The top ten sport films of the 21st century

By Zach Levatino,

Sports run through the veins of nearly every American citizen. Thus, sports films have become very popular over the past decade or so. With that said, these films are never really about the sport so much as the hidden meaning. Every film on the following list is famous for the obstacle the main characters had to overcome. Whether it is racism, equality or fighting for survival, every film has an underlying theme that truly makes the movie.

With the list focusing on the 21st century, the options were limited, but a lot of great films were still unable to make the list such as The Blind Side (2009) and Friday Night Lights (2004). Also, only one sports film in the 21st century has won an Oscar – The Fighter (2010) for best supporting actress and best supporting actor.

Anyway, for anyone who claims to be a big sports fan and movie lover, you should make an effort to see all of the following films. Without further ado, these are the 10 best sports films of the 21st century.



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