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5 Great Movies About Sports That You Will Definitely Find Worth Watching

What could be better than escaping from our mundane days into the interesting world of sports? Sports movies have something for everyone, from underdog stories to tales of victory against all odds. In this article we list some of the best sports movies of all times.

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1. Rocky

The Rocky movies are famous for their inspiring underdog story and spectacular boxing matches, where the boxer consistently proves himself against all odds, which would’ve made for a thrilling action if it were real life.

Fox Sports even published a piece about the hypothetical odds for one of the critical bouts in the franchise—that between Rocky Balboa and nemesis Ivan Drago (famously played by Dolph Lundgren).

Granted, few U.S. states allowed sports betting back then, while the industry is booming these days. Only last year, Arizona became the newest southwestern state to legalize sports betting, resulting in the arrival of many betting outlets, including Unibet, which now offers the best sports betting app in Arizona. Had the Balboa-Drago bout been real, the odds would’ve likely been stacked against Rocky as Drago had a significant physical advantage, not to mention an uncanny meanness towards his opponents.

2. The Fighter

Yet another movie about boxers, The Fighter, is a 2010 biographical sports drama film based on the life of former professional boxer “Irish” Micky Ward.

The film follows his struggle to establish himself as a successful boxer and his relationships with his half-brother Dicky Eklund and trainer Charlie Flynn.

The film was released to critical acclaim and was a box office success. The Fighter is an inspiring story of perseverance and determination, with great performances from its entire cast.

3. Rudy

Rudy is a film that will inspire everyone who watches it. The true story of Rudy Ruettiger follows his journey from small-town obscurity to playing soccer for Notre Dame.

Despite being undersized and lacking in talent, Rudy never gave up on his dreams. He endured years of ridicule and rejection, but he never lost sight of what he wanted to achieve.

The supporting cast is excellent, and the film’s depiction of Notre Dame soccer is spot-on. Rudy is a classic feel-good story that will leave you cheering for the underdog.

4. Miracle

Miracle is one of the most inspirational sports themed movies, probably of all time. It tells the true story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, who, against all odds, went on to defeat the Soviet Union in the semifinals.

The underdog nature of the team, combined with their incredible skill and determination, made for an exciting and suspenseful movie.

While Miracle is an excellent film for sports fans, it also has a broader appeal thanks to its themes of patriotism and perseverance.

5. 42

The film 42 tells the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball. Robinson faced immense challenges during his career, but he persevered and went on to have a successful career in baseball.

The film does an excellent job of depicting the prejudice and discrimination that Robinson faced, as well as the courage and determination that he showed in overcoming them. 42 is a truly moving and inspiring story.

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