Biography movies about sports

List of sports selected by visitors to our site: Legend No. 17, Lev Yashin, The Dream Goalkeeper, Ford v Ferrari, Coach Carter, Moneyball, Eddie the Eagle, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, The Imitation Game, The Hammer, The Theory of Everything.

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Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:14

Biopic of Russian ice hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov from early childhood, rising to the pinnacle of the sport and his untimely death

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia

An ordinary working class boy, like all his peers, he played football day and night and dreamed of being a striker. But no matter which team he played for - in the yard, at the factory, or in the army - he was inevitably put in goal.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA

American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

    The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

    Markimdb: 7.3
    Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
    CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
    Duration02:30

    Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

    Markimdb: 7.2
    Genredrama, biography, sport
    CountryUSA
    Duration02:27

    The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

    Markimdb: 8
    Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
    CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
    Duration01:54

      Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

      Markimdb: 6.9
      Genredrama, biography, sport
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:48

      A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.

      Markimdb: 7.7
      Genremelodrama, drama, biography
      CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
      Duration02:03

        The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

        Markimdb: 6.5
        Genredrama, music, biography
        CountryCanada, USA

        The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.

        Markimdb: 7.2
        Genredrama, military, biography, history
        CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, USA, Australia
        Duration01:59

        England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.

        Markimdb: 7.8
        Genredrama, music, biography, history
        CountryUSA
        Duration01:35

          In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

          Markimdb: 7.5
          Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
          CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Qatar
          Duration02:00

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

          Markimdb: 7.3
          Genrethriller, drama, biography
          CountryUSA
          Duration02:28

            The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

            Markimdb: 7.1
            Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
            CountryUSA, Canada

              When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder.

              Markimdb: 7.2
              Genredrama, biography
              CountryUSA, Greece
              Duration02:38

              The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

              Markimdb: 6.8
              Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
              CountryUSA
              Duration01:47

              England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.

              Markimdb: 7.8
              Genredrama, music, biography
              CountryAustralia, USA

              The life story of Elvis Presley as seen through the complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

              Markimdb: 7.6
              Genredrama, biography, sport
              CountryUSA

                The story of how Richard Williams served as a coach to his daughters Venus and Serena, who will soon become two of the most legendary tennis players in history.

                Markimdb: 7.4
                Genredrama, crime, biography
                CountryUSA, Canada, China
                Duration02:08

                Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

                Markimdb: 7.8
                Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music, biography
                CountryUSA
                Duration02:03

                Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.

                Markimdb: 7.2
                Genredrama, biography, sport
                CountryUSA
                Duration01:58

                In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

                Markimdb: 8.1
                Genredrama, military, biography, history
                CountryAustralia, USA
                Duration02:29

                  WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

                  Markimdb: 7.9
                  Genredrama, biography
                  CountryUSA
                  Duration02:35

                  Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

                  Markimdb: 7.7
                  Genredrama, music, biography
                  CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia, Japan, France
                  Duration02:02

                  Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.

                  Markimdb: 7.2
                  Genredrama, music, biography
                  CountryUSA
                  Duration01:54

                  A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.

                  Markimdb: 8
                  Genredrama, music, biography
                  CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
                  Duration02:09

                  Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

                  Markimdb: 7.3
                  Genredrama, musical, music, biography
                  CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
                  Duration01:53

                  The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

                  Markimdb: 6.3
                  Genredrama, biography
                  CountryUSA

                  In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.

                  Markimdb: 7.5
                  Genredrama, western, crime, biography, history
                  CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom
                  Duration02:40

                  Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action elevates their target to near mythical status.

                  Markimdb: 7.8
                  Genredrama, biography, sport
                  CountryUSA
                  Duration01:53

                  After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

                  Markimdb: 7.4
                  Genrethriller, drama, biography
                  CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

                  A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.

