12 Recommendable Sports Movies – Sporty Dozen
BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM (2002.) 17 years old girl from traditional Sikh family residing in England eagerly wants to play football, just like her idol, David Beckham… the first reason to watch this comedy drama is adorable Parminder Nagra ('ER'), with whom you will identify at the first glance. second and third reasons are incredibly cute Keira Knightley ('Pirates of the Caribbean') and equally hot Jonathan Rhys Meyers ('The Tudors'). Oh, and there are plenty of great songs throughout.
THE BIG BLUE/LE GRAND BLEU (1988.) Two friends who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving, compete against each other in a free diving contest… Visually stunning advendure drama, directed by Luc Besson ('Fifth Element') and filmed on beautiful locations at Mediterranean Sea. Starring Jean-Marc Barr ('Le Divorce') and Jean Reno ('Crimson Rivers').
BLADES OF GLORY (2007.) Being banned from the Olympics, two ice skaters find the loophole that allows them to compete as same-sex pairs team… Sounds hilarious? well it is! Comedy spoof worth watching for surprising jokes and delirious performances by two main actors, will Ferell ('The Other Guys') and Jon Heder ('Napoleon Dynamite').
THE BLIND SIDE (2009.) Caring middle-class woman helps homeless teenager, a friend of her son, to become successful all American football player… Even if you're not interested in American football, you will enjoy this drama based on true events. Amazing Sandra Bullock ('The Proposal') shines in leading role which brought her many awards, including the most important one – Oscar.
COOL RUNNINGS (1993.) Four bobsledders from Jamaica are trying to make it to the Winter Olympics, lead by coach who was once connected to cheating scandal… Comedy about bobsledders who never even saw a snow (!), loosely based on true story, celebrates 'never-give-up' spirit and features probably the best role in a career of a late comedian John Candy ('Planes, Trains and Automobiles').
ENTER THE DRAGON (1973.) A martial art master is recruited by agency to spy on a crime lord, using his invitation to a kung fu tournament as cover… A true classic! the first Chinese martial arts film to have been produced by a major Hollywood studio. of course, it's impossible not to mention legendary leading actor Bruce Lee ('Fist of Fury') who tragically died shortly afterwards the filming.
JERRY MAGUIRE (1996.) Fired sports agent is struggling to keep his clients with the support of his ex-colleague – single mother who's secretly in love with him… Tom Cruise ('Knight and Day') and Ren