Great Family Movies about Sports & Teamwork


Good family movies about sports are a great way to bridge the gap between interests on family movie night! Check out our favorites!

Watching good family movies about sports is a fun way to bring everyone’s passions together on movie night. Say your son loves basketball, but your daughter has zero interest in watching a game. Or you’re nuts about baseball, but your husband would rather have a good laugh than watch a kickoff? Sports movies bring together the best of both worlds. They also just might get your non-fan a little more into the sport, so she can enjoy her brother’s next big game a little more! Here are some good family movies about sports!

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Good Family Movies about Sports

Space Jam

Space Jam is a 1996 family sports comedy film starring Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Bill Murray, Thom Barry, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Shawn Bradley, Larry Johnson, Muggsy Bogues and the voices of Billy West, Dee Bradley Baker, Bob Bergen, Bill Farmer, Maurice LaMarche, June Foray, Stan Freberg, Kath Soucie, Danny DeVito, Paul Julian and Frank Welker. Michael Jordan announces he is retirement from basketball and intends to play baseball. Meanwhile, on Moron Mountain, a theme park in outer space, devises a plan to kidnap the Looney Tunes. However, the Looney Tunes have their plan to escape by challenging the aliens, known as Nerd Lucks, to a basketball game. The Nerd Lucks steal the talents of five big-name basketball players, and now it is up to Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes to win the game, or the Looney Tunes will be held hostage forever.

Angels in the Outfield

Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 comedy movie that is a remake of the 1951 movie of the same name. The movie stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adrien Brody, Matthew McConaughey and Neal McDonough. Roger is a little boy that lives in a foster home. One day, his father comes to visit him, and he asks to go live him, but his dad says that won’t happen until the California Angels win the pennant. The problem? The Angels is in the last place in their division right now. Roger says a prayer to the angels in heaven so the team can win the pennant. Roger’s prayers are answered when an angel appears. Suddenly, the team is doing so much better, with the help of some angels.

The Game Plan

The Game Plan is a 2007 family sports comedy film that stars Dwayne Johnson, Madison Pettis, Roselyn Sanchez, Kyra Sedgwick, Morris Chestnut, Hayes McArthur, Brian J. White, Jamal Duff and Paige Turco. A star quarterback has everything anyone could ask for: women, fame and money. However, what happens when a young girl shows up on his doorstep, claiming she is his daughter? He is used to staying up partying all night but now fills his days with Barbie dolls and ballet lessons. Which road will this star quarterback decide is best for him?

Do you have any favorite good family movies about sports? Tell us about it in the comments!

18 thoughts on “Great Family Movies about Sports & Teamwork”

  1. I love this list! As a mom whose children have all been wrapped up in sports over the years they really touch our lives. I also love Field of Dreams and the original Karate Kid.

  2. Oh I love Space Jam when I was younger! Such a fun movie :-) I haven’t seen Angels in the Outfield in a LONG time, I might have to introduce that to my kids! I love Rudy and Field of Dreams as well :-)

  3. I LOVED Angels in the Outfield! Great movie. Also loved the one where he breaks his arm and he’s all of a sudden an amazing pitcher. The Rookie? Either way, some 90’s gold :)

  4. Angels in the Outfield and The Game Plan are such fun movies to watch with the family. I also agree with the other commentors who suggested The Sandlot and The Might Ducks serious. All four are worth watching again.

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