Movies about athletes

Movies about athletes
List of the best films about athletes according to the audience: The Fighter, Coach Carter, The Sandlot, Remember the Titans, The World's Fastest Indian, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, Three Seconds, I, Tonya, The Hurricane, Cinderella Man.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
The Fighter (2010)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

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.

Coach Carter (2005)
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.

The Sandlot (1993)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

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.

Remember the Titans (2000)
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.

The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryNew Zealand, Japan, USA
Duration02:07

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.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Three Seconds (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:11

The story is set at the 1972 Munich Olympics where the U.S. team lost the basketball championship for the first time in 36 years. The final moments of the final game have become one of the most controversial events in Olympic history. With play tied, the score table horn sounded during a second free throw attempt that put the U.S. ahead by one. But the Soviets claimed they had called for a time out before the basket and confusion ensued. The clock was set back by three seconds twice in a row and the Russians finally prevailed at the very last. The U.S. protested, but a jury decided in the USSR’s favor and Team USA voted unanimously to refuse its silver medals. The Soviet players have been treated as heroes at home.

I, Tonya (2017)
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.

The Hurricane (1999)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:26

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Cinderella Man (2005)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

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One Breath (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia

Following her divorce, Marina thinks that she’ll never meet love again. Little does she know that one day, she’ll find the love of her life in freediving, one of the most extreme sports in existence, built on diving as deep as possible on a single breath. In the vast, mysterious realm of the sea, Marina not only regains her sense of peace and well being, but also redefines her existence.

Southpaw (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:27

Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

McFarland, USA (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:50

A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00

A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.

A Little Doll (1988)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:15

"Kukolka" tells the story of a young Russian gymnastics star who is forced to return to the life of an ordinary teenage girl after an injury prevents her from competing. As the film unfolds, the audience is drawn into the damaged psyche of the girl and the world that shaped her. The story is dark, intense, and ultimately disquieting

Field of Dreams (1989)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.

Grand Prix (1966)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:56

Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his team after a crash at Monaco that injures his teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, Aron begins to drive for another team, and starts dating Stoddard's wife.

Creed (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:31

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.

Seabiscuit (2003)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

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.

Glory Road (2006)
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.

Moneyball (2011)
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.

Chak De! India (2007)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryIndia
Duration02:33

Chak De! India follows a team of rag-tag girls with their own agenda who form Team India competing for international fame in field hockey. Their coach, the ex-men's Indian National team captain, returns from a life of shame after being unjustly accused of match fixing in his last match. Can he give the girls the motivation required to win, while dealing with the shadows of his own past?

Cool Runnings (1993)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

Warrior (2011)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer 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 course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine with a tragic past.

Ford v Ferrari (2019)
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.

The Blind Side (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:29

After England's football (soccer) manager has a heart attack, Mike Bassett is hired as the new manager and promptly announces the team will win the World Cup.

Invictus (2009)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:14

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

Jerry Maguire (1996)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what he's really doing. When he voices these doubts, he ends up losing his job and all of his clients, save Rod Tidwell, an egomaniacal football player.

Eddie the Eagle (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
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.




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