Disclaimer: This list may change in the future. This is my top ten sports movies at this point in time. Also, I’m well aware that Raging Bull is not on this list. Yes, I know its blasphemy, but I just don’t care for the film. Great individual performances, but the movie itself is boring.

10. The Wrestler 

Loved this movie. Well acted, depressing, and full of emotion.

9. North Dallas Forty

An extremely underrated film that never gets mentioned among the best sports movies. Another well acted, yet depressing movie. Notice a trend yet? Don’t worry, they all aren’t like that.

8. Pumping Iron

Once upon a time, I was heavily into bodybuilding. This movie was great then, and still is now. Besides the awesome physiques, the comedy from Arnold is classic.

7. Major League

Too many quotable scenes to mention. Just a fun movie.

6. White Men Can’t Jump

One of those movies that I heard quoted constantly in the 90s when playing pick-up games.

5. A League of their Own

Male or female. Young or old. Everyone loves this movie and with good reason.

4. Caddyshack

A great movie, but after watching it recently with my wife, I realize it is much more of a guy movie than I realized.

3. Hoosiers

Awesome performance by Gene Hackman. A touching and inspiring story.

2. Warrior

This movie really surprised me. I heard it was good before seeing it, but I didn’t expect it to be downright awesome. One of the few movies I’ve seen where I was fighting back tears at the end.

1. Rocky I

I’ve spoken of my love for Rocky man times already so I won’t do so again. However, I decided to only put the first movie (my favorite) on this list as the franchise would take up the top six spots for me.

Honorable Mentions: Field of Dreams, Jerry Mcguire, Cinderella Man, Million Dollar Baby, Necessary Roughness.

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One Response so far.

  1. Mike says:

    I was wondering why Rocky only had one spot on your list. Then I read it. lol... And even though it probably wouldn't or shouldn't make this list, don't forget to watch Grudge Match.

    You should do a top 10 of Stallone movies, too.

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