My Favorite Sports Films

Sports is a genre of cinema for which I have a weakness. Perhaps it is because I played baseball junior high and high school, coached little league basketball, or briefly tortured myself playing soccer. Whatever the case, I find movies revolving around the story of a team coming together to win a big game or championship to be entertaining, inspiring, and heartwarming. I could never narrow it does to a simple listicle, but I thought I’d share a few of my favorites. In no particular order, here are some of my favorite sports films.


Year: 2009 / Directed by Clint Eastwood

The Fighter

Year: 2010 / Directed by David O’Russell


Year: 2011 / Directed by Bennett Miller

The Mighty Ducks

Year: 1992 / Directed by Stephen Herek


Year: 2006 / Directed by Ericson Core


Year: 2013 / Directed by Brian Helgeland


Year: 2004 / Directed by Gavin O’Connor

Cool Runnings

Year: 1993 / Directed by Jon Turteltaub

Remember the Titans

Year: 2000 / Directed by Boaz Yakin


Year: 1986 / Directed by  David Anspaugh


Year: 2001 / Directed by Michael Mann

Trouble with the Curve

Year: 2012 / Directed by Robert Lorenz

The Rookie

Year: 2002 / Directed by John Lee Hancock

Chariots of Fire

Year: 1981 / Directed by Hugh Hudson


Year: 1976 / Directed by John G. Avildsen

Some of these movies are overly dramatized versions of events that happened in real life. Some are true stories and others are downright made-up. Whatever the case, it is always cool when an athlete overcomes obstacles to accomplish their goal.

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