Do you need a shot of adrenaline? These are the most exciting sports films and will motivate you to come out and play! Can you hear the rocky chants?
America is a nation obsessed with both sports and films. When we combine the two, magic can occasionally occur. We adore and overpay both our athletes and our actors, but every now and then it̵
Now let’s review these motivational sports films. They will inspire you.
Top 5 inspiring sports films
5 “The color of money”
The film is based on the classic Jackie Gleason film The hustler. The color of the money puts Paul Newman in the driver’s seat as Fast Eddie Felson. Fast Eddie is an experienced pool shark who recognizes the amazing but raw and unrestricted talent of Vincent Lauria, played by Tom Cruise.
When watching this film, the viewer is reminded that the old guard must always be replaced.
Check out “The Color of Money” on Amazon.
4 “Field of Dreams”
“When you build it, he will come.”
The most iconic line ever spoken in a sports film comes from a grain field in Iowa Field of dreams. Field of dreams Couples Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones as unlikely friends. Follow these lost souls on a mission to find the secret of life. This secret is hidden in a makeshift baseball field.
The historical facts of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, the Chicago Black Sox from 1919 and the little-known “career” of Archibald “Moonlight” Graham are intertwined with bizarre fantasies that reveal the child in all of us.
Watch “Field of Dreams” on Amazon.
Gene Hackman brings it back to the basics Hoosiers. Hackman, as an uncompromising coach, Norman Dale, teaches his undisciplined high school team that the basics are synonymous with victory. Coach Dale is beset by the demanding residents of a tire-obsessed city and leads an under-sized, above-average squad to an unlikely victory.
Since the reluctant hero Jimmy Chitwood has retired to his former squad, only their own feeling of inferiority stands in the way. But Coach Dale screams and shouts this belief out of them in the classic Hackman style.
Check out “Hoosiers” on Amazon.
This is the biggest story since Little Orphan Annie. Rocky tells the story of an over-the-hill club fighter who gets into a title fight for the heavyweight championship.
A very un-Hollywood romance meanders through this oh so quotable classic, which proves that sometimes a loss is actually a win. Talia Shire and Sylvester Stallone are complemented by a variety of supporting characters. The best of these could be the common streets of South Philadelphia.
Check out “Rocky” on Amazon.
1 “The Natural”
Robert Redford’s character Roy Hobbs makes anyone who has ever seen “The Natural” wonder what could have been. Armed with his magic bat Wonderboy, Hobbs goes on a mission that is bigger than his comeback or even baseball. The cartoonistically evil team owner, his henchman and their secret weapon, Kim Basinger, look so sad in this dark, smoke-filled room when a Hobbs home run turns off the light in the greatest end of a sports film of all time.
Watch “The Natural” on Amazon.
What inspiring sports films did we miss? What are your favorite motivational sports films?