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Winning, Losing & How You Play the Game - My 100 Favorite Sports Movies

Sports have been an important part of my life. I learned about teamwork playing American football and baseball. Competitive swimming taught me the value of individual effort. I enjoyed golf and bowling as a teen and playing tennis as a young adult. The high point of my involvement in sports came in 1998 when I carried the Olympic torch in the relay leading up to the Nagano Winter Games.

Of course, I have also had a lifelong fascination with movies involving sports themes. Here I have ranked my 100 favorite sports films of all time, covering a wide variety of competitive activities, including comedies as well as serious dramas. The sports they portray are listed in the Notes along ratings and links to any reviews I've written.

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  • Rocky

    1

  • Tin Cup

    2

  • Major League

    3

  • The Hustler

    4

  • Jerry Maguire

    5

  • Chariots of Fire

    6

  • Raging Bull

    7

  • Miracle

    8

  • Breaking Away

    9

  • Hoosiers

    10

  • The Blind Side

    11

  • A League of Their Own

    12

  • The Champ

    13

  • Field of Dreams

    14

  • Moneyball

    15

  • The Wrestler

    16

  • Million Dollar Baby

    17

  • The Pride of the Yankees

    18

  • Mr. Baseball

    19

  • Rudy

    20

  • O.J.: Made in America

    21

  • Rollerball

    22

  • Ford v Ferrari

    23

  • King Richard

    24

  • Eight Men Out

    25

  • Navy Blue and Gold

    26

  • Pawn Sacrifice

    27

  • Rush

    28

  • The Fencer

    29

  • Million Dollar Arm

    30

  • The Great White Hope

    31

  • Bend It Like Beckham

    32

  • The Legend of Bagger Vance

    33

  • Invictus

    34

  • Whip It

    35

  • Secretariat

    36

  • Seabiscuit

    37

  • Friday Night Lights

    38

  • The Fighter

    39

  • Cool Runnings

    40

  • The Replacements

    41

  • Bull Durham

    42

  • The Color of Money

    43

  • The Karate Kid

    44

  • Caddyshack

    45

  • Brian's Song

    46

  • The Longest Yard

    47

  • Semi-Tough

    48

  • North Dallas Forty

    49

  • The Natural

    50

  • Damn Yankees

    51

  • American Underdog

    52

  • Remember the Titans

    53

  • Senna

    54

  • 61*

    55

  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    56

  • The Express

    57

  • Race

    58

  • Undefeated

    59

  • Trouble with the Curve

    60

  • Rocky III

    61

  • Rocky II

    62

  • Creed

    63

  • Battle of the Sexes

    64

  • Angels in the Outfield

    65

  • Winning

    66

  • Any Given Sunday

    67

  • Real Steel

    68

  • Fat City

    69

  • Gentleman Jim

    70

  • 42

    71

  • Eddie the Eagle

    72

  • National Champions

    73

  • The Ring

    74

  • Somebody Up There Likes Me

    75

  • Major League: Back to the Minors

    76

  • The Damned United

    77

  • Swing Away

    78

  • Knute Rockne All American

    79

  • The Phantom of the Open

    80

  • Chak De! India

    81

  • Rocky IV

    82

  • Ride Like a Girl

    83

  • Sugar

    84

  • Woodlawn

    85

  • Bad Day to Go Fishing

    86

  • The Basketball Diaries

    87

  • He Got Game

    88

  • Born a Champion

    89

  • The Sandlot

    90

  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    91

  • Dark Horse

    92

  • Kingpin

    93

  • Jungleland

    94

  • Offside

    95

  • Warrior

    96

  • Bang the Drum Slowly

    97

  • Heaven Can Wait

    98

  • Le Mans

    99

  • American Flyers

    100