Top 10 Inspirational Sports Movies

10 best sports movies of all time

In our selection, we have collected the top ten sports dramas, many of which are based on real events. Don't forget to save the link and be sure to check out some of this list. We guarantee a charge of motivation!

Playing by someone else's rules (USA, 2006)

Based on real events: yes.

Interesting fact: the picture shown at the end of the film shows the real athletes of the Texas Western team of the 1965-66 season, not the actors.

What the film is about: history Don Haskins, Texas student basketball coach. In 1966, Haskins assembled a revolutionary team, recruiting exclusively black players into the main roster, and led to the victory in the championship.

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Hooligans (USA, UK 2004)

Based on real events: no.

Interesting fact: The filmmakers were allowed to film at West Ham Stadium because the club's management believed that the picture would be about football. When, after filming, they learned that the film was about football hooligans, they tried to disown the project as soon as possible.

What the film is about: journalism student Matt Buckner was expelled from Harvard for a crime he did not commit. In search of a new refuge, the young man fled to London to his sister Shannon. It is in London that Matt discovers the multifaceted world of football. In a football crowd, he finds new friends, gets into big trouble and finds himself in the company of crazy fans who are ready to do absolutely anything for their favorite club.

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Hurricane (USA, 1999)

Based on real events: yes.

Interesting fact: World champion Joey Jardello, who was awarded the victory over Carter in the film by the judges, won the fight in real life without controversial points. Therefore, immediately after the release of Hurricane, he filed a lawsuit against the film company, and he was compensated.

What the film is about: a story from the life of boxer Rubin Carter, who claimed the middleweight title , but, having fallen victim to a false charge of murder, ended up behind bars.

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Warrior (USA, 2011)

Based on real events: no.

Interesting fact: for the role of Tom Hardy gained 12 kgmuscle mass.

What the film is about: a strong sports drama, the story of overcoming a young fighter Tommy Conlon, who set himself an ambitious goal: to get ready to participate in a big tournament. Before the decisive fight, his son is trained by his drunken father, a former talented boxer.

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Race (UK, Germany, 2013)

Based on real events: yes.

Interesting fact: specifically for the filming of the film, Historic Formula One managed to assemble a starting field from 24 original cars of 1976, persuading their owners to cooperate with the film crew.

What the film is about: 70- e years of the XX century. Golden time of Formula 1. Two bitter rivals in racing history - charming Englishman James Hunt and disciplined Austrian Niki Lauda - push themselves to the limit of physical and mental endurance. A dramatic story and the main race in a career, the outcome of which may cost too much.

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Senna (UK, France, 2010)

Based on real events: yes.

Interesting fact: the documentary includes videos from the home archive of the driver's family.

What the film is about: a documentary about one of the best racers in Formula 1 history, the great athlete Ayrton Senna ... And this is perhaps the most important thing to know in order to set up for watching this movie.

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Class 92 (UK, 2013)

Based on real events: yes.

About film: a legendary story about the path to world fame of six young football players from Manchester United: David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Phil and Gary Neville. The film covers seven years of their career, starting in 1992, when the team won the FA Youth Cup for the first time in 30 years.

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Touching the Void (UK, USA 2003)

Based on real events: yes.

Interesting fact: footage of the ascent with the participation of actors for the restoration of archival footage was filmed in the Alps.

What the film is about: this film is a film adaptation of the book bestseller of the famous climber Joe Simpson, based on one of the most incredible stories of his life.

The book describes the ascent of Simpson and his friend Simon Yates to one of the peaks of the Peruvian Andes in 1985 (an altitude of about 7000 meters). In the struggle to survive, young people are forced to make difficult decisions every minute. Simpson and Yates return to the scene together to tell their story in front of the camera.

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Legend # 17 (Russia, 2012)

Based on real events: yes.

Interesting fact: Valery Kharlamov's relatives played small roles in the film: his son Alexander (himself a professional hockey player) played the hockey player Zvezda, and his sister Tatyana Borisovna had a cameo of the watchman in Luzhniki.

What the film is about: September 2, 1972. Montreal. The USSR hockey team defeated the Canadian NHL professionals with a crushing score 7: 3 in the opening match of the epoch-making USSR Super Series - Canada. It was not just a game, it was a battle for his country, which turned the world view of hockey.

Now the whole world knew him simply by number 17. Valery Kharlamov, who scored 2 goals in that match, instantly took off to the top of fame. His dream came true - perseverance, sports talent and harsh lessons of the great coach Anatoly Tarasov made number 17 a legend of world hockey.

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Moving upwards (Russia, 2018)

Based on real events: yes.

Interesting fact: the project consultants were the participant of the golden match Ivan Edeshko, as well as the son of Sergei Belov, Alexander, who played a small role (the player of the USSR national team Gennady Volnov) and was the director of the basketball scenes in the film. p>

What the film is about: there are victories that change the course of history. Victories of the spirit, victories of the country, victories of the whole world. Such a triumph was the legendary three seconds - the victory of the USSR national basketball team at the fateful Munich Olympics. For the first time in 36 years, the undefeated US team was defeated. No one even thought that it was possible to beat the magnificent infallible Americans at the Olympics! Nobody except Soviet basketball players (Russians and Georgians, Ukrainians and Kazakhs, Belarusians and Lithuanians).

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