Football season is well under way; Baseball post season has already begun wowing us; Hockey has hit the ice; and Basketball preseason just sprung into action. Fall is one of the most exciting times of the year for you sports lovers. So in celebration of everything sports, we’re streaming an almost endless collection of sports films in the BIGSTAR library – Starting with these six truly inspiring movies…
Oh and for you Soccer, Rugby and Surfing fanatics, we’ve included something just for you as well!
A BAREFOOT DREAM
In the tradition of feel good sports films like Bending It Like Beckham or The Mighty Ducks, A Barefoot Dream is a classic underdog turned hero story about soccer. The twist: these underdogs are barefoot Indonesian children – And their coach: an entreprenurial former soccer player trying to sell them shoes on a flexible installment plan. Foreign and funny, heart tugging and action packed, A Barefoot Dream will truly have you cheering from your couch rooting on these amazing characters.
A truly inspiring sports drama, Forever Strong is a film that was 21 years in the making. Depicting the life of a young Highland Rugby player and his evolution from a delinquency to maturity, the events portrayed in this movie were based on actual events. Unusually, the main characters are actually based on, and named after, real players, coaches and family members. Part coming of age story, part redemption story, Forever Strong captivates the viewer with the intensity of the rugby sport and the intensity of the people who play it.
FATHERS OF THE SPORT
Featuring a stunning list of NBA legends such as: Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Irving, Jackie Jackson and many more, Fathers of the Sport is in part a definitive chronicle of basketball’s evolution in the United States and part social-racial commentary. Indeed, the beauty of this documentary is that it highlights the interconnectedness of the nation’s racial healing with the camaraderie and admiration of this beloved American sport. Truly enlightening, if you aren’t already a basketball fan, you will be after watching Fathers of the Sport.
NOT TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS
Legendary sportscaster Jim McKay calls the plays in this amazing sports show that has highlights of twenty sports events that had fans on the edge of their chairs. And you will be too, as you witness highlights of professional sports championships, college matches, and Olympic Games that weren’t decided until the final minutes, sometimes the closing seconds, or even the shot at the buzzer. This is a real nail biter! You’ll witness “the shot heard round the world,” when Bobby Thomson ripped a three-run homer in the 9th inning to win the pennant for Giants at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn; Doug Flutie’s “Hail Mary” pass at the Orange Bowl; Franco Harris and his “Immaculate Reception” at the AFC play-off; the “miracle on ice” at the Munich Olympics; Michael Jordan’s final shot at the NBA final with seconds left as the Bull’s won their 6th NBA title in a row, and many more classic finishes! vThere’s never been so much sports excitement in 60 minutes!
DARK HORSES & UNDERDOGS: THE GREATEST SPORTS UPSET OF ALL TIME
You are covered with frost and it’s snowing. A few minus degrees are multiplied by the freezing onshore wind blowing at 30 m/s. A man changes into a 6mm wetsuit in the heavy storm, grabs a surfboard and heads towards the roaring waves. The temperature of the seawater is close to zero. It’s actually freezing outside! FINNSURF is the world’s first Finnish surf film. A world where life is a dream and dream is everyday life. It’s just an insanely cold dream!