Sports is a genre of cinema for which I have a weakness. Perhaps it is because I played baseball junior high and high school, coached little league basketball, or briefly tortured myself playing soccer. Whatever the case, I find movies revolving around the story of a team coming together to win a big game or championship to be entertaining, inspiring, and heartwarming. I could never narrow it does to a simple listicle, but I thought I’d share a few of my favorites. In no particular order, here are some of my favorite sports films.
Year: 2009 / Directed by Clint Eastwood
Year: 2010 / Directed by David O’Russell
Year: 2011 / Directed by Bennett Miller
The Mighty Ducks
Year: 1992 / Directed by Stephen Herek
Year: 2006 / Directed by Ericson Core
Year: 2013 / Directed by Brian Helgeland
Year: 2004 / Directed by Gavin O’Connor
Year: 1993 / Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Remember the Titans
Year: 2000 / Directed by Boaz Yakin
Year: 1986 / Directed by David Anspaugh
Year: 2001 / Directed by Michael Mann
Trouble with the Curve
Year: 2012 / Directed by Robert Lorenz
Year: 2002 / Directed by John Lee Hancock
Chariots of Fire
Year: 1981 / Directed by Hugh Hudson
Year: 1976 / Directed by John G. Avildsen
Some of these movies are overly dramatized versions of events that happened in real life. Some are true stories and others are downright made-up. Whatever the case, it is always cool when an athlete overcomes obstacles to accomplish their goal.
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