Gizmodo Movie Night: 18 Movies About Sport, For People That Don't Like Sport

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It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, switch off the Olympics closing ceremony you were pretending to watch and flick over to your streaming service of choice — these are the best movies about sport, and movies with sport in them, that aren't necessarily about sport.

We've re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia's other popular subscription video on demand services — Stan and Presto — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.

Stan costs a flat $10 per month, Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month, and Presto is $10 to $15 depending which package you choose.

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Jerry Maguire

Netflix: Sports agent Jerry Maguire experiences a crisis of conscience and leaves his high-powered job behind, with only one client and a co-worker in tow.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Bring It On: All Or Nothing

Netflix: Cheer captain Britney plans to have her squad earn a coveted spot in singing sensation Rihanna's video but must think fast when her plan is derailed.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Blades Of Glory

Netflix: When a scandal strips them of their medals, two figure skaters get back in action through a loophole that allows them to compete as a pairs team.

Watch it now on Netflix.

The Fighter

Netflix: After a string of defeats, a boxer rediscovers his fighting will with help from his trainer and half-brother, a once-talented pugilist.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Space Jam

Netflix: Basketball legend Michael Jordan hoops it up with Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tunes characters in this romp that blends live action with animation.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: When the owner of a trendy fitness center moves to take over a gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete, there's only one way for Pete to fight back: dodgeball.

Watch it now on Netflix.



Stan: Tommy Conlon returns home to enlist the help of his father to train for SPARTA, the biggest event in mixed martial arts. Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan, returns to the ring in a bid to save his family.

Watch it now on Stan.

Million Dollar Baby

Stan: Million Dollar Baby draws us deeply into the lives of two seemingly opposite people who discover a shared spirit that transcends the pain and loss of the past. Their bond will be forged through ambition, endurance and redemption.

Watch it now on Stan.

Raging Bull

Stan: Raging Bull is a film biography of middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta, who was known during his brief reign as "the Bronx Bull." LaMotta (played with extraordinary brilliance by Robert De Niro) had early lessons in life: to steal and to fight.

Watch it now on Stan.

Stick It

Stan: Hayley Graham likes to defy and conquer two things: the law and the laws of gravity. But when she fails on both accounts and faces court, she can't defy her punishment: being sent to the Vickerman Gymnastics Academy.

Watch it now on Stan.

Hoop Dreams

Stan: Cited as one of the all-time best sporting movies ever made, the Oscar-nominated HOOP DREAMS, follows the sporting aspirations of two inner-city basketball hopefuls who dare to dream the impossible.

Watch it now on Stan.


Stan: A boxer fights his way to the top, only to find his life falling apart around him.

Watch it now on Stan.



Presto: Rocky is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere. When a stroke of fate puts him in the ring with a world heavyweight champion, he knows that it's his one shot at the big time.

Watch it now on Presto.

Rocky II

Presto: Trying to make a new life for himself, Rocky realises that he can't escape his true calling. The "Italian Stallion" must prepare for the fight of his life when Apollo Creed offers him a rematch.

Watch it now on Presto.

Rocky III

Presto: When Rocky loses in a humiliating defeat, it becomes apparent that the "Italian Stallion" has lost his edge. Considering hanging up his gloves, Rocky receives encouragement from an unlikely ally.

Watch it now on Presto.

Rocky IV

Presto: Balboa takes on Soviet killing machine Drago in a globally-televised Moscow bout. Training in Siberia, Rocky knows he must fight not only for himself, but for his country.

Watch it now on Presto.

Rocky V

Presto: Retired and bankrupted, Rocky puts his faith in a promising young fighter named Tommy. But when Tommy deserts him for a flashy promoter, Rocky's rage inspires him to lace up the gloves.

Watch it now on Presto.

Rocky Balboa

Presto: Former heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa, steps out of retirement and back into the ring, pitting himself against a new rival.

Watch it now on Presto.

Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.

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