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'.

Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius (2004)

Director: Rowdy Herrington
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Malcolm McDowell, Jeremy Northam

Jim Caviezel stars in this powerful biopic examining the remarkable life and career of 1920s golf great Bobby Jones. Overcoming his sickly childhood t... Read more

Breaking Away (1979)

Director: Peter Yates
Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barr...

A warm and humourous drama of four youths, unsure about life after high school, and how one boy's obsession with bicycle racing offers an escape from... Read more

Bull Durham (1988)

Director: Ron Shelton
Starring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

A quirky, intelligent comedy with plenty of surprises about a minor-league baseball team and its attentive groupie (Susan Sarandon) who feels it is he... Read more

Caddyshack & Caddyshack II (1980)

Director: Harold Ramis
Starring: Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Jackie Mason, Robert Stack, Dyan C...

Caddyshack (1980): Good taste is thrown by the wayside as Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield are just two of the crazy members of an exclusive country... Read more

Chariots of Fire (1981)

Director: Hugh Hudson
Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Ian Holm

England's finest athletes have begun their quest for glory in the 1924 Olympic Games. Success brings honour to their nation. For two runners, the hono... Read more

Chasing Mavericks (2012)

Director: Curtis Hanson, Michael Apted
Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Abigail Spencer

The life and legend of Santa Cruz surfer Jay Moriarty is celebrated in this dramatic biopic. When 15-year-old Jay Moriarty (Jonny Weston) discovers th... Read more

Chuck (2016)

Director: Philippe Falardeau
Starring: Michael Rapaport, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, Liev Schreiber, Jim Gaffigan, Elisab...

He was the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa.... Read more

Cinderella Man (2005)

Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Bruce McGill

Ron Howard directs the inspiring true story of James 'the Bulldog' Braddock, a promising light heavyweight boxer whose career was cut short by injury... Read more

Coach Carter (2005)

Director: Thomas Carter
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Ashanti , Rob Brown

Based on the true inspirational account of controversial basketball coach Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson), who received high praise and staunch critici... Read more

Concussion (2015)

Director: Peter Landesman
Starring: Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Arliss Howard, David Morse, Luke Wilson, Will Smith...

Concussion is based on the true life David vs.. Goliath journey of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of foo... Read more