sports movie marathon
Attention all couch potatoes: we've found a guilt-free way for y'all to laze around but still feel like you've been exercising! Watch these sports-related movies for the ultimate "marathon"!
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The Bad News Bears (1976)
Hard-drinking, ex-minor-league Morris Buttermaker grumpily agrees to coach a Little League team at a small school. After failing with his new team of misfits, Buttermaker enlists a gifted pitcher, Amanda, to lead the charge - but can he find the luck and patience to whip these outcasts into shape?
Genre: Baseball, Comedy, Family
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal. The film explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to free kicks in the Final. The film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. Talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend, and learn to cook the perfect chapatti.
Genre: Football, comedy, romance
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100 Yen Love (2014)
32-year-old Ichiko lives at home with her parents, passing the days in self-indulgent grunginess. Ichiko's divorced younger sister Fumiko have moved back home with her son. One day, after an argument, Ichiko leaves the house for good. With few employment options to support herself, Ichiko works the night shift at a 100 yen shop. On her way home each day, she passes a boxing gym where she watches Yuji silently practice, developing a crush on him. The pair starts seeing each other and things change for Ichiko...
Genre: Boxing, drama, romance
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
White Goodman is the owner and founder of Globo Gym, and would love nothing more than owning Average Joe's Gymnasium. Peter LaFleur doesn't want to lose his gym to Goodman, but can't find a way to get 50,000USD in time. Peter and his gang of gym buddies think of ways to raise money, finally settling on winning a dodgeball tournament. White Goodman retaliates by creating his own dodgeball team to finish off Peter. Peter's team doesn't do too well, until legendary ADAA champ Patches O-Houlihan turns up ready to train them.
Genre: Dodgeball, comedy
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Soul Surfer (2011)
13 year old Bethany Hamilton is a champion surfer born to be in the water. But after a fun night out surfing, she is attacked by a shark and loses her arm. Now she has to re-learn how to do everything with only one arm - including how to surf...
Genre: Surfing, biography, drama