Sometimes real-life events are too good to experience just once.
Hollywood filmmakers agree (see the thousands of "Based On A True Story" movies that have been made)—especially as it relates to sports movies.
When done right, sports stories can lead to big-screen magic. Unbelievable and inspirational all at once.
But the perfect story, those pre-wrapped and ready-made for cinematic exploitation, can be hard to come by. However, few movie executives have let such scarcity bother production.
If the real story isn’t quite good enough, producers and directors will change it until it is.
This slideshow explores 10 sports movies based on true stories that stick perfectly to the script, as well as ones that were spiced up in the most absurd, entertaining fashions possible—ranking them from most to least believable.