American History Magazine's "100 Greatest Sports Movies"

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In 2010, the editors of American History Magazine published a special issue ranking the 100 greatest sports movies in their estimation. They combined "Olympia" Parts I & II for a single entry, and also combined "The Babe" and "The Babe Ruth Story" at #43.

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  1. 46 new

    The Freshman

    1925, in 6 top lists Check
  2. 73 new

    The Champ

    1931, in 3 top lists Check
  3. 27 new

    Horse Feathers

    1932, in 6 top lists Check
  4. 9 new

    Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker

    1938 — a.k.a. Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations, in 13 top lists Check
  5. 10 new

    Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit

    1938 — a.k.a. Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty, in 13 top lists Check
  6. 38 new

    Knute Rockne All American

    1940 — a.k.a. A Modern Hero, in 2 top lists Check
  7. 75 new

    Gentleman Jim

    1942, in 3 top lists Check
  8. 4 new

    The Pride of the Yankees

    1942, in 4 top lists Check
  9. 92 new

    Woman of the Year

    1942, in 7 top lists Check
  10. 64 new

    National Velvet

    1944, in 4 top lists Check
  11. 19 new

    Body and Soul

    1947, in 5 top lists Check
  12. 45 new

    The Babe Ruth Story

    1948, in 0 top lists Check
  13. 93 new

    It Happens Every Spring

    1949, in 0 top lists Check
  14. 12 new

    The Set-Up

    1949, in 8 top lists Check
  15. 72 new

    The Stratton Story

    1949, in 0 top lists Check
  16. 47 new

    The Jackie Robinson Story

    1950, in 1 top list Check
  17. 95 new

    Night and the City

    1950, in 10 top lists Check
  18. 62 new

    Angels in the Outfield

    1951, in 0 top lists Check
  19. 86 new

    The Harlem Globetrotters

    1951, in 0 top lists Check
  20. 69 new

    Jim Thorpe -- All-American

    1951 — a.k.a. Man of Bronze, in 0 top lists Check
  21. 59 new

    The Lusty Men

    1952, in 5 top lists Check
  22. 35 new

    Pat and Mike

    1952, in 0 top lists Check
  23. 65 new

    The Pride of St. Louis

    1952, in 0 top lists Check
  24. 26 new

    The Harder They Fall

    1956, in 1 top list Check
  25. 39 new

    Somebody Up There Likes Me

    1956, in 2 top lists Check
  26. 48 new

    Fear Strikes Out

    1957, in 1 top list Check
  27. 85 new

    Damn Yankees

    1958, in 1 top list Check
  28. 2 new

    The Hustler

    1961, in 14 top lists Check
  29. 50 new

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    1962, in 7 top lists Check
  30. 58 new

    Requiem for a Heavyweight

    1962, in 1 top list Check
  31. 24 new

    This Sporting Life

    1963, in 8 top lists Check
  32. 41 new

    Grand Prix

    1966, in 0 top lists Check
  33. 40 new

    Downhill Racer

    1969, in 1 top list Check
  34. 60 new

    The Great White Hope

    1970, in 0 top lists Check
  35. 30 new

    Brian's Song

    1971, in 0 top lists Check
  36. 98 new

    Le Mans

    1971, in 0 top lists Check
  37. 51 new

    On Any Sunday

    1971, in 0 top lists Check
  38. 94 new

    Jing wu men

    1972 — a.k.a. Fist of Fury, in 6 top lists Check
  39. 83 new

    Junior Bonner

    1972, in 1 top list Check
  40. 22 new

    Bang the Drum Slowly

    1973, in 0 top lists Check
  41. 81 new

    Enter the Dragon

    1973, in 11 top lists Check
  42. 89 new

    The Great American Cowboy

    1973, in 0 top lists Check
  43. 31 new

    The Last American Hero

    1973, in 1 top list Check
  44. 16 new

    The Longest Yard

    1974, in 1 top list Check
  45. 68 new

    Bite the Bullet

    1975, in 0 top lists Check
  46. 21 new

    Rollerball

    1975, in 4 top lists Check
  47. 20 new

    The Bad News Bears

    1976, in 0 top lists Check
  48. 42 new

    The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

    1976, in 0 top lists Check
  49. 29 new

    Rocky

    1976, in 19 top lists Check
  50. 11 new

    Pumping Iron

    1977, in 1 top list Check
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