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42 (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: The life story of Jackie Robinson.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Ryan Merriman, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater, Chadwick Boseman. Directed by Brian Helgeland.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Sports

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Against the Ropes (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A female boxing promoter endures and succeeds in the male-dominated sport.
Cast: Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Tony Shaloub, Tim Daly, Kerry Washington. Directed by Charles S. Dutton.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Women

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Ali (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  157 min. 
Plot: A biography of boxing legend Muhammed Ali, from his early days as Cassius Clay to his rise to heavyweight champion.
Cast: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Sports

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Bad News Bears, The (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A grumbling, alcoholic former pitcher gets roped into coaching a team of Little League misfits.
Cast: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Ben Piazza, Vic Morrow, Erin Blunt, Jackie Earle Haley, Gary Lee Cavagnaro, Joyce Van Patten, Jaime Escobedo, Scott Firestone, George Gonzales, Alfred Lutter III, Brett Marx, David Pollock. Directed by Michael Ritchie.
Categories:  Children  Gender  Sports

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Better Off Dead (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A teenager is dumped by his girlfriend while dealing with family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.
Cast: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Diane Franklin, Kim Darby. Directed by Savage Steve Holland.
Categories:  Comedy  Sports  Romance

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Big Lebowski, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: An aging hippie, mistaken for a millionaire with the same name, embarks on a quest of restitution for his soiled oriental rug, enlisting his bowling buddies to help.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, John Turturro. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Comedy  Property  Sports

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Chris Bell.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  Medical

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Black Sunday (1977)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: A deranged war veteran plots to kill thousands of Americans at the Superbowl in Miami by destroying the Goodyear blimp.
Cast: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Bekim Fehmiu. Directed by John Frankenheimer.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  Sports

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Blind Side, The (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A homeless and traumatized boy becomes a football star with the help of a caring family.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinten Aaron,Kathy Bates. Directed by John Lee Hancock.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Sports

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Blood Equity: The Dark Side of America's Biggest Blood Sport (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  63 min. 
Plot: Focuses on the issues facing former NFL Players following their retirement, including their ironic struggle against the NFL Player's Union and the Owners they made rich.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Michael Felix.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports

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Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Based on the dramatic true events behind one of tennis' most famous rivalries.
Cast: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd, Tuva Novotny, Leo Borg, Marcus Mossberg, Jackson Gann. Directed by Janus Metz.
Categories:  Sports  History  Drama

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Boxer, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Nineteen year old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the IRA in Belfast.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox, Ken Stott, Gerard McSorley, Kenneth Cranham. Directed by Jim Sheridan.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Family

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Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson. Directed by S. Craig Zahler.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Criminal Law

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Breaking Away (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Four friends challenge the local college boys in the annual bike race in an attempt to separate themselves from their small town reputation.
Cast: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley. Directed by Peter Yates.
Categories:  Sports  Comedy

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Bull Durham (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson, Robert Wuhl. Directed by Ron Shelton.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Sports

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Caddyshack (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
Cast: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe, Bill Murray. Directed by Harold Ramis.
Categories:  Comedy  Sports  Property

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Chariots of Fire (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 123 min. 
Plot: Two British track athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics; one is a devout Scottish missionary who runs for God, the other is a Jewish student at Cambridge who runs for fame and to escape prejudice. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, John Gielgud. Directed by Hugh Hudson.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Sports

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Color of Money, The (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A former pool player returns to the game and takes on a young protege.
Cast: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Sports  Conflict  Drama

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Creed (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 133 min. 
Plot: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad. Directed by Ryan Coogler.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Family

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Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Story of the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.
Cast: Sean Penn as narrator. Directed by Stacy Peratta.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  History

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Eight Men Out (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A baseball drama about the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal, when members of the Chicago White Sox conspired to tamper with the World Series.
Cast: Charlie Sheen, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, D.B. Sweeney, David Strathairn, Michael Lerner, Clifton James, Studs Terkel. Directed by John Sayles.
Categories:  Sports  Drama  Fraud

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Endless Summer, The (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Two young surfers travel the world in hopes of finding the perfect wave.
Cast: Michael Hynson, Robert August. Directed by Bruce Brown.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  International

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Enter the Dragon (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Cast: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Ahna Capri. Directed by Robert Ckouse.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Sports  Action

