10 Movies to Watch as a Sports Fan!

Good sports movies are about more than just the game. They’re about life lessons and highlighting the great outcomes that come from sports beyond a little competition. Let’s take a look at 10 movies that are a must-see if you are interested in sports. 


Miracle tells the story of how the 1980 U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team defied the odds in their triumph over Russia. The film offers great insight into the dedication, bonding, and heart that the team instilled in their Olympic journey.


Billy Beane redefined the game of baseball and how it operates behind the scenes in the front office aspect of the game. This film gives a behind the scenes of that epiphany and tells a larger story behind the general manager’s success.


This film brings forth the topic of family, discovery, and fight in an unexpected turn of events and a coming of age story.


Everybody loves an underdog and that is just what Rudy is all about. The film highlights the efforts of a young kid who dreams of playing football at Notre Dame but doesn’t have the means to get himself there until he finds a way.


The Rocky series is a classic. Every movie in this franchise offers new insights into life lessons and growth. Rocky exemplifies the true meaning of heart and the “American Dream”.

Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans is an important film to see. It highlights the racial issue in the South during the time. The film does a great job bringing forward the real problems that young athletes faced as well as the community.

The Blind Side

Based on a true story, The Blind Side shows how all it takes is one person to believe in you to make something great happen. This heartfelt story displays the importance of helping one another.

Coach Carter

Talk about whipping a team into shape. Coach Carter exemplifies the importance of teamwork and togetherness in this film.

Bend It Like Beckham

While this isn’t a traditional sports movie, this film presents the gender inequities in certain cultures and further encourages women to pursue their dreams.

I, Tonya

This film shares the story of Tonya Harding from her perspective in a controversial ice skating scandal.

All of these movies are available on various streaming platforms. If you are in need of an uplifting, motivational sports movie check out any of these films.

About the Author

Tori Murphy

Tori Murphy is a junior at Penn State University studying Public Relations with a minor in Sports Studies.