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Sports film is a film genre that uses sport as the theme of a film.

Examples of sports films:

Contents

American Football

(2006) We Are... Marshall
(2004) Friday Night Lights
(2003) Radio
(2000) Remember the Titans
(2000) The Replacements
(1999) Any Given Sunday
(1999) Varsity Blues
(1998) The Waterboy
(1993) The Program
(1993) Rudy
(1991) The Last Boy Scout
(1988) Everybody's All-American
(1986) Wildcats
(1983) All the Right Moves
(1979) North Dallas Forty
(1978) Heaven Can Wait
(1977) Semi-Tough
(1974) The Longest Yard (remade in 2005; see also Mean Machine, a 2001 adaptation featuring football (soccer))
(1971) Brian's Song (made for TV; remade in 2001, also for TV)
(1940) Knute Rockne, All American
(1932) Horse Feathers

Auto racing

(2004) 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (made for TV)
(2004) NASCAR: The IMAX Experience
(2000) Driven
(1990) Days of Thunder
(1983) Heart Like a Wheel
(1971) Le Mans
(1969) Winning
(1966) Grand Prix
(1966) Red Line 7000

Basketball

(2006) Glory Road
(2005) Coach Carter
(2005) The Year of the Yao (documentary)
(2002) Like Mike
(2002) A Season on the Brink (made for TV)
(1998) He Got Game
(1997) The Sixth Man
(1996) Space Jam
(1996) Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault
(1994) Blue Chips
(1994) Hoop Dreams (documentary)
(1992) White Men Can't Jump
(1986) Hoosiers

Boxing

(2005) Cinderella Man
(2004) Million Dollar Baby
(2001) Ali
(2001) Carman The Champion
(2000) Girlfight
(1999) The Hurricane
(1996) When We Were Kings (documentary)
(1980) Raging Bull
(1979) The Champ
(1976-1990) Rocky series
(1972) Fat City
(1962) Requiem for a Heavyweight
(1956) Somebody Up There Likes Me
(1956) The Harder They Fall
(1954) On the Waterfront
(1952) The Square Ring
(1949) Champion
(1947) Body And Soul

Curling

  • (2002) Men with Brooms

Cycling

  • (1985) American Flyers
  • (1979) Breaking Away

Football (soccer)

(2006) Goal! 2
(2006) Goal!
(2005) The Game of Their Lives
(2005) Kicking & Screaming
(2005) Pelé Forever (documentary)
(2005) Real, The Movie
(2003) The Other Final (documentary)
(2003) Das Wunder von Bern (German)
(2002) Bend It Like Beckham
(2001) Mean Machine (adaptation of the 1974 American football movie The Longest Yard)
(2001) Shaolin Soccer
(1996) Fever Pitch
(1996) When Saturday Comes
(1992) Ladybugs
(1986) Hero (documentary)
(1981) Escape to Victory (known as Victory in the United States)
(1979) Yesterday's Hero
(1939) The Arsenal Stadium Mystery

Golf

(2005) The Greatest Game Ever Played
(2004) Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
(2000) The Legend of Bagger Vance
(1996) Happy Gilmore
(1996) Tin Cup
(1988) Caddyshack II
(1980) Caddyshack

Hockey

(2004) Miracle
(2002) Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice
(1999) Mystery, Alaska
(1995) Sudden Death
(1992, 1994, 1996) The Mighty Ducks trilogy
(1986) Youngblood
(1977) Slap Shot

Horse racing

(2003) Seabiscuit
(1983) Phar Lap
(1978) International Velvet
(1944) National Velvet

Martial arts

Note: Films should not be listed here unless the sporting aspects of martial arts play a major part in the plot.

(1994) The Next Karate Kid
(1992) Sidekicks
(1989) The Karate Kid, Part III
(1986) The Karate Kid, Part II
(1984) The Karate Kid

Skateboarding

(2005) Lords of Dogtown
(2003) Grind
(2001) Dogtown and Z-Boys (documentary)

Track

(2005) Four Minutes (made for TV)
(1998) Without Limits
(1997) Prefontaine
(1984) Running Brave
(1981) Chariots of Fire

Wrestling

(2000) Ready to Rumble (pro wrestling)
(1999) Beyond The Mat (pro wrestling)
(1987) Body Slam (pro wrestling)
(1987) Over the Top (arm wrestling)
(1985) Vision Quest (amateur wrestling)
(1973) The Wrestler (pro wrestling)

Other

(2005) First Descent (snowboarding)
(2004) Wimbledon (tennis)
(2002) Blue Crush (surfing)
(2002) Ping Pong (table tennis)
(2000) The Skulls (rowing)
(1995) The Break (tennis)
(1995) True Blue (rowing)
(1994) 8 Seconds (rodeo)
(1993) Cool Runnings (Bobsled)
(1963) This Sporting Life (rugby league)

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This guide is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia.


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