20 Of The Best Sports Movies Based On True Events

There’s never a dull moment in the sports realm. Hollywood knows this, and that’s why audiences are always gifted with spectacular sports films. Remember the Titans, Glory Road, and many more have touched the hearts of fans globally. Whether it’s the underlying message in the movie or the chills you receive from the captivating drama, this genre is sure to have you invested. Things are even better when they’re based on actual events. Which sports movie based on a true story is your favorite?

The Blind Side (2009)

Michael Oher was just 16 years old when his life changed forever. He went from living with a drug-addicted mother to becoming a professional football player in the span of a few years. Michael has one special family and a few others to thank for propelling him towards the life he lives today.

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Warner Bros. Pictures

The 2009 movie The Blind Side starred Quinton Aaron as Michael “Big Mike” Oher, a high school student at Briarcrest Christian School who was rescued from poverty and taken in by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and Sean Tuohy (Tim McGraw). Big Mike became a highly sought-after prospect in college football and wound up playing for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens.