Sports movies are one of my favorite genres of all time, mainly because they focus on character building rather than just aiming towards a happy ending. Another captivating quality of a good sports movie is the setting. The place where it takes place sets the mood just as much as a good storyline does.
It doesn’t matter if the movie plot revolves around high school athletes who are preparing themselves for college scholarships or a professional athlete who is looking to make a career for herself, the movie is sure to be a top favorite.
This week the sporty club brings you some of the best sports-centric movies of all time. Let’s see who made it to our list!
Soul Surfer (2011)
Soul surfer focuses on the journey of a 13-year-old surfer who lost an arm in a shark attack, and she thought that she would never be able to surf again. The movie chronicles her journey of recovery and determination that eventually leads her back to the board. Anna Sophia Robb is the main character in the movie Hamilton, and her parents are Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt.
The film portrays a compelling story of an athlete who never gives up and shows that passion can overcome any obstacle.
Moneyball is an all-time favorite movie not only because it is based on sports but also because it focuses on all the non-exciting elements of sports as well. This movie walks us through the entire role of data for curating winning teams.
The true story revolves around the birth of obsession with stats for sports and how the Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane took the baseball world by storm with statistics. The brilliant acting makes this the best weekend movie ever.
The Blind Side (2009)
You must be seriously living under a rock if you have not seen this amazing movie. A caucasian family adopts a homeless teenager, Miceal, from the African American tribe and helps him reach his full potential by believing in him and allowing him to explore his amazing qualities, which were always swiped under the rug.
Honestly, this is one of the best works of Sandra Bullock. Both she and Quinton Aaron have left no room for improvement in this movie.
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Hoop dreams dish out the reality like it is. This documentary showcases the journey of a rising hero from inner-city Chicago, who aims to become a professional basketball player. The movie focuses on several setbacks and hurdles that the two guys go through to make it in the real world.
This movie is a true eye-opener, which shows the real and not so sparkly side of the world that is perceived to be glamorous otherwise.
Undefeated is one of those feel-good movies that makes you believe in the impossible. The plot revolves around the Manassas Tigers, who have not won a single game in the past 110 years before a former high school coach Bill Courtney volunteers to coach them.
This is a true story of how you can overcome the odds if you put your mind to it and believe in the impossible.
So, that’s all for this week, folks. Let us know in the comments below if your favorite made it to the list, if not, then do let us know which movie is your must-watch all the time.
Until next time,