There’s nothing like an impassioned speech or training montage to get you riled up. Sports stories can reach something primal in viewers, whether that’s through personal achievement or a team coming together. And there’s lots to choose from, including some stellar streaming shows. So, what are the best sports shows you can stream now?
See also: The best original streaming shows on every platform
We’ve broken down the best sports shows by service, covering all the major players in the streaming space, like Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, and more. So read on to find the sports show for you.
The best sports shows by streaming service
Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.
One of the best shows on Netflix, GLOW lasted for three glorious seasons before its untimely cancellation due to production delays in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The comedy-drama tells a fictionalized version of the true story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a women’s wrestling league founded in the 80s. In the series, a group of women come together through wrestling, creating stage personas and seeking funding for their promising new endeavor.
A reboot of the classic Karate Kid movies, Cobra Kai sees Johnny Lawrence seeking redemption by reopening the storied, infamous Cobra Kai dojo when he falls on hard times. The move reignites his old rivalry with a now-successful Daniel LaRusso, though Johnny now looks out for the little guy and trains bullied outcasts. The series features karate tournaments as well as the return of legacy characters.
This Netflix docuseries follows high-level college cheerleaders in Corsicana, Texas, led by passionate, hard-driving head cheer coach Monica Aldama. The series showcases immense skill from young athletes, offering a look behind the scenes at the making of champions.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video offers access to thousands of movies and TV shows to stream. That includes great original shows and movies like The Boys and The Tomorrow War. You can also sign up for other premium services within Amazon Prime Video.
A League of Their Own
Maybe the best sports show on this list is a recent entry: Amazon Prime Video’s A League of Their Own. The remake of the classic film by Penny Marshall expands the story’s scope, following women forging a path for themselves as professional baseball players in America during World War II. The series focuses on the journeys of both an all-white team and a Black player kept out of the mainstream league, forced to find other ways to play.
This 80s-set drama follows a college student who starts working at a Jewish country club in New Jersey to help pay the bills. While the show is primarily about David’s coming of age, it’s also about his work as a tennis instructor at the club, with the high-class sport setting the stage for his own personal journey.
Hulu offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid’s Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.
A spinoff of Canadian cult hit Letterkenny, Shoresy sees hockey player Shoresy and the Sudbury Bulldogs coming dead last in the Triple A-level Northern Ontario Senior Hockey Organization. But Shoresy has a plan. He guarantees his coach that the team won’t lose a single game if he takes over completely. Now, he’s got a team to run in this hilarious sports comedy on Hulu.
A comedy sports show that’s maybe more a sports fandom show, The League follows a die-hard fantasy football league. The series sees a group of friends getting deeper and deeper into their cutthroat rivalry until it starts to spill into the rest of their lives.
HBO Max is your home for Warner Bros-made movies and TV shows like The Lord of the Rings, the DC Comics superheroes, and more. It’s also the home for new and original movies and shows available nowhere else.
This drama miniseries from HBO Max follows the rise of the LA Lakers in the 1980s. It focuses on the relationship between Dr. Jerry Buss and Magic Johnson and offers a look behind the scenes at the glitz and glamor of the time, based on the bestseller Showtime by sports writer Jeff Pearlman.
Eastbound & Down
Created by Ben Best, Jody Hill, and Danny McBride, and starring McBride, this sports comedy series was a buzzworthy hit at HBO for four seasons. Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Eastbound & Down follows a disgraced major league baseball player as he seeks a second chance south of the border, in Mexico.
This docuseries from HBO offers unprecedented access to tennis superstar Serena Williams. Following her pregnancy and family life as well as her astonishing career as one of the all-time sports greats, Being Serena is a chance to see who Williams is on and off the tennis court.
Disney Plus offers thousands of TV episodes and movies from across the Disney library, including its Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel shows and films, along with exclusive TV series and movies.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
A reunion series of the classic family films starring Emilio Estevez, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers follows a new generation of young hockey players. After failing to join the famous Mighty Ducks, a 12-year-old, with help from his mom, starts a new team of underdogs.
John Stamos stars as a legendary but temperamental college basketball coach who gets fired in this Disney Plus original series. Down on his luck, he takes a coaching job at an elite all-girls private high school. Trying to prove and redeem himself, he works to help the girls become champs but faces some new challenges along the way.
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV Plus has quickly become a major player in the streaming game since its launch in 2019. Its slate of original programming includes shows like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Foundation, and For All Mankind as well as movies like The Banker, Greyhound, and Palmer.
Ted Lasso has become the de facto feel-good streaming show, with a huge fanbase and lots of online discussion. Behind the niceness and positivity, though, there’s quite a bit of depth too. Ted is an American football coach who moves to England too coach a soccer team. He doesn’t really know the sport though, so he has to get up to speed quickly and unite his team in the face of huge obstacles.
This Apple drama follows the world of youth basketball. It focuses on teen players, their families, and coaches, all swept up in an industry full of corruption, where dreams and ambition meet opportunism and business.
Those are some of the best sports shows you can stream now on every major streaming service.
Did we miss your favorite one? Let us know what you’re watching in the comments!