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1. 42 (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

62 Metascore

In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie

Votes: 79,395 | Gross: $95.00M

2. Eight Men Out (1988)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

71 Metascore

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Jace Alexander, Gordon Clapp

Votes: 17,604 | Gross: $5.68M

3. The Final Season (2007)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

43 Metascore

Kent Stock disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Jesse Henecke

Votes: 2,342 | Gross: $1.16M

4. Rudy (1993)

PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

71 Metascore

Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Greta Lind

Votes: 51,959 | Gross: $22.75M

5. Forever Strong (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Sport

37 Metascore

A rugby player is put up in a juvenile detention center. There he plays for the Highland Rugby team and ultimately plays against his father in the National Championships.

Director: Ryan Little | Stars: Sean Faris, Penn Badgley, Gary Cole, Sean Astin

Votes: 9,907 | Gross: $0.63M

6. The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936)

Approved | 219 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A 12-episode serial in which scholastic sports star Frank Merriwell leaves school to search for his missing father. His adventures involve a mysterious inscription on a ring, buried ... See full summary »

Directors: Clifford Smith, Lew Landers | Stars: Donald Briggs, Jean Rogers, John 'Dusty' King, Carla Laemmle

Votes: 35

7. Radio (2003)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

38 Metascore

The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing.

Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 36,899 | Gross: $52.28M

8. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 273,998 | Gross: $255.96M

9. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as President of South Africa, initiates a unique venture to unite the Apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 143,237 | Gross: $37.49M

10. The Express (2008)

PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

58 Metascore

A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown, Darrin Dewitt Henson

Votes: 18,964 | Gross: $9.59M

11. The Power of One (1992)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Sport

An English boy, living in Africa during World War II, through his boxing prowess, becomes a symbol of hope, in a time of war.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Freeman, Nomadlozi Kubheka

Votes: 8,800 | Gross: $2.83M

12. The Spirit of Notre Dame (1931)

80 min | Drama, Sport

Story of two friends who play football, one of whom is a self-centered quarterback who thinks he's the only man on the team.

Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Lew Ayres, Sally Blane, William Bakewell, Andy Devine

Votes: 34

13. Little Orphan Annie (1938)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Sport

Annie (Ann Gillis), an orphan, (based on Harold Gray's comic strip but who is at no point in the film called 'Little Orphan Annie), is befriended by a fight manager, 'Pop' Corrigan (J. ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Holmes | Stars: Ann Gillis, Robert Kent, June Travis, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 26

14. You Can't Buy Luck (1937)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Wealthy and superstitious race-horse owner Joe Baldwin practices philanthropy because he believes his charity donations bring luck to his ponies. One object of his bounty is gold-digger ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Onslow Stevens, Helen Mack, Vinton Hayworth, Maxine Jennings

Votes: 49

15. King of Hockey (1936)

Approved | 55 min | Drama, Sport

Gamblers try to pressure a hockey player into throwing a game.

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Dick Purcell, Anne Nagel, Marie Wilson, Wayne Morris

Votes: 82

16. Joe Palooka in Winner Take All (1948)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Joe is scheduled for the big fight as usual. This one has more fight sequences than plot.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Joe Kirkwood Jr., Elyse Knox, William Frawley, Stanley Clements

Votes: 14

17. Prison Shadows (1936)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama

A boxer is framed for murder after an opponent dies in the ring.

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Edward J. Nugent, Lucille Lund, Joan Barclay, Forrest Taylor

Votes: 117

18. The Duke Steps Out (1929)

Passed | 62 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Millionaire's son Duke wants to be a champion boxer but takes time out to enroll in college when he sees co-ed Susie. The students wonder about his having a chauffeur and house full of ... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: William Haines, Joan Crawford, Karl Dane, Tenen Holtz

Votes: 85

19. Bring It On (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

52 Metascore

A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 82,762 | Gross: $68.38M

20. Believe (I) (2013)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport

39 Metascore

A young, gifted football player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.

