Movies can have a big impact on our lives, and it seems that certain movies or subjects resonate with folks more than others—especially sports movies. Of course, here in Montana, we're a little football-crazy, and even more so during the fall and winter.

So what are Montanans' all-time favorite sports movies?

There are some fantastic ones to choose from, so to pick the greatest sports movie of all time is tough. Lucky for us, Montanans were more than willing to give us their choices.

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For convenience purposes, let's go ahead and make different categories to place the movies in. We will do football movies, baseball movies, hockey movies, basketball movies, and Other.

Football Movies

There are some fantastic football movies out there, with some more dramatic and inspirational than others. These are Montana's Top Picks.

  • Remember the Titans
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Rudy
  • The Blind Side
  • We Are Marshall
  • The Waterboy
Football Texture
Mark Stahl

Baseball Movies

Baseball has long been known as "America's Favorite Pastime" and there is no shortage when it comes to great baseball movies. So which ones did Montanans pick?

  • For The Love Of The Game
  • Field Of Dreams
  • A League Of Their Own
  • The Sandlot
  • Moneyball
  • Bull Durham
Baseball on the Chalk Line
David Lee

Hockey Movies

While hockey might not be the most popular sport in the United States, it certainly has a passionate fanbase. When it comes to movies, however, there aren't as many to choose from. So which Hockey movies made the list of Montanan's favorites?

  • Miracle
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • Slap Shot
ice hockey player
christian ammann

Basketball Movies

There is something really joyfully simple about the game of basketball. Maybe it's the fact that it doesn't take a whole lot of equipment to play; just a ball and a hoop and you're ready to go. Almost every high school across the state has a basketball team, which gives communities a chance to come together.  So which basketball movies did Montanans pick?

  • Hoosiers
  • Space Jam
  • Coach Carter
  • Love and Basketball
Basketball in hoop, close-up
Ryan McVay


Several other movies that were sports-related made Montanans' list of greatest sports movies of all time:

  • Happy Gilmore
  • Rocky
  • Days of Thunder
  • 8 Seconds
  • Kingpin

While your movie may or may not have made the list, here is the good news. If you're looking for something to watch that is sports-related, you now have plenty of options.

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