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 realistic, humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining and captivating films and TV shows about / with athlete, sport, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, ambition, friendship, adaptation, runaway and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
athlete movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as athlete: Sugar (2008), Spinning Out (2020), Eddie the Eagle (2015), Dangal (2016), Playing for Keeps (2012), Race (2016), Floating Skyscrapers (2013), The Fan (1996), Gatekeeper of the Galaxy (2020), Touch and Go (1986).

List of athlete movies

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, rags to riches, follow your dream, fish out of water, american dream, rookie, sport, against the odds, dream come true, ambition, culture clash, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, usa, iowa, kansas, caribbean ...
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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, mental health, human spirit, true love, mental illness, couple relations, athlete, family problems, family relations, ambition, sisters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli M?ki (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, rough, tense ...
Plot: boxing, love, athlete, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, training, pressure, boxing match, publicity, boxer shorts, camera, girlfriend, wedding ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, 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, follow your dream, obsession, destiny, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: britain, england, london
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Dangal (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
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: sport, female empowerment, parent child relationship, coach, small town, training, determination, autobiography, olympics, endurance, father daughter relationship, bollywood ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 90s
Place: india, israel
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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: humorous, semi serious, sexy, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, parents, parent, single father, romance, eligible bachelor, family relations, sport team, parents and children, hopes, father son relationship, parent child relationship ...
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: track and field, racism, olympics, nazi, african american, historical figure, nazi germany, athlete, racial prejudice, sport, politics, running ...
Time: 20th century, year 1936, year 1933, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, usa, united states, cleveland ohio
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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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, bleak
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, family relations, self discovery, lgbt, bisexual, couple relations, couples, gender, love triangle, fall in love, gay love ...
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, working class, human spirit, ambition, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: montreal, quebec, toronto ontario canada, boston, new york
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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: obsession, murder, stalking, sport, athlete's life, psychopath, danger, sport team, down on your luck, rivalry, ambition, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, new jersey
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Gatekeeper of the Galaxy (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 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: futuristic, exciting, disturbing, captivating, intense
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: alien space craft, football, fate of humanity, game, flash forward, athlete, contests and competitions
Time: future
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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, sentimental, sincere, emotional, light ...
Plot: gang, friendship, celebrity, love, romance, hockey, single parent, athlete's life, ambition, couples, family relations, athlete ...
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, sport, sport team, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, team, ghost, university, athlete, 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: sincere, touching, sexual, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, gay, lifestyle, coming out, gay slur ...
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, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, cheerleader, defloration, masturbation, virginity, vengeance, looking for sex, fall in love, teenage life, high school life, couples, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Curiosity of Chance (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Belgium, USA
Duration: 105 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, gays and lesbians, high school, friendship, misfit, bully, school, teenage love, teenage life, coming out, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: antwerp, europe
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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: teens, date night
Plot: rivalry, youth, nerd, drinking, party, dormitory, athlete, stupidity, recruitment, enemy, fraternity, idiot ...
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: farce, athlete, frame up, defector, nerd, college, vacation, rivalry, silly humor, friendship, student life, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida, 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: sincere, emotional, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: boxing trainer, unrequited love, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, hopes, sport, boxing, massage, introspection, self loathing, dressing room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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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Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: philosophical, inspirational, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, human spirit, mentor, enlightenment, philosophy, coach, wise man, gymnastics, wisdom of life, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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The Coach (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Contemporary Russia. After he flubs a penalty kick, a humiliated national soccer player quits the game. He flees to a small town, where he decides to coach their local team.
Style: captivating, exciting, uplifting, motivational, entertaining
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: football player, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, coach, soccer coach, football, football team, playing football, athlete, professional sports, sporting event, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Greater (2016)
Genre: Biography, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Greater – The story of Brandon Burlsworth, possibly the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, light, visually appealing, captivating
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: american football, religion, student, athlete, team, athlete and trainer, university student, sport, sport team, student athlete, two brothers, fat boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas
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Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: uplifting, emotional, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: war, soldier, u.s. air force, captivity, world war two, island, survival, life is a bitch, athlete's life, human spirit, danger, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, berlin germany ...
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The Jesse Owens Story (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The Jesse Owens Story is a biographical film about the black athlete Jesse Owens. Dorian Harewood plays the Olympic gold-winning athlete. The drama won a 1985 Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for two more.
Plot: racism, olympics, athlete, african american, nazi, nazis, runner, racial prejudice, interracial relations, nazi germany, running, racial segregation ...
Time: 1930s
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Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live (2015)
Genre: Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Taylor delivers the concert event of the year. Filmed at Sydney's ANZ Stadium in front of 76,000 fans, The 1989 World Tour - Live captures the excitement and energy of the hottest pop star in the world. Filled with great music, an electrifying ...
Style: concert film, feel good, visually appealing, light, entertaining
Plot: singer, concert, pop music, pop culture, music, pop star, pop singer, dancer, female protagonist, song, dancing, modern dance ...
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Coin Heist (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a crisis threatens to destroy their high school, four teens hatch a daring plan to raise $10 million. Step one? Breaking into the U.S. Mint.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: heist, robbery, theft, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hacker, danger, ambition, hopes, crimes, escapades, chase, nerd ...
Time: contemporary
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The Divine Fury (2019)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: After waking up with mysterious wounds on his hands, a champion fighter finds himself in an otherworldly battle against evil forces that wreak havoc in the human world.
Style: exciting, tense, emotional, intense
Plot: supernatural, martial arts, exorcism, priest, fight, church, belief in god, obsession, prayer, rite, danger, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea
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Kicking Off (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This movie is about soccer hooligans, the most aggressive and violent soccer aficionados. They are an exclusive group, the elite of all soccer fans. Whoever they may be in their everyday lives—college students, bankers, musicians, or car ...
Style: suspense, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, soccer fan, bully, hoodlum, friends, police, court, street fight, doubts and hesitations, love and romance, leadership, conflict ...
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How Do You Know (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, romance, love affair, wooing, love and romance, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, revelation, ex athlete, embarrassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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