Top 50 underrated sport movies

01.
Surf Ninjas
87 min | 1993 |
5.0 (8198 votes)
|
8.24 (54 reviews)

Two boys learn from a mysterious warrior that they are the heirs to the throne of Patusan and set out to overthrow the current monarchy.

02.
Air Bud
98 min | 1997 |
5.2 (17976 votes)
|
8.0 (33 reviews)

An unexpected player joins the school basketball team - a circus dog who escaped from a cruel master.

03.
3 Ninjas
84 min | 1992 |
5.3 (21804 votes)
|
7.99 (50 reviews)

Each year, three brothers visit their grandfather for the summer. He is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques.

04.
Like Mike
99 min | 2002 |
5.3 (20948 votes)
|
7.98 (56 reviews)

A 13-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "MJ" inside them.

05.
Patiala House
140 min | 2011 |
5.6 (9127 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.

06.
Sidekicks
101 min | 1992 |
5.1 (8923 votes)
|
7.57 (34 reviews)

A bullied teen who fantasizes about being Chuck Norris' sidekick trains in martial arts to fulfill his dreams.

07.
Racing Stripes
102 min | 2005 |
5.2 (17269 votes)
|
7.63 (71 reviews)

An abandoned zebra grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl, sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.

08.
The Wizard
100 min | 1989 |
6.0 (15507 votes)
|
8.31 (88 reviews)

A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.

09.
Snow Dogs
99 min | 2002 |
5.2 (27075 votes)
|
7.49 (83 reviews)

When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.

10.
The Cutting Edge
101 min | 1992 |
6.9 (20563 votes)
|
9.04 (119 reviews)

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

11.
Tin Cup
135 min | 1996 |
6.4 (50340 votes)
|
8.51 (71 reviews)

A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his successful rival's girlfriend.

12.
Angels in the Outfield
102 min | 1994 |
6.2 (32217 votes)
|
8.3 (53 reviews)

When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

13.
Over the Top
93 min | 1987 |
5.8 (54724 votes)
|
7.8 (145 reviews)

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

14.
The Champ
121 min | 1979 |
6.8 (8611 votes)
|
8.72 (51 reviews)

Billy Flynn is an ex-champion boxer who was KO'd by booze and gambling. When the wealthy, estranged mother of his young son begins trying to lure the boy away from him, Flynn must return to the ring to provide for his child.

15.
Torbaaz
133 min | 2020 |
6.9 (17902 votes)
|
8.76 (679 reviews)

A man rises from personal tragedy to lead a group of children from a refugee camp to victory, transforming their lives through the game of cricket.

16.
Love & Basketball
124 min | 2000 |
7.2 (21517 votes)
|
9.05 (86 reviews)

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

17.
Dreamer
106 min | 2005 |
6.8 (13260 votes)
|
8.6 (109 reviews)

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

18.
Ghilli
160 min | 2004 |
8.0 (12965 votes)
|
9.74 (41 reviews)

Velu, an aspiring kabaddi player, goes to Madurai to participate in a regional match, where he rescues Dhanalakshmi from Muthupandi, a powerful man keen on marrying the girl against her will.

19.
The Game Plan
110 min | 2007 |
6.1 (66206 votes)
|
7.83 (96 reviews)

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

20.
Ladybugs
90 min | 1992 |
5.4 (9839 votes)
|
7.11 (33 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.

21.
We Are Marshall
131 min | 2006 |
7.0 (61611 votes)
|
8.71 (179 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.

22.
Bloodsport
92 min | 1988 |
6.8 (84965 votes)
|
8.47 (236 reviews)

"Bloodsport" follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

23.
Vision Quest
107 min | 1985 |
6.6 (8975 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.

24.
The Mighty Ducks
104 min | 1992 |
6.5 (66261 votes)
|
8.17 (56 reviews)

A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.

25.
The Love Bug
108 min | 1968 |
6.5 (16105 votes)
|
8.16 (50 reviews)

Down-on-his-luck race car driver Jim Douglas teams up with a little VW Bug that has a mind of it's own, not realizing Herbie's worth until a sneaky rival plots to steal him.

