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Top 25 Best Sports movies of all time

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  1. Raging Bull (1980)

    Raging Bull

    When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.

    Directed by Martin Scorsese
  2. Creed (2015)

    Creed

    The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

    Directed by Ryan Coogler
  3. Field of Dreams (1989)

    Field of Dreams

    Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.

    Directed by Phil Alden Robinson
  4. Breaking Away (1979)

    Breaking Away

    Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one day, and even takes up the Italian culture, much to his friends and parents annoyance.

    Directed by Peter Yates
  5. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Million Dollar Baby

    Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

    Directed by Clint Eastwood
  6. Rocky (1976)

    Rocky

    When world heavyweight boxing champ Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers pick palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark.

    Directed by John G. Avildsen
  7. Chariots of Fire (1981)

    Chariots of Fire

    Based on the true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture.

    Directed by Hugh Hudson
  8. The Fighter (2010)

    The Fighter

    The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.

    Directed by David O. Russell
  9. The Wrestler (2008)

    The Wrestler

    Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

    Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  10. Remember the Titans (2000)

    Remember the Titans

    Remember the Titans is a celebration of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction, and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony. The year is 1971. After leading his team to 15 winning seasons, football coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton) is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone (Denzel Washington), tough, opinionated, and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. How these two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions, plays out in a story full of soul and spirit.

    Directed by Boaz Yakin
  11. The Sandlot (1993)

    The Sandlot

    Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair.

    Directed by David M. Evans
  12. Warrior (2011)

    Warrior

    An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path toward the title prize, his brother Brendan (Joel Edgerton), a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense winner-take-all battle of their lives.

    Directed by Gavin O'Connor
  13. The Blind Side (2009)

    The Blind Side

    Oversized African American Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Leigh Anne and Sean, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

    Directed by John Lee Hancock
  14. Moneyball (2011)

    Moneyball

    The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

    Directed by Bennett Miller
  15. The Longest Yard (1974)

    The Longest Yard

    In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' semi-pro football team to a national championship.

    Directed by Robert Aldrich
  16. The Natural (1984)

    The Natural

    An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should have had earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is inexplicably shot by a young woman.

    Directed by Barry Levinson
  17. Miracle (2004)

    Miracle

    In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning for a distraction from world events. With the world watching, the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question to the millions viewing at home: "Do you believe in miracles?" Yes!

    Directed by Gavin O'Connor
  18. Seabiscuit (2003)

    Seabiscuit

    True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

    Directed by Gary Ross
  19. A League of Their Own (1992)

    A League of Their Own

    Small-town sisters Dottie and Kit join an all-female baseball league formed after World War II brings pro baseball to a standstill. When their team hits the road with its drunken coach, the siblings find troubles and triumphs on and off the field.

    Directed by Penny Marshall
  20. Chasing Mavericks (2012)

    Chasing Mavericks

    Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.

    Directed by Curtis Hanson, Michael Apted
  21. Rocky Balboa (2006)

    Rocky Balboa

    When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging the Itallian Stallion to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger and thirty years his junior.

    Directed by Sylvester Stallone
  22. Unbroken (2014)

    Unbroken

    A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

    Directed by Angelina Jolie
  23. The Karate Kid (1984)

    The Karate Kid

    Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense. Armed with newfound confidence, skill and wisdom, Daniel ultimately faces off against his tormentors in this hugely popular classic underdog tale.

    Directed by John G. Avildsen
  24. We Are Marshall (2006)

    We Are Marshall

    When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

    Directed by McG
  25. Cool Runnings (1993)

    Cool Runnings

    Cool Runnings is an American film from director Jon Turteltaub from 1993 about the first Jamaican Olympic bobsled team.

    Directed by Jon Turteltaub

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