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Everybody Wants Some (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Cast: Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Comedy  Sports  Drama

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Fastball (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: Explores the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate, and decipher who threw the fastest pitch ever.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Derek Jeter, Denard Span. Directed by Jonathan Hock.
Categories:  Sports  History  Documentary

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Fences (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson. Directed by Denzel Washington.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Sports

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Field of Dreams (1989)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. 
Plot: Inspired by a mysterious voice, a farmer constructs a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Timothy Busfield. Directed by Phil Alden Robinson.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Banking

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Fighter, The (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: An explosive relationship threatens to take down Micky Ward,a struggling boxer, and his older brother and trainer, Dicky.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee. Directed by David O. Russell.
Categories:  Biography  Family  Sports

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Foxcatcher (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: The fascinating story of the unlikely and tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.
Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave. Directed by Bennett Miller.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Biography  Sports

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Girl Fight (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A teenager on the verge of being kicked out of school begins training as a boxer and discovers her true talent.
Cast: Michelle Rodriguez, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon, Santiago Douglas. Directed by Patrick Cady.
Categories:  Women  Drama  Sports

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Glory Road (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: 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.
Cast: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Jon Voight. Directed by James Gartner.
Categories:  Sports  Education  Racism

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Goon (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: An outcast bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory.
Cast: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill. Directed by Michael Dowse.
Categories:  Comedy  Sports  Family

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Hoop Dreams (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  171 min. 
Plot: The lives of two African American boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Cast: Arthur Agee, William Gates. Directed by Steve James.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports

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Hoosiers (1986)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper. Directed by David Anspaugh.
Categories:  Sports  Education  Drama

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Horse Feathers (1932)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  68 min. B&W
Plot: As the fun-loving president of Huxley College, Groucho tries to keep the student body in line while attempting to keep his own body near a flirtatious floozie.
Cast: Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo), Thelma Todd, David Landau, Florine McKinney. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod.
Categories:  Comedy  Education  Sports

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Hurricane, The (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  144 min. 
Plot: A Brooklyn-born teenager and his Canadian guardians spur an investigation leading to the release of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder decades earlier.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Unger, Liev Schreiber. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  Biography  Sports  Drama

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I, Tonya (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A competitive ice skater rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser, Bobby Cannavale, Bojana Novakovic, Caitlin Carver . Directed by Craig Gillespie.
Categories:  Biography  Criminal Law  Sports

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Jackie Robinson (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours min. 
Plot: Details Jackie's rise from humble beginnings to an American hero and pivotal figure in history.
Cast: Keith David, Jamie Foxx. Directed by Ken Burns.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  Biography

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Jerry Maguire (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: When a sports agent has a moral ephiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent for the only athlete who stays with him.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Renee Zellweger. Directed by Cameron Crowe.
Categories:  Sports  Entertainment  Comedy

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Karate Kid, The (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A handyman and martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue. Directed by John G. Avildsen.
Categories:  Children  Sports  Drama

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Killing, The (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 85 min. B&W
Plot: Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.
Cast: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Organized Crime

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League of Denial (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Investigates the health crisis that threatens NFL players and the long-term fortunes of football.
Cast: Will Lyman as narrator. Directed by Michael Kirk.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  Health

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Leatherheads (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A charming football hero is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums; when the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, he must convince a college football star to join his ragtag ranks.
Cast: George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, John Krasinski, Jonathan Pryce. Directed by George Clooney.
Categories:  Sports  Entertainment  Comedy

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Longest Yard, The (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter. Directed by Robert Aldrich.
Categories:  Comedy  Sports  Drama

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Longest Yard, The (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, James Cromwell, Nelly, William Fichtner, Burt Reynolds. Directed by Robert Aldrich.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Sports  Comedy

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Love & Basketball (2000)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Gowing up playing basketball together, a young couple faces challenges in their relationship and lives.
Cast: Omar Epps, Sanaa Lathan, ALfre Woodward, Dennis Haysbert. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Categories:  Sports  Romance  Family

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Marshall University: Ashes to Glory (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Recounts how Marshall University achieved a great comeback in sports history one year after losing their entire football program in an airplane crash.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Deborah Novak.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  Biography

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Match Point (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for a woman who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
Cast: Brian Cox, Matthew Goode, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Romance  Sports

