Sports are rule-governed contests of physical skill in which humans compete against one another. In the sports film such athletic contests play a central role in defining the main characters. A classic theme for sports films is the triumph of an individual or team who prevail despite the difficulties. Watch best sport movies of all time!
#1 Raging Bull 1980
Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana, Mario Gallo.
Overview: An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.
Genres: Drama, Sports Film. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: R.
#2 Rocco and His Brothers 1960
Director: Luchino Visconti. Cast: Alain Delon, Annie Girardot, Renato Salvatori, Katina Paxinou, Spiros Focás, Rocco Vidolazzi, Claudia Cardinale.
Overview: Set in Milan, it tells the story of an immigrant family from the South and its disintegration in the society of the industrial North.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Foreign, Indie, Thriller. Countries: France, Italy. Runtime: 2h 57m.
#3 Million Dollar Baby 2004
Beyond his silence, there is a past. Beyond her dreams, there is a feeling. Beyond hope, there is a memory. Beyond their journey, there is a love.
Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Brían F. O'Byrne, Lucia Rijker, Anthony Mackie, Margo Martindale, Riki Lindhome, Michael Peña.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Drama, Sports Film. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 17m. Rated: PG-13.
#4 The Hustler 1961
They called him Fast Eddie. He was a winner. He was a loser. He was a hustler.
Director: Robert Rossen. Cast: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Michael Constantine, Gordon B. Clarke.
Overview: Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match, but he loses in a heartbreaking marathon. Now broke and without his long-time manager, Felson faces an uphill battle to regain his confidence and his game. It isn't until he hits rock bottom that he agrees to join up with ruthless and cutthroat manager Bert Gordon. Gordon agrees to take him on the road to learn the ropes. But Felson soon realizes that making it to the top could cost him his soul, and perhaps his girlfriend. Will he decide that this is too steep a price to pay in time to save himself?
Genres: Drama, Sport. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 14m. Rated: NR.
#5 The Wrestler 2008
Love. Pain. Glory.
Director: Darren Aronofsky. Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Mickey Rourke, Ajay Naidu, Judah Friedlander, Dylan Keith Summers.
Overview: Mickey Rourke stars as retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson, who returns to the ring to work his way up the circuit for a final shot at defeating his longtime rival. Along the way, he tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter while exploring a relationship with an aging stripper named Cassidy.
Genres: Drama, Indie. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 49m. Rated: R.
#6 Rocky 1976
His whole life was a million-to-one shot.
Director: John G. Avildsen. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, Jimmy Gambina, Bill Baldwin, Al Silvani, George Memmoli, Jodi Letizia, Diana Lewis, George O'Hanlon, Larry Carroll.
Overview: A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 59m. Rated: PG.
#7 Night and the City 1950
Director: Jules Dassin. Cast: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe, Francis L. Sullivan, Herbert Lom, Stanislaus Zbyszko, Mike Mazurki, Charles Farrell, Alan Tilvern.
Overview: A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.
Genres: Drama, Thriller. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 41m. Rated: NR.
#8 Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India 2001
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker. Cast: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne, Suhasini Mulay, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raghuvir Yadav, Rajesh Vivek, Rajendranath Zutshi, Pradeep Singh Rawat, Akhilendra Mishra, Daya Shankar Pandey, Shri Vallabh Vyas, Yashpal Sharma, Amin Hajee.
Overview: LAGAAN... a story of extraordinary circumstances thrust upon ordinary people. The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
Genres: Drama, Musical, Romance, Sport. Country: India. Runtime: 3h 44m.
#9 The Fighter 2010
Everyone deserves a fighting chance.
Director: David O. Russell. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Robert Wahlberg, Dendrie Taylor, Jack McGee.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Drama, Sports Film. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 56m. Rated: R.
#10 Cinderella Man 2005
Biography | Drama | Romance
Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Russel Crowe, René Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko.
Overview: The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Runtime: 2h 24m.
#11 The World's Fastest Indian 2005
Director: Roger Donaldson. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Iain Rea, Tessa Mitchell, Aaron Murphy, Tim Shadbolt, Annie Whittle, Greg Johnson, Kate Sullivan, Antony Starr, Craig Hall, Jim Bowman, Phoebe Falconer, Charles Pierard, Barry Ryan, Alison Bruce.
