Films in Focus: Sports Movies

Sports Movies: There are many movies that feature the exhilarating wins and heartbreaking losses that come with sports. Here are a few in our collection:

42 (2013)

In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

 

Bleed for This (2016)

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.

 

The Blind Side (2009)

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.

 

Happy Gilmore (1996)

A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother’s house.

 

 

A League of Their Own (1992)

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

 

Radio (2003)

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

 

Remember the Titans (2000)

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

 

The Sandlot (1993)

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

 

Seabiscuit (2003)

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

 

 

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