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'.

Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008)

Director: Frederic Forestier, Thomas Langmann
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Benoit Poelvoorde, Alain Delon, Vanessa Hess...

While out hunting, Asterix and Obelix run across a local Roman sports champion named Gluteus Maximus who is about to participate in the Olympic Games.... Read more

Bad News Bears (2005)

Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden

From Richard Linklater and the writers of 'Bad Santa' comes a reverent remake of the 1976 Walter Matthau classic. This time round it's Billy Bob Thorn... Read more

Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)

Director: Danny Leiner
Starring: Seann William Scott, Randy Quaid

A high school janitor has not recovered from his failed career as a tennis pro. He begins coaching his beloved sport to a group of misfits and leads t... Read more

Barefoot Adventure (1960)

Director: Bruce Brown

This film from the Bruce Brown Collection explores the trials and tribulations of the barefoot adventurers from the Wedge to Waimea, Honolulu to Hunti... Read more

Bartali (2006)

Director: Alberto Negrin

Based on a true-story, this made-for-television feature follows the career of Italian cycling star Gino Bartali known as the Iron Man. When his brothe... Read more

Beautiful Boxer (2003)

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Starring: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatri, Orn-anong Panyawong, Kyoko Inoue, Sitiporn Niyom

A stylish, powerful and poignant blend of testosterone and oestragen telling the true story of Nang Toom, a delicate boy who felt out of place in his... Read more

Bend it Like Beckham (2002)

Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Juliet Stevenson

A sheer delight of a film about a young soccer player who overcomes personal obstacles to score a winning goal in the final seconds of a crucial match... Read more

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2018)

Starring: Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton lost her arm to a tiger shark at age 13, but this didn't stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming a professional surfer. However,... Read more

Blades of Glory (2007)

Director: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Starring: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Jenna Fischer, William Fichtn...

Will Ferrell and Jon Heder ('Napoleon Dynamite') join forces for this comedy on ice as two rival skaters whose competitive antics find them both banne... Read more

Blood and Sand (1941)

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Starring: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth

Based on the novel by Vincente Blasco Ibanez, "Blood and Sand" is the beautifully rendered story of the rise and fall of a young, cocksure Spanish bul... Read more