W ith Creed III hitting movie screens and the spring weather finally about to bring people outside again, everyone begins thinking about sports. What will we do? What will we be watching? It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Sports brings us great stories that can inspire every day of our lives. It’s not surprising that films attempt to capture this and push the narrative format to give people a story to cheer for.
E is easily one of the most inspiring sports stories ever told. Rudy has lived his whole life hearing that he was too small for football. He dreams of playing for Notre Dame college. He decides to pursue his dream after his friend is killed in an accident. He is able to get into school through sheer determination and grit. However, it will be difficult to get on the team. Do not lose heart.
T The best thing about this movie is that all of the drama is real. This documentary follows two teenagers as they pursue their dream of playing professional basketball. The film begins as they enter highschool and follows them through college. They never lose sight of their dreams and continue to strive to achieve their goals. Based on the book by Buzz Bissinger. Only one night of the week is important in small Texas towns. Friday night. The winning tradition of the Permian Panthers is a long-standing one. The coach must find a way for the team to come together after their best player is injured in the first game. This small town has little hope and the coach must find a way for them to win.
The Cleveland Indians, as they were known back then, have been a losing team for so many years that the city doesn’t even remember them. His wife, who was the team owner’s widow, takes over and plans for the team to be the worst in the league. She gathers a motley group of players that no one has ever heard of. They set out to win the most, even if they are released at season’s end, when the group realizes their plan. It was a great cast, including Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen.
O.k. Is this a great film about dramatic sports? No. It is, however, the most entertaining golf ever seen on screen. The Bushwood Country Club is home to Judge Elihu Smails. Ty Webb arrives and begins to create chaos in the golf scene. This causes a stir among all the elitists of the club. The film has many stories that intertwine for an explosive ending. Chevy Chase became a bigger star thanks to the film. It’s great to see him and Rodney Dangerfield together on screen.
The original misfit team that must learn to work together in order to win. A former minor leaguer is hired as a coach for a rag-tag baseball team. He is in turmoil and needs the money so he agrees. He quickly discovers that not one of the children has any natural talent. When he attempts to bring the team together, he finds Amanda, a star pitcher. He discovers that the local punk may be the best player in town. He tries to make this team a winner with the help of these new players. It was a lot of fun and helped to set the standard for “group of misfits who need a coach” movies.
Many people would argue that professional wrestling doesn’t exist. However, I believe that you must be extremely athletic to be able to do it well. Randy “The Ram,” Robinson is realizing that the life he lived as a professional wrestler has diminished. He is now relegated and forgotten at indie wrestling events. He has been a pushover to his daughter and others during his career. He is looking forward to retirement and trying to reconnect with those he loves. To keep baseball alive, the sport put together women’s teams. This is the story of the Rockford Peaches. The team is assembled and the coach is a former Cubs player. Based on a true story. A local basketball team is given to a coach with a questionable past. The local drunk, who loves basketball, is there to help him. Before they can have a chance of winning the state championship, the team must overcome their own problems. The coach hopes that the team will win a championship and that it will show them that he isn’t their past.
An Iowa farmer hears a voice whisper to his ears, “If you build it, he’ll come.” This prompts him to transform his cornfield into a unique field for baseball. He discovers that the ghosts of baseball’s past play again when he builds it. The farmer discovers the true meaning of the messages and how his field can benefit him now. This film is a must-see for movie lovers. What are your favorite sports films? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.