A warm fuzzy Sunday needs a bit of coffee, a packet of chips, ample rest and your favourite sports time on the TV. What if there are no matches? Here’s a list of some amazing Sports movies to the rescue, to make your day perfect.

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Hoosiers

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh, it is the story of a Basketball team from Indiana that wins the Championship. Hoosiers has been listed by many publications as one of the best sports movies ever made.

 

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ALI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the title reads, this movie is about the Boxing -King, Muhammad Ali. Portrayed by Will Smith, it highlights the major triumphs of Ali, his conversion to Islam, exit from Boxing and also his return to fight Joe Frazier in 1971. This movie also won the ‘Best Sports Movie ESPY Award’.

 

 

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Bend it like Beckham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The crux of this movie is about a girl and her eternal love for football. Released in 2002, Bend It Like Beckham also became the highest-grossing Indian-themed film ever in the USA, with $32 million in box office revenue.

 

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Moneyball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This movie was nominated for six Academy Awards which includes Best Picture. It is based on Michael Lewis’ non-fiction book of the same name. The theme of this picture is Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to assemble a baseball team using a limited budget.

 

 

Raging Bull

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Raging Bull

 

 

 

 

 

 

It stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, an Italian American middleweight boxer and his troubled relationships with his better-half and family.  The film is now regarded by many as Martin Scorsese’s magnum opus. Raging Bull was listed by Time magazine as one of the All-TIME 100 Movies and it also bagged two Oscars.

 

 

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ROCKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Considered as Sylvester Stallone’s magnum opus, Rocky never failed to inspire every single person who watched it. It explains about the life and journey of Rocky Balboa and how he got a shot of fighting at the World Heavyweight Championships, after being just a small club fighter. This film was shot in just 28 days and went on to win the Oscars for the Best Picture in 1976.

 

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Goal!The Dream Begins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is first movie of the Goal! Trilogy. This incredible series features Santiago Muñez as the protagonist who struggles hard to make his football dream come true. This movie series was made in full cooperation with FIFA.

Which is the best sports movie you have watched in your life? Get your replies rolling in the comments.

Part 2 of the list coming soon…

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