Top Sports Dramas movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent The Blind Side on DVD The Blind Side
Synopsis
In this sports drama based on a true story, affluent couple Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy take in Michael, a homeless teenager. Leigh Anne helps him catch up academically and nurtures his growth into a football powerhouse.
Cast
Cast
Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox, Kathy Bates, Catherine Dyer
Director
Director
John Lee Hancock
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Football, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Invictus on DVD Invictus
Synopsis
This drama based on real-life events tells the story of what happened after the end of apartheid when newly elected President Nelson Mandela used the 1995 World Cup rugby matches to unite his people in South Africa.
Cast
Cast
Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Julian Lewis Jones, Adojoa Andoh, Marguerite Wheatley, Leleti Khumalo, Patrick Lyster, Penny Downie
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Social Issue Dramas, Sports Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent The Fighter on DVD The Fighter
Synopsis
After a string of defeats, boxer Mickey Ward rediscovers his fighting will with help from his trainer and half-brother, Dicky -- a once-talented pugilist and small-town hero now battling drug addiction.
Cast
Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Melissa McMeekin, Bianca Hunter, Erica McDermott, Jill Quigg, Dendrie Taylor, Kate B. O'Brien
Director
Director
David O. Russell
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Boxing, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Stories
Rent Million Dollar Baby on DVD Million Dollar Baby
Synopsis
Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro, and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Lucia Rijker, Anthony Mackie, Margo Martindale, Riki Lindhome, Michael Peña, Benito Martinez, Bruce MacVittie, Brian F. O'Byrne
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Boxing, Women In Sports, Tearjerkers, Sports Stories, Blockbusters
Rent The Wrestler on DVD The Wrestler
Synopsis
Mickey Rourke stars as retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson, who returns to the ring to work his way up the circuit for a final shot at defeating his longtime rival. Along the way, he tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Cast
Cast
Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry, Judah Friedlander, Ernest Miller, Giovanni Roselli, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Anna-Karin Eskilsson, Wass M. Stevens
Director
Director
Darren Aronofsky
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Indie Dramas, Wrestling, Sports Stories
Rent Moneyball on DVD Moneyball
Synopsis
An all-star cast brings to life the true story of Billy Beane, a former jock turned general manager who uses unconventional methods to bring the best players to the Oakland A's, a Major League Baseball team struggling against financial hardship.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt, Stephen Bishop, Reed Diamond, Brent Jennings, Ken Medlock, Tammy Blanchard, Glenn Morshower, Kathryn Morris
Director
Director
Bennett Miller
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Dramas, Sports Stories, Baseball
Rent Coach Carter on DVD Coach Carter
Synopsis
Samuel L. Jackson stars in the true story of high school basketball coach Ken Carter, who controversially puts school before sports and benches his entire undefeated team because of poor academic performance.
Cast
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, Robert Ri'chard, Rick Gonzalez, Nana Gbewonyo, Antwon Tanner, Channing Tatum, Ashanti, Texas Battle, Denise Dowse
Director
Director
Thomas Carter
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Triumph of the Underdogs, Basketball, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Stories
Rent We Are Marshall on DVD We Are Marshall
Synopsis
After a plane crash takes the lives of most of Marshall University's football team, new coach Jack Lengyel must rally the surviving players and a grieving community to victory in this drama based on actual events.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Fox, Matthew McConaughey, David Strathairn, Anthony Mackie, Ian McShane, Kate Mara, January Jones, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Robert Patrick, Brian Geraghty, Tommy Cresswell, Nina Jones
Director
Director
McG
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Tearjerkers, Football
Rent Cinderella Man on DVD Cinderella Man
Synopsis
Russell Crowe stars in this riveting biopic about legendary boxer Jim Braddock, who arrived on the scene during the Great Depression at a time when Americans were woefully in need of a hero.
Cast
Cast
Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Connor Price, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill, Ron Canada, Boyd Banks, Fulvio Cecere, Angelo Tsarouchas
Director
Director
Ron Howard
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Secretariat on DVD Secretariat
Synopsis
When Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's thoroughbred stable, she transforms from housewife to horse breeder -- and owner of the colt that will take the 1973 Triple Crown -- in this dramatic biopic.
Cast
Cast
Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis, Otto Thorwarth, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Cromwell, Scott Glenn, Michael Harding
Director
Director
Randall Wallace
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Disney, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Period Pieces
Rent Invincible on DVD Invincible
Synopsis
Devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan Vince Papale has just lost his wife and his job as a substitute teacher. But by impressing his favorite NFL team's coach in open tryouts and winning a place on the field, he turns a terrible year into a winner.
Cast
Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway, Michael Rispoli, Kirk Acevedo, Dov Davidoff, Michael Kelly
Director
Director
Ericson Core
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Football, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Stories, Period Pieces
Rent Glory Road on DVD Glory Road
Synopsis
In 1965, Coach Don Haskins inherits a losing basketball team at Texas Western University and brings on seven black players, angering others at the school and resulting in threats of violent retaliation.
Cast
Cast
Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols, Jon Voight, Evan Jones, Schin A.S. Kerr, Alphonso McAuley, Mehcad Brooks, Tatyana Ali, Emily Deschanel, Sam Jones III
Director
Director
James Gartner
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Social Issue Dramas, Period Pieces
Rent Trouble with the Curve on DVD Trouble with the Curve
Synopsis
Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, Robert Patrick, Scott Eastwood, Joe Massingill, Matt Bush, Chelcie Ross
Director
Director
Robert Lorenz
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Baseball, Sports Stories
Rent Seabiscuit on DVD Seabiscuit
Synopsis
A knobble-kneed colt becomes a winning thoroughbred at the hands of its owner, its unorthodox trainer and its jockey, a half-blind ex-prizefighter, in this Depression-era drama based on the true story of champion racehorse Seabiscuit.
Cast
Cast
Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Gary Stevens, William H. Macy, Kingston DuCoeur, Eddie Jones, Annie Corley, Ed Lauter, Michael O'Neill, David McCullough
Director
Director
Gary Ross
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Horse Racing, Triumph of the Underdogs, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The World's Fastest Indian on DVD The World's Fastest Indian
Synopsis
This fact-based drama stars Anthony Hopkins as quirky New Zealander Burt Munro, a 67-year-old grandfather who flies across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break into the record books on his customized Indian Scout motorcycle.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Greenwood, Diane Ladd, Jessica Cauffiel, Walton Goggins, Patrick John Flueger, Chris Williams, Christopher Lawford, Paul Rodriguez, Chris Bruno
Director
Director
Roger Donaldson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Indie Dramas, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Motorcycles & Motocross, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Radio on DVD Radio
Synopsis
When a high school football coach befriends a developmentally disabled man nicknamed "Radio" -- who's the target of teasing -- their friendship raises eyebrows. But Radio's growth under the coach's guidance causes the townsfolk to think differently.
Cast
Cast
Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard, S. Epatha Merkerson, Brent Sexton, Chris Mulkey, Sarah Drew, Riley Smith, Debra Winger
Director
Director
Michael Tollin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Football, Tearjerkers, Period Pieces
Rent Rocky Balboa on DVD Rocky Balboa
Synopsis
Long retired from boxing, Rocky runs a restaurant in his blue-collar neighborhood as he mourns the loss of wife, Adrian. Also suffering from a strained relationship with his son, Rocky seeks a new purpose in life -- which leads him back to the ring.
Cast
Cast
Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Antonio Tarver, Tony Burton, Burt Young, Michael Buffer, Henry G. Sanders, Lahmard J. Tate, A.J. Benza, Mike Tyson
Director
Director
Sylvester Stallone
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Boxing
Rent The Express on DVD The Express
Synopsis
Rob Brown stars as trailblazer Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. Dubbed the "Elmira Express" because of his tireless drive, Davis also lived up to the title off the field fighting for racial equality. Director Gary Fleder's inspiring biopic co-stars Dennis Quaid as Ben Schwartzwalder, the crusty Syracuse University coach who teaches Davis the game and in return learns much from his bold civil rights achievements.
Cast
Cast
Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Charles S. Dutton, Saul Rubinek, Clancy Brown, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Aunjanue Ellis, Justin Martin, Geoff Stults, Frank Grillo
Director
Director
Gary Fleder
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Biographies, Football, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Sports Stories
Rent Gridiron Gang on DVD Gridiron Gang
Synopsis
In this moving drama, a probation officer at a detention camp for juvenile delinquents hopes to mold teen inmates into a successful football team -- but his superiors have their doubts. With a spirited co-worker's help, he just may prove them wrong.
Cast
Cast
Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell, Leon Rippy, Kevin Dunn, Jade Yorker, David V. Thomas, Setu Taase, Brandon Smith, Jamal Mixon, Mary Mara
Director
Director
Phil Joanou
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Football, Sports Stories
Rent The Greatest Game Ever Played on DVD The Greatest Game Ever Played
Synopsis
With a pint-sized caddie at his side, amateur golfer Francis Ouimet shocked the world at the 1913 U.S. Open when he outplayed defending British champ Harry Vardon in what was dubbed "The Greatest Game Ever Played."
Cast
Cast
Tyler Brody Stein, Shia LaBeouf, Elias Koteas, Josh Flitter, Max Kasch, Stephen Dillane, Peter Firth, Peyton List, Jackie Burroughs, Luke Askew, Len Cariou
Director
Director
Bill Paxton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces, Golf, Disney
Rent 42 on DVD 42
Synopsis
This biopic focuses on the relationship between baseball icon Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, who signed Robinson and in 1947 made him the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era.
Cast
Cast
Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Lucas Black, André Holland, Alan Tudyk, Brett Cullen, John C. McGinley, T.R. Knight, Brad Beyer, Jud Tylor
Director
Director
Brian Helgeland
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Baseball, Sports Stories, Period Pieces
Rent Just Wright on DVD Just Wright
Synopsis
Good-hearted physical therapist Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) is looking for romance but keeps finding duds until she meets professional basketball player Scott McKnight (Common). When Scott suffers a major injury, it's up to Leslie to save his career. Leslie and Scott become close as they work together, but Leslie's beautiful, gold-digging childhood chum -- who is also Scott's estranged girlfriend -- threatens their relationship.
Cast
Cast
Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, James Pickens Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Pam Grier, Laz Alonso, Mehcad Brooks, Michael Landes, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade
Director
Director
Sanaa Hamri
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Sports Dramas
Rent Miracle on DVD Miracle
Synopsis
Focused on achieving the impossible -- defeating the Soviet Union's unbeaten hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics -- brash U.S. hockey coach Herb Brooks unites a motley group of college athletes and turns them into a force to be reckoned with.
Cast
Cast
Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich, Sean McCann, Kenneth Welsh, Eddie Cahill, Patrick O'Brien Demsey, Michael Mantenuto, Nathan West, Kenneth Mitchell, Eric Peter-Kaiser, Bobby Hanson, Joseph Cure, Billy Schneider
Director
Director
Gavin O'Connor
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Triumph of the Underdogs, Ice Hockey, Olympics & Other Games, 20th Century Period Pieces, Sports Stories, Period Pieces, Disney, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Soul Surfer on DVD Soul Surfer
Synopsis
From director Sean McNamara comes this inspiring film that dramatizes the real-life story of Bethany Hamilton, a Hawaiian teen who bravely returns to competitive surfing after losing her left arm in a vicious shark attack.
Cast
Cast
AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, Lorraine Nicholson, Kevin Sorbo, Carrie Underwood, Ross Thomas, Chris Brochu, Jeremy Sumpter, Craig T. Nelson
Director
Director
Sean McNamara
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Dramas, Surfing & Boardsports
Rent Friday Night Lights on DVD Friday Night Lights
Synopsis
Peter Berg directs this gritty but heartwarming tale, based on a book by H.G. Bissinger, that chronicles the efforts of Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton), the coach of a local football team in small-town Odessa, Texas, to propel his squad to the state championships. But the path to glory is paved with racial and economic strife, and the coach must help his players navigate through the maze so they can play like winners.
