When Roy Munson, brilliant young bowler with a bright future, comes from his hometown of Ocelot for a professional career, he does not know that beating the great Ernieand and being treacherous and arrogant will make him sink into decay most total. In fact he does not see that supporting a rival stand of this size will result in a bet that will make him lose his hand. After years of struggling with a glimmer of hope present in the person of Ishmael, an unlikely friendship develops between the two protagonists. They are therefore common cause to win a million dollars at the bowling tournament in Reno. One to save his community from bankruptcy and the other out of the mud.
2. Million dollar baby
Adapted from the novel The Girl with a million dollars from the book Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner (The Burning ropes) of ex-boxing coach FX Toole (1930 – 2002), and directed by Paul Haggis, this tragedy has themes that are more than just a boxing movie, including the success at any cost beyond social divisions, the star system and the fanaticism of the public, family relationships Christian faith, illness and death, old age.
In addition, there are obvious similarities between the clean history of Hilary Swank and her character played in the film.
3. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The film tells the story of a NASCAR driver, Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell), who wants to win at all costs, (his alcoholic father had told him before leaving her mother, “If you’re not first, you’re last!”). Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the title of best racing driver.
4. The longest yard
Paul Crewe is a former American football player, who even won the title of best player in the league NFL. However, it is banned from the league for seems to have lost some deliberately. Several years later, after some problems with his girlfriend, he finds himself in prison. The director of the prison then pushes to accept help the football team made up of prison guards, who plays semi-professional league. To do this, Paul Crewe will form a football team made up of prisoners …
Space Jam (Basketball Spatial Quebec) is an American animated film starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny with the voices (the original version) by Danny DeVito. Directed by Joe Pytka, film, Warner Bros.. Animation is marketed for the first time in the United States November 15, 1996. The film combines animation frames including Looney Tunes characters and images filmed with real actors.
Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny head, are challenged by aliens (from the small planet Moron Mountain, a giant amusement park run by a corrupt alien and his cronies) to save their freedom. With choice of challenge, Earthlings choose basketball. The incredible power of aliens to capture human talent has imposed Looney Tunes to recruit a player : Michael Jordan.
6. The blind side
Or The Blind Side is an American sports drama film written and directed by John Lee Hancock, released in 2009. This film is based on the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis released in 2006. The film tells the story of Michael Oher, a football player who plays for the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL. The film follows Oher and his poor education, through his years at Wingate Christian School (a fictional representation of Briarcrest Christian School in the suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee), his adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, his position becomes one of the most coveted prospects in college football. For her performance, Sandra Bullock won the Oscar for Best Actress and the Golden Globe for Best Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film also received a nomination for an Oscar for best film.
7. Soul Surfer
Inspired by a true story, Bethany Hamilton is a teenager who lives in Kauai, Hawaii with her parents, Tom and Cheri, and two older brothers. All are surfers, but Bethany and her best friend Alana are the most talented and predestined for a career. Everything changes when, while training with the father and brother of Alana, Bethany was attacked by a shark. She survives but loses an arm, and then never thinks to surf ever again. A teenager surfer uses all his courage to return to the ocean after losing an arm to a shark.
8. Coach Carter
Coach Carter is an American film released in 2005 directed by Thomas Carter. The film is based on a true story of Ken Carter, coach basketball in high school Richmond (California, USA). This coach had made local headlines in 1999 after completing a beautiful series of matches without defeat while surpassing its predecessors in terms of academic achievement for his players.
9. Jerry Maguire
Rich, beautiful and famous, Jerry Maguire is agent of American sports stars. But his social life and his financial situation expire when, one night, he attempts to define the direction he wants to give his life. This note will cause his dismissal and all his friends will betray him. Only Dorothy, his assistant, and Rod, a footballer facetious, he will remain faithful.
10. The naturals
The Best (The Natural) is an American film inspired by the novel by Bernard Malamud and directed by Barry Levinson. Released in 1984, the film describes the world of baseball in the 1930s, when a former promising player wants to make up for lost time. Filmed mostly in Buffalo, Best won four Oscar nominations.