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1980s Sports Movies

Public list by WPS with 22 movies or TV shows/series

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Raging Bull(1980)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, Action
4.0/5 (with 1,337 votes)

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Major League(1989)

R
| 1h 47min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 232 votes)

When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate—but only a losing season will make that possible, which should be easy given the misfits she's hired. Rachel is sure her dream will come true, but she underestimates their will to succeed.

Vision Quest(1985)

R
| 1h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 29 votes)

High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the mop-headed student undeterred in his Vision Quest...until a day a sexy drifter threatens to pin Louden and his dreams to the mat of unrequited love.

The Blood of Heroes(1989)

3.1/5 (with 35 votes)

Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a lady. However now joined by a talented newcomer, Kidda, an ambitious young peasant girl he and his team find they have one last chance for glory.

Night Game(1989)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror, Drama, Thriller, Crime
2.3/5 (with 7 votes)

A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins.

Take Me Up to the Ball Game(2020-)

Take Me Up to the Ball Game is the sixth animated television special from Nelvana Limited, released in September 1980. The title is a play on the song title "Take Me Out to the Ball Game".

North Shore(1987)

PG
| 1h 36min | Action, Drama, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 12 votes)

On a small stretch of coastline as powerful as a man's will, Rick Kane came to surf the big waves. He found a woman who would show him how to survive, and a challenge unlike any other.

Sport Goofy in Soccermania(1987)

G
| 20min | Animation
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

Uncle Scrooge donates an old beat-up trophy for Huey, Dewey and Louie's soccer tournament. But when he finds out that it is actually worth a million dollars, he has to put together a ragtag team, led by Goofy to win it back.

Those Glory Glory Days(1983)

1h 30min | Drama, TV Movie
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Girls growing up in 1960-61 London develop a passion for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the first British team in the 20th century to win the English league and FA Cup "double". Twenty years later, one of the girls tracks down players of the '60-'61 Spurs for a documentary.

Rocky VI(1986)

9min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 19 votes)

Not to be confused with any of the sequels to Sylvester Stallone's classic Oscar-winning Rocky, this short film from Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki is actually meant as a parody of the late Cold War-era Rocky IV, which saw Stallone's character taking on a juiced-up Russian fighter played by Dolph Lundgren. In this 1986 send-up, Rock'y, played by Silu Seppala, goes head to head with Soviet Igor (Sakari Kuosmanen) and loses.

Hotshot(1987)

1h 39min | Drama

The story of an American soccer player trying to make it big who turns to Pele, the greatest soccer player of all time, for guidance.

Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story(1985)

1h 34min | Action, Drama

Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story is a TV movie produced by Sylvester Stallone.

Directed by Richard Michaels - With Robert Blake
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Pigs vs. Freaks(1984)

In a small town, the hippie faction often clashes with the mainstream. To settle their differences, the hippie "freaks" take on the town police "pigs" in a football game. On opposing sides of the fence are Frank, the police sergeant, and his son Neal. Also at odds are Neal and one time friend Doug, a returned Vietnam Vet who has joined the police force, who is also protective of his younger sister who prefers the hippie element. To make things even more intense, Mickey South, who has fled to Canada to avoid the war, returns to play for the Freaks football team. Tensions mount and all are challenged as the climax of the film approaches.

Directed by Dick Lowry - With Eugene Roche

Long Gone(1987)

1h 50min
3.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

Thunderground(1989)

1h 32min | Action, Adventure

A con-artist meets a tough fighter and sees him as her ticket to a better life. The two make an agreement and head off to New Orleans to arrange a match with "the man" - the mysterious king of bare-knuckled boxing. There are no rules for this fight...one man wins when the other dies.

Directed by David Mitchell - With Michael Ironside, Margaret Langrick, William Sanderson

The Jesse Owens Story(1984)

G
| 2h 54min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 1 vote)

The Jesse Owens Story is a biographical film about the black athlete Jesse Owens. Dorian Harewood plays the Olympic gold-winning athlete. The drama won a 1985 Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for two more.

Challenge of a Lifetime(1985)

Nora Scoonover is 35, divorced, in debt and going nowhere when her 16 year-old son, Steven, runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with her. Together they decide that she will enter the Ironman Triathlon competition in Hawaii, although she has not done any running since high school. The experience brings them together.

Directed by Russ Mayberry - With Penny Marshall, Jonathan Silverman

Penitentiary II(1982)

R
| 1h 48min | Action, Thriller
1.5/5 (with 3 votes)

An ex-con, on parole and trying to straighten his life out, decides to resume his boxing career when one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend.

Fire & Ice(1986)

1h 23min | Action, Adventure, Drama
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Their first meeting is a disaster: he falls off the ski lift, and when she jumps to rescue him he leads her on a Key Stone Cops chase down the mountain. For JOHN EAVES, six-time winner of the Freestyle World Cup and stunt man for James Bond, it's love at first sight. For World Champion Freestyle skier SUZY CHAFFEE, it's a see-ya-later-buddy. But John doesn't give up easily. He decides that if the only way to win her means following her across country, then that's what he'll do. Starting in Manhattan he trudges 3,000 miles, through urban jungle and flatland desert, all the time fantasizing about what they'll do when they're together. Spectacular filming of incredible ski stunts and snow dancing blend with a power-punching soundtrack to make FIRE AND ICE a movie packed with action and adventure. If you don't ski, you will!

Directed by Willy Bogner - With Suzy Chaffee, John Eaves

Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige(1981)

1h 38min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, star pitcher in the Negro Leagues, and later in the major leagues. Traces his life from his troubled youth, including his life in a detention school for Negroes, to his highs and lows in baseball, and in his personal life.

A Winner Never Quits(1986)

3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Fact-based story of a young boy who lost his right arm in a childhood accident, but went on to fulfill his dreams of playing major-league baseball. The story of Pete Gray.

Directed by Mel Damski - With Keith Carradine

The Cap(1985)

24min | Drama

A baseball crazed 12 year old gets, and loses, a prized cap. A father struggles for dignity in his son's eyes. Based on Morley Callaghan's short story "A Cap for Steve.".

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