Sport has been a staple of cinema from the silent movie era to the present day, and a subject of fascination for filmmakers from all over the world. Over the years many of our finest actors have donned tracksuits, laced up shin-guards or boarded bobsleighs in order to bring the spectacle of big sporting events to the silver screen.
Ever since the boxing film Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph was released in 1894, movie audiences around the globe have lapped up big-screen sporting adventures about everything from popular sports like baseball or less celebrated activities like rollerblading.
From Ben Cross and Ian Charleson’s heartbreaking performances in Chariots of Fire to Ricky Tomlinson larking around in Mike Bassett: England Manager, sports films have given generations of cinemagoers no end of unforgettable memories.
But which do you think is the best of all time? Our experts have collated what they believe to be the best 100 sports films ever in our poll below, and we’d love to find out which movie Radio Times readers esteem above all others. So have a browse, cast your vote, and let’s decide the best sporting movie of all time…
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