Thursday 25 January 2024

My top 5 favourite Sport movies.

I wouldn't say I am a big movie buff but I do have a lot of favourite films and I have been listing them for a few months. You can read about my favourite action movies, Sci-Fi movies, my favourite Animated movies and my favourite musical movies and my favourite disaster movies. In the run up to Halloween I shared my favourite scary movies and the week after I shared my not so scary movies which were more up my street for the spooky season and in the run up to Christmas I shared my favourite Christmas movies. This time it is all about my favourite Sport movies! 


I wouldn't say I am a big sports fan but I do love movies about sports, especially these one's.

Cool Runnings!
This is my all time favourite sporty movie. It is loosely based on the debut of the Jamaican national bobsleigh team at the 1988 Winter Olympics. 

A Jamaican bobsleigh team fights many odds, including a reluctant coach, to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics. They train in harsh and sunny climes for a sport that chills them to their bones.

It is one of those films which just makes me happy. It was released when I was at secondary school and everyone was saying all the quotes. Sanka you dead?  I see pride! I see power! I see a bad-ass mother who don't take no crap off of nobody! Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time! Cool Runnings!

I, Tonya!
In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful, in a poorly conceived attack that forces the young woman to withdraw from the national championship. Harding's life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she's forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.

The Mighty Ducks!
I remember sleeping over at my friends house in the 90's and we rented The first Mighty Ducks movie. We loved it and were overjoyed when they brought out sequels

Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) is a luckless yuppie forced to do community service after being caught drink driving. His penance is to train one of the worst ice hockey teams in the world. However, while Gordon tries to whip them into shape, he learns from his new team that winning is not always everything.

The 2nd film, D2 - The Mighty Ducks the team goes to the Olympics which was just as good as the 1st film but the third in the series got a little silly and just wasn't the same. 

National Velvet!
An oldie but a goodie! When Velvet Brown (Elizabeth Taylor), an equine loving 12 year old living in rural Sussex, becomes the owner of a rambunctious horse, she decides to train it for England's Grand National race. Aided by former jockey Mi Taylor (Mickey Rooney) and encouraged by her family, the determined Velvet gets her steed, affectionately called "The Pie," ready for the big day. However, a last minute problem arises with the jockey and an unexpected rider must step in as a replacement.

I used to love horses and anything about them. I luckily had my own so when this film was on TV my mother suggested that I watched it when I was about 10 years old. Even back then I loved this movie. I haven't seen in for years and will have to see if anyone has it streaming.

Fighting with My Family!
I used to be a massive WWE fan so obviously had to watch a movie about it, another based on a true story!

Born into a tight knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once in a lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige's journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

You don't really need to know anything about wrestling to enjoy this as it's a relatable story of someone from an unlikely background overcoming the odds to find success far from home.

What are your favourite sport movies?


  1. I've seen all of those except the last one and I loved all of them. I'm not a sports fan but I enjoy movies about sports because they are usually very moving and inspiring. I can't help but cheer as if it's happening in real-time! I watched a movie called Rudy the other night and it was fantastic. It's based on a true story and it's about this young guy's determination to play football for the University of Notre Dame even though he's about half the size of all the players. It's so good!

  2. These are all some classics. Although I have to say it was International Velvet, the follow up that I used to love as a child. I used to sob my way through it. You should link to my mammoth list

  3. I haven't seen any of the movies you mentioned. The first two sound really interesting.

    I would recommend Rush from 2013. It's about the 1970s rivalry between F1 rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Even if you don't like F1 I think you would like this movie. It has great ratings on IMDb too.

  4. Oh yes, these are all fabulous ones! I am a huge fan of Cool Runnings too and we've watched ALL the Mighty Ducks a few times with the boys.

  5. I'm not a sports fan either but I did love Cool Runnings. I also loved the movie about Eddie The Eagle Edwards. xx