Overview: The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Indie. Countries: Switzerland, Japan, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: PG-13.
#12 Pinchcliffe Grand Prix 1976
Director: Ivo Caprino. Cast: Frank Robert, Kari Simonsen, Toralv Maurstad, Rolf Just Nilsen, Rolf Just Nilsen, Rolf Just Nilsen, Rolf Just Nilsen, Rolf Just Nilsen, Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Helge Reiss, Per Theodor Haugen, Wenche Foss, Henki Kolstad, Leif Juster.
Overview: 100 miles north, a bit east and up, is Flåklypa... home of bicycle repairman Reodor Felgen and his two assistants - Solan Gundersen, morning bird and natural born optimist, and Ludvig who is a true pessimist. Sponsored by oil sheik Ben Redic Fy Fazan, they build the car "Il Tempo Gigante" and the race of the decade is a fact.
Genre: Animation. Country: Norway. Runtime: 1h 28m.
#13 Body and Soul 1947
Director: Robert Rossen. Cast: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere, William Conrad, Joseph Pevney, Lloyd Gough, Canada Lee, Art Smith, James Burke, Virginia Gregg, Peter Virgo, Joe Devlin, Shimen Ruskin.
Overview: Charley Davis, against the wishes of his mother, becomes a boxer. As he becomes more successful the fighter becomes surrounded by shady characters, including an unethical promoter named Roberts, who tempt the man with a number of vices. Charley finds himself faced with increasingly difficult choices.
Genres: Drama, Sports Film. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 44m.
#14 Iqbal 2005
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor. Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad, Shreyas Talpade, Shweta Prasad, Yatin Karyekar, Prateeksha Lonkar, Dilip Salgaonkar, Jyoti Joshi, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Gururaj Manepalli, Rajita Joshi, Srikanth Chitrao, Vikram Inamdar, Elahe Hiptoola, Balaji Manohar.
Overview: This is all about chasing your dreams, no matter what the obstacles. The story involves a young deaf and dumb boy who is crazy about cricket.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 30m.
#15 The Set-Up 1949
I want a man...not a human punching bag!
Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter, Wallace Ford, Percy Helton, Hal Baylor, Darryl Hickman.
Overview: Stoker Thompson is a 35-year-old has-been boxer. His once-promising fighting career has come crashing to the end. Tiny, Stoker's manager, is sure he will continue to lose fights, so he takes money for a "dive" from a mobster, but is so sure that Thompson will lose that he doesn't tell the boxer about the set-up. At the beginning of the last round of the vicious boxing match he learns of the fix.
Genres: Crime, Documentary, Drama, Sports Film. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 12m.
#16 Match Point 2005
Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Brian Cox, Penelope Wilton, Alexander Armstrong.
Overview: Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller. Countries: United Kingdom, Luxembourg, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 4m. Rated: R.
#17 Chak De! India 2007
Director: Shimit Amin. Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anaitha Nair, Tanya Abrol, Shilpa Shukla, Arya Menon, Shubhi Mehta, Chitrashi Rawat, Kimi Laldawla, Masochon V. Zimik, Sandia Furtado, Nichola Sequeira, Sagarika Ghatge, Kimberly Miranda, Seema Azmi, Raynia Mascerhanas.
Overview: Chak De! India follows a team of rag-tag girls with their own agenda who form Team India competing for international fame in field hockey. Their coach, the ex-men's Indian National team captain, returns from a life of shame after being unjustly accused of match fixing in his last match. Can he give the girls the motivation required to win, while dealing with the shadows of his own past?
Genre: Drama. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 33m.
#18 Montevideo, God Bless You! 2010
Kada san postane legenda
Director: Dragan Bjelogrlić. Cast: Miloš Biković, Petar Strugar, Viktor Savić, Nina Janković, Predrag Vasić, Vojin Ćetković, Nikola Đuričko, Slobodan Ninković, Srđan Todorović, Sergej Trifunović, Milutin Mima Karadžić, Branimir Brstina.
