Do you feel unmotivated to exercise? Have you lost your desire to start working out again or do sports? Maybe if you watched a sports movie with courageous athletes, you’d feel the rush and make the decision. We have prepared for you a list of the best sports movies for your enjoyment.
White Men Can’t Jump (1992)
The film is relaxed and enjoyable and deals with the relationship between two players, one black and one white. The two basketball players make money from bets they place in Los Angeles neighborhoods before online betting like freebets.us was even created. Then the day came when they competed in the neighborhood games.
Coach Carter (2005)
It is one of the most played movies with sports content and not unjustly. Samuel Jackson gives a recital as a coach who tries to “solve” issues of young people in every aspect of their lives, and the resulting stories that are ultimately related to basketball create intense emotion and show the complexity within each character.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
The film references the true story of two British amateur runners who each choose, for their own reasons, to take part in and win the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. One is Harold Abrahams, who is of Jewish descent and experiences English racism and wants to prove things with his participation. The other is Eric Lindell, who is quick and wants to honor God for his gift. The film has been honored with 4 Oscars, culminating in the Music Oscar for the famous theme of Vangelis Papathanassiou.
Blue Chips (1994)
The film in which Shakil also takes part shows us that a coach of a university team is forced to acquire three talented players and fights with his conscience illegally. The film and what happens in it have a huge relationship with the real events. If coaches don’t win, they are fired. They need great players to win. In order to bring in great players, they may need to offer them something more. If they are caught, they are fired.
The Natural (1984)
A young man with talent in baseball starts his career after a talent hunter discovered him. His acquaintance with a fatal woman will ruin his career before he starts well. After 15 years, he appears on the field again, determined to win, but no one can trust an unknown 35-year-old anymore.
It is one of the first films that show how a coach intervenes in the lives of children and, through the right principles, makes them give their best.
Raging Bull (1980)
A film based on the biography of the boxer of the 40’s Jake La Motta, who managed to get out of his violent and challenging life. A Scorsese film that was approaching the character on two levels. La Motta’s personal life and boxing career.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
A veteran football coach is worried about his team because of the change of ownership whose sole purpose is profit. The film shows the conflict between idealism and the commercialization of the sport but also the different treatment of the game by the old and new generation of athletes and actors.
The story is well known and very popular. It has gone down in history as one of the most important sports films where the weak, with a lot of work, win the strong. Rocky Balboa, even today, is a model of athletic combat and overcoming any obstacle that may arise.
Hoop Dreams (1994)
The film follows the lives of two Chicago boys who struggle to play college basketball and eventually find themselves playing professionally. The film deals with various issues such as race, social, economic, educational, and values of great concern to the United States, especially at that time.
Escape to Victory (1981)
The film is about a football game between prisoners of war and Nazi Germans based on the Ukrainian film “Két félιdő a pokolban.” It’s a variation of the true story in which 11 Dynamo Kyiv footballers, who were executed in August 1942, after the match with the selected team of the Nazi Wehrmacht because they didn’t sit down to lose.
The life of boxer Cassius Klee, who embraced Islam and changed his name to Mohammed Ali. The film focuses on the decade 1964-1974 and shows us all aspects of this enormous boxer. His victories in the ring, his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, his tumultuous love life, and his friendship with Malcolm H. are the themes that Will Smith successfully embodies.
Remember the Titans (2000)
The true story of coach Herman Boone trying to unite players with racial differences. He takes over the first mixed football team, and through hard work and strict rules, he manages to unite his team. Despite the successes, he sees the city’s racists preferring the experiment to fail rather than accepting all players.
It’s another true story that shows the course of the black boxer, Rubin Hurricane Carter, who in 1966 was unjustly convicted of a triple murder, was imprisoned for challenging the police and the whites for 19 years and managed to be acquitted thanks to the evidence that 3 Canadian social activists brought together.
He Got Game (1998)
The father of a talented basketball player is released from prison and tries to persuade his son to play in a certain team in exchange for his reduced sentence.