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1 Believe in Me (2006) ★ 7.1

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In a conservative small town, a young man wants to be the coach of the school basketball team. The school board decides to appoint him as coach, only it turns out to be a girls' team...
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2 The Blind Side (2009) ★ 7.6

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A wealthy white family takes in a fat, illiterate homeless black teenager and helps him become a sports star and go to university.

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3 Glory Road (2006) ★ 7.2

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The story of Don Haskins, the coach of the Texas college basketball team who recruited black players in 1966 (a revolutionary innovation at the time) and eventually led it to a championship victory...

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4 Moneyball (2011) ★ 7.6

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A film based on the 2003 book by Michael M. Lewis about the Oakland baseball team and its general manager, Billy Beane. His goal is to build a competitive baseball team despite financial difficulties.
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5 Rebound (2005) ★ 5.2

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College basketball coach Roy McCormick was like a fish thrown out of water onto dry land. He had a temper tantrum during a game and was out of a job. Now he is forced to coach a high school team of minors, and his charges - all losers and losers. But Roy is not discouraged - he plans to create a truly great team...

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6 Concussion (2015) ★ 7.2

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In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.
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7 I Am Bolt (2016) ★ 7.1

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Usain Bolt is the only sprinter in the world to win three consecutive Olympic Games. He was applauded in Beijing, London and Rio. During his athletic career, Bolt set eight world records and became the top Jamaican sprinter of all time. The filmmakers present a mix of broadcast and archival footage that will tell what kind of man Usain Bolt is and how he got all of his great accomplishments. The film shows Bolt not only through the eyes of his admiring fellow athletes, but also through the eyes of the Jamaican sprinter himself.

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8 When the Game Stands Tall (2014) ★ 6.7

The film is based on a real story. It is the story of a soccer coach, thanks to whom an obscure high school soccer team had a winning streak of 151 games.

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9 High Flying Bird (2019) ★ 6.2

A sports agent draws a young basketball star into a lucrative but extremely dangerous venture.

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10 Hoosiers (1986) ★ 7.5

Indiana, 1954. A coach with an independent temperament, along with a local alcoholic, leads the high school basketball team to the state championship.
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11 The Slaughter Rule (2002) ★ 6.0

Roy leaves the high school soccer team a few days after his father dies. For him, soccer is more than a game. It is an opportunity to escape from the loneliness overwhelming him in life. Gideon is looking for players, troubled teens, to join his team...
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12 Hurricane Season (2009) ★ 6.6

A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who were on different teams at five schools before the disaster and leads them to a state championship.
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991) poster

13 The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991) ★ 6.9

Biography of pro basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich, who died suddenly in 1988 at age 40 from a heart attack.
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14 Ford v Ferrari (2019) ★ 8.1

In the early 1960s, Henry Ford II decides to improve the company's image and change course to produce more fashionable cars. After a failed attempt to buy the almost bankrupt Ferrari, the Americans decide to challenge the Italian competitors on the track and win the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race. To create a suitable car, the company hires car designer Carroll Shelby, who refuses to work without the outstanding, but supposedly difficult to communicate, racer Ken Miles. Together, they take on the design of the later famous Ford GT40 sports car.
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15 He Got Game (1998) ★ 6.9

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Convicted murderer Jake Shuttlesworth has a slim chance of getting out sooner than his 15 years. He simply must convince his son, a talented basketball player, to attend a certain university.

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Jack Cunningham was a rising basketball star in high school, but at some point he gave up the sport. Because of his addiction to pills and alcohol, he lost everything overnight - fame, money, and family. Soon life gives Jack a second chance - he takes on the job of coaching his home school's basketball team, which everyone considers outright losers.

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