There’s a certain kind of thrill to watch live matches at the stadium. Be it any sport, cheering for your favorite player or team with a thousand fans is another feeling altogether. Some films manage to recreate that with some nail-biting scenes and bring you to the edge of your seat as if you are watching a real match. If you haven’t seen these Hollywood Sports Movies, you should do so now.
The Blind Side
Sandra Bullock won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. The movie showed how Michael Oher struggled to make it big in American football.
Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill played the lead characters in this 2010 sports drama by Bennett Miller. The film was nominated in six categories at the Oscars 2012.
This one will get your adrenaline pumping. Rush, helmed by the legendary director – Ron Howard – was about the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Daniel Bruhl and Chris Hemsworth played the characters respectively.
Million Dollar Arm
Craig Gillespie of I, Tonya fame made this 2014 movie on the life of J. B. Bernstein. Jon Hamm, who is best known for Mad Men, nailed the part and it is considered to be one of his best performances till date.
This 2006 Tom Cruise starrer was a romcom but is supposed to be based on the life of Leigh William Steinberg, an agent who has represented close to 300 athletes.