Top 10 awesome movies like This Sporting Life that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching This Sporting Life and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of Lindsay Anderson, Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts . Here goes the list -

  1. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  2. The Hustler
  3. Downhill Racer
  4. The First Kangaroos
  5. Bang the Drum Slowly
  6. The Gold and the Glory
  7. Paperback Hero
  8. The Games
  9. Big Wednesday
  10. The Flying Scotsman
  1. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    A juvenile offender at a tough reform school impresses its governor with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.

    This movie, created by Tony Richardson, Michael Redgrave and Tom Courtenay, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Sport | Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

  2. The Hustler

    The Hustler

    An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

    This movie, created by Robert Rossen, Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason, scores 8.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Sport | Drama

    You can watch this on Directv, Redbox, Youtube, Fandangonow, Microsoft Store, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play Movies and Apple Itunes.

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  3. Downhill Racer

    Downhill Racer

    Quietly cocky Robert Redford joins U.S. ski team as downhill racer and clashes with the team's coach, played by Gene Hackman. Lots of good skiing action leading to an exciting climax.

    This movie, created by Michael Ritchie, Robert Redford and Gene Hackman, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Sport | Drama

    You can watch this on Directv, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and Fubotv.

  4. The First Kangaroos

    The First Kangaroos

    The story of the Australian Rugby League's first visit to England.

    This movie, created by Frank Cvitanovich, Dennis Waterman and Chris Haywood, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport

  5. Bang the Drum Slowly

    Bang the Drum Slowly

    The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.

    This movie, created by John D. Hancock, Robert De Niro and Michael Moriarty, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Sport | Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

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  6. The Gold and the Glory

    The Gold and the Glory

    Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory, and must win The Coolangatta Gold Tri-Aquathon, It is the greatest endurance test of them all: a marathon involving a 20 kilometer beach run, 6 kilometer swim and a 17 kilometer surf ski from Surfers Paradise along the golden arc of beach to Coolangatta and back to the start. The Coolangatta Gold is a story of human endeavor and endurance against overwhelming odds.

    This movie, created by Igor Auzins, Joss McWilliam and Nick Tate, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport

  7. Paperback Hero

    Paperback Hero

    A hockey player in a small town begins to lose his grip on reality, and starts to believe that he is a gunslinger in the Old West.

    This movie, created by Peter Pearson, Keir Dullea and Elizabeth Ashley, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport

  8. The Games

    The Games

    Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czechoslovakian, and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.

    This movie, created by Michael Winner, Michael Crawford and Ryan ONeal, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport

    You can watch this on Fandangonow, Youtube, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies and Vudu.

  9. Big Wednesday

    Big Wednesday

    The lives of some California surfers from the early 1960s to the 1970s.

    This movie, created by John Milius, Jan-Michael Vincent and William Katt, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Sport | Drama

    You can watch this on Directv, Redbox, Youtube, Vudu, Google Play Movies, Apple Itunes, Fandangonow, Microsoft Store and Amazon Video.

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  10. The Flying Scotsman

    The Flying Scotsman

    The true story of Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines who won his championship only to have his title stripped from him and his mental health problems which he has suffered since.

    This movie, created by Douglas Mackinnon, Jonny Lee Miller and Sean Brown, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Sport | Drama

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