While great sports movies do not come along regularly, every so often one appears that absolutely takes your breath away. Cinema has the ability to take what we all love about sports: the spectacular moments, the drama, the grit, the teamwork and the determination, bringing it all together on the big screen.
Characters from Rudy to Rocky have us cheering on the edge of our seat come game time, yet it is not the games we remember most about sports flicks but the interactions between the characters themselves.
Who doesn't love that moment when the coach gets onto the chair with his team's back against the wall and inspires them to victory? Who doesn't love the look in the protagonist's eyes when he suddenly "turns it" on to mount a comeback?
It is these personable moments, which bridge the gap between the characters and the audience, that lead us to cheer so heartily for our favorite characters to succeed.
Here is a look at seven amazing sports stories with the potential to become the next wave of unbelievable sports movies.