For guys, there's only one thing better than a sports movie, and that's a sports movie featuring a smokin' hot babe.
While movies like Hoosiers, Miracle, and Rocky get our adrenaline pumping, only an athletic and toned female sweating up a storm can bring out that extra boost of testosterone from the male audience.
Some of our sexy stars can knock down three-pointers, some bend it like Beckham, and others just look really awesome in a cheerleading uniform (Cheerleading is totally a sport!).
Here's a look at the Top 20 Hottest Sports Movie Babes Ever.
Banks may have that whole Girl Next Door thing, but don't kid yourself, you've never lived in a neighborhood like this. As Vince Papale in Invincible, Marky Mark wants two things: to walk on from the streets of Philly and make the Eagles, and to get into bartender Banks' tip jar. Cha-ching.
There's something to be said for that whole Amazon thing. In the Wonder Woman mold, Davis is statuesque and athletic and totally believable as our favorite catcher. No crying in baseball indeed.
As psychiatrist Dr. Molly Griswald, the object of washed-up golfer Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy's affection (Kevin Costner), Russo mixes smart, sexy, and a solid short game. And she looks pretty sweet in a golf skirt.
File this storyline under steamy. Aspiring Olympic athlete Hemingway meets an older female competitor at a national meet, and seduction ensues. The movie features plenty of slo-mo shots of women in spandex running and jumping and girl-on-girl love.
OK, so sue me, but this isn't the Nickelodeon version of Bynes anymore. She still plays the goofball and overacts, but her womanhood's in full bloom as a soccer player at an all-boys school in a cheap ripoff of the earlier girl-disguised-as-a-guy flick, Just One of the Guys.
Pre-Gretzky and pre-acting talent, Jones rides an uneven bar like nobody's business as the aspiring Olympic athlete falls for bad boy Steve Tevere (played by former Olympic gold medal-winning medalist Mitch Gaylord).
Sticking with the gymnast theme, Peregrym plays a tough chick faced with the prospect of jail or a return to the gym. She decides to go back and ride the wooden horse one last time in a bid for national glory in a world filled with spandex, talcum powder, and five-foot hotties.
Yeah, I'll admit, I have no idea who Cindy Morgan is, and she was never heard from again, but as country club prime piece Lacey Underall (the name alone gets her on the list!), Morgan skinny-dips and slams tequila shots with Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) and offers caddy Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe) a few lessons of her own. It's in the hole!
As Avery Bishop, Jerry Maguire's (Tom Cruise) fiancee who dumps him cold when he loses his high-powered sports agent job and client roster, Preston is hell in high heels. The early film sex scene with Maguire is absolutely white hot, but Preston loses points for having sex with Cruise in the first place.
In your typical tale of a strict East Indian family in London that won't allow their daughter to sneak off to Germany to play soccer, Nagra smolders as the rebel hottie who knows her life yields oh so much more.
Throw in Keira Knightley as a teammate, and you've got a must see. And I haven't even mentioned the fact that Keira's movie mom fears a lesbian affair between the BFFs.
Football movie? Check. Supermodel Kathy Ireland? Check. As a field goal kicker? OK, two out of three ain't bad.
If you can look past Ireland's lame attempts to nail a field goal (Sebastian Janikowski she ain't), you'll get a kick out of her Samoan teammate and protector and...OK, just forget it—just enjoy eyeballing the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.
For the way she can knock down a three-pointer alone, Lathan gets our vote. And when she and Omar Epps, a former real-life boyfriend, begin to strip down during a climactic game of one on one, the action gets awfully hot.
Street tough Diana (Rodriguez) turns to boxing to get away from a miserable life that features an abusive father, dead mother, and near expulsion from high school. She pours her heart and soul into the ring and punches her way to happiness in this surprisingly strong movie.
Rodriguez mixes badass and sexy like a deadly right-left combination.
You'll have to dial the rewind button all the way back to 1979 for this sci-fi flick in which German scientists try to engineer the perfect athlete. (Think Todd Marinovich with boobs.) A 5'11" blonde bombshell, Anton was a Miss America runner-up in real life and looks every bit the athletic beauty in this film.
As a down-and-dirty surfer girl in Hawaii who provides lessons for a vacationing NFL quarterback, Bosworth spends virtually the entire movie in nothing more than a skimpy bikini. Mahalo.
Pain heals, chicks dig scarsm but glory lives forever. OK, that's enough talk about the movie. Washington Sentinels cheerleading captain Annabelle Farrell (Langton) falls for replacement QB Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves).
While it's never established whether Langton plays a replacement cheerleader, she smolders onscreen and more than makes up for the performance of the bewildered-looking Reeves.
Whipped cream bikini. Nuff said.
Is cheerleading a sport? In my book, if you can put, Eliza Dushku, Kirsten Dunst, and Gabrielle Union in a film working out in skimpy outfits and throw in a gratuitous car wash scene to boot, I'll put it on any list I can.
In a realistic portrayal of big-time college football that includes steroid use, violence against women, and excessive drinking, Berry stars as a tutor for a freshman phenom running back played by Omar Epps. Berry as a tutor may stretch the imagination, but she glows onscreen as usual.
Vacationing on the Cape for the summer with her family, Biel falls for local pitcher Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze Jr.). I ended up falling for Biel and her half-shirt, playing catch with her baseball hat on backwards.
OK, remind me again—how exactly did Justin Timberlake nab this hottie?