Running out of films to watch? Let us inspire a whole new line-up with our favourite sports films. Mountain climbing to race driving, we’ve got ’em all here.
Since you enjoyed our Best Music Films To Watch round-up so much, we thought we’d extend our film guide to sports movies, too. Picked from our personal favourites, we’re sure this will keep you busy for a day or two!
Everest is the true story of two expeditions to the top of Mount Everest in 1996 (the highest point on earth). Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke, the movie re-tells the gripping story of Scott Fischer and Rob Hall who led their groups to the peak with all the highs and, regrettably, all the lows too. Bravery, loyalty and strength are three words that immediately pop to mind when describing this film.
One of our favourites on the list, Rush is the story of Formula One legends James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Their unmatched rivalry pushes them to the limits, and when only one can come out on top, there’s no stopping to reach first place. You don’t have to love motorsports to enjoy this film – it’s one of those fantastic all-rounders.
Taron Egerton is a master at playing real-life heroes – Eddie The Eagle being one of them. In this movie of utmost ambition, Eddie The Eagle sets out to prove to not just his family, but also himself, that transforming his dream of becoming an Olympic Ski Jumper is, in fact, a possible reality (if not without a bruise or ten along the way).
Who remembers this banger? All about a dream of becoming a pro-American Footballer, this is the true story of homeless Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) who gets adopted by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock), helping him reach all those goals he set out for himself. This one’s really going to pull at your heartstrings, so get those tissues ready. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…
With Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, Moneyball is a film based on the true story of how Oakland Athletics reinvented baseball. Tired of old-school scouting methods, Billy Beane turns to computer-generated analytics to form a new team. If you’ve ever dared of taking on a proven system, this one’s for you.
An oldie but goldie, Fight Club is for any ‘fighting’ fans out there. All about an underground fighting club, it’s not surprising that things get dark quite quick. Just don’t go getting any ideas, ok?
The champion athlete at his old high school, Coach Carter (Samual L. Jackson) is working in a sports store when he’s approached for the high school’s basketball coach job. Shocked by the attitudes of the players, it’s his job to fix them – not only on the court but off as well.