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Looking for a sports movie to watch on Saturday night? Look no further, as we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of not so popular sports movies you probably haven’t heard about. Rest assured that there is something for everyone here, and you will surely find a movie that is worth your time.
Friday Night Lights:
First on the list is the movie based on the book “Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team and A Dream” (1990) which was written by H.G. Bissinger. The movie follows the story of the book in which the Panthers Team of Permian High School as they make their run toward the state championship. The film was released in 2004 and also won the Best Sports Movie ESPY Award and was ranked 37 on Entertainment Weekly. We can safely say that this is one of the Best High School Movies.
Footy Legends is an Australian film that was released in 2006. The film was directed and co-written by Khoa Do. The film tells a story about a young Vietnamese Australian man named Luc Vu (Anh Do). Luc Vu is threatened by the welfare authorities to take away his sister due to they think Luc Vu is not capable of being a responsible guardian after the death of his parents. The hardships of life and these tough situations make Luc reunite with his old Yagoona High School “footy” team. The movie is mostly comedy underpinned by some serious social issues affecting western Sydney.
Filmed in 2017, The Merger is an Australian movie based around a former professional football player who returned to his hometown and took the coaching position in the local Aussie Rules club. He confronted many obstacles in his attempt to save the club while recruiting refugees. This story has a deeper meaning as it is nothing else than a commentary on Australia’s refugee policy. It surely is an interesting movie for everyone to watch.
Forever Strong Is an American sports drama film that was released in 2008 on September 26. The film features Rick Penning, who is the captain of his high school rugby team, and his father, Richard Penning is the coach. Players of his team get to indulge in drugs and alcohol. This cost them losing a Championship game against their top rivals The Highland Rugby Team. As a result of this tragic loss, Rick drinks and drives and crashed the car. The accident injured his girlfriend severely. As a result, he is sent to a Salt Lake City Detention Centre.
I won’t spoil the whole movie now for you, but you’ll have to watch yourself to see how Rick came out of the addiction and move forward. It is overall a great movie with exceptional drama and great visuals.
Next on our list is a 2009 biographical sports film directed by Clint Eastwood. It’s their collaboration between Eastwood and Freeman after Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. The movie is based on the book written by John Carlin, Playing the Enemy. In the movie, you’ll see Nelson Mandela and the events before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The film features two amazing actors “Morgan Freeman” and “Clint Eastwood”. You won’t get bored not for a single moment.
Building Jerusalem is a 2015 movie that features the story of the rugby world cup of 2003. It shows how England won the game at the last moment against the Host, Australia. The film was directed by James Erskine. The movie also features a series of interviews with the players and coaches and the top goal scorer of the game “Jonny Wilkinson”. The movie is packed with great visuals and cinematography, and we surely recommend this to watch for ultimate pleasure and enjoyment. The film has a 7.5+ rating on IMDB, which make sure that it is a great movie to watch.
These are the list of movies we found in our research, and we make sure to provide you with an epic list of the movies which are worth watching. So, you don’t have to waste your time searching for the best movies. Rather just watch them. These movies are not in a particular order but are the best movies overall, which we believe are worth watching.