Director: David Scheinmann | Stars: Jack Smith, Brian Cox, Natascha McElhone, Anne Reid

Votes: 702

21. The Stratton Story (1949)

Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Morgan, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,473

22. Bobby Deerfield (1977)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Al Pacino, Marthe Keller, Anny Duperey, Walter McGinn

Votes: 3,515 | Gross: $9.30M

23. The Fast Lady (1962)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy

A naive Scotsman buys a vintage sports car and learns to drive in order to impress the daughter of an arrogant aristocrat who despises him.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Julie Christie, James Robertson Justice, Stanley Baxter

Votes: 523

24. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 6,901

25. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)

Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran, Phyllis Thaxter

Votes: 1,758

26. From Here to Eternity (1953)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

85 Metascore

In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Votes: 40,340 | Gross: $30.50M

27. Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story (1995 Video)

58 min | Documentary

Pre" embodied the spirit of athletic excellence. He had a belief in self and sport that transcended all but the outer reaches of human speed and endurance. As a freshman, he appeared on the... See full summary »

Director: Erich Lyttle | Stars: Dana Carvey, Ken Kesey, Phil Knight, Brian Lanker

Votes: 69

28. The Smart Set (1928)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

An American polo player, arrogant and full of himself, must vindicate his actions to win the heart of a girl, Polly, after getting himself booted off the U.S. polo team.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Haines, Jack Holt, Alice Day, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 962

29. Gentleman Jim (1942)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale

Votes: 3,011

30. From Hell to Heaven (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Drama, Romance

The various residents and occupants of a resort hotel await the outcome of a horse race at a nearby track, as it will affect each of their lives in different ways. .

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Oakie, Adrienne Ames, David Manners

Votes: 70

31. Glory Alley (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Music

In New Orleans, prizefighter Socks Barbarrosa suddenly runs out of the ring before his title bout, and swears he'll never fight again. He gives no reason for his strange actions. His girl ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Leslie Caron, Kurt Kasznar, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 380

32. The Square Ring (1953)

83 min | Drama

Boxing drama following the lives of five different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Robert Beatty, Bill Owen, Maxwell Reed

Votes: 168

33. Wee Geordie (1955)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Geordie is a Scots lad sent to the Melbourne Olympics to represent Britain in Hammer-Throwing. He insists on wearing his kilt...

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Alastair Sim, Paul Young, Norah Gorsen

Votes: 718

34. Easy Living (1949)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Sport

Pete Wilson is on top. He is the highest paid professional football player in the league. He has seen other players come and go, but he was MVP last year and the future looks rosy. His wife... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Victor Mature, Lizabeth Scott, Lucille Ball, Sonny Tufts

Votes: 611

35. Crazylegs (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The story of the life and career of football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (who plays himself).

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, Lloyd Nolan, Joan Vohs, James Millican

Votes: 44

36. Over the Goal (1937)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Injured Carlton College quarterback Ken Thomas makes a promise to his girlfriend that he won't play again. Then, when she relents, crooks hoping to make money from the big game, kidnap him.

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: June Travis, William Hopper, Johnnie Davis, Gordon Oliver

Votes: 108

37. City for Conquest (1940)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Music, Sport

Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.

Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,981

38. The Miracle of Bern (2003)

118 min | Drama, Sport

A young boy from a working class family in post-war Germany struggles with his estranged father returning from war captivity, while a friend of his plays for the German National Soccer Team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Louis Klamroth, Peter Lohmeyer, Johanna Gastdorf, Lucas Gregorowicz

Votes: 6,278

39. United (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History, Sport

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the ... See full summary »

Director: James Strong | Stars: Dean Andrews, Kate Ashfield, Natalie Burt, David Calder

Votes: 10,173

40. Big Leaguer (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Family, Sport

John Lobert runs a training camp in Florida for the New York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the hopefuls to pick the best for a minor league contract. They all have dreams and talent, but... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Vera-Ellen, Jeff Richards, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 285

41. Kill the Umpire (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Sport

An umpire-hating ex-baseball player loses many jobs because his passion for watching ball games during working hours but he decides to combine business with pleasure by becoming an umpire himself.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: William Bendix, Una Merkel, Ray Collins, Gloria Henry

Votes: 465

42. Mr. Baseball (1992)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Jack Elliot, once a great baseball player, is forced to play in Japan where his brash, egotistical ways cause friction with his new teammates and friends.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Aya Takanashi, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 9,536 | Gross: $20.88M

43. The Sport Parade (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Spoiled sports hero learns hard lessons.

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Joel McCrea, Marian Marsh, William Gargan, Robert Benchley

Votes: 174

44. Knute Rockne All American (1940)

Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, William K. Howard | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,657

45. Up the River (1938)

75 min | Comedy

6.5