Movies about athletes

Movies about athletes
List of the best films about athletes according to the audience: Ice 2, White Snow, Pelé, Saina, McFarland, USA, My Blind Brother, Knucklehead, I Am Ali, Unbroken, Payback Season.

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

Ice 2 (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
PlotSports, Hockey, Relationship, Figure Skating, Friendship

What happens in fairy tales after the wedding of the prince and princess? Figure skater Nadia and hockey player Sasha got married and more than anything else they dream of a child. True, the price they will have to pay for this dream will be unimaginably high. After such upheavals, it seems impossible to count on a happy ending. But if you think so, you do not know anything about real tales...

White Snow (2021)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CharactersStrong women, Skiers
PlotSports, On real events, Competitions, Snow, Rivalry
StyleMakes me think, Womens in main roles

An inspiring biopic about the legendary skier Elena Vyalbe. Born in a small town in the north of Russia, she had the courage and dedication to overcome a slew of obstacles on her way to becoming the very best in her sport. The film captures a historic skiing event at the 1997 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Trondheim, Norway, where Elena Vyalbe made skiing history by winning five out of five gold medals, which to this day remains a record achievement.

Pelé (2021)
PlotSports, Soccer, On real events

Against the backdrop of a turbulent era in Brazil, this documentary captures Pelé's extraordinary path from breakthrough talent to national hero. Mixing rare archival footage and exclusive interviews, this documentary celebrates the legendary Brazilian footballer who personified football as art.

Saina (2021)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genredrama, biography, sport

Champion. Olympic Medallist. The Doyen of Indian Badminton. Saina Nehwal is all of this and much more. This biopic chronicles the inspiring story of a gifted youngster's ascendance to the pinnacle of the Badminton World through sheer passion and perseverance.

McFarland, USA (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Friendship
PlaceSchool, USA, Small cities
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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

My Blind Brother (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersBrothers, Blind
PlotLove, Love triangle
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

Love for the same woman causes conflict between an over-achieving blind athlete and the brother who made him that way.

Knucklehead (2010)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, comedy, drama, family, sport
CharactersFriends, Losers, Partners, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleExciting, For men

The film centers on a fight promoter (Mark Feuerstein) deeply in debt to his crooked rival. Desperate for a new fighter that will help him win back everything he owes, the promoter catches a break when a 450-pound church handyman (Paul "Big Show" Wight) who has spent his entire life in an orphanage agrees to wrestle on behalf of his fellow orphans.

I Am Ali (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotBoxing, Competitions, Rivalry
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.

Unbroken (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CharactersSharks, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlacePrison, Islands, Japan, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Depressive

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

Payback Season (2012)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Jerome (Adam Deacon) breaks out of his council estate gang and becomes a successful and famous footballer, but he soon learns that his old life isn't as easy to leave behind as he had hoped when his old gang catch up with him and start demanding regular payments.

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Curling King (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, sport
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotObsession, Rivalry

Once a great curling star, Truls Paulsen is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and banned from competition. But when he learns that his old friend and coach Gordon is on his deathbed, Truls, heavily-medicated decides to compete again, in the hopes of winning money for Gordon to have an operation in the US. Truls stops taking the meds and tries to convince his old team mates that he is mentally stable enough to lead them to victory in the Norwegian Curling Championship. But, is it a good sign that he obsessively insists his teammates pull their zippers all the way up before they can play?

The Straight Line (2011)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CharactersDisabled people, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Friendship
PlaceFrance, Beach
StyleSoulful, Serious

Leila is released from prison after five years of confinement. She will meet Yannick, a young athlete who became blind after an accident. This last practice race despite his disability, but to run it must be connected by a wire to guide a person called. It offers Leila to be his guide. Through this project, they will learn to rebuild.

Senna (2010)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
PlotOn real events, Racing, Cars, Success, Competitions
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious, For men

Senna's remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievments on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of Senna, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend's years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later.

From the Rough (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotOn real events
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious, For men

The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.

Home Run (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, sport
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleFascinating, Serious

A pro ball player with a substance abuse problem is forced into rehab in his hometown, finding new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past, and takes on coaching duties for a misfit Little League team

Into the Mind (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredocumentary, sport
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Obsession
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

From the makers of All.I.Can comes the new feature film Into the Mind. Blur the lines between dream state and reality, as you perceive the world through the minds of many. Into the Mind contemplates the experiences passed between mentors and peers to paint a philosophical portrait of human kind. What drives us to overcome challenge? How do we justify risk? What forces are at the core of a mountain addiction? Unique athlete segments over a multitude of mountain sport genres depict the connectivity of Earth, and window into never-seen-before moments. Explore how we begin our perception of self, construct the foundations of confidence, and are ultimately led up the path of self-actualization.

Champions (2014)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genredrama, sport

Five real-life stories of Olympic athletes of Russia. Five stories which intertwined love, betrayal, friendship. Each of these victories worth hard work, respect and belief in yourself, in your family and to your country.

Bigger (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CharactersManagers, Bodybuilders
PlotOn real events, Sports, Success, Rivalry
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Serious, For men

The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement as we now know it, Joe & Ben Weider. Battling anti-Semitism, racism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire & inspire future generations.

Kingdom (2014)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, sport
PlotMartial Arts, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are taken care of, but all of this responsibility comes at a steep price. He has complicated relationships with both of his sons, Jay and Nate, who are both struggling with their own identities and places within Alvey’s life and gym.

Kicking Out Shoshana (2014)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, sport
CharactersGay, Gangsters
PlotSoccer, Weapon
StyleFor men

In the conservative city of Jerusalem, Ami Shoshan, an Israeli football player, is forced by a mafia boss to pose as a homosexual, a punishment for flirting with the criminal's girlfriend. Shoshan is banned by players and fans of his team, but becomes a hero of the gay community.