Films to Inspire Your Inner Athlete

Watch the latest and greatest in sports films that are both insightful and inspiring.

Good news, football fans! Just this month, the much-awaited biography documentary finally premiered: Ronaldo, a film that takes audiences into the life and story of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sadly, while the film is currently being screened in other luckier parts of the world, it looks like Philippine fans will have to wait a little while longer. So while counting down to the day Ronaldo hits our big screens, you can use the time to watch these other sports films that are just as insightful and inspiring.

 Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter is based on the story of Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter who famously benched his undefeated basketball team to teach them the importance of education.

The Beautiful Game (2012)

The Beautiful Game follows six football athletes across Africa, as they strive to beat the odds, on and off the field.

Touch the Wall (2014)

Touch the Wall documents American swimmers Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce and their journey to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The Long Green Line (2008)

The Long Green Line follows the York Duke’s 2005 Cross Country season as runners gun for their record 25th state title in 50 years.

The Optimists (2013)

The Optimists documents a group of 66 to 98-year old ladies getting ready for their first match in 30 years.

IM Kona (2013)

IM Kona from Black Sessions Films on Vimeo.

IM Kona follows professional triathlete Dirk Bockel, and his journey to the podium at one of the most prestigious triathlon races in the world: Kona.

The Flying Scotsman (2006)

The Flying Scotsman is based on the life and career of Scottish amateur cyclist Graeme Obree as he breaks, loses, and reconquers the world one-hour distance record.

Goal! The Dream Begins (2006)

The rags-to-riches story that spawned two sequels is well worth a look for its look into a young athlete’s journey to learning that sports superstardom isn’t everything.

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