Row on Over to the 15 Best Sports Movies and Documentaries on Amazon Prime
In the battle of streaming wars, Amazon Prime continues to show up and show out, delivering entertaining, purposeful content. Just look at their sports movies, for example! The platform doesn’t favour or underrate one sport, with films touching on football, baseball, basketball, horse racing, race car driving, boxing, and mountain climbing. From fictionalised scripts to movies based on inspiring true stories, the sports section is one category every kind of movie buff can get behind. Plus, Amazon Prime offers sports classics like Seabiscuit and The Winning Season as well as newer releases such as A Most Beautiful Thing. Keep reading to see our top favourite sports movies on Amazon Prime.
Fighting With My Family
After learning she’s earned a place in the WWE training program, Paige-who has been preparing for this her whole life-must pack up her things and say goodbye to her family in order to follow her dreams of becoming a WWE Superstar. However, being a glamorised wrestling star isn’t all the glitz and fabulousness it’s cracked up to be.
The Final Season
A small Iowa farm town, Norway doesn’t have too much going on besides high school baseball. The team is gearing up to win their twentieth state championship under the guidance of Coach Scoyoc when he’s unexpectedly pulled from the program after a school merger, leaving the team without a head coach. When his assistant steps up to the plate, all hope seems lost, or does it?
The Mighty Macs
Cathy Rush knows she’s in for a challenge. With her eyes set on the championship and as the first-ever basketball coach of an all-women’s Catholic college, Cathy must build a team from scratch, design uniforms, locate a gym for practice, all with no budget and before the start of the season.
The Great Depression has rocked America and the country needs something or someone to believe in and cheer for. A horse owner and breeder, a formally-injured jockey, and horse trainer join unlikely forces in hopes of training an unbalanced, feral horse named Seabiscuit to victory.
Spirit of the Game
An inspirational true story of the Mormon Yankees, Delyle Condie finds himself as a new coach for Australia’s first-ever Olympic basketball team while abroad for a Mormon missionary trip. With the help of his faith, he helps train the team for the 1956 Olympic Games and compete in exhibition games against teams from all over the world.
Mount Meru is the one of the most talked about mountain peaks among professional climbers, known for its dangerous depths and technically complicated structure. Three best friends travel to the Himalayas to climb the mountain, fully aware they may not live to tell the tale.
Adonis Johnson has one goal, to be just like his father, Apollo Creed. Born into boxing legacy and with his father gone, Adonis reaches out to the only person he knows can help him: his father’s former right hand man and retired boxing champion Rocky Balboa. However, when Rocky finds out he’s battling cancer, it turns out he needs Adonis just as much as Adonis needs him.
For some, sports may mean kicking a ball, tackling an opponent, or hitting a home run but for this all-Hispanic high school robotics team, it means tinkering around with spare parts and building something amazing. Determined to crush the reigning champions, four students bond together, with the support of their teacher to engineer an underwater robotic machine.
Nicknamed The Race That Stops a Nation, The Melbourne Cup is around the corner, which means it’s go-time for Australian jockey Damien Oliver. The prestigious race covers ground in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and requires the upmost concentration and dedication. Right before, Damien gets wind that his brother has been killed due to a racing accident, the same accident that took their father’s life years ago. If he wants to win, he’ll have to push through to come up on top.
The Perfect Game
With every imaginable odd stacked against them, a coach leads his youthful baseball team out of their impoverished small town in Mexico to the 1957 Little League World Series. This is an underrated gem, especially if you love movies based on true stories.
The Winning Season
Brought on as a favour, Bill is the new head coach of a girl’s high school varsity basketball team. Struggling with his own demons, Bill unwillingly – an alcoholic and estranged family man – attempts to save the six-person team.
Quarterback Rich Porter is the newest addition to the Miami Dolphins; but when his mother goes missing, priorities change and he heads to the Philippines to find her. Heading in a downward spiral, Rich joins a local football team while also developing a dependency on alcohol. What was suppose to be a quick rescue mission is quickly turning out to be something opposite.
Disappointed by his son’s (a professional race car driver) choice of success over family, former race car driver Sam Munroe comes out of retirement to beat his son and teach him a less or two. It’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt on the track.
The 5th Quarter
To commemorate the death of his younger brother, Luke, Jon Abbate takes on his number five jersey for the Wake Forest High School football team. Motivated to carry on his brother’s spirit, Jon carries the team to victory after victory, ultimately leading to a new football record in school history.
A Most Beautiful Thing
Manley High produced the first Black high-school rowing team in all of Chicago’s West Side in the ’90s, and their story is told in this beautifully crafted documentary. From neighbors to teammates to brothers, the Manley High rowing team defeated all odds, including the communal expectation of gang life. But, that doesn’t mean it was smooth sailing.