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  • Hoosiers

    Gene Hackman stars as a high school basketball coach who takes his small-town Indiana team to the state championship finals (1986). more...
  • I Am Ali (PG)

    The title of this Muhammad Ali profile overcompensates for his absence from the project, though the legendary athlete has permitted writer-director Clare Lewins to sample the many cassette tapes of personal phone conversations that he recorded over the years. more...
  • Knucklehead (PG-13)

    This sports comedy with World Wrestling Entertainment star the Big Show (aka Paul Wight) is so stupid it makes TV wrestling look highbrow. more...
  • McFarland, USA
  • McFarland, USA (PG)

    At this point the inspirational coach drama has become as ritualistic as the Catholic mass, but it's also developed an admirable social agenda of breaking down racial divisions, which is exemplified by this heartwarming Disney release. more...
  • The Mighty Macs (G)

    The new basketball coach at an all-girls Catholic school aims to take the downtrodden team to the national championship in this 2009 drama by Tim Chambers. more...
  • Million Dollar Arm
  • Million Dollar Arm (PG)

    You'd never guess this Disney sports drama was scripted by Thomas McCarthy, writer-director of such meaty independent releases as The Visitor (2007) and Win Win (2011); it's a completely by-the-numbers affair about a sports-marketing agent (Jon Hamm) who sets out to recruit major-league baseball players from India but learns the sturdy lesson that sports should be fun instead of an exercise in moneygrubbing. more...
  • Miracle (PG)

    The title refers to the U.S. hockey team's surprising victory over the Soviet Union in the 1980 winter Olympics, though nothing about this 2004 Disney drama surprised me except its length—135 minutes—which somehow permits neither adequate characterization of the players nor incisive treatment of the game strategy. more...
  • Moneyball (PG-13)

    Michael Lewis's best seller Moneyball chronicled the remarkable 2002 season of the Oakland Athletics, when general manager Billy Beane, hoping to overcome the payroll gap between his team and the richest teams in baseball, began using complex statistical formulae to find undervalued ballplayers. more...
  • Pool of Princesses

    This 2006 documentary by Bettina Blumner focuses on three Berlin teenage girls who have known each other since childhood. more...