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1. Major League (1989)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Sport

7.2
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62 Metascore

The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton

Votes: 58,102 | Gross: $49.80M

2. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.9
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37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 260,425 | Gross: $72.22M

3. The Replacements (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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30 Metascore

During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones

Votes: 55,363 | Gross: $44.74M

4. Concussion (2015)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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55 Metascore

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, David Morse

Votes: 79,695 | Gross: $34.53M

5. Any Given Sunday (1999)

R | 162 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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52 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, James Woods

Votes: 107,679 | Gross: $75.53M

6. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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40 Metascore

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue a former LAPD officer who uses his knowledge of police procedure and policies to steal and sell confiscated guns and ammunition to local street gangs.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 148,649 | Gross: $144.73M

7. Major League II (1994)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Sport

5.6
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The Indians are now a World Series contender. But last year's hunger is now replaced with complacency, and bad decisions by the new owner threaten to tear the team apart.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 23,825 | Gross: $30.63M

8. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)

G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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62 Metascore

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey

Votes: 6,679

9. Rebound (2005)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

5.1
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36 Metascore

An acclaimed college basketball coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Megan Mullally, Breckin Meyer, Wendy Raquel Robinson

Votes: 11,905 | Gross: $16.81M

10. Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

4.6
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Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the ... See full summary »

Director: John Warren | Stars: Scott Bakula, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert, Takaaki Ishibashi

Votes: 6,790 | Gross: $3.55M

11. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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80 Metascore

The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster

Votes: 5,065

12. Double Teamed (2002 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.1
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Two sisters become world-famous basketball players.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Poppi Monroe, Annie McElwain, Teal Redmann, Nick Searcy

Votes: 2,856

13. Messi (2014)

TV-Y | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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Lionel Messi from early life to international stardom.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi, Kike Domínguez, Álex García

Votes: 3,342

14. Tyson (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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83 Metascore

A mixture of original interviews, archival footage, and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Mike Tyson, Mills Lane, Trevor Berbick, Cus D'Amato

Votes: 11,780 | Gross: $0.89M

15. The Rack Pack (2016)

TV-G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.1
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The story of the 1980s snooker rivalry between the flamboyant Alex Higgins and the methodical Steve Davis.

Director: Brian Welsh | Stars: Dennis Taylor, Steve Davis, Alex Higgins, Luke Treadaway

Votes: 1,082

16. The Class of '92 (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, ... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville

Votes: 7,279

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

Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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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: 1,752

18. Riekes Liebe (2001 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

6.5
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A young figure-skater becomes jealous when her brother, also a young figure-skater, falls for another young female figure-skater. She thought she was all that he needs.

Director: Kilian Riedhof | Stars: Laura Syniawa, Florian Stetter, Axel Milberg, Isabell Gerschke

Votes: 135

19. Mad About Mambo (2000)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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41 Metascore

A Catholic high school student, trying to perfect his soccer timing by practicing dance, falls in love with his dance partner.

Director: John Forte | Stars: William Ash, Maclean Stewart, Tim Loane, Russell Smith

Votes: 1,844 | Gross: $0.06M

20. Impact Point (2008)

R | 90 min | Thriller

4.2
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Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.

Director: Hayley Cloake | Stars: Brian Austin Green, Melissa Keller, Kayla Ewell, Joe Manganiello

Votes: 1,232

21. SportsCenter (1979– )

60 min | News, Sport, Talk-Show

8.2
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Daily sports news, results, and features.

Stars: Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown, Antonietta Collins

Votes: 2,147

22. The Armstrong Lie (2013)

R | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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67 Metascore

A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu

Votes: 6,942 | Gross: $0.38M

23. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.0
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Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 3,189

24. I Believe in Miracles (2015)

104 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.8
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The story of the history-making Nottingham Forest team that won back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980, led by the mercurial Brian Clough and his assistant Peter Taylor.

Director: Jonny Owen | Stars: Brian Clough, Peter Taylor, Jimmy Gordon, John McGovern

Votes: 1,150

25. Road (I) (2014)

102 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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Brothers addicted to speed. At any price. Motorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. One in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Hewitt, Dermot Lavery | Stars: Liam Neeson, Liam Beckett, Siobhan Carter, Stephen Davison

Votes: 1,217

26. The Last Gladiators (2011)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Sport

7.1
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61 Metascore

In ice hockey, no one is tougher than the "goon". Those players have one mission: to protect the star players at any price.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Donald Brashear, Lyndon Byers, Guy Carbonneau, Don Cherry

Votes: 1,552

27. Building Jerusalem (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA, World Cup Final, 2003. With two minutes of extra time left to win, Jonny Wilkinson goes for his trademark drop goal. This time, he's shooting for a place in sporting history.

Director: James Erskine | Stars: Matt Dawson, Peter FitzSimons, George Gregan, Martin Johnson

Votes: 292

28. The Club (1980)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.9
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Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy, Frank Wilson, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 856

29. Best (2000)

102 min | Biography, Drama

5.6
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The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.

Director: Mary McGuckian | Stars: John Lynch, Ian Bannen, Jerome Flynn, Ian Hart

Votes: 732

30. Champs (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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59 Metascore

A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring.

