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Soul Surfer is an American sports film that was released in 2011. It featured the story of Bethany Hamilton, an American professional surfer who survived a shark attack, leaving her left arm bitten off. Directed by Sean McNamara, the film specifically centered on the struggles that Bethany had to go through as an athlete following the incident.
Written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant, Finding Forester is a 2000 American drama film that centered on the life of a black American teenager named Jamal Wallace, who befriended William Forrester who happened to be an antisocial writer. The film received generally positive response from critics and was given a score of 73% by Rotten Tomatoes.
A League of Their Own
Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty and Rosie O’Donnell, A League of their Own was released in 1992 as an American comedy-drama film telling a fictional account of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). It was directed by Penny Marshall and was generally a commercial success, grossing more than $107 million in the United States alone. It was preserved by the Library of Congress in the US National Film Registry because of its historical and cultural significance.
A 2005 American drama film, Cinderella Man was titled after the nickname of James J. Braddock, an Irish-American heavyweight boxing champion. The movie was inspired by the story of his life, which began to turn around after he had been forced to give up his boxing career because of his broken arm.
Remember the Titans
Directed by Boaz Yakin and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Remember the Titans is an American sports movie that was released in 2000 and was inspired from a screenplay written by Gregory Allen Howard. The film was a retelling of the story of African American coach Herman Boone, who struggled to unite the racially divided team of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. The movie explored significant social issues such as racism among athletes and grossed more than $115,000,000 in the United States with about $140,000,000 internationally.