Last Updated on 19 September 2023

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 300 best movies about any kinds of sports.

I found 38 different ranked lists online of “best sports movies of all time” and pulled them into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation.  See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 38 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you can print to track which ones you’ve seen, followed by the ranked list.

Rank Title Year Sport
1 Rocky 1976 Boxing
2 Raging Bull 1980 Boxing
3 Bull Durham 1988 Baseball
4 Moneyball 2011 Baseball
5 Field of Dreams 1989 Baseball
6 Hoosiers 1986 Basketball
7 Hoop Dreams 1994 Basketball
8 Rudy 1993 Football
9 The Wrestler 2008 Wrestling
10 Million Dollar Baby 2004 Boxing
11 The Natural 1984 Baseball
12 Remember the Titans 2000 Football
13 A League of Their Own 1992 Baseball
14 Miracle 2004 Hockey
15 Caddyshack 1980 Golf
16 The Hustler 1961 Billiards
17 Slap Shot 1977 Hockey
18 The Bad News Bears 1976 Baseball
19 Breaking Away 1979 Cycling
20 Chariots of Fire 1981 Running
21 The Sandlot 1993 Baseball
22 Friday Night Lights 2004 Football
23 The Pride of the Yankees 1942 Baseball
24 The Fighter 2010 Boxing
25 Bend It Like Beckham 2002 Soccer
26 Creed 2015 Boxing
27 When We Were Kings 1996 Boxing
28 Major League 1989 Baseball
29 The Karate Kid 1984 Martial Arts
30 Jerry Maguire 1996 Football
31 White Men Can’t Jump 1992 Basketball
32 I, Tonya 2017 Figure Skating
33 Murderball 2005 Rugby
34 The Blind Side 2009 Football
35 Senna 2010 Auto Racing
36 Happy Gilmore 1996 Golf
37 Brian’s Song 1971 Football
38 Eight Men Out 1988 Baseball
39 Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India 2001 Cricket
40 Ford v Ferrari 2019 Auto Racing
41 Space Jam 1996 Basketball
42 North Dallas Forty 1979 Football
43 The Longest Yard 1974 Football
44 The Damned United 2009 Soccer
45 Rush 2013 Auto Racing
46 Foxcatcher 2014 Wrestling
47 The Mighty Ducks 1992 Hockey
48 Any Given Sunday 1999 Football
49 The Color of Money 1986 Billiards
50 Tin Cup 1996 Golf
51 Cinderella Man 2005 Boxing
52 Warrior 2011 Martial Arts
53 Seabiscuit 2003 Horse Racing
54 Coach Carter 2005 Basketball
55 42 2013 Baseball
56 Bang the Drum Slowly 1973 Baseball
57 He Got Game 1998 Basketball
58 The Rookie 2002 Baseball
59 Cool Runnings 1993 Bobsledding
60 Love & Basketball 2000 Basketball
61 Offside 2006 Soccer
62 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 Dodgeball
63 The Big Lebowski 1998 Bowling
64 Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 Skateboarding
65 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 Auto Racing
66 Free Solo 2018 Mountain/Rock Climbing
67 The Hurricane 1999 Boxing
68 Invictus 2009 Rugby
69 Ali 2001 Boxing
70 Sugar 2009 Baseball
71 Fat City 1972 Boxing
72 Downhill Racer 1969 Skiing
73 Rocky III 1982 Boxing
74 Fighting with My Family 2019 Wrestling
75 National Velvet 1944 Horse Racing
76 The Endless Summer 1966 Surfing
77 Victory 1981 Soccer
78 Olympia 1936 Multiple
79 Big Fan 2009 Football
80 Rocky II 1979 Boxing
81 Rocky IV 1985 Boxing
82 The Way Back 2020 Basketball
83 Whip It 2009 Roller Derby
84 Kingpin 1996 Bowling
85 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters 2007 Arcade Gaming
86 The Black Stallion 1979 Horse Racing
87 Touching the Void 2003 Mountain/Rock Climbing
88 Rocky Balboa 2006 Boxing
89 Goon 2011 Hockey
90 Horse Feathers 1932 Football
91 King Richard 2021 Tennis
92 One Day in September 1999 Multiple
93 The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki 2016 Boxing
94 Heaven Can Wait 1978 Football
95 Rookie of the Year 1993 Baseball
96 Invincible 2006 Football
97 Riding Giants 2004 Surfing
98 McFarland, USA 2015 Running
