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20+ Best Sports Movies Ever

What are the best sports movies ever, I mean, besides Hoosiers...

Bull Durham Official

Veteran catcher Crash Davis is brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help their up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh.

Hoosiers

A classic tale of redemption, this film features a volatile coach and a former star player-turned alcoholic leading a small-town basketball team on an improbable run to the Indiana high school championship game. Directed by David Anspaugh.

The Hurricane

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Warrior (2011)

Rising stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton command the screen as two estranged brothers facing the fight of a lifetime in Lionsgate's WARRIOR, a moving, inspirational action drama from acclaimed director Gavin O'Connor.

Soul Surfer

A teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack.

Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter is a 2005 American drama sports film directed by Thomas Carter. It is based on a true story of Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, who made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated high school basketball team due to poor academic results.

Rocky 1

A slightly dimwitted amateur boxer from Philadelphia's tough neighborhood gets a surprise shot at fighting for the heavyweight championship, while at the same time he finds love in the arms of a shy, reclusive girl who works in the local pet store.

Rocky II (1979)

Rocky Balboa is a little-known boxer who was given a shot at the heavyweight champ, Apollo Creed. Having done much better than anyone expected, Creed demands a rematch, embarrassed by his inability to dominate the "amateur" Balboa.

Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa, heavyweight champion of the world, is the trainer for Apollo Creed in an exhibition match against Ivan Drago, a "superman" boxer from the Soviet Union. When Apollo is killed in the ring by the brutal Drago, Balboa blames himself and promises to avenge his friend's death in the ring.

Moneyball (2011)

Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball's conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs.

Radio (2003)

Radio is a 2003 film directed by Mike Tollin that is based on the true story of T. L. Hanna High School football coach Harold Jones and a mentally challenged young man James Robert "Radio" Kennedy.

We Are Marshall (2006)

Great Movie We Are Marshall is a 2006 American drama film directed by McG. It depicts the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 football players on the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team

Finding Forrester

A reclusive novelist and an African-American scholar-athlete form an unlikely friendship that opens up the world for both of them.

The Sandlot (1993)

Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriguez takes Smalls under his wing, and soon he's part of the local baseball buddies.

GOAL!! The Dream begins

Santiago's father, Hernan Munez, smuggled his penniless Mexican family over the US border to seek a better, albeit modest future in L.A. Eldest son Santiago dreams of more, like native Angelinos, then joining Hernan's gardening firm. His change arrives when a British ex-pro spots him as an exceptional soccer natural and promises he can arrange a real British talent scout to check him out.

The Blind Side (2009)

Michael Oher, a Homeless African-American Youngster From a Broken Home, Taken In By The Tuohys, a Well-To-Do White Family Who Help Him Fulfill His Potential. Living In His New Environment, He Faces a Completely Different Set of Challenges To Overcome. As a Football Player And Student, Michael Works Hard And, With The Help of His Coaches And Adopted Family, Becomes One of The Top High-School Football Prospects In The Country

Won Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Sandra Bullock) and also got nominated in the category for Best Picture.

The Express

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis (Rob Brown), the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Friday Night Lights

Billy Bob Thornton stars in this stand-up-and-cheer true American story of how one legendary Texas town made hope come alive under the exhilarating glare of Friday Night Lights.

Slap Shot

Paul Newman is the coach of a struggling minor-league hockey team who decides to sign three hard-charging brothers to demolish the opposition in this outrageous and irreverent comedy.

Rebound: The Legend Of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault

Earl Manigault was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and raised in Harlem, New York. He grew up playing basketball and practiced constantly. Manigault set the NYC junior high school record by scoring 57 points in a game in the late 1950s.

Miracle

Filled with exhilarating nonstop hockey action and heart-racing suspense, MIRACLE is the inspiring true story behind one of the greatest moments in sports history - the 1980 United States ice hockey team's triumphant Olympic victory against the Soviet Union.

Glory Road

The exciting and inspirational true story of the team that changed college basketball -- and the nation -- forever! Josh Lucas stars as future Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins of tiny Texas Western University, who bucks convention by simply starting the best players he can find: history's first all-African American lineup.

Invincible (2006)

From the studio that brought you "The Rookie" and "Remember The Titans" comes INVINCIBLE, inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true.

Brian's Song

This highly-acclaimed winner of five Emmy Awards® is one of the best-loved movies ever made for television. It's the true story of a special relationship between two professional football players, Gale Sayers (BILLY DEE WILLIAMS) and Brian Piccolo (JAMES CAAN). Both star players for the Chicago Bears, Sayers and Piccolo soon became roommates and best friends.