Top 50 underrated sport movies

01.
Patiala House
140 min | 2011 |
5.6 (8844 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 (19264 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.

03.
Over the Top
93 min | 1987 |
5.8 (51841 votes)
|
7.8 (145 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 (19752 votes)
|
9.05 (86 reviews)

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

05.
The Champ
121 min | 1979 |
6.9 (8210 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.

06.
Dreamer
106 min | 2005 |
6.8 (12423 votes)
|
8.6 (109 reviews)

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

07.
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.

08.
The Game Plan
110 min | 2007 |
6.1 (61081 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.

09.
Vision Quest
107 min | 1985 |
6.6 (8268 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.

10.
The Love Bug
108 min | 1968 |
6.5 (15073 votes)
|
8.16 (50 reviews)

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

11.
Ladybugs
90 min | 1992 |
5.5 (9325 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.

12.
Mr. Baseball
108 min | 1992 |
6.0 (10610 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.

13.
We Are Marshall
131 min | 2006 |
7.1 (58786 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.

14.
Hard Times
93 min | 1975 |
7.3 (9903 votes)
|
8.85 (100 reviews)

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

15.
Grind
105 min | 2003 |
6.0 (12050 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.

16.
The Black Stallion
118 min | 1979 |
7.4 (12208 votes)
|
8.94 (94 reviews)

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

17.
She's the Man
105 min | 2006 |
6.3 (150035 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.

18.
Rocky V
104 min | 1990 |
5.3 (130576 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.

19.
Gridiron Gang
125 min | 2006 |
6.9 (58426 votes)
|
8.42 (133 reviews)

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

20.
Gladiator
101 min | 1992 |
6.5 (8678 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.

21.
Bring It on
98 min | 2000 |
6.0 (90740 votes)
|
7.43 (289 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.

22.
Rocky Balboa
102 min | 2006 |
7.1 (208214 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.

23.
The Karate Kid Part II
113 min | 1986 |
6.1 (82934 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.

24.
Goal! The Dream Begins
118 min | 2005 |
6.7 (61433 votes)
|
8.11 (99 reviews)

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

25.
The Ringer
94 min | 2005 |
5.8 (35800 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.

26.
Rollerball
125 min | 1975 |
6.6 (23522 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.

27.
Shelter
90 min | 2007 |
7.7 (21660 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.

28.
Back to School
96 min | 1986 |
6.6 (29681 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.

29.
Cep Herkülü: Naim Süleymanoglu
141 min | 2019 |
8.3 (10218 votes)
|
9.66 (57 reviews)

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

30.
All the Right Moves
91 min | 1983 |
5.9 (17548 votes)
|
7.26 (53 reviews)

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

31.
Just Wright
100 min | 2010 |
5.9 (13954 votes)
|
7.24 (41 reviews)

A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.

32.
Rudy
114 min | 1993 |
7.5 (59088 votes)
|
8.84 (174 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.

33.
Hoosiers
114 min | 1986 |
7.5 (44493 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.

34.
Radio
109 min | 2003 |
6.9 (38922 votes)
|
8.23 (154 reviews)

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

35.
The Rookie
127 min | 2002 |
6.9 (33372 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.

36.
The Love Guru
87 min | 2008 |
3.8 (51389 votes)
|
5.11 (279 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.

37.
For Love of the Game
137 min | 1999 |
6.6 (33196 votes)
|
7.9 (180 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.

38.
Resurrecting the Champ
112 min | 2007 |
6.7 (20384 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.

39.
Major League
107 min | 1989 |
7.2 (64420 votes)
|
8.43 (91 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.
Out Cold
89 min | 2001 |
6.3 (17089 votes)
|
7.51 (67 reviews)

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

41.
Before the Fall
110 min | 2004 |
7.4 (15068 votes)
|
8.6 (57 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.

42.
Chasing Mavericks
116 min | 2012 |
7.1 (31624 votes)
|
8.29 (90 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.

