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Summer Loving – The Top 10 Sporting Films

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With some of the most prestigious sporting events happening over the summer, from Wimbledon to the Tour de France, it’s time to get competitive with your film choices too! Charting the ups and downs of athletes as they give it their all to be at the top, we take a look at some of the best sports films ever.

So grab the popcorn and get your mates round to cheer on the greatest matches, competitions and championships ever to be told on screen!

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Wimbledon – Tennis

When 30-something English tennis player Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) decides that he will play his final Wimbledon tournament, he meets and falls in love with American rising star Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst) who gives him the drive to win again …but at what cost?

Damned United – Football

Telling the story of Brian Clough (Michael Sheen), who was abruptly fired 44 days after becoming manager of Leeds United. Despite previously being named ‘Manager of the Year’ after leading Derby County to the league championship, his abrasive approach did not suit the Leeds players who got off to their worst start in 20 years.

Dodgeball – Dodgeball

When friendly neighbourhood gym Average Joes is threatened to be purchased by billionaire White Goodman (Ben Stiller) and turned into a Globo Gym, a rag tag group of misfits led by Peter LaFleur (Vince Vaughn) attempts to win $50,000 in a dodgeball tournament to save the gym. But Goodman has other plans.

Blades of Glory – Ice skating

After the rivalry between figure skaters Chazz (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy (Jon Heder) gets them banned from competing, the pair find a loophole which would allow them to go for the gold medal if they enter as a pair. Will they overcome their mutual dislike and the dirty tricks of their opponents?

The Program – Cycling

Adapted from his tell-all book, The Program catalogues an Irish journalist (Chris O’Dowd) as he hunts for evidence after he becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s (Ben Foster) incredible performances at the Tour de France are fuelled by banned substances.
(Studio Canal)

Creed – Boxing

After finding out that his late father was legendary boxer Apollo Creed, Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) sets out to follow in his footsteps. Tracking down Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), he eventually convinces the legend to train him to take on an even more dangerous opponent in the ring.
(Warner Bros)

Foxcatcher – Wrestling

A dark and unbelievable true story about the bond between Olympic Gold wrestler Mark Shultz (Channing Tatum) and his trainer, eccentric multi-millionaire John Du Pont (Steve Carell), as they attempt to bring the sport to the masses.
(Entertainment One)

Remember The Titans – American Football

The true story of when black coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) was hired to lead the American Football team of a recently integrated suburban high school in the 1970s. Even if the players can overcome their differences, they must then face the prejudices of other teams in the league.


Taking place during the golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush is the true story of the historic rivalry between rich English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and his hard-working methodical opponent Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl).
(Studio Canal)

Whip It

Forced by her mother to compete in pageants, Bliss (Ellen Page) is adamant that she is never going to be happy as a beauty queen. Discovering Roller Derby one night, she gets hooked by the adrenaline-fuelled, violent sport and tries out for the team – hiding her new passion from her overbearing mother.
(Mandate Pictures)

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