A sports film is a film genre that uses sport as the theme of a film. Often sports fans are not the target demographic in such movies, but sports fans tend to have a large following or respect for such movies.
Several sub-categories of sport films can be identified, although the delineations between these subgenres, much as in live action, are somewhat fluid.
The most common Sport subgenres depicted in movies are Sport drama and Sport comedy. Both categories typically employ play ground settings, match, game creatures and other elements commonly associated with biological stories.
Sport films tend to feature a more richly developed sport world, and may also be more player-oriented or thematically complex. Often, they feature a hero of adventure origins and a clear distinction between loss and victory set against each other in a play time struggle.