43.
The World's Fastest Indian
127 min | 2005 |
7.8 (53056 votes)
|
8.99 (253 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.

44.
Happy Gilmore
92 min | 1996 |
7.0 (206144 votes)
|
8.18 (281 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 (52422 votes)
|
7.68 (118 reviews)

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

46.
Here Comes the Boom
105 min | 2012 |
6.4 (87600 votes)
|
7.55 (142 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.

47.
Shaolin Soccer
87 min | 2001 |
7.3 (76581 votes)
|
8.45 (208 reviews)

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

48.
A League of Their Own
128 min | 1992 |
7.3 (97836 votes)
|
8.45 (213 reviews)

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

49.
Searching for Bobby Fischer
109 min | 1993 |
7.4 (38734 votes)
|
8.54 (101 reviews)

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

50.
Blue Crush
104 min | 2002 |
5.7 (30678 votes)
|
6.83 (128 reviews)

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

Top 37 overrated sport movies

01.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (156617 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.

02.
Toofaan
163 min | 2021 |
4.9 (30979 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.

03.
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.

04.
Point Break
114 min | 2015 |
5.3 (60104 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.

05.
Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland
90 min | 2016 |
5.7 (15102 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.

06.
The Hurricane
146 min | 1999 |
7.6 (93714 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.

07.
Green Street Hooligans
109 min | 2005 |
7.4 (145003 votes)
|
6.06 (384 reviews)

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

08.
Unbroken
137 min | 2014 |
7.2 (155818 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.

09.
Annapolis
108 min | 2006 |
5.9 (20724 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.

10.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
108 min | 2006 |
6.6 (173102 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.

11.
Bad News Bears
113 min | 2005 |
5.8 (21074 votes)
|
4.87 (111 reviews)

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

12.
The Babe
115 min | 1992 |
5.9 (10699 votes)
|
4.97 (43 reviews)

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

13.
The Longest Yard
113 min | 2005 |
6.4 (167619 votes)
|
5.56 (333 reviews)

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

14.
Student of the Year 2
146 min | 2019 |
2.2 (18628 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.

15.
Fighting
105 min | 2009 |
5.6 (32486 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.

16.
Waves
135 min | 2019 |
7.6 (20413 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.

17.
Goon: Last of the Enforcers
101 min | 2017 |
5.8 (12869 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.

18.
Ali
157 min | 2001 |
6.8 (95586 votes)
|
6.1 (308 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)
|
6.44 (822 reviews)

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

20.
Frozen
93 min | 2010 |
6.1 (70019 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.

21.
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.

22.
Goal II: Living the Dream
115 min | 2007 |
5.9 (31992 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.

23.
Forever Strong
112 min | 2008 |
7.2 (10402 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.

24.
Playing for Keeps
105 min | 2012 |
5.7 (29537 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.

25.
High Flying Bird
90 min | 2019 |
6.2 (8054 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.

26.
Lucky You
124 min | 2007 |
5.9 (20308 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.

27.
Race
134 min | 2016 |
7.1 (35987 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.

28.
Driven
116 min | 2001 |
4.6 (40139 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.

29.
Pele: Birth of a Legend
107 min | 2016 |
7.2 (17367 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.

30.
Mr. Woodcock
87 min | 2007 |
5.1 (35472 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.

31.
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.

32.
Two for the Money
122 min | 2005 |
6.3 (44538 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.

33.
Rollerball
95 min | 2002 |
3.1 (27492 votes)
|
2.71 (224 reviews)

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

34.
Poolhall Junkies
99 min | 2002 |
6.9 (9788 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.

35.
Friday Night Lights
118 min | 2004 |
7.2 (60558 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.

36.
Blades of Glory
93 min | 2007 |
6.3 (161633 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.

37.
Southpaw
124 min | 2015 |
7.4 (223879 votes)
|
7.07 (367 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.