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2000s Sports Drama Movies

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Coach Carter(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 898 votes)

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

The Blind Side(2009)

PG-13
| 2h 9min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 2,200 votes)

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Facing the Giants(2006)

PG
| 1h 51min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 128 votes)

A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

Directed by Alex Kendrick - With Alex Kendrick

Rocky Balboa(2006)

PG
| 1h 42min | Drama, Action
3.4/5 (with 1,225 votes)

When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger and thirty years his junior.

Remember the Titans(2000)

PG
| 1h 53min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 946 votes)

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

Million Dollar Baby(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 3,504 votes)

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

The Perfect Game(2010)

PG
| 1h 58min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 41 votes)

Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

Directed by William Dear - With Clifton Collins, Cheech Marin, Moisés Arias, Jake T. Austin, Ryan Ochoa, Carlos Padilla, Sr., ...

Shelter(2007)

1h 37min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 149 votes)

Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach suddenly finds himself drawn into a relationship he didn't expect.

Directed by Jonah Markowitz - With Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes, Ross Thomas, Jackson Wurth, Matt Bushell, ...

Lords of Dogtown(2005)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Drama, Action
3.6/5 (with 265 votes)

"Lords of Dogtown" tells the radical true story behind three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever. Stacy Peralta (John Robinson, Elephant), Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk, Raising Victor Vargas) and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch, The Girl Next Door) are the Z-Boys, a bunch of nobodies until they create a new style of skateboarding that becomes a worldwide phenomenon. But when their hobby becomes a business, the success shreds their friendship. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) and written by Stacy Peralta, Lords of Dogtown is "...a dazzling daredevil ride." (Peter Travers, Rollng Stone)

Invincible(2006)

PG
| 1h 45min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 323 votes)

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.

The Wrestler(2008)

R
| 1h 49min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 1,305 votes)

Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

Radio(2003)

PG
| 1h 49min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 219 votes)

High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

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Glory Road(2006)

PG
| 1h 58min | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 240 votes)

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Peaceful Warrior(2006)

PG-13
| 2h | Drama
3.7/5 (with 120 votes)

A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.

Cinderella Man(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 24min | Romance / Love, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 781 votes)

The true story of boxer Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s following his retirement, makes a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

The Rookie(2002)

G
| 2h 7min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 143 votes)

Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim's still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there's no telling where he could go.

Resurrecting the Champ(2007)

PG-13
| 1h 52min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 76 votes)

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story(2005)

PG
| 1h 46min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 124 votes)

Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the mare and save it from being sacrificed by the owner.

Personal Effects(2009)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 38 votes)

Walter is a rising star in the NCAA wrestling world until his life is ripped apart by the brutal murder of his sister. Returning home to console his mother Gloria he seeks vengeance on the man who is accused of the crime. A chance meeting with a beautiful mature woman gives him solace to the situation. Will this unlikely pairing bloom into a romance and heal a wound the world cannot see or will the loss of his sister push him over the edge?

Miracle(2004)

PG
| 2h 15min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 202 votes)

When college coach Herb Brooks is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, he brings a unique and brash style to the ice. After assembling a team of hot-headed college all-stars, who are humiliated in an early match, Brooks unites his squad against a common foe: the heavily-favored Soviet team.

Ali(2001)

R
| 2h 37min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 605 votes)

In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. Yet at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test.

Friday Night Lights(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 58min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 187 votes)

A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to flare up. It is left to the inspiring abilities of new coach Gary Gaines to instill in the other team members -- and, by proxy, the town itself -- a sense of self-respect and honor.

The Football Factory(2004)

R
| 1h 31min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 79 votes)

The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence, it's about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight and places to belong. A forgotten culture of Anglo Saxon males fed up with being told they're not good enough and using their fists as a drug they describe as being more potent than sex and drugs put together.

Against the Ropes(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Romance / Love, Drama
2.5/5 (with 41 votes)

A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.

Seabiscuit(2003)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 291 votes)

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

The Express(2008)

PG
| 2h 10min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 90 votes)

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Blue Crush(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Adventure, Romance / Love, Drama
3.0/5 (with 195 votes)

Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene - until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along...

Gracie(2007)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 34 votes)

A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.

Madison(2001)

1h 39min | Action, Adventure, Drama
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. Immediately, Jim seizes his opportunity to enter the contest. With a motley crew of fellow mechanics and friends at his side, Jim fixes up his old boat and brings hope to the blighted industrial city. Written by Sujit R. Varma.

North Face(2008)

3.7/5 (with 92 votes)

North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.

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