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Are you missing sport? Here are 17 sporting movies to fill the void

While the UFC fight filled the gap, and the English Premier League is tantalising close to restarting (or is it – who knows, anymore), DStv is serving up competition in the form of classic sporting movies, old and new.

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1. Jerry Maguire

Sports meets romance in this rom-com about a sports agent who loses everything when he reveals an inconvenient epiphany. The only people on his side are one ageing client and his former secretary. Watch it now.

2. The Blind Side

Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Oscar winner Kathy Bates star in this remarkable true story of All-American football star Michael Oher. Watch it now.

3. Senna

This documentary movie follows the career of Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the world championship three times. Watch it now.

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4. Any Given Sunday

Oliver Stone’s football epic starring Cameron Diaz as the co-owner of the Miami Sharks, Al Pacino as ageing manager Tony D’Amato, Dennis Quaid as the legendary Cap Rooney, whose injury knocks him out of the game, Jamie Foxx as his replacement Willie Beaman, and LL Cool J as running back Julian Washington. Watch it now.

5. Race

A 2016 biographical sports drama film about African-American athlete Jesse Owens, who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Watch it now.

6. Rocky

The ultimate underdog story. Sylvester Stallone was a struggling actor when he finally sold the script for this movie – with the proviso that he starred in the titular role of down-and-out boxer Rocky Balboa. Go back to the very beginning with this consummate classic, then watch Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV and Rocky V.

7. Mean Machine

Mean Machine is a 2001 British sports comedy film directed by Barry Skolnick and starring former footballer Vinnie Jones. Watch it now.

8. Invictus

After surviving years in prison for his efforts to end injustice, Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) has led his country to defeat apartheid and been elected President, but the legacy of 50 years of hatred still threatens to tear South Africa apart. Now, Mandela reaches out to Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), captain of the Springboks, South Africa’s national rugby team.

9. Days of Thunder

Tom Cruise plays race driver Cole Trickle, whose talent and ambition are surpassed only by his burning need to win. Watch it now.

10. Miracle

A 2004 American sports film about the United States men’s ice hockey team that won the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Watch it now.

11. Chariots of Fire

Based on the incredible true story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics and a contemporary classic. Watch it now.

12. Remember the Titans

Based on the true story of African-American coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) and his attempt to form a racially integrated football team. Another classic sporting movie. Watch it now.

13. Blades of Glory

Will Ferrell and Jon Heder are a mismatched pair of banned figure skaters who become teammates upon discovering a loophole that will allow them to compete in the sport again. Watch it now.

14. Faster

Watch Ewan McGregor in this high octane documentary taking a closer look at the exciting world of MotoGP. Watch it now.

15. The Greatest Game Ever Played

A 2005 American biographical sports film based on the early life of golf champion Francis Ouimet. Watch it now.

16. Million Dollar Arm

The film is based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel who were discovered by sports agent JB Bernstein (John Hamm of Mad Men). Watch it now.

17. Happy Gilmore

Starring Adam Sandler as an unsuccessful ice hockey player who discovers a newfound talent for golf. Watch it now.

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Are you missing sport? Here are 17 sporting movies to fill the void