Everybody on the planet has seen Field Of Dreams and Remember The Titans, but here are a few amazing sport-focused flicks that every person should see, even if you've previously dismissed them. They're all fantastic.
Even if you have zero interest in UFC like us, this flick that stars Tom Hardy being a brooding badass is completely worth your time. He's the youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer who is put on a collision course with his estranged, older brother. It's excellent in every way and will break your heart in the best kind of ways.
2.) MCFARLAND, USA
This movie focuses on F. Murray Abraham at a fencing academy, where he gets a job as a janitor and the students and faculty learns there's more to him than meets the eye. If you like duels, good acting, and some fun, this is a great movie, even if it's a little dated.
The movie stars Shia LaBeouf as 20-year-old Francis Ouimet, a talented golfer hindered by wealth and class boundaries in the sport. It's a sweet, emotional movie that's wonderfully directed by Bill Paxton of all people. It also might be LaBeouf's best work AND Stannis from Game Of Thrones co-stars.
4.) VARSITY BLUES
An amazing movie about two inner-city kids from Chicago who struggle to become college basketball players. If you love the sport, you'll love this.
This was remade into a not-so-great Jimmy Fallon movie about baseball in America, but the original, with Colin Firth, is actually a really solid date night romcom. It's about how Firth's obsession with Arsenal can clash with his romantic life and is a whole lot of fun, especially if you're a Premier League fan.