5 of the Best Sport Movies Available to Rent

Thrills aren’t just confined to the pitch or arena – sometimes great stories break away from the rules of the game! Whether you’re a diehard sports fan or throw your eyes to heaven at the mention, these sporting sagas are sure to bring everyone together...

Best Sport Movies


Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99

Forget the fighting, because in this MMA drama it’s the emotion that really packs a punch! Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton play a pair of estranged brothers – both talented scrappers – who find themselves in the same tournament with a small fortune in prize money on offer. The family turmoil is just as gripping as the action in the ring, and Nick Nolte’s performance as their troubled father is enough to leave you choking back the tears! 


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What do you mean ‘Dodgeball isn’t a real sport’?! OK, so we’re not entirely sure whether it counts either – but when a film’s this much fun it barely matters! Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller and a collection of their funniest friends are at their entertaining best in this madcap comedy where the jokes are flying almost as quickly as the balls are!


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Boxing has always been rich pickings for Hollywood, and the real-life tale of James J. Braddock’s miraculous career was just made for the Tinseltown treatment! Russell Crowe is towering in his portrayal of a man who was a hero both inside and outside the ring. The inspiring story is one that even the greatest scriptwriter couldn’t dream up – you’ll be punching the air after watching it!


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Sport has always been a family affair and this film is jam-packed with fun for all. The most iconic casting of kids on ice and Emilio Estevez’s first outing as a big bad adult, Coach Bombay, The Mighty Ducks is equal parts coming-of-age and redemption saga, with plenty of gags to go along with the hockey-propelled drama. Anyone
who grew up during the 90s should remember these ice-capades fondly and anyone who didn’t should get in on the action and QUACK pronto! 


Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99

Injuries in American football – and, more precisely, the doctor who discovers them – are the focal point of a film that mixes medical and legal drama into a gripping story to make your head spin! Will Smith is excellent and the subject matter is powerful, but
it’s the timely nature of the film that makes it required viewing – don’t drop the ball by missing this one!