Top 5 Best Christian Sports Movies


There are many sports movies in the world, but only a select few focus on wholesome family values and Biblical teachings. Our Top 5 Best Christian Sports Movies dives into some of the greatest sports movies ever made with a Christian theme! What are your favorite Christian sports movies? Check to see if any of your favorites made the cut! Let us know if they didn't!

1) The Blind Side

The Blind Side
  • Gross: $309.2 million
  • Starring: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw
  • Tagline: Based on the extraordinary true story
  • Trivia: Quinton Aaron trained with the Georgia Tech football team in the spring of 2009 to prepare for the role of Michael Oher.
  • Summary: The story of Michael Oher, a homeless boy with a sad past who became an All-American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring Christian woman and her family.

2) Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire
  • Gross: $59 million
  • Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell
  • Tagline: This is the story of two men who run...not to run...but to prove something to the world. They will sacrifice anything to achieve their goals...Except their honor.
  • Trivia: Although it isn't mentioned, or even hinted at, in the film, it was Eric Liddell who, in real-life, introduced Harold Abrahams to Sam Mussabini.
  • Summary: Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

3) Greater

  • Gross: $2 million
  • Starring: Neal McDonough, Leslie Easterbrook, Christopher Severio
  • Runtime: 130 minutes
  • Trivia: Brandon Burlsworth's jersey number at the University of Arkansas #77 was retired after his death. His is the second jersey to be retired at the university.
  • Summary: The story of Brandon Burlsworth, possibly the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.

4) Woodlawn

  • Gross: $14.4 million
  • Starring: Caleb Castille, Sean Astin, Jon Voight
  • Tagline: One Hope. One Truth. One Way (John 14:6)
  • Trivia: This movie marks the second time Jon Voight has portrayed a legendary college coach. In Glory Road, he portrayed Adolph Rupp.
  • Summary: A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

5) Facing the Giants

Facing the Giants
  • Gross: $10.2 million
  • Starring: Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields, Jason McLeod
  • Tagline: Never give up. Never back down. Never lose faith.
  • Trivia: Some scenes like where David first comes to try out for the team were filmed between classes at the school. They had to keep stopping to let students go where they needed to.
  • Summary: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

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