SPORTS FILMS


Summary of Greatest Sports Films

Sports Films
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Summary of Best Sports Films

Selection of Greatest Sports Films:

Greatest Sports Films
The Freshman (1925)
The Champ (1931/32)
Horse Feathers (1932)
Million Dollar Legs (1932)
Olympia (1938, Germ.)
Knute Rockne All-American (1940)
Gentleman Jim (1942)
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Woman of the Year (1942)
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
National Velvet (1944)
Body and Soul (1947)
The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
Champion (1949)
It Happens Every Spring (1949)
The Set-Up (1949)
The Stratton Story (1949)
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
Night and the City (1950)
Angels in the Outfield (1951)
The Harlem Globetrotters (1951)
Jim Thorpe, All-American (1951)
The Lusty Men (1952)
Pat and Mike (1952)
The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
The Harder They Fall (1956)
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Fear Strikes Out (1957)
Damn Yankees! (1958)
The Hustler (1961)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962, UK)
Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
This Sporting Life (1963, UK)
The Endless Summer (1966)
Grand Prix (1966)
Paper Lion (1968)
Downhill Racer (1969)
The Great White Hope (1970)
Brian's Song (1971) (TV)
Le Mans (1971)
On Any Sunday (1971)
Fat City (1972)
Fist of Fury (1972)
Junior Bonner (1972)
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
The Great American Cowboy (1973)
The Last American Hero (1973)
The Longest Yard (1974)
Bite the Bullet (1975)
The Other Side of the Mountain (1975) (sequel in 1978)
Rollerball (1975) (remake in 2002)
The Bad News Bears (1976) (sequels in 1977 and 1978) (and remake in 2005)
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
Rocky (1976) -- and sequels
The Deadliest Season (1977)
Pumping Iron (1977)
Semi-Tough (1977)
Slap Shot (1977)
Big Wednesday (1978)
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Breaking Away (1979)
North Dallas Forty (1979)
Caddyshack (1980) (sequel in 1988)
One on One (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
Chariots of Fire (1981, UK)
Victory (1981) (aka Escape to Victory)
Personal Best (1982)
That Championship Season (1982)
All the Right Moves (1983)
Phar Lap (1983)
The Karate Kid (1984) (sequels in 1986, 1989, 1994) and remake (2010)
The Natural (1984)
Better Off Dead (1985)
Rocky IV (1985)
Vision Quest (1985)
The Color of Money (1986)
Hoosiers (1986)
Quicksilver (1986)
Bull Durham (1988)
Eight Men Out (1988)
Everybody's All-American (1988)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Kickboxer (1989)
Major League (1989)
Days of Thunder (1990)
The Babe (1992)
A League of Their Own (1992)
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Mr. Baseball (1992)
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Aspen Extreme (1993)
Cool Runnings (1993)
Rudy (1993)
The Sandlot (1993)
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Blue Chips (1994)
Cobb (1994)
8 Seconds (1994)
Hoop Dreams (1994)
The Scout (1994)
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
I.D. (1995, UK)
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Kingpin (1996)
Space Jam (1996)
Tin Cup (1996)
When We Were Kings (1996)
The Boxer (1997, US/Ireland)
Fever Pitch (1997)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
He Got Game (1998)
Without Limits (1998)
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Beyond the Mat (1999)
For Love of the Game (1999)
The Hurricane (1999)
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Best in Show (2000)
Bring It On (2000)
Girlfight (2000)
Gladiator (2000)
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Love & Basketball (2000)
Remember the Titans (2000)
The Replacements (2000)
Ali (2001)
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)
Driven (2001)
Hard Ball (2001)
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001, India)
*61 (2001)
Bend It Like Beckham (2002, UK)
One Day in September (2002)
The Rookie (2002)
Swimfan (2002)
Seabiscuit (2003)
Step Into Liquid (2003)
Touching the Void (2003)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Miracle (2004)
Mr. 3000 (2004)
Wimbledon (2004)
Cinderella Man (2005)
Coach Carter (2005)
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
The Longest Yard (2005) - remake

Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Murderball (2005)
Two For the Money (2005)
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Cars (2006)
Glory Road (2006)
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Invincible (2006)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
We Are Marshall (2006)
Blades of Glory (2007)
The Game Plan (2007)
Surf's Up (2007)
The Express (2008)
Leatherheads (2008)
Semi-Pro (2008)
Sugar (2008)
The Wrestler (2008)
The Blind Side (2009)
The Damned United (2009, UK)
Invictus (2009)
Looking for Eric (2009)
Whip It (2009)
The Fighter (2010)
The Karate Kid (2010)
Moneyball (2011)
United (2011, UK)
Win Win (2011)
Trouble With the Curve (2012)
42 (2013)
Grudge Match (2013)
Rush (2013)
Draft Day (2014)
Foxcatcher (2014)
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Unbroken (2014)
Concussion (2015)
Creed (2015)
McFarland, USA (2015)
Southpaw (2015)
I, Tonya (2017)
Ford v. Ferrari (2019)



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