Most sports movies are centred on popular sports. Football has Mike Bassett: England Manager, Escape to Victory and The Damned United, for example. American Football has Any Given Sunday, Baseball has Moneyball. Boxing has a ton even when you take Rocky out of the equation, and even Golf has Caddyshack and Happy Gilmore. The more niche sports do not generate as many popular movies (let’s face it, kabaddi has never troubled the silver screen).
As Borg vs McEnroe hits the big screen, shining a rare focus on Tennis, another of the niche sports certainly when it comes to the movies, we take a look at some of the more unusual sport based films that have hit the big screen.