Athlete movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant athlete movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, entertaining, touching, feel good and inspirational films and TV shows about / with athlete, friendship, sport, mentor, rivalry, youth, catastrophe, storytelling, transformation and coach plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
athlete movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as athlete: Spinning Out (2020), Sugar (2008), Cosmoball (2020), Dangal (2016), ParaNorman (2012), Eddie the Eagle (2015), Three Seconds (2017), A Patriotic Man (2013), xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), Playing for Keeps (2012).

List of athlete movies

Spinning Out (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Kat Baker is an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who is about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, suspense
Plot: figure skating, love, skating, mental health, athlete, human spirit, true love, mental illness, ambition, couple relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Sugar (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Dominican Republic
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sugar is a 2008 sports drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It follows the story of Miguel Santos, a. k. a. Sugar (Algenis Perez Soto), a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro de Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, athlete, rags to riches, follow your dream, fish out of water, american dream, rookie, sport, ambition, dream come true, against the odds, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, iowa, kansas, usa, caribbean ...
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Cosmoball (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: What will Moscow look like if it turns off the electricity, stops all production, and the whole world will only watch the alien game? As a result of the galactic war that occurred near the Earth, the Moon collapsed and the poles of the planet ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, captivating, intense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: fate of humanity, football, game, athlete, spacecraft, alien space craft, flash forward, save the world, save the day, friendship, heroes, outer space ...
Time: future
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Dangal (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India, USA, UK, Australia, Kenya, Namibia
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Dangal is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.
Style: inspirational, intense, lyrical, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: female empowerment, wrestler, sport, parent child relationship, coach, bollywood, small town, autobiography, training, determination, athlete, olympics ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 90s
Place: india, israel
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ParaNorman (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural ability, ghost, small town, zombie, supernatural, witch, medium, misfit, escapades, best friends, danger, social misfits ...
Place: usa
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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Finland, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer 1962 and Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything has been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli has to do is lose weight ...
Style: factual, captivating, exciting, touching, rough ...
Plot: boxing, love, athlete, boxing match, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, training, marriage proposal, publicity, pressure, doctor, girlfriend, wedding ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, motivational, based on true events, light ...
Plot: life, olympics, coach, determination, skiing, following a dream, athlete, dream, obsession, follow your dream, destiny, winter olympics ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: britain, england, london
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Three Seconds (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story is set at the 1972 Munich Olympics where the U.S. team lost the basketball championship for the first time in 36 years. The final moments of the final game have become one of the most controversial events in Olympic history. With play ...
Style: atmospheric, inspirational, captivating, motivational
Plot: basketball, olympics, sport team, dedication, basketball player, miraculous event, athlete, coach, handicapped, terror, kgb, disability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: moscow russia
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A Patriotic Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Finland, Croatia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Every nation gets the heroes it deserves. A man with a special blood type is used as a device for human doping athletes skiing national team.
Style: tense, humorous, contemplative, unusual plot structure
Plot: olympics, athlete, patriotism, cheating, conspiracy, doping, olympic athlete, winter olympics, morals, olympic gold medalist, skiing, doctor ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, soviet union, finland
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xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, intense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lone hero, tough guy, spy, extreme sports, secret agents, weapons, cia agent, revenge, back from the dead, fight, mission, car chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united kingdom, dominican republic, big ben london, the philippines, new york ...
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Playing for Keeps (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team in an attempt to get his life together.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, parents, parent, sport, single father, love and romance, romance, adulthood, ex athlete, sport team, once promising, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, united states
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Race (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf ...
Style: factual, captivating, exciting, political, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: track and field, racism, nazi, olympics, african american, nazi germany, historical figure, hitler, racial prejudice, athlete, sport, politics ...
Time: 20th century, year 1936, year 1933, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, cleveland ohio, united states, usa
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Floating Skyscrapers (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kuba attends an art opening with his girlfriend of two years and bumps into Mikal. The connection between these two young men is instantaneous and intoxicating, and despite opposition from all sides, he allows Mikal into his life. The results go ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, family relations, lgbt, couple relations, gay love, gay sex, gender, love triangle, bisexual, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: serious, uplifting, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, contests and competitions, rise to the top, follow your dream, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: boston, new york, quebec, montreal, toronto ontario canada
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The Fan (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard. So when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, murder, sport, athlete's life, psychopath, danger, sport team, down on your luck, rivalry, ambition, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, new jersey
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Initiation (2020)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Whiton University unravels the night a star-athlete is murdered, kicking off a spree of social media slayings that force students to uncover the truth behind the school's hidden secrets and the horrifying meaning of an exclamation point.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, fraternity, psychopath, violence, university, chase, blood, danger, athlete, sociopath, killing spree, social media ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Unlike Father, Unlike Son (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Philippines
Story: A macho dad learns to accept the real identity of his gay son before it gets too late.
