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'.

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Director: Cameron Crowe
Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr, Renee Zellweger

This seriocomic look at the high pressure, multi-million dollar business side of pro sports stars, has Tom Cruise as an agent who speaks out against t... Read more

Johnny Be Good (1988)

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Uma Thurman, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Gleason

Johnny's the top high-school football player and many colleges want him. His girlfriend, coach and best friend want him in the college, serving themse... Read more

Kickboxer (1989)

Director: David Worth, Mark DiSalle
Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio

Martial arts sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as an American who must learn the ancient and lethal art of kickboxing to avenge his brother's inju... Read more

Kicking and Screaming (2005)

Director: Jesse Dylan
Starring: Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Mike Ditka, Kate Walsh, Musetta Vander

Phil (Will Ferrell) is a high-strung suburban dad with a mile-wide competitive streak and a chip on his shoulder. His perennially disappointed father... Read more

Kid Galahad (Elvis) (1962)

Director: Phil Karlson
Starring: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Charles Bronson

Fine remake of the boxing classic stars Elvis Presley as a garage mechanic-turned-prize fighter who runs afoul of gangster Charles Bronson. Between bo... Read more

King Richard (2021)

Starring: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Tony Goldwyn

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training o... Read more

Kung Fu Dunk (2008)

Director: Chu Yen-ping
Starring: Jay Chou, Charlene Choi, Eric Tsang, Bo-lin Chen

A kung fu sports comedy with Jay Chou as an orphan who was raised in a martial arts school and whose ability to predict his opponent's moves makes him... Read more

Lagaan (2001)

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Starring: Aamir Khan, Rachel Shelley, Gracy Singh

Aka 'Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India'. In 1890s India, drought-plagued villagers are faced with paying extraordinarily high "lagaan", or land tax, t... Read more

Leatherheads (2008)

Director: George Clooney
Starring: George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, John Krasinski, Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Root

Set in the world of 1920s football, George Clooney directs this screwball-style romantic comedy in which he also stars as Dodge Connelly, the captain... Read more

Life of a King (2013)

Director: Jake Goldberger
Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr, Dennis Haysbert, LisaGay Hamilton, Paula Jai Parker, Richard T...

"Life of a King" is the true story of one man's inspiring mission to better the future of inner-city youth in Washington, D.C. After being incarcerate... Read more