The 10 best sports movies available to stream on Disney+

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Revered for developing some of the most iconic animated films in history, Disney is much more than Cinderella or The Lion King (both great movies, of course). The powerhouse production company also boasts an incredible lineup of sports-themed flicks that trigger nostalgia while also providing a heartwarming message.

There are plenty of projects that satisfy audiences of all ages, but the following 10 are some of the more popular options on the streaming platform. Not to mention, achieved significant success when they were released in theaters.

To get started, all you need is a Disney+ account — for just $8 a month you have unlimited access to a massive amount of animated features, original content, blockbuster Marvel flicks and of course, all the sports titles listed below.

Check out the options ahead, your new favorite movie might be hiding in the bunch.

Miracle

Kurt Russell plays Herb Brooks, hockey coach of the medal-winning United States men's Olympic hockey team. (Photo by Disney+)
Kurt Russell plays Herb Brooks, hockey coach of the medal-winning United States men's Olympic hockey team. (Photo by Disney+)

Miracle is the true story of Herb Brooks, the failed hockey player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to a historic win over the indomitable Soviet side.

Queen of Katwe

Madina Nalwanga took home the NAACP Image Award, a Women Film Critics Circle Award, and was nominated for a Critic's Choice Award for her role as Phiona in
Madina Nalwanga took home the NAACP Image Award, a Women Film Critics Circle Award, and was nominated for a Critic's Choice Award for her role as Phiona in "Queen of Katwe."

Starring Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, Queen of Katwe is the 2016 biographical film about a young girl living in the slums of Uganda who after learning to play chess, becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her victories at World Chess Olympiads.

Remember the Titans

Denzel Washington received overwhelming praise for his role as coach Herman Boone in
Denzel Washington received overwhelming praise for his role as coach Herman Boone in "Remember the Titans." (Photo by Disney+)

Perhaps the most iconic film on this list, Denzel Washington stars as Herman Boone, a Black coach in 1970's Virginia who made monumental efforts to integrate the T. C. Williams High School football team.

The Rookie

"The Rookie" is based on the true story of former MLB pitcher Jimmy Morris. (Photo by Disney+)
"The Rookie" is based on the true story of former MLB pitcher Jimmy Morris. (Photo by Disney+)

Baseball fans will likely shed a few tears after watching The Rookie, a film based on the true story of pitcher Jim Morris who made his professional debut in Major League Baseball at 35. Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, and Brian Cox star alongside Quaid.

Secretariat

Race horse Secretariat went on an unbeaten run to win the Triple Crown in 1973. (Photo by Disney+)
Race horse Secretariat went on an unbeaten run to win the Triple Crown in 1973. (Photo by Disney+)

A film adaption of the 1975 book with the same name, thoroughbred race horse Secretariat cemented his name across history books in 1973 when he became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

The Greatest Game Ever Played

Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf) defeated the world's greatest golfer Harry Vardon to become the first amateur to win the U.S. Open in 1913. (Photo by Disney+)
Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf) defeated the world's greatest golfer Harry Vardon to become the first amateur to win the U.S. Open in 1913. (Photo by Disney+)

Shia LaBeouf stars as Francis Ouimet, the first amateur golfer to win the U.S. Open in 1913. Considering amateur golf during that period was a sport enjoyed by wealthy individuals, Ouimet's status as a member of the working-class and eventual rise as a legend is admirable.

Bend it Like Beckham

"Bend it like Beckham" drew nearly $77 million at the box office, becoming the highest-earning sports film to have soccer as the focus. (Photo by Disney+)
"Bend it like Beckham" drew nearly $77 million at the box office, becoming the highest-earning sports film to have soccer as the focus. (Photo by Disney+)

Though former soccer star David Beckham had nothing to do with this film, the title is inspired by the Englishman's incredible ability to score free kicks by curling the ball past a wall of defenders. It follows a teenage soccer player (Parminder Nagra) who, against the wishes of her parents, joins a women's soccer team in London, helping them soar to the top of the league.

The Mighty Ducks

There are three films in
There are three films in "The Mighty Ducks" franchise (Photo by Disney+)

Would this even be a proper roundup without The Mighty Ducks? The first move in the cult classic trilogy, a pompous Minnesota lawyer (Emilio Estevez) is sentenced to 500 hours of community service coaching a youth hockey team after being pulled over for drunk driving.

Cool Runnings

A team of complete bobsled novices go to great lengths to achieve Olympic victory in
A team of complete bobsled novices go to great lengths to achieve Olympic victory in "Cool Runnings" (Photo by Disney+)

After a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games when he takes a tumble during a qualifying race, he along with the help of a disgraced coach start the first Jamaican bobsled squad.

Glory Road

"Glory Road" won for Best Sports Movie at the 2006 ESPY Awards. (Photo by Disney)
"Glory Road" won for Best Sports Movie at the 2006 ESPY Awards. (Photo by Disney)

The 2006 project stars Josh Lucas as Don Haskins, a men's basketball coach at Texas Western who took the first all-Black starting line-up to the NCAA national championship.