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You’ve got game this summer with the best sports movies streaming now on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu and HBO Max.

Best Sports Movies on Amazon Prime

Best Sports Movies on Amazon Prime
  • The Mighty Macs - Carla Cugino plays a basketball coach at a tiny all-girls Catholic college working to steer her team to a national championship.
  • Necessary Roughness - After NCAA sanctions, a Texas college has to build a ragtag football team that includes Sinbad and Scott Bakula, with hilarious results.
  • Underdogs (2013) - A small-town football team in rural Ohio prepares to face off against their unbeaten cross-town rival, inspiring the entire community.
  • The Perfect Game - Based on the true story of the Mexican team who became the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. With Cheech Marin.
  • Bad News Bears (1976) - Walter Matthau stars as the reluctant coach of a Little League team in this classic that also features Tatum O'Neal.
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Best Sports Movies on Netflix

Best Sports Movies on Netflix
  • Invictus - Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) seeks to unite South Africa by enlisting the national rugby team to win the World Cup. Matt Damon also stars.
  • Lady Driver - A rebellious teen sets out on a journey to find her roots, but falls in love with the sport of dirt track racing instead.
  • Greater - The story of Brandon Burlsworth, possibly the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.
  • Amateur - A 14-year-old recruited to play basketball for an elite prep school is challenged by the corruption and greed in amateur sports.
  • Go Karts - A boy overcomes obstacles to achieve his dream of winning the National Go Kart Championship in this family flick from down under.
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Best Sports Movies on Hulu

Best Sports Movies on Hulu
  • The Sandlot - In the summer of 1962, the new kid in town is adopted by a group of friends who play baseball at a neighborhood sandlot in this classic ode to childhood.
  • Blue Chips - A college basketball coach (Nick Nolte) breaks the rules in order to beef up his team with three talented athletes (Shaquille O'Neal, Penny Hardaway and Matt Nover).
  • The Cup - Based on a true story, Stephen Curry plays a jockey who loses his brother in a tragic accident on the racetrack just days before Australia's prestigious Melbourne Cup.
  • The Miracle Season - Helen Hunt coaches a girl's volleyball team that's been devastated by the sudden death of their best player.
  • The Turkey Bowl - A man and his buddies decide to finish the football game against their crosstown rivals that was cancelled by a snowstorm fifteen years prior.

Best Sports Movies on HBO Max

Best Sports Movies on HBO Max
  • Space Jam - Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, and Michael Jordan team up with Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes to battle an evil alien theme park owner in this animated/live-action mashup.
  • Jerry Maguire - Tom Cruise stars as a sports agent who has a moral epiphany and opens his own agency with Renee Zellweger and his only client, Cuba Gooding, Jr.
  • The Natural - A baseball player (Robert Redford) is signed to the last-place New York Knights as a 34-year-old rookie and surprises everyone by becoming one of the best players in the league.
  • Rocky - Sylvester Stallone wrote and plays the titular role in this Oscar-winner about a small-time Philly boxer who takes on the world heavyweight champion.
  • Kicking and Screaming - Will Ferrell tries to coach his son's last-place soccer team to beat the one coached by his overbearing father (Robert Duvall).

Best Sports Documentaries on Netflix

Best Sports Documentaries on Netflix
  • The Last Dance - This documentary series allows you to relive the extraordinary 1997-1998 season of the Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan.
  • Last Chance U - Looks at the world of junior college sports, where athletes try to get into the big leagues.
  • Undefeated - Tells the story of three underprivileged athletes from inner-city Memphis and the coach who strives to help them succeed both on and off the field.
  • Pelé - Chronicles the legendary soccer player's rise from young superstar to national Brazilian hero.
  • Icarus - A filmmaker sets out to investigate doping in sports, but a chance meeting with a Russian scientist turns his story into a geopolitical thriller.

True Sports Movies

True Sports Movies
  • A League of Their Own (HBOMax) - The bases are loaded with a star-studded cast including Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna in this comedy about the first female professional baseball league.
  • Borg vs McEnroe (Hulu) - Follows the intense tennis rivalry between the calm Björn Borg and the hot-tempered John McEnroe (Shia LaBouf) in 1980.
  • Weeds on Fire (Netflix) - A Hong Kong youth basketball team doesn’t let their lack of experience get in the way of their dream of winning.
  • United (Amazon Prime Video) - David Tennant stars in this drama about Manchester United's legendary 'Busby Babes' overcoming tragedy after a plane crash that killed eight teammates.
  • Rush (Netflix) - Get your adrenaline fix from this action-filled telling of the relentless 1970s rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda.

Inspirational Sports Movies

Inspirational Sports Movies
  • The 5th Quarter (Amazon Prime Video) - Andie MacDowell and Aidan Quinn headline the story of a football player inspired by the death of his brother to lead his team to their most successful season in history.
  • 23 Blast (Amazon Prime Video) - A high school football player contracts an infection that causes him to go blind overnight, yet he still leads his team to the state finals.
  • Run the Race (Hulu) - Two brothers, a track star and a football player, strive to escape their small town.
  • 42 (HBO Max) - Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson and Harrison Ford is Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager who signs him in defiance of the color barrier in major league baseball.
  • Pitch (Hulu) (1 Season) - A young pitcher becomes the first woman to play in the Major Leagues.
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