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'.

2 Seconds (1998)

Director: Manon Briand
Starring: Charlotte Laurier, Dino Tavarone, Jonathan Bolduc, Suzanne Clement, Yves Pelleti...

Champion of the mountain bike circuit, Laurie (Charlotte Laurier) is, after ten years, still at the top of her game. At the start of a crucial race sh... Read more

42: The True Story Of A Sports Legend ( The Jackie Robinson Story ) (2013)

Director: Brian Helgeland
Starring: Harrison Ford, John C McGinley, Hamish Linklater, Lucas Black, Alan Tudyk, Ryan...

In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, took a stand against Major League Baseball's infamous colour line when he signe... Read more

A League of Their Own (1992)

Director: Penny Marshall
Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna , Lori Petty

A nostalgic homage to the American women's baseball league during WWII, with Geena Davis as the natural athlete who dominates the sport. Tom Hanks pla... Read more

A Shot at Glory (2000)

Director: Michael Corrente
Starring: Robert Duvall, Ally McCoist, Brian Cox, Cole Hauser, Morag Hood, Kirsty Mitchell

This little gem has Robert Duvall as the manager of a struggling Scottish soccer club who is being forced by it's American owner (Michael Keaton) to s... Read more

Alex (1993)

Director: Megan Simpson
Starring: Lauren Jackson, Chris Haywood, Josh Picker

The story of a determined young woman's quest against setbacks, intense rivalry and personal tragedy to win selection for the 1960 Olympic Games in Ro... 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

All the Right Moves (1983)

Director: Michael Chapman
Starring: Charles Cioffi, Craig T Nelson, Lea Thompson, Tom Cruise

High school athlete Stefen 'Stef' Djordjevic (Tom Cruise) would do anything to escape his boring hometown. Stef's bullying coach, Nickerson (Craig T N... Read more

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Al Pacino, Ann-Margret , Cameron Diaz, Charlton Heston, Dennis Qu...

Oliver Stone's no-holds-barred, multi-character gridiron drama looks at the on, and off the field struggles of the Miami Sharks, a once-mighty team in... Read more

Apne (2007)

Director: Anil Sharma
Starring: Dharmendra , Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol, Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif, Kirron Kher

Baldev made his family, and the whole of India, proud after winning a silver medal for boxing at the Olympic Games. But his dream of becoming the fir... Read more

Archer's Adventure (1985)

Director: Denny Lawrence
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Robert Coleby, Brett Climo

In this story of uncomprimising courage and faith, Brett Climo plays Dave Power, a young and ambitious caretaker of a racehorse named Archer. In order... Read more