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Top 5 Sports Movies Depicting Great Coaches

Top 5 Sports Movies Depicting Great Coaches


Sports has been around for a very, very long time, and so have movies. There are many great movies from many different genres. Sports films have been very successful because they combine so many different genres. The best ones feature the coach representing the heart and soul of the team to help the viewer become invested in their success like a real game.
The coach is usually the most important character in a sports movie. Viewers need to connect with the top players on the team, but the character who has a coaching position is typically the one to rally them together. A good coach figure is enough to have a story of this person getting the team on the same page and motivating them to having bigger success. Find out which ones stand out the most.

5.McFarland, USA

It was initially released in 2015. This movie is based on a true story, where track coach Jim White joins a high school in California’s Central Valley, predominantly populated by Latinos. White develops a unique bond with his students and transforms them from a small team to championship contenders. The film demonstrates the importance of strong family ties, work ethic, and commitment as values in athletes. The only problem it faced is McFarland depicts the true lives of young Mexican American high school students and their struggle with poverty and finding the motivation to reach their dreams, while simultaneously showcasing the difficulty White encounters with understanding an entirely different culture.
Theatrically this movie earned
Domestic Box Office collection – $44,480,275
International Box Office collection – $1,227,649
Worldwide Box Office collection – $45,707,924.

4. Rebound

Coach Roy McCormick is the main protagonist of the 2005 sports comedy film Rebound. He is a basketball coach who constantly lets his anger get the best of him. He was played by Martin Lawrence. the star Martin Lawrence as the head coach of a basketball team is likely going to end in disaster. Lawrence’s comedy is often a slam dunk, but Rebound was an airball with the abysmal Rotten Tomatoes score of 14% positive reviews.

Roy McCormick loses his job as a college basketball coach for various moments of losing his temper negatively impacted the game. The story sees McCormick rediscovering his love for basketball by coaching his old junior high team. No coach struggles such a drop in drastic fashion without having a reputation as the worst in his field.
Theatrically it earned:
The film opened on July 1, 2005, and grossed $5,033,848 in its opening weekend, hitting #7; by the end of its run, the film had grossed $16,809,014 domestically and $683,000 internationally for a worldwide total of $17,492,014.

3. Remember The Titans

It was initially released at 2001
High school football is a way of life in Virginia and in 1971, a local school board was forced to integrate an all-black school with an all-white school, testing the very foundation of football’s greatest tradition. Herman Boone starred by Denzel Washington was appointed as the new coach of a high school football team. Both the players and coaches must rise above the racial prejudice, win ball games and ensure that everyone will remember them! This story is truly inspiring and certainly entertaining.
Theatrically it earned:
DOMESTIC (84.6%)

2. Miracle

it was initially released in 2004. The miracle is based on a true story about the United States men’s ice hockey team lead by coach Herb Brooks. The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet squad. The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet squad. Brooks is a player-turned-coach who leads the team to a victory over the undefeatable Russian squad, completing one of the biggest upsets in sports history, thus it was dubbed the “Miracle on Ice”.
Theatrically This movie earned:
DOMESTIC (99.9%)

1. Coach Carter

It was Initially released in 2005. The classic of all time Based on a true-life story, Ken Carter played by Samuel L.Jackson was once a star player in Richmond High School Basketball. Years later, he returns to the basketball team as the head coach to get the team into shape. Dismayed by his player’s poor attitude and dismal performance, Carter sets to change their fate with tough rules and academic discipline and succeeds in changing their fortunes. However, his team started to get overconfident and their academic results start to stray. Carter canceled all team activities and locks the court until the team shows acceptable academic improvements. His actions were a subject of controversy among parents and were picked up by the local media. Carter stuck to his guns, determined to show the boys need to remain grounded to have a good future.
Theatrically it earned:
DOMESTIC (87.7%)

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Written by Aldewaan Mahto

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