Top 50 underrated sport movies

01.
Patiala House
140 min | 2011 |
5.6 (8769 votes)
|
8.09 (31 reviews)

A talented young Indian cricket player must defy his father's wishes to play for the side of England, a rebellion his siblings quietly cheer.

02.
The Cutting Edge
101 min | 1992 |
6.9 (19031 votes)
|
9.05 (118 reviews)

A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team.

03.
Over the Top
93 min | 1987 |
5.8 (51176 votes)
|
7.82 (137 reviews)

Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.

04.
Love & Basketball
124 min | 2000 |
7.2 (19328 votes)
|
9.03 (82 reviews)

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

05.
Dreamer
106 min | 2005 |
6.8 (12250 votes)
|
8.6 (107 reviews)

Cale Crane catalyzes the rescue and rehabilitation of Sonador, a race horse with a broken leg.

06.
The Game Plan
110 min | 2007 |
6.1 (60163 votes)
|
7.86 (93 reviews)

An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

07.
The Love Bug
108 min | 1968 |
6.5 (14758 votes)
|
8.24 (46 reviews)

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

08.
Vision Quest
107 min | 1985 |
6.6 (8068 votes)
|
8.27 (64 reviews)

A high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington has trouble focusing on his training regimen when a beautiful young drifter takes up temporary residence at his home.

09.
Ladybugs
90 min | 1992 |
5.5 (9079 votes)
|
7.13 (31 reviews)

To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all-girls soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.

10.
Hard Times
93 min | 1975 |
7.3 (9652 votes)
|
8.87 (96 reviews)

The adventures of a drifter turned illegal prize-fighter during the Depression Era in New Orleans.

11.
Mr. Baseball
108 min | 1992 |
6.0 (10341 votes)
|
7.56 (51 reviews)

Jack Elliot, once a great baseball player, is forced to play in Japan where his brash, egotistical ways cause friction with his new teammates and friends.

12.
The Black Stallion
118 min | 1979 |
7.4 (11975 votes)
|
8.94 (93 reviews)

A boy encounters a horse and bonds with him, later training him to race.

13.
Gladiator
101 min | 1992 |
6.5 (8475 votes)
|
8.03 (40 reviews)

Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.

14.
We Are Marshall
131 min | 2006 |
7.1 (58238 votes)
|
8.63 (178 reviews)

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

15.
Gridiron Gang
125 min | 2006 |
6.9 (57692 votes)
|
8.42 (133 reviews)

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

16.
She's the Man
105 min | 2006 |
6.3 (148283 votes)
|
7.82 (280 reviews)

When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school's star soccer player, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.

17.
Grind
105 min | 2003 |
6.0 (11919 votes)
|
7.52 (81 reviews)

Four skaters follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves.

18.
Rocky V
104 min | 1990 |
5.3 (129315 votes)
|
6.74 (266 reviews)

Reluctantly retired from fighting, Rocky takes charge of Mickey's gym and agrees to train a young protégé who's hungry for success.

19.
All the Right Moves
91 min | 1983 |
5.9 (16035 votes)
|
7.33 (52 reviews)

An ambitious young football star is trapped in a dying mill town--unless his gridiron skills can win him a way out.

20.
Rudy
114 min | 1993 |
7.5 (58123 votes)
|
8.92 (169 reviews)

Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.

21.
Rocky Balboa
102 min | 2006 |
7.1 (206802 votes)
|
8.52 (977 reviews)

Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

22.
The Karate Kid Part II
113 min | 1986 |
6.1 (81812 votes)
|
7.52 (132 reviews)

Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.

23.
Shelter
90 min | 2007 |
7.7 (21409 votes)
|
9.12 (98 reviews)

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

24.
The Ringer
94 min | 2005 |
5.8 (35473 votes)
|
7.19 (157 reviews)

A young guy's only option to erase a really bad debt is to rig the Special Olympics by posing as a contestant.

25.
Bring It On
98 min | 2000 |
6.0 (89468 votes)
|
7.39 (279 reviews)

A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.

26.
Cep Herkülü: Naim Süleymanoglu
141 min | 2019 |
8.3 (9877 votes)
|
9.65 (55 reviews)

The biography of Turkish weight lifter, and champion of Olympics, Naim Suleymanoglu.

27.
Hoosiers
114 min | 1986 |
7.5 (43778 votes)
|
8.84 (122 reviews)

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

28.
Radio
109 min | 2003 |
6.9 (38522 votes)
|
8.22 (152 reviews)

The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing.

29.
The Rookie
127 min | 2002 |
6.9 (32910 votes)
|
8.22 (156 reviews)

A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.

