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1940s Sports Drama Movies

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The Pride of the Yankees(1942)

2h 8min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 42 votes)

The story of the life and career of the baseball hall of famer, Lou Gehrig.

Body and Soul(1947)

| 1h 44min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 37 votes)

Charley Davis, against the wishes of his mother, becomes a boxer. As he becomes more successful the fighter becomes surrounded by shady characters, including an unethical promoter named Roberts, who tempt the man with a number of vices. Charley finds himself faced with increasingly difficult choices.

The Set-Up(1949)

| 1h 13min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 45 votes)

Expecting the usual loss, a boxing manager takes bribes from a betting gangster without telling his fighter.

Gentleman Jim(1942)

| 1h 44min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 19 votes)

As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.


1h 39min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 36 votes)

An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up.

Easy Living(1949)

1h 17min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

A football halfback has a heart condition, a nagging wife and a team secretary who loves him.

The Big Wheel(1949)

3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

The ambitious son of an accomplished race driver struggles to outrun his father's legacy and achieve his own successes.

Directed by Edward Ludwig - With Mickey Rooney

The Kid from Cleveland(1949)

1h 29min | Drama, Action
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A sports reporter tries to reform a troubled youngster. Drama.

In This Corner(1948)

59min | Drama

A Navy veteran takes up boxing and winds up killing his own friend in the ring during a championship match.

Directed by Charles Reisner

The Man from Down Under(1943)

1h 43min | Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

An Australian blowhard raises two orphaned children as his own in the years leading up to WWII.

Heart of Virginia(1948)

1h | Drama

Jimmy Easter is a jockey who gets shook up when he is responsible for the death of a fellow rider during a race. He gets back down to business, however, when the daughter of his ex-boss shows her faith in him.

Directed by R. G. Springsteen - With Janet Martin

Black Gold(1947)

1h 30min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A Native American man trains a horse for the Kentucky Derby.

Directed by Phil Karlson
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The Big Punch(1948)

| 1h 20min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Gangsters frame a boxer for murder when he refuses to throw a fight.

Directed by Sherry Shourds - With Gordon MacRae
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