Most Popular "Underdog" Titles
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1. McFarland, USA (2015)
PG | 129 min | Drama, Sport
A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
2. Warrior (2011)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.
3. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
4. Stand by Me (1986)
R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
5. Sky High (2005)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.
6. Bleed for This (2015)
Biography, Drama, Sport | Post-production
The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
7. Hairspray (2007)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
8. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
9. Flashdance (1983)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Music
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.
10. Rocky (1976)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
11. Planet of the Apes (2001)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.
12. Veronica Mars (2004–2007)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.
13. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sport
A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.
14. The Karate Kid (1984)
PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family
A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
16. The Fighter (I) (2010)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
17. Babe (1995)
G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.
18. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Music
The sisters come back to Delores's show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of students in their parochial school which is doomed for closure. One of the girls... See full summary »
19. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
21. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In the Valley of Peace, Po the Panda finds himself chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite the fact that he is obese and a complete novice at martial arts.
22. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism by running off to Germany with a football team (soccer in America).
23. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
24. A Time to Kill (1996)
R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the K.K.K.
25. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
PG-13 | 99 min | Biography, Drama
In order to support her ten children, Evelyn Ryan (Moore) enters a commercial jingle-writing contest. Based on a true story.
27. Miracle (2004)
PG | 135 min | Drama, History, Sport
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.
28. Rocky Balboa (2006)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport
Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.
29. Here Comes the Boom (2012)
PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Sport
A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.
30. Lords of Dogtown (2005)
PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.
31. Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.
32. Rocky IV (1985)
PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport
After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
33. Cinderella Man (2005)
PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
34. The Bad News Bears (1976)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
35. Planes (2013)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race.
36. Rocky V (1990)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport
Reluctantly retired from boxing and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him; As the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.
37. Turbo (2013)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.
38. Glory Road (2006)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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.
39. Rocky III (1982)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky has been holding the title as the heavyweight champion until he is defeated by a brutal challenger, and now must regain his fighting spirit through a big rematch, trained by an unlikely ally: his old nemesis Apollo Creed.
40. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
R | 90 min | Comedy
At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self respect.
41. Blue Crush (2002)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.
42. Major League (1989)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Sport
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
43. Rocky II (1979)
PG | 119 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.
45. Tekken (2010)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jin Kazama witnesses the death of his mother Jun by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. After finding a Tekken ID he decides to seek out vengeance for his mother's death.
46. Seabiscuit (2003)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport
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.
47. Stand and Deliver (1988)
PG | 103 min | Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
48. Invincible (2006)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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.
49. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sport
A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.
50. The Rainmaker (1997)
PG-13 | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An idealistic young lawyer and his cynical partner take on a powerful law firm representing a corrupt insurance company.