Best Sports Films

Raised in the US South, my childhood was immersed in sports. Over time, my passion evolved into a mission to share overlooked tales from the sports world. I created Daily Dose of Sports to highlight stories of perseverance, legends, and unsung heroes. Today, I'm not just a sports enthusiast - I'm a storyteller. Read more about me here.

We love sports, and we enjoy movies.  Here are a dozen of the finest sports films ever made.

Hoosiers was selected for preservation in the United States Film Registry by the Library of Congress.  They definitely got that right.

Raging Bull, the gritty 1980 biopic of boxer, Jake LaMotta, is a classic.

“If you build it, he will come.”  Field of Dreams goes the distance as one of the greatest sports films ever made.

In Breaking Away, Dave, Mike, Cyril and Moocher are a team of “Cutters” who win the Little 500 – the centerpiece of The World’s Greatest College Weekend.

 Chariots of Fire won four Academy Awards depicting the story of two British athletes who ran in the 1924 Olympics for very different reasons.

Mark it eight, Dude.

Remember the Titans.

The series went on way too long, but nothing tops the original Rocky.

 The lines from Caddyshack never get old.  In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, “Au revoir, gopher.”

Crash Davis, Annie Savoy and Nuke LaLoosh team up to make Bull Durham a big league film.

Paul Newman was always good.  As “Fast Eddie” Felson in 1961’s The Hustler, he was spectacular.

 Shake and Bake!