With the release of 42 starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, we look back on the best films that told the true stories of athletes that challenged the system. Many greats have overcame adversity to become the legends they are today. Check out who made the list and let us know who we forgot.
10. Invincible (2006)
Mark Wahlberg’s first entry on this list is as Vince Papale, a longtime Eagles fan who makes a go at open tryouts. The 30-year-old player is tested as he attempts to gain the acceptance of the team and the city’s devout fans.
9. Soul Surfer (2011)
The sole female sports biopic on the list is about surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a shark attack. Despite her loss, she refuses to give up surfing. The film starring AnnaSophia Robb was the more, serious and at times cheesier version of Blue Crush. But the story is still a powerful one in itself.