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25 Sports Films Everyone Can Enjoy

- by Ellen White-Harrington and Carol White Llewellyn

 

The next time you're stuck inside and can't find any TV shows or recent movies to watch, pull up one of these time-honored classic sports films that have action, sports, a good story line, fine actors and great cinematography, pop yourself a bowl of popcorn, and settle in for a great film.

Sport

Movie Name

Year

Principle Actors

Based on Real Story?

Football

Invincible

2006

Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks

Y

Football

Rudy

1993

Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty

Y

Football

Draft Day

2014

Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner

 

Football

The Express

2008

Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown

Y

Football

The Blind Side

2009

Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw

Y

 

 

 

 

 

Baseball

The Rookie

2002

Dennis Quaid, J.D. Evermore, Rachel Griffiths

Y

Baseball

Trouble with the Curve

2012

Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman

 

Baseball

Field of Dreams

1989

Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta

 

Baseball

For Love of the Game

1999

Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly

 

Baseball

Pride of the Yankees

1942

Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth |

Y

Baseball

A League of Their Own

 1992

 Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty

 

Baseball

The Natural

1982

Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close

 

Baseball

Bull Durham

1988

Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse racing

Dreamer

2005

Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Oded Fehr

Y

Horse racing

Secretariat

2010

Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale

Y

Horse racing

The Black Stallion

1979

Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr

 

Horse racing

Sea Biscuit

2003

Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks

Y

 

 

 

 

 

Boxing

Real Steel

2011

Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo

 

Boxing

RocktyRocky II, Rocky III

1976, 1979, 1982

Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

 
       

 

Soccer

Bend It Like Beckham

2002

Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

 
         

Basketball

Hoop Dreams

1994

William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gate

Y (documentary)

         

Track

Chariots of Fire

1981

Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karate

The Karate Kid

1984

Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue

 

Karate

The Karate Kid (remake)

2010

Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hockey/

Figure Skating

The Cutting Edge

 1992

 D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Roy Dotrice

 

Hockey

Miracle

2004

Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West

Y

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