The Best Sports Movies and TV Shows on Funimation
Finding a good Sports movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Sports movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Funimation.
1. Speed Racer
What it's about: Teenager Speed Racer aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.
Where to Watch: 52 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation).
2. Big Windup!
What it's about: Ren Mihashi was the ace of his middle school's baseball team, but due to his poor pitching, they could never win. Constant losses eventually lead to his teammates bullying him and reached the point where his teammates no longer tried to win, causing Mihashi to graduate with little self-esteem. As a result, Mihashi decides to go to a high school in a different prefecture where he has no intention of playing baseball. Unfortunately, upon his arrival at Nishiura High, he is dragged into joining their new team as the starting pitcher. Although unwilling at first, Mihashi realizes that this is a place where he will be accepted for who he is; with help from the catcher Takaya Abe, he starts to have more confidence in his own abilities. Abe, seeing the potential in Mihashi, makes it a goal to help him become a pitcher worthy of being called an ace.
Where to Watch: 14 episodes (33%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 41 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Funimation).
3. 頭文字D First Stage
What it's about: Takumi Fujiwara is the son of the owner of a local tofu shop. At night, Fujiwara gets in his souped up AE86 Sprinter Trueno (AE86 Corolla GT-APEX) and races on the seldom-used Japanese mountain roads. One night, the Akagi Red Suns team, a racing club, challenges the Akina Speed Stars to a race on the mountain where Fujiwara lives. Keisuke, one of the leaders of the Red Suns, races his legendary Mazda RX-7 - only to be beaten by the mysterious Fujiwara.
Where to Watch: 63 episodes (77%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Funimation). 63 episodes (77%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).
4. Prince of Stride: Alternative
What it's about: "Stride," is an extreme sport that involves six people on one team who run relay races through towns. Hōnan Academy and other schools compete to win eastern Japan's top Stride competition, "End of Summer." However, Hōnan's team has shut down. First-year high school students Takeru Fujiwara and Nana Sakurai attempt to restart the club, but they must recruit six members for the team. They ask Riku Yagami to join, but he turns them down by saying that Stride is the one thing he doesn't want to do.
Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).
What it's about: Yamato Akitsuki travels to Tokyo alone to study in one of the high schools located within the area. He lives in with his aunt who operates a public bath solely for the ladies in the local district and begins his normal high-school life. One day, he chances upon a girl in school and is immediately mesmerized by her beauty. He is shocked when he realizes later that the girl, Suzuka, is actually living next door to him. From then on, Yamato's ordinary life begins to change little by little.
Where to Watch: 26 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation). 26 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).
6. How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
What it's about: Sakura Hibiki is your average high school girl, with a voracious appetite. Noticing her clothes tightening in lieu of her slowly expanding waistline she decides to look into enrolling in the nearby gym. There she runs into a girl from her grade named Souryuuin Akemi. Akemi, who has a muscle fetish tries to get Hibiki to enroll in the gym despite its high ratio of macho men. Thankfully a beautiful trainer, Machio, appears and unknowingly convinces her to enroll and start her quest to a great body.
Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Funimation). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).