Overview: A story about one team that decides to follow a dream that takes them on a journey to the First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Sports Film. Country: Serbia and Montenegro. Runtime: 2h 20m.
#19 This Sporting Life 1963
Director: Lindsay Anderson. Cast: Richard Harris.
Overview: In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Romance. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 14m.
#20 Requiem for a Heavyweight 1962
Director: Ralph Nelson. Cast: Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris.
Overview: Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times," and he slings punches anytime he hears a bell, but his trainer and 'cutman' Army, and Miss Miller, a manipulative social worker, support his illusion that he could be a movie usher, a camp counselor, or a romantic partner for Miller.
Genre: Drama. Runtime: 1h 35m.
#21 The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard 2005
Director: Charles Binamé. Cast: Roy Dupuis, Stephen McHattie, Julie LeBreton.
Overview: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his team and the fans. In the face of these doubts, Richard eventually shows the kind of aggressive and skillful play that would make him one of the greatest players of all time as "The Rocket." However for all his success, Richard and his fellow French Canadians face constant discrimination in a league dominated by the English speaking. Although a man of few words, Richard begins to speak his own mind about the injustice which creates a organizational conflict that would culminate in his infamous 1955 season suspension that sparks an ethnic riot in protest. In the face of these challenges, Richard must decide who exactly is he playing for. Written by Kenneth Chisholm.
Runtime: 2h 4m.
#22 The Pride of the Yankees 1942
Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stössel, Virginia Gilmore, Ernie Adams, Hardie Albright.
Overview: The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig.
Genres: Drama, Sport, Romance, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 8m.
#23 The Freshman 1925
Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor. Cast: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James Anderson, Hazel Keener, Joseph Harrington, Pat Harmon.
Overview: Harold Lamb is so excited about going to college that he has been working to earn spending money, practicing college yells, and learning a special way of introducing himself that he saw in a movie. When he arrives at Tate University, he soon becomes the target of practical jokes and ridicule. With the help of his one real friend Peggy, he resolves to make every possible effort to become popular.
Genre: Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 16m. Rated: G.
#24 Horse Feathers 1932
The Maddest Comics of the Screen!
Director: Norman Z. McLeod. Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Thelma Todd, David Landau, Bobby Barber, Reginald Barlow, Vince Barnett, Sheila Bromley, E.H. Calvert, Edgar Dearing, Robert Greig, Theresa Harris, Edward LeSaint.
Overview: Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley U, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin U.
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 8m. Rated: NR.
#25 Gentleman Jim 1942
The grandest story of the Naughty "Nineties" becomes the gayest picture of the Fighting "Forties!"
Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, John Loder, William Frawley, Minor Watson, Ward Bond, Madeleine Lebeau, Rhys Williams.
Overview: As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 44m.
#26 Breaking Away 1979
Director: Peter Yates. Cast: Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Dennis Christopher.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Sports Film. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m.
#27 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 1962
Director: Tony Richardson. Cast: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen, James Bolam, Joe Robinson, Dervis Ward, Topsy Jane, Julia Foster.
Overview: A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as the Governor's prize runner.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Sports Film. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 44m. Rated: NR.
#28 Fearless 2006
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself makes you fearless.
Director: Ronny Yu. Cast: Jet Li, Sun Li, Dong Yong, Shidou Nakamura, Pau Hei-Ching, Chen Zhi-Hui, Ting Leung, Yun Qu, Scott Ma, Nathan Jones, Jacky Heung, Brandon Rhea, Philippe Millieret, Anthony De Longis, Jean Claude Leuyer.
Overview: Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his nation. The son of a great fighter who didn't wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, Huo resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win.
Genres: Drama, Action. Countries: China, Hong Kong, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m. Rated: PG-13.
#29 The Blind Side 2009
Based on the extraordinary true story
Director: John Lee Hancock. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Kathy Bates, Tim McGraw, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox, Catherine Dyer, Sharon Morris.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Sports Film, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 8m. Rated: PG-13.
#30 Field of Dreams 1989
If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.
Director: Phil Alden Robinson. Cast: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan, Timothy Busfield, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster, Frank Whaley, Dwier Brown, Lee Garlington.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sports Film. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 45m. Rated: PG.
