TOP 10 films about sports: list of the best, trailers

Top 10 Best Sports Movies

The best motivating films about sports, Russian and foreign – Million Dollar Baby, Lefty, Champions, Rebel, Ice, Hammer.

Cinema about sports is a separate, interesting and popular genre of modern cinema, which is very popular not only among sports fans, but also among connoisseurs of good cinema. Today there is not a single sport about which at least one film would not have been shot. Each film about sports is not only a motivating story about selfless, courageous and hardy athletes, but also an exciting story.Year of release: 2015

Country: Hong Kong, USA

  • Cast: Rachel McAdams, Oona Lownes, Victor Ortiz, Jake Gyllenhaal, Skylan Bruce, Beau Knapp, Noami Harris, Miguel Gomez, 50 Cent

Lefty is a gripping film about the career and life of a successful boxing champion. Life situations force the main character to first give up a successful sports career, and then change his mind and prove to everyone that he is a worthy athlete and father.

Legend No. 17

Year of release: 2012

  • Country Russia
  • Cast: Danila Kozlovsky, Svetlana Ivanova, Boris Shcherbakov, Oleg Menshikov, Vladimir Menshov, Sergei Genkin, Alexander Yakovlev, Alexander Lobanov, Alejandro Grepi
  • Legend No. 17 is a biographical film about the life and sports career of the famous hockey player Kharlamov. After watching this film, you are convinced of the veracity of the well-known statement that real men play hockey, not cowards. From the first minutes of the film, the viewer is immersed in the atmosphere that was in the days of the USSR, and a little added humor makes viewing the picture pleasant and unforgettable.


Year of release: 2014

  • Country Russia
  • Cast: Mikhail Porechenkov, Alexander Mikhailov, Mikhail Krylov, Katerina Shpitsa, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Ilyin, Denis Lavant, Stephen Bent, Terry Bird

Poddubny is a wonderful film about the real life story of the famous wrestler Ivan Poddubny. Everyone heard about the incredible strength, about the exploits of a fighter, but you can find out how this powerful man lived by watching the film Poddubny.


  • Year of release: 2013
  • Country: USA, Germany, UK
  • Cast: Daniel Brühl, Alexandra Maria Lara, Chris Hemsworth, David Calder, Stephen Mangan. Alistair Petrie, Natalie Dormer

Race is a biographical drama about the famous sports race Formula 1 of the 70s of the last century. The film perfectly shows how they lived and what the racers of those times had to go through. Many athletes paid dearly for their love of speed, sometimes even with their own lives.

Wave Breakers

  • Year of release: 2012
  • Country: USA
  • Cast: Elizabeth Shue, Gerard Butler, Scott Iswood, Alexander Kaneplakos, Cooper Timberline, Etienne Wieck, Dianna Marx, Michael Acosta

“Wave conquerors” – an exciting film about extreme sport – surf. The viewer sees an amazing story about friendship, support and the ability of a person to go to the goal. Surfing is fraught with many pitfalls, and tricks on surf boards can end very sadly. But the main character will certainly achieve the goal, and will conquer his wave.The hammer

  • Exit year: 2016
  • Country Russia
  • Cast: Oksana Akinshina, Alexey Chadov, Sergey Chirkov, Anton Shagin, Igor Sklyar, Alexander Simkin, Evgeny Evdokimov, Nikita Panfilov, Oleg Poli -Polenty, Dmitry Penkov

“Hammer” is an exciting drama about a hero professionally engaged in martial arts. The main character has achieved considerable success in the ring. But in life there are a number of events that have led to the fact that the athlete prohibits the favorite business. But sport is not for weak people, and how this intriguing story will end, you will find out by watching the drama Hammer.

Baby for a million dollars

  • Exit year: 2004
  • Country: USA
  • Cast: Morgan Freeman, Hilary Suronk, Jane Baruchel, Klind Istvod, Mike Collter, Anthony Muckle, Mike Peni, Lucia Ripker, Miguel Perez, Bruce Makvitti, Ted Grossman

“Baby for a million dollars” is a film about the unusual sports story of a young girl. Not so long ago it was believed that boxing is a purely male sport. The main character, who still dreams of becoming a boxing champion from childhood, achieves what she wants. With her stubbornness and desire, she proves to the coach that a woman can prove herself in such a strong sport as boxing. Having become an invincible champion, the heroine is preparing for an important battle, but a tragedy happens.

  • Exit year: 2018
  • Country Russia
  • Cast: Maria Aronova, Aglaya Tarasova, Alexander Petrov, Diana Enakaeva, Milos Bikovich, Ksenia Rappoport, Pavel Maikov, Jan Tsapnik, Maxim Beloborodov, Ksenia Lavrova-Glinka

“Ice” is a melodrama about sports and love. Figure skating is a beautiful sport, but requiring selfless training and full return of strength and health from athletes. The main character comes to figure skating, not at an early age, as it is accepted, but already matured by a girl. But this did not prevent her from becoming successful in paired figure skating. However, the tragedy that had happened led to injury and the ban on playing sports. What will happen to the heroine? How and with whose help she will survive all the trials and betrayal?


  • Exit year: 2006
  • Country: USA, Germany
  • Cast: Juno Tample, Maddie Kerley, Keplan Lutz, John Patrick Amedori, Nick Frost, Kimberly Nixon, Natasha Richardson, Emma Roberts, Svetlana Efremova, Julie Warner

Rebel is a film with an interesting plot about a teenager gymnast. At her young age, she achieved excellent results in sports, but the life situation led to the fact that the girl abandoned sport, which entailed a series of even greater problems. What way out of this situation will a young athlete choose? Prison or closed gymnastic school?


  • Exit year: 2016
  • Country Russia
  • Cast: Alexey Chadov, Mark Bogatyrev, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Taisiya Vilkova, Konstantin Kryukov, Andrey Smolyakov, Igor Vernik, Angelina Dobrorodnova, Maxim Vitorgan.

The film Champions consists of five sports stories. Hockey is a sport of real men, and this proves hockey player Kovalchuk in his history. Nikolai Krugov is a biathlete who sacrifices everything for his son. The skater Elena Berezhnaya will overcome pain and fear after a severe injury and will return to big sport. Snowboarder Ilyukhin will achieve the goal in spite of everything. And whoever, what he said, the skating of Zhurov will definitely win. All stories about people with strong will to life and victory, having a persistent character and power of the spirit.

The film about sports is not only a sports story that will be forgotten the next day. This is a message that will live in memory for a very long time. When watching such a movie, one cannot remain indifferent to life stories, to the human power of the spirit and endurance of the athletes. After all, every history of victory is a whole life.

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