Style: light, psychological, feel good, unusual plot structure, humorous ...
Plot: macho man, gay, father son relationship, gay son, gay relationship, coach, athlete, homosexual, love, romance, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: the philippines
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Prep School (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon learning of his girlfriend's infidelity, Greg, the star player of his elite private school’s rugby team, suffers an emotional breakdown, leaving his friends and teammates to pick up the pieces and deal with the crisis in their own ways, ...
Style: surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: revenge, rugby, private school, high school, rivalry, friendship, emotional abuse, sport team, rugby player, school, student, conspiracy ...
Place: california, san francisco
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Concussion (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, medical drama ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: american football, uncover truth, doctor, professional sports, brain damage, sports injury, concussion, sport, sport team, threat, dishonesty, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, california, africa
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Touch and Go (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ice hockey star is accosted by a youth gang who attempt to rob him; after he chases them off he catches the youngest member and gives him a ride home, where he meets the boy's mother. A romantic plot ensues, as well as a confrontation with ...
Style: humorous, emotional, sentimental, sincere, light ...
Plot: ice hockey, gang, friendship, celebrity, love, romance, single parent, ambition, athlete's life, hockey, couples, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Sixth Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time later, Antoine returns as a ghost and helps Kenny in game and in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, inspirational, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, college, ghost, sport, sport team, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, ghosts, team, university, injury ...
Place: usa, seattle, new jersey
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You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
TV show
Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: touching, sexual, sincere, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, teenage love, coming out, teenage life, gay, high school life, gay teenager, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Wild Cherry (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With help from her best friends (Rumer Willis, Kristin Cavallari), a high schooler (Tania Raymonde) turns the tables on a jock (Ryan Merriman) who plans to deflower her.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, defloration, high school hunk, masturbation, virginity, vengeance, looking for sex, fall in love, high school life, teenage life, best friends, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Curiosity of Chance (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Belgium, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: High school coming-of-age tale. It is the 1980's and new wave angst and gender-bending fashion are all the rage. Chance Marquis is the new kid at an American high school in Belgium and is a somewhat awkward teenager who is the target of the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, high school, gays and lesbians, lgbt child, friendship, misfit, bully, school, teenage life, teenage love, coming out ...
Time: 80s
Place: antwerp, europe
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Denied (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Troy, a former high school team captain, was used to living with everything thrown at his feet. Things get a little rocky when Troy's love for his slacker best friend Merrick also becomes a personal inner struggle. His affair with Merrick ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: coming out, best friend, unrequited love, teenage love, youth, lifestyle, society, social relations, unfulfilled love, high school, gay, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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The New Guy (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenagers, friendship, teenage love, goofy hero, starting over, high school, bullying, high school life, cheerleading, misfit, cheerleader, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, los angeles
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Assault of the Party Nerds (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: It's Nerds vs. Frats (again) when the Nerds use a wing-ding party as a recruiting tactic. The jocks are out to spoil the party and harass the nerds. This is a video-only release.
Style: not serious, humorous, sexy
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: rivalry, youth, nerd, drinking, drinking alcohol, fraternity, idiot, enemy, recruitment, dormitory, athlete, stupidity ...
Time: 80s
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Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The members of the Lambda Lambda Lambda fraternity travel to Fort Lauderdale for a fraternity conference. They'll have to beat off the attacks of their rival frat, the Alphas, if they want to maintain their self-respect -- and, of course, if ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: frame up, athlete, defector, nerd, college, vacation, goofy hero, youth, prank, underdog, social misfits, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
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Fighting Tommy Riley (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging trainer and a young fighter, both in need of a second chance, team-up to overcome the demons of their past...and chase the dreams of their future.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: boxing trainer, unrequited love, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, sport, hopes, boxing, introspection, self loathing, school teacher, locker room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, prank, school, public humiliation, teenage life, misfit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, nothing goes right, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
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