30.
Rollerball
125 min | 1975 |
6.6 (23070 votes)
|
7.91 (150 reviews)

In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.

31.
Chalet Girl
96 min | 2011 |
6.3 (24369 votes)
|
7.6 (31 reviews)

Former skateboard champion Kim wants to make more money after her mother's tragic death. She joins the elite posh servicing company, which sends her off to Austria.

32.
Resurrecting the Champ
112 min | 2007 |
6.7 (20196 votes)
|
7.99 (58 reviews)

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

33.
For Love of the Game
137 min | 1999 |
6.6 (32634 votes)
|
7.86 (178 reviews)

After 19 years of playing the game he's loved his whole life, Detroit Tigers pitcher Billy Chapel has to decide if he's going to risk everything and put everything out there.

34.
Back to School
96 min | 1986 |
6.6 (29012 votes)
|
7.84 (78 reviews)

To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.

35.
Before the Fall
110 min | 2004 |
7.4 (14836 votes)
|
8.63 (56 reviews)

Friedrich's boxing skills gets him in an elite Nazi high school in a castle in 1942. He enrolls against his dad's wish as it promises a brighter future. It's not what he expected.

36.
Major League
107 min | 1989 |
7.2 (63304 votes)
|
8.43 (92 reviews)

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.

37.
Out Cold
89 min | 2001 |
6.3 (16920 votes)
|
7.51 (67 reviews)

A snowboarder's plans for his own snowboard park go awry when an ex-girlfriend returns to town.

38.
Chasing Mavericks
116 min | 2012 |
7.1 (31287 votes)
|
8.31 (89 reviews)

When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.

39.
Goal! The Dream Begins
118 min | 2005 |
6.7 (60945 votes)
|
7.9 (99 reviews)

The extremely talented Santiago Muñez is spotted by a Newcastle United scout and given a chance at professional football.

40.
The World's Fastest Indian
127 min | 2005 |
7.8 (52638 votes)
|
8.97 (252 reviews)

The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

41.
Shaolin Soccer
87 min | 2001 |
7.3 (75578 votes)
|
8.46 (206 reviews)

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

42.
A League of Their Own
128 min | 1992 |
7.3 (96017 votes)
|
8.45 (201 reviews)

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

43.
Here Comes the Boom
105 min | 2012 |
6.4 (86974 votes)
|
7.55 (141 reviews)

A high-school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extracurricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

44.
Happy Gilmore
92 min | 1996 |
7.0 (202966 votes)
|
8.14 (270 reviews)

A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.

45.
Kickboxer
97 min | 1989 |
6.5 (51599 votes)
|
7.64 (117 reviews)

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

46.
Eight Men Out
119 min | 1988 |
7.2 (18938 votes)
|
8.32 (79 reviews)

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

47.
Kingpin
114 min | 1996 |
6.9 (78525 votes)
|
7.99 (151 reviews)

A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.

48.
Blue Crush
104 min | 2002 |
5.7 (30351 votes)
|
6.79 (127 reviews)

As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.

49.
The Love Guru
87 min | 2008 |
3.8 (50932 votes)
|
4.89 (275 reviews)

Pitka, an American raised outside of his country by gurus, returns to the States in order to break into the self-help business. His first challenge is to settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player whose wife left him for a rival athlete.

50.
Rocky II
119 min | 1979 |
7.3 (195598 votes)
|
8.38 (206 reviews)

Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

Top 36 overrated sport movies

01.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (155352 votes)
|
5.21 (689 reviews)

Hayley's a smart, charming teenage girl. Jeff's a handsome, smooth fashion photographer. An Internet chat, a coffee shop meet-up, an impromptu fashion shoot back at Jeff's place. Jeff thinks it's his lucky night. He's in for a surprise.

02.
Green Street Hooligans 2
94 min | 2009 |
4.8 (13542 votes)
|
3.16 (42 reviews)

After the brutal mass brawl fans of two football teams go to jail, where their feud raised to a new level of cruelty.

03.
Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland
90 min | 2016 |
5.7 (14940 votes)
|
4.2 (30 reviews)

When the Dean of Blue Mountain State threatens to sell the Goat House, Alex throws Thad the party of his dreams in an effort to get him to buy it.

04.
Point Break
114 min | 2015 |
5.3 (59541 votes)
|
3.82 (261 reviews)

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.

05.
The Hurricane
146 min | 1999 |
7.6 (92875 votes)
|
6.17 (191 reviews)

The story of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

06.
Green Street Hooligans
109 min | 2005 |
7.4 (143770 votes)
|
6.06 (378 reviews)

A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.

07.
Unbroken
137 min | 2014 |
7.2 (153651 votes)
|
5.9 (442 reviews)

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

08.
Annapolis
108 min | 2006 |
5.9 (20484 votes)
|
4.85 (136 reviews)

Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality.