Cast
Cast
Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Lee Jackson, Lee Thompson Young, Tim McGraw, Grover Coulson, Connie Britton
Director
Director
Peter Berg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Football, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Sports Stories, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Annapolis on DVD Annapolis
Synopsis
To prove himself in the cutthroat world of the U.S. Naval Academy, a struggling freshman trained in the school of hard knocks enters a fiercely competitive boxing contest -- but does he have what it takes to make it?
Cast
Cast
James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Jim Parrack, Donnie Wahlberg, Brian Goodman, Billy Finnigan, Katie Hein, Jimmy Lin, Charles Napier, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Roger Fan, McCaleb Burnett, Wilmer Calderon
Director
Director
Justin Lin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Sports Dramas, Boxing
Rent Unbroken on DVD Unbroken
Synopsis
This inspiring tale of survival is based on the real-life experiences of Louis Zamperini, an American pilot held by the Japanese during World War II. After his plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean, Zamperini spends 47 days adrift before his capture.
Cast
Cast
Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney, Jack O'Connell, Alex Russell, John D'Leo
Director
Director
Angelina Jolie
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas
Rent Green Street Hooligans on DVD Green Street Hooligans
Synopsis
Drawn into a bogus drug scandal by his wealthy roommate, a high-achieving Harvard newspaper editor is kicked out of school just a few months shy of getting his degree and flies to London to live with his sister and her family.
Cast
Cast
Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Marc Warren, Rafe Spall, Ross McCall, Kieran Bew, Geoff Bell, Terence Jay
Director
Director
Lexi Alexander
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Indie Dramas, Crime Action, Sports Dramas, United Kingdom
Rent Facing the Giants on DVD Facing the Giants
Synopsis
This inspirational drama combines faith and football in the tale of high school coach Grant Taylor (Alex Kendrick), who faces a losing team, a fading marriage and the possibility of being fired, but rises above failure to create a winning spirit on the field. While dangling at the end of his rope, Taylor puts his life in God's hands and, in doing so, finds a stronger purpose in this spiritual film from sibling writers Alex and Stephen Kendrick.
Cast
Cast
James Blackwell, Bailey Cave, Shannen Fields, Tracy Goode, Alex Kendrick, Jim McBride, Tommy McBride, Steve Williams
Director
Director
Alex Kendrick
Genres
Genres
Faith & Spirituality, Inspirational Stories, Sports Dramas, Sports Stories, Football, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films
Rent Win Win on DVD Win Win
Synopsis
When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother retrieves him.
Cast
Cast
Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young, Melanie Lynskey, Alex Shaffer, Margo Martindale, David W. Thompson
Director
Director
Thomas McCarthy
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Sports Dramas, Indie Comedies, Wrestling
Rent Warrior on DVD Warrior
Synopsis
Set in the violent world of mixed martial arts combat, this gritty drama follows two brothers at war with each other, who have pursued separate lives. But preparation for a championship bout soon leads the siblings back into each other's paths.
Cast
Cast
Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo, Kevin Dunn, Maximiliano Hernández, Bryan Callen, Sam Sheridan, Vanessa Martinez, Kurt Angle, Erik Apple
Director
Director
Gavin O'Connor
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Martial Arts
Rent Draft Day on DVD Draft Day
Synopsis
On the day of the NFL player draft, Cleveland general manager Sonny Weaver trades up to get the first pick in this breezy sports drama. And while his decision may save football in his city, it just might cost him his girlfriend ... and his team.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Sam Elliott, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Terry Crews, Ellen Burstyn, Chadwick Boseman
Director
Director
Ivan Reitman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas
Rent The Hurricane on DVD The Hurricane
Synopsis
At the zenith of his boxing career, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter finds himself wrongly convicted of a triple homicide and facing life in jail. While in prison, Carter pens his autobiography, which inspires advocates to help prove his innocence.
Cast
Cast
Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah, Dan Hedaya, Debbi Morgan, Clancy Brown
Director
Director
Norman Jewison
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Crime Dramas, Courtroom Dramas, Sports Dramas, Boxing
Rent Raging Bull on DVD Raging Bull
Synopsis
Robert De Niro won an Oscar for his portrayal of self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese's widely acclaimed biopic, which paints a raw portrait of a tormented soul unable to control his violent outbursts.
Cast
Cast
Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana, Mario Gallo, Frank Adonis, Joseph Bono
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Sports Stories, Boxing, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Remember the Titans on DVD Remember the Titans
Synopsis
The year is 1971, and the people of Alexandria, Va., are none too pleased when African American Herman Boone is given the nod to head a newly integrated football team. As the season progresses, however, their contentious attitudes begin to change.
Cast
Cast
Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst, Donald Faison, Ryan Gosling, Kate Bosworth, Hayden Panettiere, Kip Pardue, Gregory Allen Howard, Scott Miles
Director
Director
Boaz Yakin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Triumph of the Underdogs, 20th Century Period Pieces, Social Issue Dramas, Football, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Pride on DVD Pride
Synopsis
In this sports-driven drama based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis changes lives and shocks his Philadelphia community when, aided by a janitor, he sets out to form the city's first black swim team. Along the way, he battles rigid rules and racism.
Cast
Cast
Terrence Howard, Tom Arnold, Bernie Mac, Louis Dupuy, Carol Dupuy, Kevin Phillips, Jeff Galpin, Louis Herthum, Alphonso McAuley, Trevor Morgan
Director
Director
Sunu Gonera
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, African-American Dramas, Water Sports
Rent Creed on DVD Creed
Synopsis
Putting a new twist on the Rocky Balboa legend, this spinoff drama follows young boxer Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of Rocky's onetime nemesis Apollo Creed. Looking for a mentor, Adonis travels to Philadelphia to ask for Rocky's help.
