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The Best Sports Movies To Watch as a Family

Movies are something fun that everyone likes to watch, but they’re the best when watching them with friends or family. Sports movies are some of the best because they’re inspiring, often underdog stories that everyone can rally behind. 

Here are some of the best sports movies to watch as a family. Be sure to give them the chance they deserve.


Sports Movies

Space Jam
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle (Actors)

Space Jam

Michael Jordan isn’t an actor, but you have a hit when you combine him with Bugs Bunny. Space Jam is a fun and out-of-this-world story that combines basketball with the Looney Tunes, and it will be a hit with people of all ages.

The Sandlot
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna (Actors)

The Sandlot

This movie takes place in the 1960s, but it still works 60 years later. You might need a better bat to play baseball today, but in the 1960s, all you needed was a couple of friends. This is why the film has such charm even today.

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  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, T.R. Knight (Actors)


Starring the late Chadwick Boseman, 42 tells the story of Jackie Robinson. Robinson was the first black athlete to play in the modern era of Major League Baseball, and his story is full of hate and discrimination. It might not be the most suitable for younger kids, but it’s still an important story that the filmmakers had to tell.

To continue learning, check out the 42: The Jackie Robinson Story Movie Study.

King Richard
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney (Actors)

King Richard

King Richard tells the story of Richard Williams—the father of tennis pros Serena and Venus Williams—as he helps them gain recognition for their skill. It can be tough to watch at times, but everyone should see Will Smith’s performance as Richard.

A League of Their Own
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna (Actors)

A-League of Their Own

A-League of Their Own is an older film by today’s standards. The story takes place in the 1940s, but it’s still so resonant today. It fictionalizes the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, and the performances of Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna are incredibly fun to watch.

I, Tonya
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney (Actors)

I, Tonya

This sports-comedy film is for older kids, and it’s a funny sports movie that is still incredibly tragic. It follows the life of Tonya Harding and her connection to the attack on Nancy Kerrigan. You will laugh, cry, and come away from the film understanding Harding a little better.

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Sports movies are moving and can bring the whole family together. These are just a few of the best sports movies to watch as a family, but don’t let it stop you from watching any others.

People Also Ask:

What is considered the best sports movie of all time?

  • ‘When We Were Kings' (1996)
  • ‘Slap Shot' (1977)
  • ‘Bull Durham' (1988)
  • ‘Caddyshack' (1980)
  • ‘Raging Bull' (1980)
  • ‘The Bad News Bears' (1976)
  • ‘Rocky' (1976) 
  • ‘Hoop Dreams (1994)

Which sport is best for girls?

Most Popular And Best Sports For Girls
  • Golf.
  • Softball.
  • Lacrosse.
  • Swimming.
  • Tennis.
  • Volleyball.
  • Basketball.
  • Soccer.

What is a good sport to start at 13?

Sports for Life and Leisure

Golf, jogging, tennis, skiing, or biking, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Healthy Children website, are lifetime or lifelong sports that will provide your teen with lots of physical exercises today and in the future.

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