The Best Movies About Sports

Mar 7, 2024 | Movies, Sports

When it comes to sports, there are countless movies that capture the spirit and thrill of competition. From heartwarming underdog stories to intense rivalries, these films showcase the dedication, determination and passion of athletes and fans alike. One of the most iconic sports movies of all time is Rocky (1976). Starring Sylvester Stallone as a struggling boxer given a shot at the world heavyweight championship, this film has become synonymous with the underdog narrative. The training montage set to “Gonna Fly Now” is one of the most recognized and inspiring scenes in cinema history.

1.The Perfect Game (2019)

The Perfect GameAfter his baseball days are over, Cesar finds himself in Mexico where he is approached to coach a team of underdogs. Despite being skeptical at first, Cesar decides to take on the challenge and lead this rag tag team to compete in the 1957 Little League World Series. This unexpected turn of events allows for a new chapter in Cesar’s life, one that is filled with passion, determination, and growth. As he guides this team of misfits, Cesar learns important lessons about teamwork, perseverance, and the power of believing in oneself.






2. 23 Blast (2013)

23 BlastWhen a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he faces a difficult decision. Does he choose to live a safe, handicapped life or does he bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves? This story explores themes of determination, perseverance, and self-discovery as our protagonist navigates this life-changing event.






3. Greater (2016)

GreaterGREATER follows the true story of Brandon Burlsworth, the greatest walk-on in the history of college football. Despite being told he wasn’t good enough to play Division I, Brandon never gave up on his dream to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks. His unwavering determination and perseverance in the face of doubt and adversity truly make him an inspiration.






4. NEXT GOAL WINS (2023)

Experience the heartwarming and uplifting journey of a team determined to defy all odds in the highly anticipated film, NEXT GOAL WINS. From Searchlight Pictures comes this inspirational story that will leave you cheering and inspired. Follow the underdog American Samoan soccer team as they strive to qualify for the World Cup after suffering one of the worst losses in football history.


5. American Underdog (2021)

The highly anticipated biographical sports drama film, “American Underdog” is set to release on December 25th, 2021. The film follows the true story of NFL quarterback Kurt Warner’s rise from working in a grocery store to leading the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl victory and earning MVP honors. The trailer showcases the struggles and obstacles that Warner faced on his journey, including doubts from others and his own personal challenges.


6. SWEETWATER (2023)

Experience the captivating story of Sweetwater in this highly anticipated official trailer for 2023. Prepare to embark on a journey that will blur the lines between reality and imagination as you become immersed in a world of artistic expression, contemplation, and abstraction. This minimalist piece invites you to project your own ideas onto the brand, allowing for endless interpretation and personal connection. Through concise language and visually stunning visuals, Sweetwater will spark your imagination and evoke emotions you never knew existed.


7. THE ROYAL (2022)

Experience the emotional journey of a lifetime in THE ROYAL, the highly anticipated drama movie directed by Willie Aikens. Through minimalist storytelling and stunning visuals, this film invites you to contemplate the complexities of human existence and explore your own imagination.



In a world of competition and determination, there is one team that rises above the rest. The National Champions, led by their coach played by J.K. Simmons, are on a journey towards greatness in the highly anticipated 2021 film.


9. The Crossover (2023)

Kwame Alexander’s award-winning novel, “The Crossover”, takes readers on a journey through the lives of two teenage brothers who are known for their impressive basketball skills. Josh and Jordan Bell are considered to be rising stars in the world of basketball, but their story is so much more than just a game.


10. Bleed for This Official (2016)

In the world of sports, there have been countless tales of triumph and perseverance. But none quite like that of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza. BLEED FOR THIS is the awe-inspiring true story of a local Providence boxer who defied all odds to make an unlikely comeback.

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