#31 Shelter 2007
Director: Jonah Markowitz. Cast: Trevor Wright, Tricia Pierce, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes, Jackson Wurth, Katie Walder, Matt Bushell, Ross Thomas, Albert Reed, Joy Gohring, Don Margolin, Alejandro Patino, Caitlin Crosby, Alicia Sixtos, Tarek Zohdy.
Overview: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach suddenly finds himself drawn into a relationship he didn't expect.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 37m.
#32 A Day at the Races 1937
Three Great Laff Stars ! . . . more gags and gals . . . more songs and dances !
Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones, Maureen O'Sullivan, Margaret Dumont, Sig Ruman, Leonard Ceeley, Douglass Dumbrille, Esther Muir, Robert Middlemass, Vivien Fay, Ivie Anderson, Gino Corrado, Bess Flowers.
Overview: Doctor Hugo Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy's farm by winning a big race with her horse. There are a few problems. Hackenbush runs a high priced clinic for the wealthy who don't know he has his degree in Veterinary Medicine.
Genre: Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 51m. Rated: NR.
#33 Good News 1947
Director: Charles Walters. Cast: June Allyson, Peter Lawford.
Overview: At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe.
Genres: Comedy, Musical. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 33m.
#34 The Harder They Fall 1956
Director: Mark Robson. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane, Max Baer, Jersey Joe Walcott, Edward Andrews, Harold J. Stone, Carlos Montalbán, Nehemiah Persoff, Felice Orlandi, Herbie Faye, Rusty Lane, Jack Albertson.
Overview: Jobless sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by corrupt fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his current protégé, an unknown Argentinian boxer named Toro Moreno. Although Moreno is a hulking giant, his chances for success are hampered by a powder-puff punch and a glass jaw. Exploiting Willis' reputation for integrity and standing in the boxing community, Benko arranges a series of fixed fights that propel the unsophisticated Moreno to #1 contender for the championship. The reigning champ, the sadistic Buddy Brannen, harbors resentment at the publicity Toro has been receiving and vows to viciously punish him in the ring. Eddie must now decide whether or not to tell the naive Toro the truth.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 49m.
#35 Remember the Titans 2000
Before they could win, they had to become one.
Director: Boaz Yakin. Cast: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Ryan Hurst, Wood Harris, Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling.
Overview: The year is 1971, and the people of Alexandria, VA. are none too pleased when African American Herman Boone is given the nod to head a newly integrated football team. As the season progresses, however, their contentious attitudes begin to change.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 53m. Rated: PG.
#36 The Damned United 2009
They love me for what I'm not... ...they hate me for what I am.
Director: Tom Hooper. Cast: Michael Sheen, Colm Meaney, Timothy Spall, Jim Broadbent, Giles Alderson, Maurice Roëves, Stephen Graham.
Overview: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Sports Film. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 37m. Rated: R.
#37 Hoosiers 1986
They needed a second chance to finish first.
Director: David Anspaugh. Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, C.W. Mundy, Sheb Wooley, Fern Persons, Chelcie Ross, Robert Swan, Michael O'Guinne, Wil Dewitt, John Robert Thompson, Michael Sassone, Gloria Dorson, Mike Dalzell, Skip Welker.
Overview: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Genres: Sports Film, Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 54m. Rated: PG.
#38 Green Street Hooligans 2005
Director: Lexi Alexander. Cast: Elijah Wood, Claire Forlani, Charlie Hunnam, Ross McCall.
Overview: After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of British football hooliganism. Matt learns to stand his ground through a friendship that develops against the backdrop of this secret and often violent world. 'Green Street Hooligans' is a story of loyalty, trust and the sometimes brutal consequences of living close to the edge.
Genres: Action, Drama, Crime, Sport. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 49m.
#39 The Sandlot 1993
A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long.
Director: David M. Evans. Cast: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, James Earl Jones, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marley Shelton, Daniel Zacapa, Herb Muller, Karen Allen, Denis Leary, Brandon Quintin Adams, Art LaFleur, Arliss Howard, Keith Campbell, Marty York.
Overview: In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
Genres: Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 41m. Rated: PG.
