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The top 20 sports films of all-time have been ranked, this could be very controversial

John McDougall

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The top 20 sports films of all-time have been ranked, this could be very controversial

Film and sports go hand in hand and some of the greatest moments on the silver screen have the latter as their subject.

People will always have their favourites when it comes to what they want to watch either in cinemas or at home.

And with any film genre, there is always fierce debate as to which is the best and where they rank.

Any list which is compiled is surely going to be subject of rigorous debate, and no doubt the following one will be no different.

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Back in 2020, The Athletic published their take on the 100 greatest sports films of all time with input from several contributors.

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So without further ado, we look at the top 20 selections in that list - do you agree with it?

Top 10

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Bull Durham stars Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon. (Credit: Getty)
Bull Durham stars Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon. (Credit: Getty)

Top 20

  1. Rocky (1976)
  2. Raging Bull (1980)
  3. Hoop Dreams (1994)
  4. Bull Durham (1988)
  5. Miracle (2004)
  6. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  7. Breaking Away (1979)
  8. OJ: Made in America (2016)
  9. When We Were Kings (1996)
  10. Major League (1989)
  11. The Sandlot (1993)
  12. Free Solo (2018)
  13. Caddyshack (1980)
  14. The Hustler (1961)
  15. Hoosiers (1986)
  16. Slap Shot (1977)
  17. Senna (2010)
  18. Icarus (2017)
  19. The Bad News Bears (1976)
  20. A League of Their Own (1992)

Featured Image Credit: Ford vs Ferrari, Rocky and Goal

Topics: Boxing, NFL, Baseball, Cycling, Ice Hockey, Basketball

John McDougall
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