Cast
Cast
Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Bellew
Director
Director
Ryan Coogler
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Boxing, Blockbusters
Rent Finding Forrester on DVD Finding Forrester
Synopsis
After recognizing a high school basketball star's exceptional writing talent, award-winning novelist William Forrester decides to mentor the youngster, who harbors a passion not usually associated with jocks: He's obsessed with words.
Cast
Cast
Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, April Grace, Michael Pitt, Michael Nouri, Richard Easton, Glenn Fitzgerald
Director
Director
Gus Van Sant
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Sports Dramas
Rent The Legend of Bagger Vance on DVD The Legend of Bagger Vance
Synopsis
Devastated by his experiences during World War I, once-promising golfer Rannulph Junuh has become a poker-playing alcoholic whose perfect swing is gone -- until mysterious caddy Bagger Vance enters the picture to help Junuh make a comeback.
Cast
Cast
Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill, Joel Gretsch, Jack Lemmon, J. Michael Moncrief, Lane Smith, Peter Gerety, Michael O'Neill, Thomas Jay Ryan, Dermot Crowley, Harve Presnell, Danny Nelson
Director
Director
Robert Redford
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Golf, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Sports Stories, Period Pieces
Rent Concussion on DVD Concussion
Synopsis
When Dr. Bennet Omalu's autopsy studies lead him to conclude that multiple concussions could be the underlying cause of the brain disorders suffered by many U.S. football players, he encounters harsh resistance from the NFL establishment.
Cast
Cast
Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Morse, Albert Brooks
Director
Director
Peter Landesman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent Rush on DVD Rush
Synopsis
This dramatic portrayal of the intense 1970s rivalry between race drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt captures the contrasts between the two champions. While Hunt was a charming and handsome ladies' man, Lauda was a loner with a single goal: victory.
Cast
Cast
Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino, Natalie Dormer, Christian McKay
Director
Director
Ron Howard
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Auto Racing, 20th Century Period Pieces, Motorsports, Sports Stories, Period Pieces
Rent Peaceful Warrior on DVD Peaceful Warrior
Synopsis
College gymnast Dan Millman had everything he could ever want, until an injury changed his life forever. During his recovery, fate presents Dan with a wife and a stranger named Socrates, who unlocks a world of wisdom and spiritual understanding.
Cast
Cast
Scott Mechlowicz, Nick Nolte, Amy Smart, Tim DeKay, Ashton Holmes, Paul Wesley, B.J. Britt, Agnes Bruckner, Ray Wise, Tom Tarantini, Beatrice Rosen, Scott Caudill, Matthew Prater, Bart Conner
Director
Director
Victor Salva
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Miscellaneous Sports, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Rookie on DVD The Rookie
Synopsis
In this inspiring true story, Jim Morris strikes an intriguing bargain with the Texas high school baseball team he coaches: If they make the playoffs, he'll try out for the big leagues.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Beth Grant, Angus T. Jones, Brian Cox, Rick Gonzalez, Chad Lindberg, Angelo Spizzirri, Royce D. Applegate, Russell Richardson, Raynor Scheine, David Blackwell
Director
Director
John Lee Hancock
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Triumph of the Underdogs, Sports Stories, Baseball, Blockbusters, Disney, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Lords of Dogtown on DVD Lords of Dogtown
Synopsis
A group of outcasts from California's Venice Beach change the face of skateboarding forever in this 1970s tale based on a true story, written by "Skateboard Godfather" Stacy Peralta, one of the competitive skaters portrayed in the film. Known as the Z-Boys, the radical riders invent a brazen style of skating and deal with heartache when the sport they live for turns into big business. Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch and Rebecca De Mornay co-star.
Cast
Cast
Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, John Robinson, Michael Angarano, Nikki Reed, Heath Ledger, Rebecca De Mornay, Johnny Knoxville, William Mapother, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Vincent Laresca, Brian Zarate, Pablo Schreiber, Elden Henson, Mitch Hedberg, Benjamin Nurick
Director
Director
Catherine Hardwicke
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Gracie on DVD Gracie
Synopsis
After a tragedy, 15-year-old Gracie channels her grief by fighting to get girls into varsity soccer. Despite her passion and resolve, she's blocked on all sides as she argues for the right of women to play competitive soccer.
Cast
Cast
Carly Schroeder, Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney, Andrew Shue, Jesse Lee Soffer, Laila Liliana, Christopher Shand, Karl Girolamo, Emma Bell, Trevor Heins, Josh Barclay Caras
Director
Director
Davis Guggenheim
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Teen Dramas, Women In Sports, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces, Soccer
Rent Lucky You on DVD Lucky You
Synopsis
A gifted young poker player works to beat his personal demons and win the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. In the process, he connects with a struggling musician and his obstinate father, who is himself a two-time World Series of Poker champion.
Cast
Cast
Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Debra Messing, Horatio Sanz, Charles Martin Smith, Saverio Guerra, Jean Smart, Robert Downey Jr., Delaine Yates
Director
Director
Curtis Hanson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Gambling Dramas
Rent Goal! The Dream Begins on DVD Goal! The Dream Begins
Synopsis
For as long as Santiago can remember, he's had a passion for playing soccer, a pastime his father wishes he'd give up. But the world takes notice when a British scout spies Santiago playing in an amateur match and persuades him to come to England.
Cast
Cast
Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Stephen Dillane, Marcel Iures, Anna Friel, Tony Plana, Kieran O'Brien, Sean Pertwee, Miriam Colon, Cassandra Bell
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Director
Danny Cannon
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Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Soccer, Sports Stories
Rent Never Back Down on DVD Never Back Down
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When quick-tempered teenager Jake Tyler moves to a new town and faces the challenges of attending a new high school, he seeks solace in an underground fight club, where he's taken under the wing of a mixed martial arts expert.
