Everyone loves good sports movies, even kids, which is why Disney Plus has such a large and extensive collection of them for all those sports fans out there. Disney sports movies include everything from classic films to true stories that are inspirational and motivational. If you are looking for a good watch and one of the best in the genre, then check out this collection of the best sports movies on Disney Plus.
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Sports Movies on Disney Plus
Plot: An underdog story and true story of Coach Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet Union squad winning the gold medal at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics.
Star Cast: Kurt Russell, Patrick O’Brien Eddie Cahill
Plot: The real-life story of Vince Papale, 30-year-old bartender and a lifelong football fan who sees his wildest dreams come true when he becomes a professional football player with the Philadelphia Eagles. While teaching at his high-school alma mater in Pennsylvania, the 30-year-old gets a chance to try out for his favorite team and, except for kickers, becomes the oldest rookie in NFL history who never played football in college.
Star Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks
Remember the Titans (2000)
Plot: A high school football team is forced to integrate, bringing together players from different racial backgrounds. Coach Herman Boone takes charge and helps the team overcome their differences and work together. Amidst challenges and resistance, the players learn to respect and support each other. Through hard work and determination, they become a united team, overcoming prejudice and achieving success on the field. The movie shows how sports can bring people together and promote understanding, even in the face of adversity.
Star Cast: Denzel Washington, Kate Bosworth, Will Patton, Donald Faison
The Game Plan (2007)
Plot: Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter (Madison Pettis), the result of a last fling with his ex-wife. Joe must learn to balance his personal and professional lives with the needs of his child.
Star Cast: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Madison Pettis, Roselyn Sánchez
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Plot: Blue-collar Francis Ouimet fights class prejudice while mastering golf, a game guarded by the upper crust. Employed as a caddy at the exclusive Brookline Country Club, Francis fine-tunes his skills during off hours. His father, Arthur, disapproves, but a few admirers help Francis enter the 1913 U.S. Open. The underdog competes against British star Harry Vardon and finds common ground with his boyhood idol. The film is based on a true story.
Star Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Elias Koteas, Stephen Dillane
The Rookie (2002)
Plot: A true story about a high school baseball coach who discovers that it’s never too late for dreams to come true. Jim Morris never made it into the major leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high school teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim’s team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major league baseball organization.
Star Cast: Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Mark Ciardi
McFarland, USA (2015)
Plot: Track coach Jim White is a newcomer to a predominantly Latino high-school in California’s Central Valley. Coach White and his new students find that they have much to learn about one another, but things begin to change when White realizes the boys’ exceptional running ability. More than just physical prowess drives the teens to succeed; their strong family ties, incredible work ethic and commitment to their team all play a factor in forging these novice runners into champions.
Star Cast: Kevin Costner, Carlos Chalabi, Ramiro Rodriguez
Glory Road (2006)
Plot: After being appointed the new coach of the 1966 Texas Miners, Don Haskins decides to build a team based on talent and the best players rather than race. The conservative townsfolk balk at the new racially diverse lineup despite the fact that the team is winning all their games. When black players like Bobby Joe Hill and team captain Harry Flournoy begin to dominate the court with flashy moves, the racial tension increases, jeopardizing the future of the team.
Star Cast: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Mehcad Brooks
Free Solo (2018)
Plot: Professional rock climber Alex Honnold attempts to conquer the first free solo climb of famed El Capitan’s 900-metre vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park.
Star Cast: Alex Honnold, Jimmy Chin, Sanni McCandless
Plot: In a world where the towns are peopled with cars, and even the bugs are mini motors, a young ambitious racing car called Lightning McQueen is a star. On his way to an important event he has to stop in the little town of Radiator Springs after he accidentally damages the road and is forced to repair it. He finds living in a community oddly endearing, making true friends and beginning to realise there’s more in life than winning. A Pixar animation.
Star Cast: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt
Plot: The story of Penny Chenery Tweedy, despite her lack of experience the housewife and mother agrees to take over management of the family Thoroughbred farm after her father becomes ill. Successfully navigating her way through the male-dominated world of horse racing, Chenery, together with veteran trainer Lucien Laurin, fosters a gifted colt that ultimately crosses the finish line into history as the Triple Crown winner in 1973 with the Secretariat’s record-breaking victory.
Star Cast: Diane Lane, Scott Glenn, John Malkovich
Plot: Based on the true story of three young Nigerian-Greek brothers, Giannis, Thanasis and Kostas Antetokounmpo, who emigrate to the United States and rise to fame and success within the National Basketball Association.
Star Cast: Uche Agada, Dayo Okeniyi, Yetide Badaki
The Sandlot (1993)
Plot: When Scottie Smalls moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence.
Star Cast: Thomas Guiry, Mike Vitar, Chauncey Leopardi
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Plot: After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn’t eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings with his own former coach, Jack Reilly. The reluctant Gordon eventually grows to appreciate his team, which includes promising young Charlie Conway, and leads them to take on Reilly’s tough players.
Star Cast: Emilio Estevez, Lane Smith, Joshua Jackson
Cool Runnings (1993)
Plot: Four Jamaican bobsleighers dream of competing in the Winter Olympics on the bobsled team, despite never having seen snow. With the help of a disgraced former champion desperate to redeem himself, the Jamaican sprinter set out to become worthy of Olympic selection, and go all out for glory.
Star Cast: John Candy, Rawle D. Lewis, Doug E. Doug
Johnny Tsunami (1999)
Plot: Young Hawaiian surfer Johnny Kapahala gets a rude awakening when his dad relocates to Vermont — a state seriously lacking in waves. There, he struggles to fit in at a private school where everyone skis. Luckily for Johnny, he meets public school student Sam, who instructs him in the art of snowboarding. And when a rivalry brews between Johnny and snooty skier Brett, they decide to settle their rivalry on the slopes.
Star Cast: Brandon Baker, Lee Thompson Young, Zachary Bostrom