#40 Get Real 1998
School's out. So is Steven Carter.
Director: Simon Shore. Cast: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain, Stacy Hart, Kate McEnery, Patrick Nielsen, Tim Harris, James D. White, James Perkins, Nicholas Hunter, Jacquetta May, David Lumsden, Morgan Jones, Steven Mason, Richard Hawley.
Overview: Steven spends his school days longing for all-star athlete John. But John has a gorgeous girlfriend, and Steven is still in the closet about being gay. The only one who knows the teenager's secret is his friend Linda. After a curious run-in with John in a public restroom, Steven starts to wonder if the jock is straight after all. When they start a romance, it threatens to expose the truth about both of them.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 48m.
#41 Champion 1949
Director: Mark Robson. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart, Ruth Roman, Lola Albright.
Overview: An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up. One of the all-time great boxing movies. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Actor--Kirk Douglas, Best Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Film Editing.
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction, Sports Film. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 39m.
#42 The Natural 1984
He lived for a dream that wouldn't die.
Director: Barry Levinson. Cast: Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Robert Duvall, Richard Farnsworth, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Michael Madsen, Joe Don Baker, Darren McGavin.
Overview: 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.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 17m. Rated: PG.
#43 Before the Fall 2004
Director: Dennis Gansel. Cast: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Jonas Jägermeyr, Leon A. Kersten.
Overview: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh column,Friedrich encounters hazing, cruelty, death, and the Nazi code. His friendship with Albrecht, the ascetic son of the area's governor, is central to this education.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Country: Germany. Runtime: 1h 57m.
#44 Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956
Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart, Sal Mineo, Harold J. Stone, Arch Johnson.
Overview: Rocky Graziano is building a career in crime, when he's finally caught and arrested. In jail, he is undisciplined, always getting into trouble. When he gets out after many years he has decided to start a new life. However, he is immediately drafted to the army. But they can't keep him and he goes AWOL. Rocky discovers boxing as a way of earning quick money, and is discovered as a new talent.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 53m.
#45 Summer Storm 2004
Directors: Marco Kreuzpaintner, Benedict Hoermann. Cast: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, Jürgen Tonkel, Tristano Casanova, Miriam Morgenstern, Marlon Kittel, Hanno Koffler, Joseph M'Barek, Alexa Maria Surholt, Jeff Fischer, Michael Wiesner, Benjamin Vilzmann, Ludwig Blochberger.
Overview: Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Then the gay team from Berlin arrives and Tobi is totally confused. The evening before the races begin, the storm that breaks out is more than meteorlogical...
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Foreign. Country: Germany. Runtime: 1h 38m. Rated: R.
#46 Cars 2006
Ahhh... it's got that new movie smell.
Director: John Lasseter. Cast: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry The Cable Guy, Cheech Marin, Tony Shalhoub, Guido Quaroni, Jenifer Lewis, Paul Dooley, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Katherine Helmond, John Ratzenberger, John Ratzenberger, John Ratzenberger.
Overview: Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters...
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 57m. Rated: G.
#47 The Hurricane 1999
Director: Norman Jewison. Cast: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber.
Overview: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 26m. Rated: R.
#48 Woman of the Year 1942
Director: George Stevens. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Minor Watson, William Bendix.
Overview: Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 54m.
#49 Invictus 2009
His people needed a leader. He gave them a champion.
Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Julian Lewis Jones, Adjoa Andoh, Marguerite Wheatley, Leleti Khumalo, Patrick Lyster, Matt Damon.
Overview: Newly elected president Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
Genres: Drama, History, Sports Film. Country: South Africa. Runtime: 2h 13m. Rated: PG-13.
#50 Crying Fist 2005
Director: Seung-wan Ryoo. Cast: Choi Min-sik.
Overview: Jobless, besieged by creditors, and abandoned by his wife, the once silver medalist Tae-shik has sunk to street hustling, becoming a human punching bag. Meanwhile, young Sang-hwan's delinquent ways land him behind bars. Both men look to boxing to turn around lives gone astray, aiming for the amateur title, ultimately pitting them against each other, but more importantly, against themselves.
Genre: Foreign. Runtime: 2h 14m.
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