyal to Brighton & Hove Albion throughout his career.

7. Rocky (1976)

Rocky (1976), cover/image

Production Company:    Chartoff-Winkler Productions

Producer:                        Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff

Director:                          John G Avildsen

Starring:                          Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers

Duration:                         119 minutes

Rocky Balboa, a struggling fighter, is given the opportunity to face heavyweight champion Apollo Creed. Rocky enters the ring in an attempt to gain recognition and glory, oblivious to the difficult challenge that lies ahead of him.

Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer who works as a debt collector for a pittance in order to make it big. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed comes to Philadelphia, his promoters plan to arrange an exhibition bout between Creed and a struggling fighter, touting the contest as a chance for a “nobody” to become a “somebody.” The match is supposed to be easy for Creed to win, but no one told Rocky, who sees this as his only chance to make it big.

6. Seabiscuit (2003)

Seabiscuit (2003), cover/image

Production Company:    DreamWorks Pictures, Larger Than Life Productions, Spyglass Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company

Producer:                            Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Jane Sindell, Gary Ross

Director:                              Gary Ross

Starring:                               Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper, William H. Macy, Gary Stevens

Duration:                             141 minutes

Seabiscuit, a horse with a slight limp, is matched with Tom Smith, a trainer. During preparation, they develop a bond and, as a result, overcome their disadvantages.

SEABISCUIT comes to the rescue in an age when Americans urgently needed inspirational figures to help them forget their troubles. As it interweaves the relationships between horse, jockey, trainer, and owner and their adoring fans, the film tells a touching tale of friendship and commitment in rehabilitating the main characters’ broken lives. The film faithfully depicts the real people and events of those turbulent days, as well as how Seabiscuit “fixed us all, every one of us.”

5. Foxcatcher (2014)

Foxcatcher (2014), cover/image

Production Company:    Annapurna Pictures, Likely Story

Producer:                           Megan Ellison, Anthony Bregman, Bennett Miller, Jon Kilik

Director:                              Bennett Miller

Starring:                               Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Venessa Redgrave, Mark Ruffalo

Duration:                             134 minutes

As Olympic wrestlers and estranged brothers, Mark and Dave are invited to join John E du Pont’s Foxcatcher squad, their lives are irreversibly changed. The plot is loosely based on the events involving multimillionaire E.I. du Pont family heir and wrestling fan John du Pont’s 1986 recruitment of two 1984 U.S. Olympic gold medalist wrestlers, Mark Schultz and his older brother David, to help coach U.S. wrestlers for participation in national, world, and Olympic competition, and du Pont’s subsequent murder of David Schultz in 1987.

4. Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball (2011), cover/image

Production Company:    Columbia Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Plan B Entertainment, Michael De Luca Productions

Producer:                            Michael De Luca, Brad Pitt, Rachael Horovitz

Director:                              Bennett Miller

Starring:                               Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Duration:                             133 minutes

Billy Beane, a baseball general manager, and Peter Brand, an economics graduate, defy tradition by using computer-based approaches to shape a professional sports team.

Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, has the lowest salary limit in baseball. Billy must find a tactical advantage if he ever hopes to win the World Series. When Billy uses statistical data to assess and value the players he selects for the squad, he is about to turn baseball on its head.

3. Hoop Dreams (1994)

Hoop Dreams (1994), cover/image

Production Company:    Kartemquin Films

Producer:                       Steve James, Frederick Marx, Peter Gilbert

Director:                         Steve James

Starring:                          William Gates, Arthur Agee

Duration:                        170 minutes

William Gates and Arthur Agee, two African-American teenagers from Chicago’s inner city, commute 90 minutes each way to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominantly white suburban school known for its basketball program. Gates and Agee aspire to be NBA stars, and they battle the social and physical challenges that stand in their way with the help of their close-knit families. This critically acclaimed film was made over the course of five years.

2. The Wrestler (2008)

The Wrestler (2008), cover/image

Production Company:    Wild Bunch, Protozoa Pictures

Producer:                        Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin

Director:                          Darren Aronofsky

Starring:                          Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei

Duration:                         109 minutes

Since he is too old to pursue his wrestling career, an ageing wrestler fails to keep up with life. He knows that he must accept what life has to do at this point in time and move on.

This is a drama about an aging former wrestler who has outlived his prime and now ekes out a living doing small wrestling shows in VFW halls and working part-time at a grocery store. He tries to come to terms with his life outside the ring by working full time at the grocery store, attempting to reconnect with the daughter he lost as a teenager and developing a stronger relationship with a stripper he has romantic feelings for as he faces health issues that could end his wrestling career for good. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with The Ayatollah, his 1980s arch-nemesis, which could be his ticket back to stardom.

1. Bull Durham (1988)

Bull Durham (1988), cover/image

Production Company:    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Producer:                        Thom Mount, Mark Burg

Director:                         Ron Shelton

Starring:                          Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Robert Wuhl, Trey Wilson

Duration:                         108 minutes

Crash Davis, a seasoned baseball catcher, is hired to mentor Ebby Calvin ‘Nuke’ LaLoosh, a bumbling rookie. Both of them, though, quickly became involved with Annie, a sports fanatic.

Crash is an ageing minor league baseball player who was called up from another team to help a young pitcher who was having maturity issues. Both of them become involved with Ann, a baseball fan who has her own take on the sport.

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