Best Sports Movies to Watch While You’re Waiting for Pro Sports to Return

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15. Rudy (1993)
> Starring: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
> Sport: Football
> Runtime: 114 min
> Available on: Google Play Movies, YouTube, Vudu, Amazon Video, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Microsoft Store, Showtime, FandangoNOW, fuboTV, Showtime Amazon Channel, Redbox

“Rudy” is the sentimental story about a working-class young man whose goal is to play football for the University of Notre Dame, his dream school, despite the fact he’s undersized. Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes hailed the film for its “uplifting spirit and determination.” “Rudy” is an audience favorite, scoring 90% among Rotten Tomatoes users and has a rating of 7.5 out of 10 among IMDb users.

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14. I, Tonya (2017)
> Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney
> Sport: Figure skating
> Runtime: 119 min
> Available on: Vudu, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Apple iTunes, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Redbox, FandangoNOW, Hulu

“I, Tonya” is a comedy drama about the rise and fall of competitive ice skater Tonya Harding, whose legacy was forever tarnished by her alleged involvement in one of the biggest scandals in sports history — the attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Margot Robbie got her first Oscar nomination for playing Harding and Alison Janney won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress as Harding’s mother. The movie has an 89% score among critics on Rotten Tomatoes and 88% of the fans on the site liked it.

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13. Remember the Titans (2000)
> Starring: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris
> Sport: Football
> Runtime: 113 min
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, FandangoNOW, Disney Plus, Fandango

Described by Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus as “an inspirational crowd-pleaser with a healthy dose of social commentary,” “Remember the Titans” stars Denzel Washington as high school football coach Herman Boone, who is hired to oversee the newly desegregated public school team. The film was a hit with audiences, receiving positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes from 93% of the more than 578,000 users who rated it.

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12. Hoosiers (1986)
> Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper
> Sport: Basketball
> Runtime: 114 min
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Vudu, Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store, YouTube, AMC on Demand, Redbox, FandangoNOW, Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video, The Roku Channel, VUDU Free, Tubi TV, fuboTV, Pluto TV

“Hoosiers,” the story about a longshot Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship, was lauded by the Washington Post for its “fast-break cinematography that catches the pace of the game.” The film was also buoyed by the performances of Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Dennis Hopper. The movie has an 89% Freshness rating among Rotten Tomatoes critics, and 88% of audiences liked it. “Hoosiers” holds a rating of 7.5 out of 10 among IMDb users.

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11. Field of Dreams (1989)
> Starring: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta
> Sport: Baseball
> Runtime: 107 min
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, Starz, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Redbox, Fandango

Kevin Costner returned to the national pastime in this sports fantasy about a struggling Iowa farmer who carves a baseball diamond out of his cornfield. Soon afterward, the 1919 Chicago White Sox, infamous for rigging the World Series, show up at the field. The film, known for the quote “If you build it, he will come,” has a Freshness rating among Rotten Tomatoes critics of 87% and 86% of audiences liked the movie. It was also the last feature-length movie for actor Burt Lancaster.