Cinderella Man (2005)
Dir: Ron Howard
Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti
This is a story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Facing the Giants (2006)
Dir: Alex Kendrick
Stars: Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields, Jason McLeod, Erin Bethea
A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Dir: Gavin O’Connor
Stars: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West, Noah Emmerich
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.
We Are Marshall (2006)
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, David Strathairn
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Coach Carter (2005)
Dir: Thomas Carter
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Dir: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Dir: Stephen Chow
Stars: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man Tat Ng
A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.