Director: Bert Marcus | Stars: Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Mike Tyson, Larry 'Ratso' Sloman

Votes: 1,790

31. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.3
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Football match Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005, from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.

Directors: Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno | Stars: David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane

Votes: 2,838

32. Fire in Babylon (2010)

TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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69 Metascore

Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970's/80's.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: Richie Benaud, Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Brian Close

Votes: 1,538

33. Manny (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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35 Metascore

A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working ... See full summary »

Directors: Leon Gast, Ryan Moore | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Sardo Mejia, Liam Neeson, Jinkee Pacquiao

Votes: 2,127

34. Knuckleball! (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

7.1
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73 Metascore

A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Tim Wakefield, Dave Lennon, Jim Bouton, Charles Hough

Votes: 1,535

35. E:60 (2007– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.2
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ESPN's award-winning news magazine show featuring sports profiles and innovative stories.

Stars: Jeremy Schaap, Lisa Salters, Tom Farrey, Michael Smith

Votes: 249

36. Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.3
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An exploration of the fierce rivalry between NBA superstars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson during their decade of dominance.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Steve Springer, Evelyn Johnson

Votes: 1,331

37. Catching Hell (2011)

102 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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After the Chicago Cubs blow an opportunity to reach the World Series in 2003, Cubs fans blame the team's misfortune on fellow fan Steve Bartman, who interfered with a foul ball and prevented Moises Alou from making a catch.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Moises Alou, Steve Bartman, Rod Blagojevich, Ron Borges

Votes: 1,366

38. The Rebels (2014– )

Comedy

7.8
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Julie is in over her head when her husband suddenly dies leaving her as sole owner of a pro-football team.

Stars: Natalie Zea, Hayes MacArthur, Affion Crockett, Amin Joseph

Votes: 849

39. Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (2014)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.0
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In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has ... See full summary »

Director: James Erskine | Stars: Andrea Gambadoro, Marco Pantani, Conan Sweeny

Votes: 1,702

40. Gascoigne (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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A feature-length theatrical documentary on the life of Paul Gascoigne, one of the most naturally gifted footballers of all time, delving deep into his psyche, vulnerabilities, fears and triumphs.

Director: Jane Preston | Stars: Paul Gascoigne, Vinnie Jones, Gary Lineker, Diego Maradona Jr.

Votes: 2,089

41. Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.0
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Retrospective documentary charting the rise and fall of Muhammad Ali.

Director: Josephine McCusker | Stars: Eddie Butler, Jamillah Ali, Lonnie Ali, Maryum Ali

Votes: 15

42. Mr Calzaghe (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.0
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The story of the rise to glory of boxer Joe Calzaghe.

Director: Vaughan Sivell | Stars: Joe Calzaghe, Enzo Calzaghe, James Dean Bradfield, Chris Eubank

Votes: 548

43. Champion of Champions (2013– )

Sport

7.0
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Live ITV Sport coverage of the Champion of Champions snooker tournament presented by Jill Douglas.

Stars: Jill Douglas, Neal Foulds, Clive Everton, Alan McManus

Votes: 7

44. República deportiva (1999– )

120 min | News, Sport, Talk-Show

5.0
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Add a Plot

Stars: Natalia Saenz, Alba Galindo, Félix Fernández, Lindsay Casinelli

Votes: 14

45. Head Games (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.3
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A documentary that follows football player and pro-wrestler Chris Nowinski's quest to uncover the truth about the consequences of sports related head injuries.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Chris Nowinski, Gene Atkins, Laura Balcer, Hunt Batjer

Votes: 307 | Gross: $0.01M

46. George Best: All by Himself (2016)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.0
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The rise and fall of football superstar, George Best.

Director: Daniel Gordon | Stars: George Best, Angie Best, Calum Best, Matt Busby

Votes: 484

47. Wimbledon (1937– )

Sport

7.5
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Live BBC coverage of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Club.

Stars: Sue Barker, John McEnroe, Andy Murray, Tim Henman

Votes: 90

48. Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006)

PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary, Sport

7.2
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67 Metascore

The rise and fall of the N.Y. Cosmos. The soccer team that brought Pele to America; against the backdrop of N.Y. City in the 70's.

Directors: Paul Crowder, John Dower | Stars: Pelé, Giorgio Chinaglia, Matt Dillon, Ahmet Ertegun

Votes: 1,390 | Gross: $0.14M

49. Pacific Warriors (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

7.4
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A insight into the origins and stories of Pacific Island rugby teams such as Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. This documentary explores the backgrounds of a wide variety of players, past and present.

Director: James Marquand | Stars: Serge Betsen, Bakkies Botha, Brian Cox, Ranulph Fiennes

Votes: 171

50. Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager (2014 TV Movie)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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A film that follows Ryan Giggs through the 2013/14 Premiership season, as the greatest ever Manchester Utd player became the clubs manager and allowed unprecedented access behind the scenes at Old Trafford.

Director: Daniel Mendelle | Stars: David Beckham, Diego Armando Maradona, Ryan Giggs, Alex Ferguson

Votes: 169



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