With all of this time on our hands and no sports on TV, it’s difficult to be a fan right now. There are only so many YouTube videos we can watch and sometimes you need a break from NBA 2K20, FIFA 20 or MLB The Show. The next best thing is to watch a great sports movie.
Today’s list is a guide to 25 great sports movies. We haven’t tried to make it a guide of the critically-acclaimed, greatest-ever films. No, this is all about pure crowd-pleasers. There’s something for everyone here from football to basketball, from inspiring dramas to slapstick comedies. If you miss sports, sit down and put on one of these films.
25. Ford v Ferrari
One of the newer films on this list, Ford v Ferrari is extremely entertaining. You don’t have to be a gearhead to enjoy it either, because its themes are universally appealing. Ford decides it will send a racing team to Le Mans, but they face embarrassment at the hands of a brilliant Ferrari team.
Matt Damon and especially Christian Bale are both excellent. Bale stars as the volatile Ken Miles, a racecar driver who dreams of making it in the big time. Like all great sports movies, Ford v Ferrari is inspiring, funny, and at times even heartwrenching. Definitely worth a watch.