1940s Sports Drama Movies

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The Pride of the Yankees(1942)

2h 8min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 41 votes)

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

The Set-Up(1949)

| 1h 13min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 32 votes)

Stoker Thompson is a 35-year-old has-been boxer. His once-promising fighting career has come crashing to the end. Tiny, Stoker's manager, is sure he will continue to lose fights, so he takes money for a "dive" from a mobster, but is so sure that Thompson will lose that he doesn't tell the boxer about the set-up. At the beginning of the last round of the vicious boxing match he learns of the fix.

Body and Soul(1947)

| 1h 44min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 34 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.


1h 39min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 29 votes)

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

Gentleman Jim(1942)

| 1h 44min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 16 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.

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.

Easy Living(1949)

1h 17min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

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

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

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.

The Big Wheel(1949)

3.1/5 (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

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

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
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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

Directed by Sherry Shourds - With Gordon MacRae
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