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Here Are The 9 Best Sports Movies Streaming On Disney+

Here Are The 9 Best Sports Movies Streaming On Disney+

Disney+ launches in this part of the world tomorrow, March 24th, and we can't wait to get stuck into it. There will be no shortage of options to keep us entertained in the comings months.

Original series such as The Mandalorian have been earning rave reviews in the United States, while a large backlog of classic animated movies, including those from Pixar, will also be available.

There's also plenty for the sports fans. Here's some of the best sports movies on Disney+:

Cool Runnings

What a flick. Cool Runnings is one of the most iconic movies of the 1990s, telling the story of the Jamaican bobsled team at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

You don't need us to tell you how good this one is. Even if you've seen 100 times, you're definitely going to end up watching it again.

The Rookie

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Released in 2002, The Rookie stars Dennis Quaid as a high school baseball coach who promises his team that he will try out for the major leagues if they manage to make the play-offs.

To everyone's surprise, he signs a deal with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The movie follows his journey in the minor league as he tries to earn a shot at the big time. It has a rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes and looks like it could be a decent watch.

Remember the Titans

Another movie a lot of you will be familiar with, Remember the Titans is one of the more popular American Football movies in this part of the world.

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Set in 1971, Denzel Washington stars as a high school coach who takes over a team that will be racially integrated for the first time after two previously separate schools are combined.

Based on a true story, the film gives a fascinating portrayal of the racial tensions present in the country at the time.

The Might Ducks trilogy

Three absolutely unbelievable movies, and we won't have anyone tell us any different. Who doesn't need more Gordon Bombay in their lives? We know we certainly do.

The Might Ducks is a cracking watch, and the two sequels also bring plenty of entertainment value. We can't wait to binge watch all three.

Glory Road

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Similar enough to Remember the Titans, Glory Road is based around a racially integrated basketball team in the 1960s.

Based on a true story, Texas Western coach Don Haskins played the first ever all-black starting line-up in collegiate basketball. Despite outside pressures, their journey eventually culminates with a deep run in the NCAA tournament.

The Greatest Game Ever Played

It's easy to forget that Shia la Boeuf was a Disney mainstay back in the day, and The Greatest Game Ever Played was perhaps his finest contribution.

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It tells the story of Francis Ouimet, a young golfer who must break down well-established class boundaries in his bid to reach the top of the sport in 1913. In an attempt to become the first amateur to win the US Open, he goes toe-to-toe with the man who inspired him to take up the sport, British golfer Harry Vardon.

Million Dollar Arm

The most recent release to be included, Million Dollar Arm stars Mad Men's Jon Hamm as a desperate agent who heads to India to try and convince some of the country's budding cricket talent to make the switch to baseball.

Invincible

You classic underdog story, Invincible sees 30-year old Vince Papale (Mark Wahlberg) go to an open tryout for NFL team the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1970s.

He impresses scouts enough to earn a shot at making the team, being invited to training camp. Based on a true story from the 1970s, this is definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it before.

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Miracle

The USA's ice hockey victory over the USSR in the 1980 Winter Olympics is one of those most famous upsets on that side of the Atlantic, offering the inspiration for this 2004 film.

Despite hosting the event on home soil, the USA entered as major underdogs due to the fact that their team consisted mostly of amateur players. The USSR had won the last four gold medals and was made up of a team of experienced pros.

No prizes for guessing what happened next.

You can find a full list of everything available on Disney+ here.

SEE ALSO: The 10 Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

Gary Connaughton

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