Sports movies: the realm of great motivational speeches, inspirational stories of overcoming the odds and dazzling feats of athleticism.
It's true, not all sports movies are created equal -- how can you compare baseball to football? Comedy to drama? Tough-as-nails coach to plucky quarterback? But we're competitors. And we love a challenge just as much as we love movies ... and sports ... and movies about sports.
Check out our list of the 25 sports movies that pack the most punch.
A particular bat gives a flawed baseball hero (Robert Redford) another crack at greatness in 1939. Read More
Aging boxer (Robert Ryan) leaves his wife (Audrey Totter), enters a fixed fight. Read More
Filmmaker Steve James follows the steps of two inner-city-Chicago NBA hopefuls from age 14 to 18. Read More
Gambler (George C. Scott) stakes pool shark (Paul Newman) against Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). Read More
Coach Herb Brooks leads the U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the Soviet team in 1980. Read More
An old-time hockey player (Paul Newman) tells his minor-league team to play dirty, and fans love it. Read More
1950s basketball coach (Gene Hackman) leads lowly Indiana high-schoolers. Read More
Baseball groupie (Susan Sarandon) romances two minor-league players (Tim Robbins, Kevin Costner). Read More
Country-club caddy deals with assorted oddballs (Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray). Read More
A heavyweight champ gives a club fighter (Sylvester Stallone) a title shot. Read More
Illinois youth (Sean Astin) beats odds to play Notre Dame football. Read More
Chicago Bear Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) backs dying Brian Piccolo (James Caan). Read More