29 Best Movies Like Mcfarland Usa ...

29 Best Movies Like Mcfarland Usa ...

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1. Coach Carter (2005)

2h 16m Drama History

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

2. Glory Road (2006)

1h 58m Drama History

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

3. Miracle (2004)

2h 15m Drama History

When college coach Herb Brooks is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, he brings a unique and brash style to the ice. After assembling a team of hot-headed college all-stars, who are humiliated in an early match, Brooks unites his squad against a common foe: the heavily-favored Soviet team.

4. Facing the Giants (2006)

1h 51m Drama

A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

5. The Blind Side (2009)

2h 9m Drama

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

6. Million Dollar Arm (2014)

2h 4m Drama

In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a fastball but know nothing about the game of baseball. Or America. It’s an incredible and touching journey that will change them all — especially JB, who learns valuable lessons about teamwork, commitment and family.

7. 42 (2013)

30m Comedy Drama War & Politics

Bluestone 42 is a comedy drama about a British bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan. So what’s the average working day for a hero? Make your keen young colleague deal with the boring paperwork? Wind up your fellow employees? Flirt with the new girl on the team? Or deal with an unseen enemy who’s trying to blow you up? Bluestone 42 is a comedy drama about a bunch of soldiers who just happen to be risking their lives diffusing hidden bombs. But who says they can’t have some fun alongside the serious professional stuff? This hilarious and often surprising series follows the adventures of a bunch of diverse characters living and working together at an army base in Afghanistan. This is a show about something easily forgotten; soldiers really enjoy being soldiers, but it’s not just a show for soldiers and it’s not just about the Army: it’s also a show for anybody who has ever fallen in love, experienced status battles at work or had a fear of failure. It is packed with the lively workmate banter and relationship minefields that most people will recognise. Even if they don’t face danger on a daily basis...

8. October Sky (1999)

1h 48m Family Drama

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

9. Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)

1h 47m Drama

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

10. Remember the Titans (2000)

1h 53m Drama

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

11. Crooked Arrows (2012)

1h 35m Drama

A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.

12. Gridiron Gang (2006)

2h 5m Drama Action Crime

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

13. Radio (2003)

1h 49m Drama

High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

14. Pride (2007)

1h 44m Drama

In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are against them as they battle rigid rules, racism and more.

15. Rudy (1993)

1h 54m Drama History

Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team.

16. Cinderella Man (2005)

2h 24m Romance Drama History

The true story of boxer Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s following his retirement, makes a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

17. Hoosiers (1986)

1h 54m Drama Family

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.

18. When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

1h 55m Drama

A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.

19. Invincible (2006)

1h 10m Action & Adventure Comedy Drama

Choi Kang is a high school dropout with no goals and no future. Until one day he finds himself recruited into the elite Korea Secret Agency...

20. Stand and Deliver (1988)

1h 43m Drama

Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus students.

21. We Are Marshall (2006)

2h 4m Drama

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

22. The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

2h Drama

A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.

23. Gracie (2007)

1h 37m Drama

A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.

24. The Express (2008)

2h 10m Drama

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

25. The Karate Kid (2010)

2h 20m Action Adventure Drama Family

Twelve-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

26. Without Limits (1998)

1h 57m Drama Romance

The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.

27. Secretariat (2010)

2h 3m Drama

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

28. Believe in Me (2006)

2h 11m Drama Family

In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.

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