In most cases there is a pretty clear distinction between a sports movie and a movie that has sports in it. Friday Night Lights is a sports movie about a football team, whereas A River Runs Through It is a melodrama about a family that has some fly fishing in it.
That being said, it’s not always that clear cut. There are a number of cross-genre films that straddle the line between sports movie and romantic comedy. Or sports movie and thriller. Or sports movie and a very misguided attempt at comedy.
They're the films that make us ask ourselves: Sports movie or Nah?
Well, take this journey with me and wonder no more.