American sports movies

List of the best American sports movies selected by visitors to our site: The Fighter, The Blind Side, Million Dollar Baby, Ford v Ferrari, Rush, Southpaw, I, Tonya, Cinderella Man, Rocky, Pelé: Birth of a Legend.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
PlotOn real events, Sports, Boxing, Fight, Fights without rules
StyleAction, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Orphans, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Life, Success
PlaceGhetto, Rugby
StyleKind, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Vital signs

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, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersStrong women, Trainers
PlotSports, Martial Arts, Boxing, Martial Arts, Friendship
StyleSad ones, To cry, Inspirational, Oscars, Heavy

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersDrivers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Racing, Cars, Fight
PlaceFrance
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating

American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersSpecial agents, Stars
PlotSports, Racing, Cars, Karate, Success
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:27
CharactersFamily, Orphans, Parents
PlotSports, Boxing, Revenge, Fights without rules, Death
PlaceCourt, Mansions
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Heavy, Touching

Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Qatar
Duration02:00
CharactersBlonde girls, Bodyguards, FBI, Poor
PlotOn real events, Sports, Boxing, Figure Skating, Weapon
TimeWinter
StyleHeavy, Tense

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersFamily, Fathers, Poor
PlotSports, Boxing, Fight, Depression
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, For men

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTough guys
PlotSports, Martial Arts, Boxing, Martial Arts, Rivalry
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Touching, For men

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeens, Friends, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Soccer, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceHotels, Sweden
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Serious

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Animals, Lawyers, Friends, Judge
PlotLove, Sports, Racing, Time travel, Cars
PlaceMongolia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, To cry, Soulful

A family dog—with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind—evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a race-car driver.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:07
CharactersRobots, Giants, Cyborgs
PlotSports, Adventure, Boxing, Fight, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, To cry

In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Cowboys, Trainers, Businessmen
PlotSports, Gambling, Boxing, Depression, Bets
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:45
CharactersFamily, Fathers, Veterans
PlotSports, Fight, Money, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Tense, Gloomy, Touching

Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersTrainers, Managers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Money, Friendship, Baseball
PlaceUSA
StyleInspirational, By books, Fascinating, Smart, Makes me think

The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTrainers
PlotSports, Basketball
StyleHeavy

A former basketball all-star, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a disparate ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, family, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Housewives
PlotOn real events, Sports, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersSamurai, Dragons, Teachers, Heroes, Trainers
PlotSports, Adventure, Martial Arts, Boxing, Fight
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine with a tragic past.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersTrainers, Skiers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Obsession, Snow, Fate
PlaceMountains, England, London
TimeWinter
StyleLight, Inspirational, Vital signs

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersFamily
PlotSports, Racing, Adventure, Travel, Cars
PlaceDeserts, Small cities
StyleExciting, Light

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, military, sport
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:49
CharactersFriends, Football hooligans
PlotSports, Soccer, Friendship, Rivalry

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersDogs, Gay, Strong women, Scammers, Psychologists
PlotOn real events, Sports, Dancing, Money, Friendship
PlaceHotels
StyleFascinating

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:50
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Friendship
PlaceSchool, USA, Small cities
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Students
PlotSports, Gambling, Money, First love, Success
PlaceSchool, USA
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action

It's the near future: You're dead. Your kids are probably dead. Your grandkids (if they're alive) are playing video games. Why? Because professional gaming is the biggest sport on earth. Around the world, millions of players duke it out in fighters, RTS’s, First Person Shooters and more. To the victors go the spoils: glory, clan contracts and million dollar endorsements. The best young gamers are recruited by elite boarding schools to sharpen their skills. The best of the best go to VGHS: VIDEO GAME HIGH SCHOOL.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
PlotSports, Dancing, Competitions
PlaceUSA

Eager contestants don big heads and furry suits to vie for the title of World's Best Mascot.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, family, cartoon
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotSports, Travel, Magic, Friendship, Competitions
PlaceUSA
StyleLight

Canterlot High meets its rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, in a competition that’s a long-standing tradition – The Friendship Games. Sunset Shimmer is tasked with keeping magic out of the games to avoid the appearance of impropriety while she and her friends compete against Crystal Prep’s top students led by someone with an equal amount of interest in Equestrian magic – this world’s TWILIGHT SPARKLE.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, sport
CountryUSA
PlotSports, Competitions
PlaceUSA

WrestleMania 33 will be the thirty-third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by WWE for the Raw and SmackDown brands. It will take place on April 2, 2017, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. It will be the second WrestleMania to be held at this venue, which hosted WrestleMania XXIV in 2008, and the third to be held in the state of Florida.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredocumentary, sport
CountryUSA
PlotSports, Success
PlaceUSA

The story of the five Russian hockey stars who helped propel the Detroit Red Wings to two Stanley Cup championships and created one of the most memorable chapters in Motor City sports history.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA
Duration02:06
CharactersDoctors, Disabled people, Surgeons
PlotOn real events, Sports, Survival, Dancing, American Football
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genresport, reality TV
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
PlotSports, Soccer

Follow renowned soccer club Juventus on and off the pitch as they attempt to win a seventh straight Italian title and achieve Champions League glory.





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