The Best Sports Biopics Of All Time
With the return of football and other sports, we all do something to get us hyped up. For some it’s playing the game with friends or decorating the man cave and preparing for the first game of the season. Then there’s those who watch that one sports movie to electrify your spirits!
That’s why MovieWeb.com put together a list of the top 16 best sports biopics of all time. We all have our personal favorites, but they based it from the most popular fan-favorites as a whole. Below are the top five movies on the list.
5. “Moneyball” (2011)
The movie released in 2011 gives us a look into the life of general manager Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics. It pulled at many heartstrings. The film stars Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in one of the most accurate stories told on the big screen for a baseball team that also shows the inner workings of the business side.
4. “Rudy” (1993)
This film really doesn’t need any introduction. The movie stars Sean Astin as Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, a kid who had a dream to play football for the illustrious University of Notre Dame. This movie is a story on triumph and grit. It’s a motivational story that moves many people.
3. “Foxcatcher” (2014)
The film that features actors like Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo, it tells the story of of John du Pont’s journey to start an Olympic wrestling team. And spoiler alert: The plot gets pretty thick when du Pont murders Mark Ruffalo’s character Dave Schultz. They’re calling this biopic a thriller as well.
2. “Miracle” (2004)
The film with one of the most talked about and played coach speeches in sports history. The movie about the 1980 winter Olympic hockey team for the United States stars Kur Russell as head coach Brooks.
1. “Remember the Titans” (2000)
I personally agree this should be a #1 spot movie. This historic movie tells the story of coach Herman Boone who is played by Denzel Washington. The movie tells the true story of how coach Boone had to coach a high school football team that had a lot of racial issues. It’s a riveting movie that shows the power of sports.
You can check out the rest of the list here, and we have more on this in today’s edition of a Few More Things You Should Know!