The 20 Best Sports Movies of All Time

20. The Rookie – The best dramatic sports movies often come in the form of a true story. A Texas baseball coach played by Dennis Quaid makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.

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19. Any Given Sunday – Oliver Stone and an all star cast give a great peak into the world of professional football. The sound alone is an amazing achievement with the most realistic in game action ever filmed for a sports movie.

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18. Major League – The Cleveland Indians are stocked with memorable characters in the funny classic.

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17. Caddyshack – Most lists have it at the top and will argue its the greatest sports movie ever as an exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

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16. Bang the Drum Slowly – An emotional and believable performance by Robert De Niro. The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher’s terminal illness through a baseball season.

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15. Cinderella Man – The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

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14. White Men Can’t Jump – Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson are basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances and crack wise.

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13. He Got Game – A basketball player’s convict father played by Denzel must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence. A great performance by Ray Allen helps the Spike Lee underrated classic.

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12. Karate Kid – A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting in the 80’s classic.

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11. Brian’s Song – Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

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