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'.

Raging Bull (1980)

Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty

Robert De Niro gives an incredible performance as Jake LaMotta, the controversial middleweight fighter of the 1940's. 'Raging Bull' shows how LaMotta... Read more

Cool Runnings (1993)

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Starring: Doug E Doug, John Candy, Malik Yoba

About the unlikely formation - but based on a true story - of a Jamaican bobsled team to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics. (The participants have n... Read more

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Starring: Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Vince Vaughn

When his rundown gym is threatened with foreclosure, owner Vince Vaughn has 30 days to come up with $50,000. His solution: assemble a ragtag team of f... 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

Rocky (1976)

Director: John G Avildsen
Starring: Talia Shire, Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith

The first and the best! Writer and star Sylvester Stallone is the Philadelphia club fighter who gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at fighting the... Read more

Remember the Titans (2000)

Director: Boaz Yakin
Starring: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Donald Faison, Ryan Hurst, Wood Harris

The racial tensions filling the halls of a newly integrated Alexandria, Virginia high school in 1971 spill over onto the football field, where new hea... Read more

Ali (2001)

Director: Michael Mann
Starring: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Ron Silver, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jeffrey Wright, Jon Voig...

Will Smith floats and stings as the boxing legend known as "The Greatest" in Michael Mann's electrifying biodrama. From the then Cassius Clay's first... Read more

She's the Man (2006)

Director: Andy Fickman
Starring: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Robert Hoffman, Jonathan Sadowski, A...

This contemporary teen take on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night sees Viola (Amanda Bynes) assuming her brother Sebastian's identity so she can play on the... Read more

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

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