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8 Sports Movies That Changed the Legacy in the World


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A sport movie is a film that focuses on the world of sports and often features athletes as protagonists. It is usually a competitive event such as football, basketball, or baseball.

The love for sport movies is not something new. It has been around for decades, and the best sporting films have always been a favorite of movie-goers. The success of these films can be attributed to the way they serve as a mirror to our society and reflect some of its most important issues while also providing an escape from reality.

Some movies have the power to change a culture or legacy in the World. They can make an impact on society and influence people’s lives. Here are some sport movies that changed our culture or legacy.

Rocky (1976)

This movie is a classic that inspired many people to get into boxing and become a boxer. The story of Rocky is about an underdog who overcomes the odds to fight for his dream.

Release date: 21 November 1976 (USA) | Director: John G. Avildsen

The Karate Kid (1984)

Johnny Lawrence is a teenager and also happens to be adept at martial arts. He bullies Daniel LaRusso, who always seems to put up with him. In order to defend himself, he tries to learn karate from his apartment’s kind handyman, Mr Miyagi.

Release date: 22 June 1984 | Director: John G. Avildsen

Hoosiers (1986)

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A high school basketball coach named Norman Dale is in charge of an Indianan basketball team. Seeking to rectify his past, he tries to forge a winning team with Shooter, an alcoholic assistant coach.

Release date: 14 November 1986 | Director: David Anspaugh

Field of Dreams (1989)

Ray Kinsella, the the baseball fan and farmer in Iowa, hears voices and see visions of a baseball field. After hearing voices and seeing visions for years, he finally builts a baseball field where his farm was located.

Release date: 21 April 1989 | Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Rudy (1993)

The movie “Rudy” is a film that changed the culture of America. It tells the story of a young man who learns how to believe in himself and his dreams despite what others say.

Release date: 13 October 1993 (USA) | Director: David Anspaugh

Hoop Dreams (1994)

The film Hoop Dreams follows two young men from Chicago who dream to play for their favorite college team – the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. Along with many others like them, they are considered outsiders by society and are often bullied or looked down upon because they come from poor backgrounds.

Release date: 14 October 1994 (USA) | Director: Steve James

Remember the Titans (2000)

Herman Boone, an African-American, is appointed as the new coach of a high school team.

Herman Boone, an African-American, was appointed as the new coach of a high school basketball team. Boone has been coaching for the last two decades and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. The team is playing as a racially-integrated team for the first time.

Release date: 23 September 2000 | Director: Boaz Yakin

Moneyball (2011)

Billy Beane, a baseball general manager,

Billy Beane is a baseball general manager that has led the Oakland Athletics to five consecutive winning seasons. He has managed to do this while constructing the undervalued strategy of “Moneyball.” In this strategy, Beane and his team of statisticians used advanced statistics in order to find players who were undervalued. They have proven their success by winning two World Series Championships since 2002.

Release date: 24 February 2011 | Director: Bennett Miller


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