What are the best movies about famous athletes?

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    #1Hoosiers

    Hoosiers

    A classic film from 1986 that tells the story of a volatile coach and a former star player that has become alcoholic and lead the basketball team of a small town in Indiana and get to run the Indiana high school championship game against all odds.

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    Donald Dean
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I remember my grandpa being a fan of this movie because he used to go to the Milan High School basketball team. He was a junior so Bobby Plump and the others already graduated by the time grandpa enrolled. We watched Hoosiers together and he said there were lots of inconsistencies compared to real life. Still in my opinion, I like how the movie showed how attached the school was to their basketball team. Such sense of community really reflected in the coach's character."
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    #2Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    Raging Bull is directed by Martin Scorsese and released in 1980. It features Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci. the story is a biography of Jake LaMotta as he destroys his life through his career.


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    Megan Spencer
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "One of the greatest boxing movie ever! Tells the story of Jake Lamotta. I actually got hooked at this movie at first coz it's Robert de Niro man who wouldn't love him? He did a fantastic job of portraying the darker side of Rocky."
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    #3Remember the Titans

    Remember the Titans

    Remember the Titans is a sports drama movie based on real events with Denzel Washington in the role of the African-American school football coach Herman Boone. 

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    Amy James
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I must say that in this movie, much of historical accuracy was sacrificed for tension but this movie was still an enjoyable watch. The tension about racism was so intense back then that the team could not agree among themselves. The actors really did their jobs portraying the tension."
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    #4The Fighter

    The Fighter

    The Fighter is a dramatic sports biography motion picture that features Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams. It was directed by David O. Russell and premiered in Hollywood, California. The film won on several award-giving bodies.

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    Adrián Leal
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "This movie is about boxing career of Micky Ward but this is more than that. I felt connected to him by how his family was portrayed in this movie... his family who did nothing but to hold him back even tho he's working to make them happy! I feel sorry for his family but I hated his family due to this. Christian Bale really did out-acted every single cast in this movie!!!"
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    #5The Express

    The Express

    The Express is a dramatic sports biography motion picture that stars Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, and Clancy Brown. It was directed by Gary Fleder and was based on a book by Robert Gallagher. The film premiered in Syracuse, New York.

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    Judy Schmidt
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "It's so sad how back then. Ernie Davis wasn't allowed to atten the celebration dinner with his team just because he was black <///3 hey that broke my heart indeed in this movie. It was during the time for clamor for race equality. What a passionate movie indeed. "
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    #6Eddie the Eagle

    Eddie the Eagle

    Eddie the Eagle is a 2016 biographical sports comedy-drama film directed by Dexter Fletcher and starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, and Christopher Walken. The film follows Eddie Edwards, the first ski jumper to enter the Winter Olympics. 

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    Edward Grant
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "The best movie about a famous athlete is Eddie the Eagle. It is a film directed Dexter Fletcher and based on a true story of Eddie Edwards, a bumbling British ski jumper that happened to qualify for the Winter Olympics against all odds and common sense. "
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    #7A League Of Their Own

    A League Of Their Own

    A League of Their Own shows the story of the first Female Baseball League in the US, that happened in 1943. The movie follows Tom Hanks starring as a coach of a team the starts low but ends running the World Series.

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    Nathan Fox
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "I think this is a great solution, The movie is highly rated and is about an all-american girls baseball league who brought them from the bleachers to playing on the field. I think that the topic creator will be very satisfied with this solution, This topic is solved. "
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    #842

    42

    42 is a dramatic sports biography motion picture that features Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, and Harrison Ford. It was directed and written by Brian Helgeland and premiered on April 12, 2013, in Brazil, Canada, and the USA.

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Summary

Best What are the best movies about famous athletes
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HoosiersMovies 11 Paid
2Raging BullMovies 9 Paid
3Remember the TitansMovies 6 Paid
4The FighterMovies 6 Paid
5The ExpressMovies 5 Paid
6Eddie the EagleMovies 4 Paid
7A League Of Their OwnMovies 2 Paid
842Movies 0 Paid
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