This list is for underrated sports films, obviously.
The Perfect Game
Dream for the fences.
Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.
Once in a very long time, a film “based on a true story” is both true, and almost too good to be a story. Perhaps anticipating any suspicion, William Dear intercuts newsreel footage from 1957 with “The Perfect Game,” frequently piping into the past for black and white, and then segueing into the color of the present day. These players really lived, and this game was really played.
The film begins in Monterrey, Mexico, seen here as an impoverished town with many baseball fans, who follow the Brooklyn Dodgers on the radio with nearly religious intensity. We meet young Angel Macias (Jake T. Austin), who aims at a bucket fastened to a wall as a strike zone and dreams of…
A baseball film full of fun for the whole family, based on a true story. Definitely recommended for everyone who isn't a film snob but is simply looking for wholesome entertainment.
This was a really good movie and too bad it did not get as much publicity as it should have. I only decided to watch it for Patricia Manterola, one of the actresses in the movie; but being a Disney Channel fan, it helped that Moises Arias and Jake T Austin from Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place were in it. It really is just one of those feel good kind films that is perfect for family film day.
- Fat City
- Breaking Away
- Whip It
- Zidane - A 21st Century Portrait
- The Natural
- Field of Dreams
- Bull Durham
- The Pride of the Yankees
- Major League
"Relax, all right? Don't try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls…
- Poolhall Junkies
- Safety Not Guaranteed
- The Artist
- God Bless America
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