I think sports movies are some of the best movies. Whether it’s a great true story or a hilarious comedy, they’ve carved out their own space in cinema. But what is each sports best movie? That’s a difficult question to answer, but one that I will tackle for you. Some sports are easier than others to find the best. There just aren’t a lot of bowling movies. And sports like baseball have a pretty deep catalogue. There are plenty of great comedies around the sports and also some serious movies that pull at your heartstrings. This is each sports best movie according to me along with IMDB. And not the critic score. We’re the audience, so the Audience Score will be factored into the final ranking. Here are some of the more difficult decisions when looking at each sports best movie.
I already mentioned baseball having a ton of movies. Major League, Bull Durham, A League of Their Own, The Natural, Moneyball… the list goes on and on. Golf is a sneaky competitive sport in cinema as well. Happy Gilmore, Tin Cup, The Greatest Game Ever Played are all fantastic movies. It really comes down to what type of movie you prefer or are in the mood for. There are a ton of different sports, so I’m going to keep Olympic sports together but separate them into Summer and Winter sports. I am also going to exclude documentaries. There are some fantastic sports documentaries and mini-series out there, but we’re just looking at the best movie for each sport.