Professional athlete movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant professional athlete movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, humorous, realistic, feel good, serious and entertaining films and TV shows about / with professional athlete, sport, athlete's life, rivalry, teenager, ambition, athlete and trainer, friendship, father son relationship and coach plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as professional athlete: The Gymnastics Samurai (2020), Borg vs. McEnroe (2017), The Rack Pack (2016), A Mile in His Shoes (2011), Goal II: Living the Dream (2007), Getting There (2002), Creed II (2018), The Program (2015), Switched at Birth (2011), Elephant Heart (2002).

List of professional athlete movies

The Gymnastics Samurai (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the year 2002, the formerly powerful Japanese men's gymnastics team member Jotaro Aragaki is no longer able to compete. Even though he trained strenuously daily, he is asked about retiring by his coach Amakusa. However, a certain encounter ...
Style: anime, captivating
Plot: professional athlete, competition, tournament, slice of life, gymnast, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, rivals, suspense, athlete and trainer, overcoming ...
Time: year 2002
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Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic
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: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, inspirational ...
Plot: rivalry, tennis player, tennis, coach, father son relationship, professional sports, arrogance, male objectification, nightclub, fiance fiancee relationship, american abroad, sports history ...
Time: year 1980, 80s, year 1976, year 1979, 70s ...
Place: monte carlo, sweden, stockholm sweden, new york, eastern europe ...
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The Rack Pack (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The 1980s snooker rivalry between Alex “Hurricane” Higgins and Steve “The Nugget” Davis, two very different personalities who helped popularise the sport on TV.
Style: light, sincere, disturbing, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Plot: snooker, sport, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, professional sports, british, professional athlete, self destructing, manager, rivalry, husband wife relationship, sports hero ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1982
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A Mile in His Shoes (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the book “The Legend of Mickey Tussler”, this film follows the story of eighteen-year-old Mickey Tussler, who lives on a farm with his father and mother and who has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. But he can throw apples at an ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, disturbing, sincere, christian film
Audience: family outing
Plot: baseball, asperger's syndrome, autism, baseball team, baseball player, professional athlete, coach, athlete's life, sport team, ambition, rivalry, professional rivalry ...
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Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tempted away from Newcastle United to join Real Madrid, rising star Santiago Munez finds this latest change of fortune the greatest challenge yet - personally as well as professionally. He is reunited with Gavin Harris, though they must compete to ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer, sport, latinos, athlete's life, dream come true, follow your dream, underdog, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, professional athlete, football ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
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Getting There (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This film is about Mary-Kate and Ashley turning sixteen years old and going on a road trip without parents. They are headed to Utah for the Olympics and arrive late. There are also scenes in Las Vegas. The twins do not drive alone in this movie, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, road movie, entertaining, sweet
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: twins, bus, skiing, on the road, love and romance, sport, teenage life, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, youth, high school, high school life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, utah, salt lake city utah, los angeles, las vegas ...
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Creed II (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Follows Adonis Creed's life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with new found fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion.
Style: inspirational, captivating, uplifting, motivational, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, african american, boxer, sport, boxing match, comeback, revenge, fight, baby, champion, mentor, martial arts ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine, philadelphia, new york, los angeles ...
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The Program (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
Style: inspirational, controversial, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: sport, tour de france, cyclist, journalism, bicycle, race, investigation, doping, police investigation, suspense, mentor, corruption ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1999, 2000s, 90s
Place: ireland, france, new jersey
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Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: deaf, sign language, relatives, mute or deaf, teenage life, social relations, school, friends, parents and children, best friends, switched at birth, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, kansas city
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Lev Yashin. The Dream Goalkeeper (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An ordinary working class boy, like all his peers, he played football day and night and dreamed of being a striker. But no matter which team he played for - in the yard, at the factory, or in the army - he was inevitably put in goal. Lanky, with ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: football, goalkeeper, football team, sport team, football player, skill, sports injury, triumph, athlete's life, popularity, world cup, professional athlete ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: ussr
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Elephant Heart (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marko Stemper, 19 years old, comes from a disadvantaged background and works as a window cleaner. His father, an alcoholic, tyrannizes the whole family, so Marko's only joy in life is boxing. As he is the most promising talent in his club, Gerd ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: ambition, against the odds, athlete's life, youth, life is a bitch, teenage boy, boxing, boxer, professional athlete, prizefighter, suspense, sport ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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S Storm (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No sooner is a team at ICAC set up to investigate irregularities/corruption in soccer/football official gaming/betting in Hong Kong before a suspect is assassinated.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: crime solving, investigation, forensics, police investigation, professional athlete, secret revealed, bet, uncover truth, sleuth, murder, homicide detective, crime investigation ...
Place: china
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Fourth Place (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Joon-ho, a 11-year-old swimmer who hopes to become an Olympic medalist, has a problem; he always records 4th place at all the swimming contests that he participates in. His mom who is more enthusiastic than himself in winning is frustrated. Hearing ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: swimming, swimmer, violence, coach, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, professional sports, suspense, sport, professional athlete, insult, bullying ...
