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.