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Sport Films

Generally of the inspiring-true-story, triumph-of-the-little-guy variety, films about competitive sports and the people who play them are hugely successful in sports-mad USA. And they're catching on here. Get ready to sit back with a cold one and demonstrate your armchair referee skills - bearing in mind that you may just need to keep box of tissues handy. Pictured: Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones in seminal baseball film, 'Field of Dreams'.

Rollerball (Blu-ray) (1975)

6.6/10
Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, Moses Gunn, John Beck, Pamela Hensley, Ra...

The most popular sport in the 21st century is Rollerball--a gory combination of roller derby and gladiator combat played with motorcycles. James Caan... Read more

Rush (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Pierfrancesco Favino, Alexandra Maria Lara, Olivia Wilde, Chris He...

Director Ron Howard's fact-based biodrama chronicles a legendary rivalry that rocked the racing world. During the 1970s, the golden age of Formula 1 r... Read more

Rush ( Blu-ray ) (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Pierfrancesco Favino, Alexandra Maria Lara, Olivia Wilde, Chris He...

Director Ron Howard's fact-based biodrama chronicles a legendary rivalry that rocked the racing world. During the 1970s, the golden age of Formula 1 r... Read more

Save Your Legs (Blu-ray) (2012)

5.5/10
Starring: Stephen Curry, Brendan Cowell, Damon Gameau, David Lyons

Edward 'Teddy' Brown lives for his suburban cricket club and his two best friends, Rick and Stavros. But when he realizes that his beloved teammates a... Read more

Seabiscuit (2003)

7.3/10
Director: Gary Ross
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Gary Stevens, Willia...

An exciting and lovingly realized version of Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book about the horse that captivated America during the 1930s and those... Read more

Semi-Pro (2007)

5.8/10
Director: Kent Alterman
Starring: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Andre Benjamin, Maura Tierney, Will Arnett, David...

After racing in 'Talladega Nights' and skating in 'Blades of Glory', Will Farrell caps off his sports comedy trilogy with this ode to the now-defunct... Read more

Shaolin Soccer (2001)

7.3/10
Director: Stephen Chow
Starring: Stephen Chow, Vicki Zhao

Sing is an exceptionally skilled Shaolin kung fu devotee who's fallen on hard times when his amazing 'leg of steel' catches the eye of an equally down... Read more

She's the Man (2006)

6.4/10
Director: Andy Fickman
Starring: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Robert Hoffman, Jonathan Sadowski, A...

This contemporary teen take on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night sees Viola (Amanda Bynes) assuming her brother Sebastian's identity so she can play on the... Read more

Shiner (2001)

6/10
Director: John Irvin
Starring: Michael Caine, Martin Landau, Frances Barber, Andy Serkis, Frank Harper, Claire...

Michael Caine stars as Billy 'Shiner' Simpson, an East End boxing promoter with big ideas. In a crucial match which could lead to a place in the world... Read more

Slap Shot (1977)

7.4/10
Director: George Roy Hill
Starring: Strother Martin, Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Houser, Jen...

Paul Newman plays an ageing player-coach of an ice hockey team who's a loser until he instructs the members of his team to behave like 'animals' durin... Read more