Legendary 2010

Legendary 2010

Legendary 2010

Legendary 2010
1h 47m | Drama, Sport | 28 September 2010 (USA)

Storyline:

Coming of age in small-town Oklahoma. High schooler Cal Chetley is a brainy beanpole who lives with his widowed mother. Ten years earlier his father, a state wrestling champion, died in a car crash. Cal’s older brother Mike, also a former wrestling champion but now down and out at 28, is estranged from the family. Over the course of a fall and winter, Cal joins the high school wrestling team while searching out Mike to ask for help. Mike rejects the offer, but Cal is persistent. Will Mike accept the challenge or is he destined to let Cal down? Giving advice and encouragement are an enigmatic old man named Red and a quirky friend named Luli. Then, there’s Cal’s mom who must be reckoned with.

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Boys Klub 2001

Boys Klub 2001

Boys Klub 2001

Boys Klub 2001
1h 36m | Comedy, Family | June 2001 (USA)

Storyline:

Mario is a boy in his early teens who has been looking forward to spending the summer on a camping trip with his father. But when dad lands a new job just as school lets out in June, their plans are put on the back burner.

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Lessons of a Dream 2011

Lessons of a Dream 2011

Lessons of a Dream 2011

Lessons of a Dream 2011
Der ganz große Traum (original title)
1h 53m | Drama, Sport | 24 February 2011 (Germany)

Storyline:

An English teacher brings soccer from England to Germany in the late 19th Century by teaching it to his class.

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Cheer Boys 2019

Cheers Boys 2019

Cheers Boys 2019

Cheer Boys 2019
Chia danshi!! (original title)
1h 58m | Sport | 10 May 2019 (Japan)

Storyline:

After suffering from a shoulder injury, shy first-year university student Haruki Bandou gladly takes the opportunity to give up judo, failing to find happiness in the sport regardless of his family owning a dojo. However, he did not expect that his best friend Kazuma Hashimoto would also decide to leave their university’s judo club at the same time as him. Despite Haruki’s protests, Kazuma already has plans for a new and revolutionary activity: a cheerleading team made up of only men. Although heavily reluctant, Haruki ends up helping his friend set up the team. Through sheer determination, and with support from their newfound club members, Haruki and Kazuma persist in founding the Breakers, the first-ever all-male cheerleading team of Meishiin University, slowly making history in spite of the feminine tag attached to the sport of cheerleading and the prejudices, physical challenges, and self-doubts that inevitably follow.

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Run! T High School Basketball Club 2018

Run! T High School Basketball Club 2018

Run! T High School Basketball Club 2018

Run! T High School Basketball Club 2018
Hashire! T-kô Basket bu (original title)
1h 55m | Drama, Sport | 3 November 2018 (Japan)

Storyline:

Yoichi plays basketball at his junior high and is capable. He is granted a scholarship and attends a high school with a superlative basket team. Instead of welcoming the boy the students there decide to bully and harass the new player leading Yoichi to a new high school and basketball team. Expectedly, the basketball team is not the best. The team will have to soon play against the team from the school Yoichi was in before.

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The Bad News Bears 1976

The Bad News Bears 1976

The Bad News Bears 1976

The Bad News Bears 1976
1h 42m | Comedy, Drama, Family | 7 April 1976 (USA)

Storyline:

Former minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker is a lazy, beer swilling swimming pool cleaner who takes money to coach the Bears, a bunch of disheveled misfits who have virtually no baseball talent. Realizing his dilemma, Coach Buttermaker brings aboard girl pitching ace Amanda Whurlizer, the daughter of a former girlfriend, and Kelly Leak, a motorcycle punk who happens to be the best player around. Brimming with confidence, the Bears look to sweep into the championship game and avenge an earlier loss to their nemesis, the Yankees.

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Too Far Away 2019

Too Far Away 2019

Too Far Away 2019

Too Far Away 2019
Zu weit weg (original title)
1h 29min | Drama, Family | 11 October 2019 (Germany)

Storyline:

12yo Ben and his family have to leave their village due to the lignite mining in the western region of Germany. Ben has trouble fitting in his new school and equally new soccer club, while his old friends are already moving on. Then Tariq, a young Syrian, is seated next to him in school, and the two teenagers slowly bond over their shared interests – and shared losses.

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The Pack 2020

The Pack 2020

The Pack 2020

The Pack 2020
Smecka (original title)
1h 34min | Drama, Sport | 8 October 2020 (Czech Republic)

Storyline:

David, a talented 16-year-old-goalie freshly diagnosed with diabetes, joins a new ice-hockey team, the Wolves, where he becomes the outsider, bracing the avalanche of bullying that gradually gains speed.

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