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Mighty Ducks, The (1992)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A self-centered lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling, Josef Sommer. Directed by Stephen Herek.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Sports

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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 132 min. 
Plot: A determined young woman wins over a hardened trainer in order to establish herself as a boxer.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Sports  Medical  Women

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Moneyball (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: The story of Oakland A's general manager's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright. Directed by Bennett Miller.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Sports

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Murderball (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A film about paraplegics who play full-contact rugby in Mad Max-style wheelchairs.
Cast: Mark Zupan, Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Joe Bishop, Andy Cohn. Directed by Dana Adam Shapiro.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  Disability

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National Velvet (1944)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.
Cast: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp. Directed by Clarence Brown.
Categories:  Drama  Animal  Sports

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Offside (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A group of Iranian girls who attempts to enter Tehran's Azadi Stadium dressed as boys in order to watch a big football match. In Farsi with English subtitles.
Cast: Sima Mobarak Shahi, Safar Samandar, Shayesteh Irani, M. Kheyrabadi, Ida Sadeghi, Golnaz Farmani. Directed by Jafar Panahi.
Categories:  Foreign  Gender  Sports

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On the Waterfront (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. B&W
Plot: An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger. Directed by Elia Kazan.
Categories:  Sports  Employment  Drama

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Pope of Greenwich Village, The (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Two small-time con men find themselves in trouble with both the Mafia and a corrupt police department.
Cast: Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan, Burt Young. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Mystery/Suspense  Sports

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Queen of Katwe (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.
Cast: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyongo. Directed by Mira Nair.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Sports

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Quiet Man, The (1952)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: An American prizefighter returns to Ireland in order to forget the past and live peacefully in his village birthplace.
Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Sports

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Raging Bull (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 129 min. B&W
Plot: An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Sports  Biography  Marital Relations

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Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. B&W
Plot: A boxer at the end of his career ends up back in the ring as a wrestler to save his gambling manager.
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris. Directed by Ralph Nelson.
Categories:  Sports  Entertainment  Health

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Rising from Ashes (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: The impossible triumph of Team Rwanda.
Cast: Moderated by Forest Whitaker. Directed by T. C. Johnstone.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  History

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Rocky (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith. Directed by John G. Avildsen.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Organized Crime

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Rocky Balboa (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia. Directed by Sylvester Stallone.
Categories:  Drama  Sports

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Rudy  (1983)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: After being told he wasn't smart enough to go to Notre Dame, or big enough to play on the football team, Rudy becomes determined to do just that.
Cast: Sean Astin, Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton, Lili Taylor, Robert Prosky. Directed by David Anspaugh.
Categories:  Biography  Sports  Drama

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Seabiscuit (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it, but also those of the nation.
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks. Directed by Gary Ross.
Categories:  Biography  Sports  Drama

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Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A young man discovers boxing as a way of earning quick money, and is discovered as a new talent in the ring.
Cast: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart, sal Mineo. Directed by Robert Wise.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Sports

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Surfwise (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Explores the life of surfer Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz.
Cast: Features Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz. Directed by Doug Pray.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  Family

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Trials of Muhammad Ali, The (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: The legal battles of the great American boxer against being conscripted into the US military during the Vietnam War.
Cast: Muhammad Ali, Rahaman, Ali, Louis Farrakhan ; with archival footage of Malcom X, Elijah Muhammad. Directed by Bill Siegel.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Sports

Law movies
Warrior (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: Two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart.
Cast: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison. Directed by Gavin O'Connor.
Categories:  Action  Sports  Family

Law movies
We Are Marshall (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Ian McShane, Anthony Mackie, Kate Mara. Directed by McG.
Categories:  Sports  Drama

Law movies
Whip It (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: An indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in a nearby city.
Cast: Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Jimmy Fallon, Daniel Stern. Directed by Drew Barrymore.
Categories:  Sports  Women  Drama

Law movies
Wrestler, The (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood. Directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Categories:  Entertainment  Sports  Drama

Law movies
Year My Parents Went on Vacation, The (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: In 1970 Brazil, as the World Cup is about to begin, a boy's parents leave him at his grandfather's apartment where he learns that his grandfather has had a heart attack and died. In Portuguese and Yiddish with English subtitles.
Cast: Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Paulo Autran, Simone Spoladore. Directed by Cao Hamburger.
Categories:  Sports  Entertainment  Children

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.