Top 50 underrated sport movies

01.
The Cutting Edge
101 min | 1992 |
6.9 (18006 votes)
|
9.05 (109 reviews)

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

02.
Over the Top
93 min | 1987 |
5.8 (47767 votes)
|
7.87 (115 reviews)

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

03.
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
106 min | 2005 |
6.8 (11662 votes)
|
8.58 (106 reviews)

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

04.
Love & Basketball
124 min | 2000 |
7.2 (17312 votes)
|
8.98 (78 reviews)

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

05.
The Love Bug
108 min | 1968 |
6.5 (13365 votes)
|
8.26 (39 reviews)

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

06.
The Game Plan
110 min | 2007 |
6.1 (55689 votes)
|
7.82 (88 reviews)

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

07.
Mr. Baseball
108 min | 1992 |
6.0 (9604 votes)
|
7.72 (46 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.

08.
The Black Stallion
118 min | 1979 |
7.3 (11074 votes)
|
8.95 (88 reviews)

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ...

09.
Hard Times
93 min | 1975 |
7.3 (8798 votes)
|
8.9 (83 reviews)

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

10.
Gridiron Gang
125 min | 2006 |
6.9 (45234 votes)
|
8.49 (129 reviews)

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

11.
We Are Marshall
131 min | 2006 |
7.1 (55111 votes)
|
8.67 (172 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.

12.
Rudy
114 min | 1993 |
7.5 (52710 votes)
|
9.0 (149 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.

13.
She's the Man
105 min | 2006 |
6.3 (140576 votes)
|
7.76 (272 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.

14.
The Rookie
127 min | 2002 |
6.9 (30820 votes)
|
8.35 (125 reviews)

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

15.
Rocky Balboa
102 min | 2006 |
7.1 (196576 votes)
|
8.55 (949 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.

16.
All the Right Moves
91 min | 1983 |
5.9 (14917 votes)
|
7.35 (47 reviews)

A high school football player desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.

17.
Shelter
90 min | 2007 |
7.7 (20124 votes)
|
9.1 (87 reviews)

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

18.
The Love Guru
87 min | 2008 |
3.8 (48987 votes)
|
5.17 (255 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.

19.
Radio
109 min | 2003 |
6.9 (37126 votes)
|
8.26 (150 reviews)

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

20.
Rocky V
104 min | 1990 |
5.3 (121104 votes)
|
6.65 (234 reviews)

Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

21.
Resurrecting the Champ
112 min | 2007 |
6.7 (19828 votes)
|
8.02 (55 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.

22.
Rollerball
125 min | 1975 |
6.6 (21198 votes)
|
7.89 (138 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.

23.
Grind
105 min | 2003 |
6.0 (11482 votes)
|
7.29 (77 reviews)

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

24.
Bring It On
98 min | 2000 |
6.0 (83477 votes)
|
7.29 (260 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.

25.
Here Comes the Boom
105 min | 2012 |
6.4 (83216 votes)
|
7.64 (130 reviews)

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

26.
Hoosiers
114 min | 1986 |
7.5 (40878 votes)
|
8.74 (108 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.

27.
Before the Fall
110 min | 2004 |
7.4 (13815 votes)
|
8.62 (52 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.

28.
Kickboxer
97 min | 1989 |
6.5 (46622 votes)
|
7.7 (101 reviews)

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

29.
The World's Fastest Indian
127 min | 2005 |
7.8 (50129 votes)
|
9.0 (240 reviews)

The story of New Zealander Burt Munro (Sir Anthony Hopkins), 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.

30.
Goal! The Dream Begins
118 min | 2005 |
6.7 (58326 votes)
|
7.9 (96 reviews)

The extremely talented Santiago Munez is given a chance at professional football, after being spotted by a scout who has ties with Newcastle United.

31.
Out Cold
89 min | 2001 |
6.3 (16352 votes)
|
7.47 (64 reviews)

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

32.
Back to School
96 min | 1986 |
6.6 (26439 votes)
|
7.77 (70 reviews)

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

33.
Shaolin Soccer
87 min | 2001 |
7.3 (71162 votes)
|
8.47 (197 reviews)

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

34.
Happy Gilmore
92 min | 1996 |
7.0 (186898 votes)
|
8.16 (231 reviews)

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

35.
Blue Crush
104 min | 2002 |
5.6 (29087 votes)
|
6.75 (124 reviews)

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

36.
Eight Men Out
119 min | 1988 |
7.2 (17757 votes)
|
8.35 (75 reviews)

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

37.
For Love of the Game
137 min | 1999 |
6.6 (30407 votes)
|
7.73 (170 reviews)

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

38.
Chalet Girl
96 min | 2011 |
6.3 (23041 votes)
|
7.43 (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.

39.
Major League
107 min | 1989 |
7.2 (58915 votes)
|
8.29 (81 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.

40.
The Ringer
94 min | 2005 |
5.8 (34315 votes)
|
6.88 (156 reviews)

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

41.
Best of the Best
97 min | 1989 |
6.4 (11462 votes)
|
7.48 (64 reviews)

A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?

