Sports Movies

Sports Movies


  • The Natural
  • Bull Durham
  • The Bad News Bears
  • The Pride of the Yankees
  • Eight Men Out
  • Major League
  • Field of Dreams
  • A League of Their Own
  • Finding Buck Henry
  • Angels in the Outfield
  • The Scout
  • Soul of the Game
  • Cobb
  • Little Big League
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Bang the Drum Slowly
  • The Sandlot
  • For Love of the Game
  • The Bench Warmers
  • It Happens Every Spring
  • Moneyball


  • The Longest Yard
  • Rudy
  • Any Given Sunday
  • North Dallas Forty
  • Necessary Roughness
  • The Waterboy
  • All the Right Moves
  • Varsity Blues
  • The Program
  • Brian's Song
  • Paper Lion
  • Wildcats
  • Black Sunday
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • Semi-Tough
  • Remember the Titans
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Invincible
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Lucas
  • Gridiron Gang
  • Leatherheads


  • Slap Shot
  • Miracle


  • Hoop Dreams
  • Hoosiers
  • Love and Basketball
  • Fast Break
  • White Men Can't Jump
  • He Got Game
  • Space Jam
  • Blue Chips
  • Above the Rim
  • One one One
  • That Championship Season
  • Baseketball
  • Glory Road
  • The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh
  • Like Mike

Other Sports

  • Raging Bull- (boxing)
  • Caddyshack (golf)
  • Wrestling with Shadows (wrestling)
  • Let It Ride (racing)
  • Rocky (boxing)
  • Requiem for a Heavyweight (boxing)
  • Days of Thunder (racing)
  • Tin Cup (golf)
  • Happy Gilmore (golf & hockey)
  • Men with Brooms (curling)
  • The Greatest Game Ever Played (golf)
  • Cinderella Man (boxing)
  • The Game of Their Lives (soccer)
  • Seabiscuit (horse racing)
  • The Karate Kid (karate)
  • Man's Favorite Sport? (fishing)



Kansas City Sports in the Movies and Books

Movie: "Kansas City Bomber" 1972

Starring Raquel Welch as a battling Roller Games queen, named K.C. Carr, struggles to create a meaningful existence for herself. Raquel is #11, known as the "Kansas City Bomber" on the Roller Derby Team, the Kansas City Ramblers. MGM- 1972.



Movie: "Sugar" 2008

A drama about a character of Miguel "Sugar" Santos, as a hot Dominican pitching prospect for the Kansas City Knights Baseball Team (fictitious).


HBO Movie: "The Bronx is Burning" 2007

The New York Yankees against the Kansas City Royals in the 1977 AL Championship Series. The series at first seemed like a roller coater ride, as the Royals and the Yankees won one game a piece at Yankee Stadium, but the Royals won one game in the first at Kaufmann Stadium. The Yankees are endangered of being eliminated.



Movie: "Moneyball" 2011

Movie about Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland Athletics in 2002, and his successful attempt to put together a team on a budget b employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players for a small market team competing against the big market teams such as the New York Yankees.  The Kansas City Royals are in a climatic scene, including Mike Sweeney, Kit Pellow and Luis Ordaz, playing in Sept. 4, 2002 in Oakland against the A's, who were trying to win their 20th straight game and the A's were leading 11-0, but the Royals came back to tie the game.  The A's ended up winning 12-11 from a walk off home run by Mark Hatteburg.  This is probably the longest scene in a movie which included the Kansas City Royals.  This was the first Royals team to loose 100 games.



Movie: "The Scout" 1994

Movie about a baseball scout, with a scene where "Steve Nebraska" of the New York Yankees, homers off Bret Saberhagen (played by himself) of the Kansas City Royals.



Movie: "Are We There Yet?" 2005

Errors made by characters/filmmakers): Nina says Satchel Paige pitched 3 innings for the Kansas City Royals when he was 59 years old. Paige pitched 3 innings for the Kansas City A's in 1965, when he was 59. The Kansas City Royals did not come into existence until 1969, after the A's had moved to Oakland. 



Movie: "Used Cars" 1980

Error made: the scene in the bar where the Denver Broncos are playing the Kansas City Chiefs is actually an Arizona State University game.  You can see the maroon and gold uniforms, the "Sun Devils" script in the end zone, and Sparky, the ASU mascot on the bar TV. 



Movie: "Failure to Launch" 2006

A man taking a kid to the concession stand at a baseball game says, lets check with MIss Paula, see if she needs anything--maybe a Royals Number 1 foam finger.


TV: "Kansas City Royals: Champions Forever"

In an episode of "The Simpsons", called Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em, the Kansas City Royals are referenced on a book title "Kansas City Royals: Champions Forever".



TV: "Radioactive Man Meets the Kansas City Royals"

In an episode of "The Simpsons", called All About Lisa, the title of comic offered as trade "Radioactive Man meets the Kansas City Royals".



Movie: "Man of Steel" 2013

A young Clark Kent (Superman) is wearing a Kansas City Royals T-shirt in one scene while he is growing up in Kansas.  

Movie: "Bad Grandpa" 2013

A glimpse of Kauffman Stadium is shown while Bad Grandpa is driving through Kansas City in this movie. 


Movie: "Little Big League" 1994

A cameo appearance by Wally Joyner playing himself as a Kansas City Royals first baseman. 

 Movie: "As the World Rolls On" 1921

It features actual footage of Negro National League games including the Kansas City Monarchs. The games are integrated into the plot with some actual Negro League players involved, such as Monarchs team captain Sam Crawford. 

 Movie: "42" 2013

A movie about racial integration of American professional baseball player Jackie Robinson, who wore jersey number 42. It includes some history with Jackie playing with the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues.  In 1945, Robinson and his team, the Kansas City Monarchs, stop by a gas station.  When the attendant refuses Robinson entry to the washroom, Robinson says they will find another station at which to fill up the team bus, and the attendant relents. 



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