Cast
Cast
Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet, Evan Peters, Leslie Hope, Djimon Hounsou, Wyatt Smith, Neil Brown Jr., Lauren Leech, Affion Crockett, Ryan Watson, Jill Sayre, Chris Adler, Alexandria Iona, Rachael Thompson, Wolfgang J. Weber, Steven Crowley, Tom Nowicki, David Zelon, Chris Lindsay
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Director
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Genres
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Rent Million Dollar Arm on DVD Million Dollar Arm
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Looking to save his failing business, sports agent J.B. Bernstein launches a reality show to find India's best cricketers, with the goal of turning them into professional baseball players and signing them to Major League contracts.
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Cast
Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin
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Director
Craig Gillespie
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Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Baseball, Disney
Rent Ali on DVD Ali
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From his epic victories to his anti-war stance, Muhammad Ali stirred controversy during the decades in which he ruled the ring. This biopic centers on the boxing legend's personal and professional life, framed by the social climate of his heyday.
Cast
Cast
Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona Gaye, Michael Michele
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Director
Michael Mann
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Genres
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Rent Chasing Mavericks on DVD Chasing Mavericks
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This thrilling biopic tells the story of legendary surfer Jay Moriarity's quest to ride the monstrous Northern California waves at Mavericks -- and details his close friendship with surfing mentor Frosty Hesson.
Cast
Cast
Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin, Greg Long, Peter Mel, Zach Wormhoudt, Devin Crittenden, Taylor Handley
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Director
Curtis Hanson, Michael Apted
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Genres
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Rent Saint Ralph on DVD Saint Ralph
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Ralph (Adam Butcher) is a typical teenager with atypical questions, the largest of which concerns his mother. She's fallen into a coma, and the 14-year-old has set his sights on winning the 1954 Boston Marathon in a makeshift barter with God to make his mother well. His teacher, Father Hibbert (Campbell Scott), wants to encourage his dream, but in doing so, he goes up against the reserved, ever-realistic Father Fitzpatrick (Gordon Pinsent).
Cast
Cast
Adam Butcher, Campbell Scott, Gordon Pinsent, Jennifer Tilly, Tamara Hope, Frank Crudele, Michael Kanev, Chris Ploszczansky, Paulette Sinclair, Shauna MacDonald
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Director
Michael McGowan
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Rent McFarland, USA on DVD McFarland, USA
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Track coach Jim White's search for work leads him to a high school in California's Central Valley with a largely Latino student body. After White and his determined athletes establish a bond of trust, remarkable achievements are on the horizon.
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Cast
Maria Bello, Elsie Fisher, Morgan Saylor, Vincent Martella, Daniel Moncada, Kevin Costner
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Director
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Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Disney
Rent Southpaw on DVD Southpaw
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With his unique and brutally effective boxing style, Billy has become a rising star in the fighting world. But when his wife's death sends the pugilist into a downward spiral, it will take a former boxer to intervene and remake Billy as a champion.
Cast
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, 50 Cent, Oona Laurence
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Director
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Genres
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Two very different runners -- hotshot Jewish Cambridge scholar Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) and rigid Presbyterian missionary Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson) -- compete for the British team in the 1924 Olympics, facing intense pressure and complex personal tests of faith. Hugh Hudson directs this edifying 1981 Best Picture Oscar winner, which is based on a true story. Ian Holm co-stars as Abrahams's mentor, Sam Mussabini.
Cast
Cast
Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers, Daniel Gerroll, Alice Krige, Cherly Campbell, John Gielgud, Lindsay Anderson, Ian Holm, Richard Griffiths
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Director
Hugh Hudson
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Genres
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Rent Forever Strong on DVD Forever Strong
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Rick (Sean Faris) is a star player on his dad's rugby team until a DUI lands him in a reformatory. While he's serving his sentence, tough rival coach Larry Gelwix (Gary Cole) allows him to play for his team, which helps Rick straighten up his act. Upon his release, however, Rick becomes a pariah to his former teammates and even his father when he refuses to divulge Gelwix's strategies. Sean Astin co-stars in this inspiring true story.
Cast
Cast
Gary Cole, Sean Faris, Neal McDonough, Sean Astin, Arielle Kebbel, Penn Badgley, Olesya Rulin, Julie Warner, Nathan West, Max Kasch
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Director
Ryan Little
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Genres
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After accepting a job to coach high school basketball, Clay Driscoll (Jeffrey Donovan) is disappointed to discover he's been assigned to the girls' team. But the harder he works his female players, the more he sees that they're just as capable of greatness. Samantha Mathis and Bruce Dern co-star in this small-town sports drama based on the true story of an Oklahoma coach who led his team to the state championships in the 1960s.
Cast
Cast
Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Dern, Samantha Mathis, Bob Gunton, Alicia Lagano, Kristin Brye, Chris Ellis, Dan Moseley, Chloe Russell
Director
Director
Robert Collector
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Genres
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After he catches the eye of a scout while playing in his native Dominican Republic, baseball prospect Miguel "Sugar" Santos is recruited to play in the minor leagues in the Midwest, where he has difficultly adapting both on and off the field.
Cast
Cast
Algenis Pérez Soto, Rayniel Rufino, André Holland, Ann Whitney, Ellary Porterfield, Jaime Tirelli, Jose Rijo, Michael Gaston, Alina Vargas, Richard Bull, Kelvin Leonardo Garcia
Director
Director
Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
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Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Indie Dramas, Sports Stories, Baseball
Rent Race on DVD Race
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While Hitler saw the 1936 Berlin Olympics as an opportunity to demonstrate Aryan supremacy, one African-American man -- Jesse Owens -- shattered that dream with a display of athleticism that resulted in four gold medals. This film tells his story.
Cast
Cast
Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, Carice van Houten
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Director
Stephen Hopkins
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Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, African-American Dramas, Sports Dramas
Rent Resurrecting the Champ on DVD Resurrecting the Champ
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Sportswriter Erik Kernan is struggling to boost his career, live up to his father's legacy and be a better father to his own son. Complicating matters is his friendship with a homeless man who claims to be one-time boxing champion Bob Satterfield.
