Top 50 underrated sport movies

01.
Patiala House
140 min | 2011 |
5.6 (8595 votes)
|
8.03 (30 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 (18578 votes)
|
9.07 (114 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 (49605 votes)
|
7.86 (126 reviews)

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

04.
Dreamer
106 min | 2005 |
6.8 (11992 votes)
|
8.6 (107 reviews)

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

05.
The Love Bug
108 min | 1968 |
6.5 (14131 votes)
|
8.26 (45 reviews)

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

06.
Mr. Baseball
108 min | 1992 |
6.0 (9999 votes)
|
7.74 (48 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.

07.
Love & Basketball
124 min | 2000 |
7.2 (18252 votes)
|
8.93 (80 reviews)

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

08.
The Game Plan
110 min | 2007 |
6.1 (58013 votes)
|
7.83 (91 reviews)

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

09.
The Karate Kid Part II
113 min | 1986 |
6.1 (73898 votes)
|
7.75 (106 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.

10.
The Black Stallion
118 min | 1979 |
7.3 (11582 votes)
|
8.9 (91 reviews)

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

11.
Hard Times
93 min | 1975 |
7.3 (9256 votes)
|
8.86 (90 reviews)

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

12.
Gladiator
101 min | 1992 |
6.5 (8164 votes)
|
8.05 (39 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.

13.
Gridiron Gang
125 min | 2006 |
6.9 (56599 votes)
|
8.44 (131 reviews)

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

14.
We Are Marshall
131 min | 2006 |
7.1 (56735 votes)
|
8.62 (177 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.
Shelter
90 min | 2007 |
7.6 (20832 votes)
|
9.08 (94 reviews)

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

16.
Rocky V
104 min | 1990 |
5.3 (124994 votes)
|
6.77 (250 reviews)

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

17.
Rudy
114 min | 1993 |
7.5 (55660 votes)
|
8.97 (162 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.

18.
All the Right Moves
91 min | 1983 |
5.9 (15447 votes)
|
7.35 (50 reviews)

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

19.
Rocky Balboa
102 min | 2006 |
7.1 (201603 votes)
|
8.55 (962 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.

20.
The Rookie
127 min | 2002 |
6.9 (31905 votes)
|
8.35 (129 reviews)

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

21.
She's the Man
105 min | 2006 |
6.3 (144193 votes)
|
7.74 (282 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.

22.
Grind
105 min | 2003 |
6.0 (11702 votes)
|
7.39 (79 reviews)

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

23.
Radio
109 min | 2003 |
6.9 (37825 votes)
|
8.28 (150 reviews)

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

24.
Bring It On
98 min | 2000 |
6.0 (86352 votes)
|
7.35 (269 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.
Resurrecting the Champ
112 min | 2007 |
6.7 (20043 votes)
|
7.99 (57 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.

26.
Hoosiers
114 min | 1986 |
7.5 (42419 votes)
|
8.79 (115 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.
For Love of the Game
137 min | 1999 |
6.6 (31459 votes)
|
7.86 (175 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.

28.
The Ringer
94 min | 2005 |
5.8 (34914 votes)
|
7.05 (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.

29.
Before the Fall
110 min | 2004 |
7.4 (14229 votes)
|
8.64 (53 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.

30.
The Love Guru
87 min | 2008 |
3.8 (50015 votes)
|
5.01 (269 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.

31.
Rollerball
125 min | 1975 |
6.6 (22175 votes)
|
7.8 (147 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.

32.
Major League
107 min | 1989 |
7.2 (61099 votes)
|
8.4 (90 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.

33.
Goal! The Dream Begins
118 min | 2005 |
6.7 (59838 votes)
|
7.9 (97 reviews)

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

34.
The World's Fastest Indian
127 min | 2005 |
7.8 (51466 votes)
|
8.99 (246 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.

35.
Happy Gilmore
92 min | 1996 |
7.0 (193917 votes)
|
8.19 (247 reviews)

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

36.
Chalet Girl
96 min | 2011 |
6.3 (23698 votes)
|
7.48 (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.

37.
Shaolin Soccer
87 min | 2001 |
7.3 (73498 votes)
|
8.47 (204 reviews)

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

38.
Little Giants
107 min | 1994 |
6.4 (25631 votes)
|
7.57 (30 reviews)

Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

39.
Back to School
96 min | 1986 |
6.7 (27597 votes)
|
7.86 (75 reviews)

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

40.
Here Comes the Boom
105 min | 2012 |
6.4 (85176 votes)
|
7.56 (136 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.

