Inspirational Movies – Top 10 of sports – Yeah, today I’m gonna talk about top 10 inspirational sports movies. And to make my position clear about the list. I’d say, I’ve picked the list from my watched movies. So, you might not agree with this.
So, let’s get started with the number 10 and I’ll continue till the best one I’ve watched.
#10. Peaceful Warrior
The movie was made from a novel named ‘Way of the Peaceful Warrior’ by Dan Millman. The movie portraits a college gymnast who had an accident and was not even supposed to walk properly. Everything beside him broke down, even his girlfriend breakup with him. All of a sudden he meets a spiritual guide who made him believe that he still can.
The movie turned my thinking upside down, only the believe in something can change that thing to another thing. The movie was released on year 2006.
IMDB Rating 7.3/10
#9: Gridiron Gang
A gang? Yeah, this sports movie is all about some teenage boys who were sent to detention center for doing crimes. The coach there was frustrated as he couldn’t help these boys in any means. Later he decides to build a Football Team. He wanted to make these boys feel special, feel like they are part of something. And what the boys needed a second chance in a different way, what the coach could give him.
The movie was based on a true event took place on 1990. The movie is just worth watching and will help you to trust in you again.
IMDB Rating: 6.9/10
#8: Real Steel
Don’t be surprised that a Action | Drama | Sci-fi movie came into the sports movies; as the movie is about the fighting of robots and fighting falls in some parts of sports, so I decided to pick this one.
Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.
Later the kid found a dead robot which saved his life, he brought it home and repaired. The robot then helped the kid and his dad to reach the top of robots and become people’s winner.
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
Another movie that was made based on a real event. This is the story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Well, Jackie Robinson become the first black baseball player to enter on a major team. The movie is all about his sufferings and patience as he entered Brooklyn Dodgers.
This movie will give you the believe that if you stood steel for something right, you’re gonna get that someday. No matter how hard it is, you’ll be there someday. The movie worth watching.
IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
#6: The Karate Kid
I don’t think I need to say much about this movie. The movie is about a kid whos mom’s work causes him and his mother to move to China; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. The kid learns, fights, wins and wins a girl too.
Well the movie was once created in 1984 and once again in 2010. I watched both of them I’d like to request you to watch both of the movies. I believe that the 1984 version will give you the pleasure of the old days fights and the new one is obviously improved. But I like the finishing of 1984 one more than the other.
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 (1984) – 6.2/10 (2010)
I think most of the Hollywood sports movies are surrounded by Football and Baseball. And again they are mostly inspired by true stories. Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.
The Philadelphia Eagles declared a open tryouts. Beaing a fan of Eagles and having only one year of college football experience he tried to join the team and he did it. He had to pursuit the entire city’s dream. Did he made it? Watch it.
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
#4: The Blind Side
This movie is all about Michael Oher, who is a homeless and traumatized boy. Later became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Being different from others he was about to loose himself. But luck was with him. One night, Leigh Anne notices Michael walking on the road, shivering in the cold; when she learns he intends to spend the night huddled outside the school gym, she offers him a place to sleep at her house. The next morning, when she sees Michael leaving, she asks him to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with her family. Slowly, Michael becomes a member of the Tuohy family, even as Leigh Anne’s rich friends wonder what she is doing.
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
#3: The Natural
This is a story of an unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent. The Natural is a 1984 film adaptation of Bernard Malamud’s 1952 baseball novel of the same name, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and Robert Duvall. The film, like the book, recounts the experiences of Roy Hobbs, an individual with great “natural” baseball talent, spanning decades of Roy’s success and his suffering.
I had a hard time to find this one, but when I got it, I could say that it worth the hard work. Best of luck when you’re looking for it.
IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
#2: We Are Marshall
Truly I’ve been waiting to write this movie’s name. The movie is about a team, a city, sprite. When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team’s new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
We Are Marshall is a 2006 American drama film directed by McG. It depicts the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 football players on the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team, along with five coaches, two athletic trainers, the athletic director, 25 boosters, and a crew of five. It also addresses the rebuilding of the program and the healing that the community undergoes.
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
#1: Cinderella Man
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Cinderella Man is a 2005 American drama film by Ron Howard, titled after the nickname of heavyweight boxing champion James J. Braddock and inspired by his life story. The film was produced by Howard, Penny Marshall, and Brian Grazer. Damon Runyon is credited for giving Braddock this nickname. Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger and Paul Giamatti star.
IMDB Rating: 8/10
So friends, that was all for today. Hope you like the list. And if you want to take a look at these lists, you may check:
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