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Movies in the genre Sport

  • Trouble with the Curve

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Gus is a baseball scout. The team he works for thinks he should retire. He asks them to let him do one more scouting job to prove himself. His friend, Pete, asks Gus’s estranged daughter, Mickey, if she could go with him to make sure he’s OK as his eyes are failing. The doctor tells Gus he should get his eyes treated but he insists on doing his scouting assignment, which takes him to North Carolina. Mickey decides to put her work on hold to go with him and she wants him to explain why he pushed her away. Whilst there he runs into Johnny, a scout from another team who was a promising player Gus once scouted. Johnny and Mickey take an interest in each other.

  • Warrior

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The youngest son (Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nolte) returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament — a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother (Edgerton).

  • Williams

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Focusing on the career and family of its legendary founder Sir Frank Williams, the British sports documentary tells the extraordinary story of the Williams Formula 1 team, from its inception to the present day.

  • Touching the Void

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

  • Undefeated

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A documentary on an underdog football team who look to reverse their fortunes with coach Bill Courtney.

  • Rush

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die.

  • Senna

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80’s, the film follows Senna’s struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time - and in Brasil as a Saint.

  • Raging Bull

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.

  • TT: Closer to the Edge

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    By vividly recounting the TT’s legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man’s unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to win the world’s most dangerous race. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory. A story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win. It’s also an examination of what motivates those rare few, this elite band of brothers who risk everything to win. The vision of top commercials director Richard de Aragues, this promises to be one of the most thrilling films of 2011.

  • Moneyball

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane is handicapped with the lowest salary constraint in baseball. If he ever wants to win the World Series, Billy must find a competitive advantage. Billy is about to turn baseball on its ear when he uses statistical data to analyze and place value on the players he picks for the team.

  • Lords of Dogtown

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend.

  • The Fighter

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The Fighter, is a drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d by drugs and crime.

  • The Wrestler

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    This is a drama about an aging professional wrestler, decades past his prime, who now barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. As he faces health problems that may end his wrestling career for good he attempts to come to terms with his life outside the ring: by working full time at the grocery store, trying to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and forming a closer bond with a stripper he has romantic feelings for. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis, The Ayatollah, which may be his ticket back to stardom.

  • The Blind Side

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

  • Invictus

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

  • The Damned United

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A look at Brian Clough’s 44-day reign as the coach of Leeds United.

  • Ali

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring.

  • The World's Fastest Indian

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle — a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

  • Cars

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

  • Million Dollar Baby

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.

  • Pawn Sacrifice

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    During the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire.

  • Point Break

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers.

  • I, Tonya

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

  • Meru

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

  • Bleed for This

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made one of sport’s most incredible comebacks.

  • Creed

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

  • The Boxer

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Nineteen year old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the IRA in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his fourteen year old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old working class neighborhood to resume his life as a boxer, fighting and opening a boxing club training aspiring young boxers. Maggie has since married Danny’s best friend, who is also imprisoned for his IRA activities. Although he has not denounced the IRA or denigrated his IRA colleagues, Danny has decided to live a life free of political violence. His boxing club is non-sectarian, open to both Catholics and Protestants. This move irks some of his old IRA colleagues since they feel working with the Protestants will not resolve their David versus Goliath struggle. Danny’s old IRA colleagues, especially their unofficial leader Harry, resort to traditional tactics of violence to stop Danny. Maggie’s father, Joe, also an IRA activist, does not …

  • Win Win

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything.

  • Riding Giants

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A semiserious, often rollicking, multigenerational insider’s look at the origins of surfing, the colorful and subversive birth of surf culture, and the mythology and lure of the big wave.

  • Whip It!

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In a town near Austin, Bliss Cavendar's strong-willed mom believes Bliss, at 17, can win pageants - the key to a happy life. Bliss isn't the beauty pageant type: she's shy, quiet, and has just one friend, Pash, her fellow waitress at a diner. Things change for Bliss when she discovers a women's roller derby league in Austin, tries out, proves to be whip fast, and makes a team. Now she needs to become someone tough on the rink, keep her parents from finding out where she goes twice a week, and do something about a first crush, on a musician she meets at the derby. Meanwhile, mom still sees Bliss as Miss Bluebonnet. Things are on a collision course; will everyone get banged up?

  • Jerry Maguire

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him.

  • Dodgeball

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.

  • Ice Guardians

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    On-ice enforcers struggle to rise through the professional ranks of the world’s most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new found fight for the existence of the role itself.

  • Concussion

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

  • The Program

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

  • Fast Girls

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.

  • Goon

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

  • Rocky IV

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Rocky Balboa, heavyweight champion of the world, is the trainer for Apollo Creed in an exhibition match against Ivan Drago, a "superman" boxer from the Soviet Union. When Apollo is killed in the ring by the brutal Drago, Balboa blames himself and promises to avenge his friend's death in the ring.

  • Rocky III

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Boxer Rocky Balboa enjoys the wealth he has as world-champion. He only fights against opponents "hand-picked" by his manager Mickey Goldmill. Then he is challenged by the arrogant Clubber Lang. Rocky accepts the challenge to prove once more that there is only one world-champion. But Lang wins and becomes the new champion. Nobody believes in Rocky anymore, except for one man: former world-champion Apollo Creed. As Creed tries to stimulate his fighting spirit and get Rocky back in top-form, it is now up to Rocky to get his edge back. Will he win ?

  • The Basketball Diaries

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll’s epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction…

  • Radio

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man whom he took under his wing.

  • Blades of Glory

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men’s single competition. Presently, however, they’ve found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

  • Slap Shot

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games.

  • Foxcatcher

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

  • The Karate Kid

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.

  • Speed Racer

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story begins with Speed Racer who is a young man with natural racing instincts whose goal is to win The Crucible…

  • Balls of Fury

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona (Fogler), is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez (Lopez) recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father’s killer — arch-fiend Feng (Walken).

  • The Ringer

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young guy’s only option to erase a really bad debt is to rig the Special Olympics by posing as a contestant.

  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby is a national hero because of his “win at all costs” approach. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr., are a fearless duo — “Shake” and “Bake” by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard challenges “Shake” and “Bake” for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing’s top driver.

  • The Waterboy

    3

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Bobby Boucher is the lowly water boy for a college football team, until the coach discovers his amazing talent for tackling people much bigger than him. He signs the Water Boy as the new star player.

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