Cast
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Dakota Goyo, Alan Alda, Rachel Nichols, Teri Hatcher, Kristen Shaw, Nick Sandow, David Paymer, Harry Lennix, Peter Coyote
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Director
Rod Lurie
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Rent Any Given Sunday on DVD Any Given Sunday
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Master director Oliver Stone crafted this look at the gritty world of professional football, capturing the trials and tribulations of the fictional Miami Sharks, a team beset by unnecessary roughness on and off the field. Stone's brilliant ensemble cast includes Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Dennis Quaid in a full-blown assault on the senses, portraying every tackle, pass -- and torn ligament -- in vivid detail.
Cast
Cast
Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, James Woods, Ann-Margret, Lauren Holly
Director
Director
Oliver Stone
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Football, Sports Stories, Blockbusters
Rent For Love of the Game on DVD For Love of the Game
Synopsis
An aging pitcher whose future on the mound is uncertain, Billy Chapel suddenly finds himself within reach of baseball's ultimate accomplishment: a perfect game. But his mind is elsewhere as (between pitches) he reflects on his failing relationship.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly, Jena Malone, Brian Cox, J.K. Simmons, Vin Scully, Steve Lyons, Carmine Giovinazzo, Bill E. Rogers
Director
Director
Sam Raimi
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Genres
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Rent Rocky on DVD Rocky
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When world heavyweight boxing champ Apollo Creed announces he'll give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers pick palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark.
Cast
Cast
Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, Jimmy Gambina, Jodi Letizia, Tony Burton
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Director
John G. Avildsen
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Genres
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Rent Rudy on DVD Rudy
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In this fact-based drama about the triumph of the human spirit, scrawny high schooler Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) dreams of playing football at Notre Dame. But his father (Ned Beatty) can't afford to send him, so he ends up at a college across the street instead. Undaunted, Rudy eventually transfers to Notre Dame, where he takes on duties assisting the groundskeeper (Charles S. Dutton) and joins the school's practice squad.
Cast
Cast
Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Greta Lind, Scott Benjaminson, Mary Ann Thebus, Charles S. Dutton, Lili Taylor, Christopher Reed, Deborah Wittenberg, Christopher Erwin, Vince Vaughn, Jason Miller
Director
Director
David Anspaugh
Genres
Genres
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Rent Against the Ropes on DVD Against the Ropes
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This drama based on a true story follows the rise of Jackie Kallen, a boxing promoter's assistant who becomes the sport's first female manager. Jackie snags her protégé, Luther Shaw, while witnessing a scuffle over a drug deal.
Cast
Cast
Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Charles S. Dutton, Tony Shalhoub, Tim Daly, Joe Cortese, Kerry Washington, Sean Bell
Director
Director
Charles S. Dutton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Boxing, Sports Stories
Rent The Hustler on DVD The Hustler
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Paul Newman scores as pool shark "Fast Eddie" Felson, who tours the country hustling games -- even challenging reigning champion Minnesota Fats -- in this brooding drama that explores the synergies between good and evil, love and desperation.
Cast
Cast
Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Michael Constantine, Stefan Gierasch
Director
Director
Robert Rossen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Gambling Dramas, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Blue Crush on DVD Blue Crush
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Anne Marie lives to surf. She hits the Hawaiian beach every day before dawn, riding the waves all day with her friends Eden and Lena. But when she falls for pro football player Matt, will she let love get in the way of her lifelong dream?
Cast
Cast
Kate Bosworth, Matthew Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Sanoe Lake, Mika Boorem, Chris Taloa, Kala Alexander, Ruben Tejada, Kaupena Miranda, Asa Aquino, Faizon Love
Director
Director
John Stockwell
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Sports Dramas, Surfing & Boardsports, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Field of Dreams on DVD Field of Dreams
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Kevin Costner stars as an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play. James Earl Jones and Burt Lancaster co-star as a reclusive writer and a young slugger turned doctor, respectively, with Ray Liotta turning in a pivotal performance as "Shoeless" Joe Jackson.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Frank Whaley, Dwier Brown, Fern Persons, Kelly Coffield, Steve Eastin
Director
Director
Phil Alden Robinson
Genres
Genres
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Rent The Final Season on DVD The Final Season
Synopsis
The tiny town of Norway, Iowa, loves baseball -- particularly the games played by the local high school team, the Tigers. So when authorities decide the town is too small for its own school, the residents are devastated. Sean Astin stars as the rookie coach who must lead the Tigers to victory for one last season in this touching drama based on a true story. Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Michael Angarano, Larry Miller and Tom Arnold co-star.
Cast
Cast
Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Michael Angarano, Tom Arnold, Mackenzie Astin, Brett Claywell, Marshall Bell, Holly Bonelli, Larry Miller
Director
Director
David M. Evans
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Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Sports Dramas, Sports Stories, Baseball, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent Seven Days in Utopia on DVD Seven Days in Utopia
Synopsis
Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas -- where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut. Luckily for Luke, a cagey old rancher enters his life there to change it -- and him -- forever.
Cast
Cast
Lucas Black, Robert Duvall, Melissa Leo, Deborah Ann Woll, Robert Bear, Brian Geraghty, Dora Madison Burge, Jerry Ferrera, Sarah Jayne Jensen, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Josh Painting
Director
Director
Matt Russell
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Golf
Rent The Perfect Game on DVD The Perfect Game
Synopsis
A seemingly impossible dream of playing baseball for the United States becomes a reality for a group of youngsters from an impoverished Mexican city in this poignant drama based on actual events.
Cast
Cast
Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Jake T. Austin, Emilie de Ravin, Bruce McGill, Jansen Panettiere, Moises Arias, Patricia Manterola, David Koechner, Louis Gossett Jr.
Director
Director
William Dear
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Family Dramas, Triumph of the Underdogs, Dramas Based on Real Life, Baseball, Sports Stories, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent North Face on DVD North Face
Synopsis
In 1936, young German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser face off against a rival Austrian duo in an attempt to be the first team to scale the infamous north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps.
