Movies about sports

List of sports movies selected by our site visitors: McFarland, USA, Never Back Down, Rocky, Secretariat, Mary Kom, Woodlawn, Concussion, Ronaldo, Jappeloup, Seabiscuit.

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McFarland, USA (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Small cities, USA
StyleDisney, Exciting, Fascinating, To cry, Touching

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

Never Back Down (2008)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, sport
PlotMartial Arts, Love, Sports, Boxing, Fights without rules
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious

Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy.

Rocky (1976)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CharactersTough guys
PlotSports, Boxing, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, For men, Touching, Inspirational

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.

Secretariat (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, family, history, sport
CharactersHousewives, Horses
PlotOn real events, Sports, Competitions, Rivalry
StyleExciting, To cry, Touching, Inspirational, 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.

Mary Kom (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
PlotOn real events, Sports, Rivalry, Boxing, Wedding
PlaceAsia, India
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer 'Mary Kom' who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.

Woodlawn (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, sport
PlotOn real events, Sports, Religious, American Football
StyleSerious, Soulful, Fascinating, Inspirational

Love and unity in a school torn by racism and hate in the 1970s.

Concussion (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA
CharactersDoctors, Disabled people, Surgeons
PlotDancing, On real events, Sports, Death, Survival
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.

Ronaldo (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain
PlotSports, Soccer

Filmed over 14 months with unprecedented access into the inner circle of the man and the sport, this is the first official and fully authorised film of one of the most celebrated figures in football. For the first time ever, the world gets vividly candid and un-paralleled, behind-closed-doors access to the footballer, father, family-man and friend in this moving & fascinating documentary. Through in-depth conversations, state of the art football footage and never before seen archival footage, the film gives an astonishing insight into the sporting and personal life of triple Ballon D'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo at the peak of his career. From the makers of ‘Senna’ and ‘Amy’, Ronaldo takes audiences on an intimate and revealing journey of what it’s like to live as an iconic athlete in the eye of the storm.

Jappeloup (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryFrance, Canada
PlotOn real events, Sports, Rivalry, Passion, Friendship
StyleTouching, Serious

A true sports story that utterly defies the odds, Duguay’s film captures the wild ups and downs of the Olympics-bound career of legendary equine star Jappeloup and his troubled rider, locked in a tense relationship with his horseman father and forever uncertain of his own skills as an equestrian

Seabiscuit (2003)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history, sport
CharactersHorses, Businessmen, Trainers, Cowboys, Reporters
PlotGambling, Sports, Boxing, Depression, Divorce
StyleExciting, To cry, Touching, Inspirational, 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.

Barracuda (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, sport
PlotSports, Swimming, Rivalry

Melbourne 1996. The Golden Age of Australian swimming is beginning and a scholarship to an exclusive boys school brings 16-year-old Danny Kelly one step closer to his ultimate goal - winning Olympic gold. Initially, Danny struggles to find his place in the prestigious social circles of the private boys school. However under the charge of highly regarded coach Frank Torma and a friendship/rivalry with teammate Martin Taylor, Danny is soon on track to become Australia’s youngest swimming champion, the unstoppable 'Barracuda'.

O.J.: Made in America (2016)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genredocumentary, crime, biography, history

“OJ: Made in America” examines the history of race over the last several decades through the lens of OJ Simpson’s rise and fall. It is perhaps the defining cultural tale of 20th-century America, one that centers around two of our country’s greatest fixations: race and celebrity. “OJ: Made in America” will explore these themes in tracing a personal journey, from how Orenthal James Simpson first became a football star, to why the country fell in love with him off the field, to his being accused of murdering his ex-wife and his subsequent acquittal and why he is now sitting in jail 20 years later for another crime.

McConkey (2013)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreadventure, documentary, biography, sport

“McConkey,” a 90-minute documentary to be released in 2013, is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. Shane McConkey is revered as the pioneer of freeskiing and ski base jumping, and through his talent and unique outlook on life, he inspired countless lives. In a new film from Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, “McConkey” celebrates the life of one of the world’s ultimate innovators

Kiss and Cry (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography, sport
CharactersSingers, Trainers, Teens
PlotSports, Cancer, Figure Skating, Competitions
PlaceBeach, Hospitals

A romantic drama based on the story of Carley Allison, a promising 18 year old figure skater and singer who made medical history in her fight against a rare 1 in 3.5 billion type of sarcoma.

Hardball (2001)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
PlotGambling, On real events, Sports
StyleExciting, To cry, Touching, Soulful, Serious

An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.

Radio (2003)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CharactersLosers, Disabled people
PlotOn real events, Sports, Radio, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

Miracle (2004)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, family, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersFamily, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Hockey, Competitions
TimeCold War
StyleFascinating, For men, Touching, Soulful, Inspirational

In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning for a distraction from world events. With the world watching, the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question to the millions viewing at home: "Do you believe in miracles?" Yes!

Tour de Pharmacy (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, sport
PlotOn real events, Sports, Rivalry, Obsession
StyleFascinating, Psychological problems, For men

A mockumentary that chronicles the prevalence of doping in the world of professional cycling.

Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Photographers, Psychologists, Drivers, Strong women
PlotDancing, On real events, Sports, Tennis, Money

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

A Mighty Team (2016)
Markimdb: 5.5
PlotSports, Soccer

When a fit of anger leads to a serious injury, a sidelined soccer star returns to his hometown and reluctantly agrees to train the local youth.