What are the best movies for athletes to watch?

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    #1Rocky

    Rocky

    Rocky is a sports movie directed by John G. Avildsen starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, and Burt Young. Released in 1976, this film won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing at the 49th Academy Awards.

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    Bruce Chen
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "Probably the best movie about athletes, the script is amazing, the acting and the scenes too."
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    #2Rudy

    Rudy

    Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is produced by Robert Fried and Cary Woods. It stars actors Sean Astin, Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton, and Lili Taylor.

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    Richard Lucas
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "The acting is really good and a very sentimental movie."
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    #3Bull Durham

    Bull Durham

    Bull Durham is a romantic comedy sports movie directed by Ron Shelton starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins in 1988.  This film was nominated at the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.

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    Elizabeth Cordero
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "The plot is great, I was never bored while watching it."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the 2009 film The Blind Side is the highest-grossing sports movie of all time? The film grossed over $300 million making it the highest-grossing sports film of all time followed by Adam Sandler’s The Waterboy with a domestic gross of $161.5 million. Aside from its box-office success, The Blind Side brought home notable awards. The film was nominated for Best Picture in the Academy Award while lead star Sandra Bullock won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and the Academy Award for Best Actress.

The Blind Side is an American biopic sports movie based on the book written by Michael Lewis called The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. The film was written and directed by John Lee Hancock who also directed another inspirational sports movie, The Rookie, released in 2002. The film follows the early life of Michael Oher showing how he was introduced to sports and how he became a successful football offensive tackle. The film also stars Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head, and Lily Collins. Another fun fact about the movie’s casting is the first actress to be offered the lead role. Julia Roberts was initially offered to play Leigh Anne Tuohy. Sandra Bullock eventually got the role and the rest was history.

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    #4Creed

    Creed

    Creed is a sports and drama film directed by Ryan Coogler. It was first released on November 19, 2015, by MGM Studios with an MPAA rating of PG-13. It starred Michael B. Jordan, Anthony Bellen, Phylicia Rashad, and Sylvester Stallone.

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    Chen Yao
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "The plot is cliche and there is no character development, but interestingly, I enjoyed watching this."
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    #5Million Dollar Baby

    Million Dollar Baby

    Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 sports drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, and stars Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman.

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    Sharon Palmer
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "Its impressive and I like all the technicality of the movie."
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    #6The Wrestler

    The Wrestler

    The wrestler is a sports drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and stars Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood. The plot tells about the life of a veteran professional wrestler out of the ring.

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    Sunny Wu
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "The movie is really entertaining and sad but it displays a lot of nude scenes, definitely not okay to watch with kids."
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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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    Patrick Castro
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "Underwhelming for me, the narrative doesn't really go anywhere."
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    #8Raging 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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    Mick Fang
    Written on February 5, 2019
    "This is honestly what I am expecting from a De Niro film, the movie is slow for me and not that entertaining for me."
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    #9The Blind Side

    The Blind Side

    The Blind Side is a biographical sports drama film written and directed by John Lee Hancock, which is based on the 2006 novel entitled The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game written by Michael Lewis.

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    Ralph Walker
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "The blind side has got to be one of the best inspirational sports movies i've watched recently. I saw Sandra Bullock on birdbox once again but i appreciate her older roles more, especially in this film."
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    #10Chariots of Fire

    Chariots of Fire

    A devout Christian and a determined jew compete in the 1924 Olympics. Each of one has his own reasons and his own motivations. but they are united for one simple thing: the passion for running. 

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    Nathan Knight
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Chariots of Fire is hands down the best sports movies i've seen. i have already seen a lot of sport related films for as long as i can remember. Chariots of Fire is definitely one for the books. A must see for athletes and aspiring ones."

Summary

Best What are the best movies for athletes to watch
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1RockyMovies 23 Paid
2RudyMovies 13 Paid
3Bull DurhamMovies 6 Paid
4CreedMovies 3 Paid
5Million Dollar BabyMovies 2 Paid
6The WrestlerMovies 2 Paid
7A League Of Their OwnMovies 1 Paid
8Raging BullMovies 1 Paid
9The Blind SideMovies 0 Paid
10Chariots of FireMovies 0 Paid
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