Here is the completion of our Top 5 Sports Movies.

2. Cool Runnings

…perfect encapsulation of everything…

Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time!  A surprise contender in our list, Cool Runnings is a movie that doesn’t immediately come to mind, but it’s greeted with a universal “ohhhhh, cool runnings!!!” A perfect encapsulation of everything a sports movie should have, Cool Runnings does more than entertain the audience with light and slapstick humour throughout. It teaches the ordinary person the ins and outs of a sport they may never have even heard of. Based on a true story, the film portrays the epic journey of the Jamaican Bobsled team at the 1988 winter Olympics. The ending almost brings tears to my eyes every time.

1. Rocky

…father of motivating movies,

Finally, we come to the king of sports movies and, inevitably, it had to be one about boxing. Though there are many classics in the fighting genre, The Fighter, Ali, Raging Bull… no boxing movie, or any other movie for that matter, could surpass Rocky.  The father of motivating movies, Rocky has been followed by five sequels, and has arguably influenced every sports movie that has ever followed it. When Rocky’s theme comes on in your head, you’ll know it’s time; whatever it is you need to do in life, you’ll do it, and all thanks to Sylvester Stallone.

Images courtesy of Rocky and Cool Runnings

 

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