Top 11 Inspirational Sports Movies on Netflix

Hello guys, when it comes to sports movies, the combination of backstory, thrill, and drama makes it more appealing. To make it more enjoyable, Netflix has a vast collection of awesome movies based on different sports. Today we will tell you about the 11 best sports movies you can stream on Netflix right now!

11. Happy Gilmore

A failed hockey player entered a golf tournament to save his grandmother’s house. Will he win, or will he be as unsuccessful as he was with the hockey? When you see Adam Sandler as the title character, you must know the comedy part will win you over. However, a sports movie with the comedic pinch may sound weird at first, but it surprisingly worked out really well! This was a commercial success earning almost thrice its initial budget. It was the first movie to win the MTV movie award for best fight. If you want to have a fun time watching a sports movie, give this one a go! 

 

10. Glory Road

Glory road is based on the true glorious history of the first all-black basketball lineup playing for the NCAA championship in 1966. At that time, black players in a team were taboo for people. You will see how racism and discrimination affected people even in sports. Josh Lucas had to gain 43 pounds of weight to play the real-life coach Don Haskins, who went against the odds for his team and broke the racial barrier in the game.

9. Jerry Maguire 

What happens when a successful sports agent hits the rock bottom of his career? Is he going to give up, or is he going to bounce back with double force? Tom Cruise as the titular role, this movie is the perfect rendition of sports, drama, and romance. It is still considered one of the best sports movies to date! Not to mention the evergreen unforgettable dialogues like ‘show me the money’ and ‘you got me at hello’.
For its beautiful story and great making, Jerry Maguire managed to win both audience’s and the critic’s hearts! While Tom Cruise won the golden globe for the lead role, Cuba Gooding Jr. won several awards including the Oscar for his supporting role.

8. Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer is the perfect example of how sheer will and determination can make you overcome any problem in your life. When a young surfer Bethany lost an arm due to a shark attack, her family and her faith kept her spirit alive and kept motivating her to pursue her dream again.
As this movie was based on true events, you will be amazed to see how tragic and uplifting a person’s life can be. Most of the surfing scenes were done by the original Bethany Hamilton

7. Coach Carter

Most people think a star school athlete is always bound to shine as a sportsman, which is not quite true for all. Coach Carter knew it and hence, tried to give his team all the options they can try. This 2005 biographical drama movie will teach you how nothing should be taken for granted because life itself is unpredictable.

Samual L. Jackson as coach Carter has done the perfect portrayal of a strict yet empathetic person. This was also the first movie of Channing Tatum.

 

6. Eddie the Eagle

Most people think a star school athlete is always bound to shine as a sportsman, which is not quite true for all. Coach Carter knew it and hence, tried to give his team all the options they can try. This 2005 biographical drama movie will teach you how nothing should be taken for granted because life itself is unpredictable.

Samual L. Jackson as coach Carter has done the perfect portrayal of a strict yet empathetic person. This was also the first movie of Channing Tatum.

 

5. Miracle (2004)

Most people think a star school athlete is always bound to shine as a sportsman, which is not quite true for all. Coach Carter knew it and hence, tried to give his team all the options they can try. This 2005 biographical drama movie will teach you how nothing should be taken for granted because life itself is unpredictable.

Samual L. Jackson as coach Carter has done the perfect portrayal of a strict yet empathetic person. This was also the first movie of Channing Tatum.

 

4. Moneyball

Another real life-based sports movie, but this time it’s about baseball! Moneyball tells us how despite having a small budget, the general manager Billy Beane used an analytical and unique approach to successfully assemble a terrific baseball team. With a stellar cast of Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Chris Pratt, and many more, this movie will show you how a player is evaluated for each team. This commercially successful movie earned several awards including 6 Oscar nominations that year.

3. Rush

A sports movie list with no formula race film? Seems pretty incomplete to me! Here comes ‘Rush’, starring Chris Hemsworth as James Grunt and Daniel Bruhl as Nick Lauda, the two world-famous Formula one racers. In fact, Chris Hemsworth was so Impressive in his audition that he was cast immediately for the role!
The movie majorly focuses on the Hunt-Lauda rivalry and how it had influenced their lives in both positive and negative ways. This sleek and finely crafted movie has earned praises from most of the critics. 

2. Million Dollar Baby

A lesser-known boxing professional starts training an armature boxer, and what happens after that is what ‘million dollar baby’ is about. This movie will hit you differently for sure. The casting of Clint Eastwood, Hillary Swank, and Morgan Freeman has to be one of the strongest points of this masterpiece movie. 
Swank even had to gain 20 pounds of muscle to portray her boxer character. Each of them won Oscars for this movie! Theaters have run this movie for almost six and a half months! With numerous accolades, this movie won 4 Academy awards including the best actress and the best supporting actor. 
The movie majorly focuses on the Hunt-Lauda rivalry and how it had influenced their lives in both positive and negative ways. This sleek and finely crafted movie has earned praises from most of the critics. 

01. Raging Bull

Have you ever wondered how the uncontrollable nature of a person can actually destroy one’s relation and family life? Based on professional boxer Jake Lamotta’s controversial and violent life, the Raging Bull is that ‘one of a kind’ movie directed by the great Martin Scorsese. Despite its lukewarm reception at the box office, this modern classic is marked as one of the greatest movies of all time.
Robert De Niro played the character of Lamotta, while Joe Pesci as his brother-turned-manager. De’ Niro gained 27 kg of weight to make his acting more convincing. This movie won two Academy Awards with a total of 8 nominations on the 53rd Academy Awards. 

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