What are the best sports movies?

asked by Nirmal Sharma
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    Rocky is a sports movie directed by John G. Avildsen starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, and Burt Young. Released in 1976, this film won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing at the 49th Academy Awards.


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    Harry Chapman
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "The link is to the Amazon Video page for Rocky. While the page does offer the ability to purchase a digital copy or stream a copy of the movie. It's definitely possible to just outright purchase the movie on either DVD or Blu-ray for much less."
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    Moneyball follows the story of a baseball team manager that join forces with the brilliant mind of a graduate for pushing the team to the top. Amazing director Bennett Miller directs this film written by two legends: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. 


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    Denise Moore
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "Fantastic movie about baseball brilliantly directed and acted. All about a losing team and how they go about getting better players and how they go about hiring players with the agent. I never knew how this hole process worked, very interesting."
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    #3Any Given Sunday

    Any Given Sunday

    Any Given Sunday is a football sports movie directed by Oliver Stone starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, and James Woods in 1999. It was based on a book On Any Given Sunday by Pat Toomay. 


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    Dennis Carr
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "I love sports movies, but they really don't make them anymore. I came on here to see if there were any older sports movies that I hadn't seen yet. When I asked what the best sports movie was, I was told to try Any Given Sunday. I watched it and it was incredible. Probably the best one I have ever seen!"
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    #4Chariots of Fire

    Chariots of Fire

    A devout Christian and a determined jew compete in the 1924 Olympics. Each of one has his own reasons and his own motivations. but they are united for one simple thing: the passion for running. 


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    Willie Barrett
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Chariots of Fire is a pretty cool look into a behind the scenes life of an Olympian. It really shows the passion for their sport nicely, and it humanizes the Olympics as a whole for me."
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    #5Million Dollar Baby

    Million Dollar Baby

    Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 sports drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, and stars Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman.


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    Ralph Lynch
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Such a inspirational movie! Great plot and amazing characters. I almost cried a bunch of times while watching it cause of how emotional it was! Must see movie!"
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    #6Remember the Titans

    Remember the Titans

    Remember the Titans is a sports drama movie based on real events with Denzel Washington in the role of the African-American school football coach Herman Boone. 


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    Sara Zepeda
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This is an amazing sports movie, but not only is it a sports movie it is just a great movie. I t will make you laugh it will make you cry and it teaches very valuable lessons."
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    #7Cinderella Man

    Cinderella Man

    Cinderella Man is a biopic sports drama movie directed by Ron Howard. Released in 2005, the movie was based on the life of James J. Braddock. It starred Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, and Paddy Considine.


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    Ananya Mehta
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Cinderella Man is one of the best sports movies on boxing. Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger give great performances and Ron Howard does a great job as Director/Producer. This movie follows the real life story of Jim Braddock. The boxing scenes are portrayed very realistically and the family story line holds your interest. There is blood in the movie, but that is to be expected with boxing."
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    #8The Fighter

    The Fighter

    The Fighter is a dramatic sports biography motion picture that features Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams. It was directed by David O. Russell and premiered in Hollywood, California. The film won on several award-giving bodies.


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    Julia Robertson
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "I'm the type that would normally never watch a movie about fighting, in fact, I have never seen a Rocky movie. This movie though was great storytelling and I really enjoyed it."
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    #9A League Of Their Own

    A League Of Their Own

    A League of Their Own shows the story of the first Female Baseball League in the US, that happened in 1943. The movie follows Tom Hanks starring as a coach of a team the starts low but ends running the World Series.


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    Aaryan Trivedi
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This really is a all time classic when it comes to sports movies like baseball."
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    #10Bend It Like Beckham

    Bend It Like Beckham

    Bend It Like Beckham is a comedy sports movie produced by Gurinder Chadha. Released in 2002, the movie follows the story of an 18-year old woman and her love for football. It starred Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.


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    Carolyn Hill
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "I like this movie and think that it is a great movie to watch if you like sports. It is a good recommendation for the topic and I think that the person will be happy with this selection. I would recommend this movie to anybody that likes sports"
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    #11I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    I, Tonya is a biopic about the famous ice skater Tonya Harding and her struggle to reach the success on the Olympic games, and how her implication on Nancy Kerrigan's assault destroyed her career.


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    Howard Peters
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Maybe one of the biggest story in sports history. Its about the skater Tonya Harding and what she did back in her competitive days. There have been a few made for tv movies made about her but i feel this one goes a little more in depth about her background and history and why she did what she did and for what reason even if it costed her her career. Really enjoyed it ."
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    Warrior tells the moving and inspirational story of the Conlon family, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), Tommy (Tom Hardy) and Paddy (Nick Nolte), who find redemption in the ring as they fight to repair themselves and their family.


