6. Cinderella Man (2005)
In this rags to riches story, Russell Crowe portrays James Braddock, a boxer who makes an unlikely climb back into the contenders list when he returns to boxing. His journey becomes an inspiration for those suffering in the Great Depression.
5. The Rookie (2002)
This baseball biopic tells the story of Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid) who after giving up on his dream of playing professional baseball becomes a teacher and coach. But then at the age of 35 he is pushed to try out for the Major Leagues.