Other Sports

Other Sports

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many major sporting events from pro leagues to college sports, all the way down to recreational leagues have been canceled. 

You may be stuck at home working and desperately in search of some action and entertainment to get you through this madness. While we’re all sad that games are no longer being played, we’ve put together a list of the best sports movies to binge watch.

Netflix

Space Jam (1996
Starring: Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, Wayne Knight

Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes characters desperately seek the talent and assistance of basketball legend Michael Jordan as they attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom and determine their fate. 

High Flying Bird (2019)
Starring: Andre Holland, Melvin Gregg, Eddie Tavers, André Holland

During a pro basketball lockout, a sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on a controversial business proposition. 

The Longshots (2008)
Starring: Keke Palmer, Ice Cube 

A true story about Jasmine Plummer who at the age of eleven became the first female to play in a Pop Warner football tournament.  

Iverson (2014)
Starring: Allen Iverson

A sports documentary that tells the story of how Allen Iverson rose from an impoverished childhood to conquer the basketball world as an 11-time NBA All-Star.

The Waterboy (1998)
Starring: Adam Sander, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler

 

Raised by his overprotective mother, Bobby Boucher Jr., a waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.

Jerry Maguire (1996)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Renée Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr.

When sports agent Jerry Maguire has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.

Hulu 

Major League II (1994)
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert, Omar Epps

The Cleveland Indians are now a World Series contender. But last year's hunger is now replaced with complacency, and bad decisions by the new owner threaten to tear the team apart.

Gridiron Gang (2006)
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit

A counselor at a juvenile detention center decides to work with the teenage inmates in hopes to help them gain self-esteem and self-respect by playing football together.

Creed II (2018)
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson

Under the guidance of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed trains for the showdown of his life against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Miracle Season (2018)
Starring: Helen Hunt, Erin Moriarty, William Hunt 

The tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, brings a team of dispirited high school girls together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.

The Last Race (2018)
Starring: Marty Berger, Barbara Cromarty, Jim Cromarty 

A Sundance documentary that depicts the Long Island birthplace of stock car racing where only one track remains. Owners of a local car track and the drivers struggle to keep the American racing tradition alive

Disney Plus

Remember the Titans (2000)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Ryan Hurst, Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Miracle (2004)
Starring: Herb Brooks, Kurt Russell, Michael Mantenuto, Eddie Cahill 

Based on the true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet squad.

The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson, Shaun Weiss, Kenan Thompson

A self-centered young Minnesota lawyer is arrested for drunk driving and sentenced to community service coaching a youth hockey team. 

Double Teamed (2002)
Starring: Annie McElwain, Poppi Monroe, Nick Searcy

Based on a true story, twins Heidi and Heather Burgeons take an unusual route to becoming WNBA stars. 

The Game Plan (2007)
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Madison Pettis

Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has an eight-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

 

Rookie of the Year (1993)
Starring: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall

A freak accident causes 12-year-old Henry to gain an incredibly powerful pitching arm. The Chicago Cubs want him as their new pitcher. 

Amazon Prime

Like Mike (2002)
Starring: Shad Moss, Jonathan Lipnicki, Morris Chestnut

Fourteen year old orphan Calvin Cambridge becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with special powers. 

The Blind Side (2009)
Starring: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw

Based on the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized teenager who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Uncle Drew (2018)
Starring: Kyrie Irving 

A comedy about a man’s dream to win the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem.

Money Ball (2011)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright 

Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane attempts to put together a baseball team on a tight budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

The Sandlot (1993)
Starring: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Brandon Adams, Marty York

In the summer of 1962 Scottie Smalls moves to a new neighborhood and manages to make friends with a group of kids who love to play baseball at the sandlot and go on adventures.

Coach Carter (2005)
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri’chard

Ken Carter returns to his old high school in Richmond, California, to get the basketball team into shape. Controversy him after he decides to bench his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

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