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Amateur (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 14-year-old basketball phenom Terron Forte has to navigate the under-the-table world of amateur athletics when he is recruited to an elite NCAA prep school.
Style: inspirational, captivating, semi serious, emotional, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport competition, sport, sport team, basketball player, teenager, direction and purpose, professional sports, desire for fame, follow your dream, ambitious man, athlete's life ...
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Umamusume: Pretty Derby (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In a world very much like our own, great race horses of the past have a chance to be reborn as "horse girls"—girls with the ears and tails of horses as well as their speed and endurance. The best of these horse girls go to train at ...
Style: anime, sincere, entertaining, captivating
Plot: running, runner, sport, contests and competitions, teenage life, rivals, professional athlete, coping, teenage girl, ambition, direction and purpose, athlete's life ...
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Big Shot (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After getting ousted from his job in the NCAA for throwing a chair at a referee, a hothead men’s basketball coach Marvyn Korn must take a job at Westbrook School for Girls, a private all-girls high school, in an effort to redeem what's left ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: sport, basketball team, basketball coach, sport competition, basketball, high school basketball, disney, basketball player, coach, female athlete, sport team, athlete's life ...
Place: california
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Hungry Heart: Wild Striker (2002)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Kyosuke Kano has lived under the shadow of his successful brother Seisuke all his life who is a professional soccer player. Tired of being compared and downgraded at, he abandoned playing soccer until a boy from his new highschool discovered him and ...
Style: anime, captivating, entertaining
Audience: kids
Plot: soccer, competition, school, talent, sport, contests and competitions, professional rivalry, football, sport competition, football player, professional sports, team ...
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The Perfect Catch (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When Jessica Parker’s former high school boyfriend, superstar baseball player Chase Taynor, returns to town, she finds the inspiration to reinvent her struggling diner… and revisits the past to find something even better for the future.
Style: light, feel good, sweet, romantic, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: high school sweetheart, small town, baseball player, male female relationship, old love, single mother, diner, second chance, love story, new life, professional athlete, mother son relationship ...
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Tyson (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, sport, rags to riches, athlete's life, funeral, father figure, death of mother, champion, martial arts, entrepreneur, fight ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes, NBA superstar LeBron James must rescue his missing son Bronny by navigating through movies in the Warner Bros. catalogue as they challenge against the villainous Al-G's plot to win a basketball ...
Style: humorous, captivating, funny, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: basketball, bugs bunny, coyote, game, african american, evil computer, rabbit, cartoon dog, duck, monster, villain, pig ...
Time: 2020s, future, year 1998, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Mario (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two young gay soccer players get caught up between the politics of the game and the politics of love. In Swiss German.
Style: lgbt cinema, sentimental, captivating, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay interest, gay relationship, male homosexuality, gay athlete, forbidden love, gay romance, gay sex, soccer, homoeroticism, homosexual ...
Place: hamburg germany, germany, switzerland, central europe
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Wimbledon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sport, tennis, love, ambition, tennis player, underdog, cheerleading, love story, couple relations, motivation, career, fall in love ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: england, london, new york, big ben london, australia ...
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The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, addiction, boxer, athlete's life, underdog, fight, drugs, drug abuse, arrest, white trash, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1993
Place: massachusetts, boston, new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey ...
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Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: inspirational, feel good, tense, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: manly, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, sport, vengeance, underdog, boxer, christmas, training, guilty pleasure, victory, machismo, martial arts, cold weather ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: las vegas, philadelphia, pennsylvania, ussr, moscow russia ...
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Space Jam (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
Style: light, satirical, entertaining, feel good, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, alien, talking animals, sport, golf, anthropomorphic animal, transformation, underdog, childhood, coyote, amusement park, space ...
Time: year 1973, 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1993 ...
Place: new york, chicago illinois, madison square garden manhattan new york city, birmingham alabama, north carolina
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Trainwreck (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
Style: romantic, funny, humorous, light, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: relationships, sex, male nudity, one night stand, writers, nude, female protagonist, women, foul language, doctors, father daughter relationship, magazine editor ...
Place: new york, california, new jersey
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Love & Basketball (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sexy, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: basketball, high school, sport, friendship, true love, college, relationships, coming of age, teenager, love, love story, women ...
Time: 80s, year 1993, year 1981, 20th century, year 1998 ...
Place: california, africa, los angeles, usa, barcelona ...
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Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, rivalry, murder, stalking, psychopath, mind game, obsession, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, athlete and trainer ...
Place: usa, beverly hills
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Due Date (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be present for the birth of his first child. He gets off to a bad start when his wallet and luggage are stolen, and put on the 'no-fly' list. Peter embarks on a terrifying journey ...
Style: funny, buddy comedy, road movie, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: road trip, stupidity, hitchhiker, getting home, weed, slacker, marijuana, screwball, odd couple, bonding, stoners, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, dallas texas, texas ...
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Just Wright (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: sport, fall in love, love triangle, looking for love, couples, ambition, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, african american, basketball, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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