Sports Movies of 2019

Sports Movies of 2019

Sports Movies of 2019

Here are the best new sports movies in 2019. Sports movies can transport fans to a time and place when their team was on top such as The Russian Five a 2019 sports documentary, while other sports films such as High Flying Bird make for great drama. The upcoming sports movies and the ones available now are not just for dedicated sports fans, they can speak to any and all audiences. Now it is time to determine which of the 2019 sports movies are the best of this year.

While most sports films typically focus on professional sports or the major leagues, Run the Race is a sports drama about two brothers involved in high school football and track. Trading Paint is a movie about a father and son that must overcome personal and professional obstacles while racing cars.

Check out the list of 2019 sports movies below and vote up your favorites to make sure the right movie makes it to the top. Then check back as more sports movies come out throughout the year and see where your selections end up on the list.

  1. Run the Race


Run the Race is a 2019 American sports film directed by Chris Dowling. Against the backdrop of high school football and track, two brothers in a small Southern town face escalating problems with two different world views, straining - but ultimately strengthening - the bonds of brotherhood. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Mykelti Williamson, Frances Fisher, Kristoffer Polaha

Directed by: Chris Dowling

2.Bottom of the 9th


Bottom of the 9th is a 2019 American drama film, directed by Raymond De Felitta. A once-aspiring baseball player (Joe Manganiello) returns to his Bronx neighborhood after serving 17 years in prison. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Joe Manganiello, Sofía Vergara, Michael Rispoli, Denis O'Hare

Directed by: Raymond De Felitta

3.The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense is a 2019 American dark comedy film, written and directed by Riley Stearns. A young man, Casey Davies (Jesse Eisenberg), who after a rough encounter on the street, decides to take up martial arts into order to better protect himself, falling more and more in his paranoia in the process. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots

Directed by: Riley Stearns


Diamantino is a 2018 Portuguese comedy-drama film directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt. After losing his special touch and ending his career in disgrace, the world's premier soccer star, Diamantino (Carloto Cotta), goes on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira, Carla Maciel, + more

Directed by: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

5.Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family is a 2019 comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Merchant, based on the the life of WWE wrestler Paige. The Bevis family, who all are professional wrestlers, try to work through the issues that arise when daughter Saraya (Florence Pugh) receives a contract to work with WWE. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden, Dwayne Johnson, + more

Directed by: Stephen Merchant

6.Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

Walk Ride Rodeo is a 2019 American biopic directed by Conor Allyn. Nationally-ranked rodeo barrel racer Amberley Snyder (Spencer Locke) barely survives a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down and despite doctors telling her she will never walk again, Snyder sets out to overcome her prognosis. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Missi Pyle, Spencer Locke, Bailey Chase, Sherri Shepherd

Directed by: Conor Allyn

7.High Flying Bird

High Flying Bird is a 2019 American sports drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. A sports agent (Andre Holland) pitches a rookie basketball client (Melvin Gregg) on an intriguing and controversial business opportunity during a lockout. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, + more

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

8.The Russian Five

The Russian Five is a 2019 American, Canadian, and Russian sports documentary film directed by Joshua Riejl. In the late 1980s, The Detroit Red Wings changed the way North American hockey is played when they extracted players from the Soviet Union in the hops of breaking their Stanley Cup drought....more on Wikipedia

Directed by: Joshua Riehl

9.Trading Paint

Trading Paint is a 2019 sports drama film directed by Karzan Kader. Sam (John Travolta) and Cam Munroe (Toby Sebastian) are a father and son duo competing at the Talladega dirt car race pits who must overcome personal and professional conflicts. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: John Travolta, Michael Madsen, Shania Twain, Toby Sebastian

Directed by: Karzan Kader