1960s Sports Drama Movies

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The Hustler(1961)

| 2h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 403 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.

Rocco and His Brothers(1960)

| 2h 58min | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 235 votes)

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

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner(1962)

| 1h 44min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 60 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 44 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.

Red Line 7000(1965)

| 1h 50min | Action, Drama
2.7/5 (with 12 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, ...

Downhill Racer(1969)

1h 41min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 35 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.

Requiem for a Heavyweight(1962)

1h 35min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 26 votes)

Mountain Rivera is a veteran heavyweight and near-champion who suddenly finds himself washed up in the only trade he knows—prizefighting. Yet, threatened by gangsters for welshing on a gambling debt, Mountain’s opportunistic manager, Maish Rennick, schemes to get the ex-boxer into a phony wrestling match to make some quick money. Although he and his loyal trainer, Army, oppose the degrading proposition, the disillusioned Mountain begins to wonder if he has any options left.


2h 3min | Action, Drama
2.9/5 (with 16 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, ...

Two Half-Times in Hell(1961)

2h 20min | War, Drama
3.9/5 (with 9 votes)

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

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.


1h 17min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 8 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.

The Young Racers(1963)

1h 24min | Action, Drama
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

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

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1h 42min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.1/5 (with 4 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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