We all love watching sports in real life, but sometimes, movies can be almost as good. There’s nothing quite like the emotional rollercoaster of a sports drama. Some sports movies are powerful underdog stories where teams and individuals win against all of the odds.
Others on this list are hilarious comedies that offer a less serious take on alternative sports. There are also a few, like “Moneyball,” that totally changed our perception of what a sports movie could be. There are just so many good sports movies out there. We broke down the greatest below, so enjoy and tell us your favorites. Check out the list below, via Rolling Stone.
35. The Way Back
Ben Affleck is excellent in this redemption story. He stars as a former high school basketball star who ends up in a dark place. After working in construction, he receives a chance to revive his life. The former hero must coach a high school team to glory. But he faces his own demons in the form of alcoholism and isolation. Along with Coach Carter, it’s one of the standout basketball movies.
Meanwhile, Affleck brings an intensity to his performance to bring this film up a level. The film totally failed in the box office, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good. Blame the global health crisis for its failure. To sum up, it’s definitely worth a watch because it’s a great story with superb acting.