There is only one thing that can shake you up more than a war movie — a tense storyline that involves sports. Sport is one of the biggest passions among people; therefore, it is a subject of many legendary movies.
They are usually exciting dramas, charged with high emotions and tension. Stories like this awake empathy, but also feelings like pride, love, and happiness. But most importantly, they all have that one thing that every man needs — a sense of heroism.
True-life Stories, Biopics, and Fictions
Cinematography has honored many glorious names, like Muhamed Ali, Senna, or Tonya Harding. Remember the Jamaican bobsled team from Cool Runnings? It is based on a true story (well, most of it).
On the other hand, some of our greatest heroes and tales, like Rocky Balboa, are pure fiction but still managed to become a significant part of our lives and culture. But why is all this so relevant?
By following touching stories about people, their teams, or nations, moviemakers reached many social topics like racism, sex discrimination, or poverty; and with such powerful messages in their movies, they moved the world.
The Greatest Sports Movies in History
You can sit down for days and nights and watch hundreds of great sports movies. Yet, here is the list of the most touching shooted legends in history. We promise not to reveal a lot, in case you haven’t seen some of them.
10. Pride of the Yankees (1942) — The emotional story about one of the greatest Yankees, Lou Gehrig, and his incredible speech at the Yankees stadium.
9. McFarland, USA (2015) — Story about the football coach who is struggling with jobs and family, and who sees the potential in young students to place a cross-country team and win the championship.
8. He got game (1998) — The movie is a definition of American love for basketball and, at the same time, a touching story about a father and his son.
7. A League of Their Own (1992) — Adorable comedy about a women’s professional baseball league during World War II, featuring Madonna and brilliant Tom Hanks in leading roles.
6. Cinderella Man (2005) — An inspirational and emotional biography of the boxer James Braddock from the 1930s.
5. Million-dollar baby (2004) — The Oscar winner and Clint Eastwood masterpiece about the young girl in a harsh boxing world.
4. Ali (2001) — This biopic is about one of the most famous people in the world ever — Mohamed Ali. The story follows his life and career, showing his unique charisma and unimaginable talent.
3. Hoosiers (1986) — Based on a true story, a coach with a drinking problem starts to train the high school basketball team and leads them to victory.
2. Rocky (1976) — Rocky Balboa is probably one of the most celebrated fiction heroes of our time. He is the greatest boxer, a good guy, father, and husband who always struggles with various challenges to make the right decision.
1. Field of Dreams (1989) — We believe that there is not a single person in this world who could possibly hate this movie. It is about a simple man, a farmer who hears the voice that tells him to build a baseball field on his farm. The story has almost biblical proportions that evoke deep emotions and thoughts.