Movies about athletes

Movies about athletes
List of the best films about athletes according to the audience: Three Seconds, Coach Carter, The Fighter, Bleed for This, Remember the Titans, Legend No. 17, The Blind Side, Rush, The Sandlot, Ford v Ferrari.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:11
CharactersDisabled people, Trainers
PlotSports, Basketball, KGB, Rivalry
StyleInspirational, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16
CharactersTeachers, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Friendship
PlaceCollege
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, For men

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: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
PlotOn real events, Sports, Boxing, Fight, Fights without rules
StyleAction, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
PlotBoxing, Rivalry
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Heavy, Serious

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 sports most incredible comebacks.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTrainers
PlotOn real events, American Football, Friendship
PlaceRugby
StyleExciting, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:14
PlotLove, Sports, Hockey, Intrigue, Competitions
PlaceRussia, Spain, Moscow, Canada
StyleInspirational

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

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Orphans, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Life, Success
PlaceGhetto, Rugby
StyleKind, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Vital signs

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersSpecial agents, Stars
PlotSports, Racing, Cars, Karate, Success
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Baseball
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersDrivers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Racing, Cars, Fight
PlaceFrance
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating

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: 6.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:42
CharactersTrainers
PlotSports, Soccer
PlaceRussia, Moscow
StyleExciting, Fascinating, For men

Contemporary Russia. After he flubs a penalty kick, a humiliated national soccer player quits the game. He flees to a small town, where he decides to coach their local team.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:27
CharactersFamily, Orphans, Parents
PlotSports, Boxing, Revenge, Fights without rules, Death
PlaceCourt, Mansions
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Heavy, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryNew Zealand, Japan, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersGood people
PlotOn real events, Racing, Adventure, Travel, Motorcycles
PlaceDeserts
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Philosophical, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersStrong women, Trainers
PlotSports, Martial Arts, Boxing, Martial Arts, Friendship
StyleSad ones, To cry, Inspirational, Oscars, Heavy

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

Duration02:09
CharactersGangsters, Trainers, Comedians
PlotBoxing, Fight, Loneliness, Depression, Jealousy
StyleAtmospheric, Black and White

When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration01:40
PlotFigure Skating
StyleTense

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
CharactersStrong women, Trainers
PlotSports, Swimming, Obsession, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceRussia, Depth
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Womens in main roles, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Disabled people, Pupils, Trainers, Difficult teens
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Success, Training, Aerobics
PlaceSchool
StyleInspirational

A bright and determined teen who has mild cerebral palsy strives to be a wrestler on his high school's team and to win over the heart of a classmate, the girl of his dreams.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersJudge
PlotOn real events, Boxing, Friendship, Freedom, False accusations
PlacePrison
StyleMakes me think, Touching

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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeens, Friends, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Soccer, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceHotels, Sweden
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Serious

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersFamily, Fathers, Poor
PlotSports, Boxing, Fight, Depression
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, For men

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Qatar
Duration02:00
CharactersBlonde girls, Bodyguards, FBI, Poor
PlotOn real events, Sports, Boxing, Figure Skating, Weapon
TimeWinter
StyleHeavy, Tense

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: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
CharactersFriends
PlotSports, Soccer, Friendship
PlaceUSSR
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Disturbing

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.

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Genrecomedy, sport
CountryRussia
PlotSoccer
PlaceRussia
StyleLight, Fascinating

A local female football team works together to get through hard times and overcome sexual prejudice. Their strength is tested when they lose not only the games, but also their beloved coach who was the core of their team. But they work together to seek financial support, achieve victories, and respect.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersMusicians, Trainers
PlotBoxing, Cars, Fight, Motorcycles, Cancer
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:02
PlotSports

He was called the Champion of Champions. The strength and strong-willed character Poddubniy composed legends. And 50 great fighter effortlessly overcame young athletes, and questions of honor and justice did not know compromises. And only love could put Russian Heroes on both blades

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryRussia
CharactersNewlyweds
PlotSports, Hockey, Relationship, Figure Skating, Friendship
PlaceRussia
StyleSerious

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...

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:20
CharactersFamily, Friends, Trainers
PlotMartial Arts, Karate, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceChina
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Serious

12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Animals, Lawyers, Friends, Judge
PlotLove, Sports, Racing, Time travel, Cars
PlaceMongolia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, To cry, Soulful

A family dog—with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind—evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a race-car driver.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:15
PlotSports, Gymnastics

"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





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