8. The Express (2008)
Rob Brown portrays Ernie Davis, the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy, in this sports biopic. The film offers a surprisingly realistic look at the racial issues faced by Davis.
7. Seabiscuit (2003)
The player here is a horse named Seabiscuit. While not your typical biopic, the film tells the story of an undersized and overlooked horse that raced during the Great Depression. Tobey Maguire plays Red Pollard, the horse’s most famous jockey who rode him to victory.