26.
Hard Times
93 min | 1975 |
7.2 (10743 votes)
|
8.85 (100 reviews)

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

27.
Grind
105 min | 2003 |
5.9 (12580 votes)
|
7.55 (81 reviews)

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

28.
Mr. Baseball
108 min | 1992 |
6.0 (11425 votes)
|
7.61 (52 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.

29.
Cool Runnings
98 min | 1993 |
7.0 (103650 votes)
|
8.57 (106 reviews)

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

30.
The Black Stallion
118 min | 1979 |
7.4 (12879 votes)
|
8.94 (94 reviews)

After being shipwrecked with a magnificent horse off the coast of Africa in the 1940s, a boy bonds with the stallion, and trains him to race after their rescue.

31.
She's the Man
105 min | 2006 |
6.3 (158572 votes)
|
7.84 (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.

32.
Rocky V
104 min | 1990 |
5.3 (136726 votes)
|
6.83 (276 reviews)

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

33.
Herbie Fully Loaded
101 min | 2005 |
4.9 (47950 votes)
|
6.42 (168 reviews)

Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Herbie, Number 53, the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own, puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.

34.
Gladiator
101 min | 1992 |
6.5 (9368 votes)
|
8.02 (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.

35.
Shelter
97 min | 2007 |
7.6 (22636 votes)
|
9.09 (100 reviews)

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

36.
Pocket Hercules: Naim Süleymanoglu
141 min | 2019 |
8.2 (12082 votes)
|
9.66 (57 reviews)

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

37.
Tooth Fairy
101 min | 2010 |
5.0 (46482 votes)
|
6.45 (90 reviews)

A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life tooth fairy.

38.
Breaking Away
101 min | 1979 |
7.7 (23749 votes)
|
9.14 (106 reviews)

A working-class Indiana teen obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl while searching for life goals with his friends.

39.
The Karate Kid
126 min | 1984 |
7.3 (222110 votes)
|
8.74 (319 reviews)

A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

40.
The Last Dragon
109 min | 1985 |
6.8 (15880 votes)
|
8.23 (111 reviews)

In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow.

41.
Hoosiers
114 min | 1986 |
7.4 (47193 votes)
|
8.83 (127 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.

42.
Gridiron Gang
125 min | 2006 |
7.0 (65819 votes)
|
8.42 (133 reviews)

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

43.
Rocky Balboa
102 min | 2006 |
7.1 (215571 votes)
|
8.52 (984 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.

44.
Lionheart
108 min | 1990 |
6.2 (36490 votes)
|
7.62 (94 reviews)

An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

45.
The Karate Kid Part II
113 min | 1986 |
6.1 (89161 votes)
|
7.51 (135 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.

46.
Goal! The Dream Begins
118 min | 2005 |
6.7 (63340 votes)
|
8.11 (99 reviews)

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

47.
The Ringer
94 min | 2005 |
5.8 (37021 votes)
|
7.2 (158 reviews)

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

48.
The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix
88 min | 1975 |
8.4 (13367 votes)
|
9.8 (57 reviews)

Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car.

49.
Rollerball
125 min | 1975 |
6.6 (25231 votes)
|
8.0 (157 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.

50.
Back to School
96 min | 1986 |
6.6 (32645 votes)
|
7.98 (80 reviews)

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

Top 43 overrated sport movies

01.
Toofaan
163 min | 2021 |
5.6 (34573 votes)
|
3.22 (698 reviews)

The story of a boxer and the struggles he faces on his journey to get to the national level competition.

02.
The Third Half
113 min | 2012 |
7.4 (8298 votes)
|
5.47 (33 reviews)

Dimitry hires German coach Rudolph Spitz to galvanize his ragtag team into the country's best football club, but then the first Nazi tanks roll in and Rebecca, a local banker's beautiful daughter, elopes with his star player.

03.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.0 (160709 votes)
|
5.11 (709 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.

04.
Green Street Hooligans 2
94 min | 2009 |
4.8 (13542 votes)
|
3.13 (43 reviews)

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

05.
Point Break
114 min | 2015 |
5.3 (62870 votes)
|
3.69 (271 reviews)

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

06.
Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland
90 min | 2016 |
5.7 (15802 votes)
|
4.22 (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.

