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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'.

The Best Of Times (1986)

6/10
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Starring: Robin Williams, Kurt Russell, Pamela Reed

A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game. Read more

The Big Blue (1988)

7.6/10
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno

Luc Besson ('Nikita', 'Subway') delves into the watery mysteries of the deep in this salute to the legendary free diver Jacques Mayol who has plunged... Read more

The Big Blue ( Blu-ray ) (1988)

7.6/10
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Jean Reno, Jean-Marc Barr, Rosanna Arquette

Luc Besson ('Nikita', 'Subway') delves into the watery mysteries of the deep in this salute to the legendary free diver Jacques Mayol who has plunged... Read more

The Big Blue: Extended Version (1988)

6.8/10
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno

Luc Besson ('Nikita', 'Subway') delves into the watery mysteries of the deep in this salute to the legendary free diver Jacques Mayol who has plunged... Read more

The Big Man (1990)

5/10
Director: David Leland
Starring: Ian Bannen, John Beattie, Billy Connolly, Kenny Ireland, Peter Mullan, Liam Nees...

Liam Neeson is Danny Scoular, an out of work miner, desperate to put food on his family's table. When he is offered money by a local crime boss to ta... Read more

The Blind Side (2009)

7.7/10
Director: John Lee Hancock
Starring: Kathy Bates, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron

The real-life story of American football star Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) is told in this stirring drama. The homeless son of a crack addict, the ove... Read more

The Boxer (1997)

7.1/10
Director: Jim Sheridan
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox

'In the Name of the Father's' Daniel Day-Lewis and director Jim Sheridan reteam on the story of an Irish Boxer imprisoned 14 years for his ties to the... Read more

The Boxer (Blu-ray) (1997)

7/10
Director: Jim Sheridan
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox

'In the Name of the Father's' Daniel Day-Lewis and director Jim Sheridan reteam on the story of an Irish Boxer imprisoned 14 years for his ties to the... Read more

The Caddy (1953)

6.5/10
Director: Norman Taurog
Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Donna Reed

In this zany farce, Harvey (Jerry Lewis) is a shy but talented pro-golfer who, because he can't face crowds, coaxes his buddy Joe (Dean Martin) into a... Read more

The Champ (1979)

6.8/10
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Rick Schroder, Jack Warden, Arthur Hill

Director Franco Zeffirelli's emotional updating of the 1931 classic father-son drama stars Jon Voight as a down-and-out boxer who battles for a comeba... Read more