Movies with a sporty theme.

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The Blind Side
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RATED PG-13
DVD B

Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) knows little about family. Less about football. What the homeless teen knows are the streets and projects of Memphis. Well-to-do Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) knows little about his world. Yet when she and Michael meet, he’s found a home. And the Tuohys have found something just as life-changing: a beloved new son and brother. This real-life story of family and of Michael’s growth into a blue-chip football star will have you cheering with its mix of gridiron action and heartwarming emotion. Share the remarkable journey of the college All-American and first-round NFL draft pick who was a winner before he ever stepped onto the playing field.


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Dogtown and Z-Boys
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RATED PG-13
DVD 796.22 DOG

The story of a gang of discarded kids who virtually revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive style, awe-inspiring moves and street smarts, and in the process, transforming youth culture forever. Captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice’s Dogtown, a tough “locals only” beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing, who used abandoned swimming pools to sharpen their skills.


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The Express
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RATED PG
DVD E

Ernie Davis was born in New York and raised in poverty. He overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become an unstoppable running back for the Syracuse Orangemen. With the guidance of coach Ben Schwartzwalder, Ernie would develop from an impressive high school athlete into a college legend. Ernie would become the first black to win the Heisman Trophy. Refusing to play by the unspoken racist rules of the day, Ernie broke through one barrier after another to alter the way football fans looked at black men. Following his draft by the NFL, he was struck by a terrible blow in the prime of his life. Ernie would join the ranks of black pioneers who inspired a civil rights movement that smashed barriers on and off the playing field.


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The First Saturday in May
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RATED PG-13
SPORTS DVD 798.4 FIR

The Hennegan brothers follow six trainers from varying parts of the country on their prize 2005 horses’ journeys through various graded stakes to the Kentucky Derby. Both joy and heartbreak are present in this film, often shown by the same trainers and their families, concerning their horses’ stances going into, coming out of, and after the Derby (if they even make it).


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Glory Road
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RATED PG
DRA DVD G

Don Haskins, a future Hall of Fame coach of tiny Texas Western University, bucks convention by simply starting the best players he can find: history’s first all-African American lineup.


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Invictus
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RATED PG-13
DVD I

Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.


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The Mighty Macs
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RATED G
DRA DVD M

In the early ‘70s, Cathy Rush became the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team had no gym or uniforms, and the school was in danger of being sold, Coach Rush steered her girls to their first national championship.


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More Than a Game
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RATED PG
SPORTS BASKETBALL DVD 796.323 MOR

Follows Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish high school basketball team (featuring five future NBA players, including superstar LeBron James) as they win their way to national acclaim.


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On a Clear Day
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RATED PG-13
DVD O

The inspirational and triumphant story of a man who defies great odds and takes on a monumental challenge. This heartwarming tale of determination is an uplifting and humorous film.


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Remember the Titans
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RATED PG
DRA DVD R

In 1971, after leading his team to fifteen winning seasons, football coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone. How these two men overcome their differences, and turn a group of hostile young men into champions, plays out in a triumphant story full of soul and spirit. Based on a true story.


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Riding Giants
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RATED PG-13
DVD 797.32 RID

A multigenerational insider’s look at the origins of surfing, the colorful and subversive birth of surf culture, and the mythology and lure of the big wave. Explore big wave surfing from its early Hawaiian roots to its current status as a recreational lifestyle enjoyed worldwide.


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Rocky
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RATED PG
DRA DVD R

Rocky Balboa, a club fighter seemingly going nowhere, gets his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner when fate puts him in the ring with the world heavyweight champion.


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The Rookie
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RATED G
FAM DVD R

The studio that brought you Remember The Titans presents another unforgettable film based on a true story. High school coach Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid) thought his dream was over. He’d had his shot playing baseball, blew out his shoulder, and retired without ever reaching the big leagues. Then, in 1999, he made a bet with his perpetually losing team: If they won the district championship, Morris – who threw a 98 mph fastball – would try out for the majors. The team went from worst to first, and Jim was soon on the road to becoming the oldest rookie in the major leagues.


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Rudy
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RATED PG
DRA DVD R

Although people have told Rudy all his life he’s not good enough, smart enough or big enough, nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame.


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Secretariat
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RATED PG
DRA DVD S

Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion.


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Soul Surfer
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RATED PG
DRA DVD S

Teen surfer Bethany Hamilton loses her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcomes all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.


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