Sports history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sports history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, inspirational, intense and exciting films and TV shows about / with sports history, sport, ambition, rivalry, hopes, friendship, contests and competitions, athlete, soccer and athlete's life plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres shot in UK, Germany, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sports history: 89 (2017), Trautmann (2018), Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (2006), Dempsey (1983), A Life for Football (2014), Borg vs McEnroe (2017), United (2011), Invictus (2009), The Game of Their Lives (2005), The Damned United (2009).

List of sports history movies

 7.8
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89 (2017)
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 89 tells the incredible story of one of football’s greatest triumphs: when against all odds Arsenal snatched the Championship title from Liverpool at Anfield in the last minute of the last game of the 1988/89 season. It’s a universal tale of a ...
Style: exciting, tense, sentimental, captivating, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, football, football team, sport team, football player, playing football, sports history, ambition, interview, tv interview, coach, sport ...
Time: 20th century
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 7.2
 3K
Trautmann (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: TRAUTMANN tells the story of a man whose love for football, for England and for the love of his life, Margaret saw him rise from Nazi 'villain' to British hero. Bert Trautmann the German goalkeeper won over even his harshest opponents by ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, sincere, intense, motivational ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, football, world war two, soccer match, father daughter relationship, love and romance, sport, human spirit, courage, rivalry, ambition, college ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: manchester, manchester england
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Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Finland
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four Olympic gold medals, seven World Championship titles, four World Cup tour championships and forty six World Cup circuit victories.Once his career as a professional athlete ended, however, the other side of his personality emerged into public ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, intense, satirical ...
Plot: alcohol, ambition, rise and fall, lifestyle, skiing, self control, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, athlete's life, husband wife relationship, domestic violence, olympics ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland, bavaria
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 6.3
 174
Dempsey (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nominated for two primetime Emmy Awards in 1984, this made-for-TV movie follows the true story of American boxer Jack Dempsey, who became a media sensation in the 1920s as the world heavyweight champion. Based upon the book by Jack Dempsey and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, uplifting, sexy ...
Plot: world champion, contests and competitions, power relations, sport, couple relations, one last chance, disability, rivalry, hopes, crumbling marriage, crime gone awry, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 1920s
Place: utah
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A Life for Football (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany
Story: The story of former Bayern Munich president Kurt Landauer, a Bavarian jew ousted by the National Socialists and brought to the concentration camp of Dachau, where he survived to come back and start to rebuild his old club after World War II.
Plot: soccer, war, jewish, pubic hair, city in ruins, locker room, racial slur, military police, fiance fiancee relationship, friendship, rain, brother sister relationship ...
Time: year 1943, year 1947, year 1932
Place: bavaria, munich germany, germany
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Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of the world's greatest tennis icons – Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.
Style: based on true events, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: tennis player, tennis, professional sports, rivalry, arrogance, coach, childhood flashback, male objectification, american abroad, fiance fiancee relationship, engaged couple, nightclub ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century, year 1978
Place: monte carlo, monaco, sweden, new york, london
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 7.4
 11K
United (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, stylized, serious ...
Plot: soccer, air disaster, loss of friend, human spirit, friends, sport team, athlete and trainer, stadium, catastrophe, dying young, soccer coach, historical event ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1958
Place: england, europe, munich germany
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 7.3
 148K
Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, president, rugby, historical character, racism, celebration, apartheid, politician, idealism, blacks and whites, championship, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
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The Game of Their Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 US soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no US team has yet won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: human spirit, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, sport team, underdog, interracial friendship, friendship, soccer match ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: brazil, usa, missouri, rio de janeiro, new york ...
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The Damned United (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous ...
Style: tense, sentimental, sincere, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: soccer, football, ambition, sport, training, rivalry, stadium, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, ego clash ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
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Max Schmeling (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, Croatia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Max Schmeling. A national hero in the 1930's when he became World heavyweight champion. He lost favour with the Nazi regime when he lost to a black man, Joe Louis, and is sent to the front in the hope he will be ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: anti semitism, world champion, hopes, fighting the system, athlete's life, sport, love affair, against humanity, love and romance, lifestyle, husband wife relationship, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, crete, new york ...
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 8.1
 426K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
Style: inspirational, exciting, captivating, based on true events, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, racecar driver, rise to the top, fame, race car, world champion, sport, rivalry, human spirit, racing, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1970, year 1976 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, usa, london, japan ...
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 7.3
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Net Worth (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the NHL's early years, focusing on the battle between the players, led by Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay, and the owners, over issues of benefits, pensions and the like.
Plot: labor union, contract, hockey stick, autograph, corrupt businessman, ice hockey, arena, friendship, restaurant, lawyer, retaliation, rookie ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: detroit
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 8.2
 60K
Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, captivating, inspirational, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, running, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, determination ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, pakistan, asia, rome italy
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