Sports Movies 2021: New & Upcoming Sports Movies 2021 List

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American Underdog

American Underdog tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film centers on Warner’s unique story and years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player – but just when his dreams seemed all but out of reach, it is only with the support of his wife, Brenda (Anna Paquin) and the encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world the champion that he already is. American Underdog is an uplifting story that demonstrates that anything is possible when you have faith, family and determination.
Zachary Levi, Dennis Quaid, Andrew Erwin, Kevin Downes, David Aaron Cohen, Virginia Madsen, Adam Baldwin, Chance Kelly
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Bruised

Jackie is a single mother working two jobs and a disgraced MMA fighter who has been up against the ropes her entire life. When the authorities threaten to take her young son away from her, she must get back in the cage for one last chance to fight for redemption and give her son the life she always wanted.
Michelle Rosenfarb, Basil Iwanyk, Linda Gottlieb, Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Marcella Lentz-Pope, Guymon Casady, Stephen McKinley Henderson

King Richard

Despite having no tennis background, Richard Williams overcomes tremendous hardship, skepticism and his own troubled past to raise two of tennis' greatest players, Serena and Venus Williams.
Will Smith, Dylan McDermott, Jon Bernthal, Susie Abromeit, Zach Baylin, Saniyya Sidney, Aunjanue Ellis, Reinaldo Marcus Green
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Bruised

Jackie is a single mother working two jobs and a disgraced MMA fighter who has been up against the ropes her entire life. When the authorities threaten to take her young son away from her, she must get back in the cage for one last chance to fight for redemption and give her son the life she always wanted.
Michelle Rosenfarb, Basil Iwanyk, Linda Gottlieb, Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Marcella Lentz-Pope, Guymon Casady, Stephen McKinley Henderson

National Champions

A star quarterback ignites a players strike hours before the biggest game of the year in order to fight for fair compensation, equality and respect for the student-athletes who put their bodies and health on the line for their schools.
Lil Rel Howery, Basil Iwanyk, J.K. Simmons, Stephan James, Alexander Ludwig, Ric Roman Waugh, Adam Mervis, Brendon Boyea
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Schumacher

Fully supported by Michael Schumacher’s family, Schumacher features rare interviews and previously undisclosed archival footage and draws a very sensitive yet critical portrait of the seven-time World Champion. The documentary explores the many facets that made and define this complex athlete and accompanies him on his meteoric rise in this challenging and dangerous sport, which is followed by millions worldwide. His strong will and triumphant fight to win against all odds put Michael Schumacher at the centre of global attention. Michael Schumacher’s journey has captured the imagination of millions, but there is a lot more than motor racing to the success of this very private man. However, it is not only his fighting spirit and striving for perfection that define Michael Schumacher as a person; his self-doubt and insecurities complete the picture of a sensitive and reflected man. At the heart of Michael’s story are his parents, his children and Corinna Schumacher, his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life. They are now ready to tell his story…
Michael Wech, Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Welcome to the Jam! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.
Don Cheadle, Malcolm D. Lee, LeBron James, Khris Davis, Ryan Coogler, Justin Lin, Kath Soucie, Xosha Roquemore

Under the Stadium Lights

Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) star in this inspirational true story of a small town high school football team who beat all the odds to win their state championship. After a crushing defeat ended their prior season, everyone counted the Abilene Eagles out of title contention. Facing doubts and personal challenges both on and off the field, it will take the guidance of their team chaplain (Gibson) and a surrogate father figure (Fishburne) for them to realize what they can achieve when they stand united as a team. In this uplifting underdog story, the Abilene Eagles will once again soar in an incredible comeback that will be forever remembered in sports history.
Laurence Fishburne, Milo Gibson, Todd Randall, John Collins, Hamid Torabpour, Abigail Hawk, Acoryé White, Carter Redwood

12 Mighty Orphans

The true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up his privileged position to teach and coach at the orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football. Over the course of their winning season, these ultimate underdogs became an inspiration to their city, state, and entire nation.
Heath Freeman, Robert Duvall, Tyler Silva, Michael De Luca, Luke Wilson, Ty Roberts, Vinessa Shaw, Carlson Young

American Fighter

Desperate for cash to save his deathly ill mother, college wrestler Ali enters the hidden world of underground fighting. Ali shows promise but, lacking skills, he gets beaten bloody. Duke, a troubled handler, takes pity on the boy and trains him to be a fierce competitor—but is it enough to make Ali a winner?
Tommy Flanagan, Christina Moore, Shaun Paul Piccinino, Sean Patrick Flanery, Allison Paige, George Kosturos, Bryan Craig