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1960s Sports Drama Movies

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Rocco and His Brothers(1960)

| 2h 58min | Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 181 votes)

When a widow’s family moves to the big city, two of her sons become romantic rivals with deadly results.

The Hustler(1961)

| 2h 14min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 350 votes)

Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.

Downhill Racer(1969)

1h 41min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 27 votes)

An ambitious young skier, determined to break all existing records, is contemptuous of the teamwork advocated by the US coach when they go to Europe for the Olympics.

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner(1962)

| 1h 44min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 55 votes)

A rebellious youth sentenced to a reformatory for robbing a bakery rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as a prized athlete.

This Sporting Life(1963)

2h 14min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 37 votes)

In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver.


2h 3min | Action, Drama
3.0/5 (with 11 votes)

Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one - the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther Erding, and strains the relationship with his stepson.

Directed by James Goldstone - With Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Bobby Unser, Clu Gulager, Dan Gurney, Karen Arthur, ...

Requiem for a Heavyweight(1962)

1h 35min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 20 votes)

Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times", and he slings punches anytime he hears a bell His trainer and 'cutman' Army, and Miss Miller, a manipulative social worker, support his illusion that he could be a movie usher, a camp counselor—or a romantic partner for Miller.

Red Line 7000(1965)

| 1h 50min | Action, Drama
2.5/5 (with 8 votes)

The lives and passions of a stock car team are revealed against the turbulent backdrop of the professional racing world.

Directed by Howard Hawks - With James Caan, Claus Jurichs, Marianne Lutz, Charlene Holt, Ruth Scheerbarth, Christian Brückner, ...

Number One(1969)

1h 40min | Drama
2.3/5 (with 2 votes)

A former football hero cannot accept his career is over. He loses himself in alcohol and women.


2.8/5 (with 6 votes)

In the mountains, they stand alone against whatever will happen. For the several days they live in nature, they can rely only on themselves and each other. Elsewhere, there is always a fallback - here one is without a safety. This in itself can bring some to terror - the terror of having to rely on yourself - your own judgment, wits and fortitude. This is also the most incredible feeling of strength and independence. Knowing there is no safety means having to be one's own safety.

Two Half-Times in Hell(1961)

2h 20min | War, Drama
3.9/5 (with 8 votes)

To celebrate Hitler's birthday, a soccer match is organized between the Germans and prisoners of war.


1h 17min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Walkover, the autobiographical second feature by Polish enfant terrible Jerzy Skolimowski echoes the French nouvelle vague in its extraordinarily stylized tale of a prizefighter who ducks a fight to romance a beautiful blonde.

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The Young Racers(1963)

1h 24min | Action, Drama
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

A film constructed around footage shot of actual Grand Prix races in Europe.


1h 42min | Romance / Love, Drama
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

A playboy golf pro, kicked off the circuit for alleged cheating, is forced to hustle for a living.

Third Time(1963)

1h 23min | War, Drama
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

The film is based on the real fact — football «The Death Match» between the German team and a team of Soviet prisoners of war, former "Dinamo". It happened in Kiev on June 22, 1942. Anticipating the possibility of losing, the Germans made a condition — defeat or death. If the Germans won, the Soviet footballers were promised freedom...

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