Top 30 Sport Related Moviesby bryanmriley73 | created - 22 Jun 2011 | updated - 22 Jun 2011 | Public
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1. Field of Dreams (1989)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.
Votes: 93,483 | Gross: $64.43M
Classic. Emboddies America's Past Time to perfection.
2. Happy Gilmore (1996)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sport
A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.
Votes: 169,242 | Gross: $38.62M
Made Golf cool. Can and have watched this over 100 times.
3. Caddyshack (1980)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Sport
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
Votes: 89,411 | Gross: $39.85M
Portrayed the culture of Golf to a tee.
4. Major League (1989)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Sport
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
Votes: 52,991 | Gross: $49.80M
A perfect portrayal of a sports team and a sports city.
5. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 247,033 | Gross: $255.96M
Portrays a common display of sports rarely seen by the typical fan.
6. Bull Durham (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
Votes: 39,917 | Gross: $50.89M
Classic. No complaints here.
7. Vision Quest (1985)
R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington has trouble focusing on his training regimen when a beautiful young drifter takes up temporary residence at his home.
Votes: 6,737 | Gross: $12.90M
As a high school wrestler, it is the only wrestling movie ever made. Great sound track as well. Used to watch before matches.
8. Rudy (1993)
PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
Votes: 46,564 | Gross: $22.75M
Not a movie to watch over and over, yet the first time I saw it. I loved it.
9. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Votes: 88,026 | Gross: $2.42M
Great movie. Depressing yet real.
10. The Fighter (I) (2010)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
Votes: 299,050 | Gross: $93.62M
I used to live in Lowell, so it has to make my list.
11. Rocky IV (1985)
PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport
After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Votes: 151,976 | Gross: $127.87M
This movie is so motivational. If it wasn't one long music video, it would rank higher.
12. The Waterboy (1998)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport
A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.
Votes: 129,229 | Gross: $161.49M
Hillarious. Plain and simple.
13. The Natural (1984)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport
An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.
Votes: 37,025 | Gross: $47.95M
As a kid, I used to pretend I was Roy Hobbs.
14. White Men Can't Jump (1992)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.
Votes: 63,960 | Gross: $76.25M
Perfect display of the early 90's.
15. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Votes: 78,252 | Gross: $107.53M
Who before this movie came out, even knew this league existed.
16. Slap Shot (1977)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games.
Votes: 30,388 | Gross: $28.00M
Hillarious. Plain and simple.
17. Hoosiers (1986)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
Votes: 37,127 | Gross: $28.61M
Great movie, yet overrated in my view.
18. Any Given Sunday (1999)
R | 162 min | Drama, Sport
A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.
Votes: 102,739 | Gross: $75.53M
If they had real pro teams, this would be higher. The inch speech is amazing.
19. Fever Pitch (2005)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.
Votes: 38,331 | Gross: $42.07M
As a Boston Fan, so true. This movie did help create the current Pink Hat phenomenom though.
20. Miracle (2004)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.
Votes: 39,901 | Gross: $64.38M
Must see at least once.
21. We Are Marshall (2006)
PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Votes: 50,792 | Gross: $43.55M
22. The Sandlot (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
Votes: 64,569 | Gross: $32.42M
Every kid has to see this. Kid requirements, read Oliver Twist and watch the Sandlot. Then get a Job!!
23. The Program (1993)
R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Votes: 7,997 | Gross: $23.00M
24. The Bad News Bears (1976)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Votes: 17,600 | Gross: $42.35M
Hillarious. Great movie for kids.
25. Eight Men Out (1988)
PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Votes: 16,170 | Gross: $5.68M
Great story that needs to be told.
26. Tin Cup (1996)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.
Votes: 40,609 | Gross: $53.85M
Cheesey yet entertaining.
27. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)
G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
A movie that makes grown man cry.
28. The Fan (1996)
R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Sport
An all star baseball player becomes the unhealthy focus of a down on his luck salesman.
Votes: 41,291 | Gross: $18.57M
You gotta give love to DeNiro
29. Blue Chips (1994)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sport
A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.
Votes: 10,311 | Gross: $22.36M
Cheesey yet entertaining.
30. Celtic Pride (1996)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Sport
Two over-loyal Celtic fans kidnap their opponent's star player in order to guarantee their team the championship.
Votes: 8,790 | Gross: $9.26M
As a Boston guy, this has to make my list