31 Days of Sports - 03/12

31 Sports Movies for March 2012
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1.
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
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A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction. (102 mins.)
Director: Scott Kalvert
 
2.
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
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Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances. (115 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
 
3.
Peaceful Warrior (2006)
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A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast. (120 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
 
4.
We Are Marshall (2006)
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When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive. (131 mins.)
Director: McG
 
5.
Invincible (2006)
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Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976. (105 mins.)
Director: Ericson Core
 
6.
The Patent Leather Kid (1927)
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A boxer has difficulty balancing his sport with a budding romance; both are further jeopardized when the United States enters the first World War. (150 mins.)
Director: Alfred Santell
 
7.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
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A boxer flees believing he has comitted a murder while he was drunk. (92 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
8.
Real Steel (2011)
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In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. (127 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
9.
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
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The true story of Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines who won his championship only to have his title stripped from him and his mental health problems which he has suffered since. (96 mins.)
 
10.
The Express (2008)
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A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. (130 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
11.
Glory Road (2006)
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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. (118 mins.)
Director: James Gartner
 
12.
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
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The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season. (96 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
 
13.
Eight Men Out (1988)
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A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series. (119 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
14.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
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The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability... (106 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
15.
The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
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The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s. (93 mins.)
Director: Harmon Jones
 
16.
Cool Runnings (1993)
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When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team. (98 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
17.
Waterboys (2001)
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In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen". (91 mins.)
Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
 
18.
The Bad News Bears (1976)
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An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
19.
Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
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The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality. (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
20.
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
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Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces... (76 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
21.
It Happens Every Spring (1949)
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A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery. (87 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
22.
Redline (2009)
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A story about the most popular racing event in the galaxy, the Redline, and the various racers who compete in it. (102 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Koike
 
23.
Fear Strikes Out (1957)
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True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
24.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
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The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team. (112 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
 
25.
Swimming Upstream (2003)
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The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton. (114 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
26.
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
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This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event (119 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
27.
Downhill Racer (1969)
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Quietly cocky Robert Redford joins U.S. ski team as downhill racer and clashes with the team's coach, played by Gene Hackman. Lots of good skiing action leading to an exciting climax. (101 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
28.
The Winning Team (1952)
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Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption. (98 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
 
29.
Angels in the Outfield (1951)
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A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager... (99 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
30.
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
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Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before... (113 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
31.
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
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A self-centered lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek