Underdogs, Competition, And History: The Greatest Sports Films Of All Time

There is nothing that brings people together quite like sports, even if they’re fictionalized games and people in films.

From underdogs to legends and boxing to football, there are many movies in the sports genre that are considered some of the greatest of all time, and Rocky and Rudy are just the beginning!


Based on the famous “Miracle on Ice,” the 2004 film Miracle follows the story of Herb Brooks as he brings together a group of amateur ice hockey players to compete in the Winter Olympics.

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Walt Disney Pictures

There, the team finds themselves in the biggest game of their lives — the semi-finals against Soviet Russia. Winning gold, the USA’s victory over the Soviets is considered one of the biggest sports upsets in history.