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There are many sports movies, some based on true stories, and others are inspirational fiction. Everyone loves a good sports movie, and we have provided you with the 12 best sports movies. 

12. The Fighter (Paramount Plus) 

The Fighter is about Micky Ward, where boxing is a family affair. His mother is his manager, and his brother is his unreliable trainer. Even with Micky’s hard work, he is losing, and when the last fight nearly kills him, he listens to his girlfriend and splits from the family and their unhealthy ways. He then becomes a contender for the world title and earns a shot at redemption. 

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11. Gridiron Gang (HBO Max)

Gridiron Gang is about a counselor who works at a juvenile detention facility and turns the young inmates into a football team to help give them a sense of self-respect and social responsibility. He faces problems from high school coaches who do not want to play their players, facing criminals on the field. This happens to be based on a true story. 

10. Ali (Pluto TV) 

Muhammad Ali, an athletic genius with rebellious rage and inner grace, changed the American landscape forever. Fighting everybody and anybody, Ali took on the law, conventions, and the status quo. Ali mirrored the conflicts of his time and became one of the most admired fighters in the world. 

9. Rudy (The Roku Channel) 

Rudy Ruettiger wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame but doesn’t have the tuition money or the grades to qualify him for a scholarship. Rudy lost his best friend at the steel mill where his father works. He overcomes his dyslexia with the help of a tutor and a friend; he begins to fight his way to get into the school of his dreams. 

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8. Hustle (Netflix)

Hustle is about a basketball scout looking to prove he has what it takes to thrive in the NBA. He finds a talented player in Spain and takes it upon himself to make him a star in the league. 

7. 42 (Netflix) 

42 is based on a true story. The film is centered in 1946 when a legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers disobeys major league baseball’s notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson to the team. The heroic act puts them both in the firing line with the public, the press, and other players. Facing racism from all sides, Robinson shows courage and admirable restraint by not reacting back. He lets his undeniable talent silence critics for him. 

6. Hoop Dreams (HBO Max) 

Hoop Dreams is about two teenagers after school; William and Arthur travel 90 minutes each way from Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, primarily a white suburban school that is well known for its basketball program. William and Arthur dream of being NBA stars, and with the support of their tight-knit families, they face the social and physical obstacles that will stand in their way. This true story documentary was shot over the course of five years. 

5. The Karate Kid (Paramount Plus) 

The Karate Kid is about Daniel, who moves to Southern California with his mother. He quickly finds himself the target of bullies who study karate at Cobra Kai dojo. Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi, an unassuming repairman who is a martial art master. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing and offers to train him in a more human form of karate to prepare him to compete against the Cobra Kai bullies. 

4. Rocky (Prime Video) 

Rocky Balboa is a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia who is chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion after the undefeated champion was injured by training with a feisty former bantamweight contender. Mickey becomes Rocky’s new opponent. 

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3. The Blind Side (Netflix) 

The Blind Side is a true story about Michael Oher, a homeless teen who has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Leigh Anne and her husband Sean take him in and eventually become his guardians, changing their lives. Michael’s tremendous size and protective instincts make him a great player for the football team. With help from his new family and a devoted tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player. 

2. Raging Bull (Prime Video) 

Raging Bull is a story of a middleweight boxer who rises through the ranks to earn his first shot at the middleweight crown. He falls in love with a girl from the Bronx, and his inability to express his feelings enters the ring, where it takes over his life. It starts sending him into a downward spiral that could cost him everything. 

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1. Remember The Titans (Disney Plus) 

Remember the Titans is a true story about a Virginia high school football where it is a way of life, and each game is celebrated more extravagantly than Christmas. In 1971 high school football was everything to the people who lived in Alexandria. When the local school board is forced to integrate an all-black school with an all-white school, the foundation of football’s great tradition is tested. 

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