99 Requiem for a Heavyweight 1962 Boxing
100 Glory Road 2006 Basketball
101 The Replacements 2000 Football
102 Creed II 2018 Boxing
103 Pumping Iron 1977 Bodybuilding
104 Paranoid Park 2007 Skateboarding
105 Shaolin Soccer 2011 Soccer
106 Red Army 2014 Hockey
107 Over the Limit 2017 Gymnastics/Dance
108 Days of Thunder 1990 Auto Racing
109 Tyson 2008 Boxing
110 Let’s Go! India 2007 Field Hockey
111 Secretariat 2010 Horse Racing
112 Blue Chips 1994 Basketball
113 Varsity Blues 1999 Football
114 Uncut Gems 2019 Basketball
115 We Are Marshall 2006 Football
116 The Boxer 1997 Boxing
117 Vision Quest 1985 Wrestling
118 The Waterboy 1998 Football
119 Bigger Stronger Faster 2008 Bodybuilding
120 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings 1976 Baseball
121 All the Right Moves 1983 Football
122 Maiden 2018 Boating
123 Blades of Glory 2007 Figure Skating
124 Deep Water 2006 Boating
125 The Harder They Fall 1956 Boxing
126 Racing Dreams 2009 Auto Racing
127 Brian’s Song 2001 Football
128 Draft Day 2014 Football
129 Southpaw 2015 Boxing
130 Girlfight 2000 Boxing
131 For Love of the Game 1999 Baseball
132 BASEketball 1998 Baseball
133 The Crash Reel 2013 Skateboarding
134 Bring It On 2000 Cheer
135 Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 Chess
136 Meru 2015 Mountain/Rock Climbing
137 The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005 Golf
138 Mystery, Alaska 1999 Hockey
139 Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 2008 Football
140 Teen Wolf 1985 Basketball
141 Personal Best 1982 Track & Field
142 Ladybugs 1992 Soccer
143 Without Limits 1998 Running
144 61* 2001 Baseball
145 Diego Maradona 2019 Soccer
146 High Flying Bird 2019 Basketball
147 The Longest Yard 2005 Football
148 This Sporting Life 1963 Rugby
149 Icarus 2017 Cycling
150 No No: A Dockumentary 2014 Baseball
151 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 1999 Baseball
152 Next Goal Wins 2014 Soccer
153 Win Win 2011 Wrestling
154 Baseball 1994 Baseball
155 Rollerball 1975 Futuristic
156 Dangal 2016 Wrestling
157 On the Ropes 1999 Boxing
158 The Set-Up 1949 Boxing
159 Race 2016 Track & Field
160 The Basketball Diaries 1995 Basketball
161 Fever Pitch 2005 Soccer
162 Rounders 1998 Poker
163 Queen of Katwe 2016 Chess
164 Cobb 1994 Baseball
165 Happy Valley 2014 Football
166 Bloodsport 1988 Martial Arts
167 The Program 1993 Football
168 Changing the Game 2019 Multiple
169 Pat and Mike 1952 Golf
170 The Express 2008 Football
171 The Heart of the Game 2005 Basketball
172 Radio 2003 Football
173 Angels in the Outfield 1994 Baseball
174 O.J.: Made in America 2016 Football
175 Unbroken 2014 Running
176 Ballplayer: Pelotoro 2011 Baseball
177 Gentleman Jim 1942 Boxing
178 Goal! The Dream Begins 2005 Soccer
179 Undefeated 2011 Football
180 Wildcats 1986 Football
181 John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection 2018 Tennis
182 China Heavyweight 2012 Boxing
183 Rocky V 1990 Boxing
184 Damn Yankees 1958 Baseball
185 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh 1979 Basketball
186 Prefontaine 1997 Running
187 Green Street Hooligans 2005 Football
188 Beyond the Mat 1999 Wrestling
189 Youngblood 1986 Hockey
190 A Prayer Before Dawn 2017 Martial Arts
191 Bobby Fischer Against the World 2011 Chess
192 Million Dollar Arm 2014 Baseball
193 Chasing Mavericks 2012 Surfing
194 Paper Lion 1968 Football
195 Hardball 2001 Baseball
196 Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 Baseball
197 Little Big League 1994 Baseball
198 Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos 2006 Soccer
199 Blue Crush 2002 Surfing
200 Northern Light 2013 Snowmobiling
201 The Freshman 1925 Football
202 Trouble with the Curve 2012 Baseball
203 The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 Golf
