Top Sports Movies To Watch

Sports fans need a break from game action every once in a while. After all, keeping a constant eye on NBA standings as the playoffs approach can become a full-time endeavor. These upcoming movies for 2023 are a great option for sports fans looking to take a break from the usual day-to-day action in the NBA and other major sports leagues.

Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World

The film Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World tells the story of former boxing heavyweight champion George Foreman. This movie is a true biopic starring Khris Davis as Foreman, Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker, Jasmine Mathews, and Sullivan Jones.

The movie centers on one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history, chronicling Foreman’s life from Olympic Gold medalist to becoming the oldest heavyweight champion. Additionally, the film discusses a near-death experience that led to Foreman’s transformational spiritual awakening. 

The film is set for release on April 28, 2023. It is a must-watch for boxing lovers and sports fans in general.

Sweetwater

Basketball fans will love Sweetwater. The film focuses on Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton’s journey in becoming the first African-American player to sign a professional NBA contract. 

This uplifting movie showcases how African-American players would go on to revolutionize basketball.

The film stars Everett Osborne as Nat Clifton, Golden Globe winner Cary Elwes, and a solid cast of stars in Jeremy Piven, Richard Dreyfuss, Kevin Pollak, and Eric Roberts. The move is set for release on April 14, 2023.

White Men Can’t Jump

White Men Can’t Jump became an instant success in 1992. The original film starred Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, making the unlikely duo a sensation. Thirty years later, the film is back with a fresh twist. Sinqua Walls and Jack Harlow team up to give basketball fans a good laugh.

Fans of the original movie will find a wonderful, down-to-earth flick reflecting on the main characters’ real-life struggles. This movie is a must-see for basketball fans and film buffs alike. The film is set to open on May 19, 2023.

It Ain’t Over

What could be better than a baseball documentary? In It Ain’t Over, stars Billy Crystal and Bob Costas take a deep dive into Yankees’ Hall of Fame legend Lawrence “Yogi” Berra.

 Berra became an American cultural icon due to his clever and humorous phrases. However, he was also an accomplished Major League catcher, leading the Yankees to several remarkable championship seasons, including catching Don Larsen’s World Series perfect game.

The film is set for May 12, 2023. It’s a must-see for baseball fans and American culture lovers. This documentary is well worth the time at one hour and thirty-eight minutes.

The Hill

While on the subject of baseball movies, The Hill, starring Dennis Quaid, portrays the true story of Rickey Hill, a traveling pastor and sandlot baseball legend. The story chronicles Hill’s dream to play pro baseball. However, Hill must overcome physical ailments to live his life’s dream. 

Ultimately, Hill’s efforts bring him closer to his father, who had opposed Hill’s pursuit of professional baseball due to his health issues. This inspiring film is set for release on August 18, 2023. It’s a great option for sports fans and moviegoers looking for an uplifting story.

Next Goal Wins

Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi gets behind the camera for Next Goal Wins. The film tells the story of the American Samoa soccer club’s 31-0 loss to Australia in 2001. 

The game marked the worst defeat in World Cup qualifying history, leading the team’s small island nation to search for answers. As the 2014 World Cup qualifying season came around, the team hired a maverick coach looking to turn things around.

Next Goal Wins is set for release on September 22, 2023. It stars Michael Fassbender and Oscar Knightley. Fans looking for an entertaining, fast-paced film will love Next Goal Wins.

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