Best Sports Movies On Amazon Prime
- The Mighty Macs – Carla Cugino plays a basketball coach at a tiny all-girls Catholic college working to steer her team to a national championship.
- Necessary Roughness – After NCAA sanctions, a Texas college has to build a ragtag football team that includes Sinbad and Scott Bakula, with hilarious results.
- Underdogs (2013) – A small-town football team in rural Ohio prepares to face off against their unbeaten cross-town rival, inspiring the entire community.
- The Perfect Game – Based on the true story of the Mexican team who became the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. With Cheech Marin.
- Bad News Bears (1976) – Walter Matthau stars as the reluctant coach of a Little League team in this classic that also features Tatum O’Neal.
Best Sports Movies On Netflix
- Invictus – Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) seeks to unite South Africa by enlisting the national rugby team to win the World Cup. Matt Damon also stars.
- Lady Driver – A rebellious teen sets out on a journey to find her roots, but falls in love with the sport of dirt track racing instead.
- Greater – The story of Brandon Burlsworth, possibly the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.
- Amateur – A 14-year-old recruited to play basketball for an elite prep school is challenged by the corruption and greed in amateur sports.
- Go Karts – A boy overcomes obstacles to achieve his dream of winning the National Go Kart Championship in this family flick from down under.
Best Sports Movies On Hulu
- The Sandlot – In the summer of 1962, the new kid in town is adopted by a group of friends who play baseball at a neighborhood sandlot in this classic ode to childhood.
- Blue Chips – A college basketball coach (Nick Nolte) breaks the rules in order to beef up his team with three talented athletes (Shaquille O’Neal, Penny Hardaway and Matt Nover).
- The Cup – Based on a true story, Stephen Curry plays a jockey who loses his brother in a tragic accident on the racetrack just days before Australia’s prestigious Melbourne Cup.
- The Miracle Season – Helen Hunt coaches a girl’s volleyball team that’s been devastated by the sudden death of their best player.
- The Turkey Bowl – A man and his buddies decide to finish the football game against their crosstown rivals that was cancelled by a snowstorm fifteen years prior.
Best Sports Movies On HBO Max
- Space Jam – Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, and Michael Jordan team up with Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes to battle an evil alien theme park owner in this animated/live-action mashup.
- Jerry Maguire – Tom Cruise stars as a sports agent who has a moral epiphany and opens his own agency with Renee Zellweger and his only client, Cuba Gooding, Jr.
- The Natural – A baseball player (Robert Redford) is signed to the last-place New York Knights as a 34-year-old rookie and surprises everyone by becoming one of the best players in the league.
- Rocky – Sylvester Stallone wrote and plays the titular role in this Oscar-winner about a small-time Philly boxer who takes on the world heavyweight champion.
- Kicking and Screaming – Will Ferrell tries to coach his son’s last-place soccer team to beat the one coached by his overbearing father (Robert Duvall).
Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix
- The Last Dance – This documentary series allows you to relive the extraordinary 1997-1998 season of the Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan.
- Last Chance U – Looks at the world of junior college sports, where athletes try to get into the big leagues.
- Undefeated – Tells the story of three underprivileged athletes from inner-city Memphis and the coach who strives to help them succeed both on and off the field.
- Pelé – Chronicles the legendary soccer player’s rise from young superstar to national Brazilian hero.
- Icarus – A filmmaker sets out to investigate doping in sports, but a chance meeting with a Russian scientist turns his story into a geopolitical thriller.
Sports Movies Based On A True Story
- A League of Their Own (HBOMax) – The bases are loaded with a star-studded cast including Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna in this comedy about the first female professional baseball league.
- Borg vs McEnroe (Hulu) – Follows the intense tennis rivalry between the calm Björn Borg and the hot-tempered John McEnroe (Shia LaBouf) in 1980.
- Weeds on Fire (Netflix) – A Hong Kong youth basketball team doesn’t let their lack of experience get in the way of their dream of winning.
- United (Amazon Prime Video) – David Tennant stars in this drama about Manchester United’s legendary ‘Busby Babes’ overcoming tragedy after a plane crash that killed eight teammates.
- Rush (Netflix) – Get your adrenaline fix from this action-filled telling of the relentless 1970s rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda.
Inspirational Sports Movies
- The 5th Quarter (Amazon Prime Video) – Andie MacDowell and Aidan Quinn headline the story of a football player inspired by the death of his brother to lead his team to their most successful season in history.
- 23 Blast (Amazon Prime Video) – A high school football player contracts an infection that causes him to go blind overnight, yet he still leads his team to the state finals.
- Run the Race (Hulu) – Two brothers, a track star and a football player, strive to escape their small town.
- 42 (HBO Max) – Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson and Harrison Ford is Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager who signs him in defiance of the color barrier in major league baseball.
- Pitch (Hulu) (1 Season) – A young pitcher becomes the first woman to play in the Major Leagues.
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