Sports Movies

Thrilling sports films, many based on actual events, are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history launches him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

A young fighter who never knew his father heads to Philadelphia, the site of his father’s legendary world heavyweight championship bout with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.

McFarland, USA
In 1987, novice runners from an economically challenged town in California overcome the odds to build a championship cross-country team.

Draft Day
On the day of the NFL draft, Cleveland’s general manager has a chance to trade the number one pick and must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection.

In 1946, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers took a stand against Major League Baseball’s color line when he signed Jackie Robinson to the team, a deal that put both men in the crosshairs of the public, the press and other players.

The Mighty Macs
In the early 1970’s, the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college steered her team to their first national championship.

The Oakland A’s general manager successfully put together a baseball club on a budget employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

An ex-Marine returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh to train for a Mixed Martial Arts tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport.

The Perfect GameThe Perfect Game
After his career is cut short, a major league baseball player returns to his native Mexico and leads a group of impoverished kids to the 1957 Little League World Series.

Hosting the Rugby World Cup in 1995, Nelson Mandela encourages the captain of South Africa’s low-ranked national rugby team to inspire his teammates with the slogan, “One Team, One Nation.”

The Wrestler
Decades past his prime, a once-headlining professional wrestler is offered a high-profile rematch with his 1980’s arch-nemesis.

We Are MarshallWe Are Marshall
When a jet carrying small West Virginia college town’s football team crashes into the Appalachian Mountains killing everyone on board, a young coach is determined to rebuild the program.

Wondrous Oblivion
The eleven-year-old son of a traditional Jewish family dreams of being a cricket star during the racial and cultural turbulence of 1960’s South London.

After WWI, a charming, brash football hero attempts to move the struggling sport into the nation’s attention.

A big-wave surfer on the North Shore of Oahu strives to make a comeback after nearly drowning in a competition.

The Greatest Game Ever Played
In 1913, two economically and socially disadvantaged young men meet in one of the most exciting U.S. Open golf championship events of the 20th century.

Cinderella Man
A fighter during the Great Depression triumphs against all odds over heavyweight champ Max Baer in 1935.

During the golden age of Formula One racing in the 1970’s, English playboy James Hunt rivaled structured, intelligent opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda.

August 5, 2016