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    Howard Peters
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "I love the movie Warrior. It's about the fighting Conlon's, a family of fighters. It follows all the family drama and the boxing action as told through the eyes of one family. "
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    Invictus (2009) is a sports drama film based on real events. Directed by Clint Eastwood, it tells the story of the events occurred in South Africa before and during the 1955 Rugby World Cup and the relationship between Nelson Mandela and the captain of the rugby union team.


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    Christina Meng
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Clint Eastwood directs this moving story about South Africa and Nelson Mandela the president at this time. It is a tale of unity that is expertly crafted and acted by Oscar nominee Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon."
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    Rush is a biography sports drama movie directed by Ron Howard and stars Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde. The film focuses on the real rivalry between Formula One drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt in the 70s.


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    Michael Clark
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This is not going to work on your Blu Ray player unless you are in a specific region. Pay attention to the warnings of what kind of devices it will play on. Who would have thought geofencing worked on Blu ray discs? The movie is okay if you like fast cars and drama."
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    #15Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    Raging Bull is directed by Martin Scorsese and released in 1980. It features Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci. the story is a biography of Jake LaMotta as he destroys his life through his career.


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    Eric Anderson
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "The raging bull is a good movie that I do like that it's got a very nice story telling behind it and I would recommend it. "
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    A classic film from 1986 that tells the story of a volatile coach and a former star player that has become alcoholic and lead the basketball team of a small town in Indiana and get to run the Indiana high school championship game against all odds.


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    Nicole Campbell
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Not only is Hoosiers a classic movie, period, but it is one of the quintessential sports movies ever made! Rough coach who's heart grows three sizes through his love of the game and the students he coaches? Check! Star player who learns the value of a good education? Check! A small-town team struggling to earn the respect of the town and the cities beyond? Check! This is the original sports movie!"
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    #17The Damned United

    The Damned United

    The Damned United is based on the true story of Brian Clough, one of the best football coaches in England, how he became the manager of Leeds United and its rivalry with Derby County until he made this low team a top class that ended playing the quarterfinals of the European Championship against the Juventus.


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    Sean Liang
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This is a good sports movie focused on a topic that gets a little less spotlight than some others. Focused on a coach of an English soccer team, it tells a compelling story with a lot of heart. If you like sports stories, you'll enjoy this one."
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    #18The Wrestler

    The Wrestler

    The wrestler is a sports drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and stars Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood. The plot tells about the life of a veteran professional wrestler out of the ring.


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    Austin Guerrero
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "If you love wrestling try this film out. Learn about the life outside the ring and gives you a new perspective. "
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    #19First Match

    First Match

    First Match is a 2018 sports drama by Netflix. It is written and directed by Olivia Newman. First Match shares the story of a teenage girl from Brooklyn who decided that join the boys wrestling team. It stars Elvire Emanuelle. 


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    Humberto Bravo
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "First Match is trash. It is exactly the typical Netflix propaganda that is ruining the entertainment industry. People are tired of the strong woman meme."
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    #20Million Dollar Arm

    Million Dollar Arm

    Million Dollar Arm is the story of how a talented cricket player makes the change to the Major League Baseball when an unconventional sports agent goes to India. The agent, starred by Jon Hamm, will try to convince the player while discovering the cricket world, to move to America, being the first Indian baseball player. 


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    Martha George
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I liked this kind of a lot. It's a classic, almost hokey skeleton for a story, but something about the Indian actors' performance (special respect towards Aasif Mandvi) redeemed it. It's definitely familiar, definitely standard, but the way it performs in its class puts it heads and shoulders above most other movies like it. I'd recommend checking it out."
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    #21Wondrous Oblivion

    Wondrous Oblivion

    Wondrous Oblivion (2003) is a coming-of-age movie written and directed by Paul Morrison. The main storyline shows the friendship between David, a young boy son of European Jewish immigrants; his new neighbors, West Indian immigrants, and cricket.


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    Thomas Patel
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I love a good sports movie, and this really didn't do it for me. There's way more drama involving class and race in a really complicated point of time and place when all I really wanted was some underdog tropes and a big unlikely victory at the end."


Best What are the best sports movies
1RockyMovies 8 Paid
2MoneyballMovies 4 Paid
3Any Given SundayMovies 4 Paid
4Chariots of FireMovies 3 Paid
5Million Dollar BabyMovies 2 Paid
6Remember the TitansMovies 1 Paid
7Cinderella ManMovies 1 Paid
8The FighterMovies 1 Paid
9A League Of Their OwnMovies 1 Paid
10Bend It Like BeckhamMovies 1 Paid

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