Most Loved Sports Movies

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LAKE PLACID, NY – FEB 22: Team USA celebrates their 4-3 victory over the Soviet Union in the semi-final Men’s Ice Hockey event at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York on February 22, 1980. The game was dubbed “the Miracle on Ice”. The USA went on to win the gold medal by defeating Finland 4-2 in the gold medal game. (Photo by Steve Powell /Getty Images)

Makenzy Bozosi, staff writer

There are lots of legendary sports movies around. Everyone has their favorite that they love. Here’s a little bit about a couple of the most loved for eight different sports.

Hockey: Miracle

~ A true story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team winning the gold medal by defeating the powerful soviet union.

Rotten Tomato: 58%

Martial Arts: The Karate Kid

~Daniel moves to Southern California, but quickly gets bullied. Fortunately, Daniel’s best friend Mr. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him karate and preparing him to compete.

Rotten Tomato: 90%

Football: Remember the Titans

~In 1971 high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all black with an all white school, the love for football was put to the test.

Rotten Tomato:73%

Baseball: Sandlot

~When Scottie Smalls moves to a new neighborhood, he makes friends, who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on adventures and play lots of baseball.

Rotten Tomato: 59%

Boxing: Rocky

~Rocky, a small time boxer, is chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion.

Rotten Tomato: 93%

Horse Racing: Secretariat

~ Veteran trainer Lucien, foster a gifted colt that crosses the finish line into history as the triple crown in 1973.

Rotten Tomato: 63%

Basketball: Air Bud

~High schooler Josh signs up to be the school’s basketball team’s manager and discovers that his pet dog Bud, a stray golden retriever can play his sport.

Rotten Tomato: 43%

Cheer: Bring It On

~The Toro cheer squad fights against rivals and gives it all that they’ve got and pushed themselves to limits they didn’t know they had and defeated their rivals.  

Rotten Tomato: 63%