Cast
Cast
Benno Fürmann, Johanna Wokalek, Florian Lukas, Simon Schwarz, Georg Friedrich, Ulrich Tukur, Erwin Steinhauer, Branko Samarovski, Petra Morze, Hanspeter Müller
Director
Director
Philipp Stölzl
Genres
Genres
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Rent The Natural on DVD The Natural
Synopsis
Gifted baseball player Roy Hobbs -- whose life has taken some unexpected turns -- becomes a 35-year-old rookie sensation who helps a cellar-dwelling team get back in the game in this mythic film that's as epic as America's national pastime.
Cast
Cast
Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard Farnsworth, Joe Don Baker, Darren McGavin
Director
Director
Barry Levinson
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Rent Jerry Maguire on DVD Jerry Maguire
Synopsis
After years of successfully navigating the shark-infested waters of sports management, Jerry Maguire experiences a crisis of conscience and leaves his high-powered job behind, with only one loyal football client and a starry-eyed co-worker in tow.
Cast
Cast
Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, Bonnie Hunt, Regina King, Jonathan Lipnicki, Donal Logue, Lucy Liu
Director
Director
Cameron Crowe
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Sports Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Sports Dramas, Football, Triumph of the Underdogs, Sports Stories, Blockbusters
Rent Redbelt on DVD Redbelt
Synopsis
In this riveting character study, a jujitsu master in a financial bind considers entering the arena to compete for cash -- which goes against his values and his integrity. When a gun mishap adds to his debt, he's left at the mercy of gangland thugs.
Cast
Cast
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Alice Braga, Randy Couture, Ricky Jay, Joe Mantegna, Emily Mortimer, David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon, Rodrigo Santoro
Director
Director
David Mamet
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Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Sports Dramas, Martial Arts
Rent The Basketball Diaries on DVD The Basketball Diaries
Synopsis
Jim Carroll's autobiographical novel chronicles a young basketball player's descent into addiction. As Jim's (Leonardo DiCaprio) experimentation gives way to a heroin habit supported by prostitution, a former addict (Ernie Hudson) may be the only one who can save him. Haunting and real, director Scott Kalvert's drama is a powerful portrayal of chaos and redemption. Mark Wahlberg co-stars as one of Jim's degenerate pals.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Mark Wahlberg, Ernie Hudson, Juliette Lewis, Bruno Kirby, Michael Imperioli, James Madio, Patrick McGaw, Vincent Pastore
Director
Director
Scott Kalvert
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Indie Dramas, Basketball, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Breaking Away on DVD Breaking Away
Synopsis
After graduating from high school, Dave Stohler dreams of becoming a champion bicyclist. Posing as an exchange student to mask his working-class roots, he frustrates his parents and charms a local college girl.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley, Robyn Douglass, Hart Bochner, Amy Wright, Peter Maloney, John Ashton, Lisa Shure, Jennifer K. Mickel, P.J. Soles
Director
Director
Peter Yates
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Cycling, Sports Stories
Rent Hoosiers on DVD Hoosiers
Synopsis
High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach, abrasive and unlikable Norman Dale, whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Cast
Cast
Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley, Fern Persons, Chelcie Ross, Robert Swann, Michael O'Guinne
Director
Director
David Anspaugh
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Basketball, 20th Century Period Pieces, Sports Stories, Triumph of the Underdogs, Period Pieces
Rent Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius on DVD Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius
Synopsis
In this biopic, Jim Caviezel portrays Bobby Jones, the legendary golfer who received the title of Grand Slam Champion by winning the British Amateur, the British Open, the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur in just one year -- 1930. After defeating an illness in his youth, Jones went on to become a record-breaking champion at just 28 years old. Also an accomplished scholar, Jones obtained two college degrees and graduated from law school.
Cast
Cast
Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Northam, Claire Forlani, Malcolm McDowell, Aidan Quinn, Brett Rice, Connie Ray, Devon Gearhart, Bubba Lewis, Dan Albright
Director
Director
Rowdy Herrington
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Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Golf
Rent Ice Castles on DVD Ice Castles
Synopsis
When an accident causes her to go blind, a young ice skater loses hope -- but her hometown beau refuses to let her give up her dream of being an Olympic champion. With his help, can she work through her disability and regain her competitive spirit?
Cast
Cast
Taylor Firth, Rob Mayes, Henry Czerny, Morgan Kelly, Tattiawna Jones, Eve Crawford, Molly Oberstar, Amy Kerr, Michelle Kwan
Director
Director
Donald Wrye
Genres
Genres
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Rent Eddie the Eagle on DVD Eddie the Eagle
Synopsis
Forever endearing himself to the British public, Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards becomes the first Englishman to compete in the Winter Olympics ski jump, relying on valor to make up for his lack of experience and bad eyesight.
Cast
Cast
Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Jo Hartley, Tim McInnerny, Daniel Ings, Ania Sowinski
Director
Director
Dexter Fletcher
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Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Sports Comedies
Rent The Mighty Macs on DVD The Mighty Macs
Synopsis
Based on true events, this drama tells the story of Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino), who becomes the head women's basketball coach at Immaculata College in Pennsylvania and whips the team into shape to win the first women's basketball national championship. David Boreanaz co-stars as Cathy's husband, NBA referee Ed Rush, with Marley Shelton as a nun and assistant coach, and Ellen Burstyn as Mother Superior.
Cast
Cast
Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, Ellen Burstyn, David Boreanaz, Katie Hayek, Kim Blair, Margaret Anne Florence, Taylor Steele
Director
Director
Tim Chambers
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Women In Sports, Sports Dramas, Basketball, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Love & Basketball on DVD Love & Basketball
Synopsis
It's about winning, losing and playing the game. Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) grow up next door to each other playing basketball, fighting and falling in love. When simultaneous turns in the big leagues throw their off-court relationship off-kilter, the pair discovers that very little is fair in Love & Basketball. Spike Lee produced this warm, witty film.
