“It ain’t about how hard you can hit. It is about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward”. Rocky’s timeless quote is something that will inspire generations in the future. No matter how much the social fabric of the society changes, Rocky will remain golden. There’s something about sports that don’t age. These proprietary and eternal instincts are extremely appealing to the human heart, body, and soul. The adrenaline rush that you experience while watching a dramatized sports movie is unparalleled to any other form of cinema. The famous David and Goliath fable has been immortalized and permanently etched in its realized form in the sports genre. The feeling of togetherness espouses some very strong emotions. Like they say, “You have to be there”.
2018 was a rather dull year in terms of big releases centering around sports. The only notable and anticipated movie was ‘Creed’s sequel that saw the eponymous Rocky return with Apollo Creed’s son. With that said, here’s the list of top sports movies of 2018. The list also includes best boxing movies that released in 2018.
6. Uncle Drew
‘Uncle Drew’ is a sports film that you might not associate with the more dramatical side of art. It falls in the more light-hearted and over-the-top side of the entertainment spectrum. And entertain it does. When Dax exhausts his life savings and tries to play his dream tournament in the Rucker Classic Street, destiny eludes him and sets him back to where he started. After losing everything he ever owned, he approaches the legendary Uncle Drew and convinces him to take to the court one last time. Along with him come his band of septuagenarian warriors, determined to embellish and memorialize their legacy. ‘Uncle Drew’ offers straight-up entertainment, not pretending to take itself seriously. The formulaic technical aspects are a disappointment, but the spirited and hilarious performance more than makeup for it.
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5. A Prayer Before Dawn