07.
The Hurricane
146 min | 1999 |
7.6 (97039 votes)
|
6.22 (195 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.

08.
Green Street Hooligans
109 min | 2005 |
7.4 (150701 votes)
|
6.06 (384 reviews)

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

09.
Unbroken
137 min | 2014 |
7.2 (166697 votes)
|
5.93 (456 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.

10.
The Karate Kid
140 min | 2010 |
6.2 (181564 votes)
|
4.98 (443 reviews)

Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.

11.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
108 min | 2006 |
6.6 (183812 votes)
|
5.64 (438 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.

12.
Annapolis
108 min | 2006 |
5.8 (21204 votes)
|
4.86 (137 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.

13.
Bad News Bears
113 min | 2005 |
5.8 (21704 votes)
|
4.87 (111 reviews)

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

14.
The Babe
115 min | 1992 |
5.9 (11071 votes)
|
4.97 (43 reviews)

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

15.
Cars 3
102 min | 2017 |
6.7 (97260 votes)
|
5.8 (317 reviews)

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

16.
Space Jam: A New Legacy
115 min | 2021 |
4.4 (70336 votes)
|
3.52 (1653 reviews)

A rogue artificial intelligence kidnaps the son of famed basketball player LeBron James, who then has to work with Bugs Bunny to win a basketball game.

17.
The Longest Yard
113 min | 2005 |
6.4 (178395 votes)
|
5.56 (333 reviews)

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

18.
Frozen
93 min | 2010 |
6.2 (73396 votes)
|
5.45 (376 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.

19.
Goon: Last of the Enforcers
101 min | 2017 |
5.8 (13764 votes)
|
5.07 (49 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.

20.
Student of the Year 2
146 min | 2019 |
2.1 (21430 votes)
|
1.37 (365 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.

21.
Fighting
105 min | 2009 |
5.5 (33205 votes)
|
4.79 (101 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.

22.
Creed II
130 min | 2018 |
7.1 (123320 votes)
|
6.44 (822 reviews)

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

23.
Lean on Pete
121 min | 2017 |
7.2 (11861 votes)
|
6.56 (83 reviews)

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

24.
Waves
135 min | 2019 |
7.5 (25164 votes)
|
6.86 (168 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.

25.
Ali
157 min | 2001 |
6.7 (99569 votes)
|
6.1 (308 reviews)

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

26.
Playing for Keeps
105 min | 2012 |
5.7 (30319 votes)
|
5.11 (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.

27.
High Flying Bird
90 min | 2019 |
6.2 (8649 votes)
|
5.63 (60 reviews)

During a pro basketball lockout, a sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business proposition.

28.
Mr. Woodcock
87 min | 2007 |
5.2 (36139 votes)
|
4.64 (80 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.
Student of the Year
146 min | 2012 |
5.2 (18133 votes)
|
4.65 (75 reviews)

Several alumni reminisce about their final year at St. Theresa's College and the events that shaped their lives.

30.
Lucky You
124 min | 2007 |
5.9 (20644 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.

31.
Summer Catch
104 min | 2001 |
5.0 (16042 votes)
|
4.47 (75 reviews)

A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.

32.
Race
134 min | 2016 |
7.1 (37782 votes)
|
6.57 (61 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.

33.
Battle of the Sexes
121 min | 2017 |
6.7 (55571 votes)
|
6.17 (174 reviews)

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

34.
Goal II: Living the Dream
115 min | 2007 |
5.8 (32841 votes)
|
5.27 (59 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.

35.
Forever Strong
112 min | 2008 |
7.1 (10690 votes)
|
6.58 (48 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.

36.
Secretariat
123 min | 2010 |
7.2 (28577 votes)
|
6.69 (129 reviews)

Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.

37.
Driven
116 min | 2001 |
4.6 (41296 votes)
|
4.11 (244 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.

38.
Premium Rush
91 min | 2012 |
6.5 (110442 votes)
|
6.07 (185 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.

39.
Rollerball
98 min | 2002 |
3.1 (28331 votes)
|
2.71 (224 reviews)

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

40.
Pele: Birth of a Legend
107 min | 2016 |
7.1 (18388 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.

41.
Friday Night Lights
118 min | 2004 |
7.2 (63317 votes)
|
6.83 (255 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.

42.
Blades of Glory
93 min | 2007 |
6.3 (168712 votes)
|
5.94 (259 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.

43.
Two for the Money
122 min | 2005 |
6.2 (46180 votes)
|
5.9 (145 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.