Monday's Edge List: Top 5 Inspirational Sports Movies
Number Five -- The Miracle
This is the story of one of the greatest sports moments in American history. Heading into the medal round of the 1980 Winter Olympics, the young American hockey team was a massive underdog. The American team inspired the nation as they pulled off an epic upset for the ages on their way to a gold medal.
Number Four -- The Rookie
This one's a true story of a high school science teacher and baseball coach who tries out at a Major League Baseball camp and is offered a chance to pitch in the big leagues. He gets empowered to follow his dreams, and spends two seasons in the MLB.
Number Three - Hoosiers
When a new coach arrives to lead a rural high school basketball team, the community nearly drives the coach out. But the team finds itself and starts performing better than ever, even making it to the state finals and securing the win, against all odds.
Number Two -- Rudy
This is the true story of a kid who realizes his lifelong dream of being on the University of Notre Dame football team. Overcoming all the odds, Rudy is allowed to suit up for the final game of his senior year, inspiring everyone with a quarterback sack in the final moments of the game, securing the team's victory.
Number One -- Rocky
The classic tale of a small-time Philadelphia boxer who is given the chance of a life-time to fight for the heavyweight championship of the world. Rocky, the most inspirational sports movie of all time.