Missing Sports? Stream These Movies And Shows

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With so many sports and other entertainment options shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is looking for new ways to fill those voids. With almost every sport across board ceasing competition, countless fans are left with an itch to scratch.

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There are plenty of great sports movies and shows, so let’s hit some of the better options currently available to stream.

Movies

Miracle

Based on the true story of the 1980 Olympic hockey team and their historic upset win over the powerhouse Soviet team, Miracle offers one of the more inspirational sports stories out there. Currently available on both Netflix and Disney Plus.

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Miracle Speech - You were born for this - Herb Brooks, Movie: Miracle

Remember the Titans

Another inspirational based-on-a-true-story drama, it follows the newly integrated T.C. Williams High School in 1971 Virginia. Denzel Washington delivers an all-star performance in a heartfelt, fun, and important movie. Streaming on Disney Plus.

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Creed II

Anything in the Rocky series is a good choice, but Creed II is the only one available on any of the major streaming platforms (both Amazon and Hulu). Michael B. Jordan is again fantastic in the lead role and the movie features some truly thrilling boxing sequences.

Creed II (2018) - Gotta Take the Fight Scene (5/9) | Moviecliips

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Shows

As many great sports movies as there are, now might the perfect time to binge (or rewatch) one of the many great television offerings as well.

Brockmire

Its fourth and final season is currently airing on IFC, but the first three seasons are available on Hulu. Brockmire follows disgraced baseball announcer Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) as he announces for a minor league team, hoping for another chance to make it to “The Show.” Brockmire is one of the most underseen shows out there, but it’s also one of the funniest. Fair warning, though, it earns its TV-MA rating.

Obligatory NSFW warning for this trailer

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Brockmire | Season 1 Official Trailer | IFC

Friday Night Lights

Friday Nights Lights could be considered the pre-eminent sports drama. It mixes fun action on the football field with compelling drama. If you haven’t seen it before, don’t be fooled by its high school setting. It’s a great show even for those long removed from their teenage years. The complete series is available on Hulu.

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Last Chance U

A Netflix original docu-series, Last Chance U tracks players at prestigious junior college football programs, as they work towards what could be their…last chance at a big-time Division I scholarship. Very character-driven, it’s gritty, intense, fun, and maybe above all, real.

Last Chance U | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Other Recommendations (in alphabetical order)

These choices only scratch the surface of what’s out there for sports themed movies and shows. But they are some of our highest recommendations. Let us know in the comments what you’re watching to get your sports fix in!

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Written by Matt Hambidge

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Matt Hambidge is a film critic based in Minneapolis, and is a member of the Minnesota Film Critics Alliance.
You can also find him covering SURVIVOR on the Talking Llama podcast.