The best sports movies available on Disney+

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You’ve probably noticed that your social feeds have been dominated by the release of Disney+, the legendary entertainment company’s foyer into online streaming.

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The launch wasn’t exactly smooth as many users reported technical issues and a full-on crash plagued the product’s release. But, assuming they can work out all the bugs, there’s plenty to get excited about with Disney+’s offerings, especially if you’re a sports fan.

Here are some of the best sports movies available on Disney+.

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The Mighty Ducks

Coach Bombay imparting the wisdom of the triple-deke on this hapless gang on hockey youngsters is easily one of the better sports options on Disney+. This one won’t be available until Jan. 1, so you might want to mark your calendar.

The Sandlot

With a Disney+ membership, you’ll be able to enjoy this classic sports movie FOR-EV-ER! Relive the moment that you realized you need a fresh pair of PF Flyers in your life with the best baseball movie ever made (don’t @ me).

Rookie of the Year

You’re going to want to rewatch this one just to see Daniel Stern riff on his theory about the medical wonders of “hot ice.” And he may not be in the credits, but John Candy’s cameo in this one will surely put a smile on your face.

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Cool Runnings

Speak of the devil! John Candy’s legendary career produced some of the funniest movies we’ve ever seen, and Cool Runnings is right at the top of that list. This one is also slated to be added to the library on Jan. 1.


Kurt Russell takes on the role of the legendary coach Herb Brooks in this classic on the USA’s improbable gold-medal win in men’s hockey at the 1980 Olympics. If you’re a fan of epic motivational speeches, you’re going to want to watch coach Brooks doing his thing in between periods during the gold-medal game against the Soviet Union.

Remember the Titans

This football drama starring Denzel Washington is easily one of the greatest football movies ever made. Based on the true story of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, Remember the Titans captures the integration of an all-black school with an all-white school, creating tensions that would eventually make way for beautiful friendships.

Plus, you’re gonna want to relive Ryan Gosling’s abysmal performance on defence. The dude might be one of the most successful actors in the world, but he was an absolute disaster in coverage. Just saying.

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The Rookie

Dennis Quaid — aka America’s dad — stars in The Rookie, a true story about a baseball coach and former minor-league pitcher who discovers that it’s never too late for dreams to come true.



Watch Diane Lane go into total boss mode in this true story about a housewife that was forced to take care of the family thoroughbred farm after her father becomes ill. With a little help from John Malkovich, Lane’s character, Penny Chenery, navigates a male-dominated world and leads a gifted colt to an improbable Triple Crown win in 1973.


A die-hard Eagles fan sees his wildest dreams come true when he makes the team, becoming the oldest rookie in NFL history (aside from kickers) who never played football in college. It’s the ultimate underdog story.

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Honourable mentions

  • Million Dollar Arm

  • The Game Plan

  • Glory Road

  • The Greatest Game Ever Played

  • D2: The Mighty Ducks

  • D3: The Mighty Ducks

  • The Big Green

  • Air Bud

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