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Top 10 Best Sports Movies of All time

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Sports has been around for a long time so have the movies. There are many great movies in the world with many different genres. Sports movies have been as successful as they combine so many different genres. All these movies have the intense potential to make you emotional, where at first you would be laughing and then towards the end of the movies you would be ending up in tears. There are many great sports movies that won and nominated for many prestigious awards around the world. Among them, The Blind side, A League of Their Own starring by Tom Hanks are well remarkable. Sports movies are so inspirational that they have the capability to change your lifestyle.

Many of them are based on true stories. Here, Sporty Ghost have tried to sought out best sports movies and enlist them as top 10 best sports movies of all time. It’s your turn to choose the top sports movies from the list. So here we go, just scroll down to see best sports movies which is going to make you feel a lot better.

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Top 10 Best Sports Movies of All time:

The information of the best sports movies will be given in full detail. Just check out to choose your own kind from the list.

Best Sports Movies No. 10: A League of Their Own (1992)

Top 10 Best Sports Movies of All time, A League of Their Own
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IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Director: Penny Marshall

Top Billed Cast: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna

Awards: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes.

Genres: Comedy/Drama/Sport

Release Date: 1 July 1992

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

The theme in this movie is ‘There is no crying in baseball’!!! The major leaguers in American baseball went off to fight during the period of Second World War and thus a professional baseball league for women had started. At starting, you may think this would be a good one, but eventually it would be ended up as one of the best sports movies you have ever seen. Tom Hanks acted as the head coach of the Poachers and he was just outstanding. Tom was sarcastic and witty as always.

We put this great movie at No 10 spot in our list of top 10 best sports movies of all time. The movie surely deserves to be in this list.

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Best Sports Movies No. 9: Major League (1989)

Top 10 Best Sports Movies of All time, Major League
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IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Director: David S. Ward

Writer: David S. Ward

Top Billed Cast: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton.

Awards: 1 Nomination (Award of the Japanese Academy)

Genres: Comedy/Sport

Release Date: 7 April 1989

Language: English, Spanish, Japanese

Country of Origin: USA

Charlie Sheen played as Ricky Vaughn who was a pitcher on the Cleveland Indians. Everyone in this movie calls him ‘Wild Thing’. Ricky Vaughn started out in jail before he got his chance to play for the Indians. Lynn Wells, the Showgirl wants to move the team to a different area. So, in order to make her wishes come true, there has to be poor attendance during the game time. So, for that, she fields the worst of her players, but alas! They end up winning the division title.

This movies is full of comedy and will always be one of the funniest sports movies of all time and it will be hard to find another of it. The movie holds its place at No. 9 in the list of top 10 best sports movies of all time.

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Best Sports Movies No. 8: The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Top 10 Best Sports Movies of All time, The Pride of the Yankees
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IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Director: Sam Wood

Top Billed Cast: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth

Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 nominations.

Genres: Biography/ Drama/ Family/ Sport

Release Date: 5 March 1943

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

You might think that it is crazy to put the movie in the top 10 best sports movies list. Well, it’s not much because of the movies, but this was all about one of the greatest Yankees who ever played Baseball: Lou Gehrig.

The movie was portrayed wonderfully to the viewers and you will be able to learn so much about the great Lou while watching this movie.

“Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth”

-the part of Lou Gehrig’s speech that was delivered at the Yankee Stadium and it is a Dialogue in the movie indeed. The powerful actor in this movie will certainly made you feel how Lou Gehrig felt at the time. The Pride of the Yankees is the No. 8 among the top 10 best sports movies of all time.

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Best Sports Movies No. 7: Field of Dreams (1989)

Top 10 Best Sports Movies of All time, Field of Dreams
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IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Top Billed Cast: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffman.

Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars, another 6 wins & 9 nominations.

Genres: Drama/ Family/ Fantasy/ Sport

Release Date: 5 May 1989

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

This movie is pretty weird to watch. It’s because a voice tells Ray Kinsella (Kavin Costner) to build a baseball stadium by saying, “If you build it, he will come”, and how Joe Jackson, the eminent baseball player come out of the cornfield to play the game. The movie is all about a man who will do anything to have one last catch with his old fella, even though he doesn’t even know that will be the outcome.

The movie is quite an inspirational one for the sportsmen. Field of Dreams makes its path to the No 7 in our list of top 10 best sports movies of all time. Hope you will watch it to the end.

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Best Sports Movies No. 6: Miracle (2004)

Top 10 Best Sports Movies of All time, Miracle
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IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Director: Gavin O’ Connor

Top Billed Cast: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich.

Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations

Genres: Drama/ History/ Sport

Release Date: 6 February 2004

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

Miracle is based on probably the greatest victory in sports history. At 1980 winter Olympics game, American Ice hockey team faced off against Soviet Union and defeated them by 4-3. Kurt Russell played the role of American head coach Herb Brooks quite beautifully. He acted amazingly throughout the movie.

The movie is a great one which is based on true story in the history of American sports. Its inspirational value is much higher among the other best sports movies and we put it at No. 6 in our list of top 10 best sports movies of all time.