42.
Rocky III
99 min | 1982 |
6.8 (164478 votes)
|
7.86 (190 reviews)

After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

43.
Chariots of Fire
125 min | 1981 |
7.2 (51329 votes)
|
8.25 (187 reviews)

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

44.
Rocky
120 min | 1976 |
8.1 (491529 votes)
|
9.15 (588 reviews)

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

45.
Fired Up!
90 min | 2009 |
6.1 (41180 votes)
|
7.14 (66 reviews)

The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.

46.
Rocky II
119 min | 1979 |
7.3 (181294 votes)
|
8.34 (177 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.

47.
Chasing Mavericks
116 min | 2012 |
7.2 (29696 votes)
|
8.23 (84 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.

48.
Handsome Devil
95 min | 2016 |
7.1 (9061 votes)
|
8.12 (30 reviews)

Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.

49.
Kingpin
114 min | 1996 |
6.9 (74011 votes)
|
7.91 (137 reviews)

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

50.
The Boxer
113 min | 1997 |
7.1 (17903 votes)
|
8.1 (45 reviews)

Young Danny Flynn is released from prison 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.

Top 35 overrated sport movies

01.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (149637 votes)
|
5.23 (665 reviews)

A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile.

02.
Green Street Hooligans
109 min | 2005 |
7.5 (136643 votes)
|
6.05 (369 reviews)

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

03.
The Hurricane
146 min | 1999 |
7.6 (88254 votes)
|
6.24 (180 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.

04.
Unbroken
137 min | 2014 |
7.2 (136364 votes)
|
5.93 (392 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.

05.
Point Break
114 min | 2015 |
5.3 (55613 votes)
|
4.03 (235 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.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
108 min | 2006 |
6.6 (159833 votes)
|
5.33 (415 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.

07.
Student of the Year 2
146 min | 2019 |
2.6 (13185 votes)
|
1.35 (314 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.

08.
Fighting
105 min | 2009 |
5.6 (31252 votes)
|
4.48 (95 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.

09.
The Babe
115 min | 1992 |
5.9 (8764 votes)
|
4.84 (36 reviews)

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

10.
Annapolis
108 min | 2006 |
5.9 (19861 votes)
|
4.86 (135 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.

11.
Bad News Bears
113 min | 2005 |
5.8 (19715 votes)
|
4.77 (104 reviews)

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

12.
The Longest Yard
113 min | 2005 |
6.4 (155452 votes)
|
5.37 (312 reviews)

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

13.
Goon: Last of the Enforcers
101 min | 2017 |
5.8 (11064 votes)
|
4.84 (36 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.

14.
Lean on Pete
121 min | 2017 |
7.2 (9734 votes)
|
6.39 (72 reviews)

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

15.
Creed II
130 min | 2018 |
7.1 (91971 votes)
|
6.36 (739 reviews)

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

16.
Goal II: Living the Dream
115 min | 2007 |
5.9 (30369 votes)
|
5.17 (52 reviews)

When Newcastle United soccer star Santiago Munez 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 (9953 votes)
|
6.5 (46 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.
Mr. Woodcock
87 min | 2007 |
5.1 (34362 votes)
|
4.41 (76 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.

19.
Frozen
93 min | 2010 |
6.1 (64484 votes)
|
5.44 (309 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.

20.
Ali
157 min | 2001 |
6.8 (89926 votes)
|
6.18 (282 reviews)

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

21.
Premium Rush
91 min | 2012 |
6.5 (107050 votes)
|
5.91 (174 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.

22.
Driven
116 min | 2001 |
4.6 (38281 votes)
|
4.02 (236 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.

23.
Friday Night Lights
118 min | 2004 |
7.2 (56202 votes)
|
6.62 (238 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.

24.
Two for the Money
122 min | 2005 |
6.3 (41942 votes)
|
5.73 (138 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.

25.
Race
134 min | 2016 |
7.1 (32382 votes)
|
6.57 (58 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.

26.
Lucky You
124 min | 2007 |
5.9 (19760 votes)
|
5.39 (66 reviews)

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

27.
Playing for Keeps
105 min | 2012 |
5.7 (27914 votes)
|
5.24 (57 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.
Southpaw
124 min | 2015 |
7.4 (207054 votes)
|
6.95 (327 reviews)

A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction.

29.
Rollerball
95 min | 2002 |
3.1 (24970 votes)
|
2.66 (211 reviews)

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

30.
Pele: Birth of a Legend
107 min | 2016 |
7.2 (14874 votes)
|
6.78 (45 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.
Poolhall Junkies
99 min | 2002 |
6.9 (9428 votes)
|
6.54 (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.

32.
Run, Fat Boy, Run
100 min | 2007 |
6.6 (64282 votes)
|
6.24 (135 reviews)

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

33.
Redbelt
99 min | 2008 |
6.7 (19977 votes)
|
6.34 (115 reviews)

A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.

34.
Never Back Down
113 min | 2008 |
6.6 (92746 votes)
|
6.28 (185 reviews)

A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new high school to discover an underground fight club and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting.

35.
Caddyshack II
98 min | 1988 |
3.8 (14266 votes)
|
3.49 (66 reviews)

When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.