Category Archives: Sport

The Fighter

Release 2010

Genre Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

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Director: David O. Russell
Writers: Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Mickey O'Keefe
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0964517/

A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.

Win Win

Release 2011

Genre Comedy, Drama, Sport

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Director: Thomas McCarthy
Writers: Thomas McCarthy, Joe Tiboni
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1606392/

A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he's double-crossed comes into his life.

Goon

Release 2011

Genre Comedy, Sport

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Director: Michael Dowse
Writers: Jay Baruchel, Evan Goldberg, Adam Frattasio, Doug Smith
Stars: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber, Eugene Levy
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1456635/

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

Cars

Release 2006

Genre Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport

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Director: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft
Writers: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Jorgen Klubien, Dan Fogelman, Kiel Murray, Phil Lorin, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Steve Purcell, Dan Scanlon
Stars: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Cheech Marin
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317219/

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Soul Surfer

Release 2011

Genre Biography, Drama, Sport

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Director: Sean McNamara
Writers: Sean McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk, Matt Allen, Caleb Wilson, Brad Gann, Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk, Rick Bundschuh
Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, Lorraine Nicholson, Kevin Sorbo
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596346/

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Drift

Release 2013

Genre Drama, Sport

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Director: Ben Nott, Morgan O'Neill
Writers: Tim Duffy, Morgan O'Neill
Stars: Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Myles Pollard, Robyn Malcolm
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1714833/

In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

Moneyball

Release 2011

Genre Biography, Drama, Sport

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Director: Bennett Miller
Writers: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin, Michael Lewis
Stars: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1210166/

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Real Steel

Release 2011

Genre Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport

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Director: Shawn Levy
Writers: John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, Jeremy Leven, Richard Matheson
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433035/

Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.

Warrior

Release 2011

Genre Drama, Sport

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Director: Gavin O'Connor
Writers: Gavin O'Connor, Anthony Tambakis, Cliff Dorfman
Stars: Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.

42

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama, Sport

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Director: Brian Helgeland
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453562/

The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

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