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'.

Glory Road (2006)

Director: James Gartner
Starring: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Jon Voight, Austin Nichols, Evan Jones

An inspirational look at one of the most famous basketball games in history and the coach who made it happen. At Texas Western in 1966, Coach Don Has... Read more

Goal! (2005)

Director: Danny Cannon
Starring: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Stephen Dillane, Anna Friel, Marcel Iures

As a boy, Santiago Munez (Kuno Becker) left Mexico for California with his family, bringing with him not much more than his love for football. He is... Read more

Golden Boy (1939)

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Starring: Lee J Cobb, William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Joseph Calleia, Sa...

Clifford Odets' play becomes a moving screen drama, with William Holden (in his film debut) as a would-be violinist who is persuaded by girlfriend Bar... Read more

Grand Prix (1966)

Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Eva Marie Saint, James Garner, Jessica Walter, Toshiro Mifune, Yves Montand, Bri...

Incredible racing sequences highlight this Oscar-winning lightning-fast drama about the on-, and off-track rivalries of the Grand Prix drivers. With... Read more

Gridiron Gang (2006)

Director: Phil Joanou
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner, Leon Rippy, L Scott Caldwell, Kevin Dunn,...

Based on a documentary of the same name about a group of juvenile criminals who are uplifted by a determined probation officer, Sean Porter (played by... Read more

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Director: Dennis Dugan
Starring: Julie Bowen, Christopher McDonald, Adam Sandler

In this vehicle for Adam Sandler he plays a would-be hockey player whose inability to skate leads him to the pro-golf tour, where he turns the game on... Read more

Homeboy (1988)

Director: Michael Seresin
Starring: Christopher Walken, Debra Feuer, Mickey Rourke

Before he was "The Wrestler," Mickey Rourke stepped into another type of fighting ring in this hard-hitting drama, which he also scripted. Rourke star... Read more

Invictus (2009)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman

He was imprisoned 27 years for his heroic fight against apartheid. So what does Nelson Mandela do after he is elected president of South Africa? He re... Read more

James Stewart: The Shop Around the Corner / The Stratton Story / The FBI Story / The Spirit of St Louis (1940)

Director: Billy Wilder, Ernst Lubitsch, Mervyn LeRoy, Sam Wood
Starring: Agnes Moorehead, Frank Morgan, James Stewart, June Allyson, Margaret Sullavan, M...

James Stewart Box Set. 'The Shop Around the Corner' (1940) - Alfred Kralik (Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) are employees at Matuschek an... Read more

Jappeloup (2013)

Director: Christian Duguay
Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Tcheky Karyo, Guillaume Canet, Marina Hands, Lou de Laage, Jacqu...

The true story of Pierre Durand, Jr who after giving up his promising career as a lawyer sought to pursue his true passion, show jumping. Advised agai... Read more