There is something unique and alluring about sports films, which makes them so endearing to watch. Often it’s the underdog story where prevailing situations push the protagonist to the brink. Sometimes it’s the rise of a star from the abyss. And sometimes it’s the fall from grace which makes the story compelling and unknowingly a tear rolls down the cheek. All said and done, it is the true celebration of the undying human spirit. Our curated list of top sports movies ever made speaks the same language, that of unbeatable aspiration and above all, of triumph. You can watch these best sports movies on Hulu or Amazon Prime. Some of these are really best sports movies on kids.
15. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
A British born Indian Girl’s obsession with playing football/soccer lands her up in the local girl’s team. As it gets difficult to continue playing under the nose of her strict parents, she also has to deal with her growing attraction towards her hot coach and worse of all, fighting the odds against the nosey mother of her best friend, who thinks she is going around with her daughter! Famously labelled as the funniest movie since ‘Bridget Jones Diary’, this is one gem of a movie, which again is a story of underdog rising but with lots of humour and a bit of feminism curved in, just like the famous footballer curl-kicking the football, through a wall of defenders.
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14. Goal! (2006)
A kid from an impoverished background dreams of playing professional football for which he faces many hurdles. Produced by FIFA, Goal! is a classic underdog rags to riches story of a player’s reach to the top. Santiago wants to play professional football but his father wants him to work so that his poor family can be fed. Later on as he inches towards his goal, he faces other difficulties which forces him to think otherwise. Eventually everything falls into place as he swings into action by sheer handwork and dedication. Though it is full of cliches, but Goal! is made with so much of heart, that you automatically end up rooting for the underdog.