TOP-SCORING SPORTS MOVIES
We’re sure you’re missing your sports fix just as much as we miss doing what we do best – creating incredible tours and witnessing sporting history be made alongside you. We might not be able to experience the atmosphere of the world’s best stadiums in-person, but these sports films will give you give you the next best thing and bring the thrill and excitement of the big match into your living room and maybe even inspire your next adventure!
Remember the Titans
Based on the true story of African American football coach Herman Boone, who had to navigate racial tensions and social politics when he was appointed head coach at T. C. Williams High School in Virginia. A moving and poignant film starring Denzel Washington.
The Damned United
When legendary manager Brian Clough arrived at Leeds United in 1974 it should have been a match made in heaven. But, fuelled by a rivalry with his predecessor, Don Revie, Clough loses control and his ill-fated tenure comes to an end after just 44 days.
The Rocky Series
Follow down on his luck boxer Rocky Balboa as he realises his dream of becoming heavyweight campion. This classic series has birthed some of the most famous moments in sport-film history and its famous training montages are guaranteed to get you off the sofa.
Martin Scorsese’s stunning boxing classic follows the life story of Jake LaMotta as he ascends through the boxing ranks. But his personal life, filled with paranoia, jealousy and rage, puts up a greater fight than his opponents in the ring.
Loosely based on the events surrounding multimillionaire John du Pont's 1986 recruitment of two Olympic gold medallist wrestlers, Mark and David Schultz, to coach burgeoning U.S. wrestlers in his private facility, and the subsequent murder of Dave.
Following the life of racing master and Brazilian national hero Ayrton Senna as he becomes a three-time Formula One racing champion before his untimely death at age 34, this spectacular documentary film is fuelled by high-octane racing and harrowing drama.
This comedy classic follows the antics of the employees and players at a golf club that is threatened by a millionaire who aims to turn it into a housing development. Starring comedy greats Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray, this is sure to lift your spirits.
Take a swing at another golfing comedy classic and try and contain your laughter as a hockey player with serious anger issues joins the P.G.A. tour in an attempt to make some money and save his grandmothers house.
Based on a true story, this baseball movie follows Billy Beane, played by Brad Pitt, as he joins forces with a Yale graduate and uses revolutionary statistics-based recruitment methods to turn the Oakland Athletics into a force in baseball and ruffle the feathers of baseball purists.
Tonya Harding, played by Margot Robbie, is on top of the world of figure skating. But that all comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure a fellow Olympic hopeful in one of the most infamous scandals in Olympic history.
The rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda is one of the most famous in Formula One history. Off the track, they could not be more different, but when tragedy strikes it is their similarities that shine through.
When young Mexican footballer Santiago Munez is spotted by a Newcastle United scout, he is given the opportunity of a lifetime. But he has to choose between his dreams and his family as he kicks on into the unknown.
This romantic comedy golf movie, starring Kevin Costner and Rene Russo, follows a small-town Texas golfer as he enters the U.S. Open golf tournament in order to win the love of his rivals’ girlfriend.
Million Dollar Baby
When a loner veteran boxing trainer, played by Clint Eastwood, reluctantly agrees to train a young woman, played by Hillary Swank, he doesn’t expect them to form a bond that, when tragedy strikes inside the ring, would change them both forever.
The Blind Side
This sporting tear-jerker tells the true story of Michael, a homeless African American teenager, as he is adopted by a Caucasian family who strive to help him overcome his learning difficulties and achieve greatness in American football.
Demonstrating the real power of sport, this true story follows the events of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Hoisted in post-apartheid South Africa, President Nelson Mandela unites his people in support of their rugby team as they battle to become world champions.
Based on the life and racing career of Seabiscuit, an undersized thoroughbred racehorse with a limp. After forming a bond with his trainer, his unexpected successes made him a hugely popular media sensation in the United States during the Great Depression.
Returning to his old high school to get their basketball team in shape, Coach Ken Carter, played by Samuel L. Jackson, shuts down his team's potentially championship winning season until his players excel in class as well as on the court.
In this feel-good classic the irony of having to train in the sunny climate of Jamaica doesn’t stop this bobsled team from defying all the odds and becoming the first ever Jamaican team to make it to the Winter Olympics.
The Karate Kid
When Daniel moves to a new town, he finds himself harassed by a group of boys who are well versed in karate. He begins to learn the art for himself under the tutelage of Mr Miyagi, and along the way learns that there is more to martial arts than fighting.
White Men Can’t Jump
Starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes. Billy makes a living hustling people on the basketball court by convincing them he can’t play because of his skin colour. He teams up with Sidney, one of his victims, to double-team his chances of success.
Will Smith stars as boxing legend Muhammed Ali in this stirring biopic. Following Ali’s life from his first championship as a young boxer, through his conversion to Islam, his refusal to fight in Vietnam and ending with the legendary Rumble in the Jungle.
A League of Their Own
Following two sisters who lead several women into the major leagues of baseball, things take a turn for the worst when Jimmy, a former star and current alcoholic is forced to manage their team in his classic comedy-drama starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks.
Chariots of Fire
Featuring one of the most iconic scores in the history of film, two men race for the gold medal at the 1924 Olympic games. One races for his faith, the other runs to leave religious prejudice behind, both are bound by their shared goals.