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 realistic, humorous, serious, feel good, sincere and captivating films and TV shows about / with professional athlete, sport, rivalry, ambition, hopes, adaptation, lifestyle, mentor, runaway and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as professional athlete: The Rack Pack (2016), Goal II: Living the Dream (2007), Getting There (2002), Ted Lasso (2020), Creed II (2018), Switched at Birth (2011), Tyson (1995), The Perfect Catch (2017), Tina & Bobby (2017), The Program (2015).

List of professional athlete movies

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: sincere, disturbing, unusual plot structure, captivating, light ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholic, british, professional sports, professional athlete, self destructing, world champion, husband wife relationship, wager, manager, sports hero, family man ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1982
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Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
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: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: soccer, stadium, athlete's life, sport, dream come true, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, underdog, hopes, agent, latinos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, madrid, spain
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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
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: twins, skiing, on the road, teenager, bus, teenage life, sport, love and romance, contests and competitions, road trip, nothing goes right, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah, usa, california, las vegas, los angeles ...
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Ted Lasso (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ted Lasso, an American football coach, moves to England when he’s hired to manage a soccer team—despite having no experience. With cynical players and a doubtful town, will he get them to see the Ted Lasso Way?
Style: humorous, sincere, funny, feel good
Plot: soccer, soccer coach, football team, fish out of water, american in england, female boss, professional athlete, profanity, football, save the day, revenge, divorce ...
Place: london
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Creed II (2018)
Genre: 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, uplifting, captivating, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, courage, human spirit, training, comeback, haunted by the past, champion, revenge, strongman, tough guy, bravery ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine, los angeles, moscow russia, las vegas ...
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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, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: sign language, mute or deaf, best friends, teenage life, family relations, deaf, relatives, friendship, social relations, friends, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
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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: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, world champion, funeral, death of mother, professional athlete, father figure, rags to riches, champion, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, sport ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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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: feel good, light, sweet, romantic, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: high school sweetheart, baseball player, old love, male female relationship, small town, single mother, diner, second chance, character change, family business, mother son relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary
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Tina & Bobby (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Tina & Bobby is an epic love story about an ordinary girl who falls for an ordinary boy only to be swept up in an extraordinary life. Nineteen year-old Tina Dean (Michelle Keegan) married Bobby Moore (Lorne MacFadyen) for love, little ...
Plot: marriage, football player, soccer, relationships, british, husband wife relationship, housewife, newlyweds, professional athlete, sport
Time: 60s, 1960s
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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: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: investigation, disease, suspicion, journalist, sport, doctor, swindle, cyclist, coach, lie, racing, race ...
Time: year 1999, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: new jersey, france
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Tin Cup (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: golf, underdog, psychologist, romance, sport, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, man-woman relation, opposites attract, rivalry, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
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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: sexy, silent film, serious, uplifting, sexual ...
Plot: world champion, sport, crime gone awry, crumbling marriage, rivalry, ambition, couple relations, contests and competitions, power relations, athlete's life, unlikely criminals, one last chance ...
Time: 80s, 1920s
Place: utah
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Space Jam (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, 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: humorous, feel good, entertaining, satirical, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: basketball, adventure, disney, goofy hero, alien, golf, imaginary, outer space, contests and competitions, save the day, good versus evil, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1993, 1990s ...
Place: birmingham alabama, north carolina, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york, chicago illinois
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Trainwreck (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
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, humorous, light, funny, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: relationships, one-night stand, one night stand, male objectification, father daughter relationship, basketball player, magazine editor, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, female protagonist, women, doctors ...
Place: new york, new jersey, california
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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: gay cinema, sentimental, lgbt cinema, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, gay romance, lgbt, gay athlete, gay sex, closeted homosexual, first love, male homosexuality, career, forbidden love, gay protagonist ...
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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: inspirational, realistic, sincere, motivational, captivating ...
Plot: football, husband wife relationship, soccer match, world war two, father daughter relationship, german soldier, sport, love and romance, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: manchester, manchester england
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Diamantino (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Portugal, France, Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt imagine a famous football player absolutely everybody lusts after. An outlandish, ingenuous and funny comedy on the world of football and gigantic long-haired dogs that portrays the nation in dire need of heroes.
Style: absurd, avant garde
Plot: gender, camp, athlete, lesbian, female nudity, soccer, skinny dipping, male nudity, beach, lgbt, football, satire ...
Place: portugal
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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, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: tennis player, tennis, professional sports, rivalry, arrogance, american abroad, coach, male objectification, childhood flashback, press conference, fiance fiancee relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century, year 1978, year 1976 ...
Place: monte carlo, monaco, sweden, stockholm sweden, new york ...
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The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female skiing champion is paralyzed in a tragic skiing accident. Her girlfriend is taken out of competition when she contracts polio.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: skiing, paralysis, quadriplegic, underdog, daring rescue, follow your dream, rising to stardom, hopes, prodigy, sport, athlete's life, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 1950s, 50s
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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: christian film
Plot: baseball, baseball team, coach, baseball player, professional athlete, baseball glove, asperger's syndrome
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Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, introspection, couple relations, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, friendship, dishonesty, intrigue, battle of the sexes, thirtysomething life, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, life is a bitch, wrestler, fame, ambition, aging, stripper, athlete's life, introspection, heart attack, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: tennis, underdog, ambition, tennis player, romance, sport, couple relations, fall in love, opposites attract, paparazzi, husband wife relationship, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, australia, london, big ben london ...
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Love Ranch (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Story of a couple that starts the first legal brothel in Nevada and a boxer they own a piece of.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: brothel, prostitute, lifestyle, family problems, workplace, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, unfulfillment, pimp, couples, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
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Prefontaine (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: serious, sincere, rough, talky, factual ...
Plot: olympics, runner, sport, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, hopes, lifestyle, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, munich germany, montreal, finland ...
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The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, rough, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
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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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, intense, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: basketball, friendship, high school, career change, against the odds, sport, human spirit, true love, lifestyle, romance, teenage love, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1981, year 1998 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, barcelona spain, italy ...
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, danger, murder, stalking, mind game, psychopath, obsession, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
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Due Date (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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: humorous, feel good, buddy comedy, not serious, road movie ...
Plot: road trip, unlikely friendships, hitchhiker, slacker, stupidity, getting home, weed, race against time, odd couple, childbirth, marijuana, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, texas, louisiana, birmingham alabama ...
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Just Wright (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, looking for love, lifestyle, athlete's life, romance, hopes, ambition, sport, couples, comeback, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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