Tag: Sports Movies

Bo Cruz (Juancho Hernangomez) and Stanley Sugerman (Adam Sandler) during a workout in Hustle, a basketball movie produced by LeBron James and Sandler. (Image: Netflix)
Sports Movies

Basketball Movies: Adam Sandler Plays NBA Scout in ‘Hustle’

‘Hustle’ is a new basketball movie from Netflix featuring Adam Sandler as Stanley Sugerman — a former college basketball player turned life-long international NBA scout from the Philadelphia 76ers — who finds a diamond in the rough prospect with Bo Cruz (played by real-life NBA player Juancho Hernangomez), a construction […]

"Miracle" a 2004 film starring Kurt Russell as the coach of the gold-medal winning US men's ice hockey team in 1980. (Image: Disney)

List of Sports Movies Now Streaming on Disney Plus

If you’re a Star Wars geek like me and subscribed to the Disney Plus streaming platform to watch ” The Mandalorian,” rest assured, the service has plenty of other non-Star Wars content to keep you entertained during the holiday season. Disney Plus offers a vast list and collection of sports […]

Adam Sandler in the role of gambler and jeweler Howard Ratner in "Uncut Gems" by the Safdie Brothers. (Image: A24)
Sports Movies

Gambling Movies: ‘Uncut Gems’ (2019) with Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler plays Howard Ratner, a degenerate gambler from New York City’s Diamond District in “Uncut Gems,” a 2019 film directed by the Safdie Brothers (Benny and Josh). This intense and neurotic gambling movie takes place in 2012 and also stars Kevin Garnett playing himself. The 2012 NBA Eastern Conference […]

"Draft Day" stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner in a football movie about the NFL Draft. (Image: Lionsgate)
Sports Movies

Football Movies: ‘Draft Day’ (2014) with Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner, finally appeared in a football movie in Ivan Reitman’s ‘Draft Day’, a 2014 film with Costner playing Sonny Weaver, the general manager of the Cleveland Browns. The movie takes place as a glimpse into a single day in the life of a pro football GM during the NFL […]

Coach Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) with his Hickory players during a timeout in 'Hoosiers' (1986). (Image: Orion Pictures)

Basketball Movies: ‘Hoosiers’ (1986) with Gene Hackman

“Hoosiers” features Gene Hackman as Norman Dale, a former college basketball coach with a shady past who finds himself on the road to redemption in rural Indiana. Dale accepts the head coaching job in Hickory, Indiana and convinces Hickory’s best player, Jimmy Chitwood, to re-join the team after he quit […]

Nick Nolte stars with Matt Nover, Shaquille O'Neal, and Penny Hardaway in "Blue Chips", directed by William Friedkin. (Image: Paramount)

Basketball Movies: ‘Blue Chips’ with Nick Nolte, Shaq, and Penny

Looking to get your hoops fix without March Madness? Check out “Blue Chips”, a 1994 basketball movie directed by William Friedkin, which features Nick Nolte as head coach Pete Bell from fictional Western University. Bell saw his program fall behind other schools because they were getting killed in the recruiting […]

Andre Holland plays NBA agent Ray Burke in Steven Soderbergh's new film, "High Flying Bird." (Image: Netflix)

Steven Soderbergh’s Basketball Film, ‘High Flying Bird’ Debuts on Netflix

Steven Soderbergh’s new film, “High Flying Bird”, about the ruthless business side of professional basketball, debuts on Netflix on February 8. Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean’s 11, Magic Mike) teamed up with a playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), who penned the screenplay for “High Flying Bird.” According to Netflix’s tagline, “With only […]