This is a compilation of films in the genre covering sports activities. Sports movies have been made since the era of silent films, such as the 1915 film The Champion starring Charlie Chaplin. Films in this genre can range from serious (Raging Bull) to silly (Horse Feathers). A classic theme for sports films is the triumph of an individual or team who prevail despite the difficulties. Men often identify with sports films in ways they wouldn't with other genres, such as spy films.
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... This list of sports films is a compilation of films in the genre covering sports activities ... Sports movies have been made since the era of silent films, such as the 1915 film The Champion starring Charlie Chaplin ... Films in this genre can range from serious (Raging Bull) to silly (Horse Feathers) ...
... Note Lucha films are not included in this list ... Title Year Genre Discipline Notes The Sport Parade 1932 Drama Pro wrestling Former college football hero Joel McCrea becomes a pro wrestler ... Lurich 1984 Drama Biographical film on the career of Georg Lurich ...
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