Published On: Apr 04 2013 01:45:41 PM CDTUpdated On: Apr 11 2013 08:33:09 AM CDT
As "42," a movie that tells the story of Jackie Robinson's career, hits theaters take a look at some other movies that told the true stories of some athletes.
Miracle (2004) - Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.
Seabiscuit (2003) - True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) - A golf drama based on the true story of the 1913 US Open, where 20-year-old Francis Ouimet defeated his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman, Harry Vardon.
Cinderella Man (2005) - The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
The Rookie (2002) - A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.
Moneyball (2011) - Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
The Fighter (2010) - A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
Friday Night Lights (2004) - Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.
Radio (2003) - The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man whom he took under his wing.
Coach Carter (2005) - Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.
Remember the Titans (2000) - The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
We Are Marshall (2006) - When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Invincible (2006) - Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.
A League of Their Own (1992) - Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Rudy (1993) - Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
Hoosiers (1986) - A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
Blind Side (2009) - Based on the story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a loving woman and her family.