204 Knute Rockne, All American 1940 Football
205 Mr. Baseball 1992 Baseball
206 Above the Rim 1994 Basketball
207 Wimbledon 2004 Tennis
208 Battle of the Sexes 2017 Tennis
209 The Armstrong Lie 2013 Cycling
210 The Phenom 2016 Baseball
211 Over the Top 1987 Arm Wrestling
212 Like Mike 2002 Basketball
213 Soul Surfer 2011 Surfing
214 Eddie the Eagle 2016 Skiing
215 Gridiron Gang 2006 Football
216 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 1962 Running
217 More Than a Game 2008 Basketball
218 Le Mans 1971 Auto Racing
219 Real Steel 2011 Boxing
220 Lords of Dogtown 2005 Skateboarding
221 Tokyo Olympiad 1965 Multiple
222 Wrestle 2018 Wrestling
223 High School Musical 2006 Basketball
224 The World’s Fastest Indian 2005 Motorcycling
225 The Karate Kid 2010 Martial Arts
226 The Battered Bastards of Baseball 2014 Baseball
227 The Jackie Robinson Story 1950 Baseball
228 Bhaag milkha bhaag 2013 Running
229 Dear Basketball 2017 Basketball
230 One on One 1977 Basketball
231 Celtic Pride 1996 Basketball
232 Waves 2019 Wrestling
233 Everybody’s All-American 1988 Football
234 Undisputed 2002 Boxing
235 Undrafted 2016 Baseball
236 Million Dollar Legs 1932 Multiple
237 Nossa Chape 2018 Soccer
238 The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick 1971 Soccer
239 The Edge 2022 Multiple
240 Semi-Tough 1977 Football
241 The Big Boss 1971 Martial Arts
242 The Deadliest Season 1977 Hockey
243 Big Wednesday 1978 Surfing
244 Grand Prix 1966 Auto Racing
245 Concussion 2015 Football
246 It Happens Every Spring 1949 Baseball
247 Body and Soul 1981 Boxing
248 Borg vs. McEnroe 2017 Tennis
249 The Summit of the Gods 2021 Mountain/Rock Climbing
250 Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity 2014 Gymnastics/Dance
251 Phar Lap 1983 Horse Racing
252 Against the Ropes 2005 Boxing
253 Best in Show 2000 Dog Shows
254 Olga 2022 Gymnastics/Dance
255 She’s the Man 2006 Soccer
256 Dream Horse 2020 Horse Racing
257 The Great Debaters 2007 Debate
258 Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee 2003 Boxing
259 Children of Heaven 1999 Running
260 The Dawn Wall 2017 Mountain/Rock Climbing
261 Bones Brigade: An Autobiography 2012 Skateboarding
262 Little Giants 1994 Football
263 One Night in Miami 2020 Boxing
264 The Last Race 2018 Auto Racing
265 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2004 Boxing
266 Andre the Giant 2018 Wrestling
267 Up for Grabs 2004 Baseball
268 Necessary Roughness 1991 Football
269 Rising Phoenix 2020 Multiple
270 The Cannonball Run 1981 Auto Racing
271 This Ain’t California 2013 Skateboarding
272 TT3D: Closer to the Edge 2011 Motorcycling
273 Journeyman 2017 Boxing
274 The Redeem Team 2022 Basketball
275 Hands of Stone 2016 Boxing
276 Here Comes the Boom 2012 Martial Arts
277 Team Foxcatcher 2016 Wrestling
278 On Any Sunday 1971 Motorcycling
279 Fire in Babylon 2010 Cricket
280 Something for Joey 1977 Football
281 Athlete A 2020 Gymnastics/Dance
282 Early Man 2018 Horse Racing
283 The Absent Minded Professor 1961 Basketball
284 8 Seconds 1994 Rodeo
285 Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off 2022 Skateboarding
286 Never Back Down 2008 Martial Arts
287 The Russian Five 2019 Hockey
288 Rise 2022 Basketball
289 Heart Like a Wheel 1983 Auto Racing
290 The Trials of Mohammed Ali 2013 Boxing
291 A River Runs Through It 1992 Fishing
292 Major League II 1994 Baseball
293 The Witches of the Orient 2021 Volleyball
294 Ballet 422 2015 Dance
295 Diggstown 1992 Boxing
296 Looking for Eric 2009 Soccer
297 The Other Dream Team 2012 Basketball
298 D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 Hockey
299 Harry & Snowman 2016 Horse Racing
300 The Champ 1979 Boxing

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