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.
Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way... Read More
Chariots of Fire
In the class-obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, two determined young... Read More
Field of Dreams
When Iowa farmer Ray (Kevin Costner) hears a mysterious voice one night in his cornfield saying "If you... Read More
When We Were Kings
On October 30, 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place... Read More
The story of a middleweight boxer as he rises through ranks to earn his first shot at the middleweight... Read More
When slick sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a crisis of conscience, he pens a heartfelt company-wide... Read More
In Durham, N.C., the Bulls minor league baseball team has one asset no other can claim: a poetry-loving... Read More
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily... Read More
Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame, but has neither the... Read More
Brian Piccolo (James Caan) and Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) are teammates on the mid-1960s Chicago... Read More
Story Fast Eddie Felsen (Paul Newman) and his adventures in the world of professional pool. Fast Eddie... Read More
When college coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team,... Read More
In the small New England town of Charlestown, the local mill is about to lay off 10,000 workers. The... Read More
Failed college coach Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) gets a chance at redemption when he is hired to direct... Read More
Dave (Dennis Christopher) and his working-class friends Cyril (Daniel Stern), Moocher (Jackie Earle Haley)... Read More
On the way to a tryout with the Chicago Cubs, young baseball phenom Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) is shot... Read More
A boxer on the wane, Bill "Stoker" Thompson (Robert Ryan) is determined to stay in the game, in spite... Read More