41.
Eight Men Out
119 min | 1988 |
7.2 (18459 votes)
|
8.33 (77 reviews)

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

42.
Kickboxer
97 min | 1989 |
6.5 (49402 votes)
|
7.61 (105 reviews)

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

43.
Chasing Mavericks
116 min | 2012 |
7.2 (30502 votes)
|
8.31 (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.

44.
Blue Crush
104 min | 2002 |
5.7 (29853 votes)
|
6.79 (127 reviews)

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

45.
Just Wright
100 min | 2010 |
5.9 (13282 votes)
|
6.99 (36 reviews)

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

46.
Rocky II
119 min | 1979 |
7.3 (188277 votes)
|
8.38 (196 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.
Out Cold
89 min | 2001 |
6.4 (16598 votes)
|
7.46 (64 reviews)

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

48.
Slap Shot
123 min | 1977 |
7.3 (33850 votes)
|
8.36 (130 reviews)

A failing ice hockey team finds success with outrageously violent hockey goonery.

49.
The Boxer
113 min | 1997 |
7.0 (18836 votes)
|
8.06 (49 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.

50.
Rocky
120 min | 1976 |
8.1 (509402 votes)
|
9.15 (636 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.

Top 36 overrated sport movies

01.
Hard Candy
104 min | 2005 |
7.1 (152455 votes)
|
5.18 (673 reviews)

A teenager meets a man in order to expose him under the suspicion that he abducts underage girls.

02.
Point Break
114 min | 2015 |
5.3 (57690 votes)
|
3.72 (250 reviews)

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

03.
Green Street Hooligans 2
94 min | 2009 |
4.8 (13534 votes)
|
3.26 (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.

04.
Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland
90 min | 2016 |
5.8 (14623 votes)
|
4.32 (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.

05.
Green Street Hooligans
109 min | 2005 |
7.5 (140383 votes)
|
6.05 (373 reviews)

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

06.
The Hurricane
146 min | 1999 |
7.6 (90501 votes)
|
6.25 (185 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.
Unbroken
137 min | 2014 |
7.2 (145541 votes)
|
5.97 (423 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.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
108 min | 2006 |
6.6 (165367 votes)
|
5.46 (418 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.

09.
The Longest Yard
113 min | 2005 |
6.4 (160310 votes)
|
5.35 (319 reviews)

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

10.
Annapolis
108 min | 2006 |
5.9 (20183 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.
Pele: Birth of a Legend
107 min | 2016 |
7.2 (16090 votes)
|
6.24 (52 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.

12.
Student of the Year 2
146 min | 2019 |
2.2 (15468 votes)
|
1.38 (354 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.

13.
Fighting
105 min | 2009 |
5.6 (31789 votes)
|
4.79 (97 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.
Forever Strong
112 min | 2008 |
7.2 (10108 votes)
|
6.42 (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.

15.
Lean on Pete
121 min | 2017 |
7.2 (9944 votes)
|
6.45 (79 reviews)

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

16.
Goal II: Living the Dream
115 min | 2007 |
5.9 (31176 votes)
|
5.18 (54 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.
The Babe
115 min | 1992 |
5.9 (9043 votes)
|
5.18 (40 reviews)

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

18.
Mr. Woodcock
87 min | 2007 |
5.1 (34818 votes)
|
4.39 (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.
Bad News Bears
113 min | 2005 |
5.8 (20455 votes)
|
5.11 (108 reviews)

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

20.
Creed II
130 min | 2018 |
7.1 (101125 votes)
|
6.44 (781 reviews)

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

21.
Ali
157 min | 2001 |
6.8 (92791 votes)
|
6.15 (300 reviews)

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

22.
Friday Night Lights
118 min | 2004 |
7.2 (58318 votes)
|
6.55 (245 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.
Frozen
93 min | 2010 |
6.1 (66691 votes)
|
5.49 (333 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.

24.
Goon: Last of the Enforcers
101 min | 2017 |
5.8 (11942 votes)
|
5.2 (45 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.

25.
Two for the Money
122 min | 2005 |
6.3 (42940 votes)
|
5.74 (140 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.

26.
Lucky You
124 min | 2007 |
5.9 (19962 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.
Race
134 min | 2016 |
7.1 (34201 votes)
|
6.61 (60 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.
Playing for Keeps
105 min | 2012 |
5.7 (28468 votes)
|
5.23 (59 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.

29.
Waves
135 min | 2019 |
7.6 (15555 votes)
|
7.15 (138 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.

30.
Premium Rush
91 min | 2012 |
6.5 (109299 votes)
|
6.05 (180 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.

31.
Driven
116 min | 2001 |
4.6 (38996 votes)
|
4.15 (237 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 (25517 votes)
|
2.69 (218 reviews)

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

33.
Southpaw
124 min | 2015 |
7.4 (214482 votes)
|
7.01 (346 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.

34.
Poolhall Junkies
99 min | 2002 |
6.9 (9564 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.

35.
Run, Fat Boy, Run
100 min | 2007 |
6.6 (65231 votes)
|
6.27 (136 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.

36.
Redbelt
99 min | 2008 |
6.7 (20206 votes)
|
6.37 (116 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.