2022’s Most Anticipated Sports Films

We all know that sports are among the most important activities in the world. In addition to helping people improve their health and incorporate some exercise into their routines, sports have also taken over the entertainment industry.

Soccer, baseball, American football and basketball have reached the big screen, hit several TV series and even appeared in some iconic songs. Also, there are many gambling options for those who simply enjoy betting on their favorite team and watching the games while hoping to win a juicy prize. Click here to read more about them.

But this article was specially written fans of such disciplines who also love going to the movies. Just as you read! Check the information below and discover the upcoming sports movies we can’t wait to see in 2022.

Next Goal Wins 

Directed by Taika Waititi, Next Goal Wins is a film set to be released in 2022 that follows the story of Dutch-American coach Thomas Rongen as he tries to accomplish an almost impossible task: turn the American Samoa soccer team into perennial winners after a long losing streak. 

This comedy-drama film features Michael Fassbender as Thomas Rongen and Kaimana as Jaiyah Saelua alongside Elizabeth Moss, Frankie Adams, David Fane, Beulah Koale, Rachel House, Uli Latukefu, Rhys Darby, and Will Arnett.

Home Team

This 2022 comedy film follows New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, who is suspended two years after winning the Super Bowl, returns home, and is forced to train his 12-year-old son’s football team.

Home Team was produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions and James’s Hey Eddie Productions. Moreover, it features Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Tait Blum, and Jackie Sandler.

King Richard

Although this drama premiered late last year, it is still one of the best options to watch in 2022. In addition, it has obtained good ratings on review sites, reaching 7.6 stars on IMDb.

King Richard, starring world-famous actor Will Smith, takes a look at how Venus and Serena Williams became the world’s most prominent tennis superstars following their father Richard’s coaching.


Those who like Indian cinema can enjoy Liger, with professional boxer Mike Tyson making his acting debut in the Indian film industry.

This upcoming Indian sports action film, written and directed by Puri Jagannadh, has been shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi, introducing Vijay Deverakonda as a professional boxer.


Maidaan is another sports biography film, shot in Hindi-language, to be released this year. It’s based on the golden era of Indian football, between 1952 and 1962.

The film is directed by Amit Sharma and stars Ajay Devgn as football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, considered the architect of modern Indian football.

Sports movies released in 2021 that you must see in 2022

Besides King Richard, there are some already released movies that you can see this year. Rotten Tomatoes has listed the 150 best sports movies of all time, but we bring you some of the 2021 titles you should check out. Those are:

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy: It is a sequel to the 1996 classic with basketball star LeBron James.
  • Born A Champion: An MMA fighting movie starring Sean Patrick Flanery.
  • Dream Horse: Starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis, the film follows a rare racehorse raised by a poor Welsh bartender in a small town.

Final thoughts: 

What do you think? There are hundreds of sports movies but these are the most recent ones, and we’re sure we will have many more in the years to come. Do not miss any of them!

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