09.
The Babe
115 min | 1992 |
5.9 (9255 votes)
|
4.87 (41 reviews)

Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him.

10.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
108 min | 2006 |
6.6 (170464 votes)
|
5.58 (433 reviews)

Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

11.
Bad News Bears
113 min | 2005 |
5.8 (20839 votes)
|
4.89 (110 reviews)

A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.

12.
The Longest Yard
113 min | 2005 |
6.4 (165723 votes)
|
5.51 (327 reviews)

Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

13.
Fighting
105 min | 2009 |
5.6 (32236 votes)
|
4.76 (100 reviews)

In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

14.
Student of the Year 2
146 min | 2019 |
2.2 (17410 votes)
|
1.38 (361 reviews)

A student must face off against bullies and overcome hurdles, both academic and romantic, to win his college's coveted Student of the Year trophy.

15.
Goon: Last of the Enforcers
101 min | 2017 |
5.8 (12606 votes)
|
5.04 (46 reviews)

A hockey player plagued by injuries is confronted with the possibility of retirement when a tough new player challenges his status as the league's top enforcer.

16.
Goal II: Living the Dream
115 min | 2007 |
5.9 (31724 votes)
|
5.19 (57 reviews)

When Newcastle United soccer star Santiago Muñez (Kuno Becker) is offered a spot with Real Madrid, he accepts, but the move - accompanied by big money and fame - tests his ties and loyalties to family, friends, and business acquaintances.

17.
Forever Strong
112 min | 2008 |
7.2 (10292 votes)
|
6.52 (47 reviews)

A rugby player is put up in a juvenile detention center. There he plays for the Highland Rugby team and ultimately plays against his father in the National Championships.

18.
Ali
157 min | 2001 |
6.8 (94794 votes)
|
6.14 (305 reviews)

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

19.
Creed II
130 min | 2018 |
7.1 (109833 votes)
|
6.45 (806 reviews)

Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

20.
Lean on Pete
121 min | 2017 |
7.2 (11660 votes)
|
6.56 (83 reviews)

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

21.
Frozen
93 min | 2010 |
6.1 (68834 votes)
|
5.48 (369 reviews)

Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

22.
Friday Night Lights
118 min | 2004 |
7.2 (59927 votes)
|
6.59 (252 reviews)

Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.

23.
Race
134 min | 2016 |
7.1 (35513 votes)
|
6.54 (62 reviews)

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

24.
Lucky You
124 min | 2007 |
5.9 (20153 votes)
|
5.35 (66 reviews)

A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems.

25.
Waves
135 min | 2019 |
7.6 (19512 votes)
|
7.07 (158 reviews)

Traces the journey of a suburban family - led by a well-intentioned but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

26.
Premium Rush
91 min | 2012 |
6.5 (110442 votes)
|
6.01 (182 reviews)

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

27.
Playing for Keeps
105 min | 2012 |
5.7 (29301 votes)
|
5.22 (64 reviews)

A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's football team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive football moms who pursue him at every turn.

28.
Mr. Woodcock
87 min | 2007 |
5.1 (35217 votes)
|
4.62 (79 reviews)

Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made middle school hell for generations of students.

29.
Two for the Money
122 min | 2005 |
6.3 (44011 votes)
|
5.82 (143 reviews)

After suffering a career-ending knee injury, a former college football star aligns himself with one of the most renowned touts in the sports-gambling business.

30.
Pele: Birth of a Legend
107 min | 2016 |
7.2 (17048 votes)
|
6.72 (54 reviews)

Pele's meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 is chronicled in this biographical drama.

31.
Driven
116 min | 2001 |
4.6 (39760 votes)
|
4.13 (243 reviews)

A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance.

32.
Rollerball
95 min | 2002 |
3.1 (26007 votes)
|
2.71 (222 reviews)

The big thing in 2005 is a violent sport which can have some pretty serious consequences... like dying.

33.
Poolhall Junkies
99 min | 2002 |
6.9 (9691 votes)
|
6.53 (84 reviews)

A talented pool hustler who has stayed out of the game for years, must go back to his old ways when his little brother gets involved with his enemy, the very man who held him back from greatness.

34.
Pawn Sacrifice
115 min | 2014 |
7.0 (41828 votes)
|
6.63 (122 reviews)

Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

35.
Southpaw
124 min | 2015 |
7.4 (221882 votes)
|
7.03 (360 reviews)

After a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction, a champion boxer fights to get custody of his daughter and revive his professional career.

36.
Blades of Glory
93 min | 2007 |
6.3 (159305 votes)
|
5.97 (254 reviews)

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.