                  Markimdb: 3.5
                  Genredrama, biography, sport
                  CountryRussia, Belarus

                  As long as the fans live, hope won't die. They are fans of the hockey Lokomotiv from Yaroslavl. People forever loyal to the club. Hockey players' wives, stadium staff, young athletes and fan movement veterans who have been singing in the stands for several decades. In honor of the opening of the new season of the Kontinental Hockey League, the army of Lokomotiv fans is sent to Minsk for the first match of the tournament to support the team. None of them knows that this trip will change everyone's life forever, and the tragedy that will happen to Lokomotiv will divide the sports world into “before” and “after”.

                  Markimdb: 7.2
                  Genredrama, biography
                  CountryUSA, China

                  An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.

                  Markimdb: 6.8
                  Genredrama, music, biography
                  CountryUSA
                  Duration02:07

                  In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

                  Markimdb: 8.2
                  Genrecomedy, drama, biography
                  CountryUSA, China
                  Duration02:10

                  Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

                  Markimdb: 7.2
                  Genredrama, military, biography, history, sport
                  CountryUSA
                  Duration02:17

                    A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

                    Markimdb: 7.1
                    Genredrama, music, biography
                    CountryUSA
                    Duration02:41

                    Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.

                    Markimdb: 7.3
                    Genredrama, crime, detective, biography
                    CountryUSA, China, Hong Kong
                    Duration02:30

                    Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.

                    Markimdb: 7.3
                    Genredrama, biography
                    CountryUSA

                    In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs hatch an ingenious business plan to fight for housing integration—and equal access to the American Dream.

                    Markimdb: 6.8
                    Genredrama, biography
                    CountryUSA

                    1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.

                    Markimdb: 7.2
                    Genredrama, biography
                    CountryAustralia
                    Duration01:53

                    Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.

                    Markimdb: 7.6
                    Genredrama, crime, biography
                    CountryUSA

                    The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them.

                    Markimdb: 6.4
                    Genredrama, biography, history
                    CountryUnited Kingdom
                    Duration02:14

                    London, England, May 2000. The peaceful life of elderly Joan Stanley is suddenly disrupted when she is arrested by the British Intelligence Service and accused of providing information to communist Russia during the forties.

                    Markimdb: 6.4
                    Genredrama, military, biography, history
                    CountryFrance, Czech Republic, USA
                    Duration02:40

                    In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her mission to reclaim god's dimished kingdom - through her amazing victories until her violent and untimely death.

                    Markimdb: 7.9
                    Genrecomedy, biography
                    CountryIndia
                    Duration02:30

                    Concerned about his wife Gayatri's menstrual hygiene, Lakshmikant Chauhan urges her to ditch the cloth and opt for sanitary napkins. Gayatri is reluctant to go for disposable pads as they are expensive. Lakshmi obsessing over a 'ladies problem' makes her cringe but he insists on bringing upon a change by addressing the taboo topic. Subjected to hostility for ruffling the religious and age-old beliefs of people around, can the man brave the resistance and get his point across?

                    Markimdb: 7
                    Genredrama, biography
                    CountryItaly, France

                    "Loro", in two parts, is a period movie that chronicles, as a fiction story, events likely happened in Italy (or even made up) between 2006 and 2010. "Loro" wants to suggest in portraits and glimps, through a composite constellation of characters, a moment in history, now definitively ended, which can be described in a very summary picture of the events as amoral, decadent but extraordinarily alive. Additionally, "Loro" wishes to tell the story of some Italians, fresh and ancient people at the same time: souls from a modern imaginary Purgatory who, moved by heterogeneous intents like ambition, admiration, affection, curiosity, personal interests, establish to try and orbit around the walking Paradise that is the man named Silvio Berlusconi.

                    Markimdb: 6.9
                    Genredrama, western, music, biography
                    CountryGermany, Canada, USA, France
                    Duration02:15

                    Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.

                    Mark
                    Genredocumentary, biography
                    CountryRussia

                    A biographical film about the popular rap artist Detsl, whose real name is Kirill Tolmatskiy. The rap artist passed away at the age of 35 in 2019.




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