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Best Sports Movies No. 5: Hoosiers (1986)

Top 10 Best Sports Movies of All time, Hoosiers
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IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Director: David Anspaugh

Top Billed Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper.

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins and 3 nominations.

Genres: Drama/ Sport

Release Date: 27 February, 1987

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA, UK

The movie is about a new coach, Norman Dale who leads the Hoosiers to a state championship beating the strongest South Bend. Hoosiers has every ingredient that a top sports movie needs:

A pre-game inspirational speech

A new coach who does things his own ways

A team that no-one expects to win the title

And a game winning shot from an unexpected Star, Jimmy Chitwood.

This movie is considerably one of the best sports movies ever. No matter what obstacle hinders your path, if you remember your training and have faith in yourself, you can achieve the ultimate greatness. That’s the motto in the film. We put Hoosiers at No. 5 in our list of top 10 best sports movies of all time.

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Best Sports Movies No. 4: Rocky (1976)

Top 10 Best Sports Movies of All time, Rocky
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IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Director: John G. Avildsen

Writter: Sylvester Stallone

Top Billed Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers.

Awards: Won 3 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 20 nominations.

Genres: Drama/ Sport

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

Rocky is generally a series movie and all of them are outstanding. The story of this movie is an ultimate underdog. The movie is all about a boxer from Philly who got a shot at the heavyweight title. In winning that major title, his trainer Mickey, his wife Adrian, his brother-in-law Pauly and all his friends helped him to the limit and eventually he becomes one of the greatest fighters of all time. In that Couse to victory Rocky defeated Great Apollo Creed, Ivan Drago, Clubber Lang and Tommy Gun whom he trained in his own hand and loved like a son and Mason Dixon. Rocky Balboa, the main character of this film comes from nothing to become one of the greatest and lived up to his nickname “The Italian Stallion”.

Rocky is definitely the movie you are looking for if you are a Sylvester Stallone fan. The movie is one of the best sports movies of all time and in our list it is at No. 4.

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Best Sports Movies No. 3: Rudy (1993)

Top 10 Best Sports Movies of All time, Rudy
Rudy ; image credit www.movieposter.com

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Director: David Anspaugh

Top Billed Cast: Sean Austin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Greta Lind

Awards: 2 wins and 1 nomination.

Genres: Biography/ Drama/ Sport

Release Date: 22 October 1993

Language: English, Spanish

Country of Origin: USA

Sean Austin played the role of Rudy Ruerriger in this movie, who grew up in a poor Irish home and dreamt of going to University of Notre Dame. But Rudy found his life in hardship and had to work hard every day of his life. All Rudy really had is his best friend and he died working in the plant. After being rejected several times, he finally stepped into his dream, the University of Notre Dame.

Then he got ready for his football tryouts and ended up making it as a walk-on. Rudy didn’t play even a single game until the last one of his senior year. On his one and only game, he sacked the Georgia Tech quarterback and finally carried off the ground as all of his family and friends watched. It’s an incredible movie to watch and for this we have selected it for No. 3 in our list of top 10 best sports movies of all time.

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Best Sports Movies No. 2: Remember the Titans (2000)

Top 10 Best Sports Movies of All time, Remember the Titans
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IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Director: Boaz Yakin

Top Billed Cast: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst.

Awards: 7 wins & 17 nominations.

Genres: Biography/ Drama/ Sport

Release Date: 29 September 2000

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

The movie Remember the Titans was released in 2000. It is based on a high school in Virginia and its T.C. Williams Football team in 1970s. The football team chemistry was horrified by racism, but ultimately the Titans grew stronger as a team because of their head coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) who treated the team as a family. He took the team to a training camp which was in Pennsylvania. He urged to stop the racism and inspired the players to act like a team to success.

Lead defenders of the team Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell couldn’t stand each other firstly, but finally they ended up being like brothers. Couple of memorable scenes were shared by them in this movie in getting their team together. Gerry Bertier died in a car crash, but his team ended up having a perfect season and ultimately won the state championship. The movie is truly very inspiring and that’s why it’s on our list of top 10 best sports movies of all time.

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Best Sports Movies No. 1: The Sandlot (1993)

Top 10 Best Sports Movies of All time, The Sandlot
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IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Director: David M. Evans

Top Billed Cast: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna

Awards: 1 win

Genres: Comedy/ Drama/ Sport

Release Date: 7 April 1993

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

The Sandlot is the best sport movies of all time in our list. The reason is simple, this movie is something that all you can kind of relate to, besides the Babe Ruth Baseball part and the whole dog.

The movie is about a bunch of kids who just love baseball and who just love to hang out with each other. When one of the kids gets in trouble, the others rally together to help him out. The movie is full of such problems that the kids has to deal with, like having to get an autographed Babe Ruth baseball that Smalls hit over the fence where the beast lives and Benny, one of the gangs ends up getting chased by that villain.

The movie is one of the funniest ever sports movies and you guys will find a mere pleasure watching this movies. Our long list is topped by ‘The Sandlot’ as No. 1 among the other best sports movies of all time. Hope, you will enjoy the list. Our suggestion to you, Please don’t watch these top sports movies alone, always keep a company to share the excitement.

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