Cast
Cast
Sanaa Lathan, Alfre Woodard, Omar Epps, Dennis Haysbert, Debbi Morgan, Kyla Pratt, Harry Lennix, Glenndon Chatman, Monica Calhoun, Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, Shar Jackson, Erika Ringor
Director
Director
Gina Prince
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Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Sports Dramas, Women In Sports, Basketball, African-American Romance, Sports Stories
Rent A League of Their Own on DVD A League of Their Own
Synopsis
Two small-town sisters join an all-female baseball league formed when World War II brings professional baseball to a standstill. As their team hits the road with its drunken coach, the siblings find troubles and triumphs on and off the field.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Rosie O'Donnell, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, Bill Pullman, Megan Cavanagh, Tracy Reiner, Bitty Schram, Don S. Davis, Renee Coleman, Ann Cusack
Director
Director
Penny Marshall
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Sports Dramas, Baseball, Women In Sports, Triumph of the Underdogs, 20th Century Period Pieces, Sports Stories, Period Pieces, Blockbusters, Ages 11-12
Rent 61* on DVD 61*
Synopsis
Turning a thoughtful lens on New York Yankee baseball legends Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle, director Billy Crystal's Emmy-winning HBO drama follows the two opposites as they attempt to break Babe Ruth's 1927 single-season home run record.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Michael Hall, Barry Pepper, Christopher McDonald, Joe Grifasi, Michael Nouri, Seymour Cassel, Thomas Jane, Bruce McGill, Chris Bauer
Director
Director
Billy Crystal
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Made-for-TV Movies, HBO, Sports Stories, Sports Dramas, Baseball, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent The Color of Money on DVD The Color of Money
Synopsis
In this sequel to The Hustler, "Fast" Eddie Felson has given up pool for life as a liquor salesman. But then he meets Vincent, a cocky young natural, and teacher and student hit the road together.
Cast
Cast
Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Paul Newman, Helen Shaver, John Turturro, Bill Cobbs, Robert Agins, Forest Whitaker
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Drama, Gambling Dramas, Sports Dramas, Sports Stories, Miscellaneous Sports, Blockbusters
Rent O on DVD O
Synopsis
This modern retelling of "Othello" takes place in an exclusive boarding school where Odin James is the star basketball player and sole black student. Jealousy drives the basketball coach's son into an elaborate and deadly scheme to take Odin down.
Cast
Cast
Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Julia Stiles, Andrew Keegan, Rain Phoenix, Martin Sheen, Anthony Johnson, John Heard, Christopher Jones, Chris Freihofer, Chris Dong, Elden Henson
Director
Director
Tim Blake Nelson
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Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Sports Dramas, Basketball
Rent Hardball on DVD Hardball
Synopsis
Gambler and all-around slouch Conor O'Neill owes someone a lot of money, so he strikes a bargain: he'll coach a Little League baseball team from Chicago's notorious Cabrini Green housing project if a friend will lend him money to square his debts.
Cast
Cast
Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, John Hawkes, Bryan Hearne, Julian Griffith, Michael B. Jordan, A. Delon Ellis Jr., Kristopher Lofton, DeWayne Warren, Graham Beckel
Director
Director
Brian Robbins
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Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Sports Comedies, Gambling Dramas
Rent Crossover on DVD Crossover
Synopsis
Noah Cruise (Wesley Jonathan) has the talent to be a professional cager but vows to use his sports scholarship to study medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, in this fast-paced urban drama. Meanwhile, Noah's buddy Tech (Anthony Mackie) is focused on getting his general equivalency diploma and winning an underground basketball game against a neighborhood rival. The supporting cast includes Wayne Brady as a former sports agent.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Mackie, Wesley Jonathan, Eva Pigford, Wayne Brady, Little JJ, Philip Champion, Alecia Fears, Kristen Wilson, William Johnson, Allen Payne
Director
Director
Preston A. Whitmore II
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Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Basketball
Rent Varsity Blues on DVD Varsity Blues
Synopsis
When the Coyotes' star quarterback suffers a knee injury, second-stringer Jonathan Moxon gets thrust into the spotlight. Moxon, however, is more interested in academic pursuits than in becoming a football hero, which doesn't sit well with his coach.
Cast
Cast
James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Ron Lester, Scott Caan, Richard Lineback, Tiffany C. Love, Amy Smart, Ali Larter, Eliel Swinton, Thomas F. Duffy, Jill Parker-Jones, Tonie Perensky, Joe Pichler, Mark Walters, Brady Coleman, James N. Harrell, Jesse Plemons
Director
Director
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Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Football, Sports Stories
Rent Driven on DVD Driven
Synopsis
High-octane thrills abound when Joe Tanto, a racecar driver sidelined by an accident, teams up with rookie hotshot Jimmy Bly to stage a comeback. Meanwhile, Tanto faces a relentless reporter and an ex-wife married to his rival.
Cast
Cast
Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue, Stacy Edwards, Til Schweiger, Gina Gershon, Estella Warren, Cristián de la Fuente, Robert Sean Leonard, Michael Boisvert
Director
Director
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Rent Brian's Song on DVD Brian's Song
Synopsis
This Emmy-winning drama focuses on the friendship between Chicago Bears fullback Brian Piccolo and running back Gale Sayers, which becomes a mutually motivating gridiron rivalry and inspiring strength when Piccolo is diagnosed with cancer.
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Wes Bentley stars as Walter Bahr, the legendary American who was inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame, in part because of his role in the history-changing 1950 World Cup match between the United States and England. The underdog Americans faced the esteemed Brits, known then as one of the best teams the sport had ever seen, in a heated match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In a classic David vs. Goliath scenario, the underdogs win out.
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Fed up with fending off bullies, bookish teen Cal Chetley joins his high school's wrestling team with hopes that his older brother, Mike -- a gifted athlete who wrestled in high school and college -- will want to whip him into shape.
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Director Tom Hooper's fictionalized biopic chronicles the colorful career of Brian Clough, the fiercely strong-willed and outspoken soccer manager who served a famously short tenure at the helm of England's reigning champs, Leeds United, in 1974.
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