Sports movies have become such a big part of modern culture, they tell stories of spirit triumphing over adversity, and teach us that, if you want something badly enough, there’s always a way to get it. The morals that they teach touch people’s hearts, young and old alike. But the best ones make you want to go out there and reach for the stars. Read on to discover some of the most inspiring sports movies of all time.
The Karate Kid (1984)
Everyone knows The Karate Kid as a feel-good film that gave birth to a well-loved character, Mr. Miyagi. Today, Pat Morita is a household name because of it. His role provided valuable life lessons through the discipline of karate and manual labor to the main protagonist, Daniel LaRusso. The relationship between the two is arguably one of the most beautiful and magnetic features of the movie.
In the film, LaRusso fights off his demons while simultaneously battling with the evil Cobra Kai Dojo. Like any other story, he ultimately defeats all of them in one final face-off. It was a movie for all ages, and continues to be an excellent choice for a classic movie night.
This movie is about the value of hard work and perseverance. It highlights the importance of effort, strategy, and labor in achieving success perhaps more than any other film of its genre. The film is about the life of Rudy Ruettiger, a football player from Notre Dame.
The real-life character went through a journey of excessive toiling and perseverance. Actor Sean Astin got the privilege of playing this “gutsy underdog” role. In the movie, Rudy firmly stood by what he wanted, which was to be part of the Notre Dame football team. He had the perseverance, focus, and talent; the only thing that held him back was his size. This movie has inspired thousands of people to dream. If you find it hard to get that extra push in your life, this is definitely a must-see.