The top ten sports biopics in one video countdown: WatchMojo ranks movies like Ali and Raging Bull (VIDEO).

The Top 10 Sports Biopics, in One Video Countdown

The Top 10 Sports Biopics, in One Video Countdown

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Aug. 29 2015 1:33 PM

The Top 10 Sports Biopics, in One Video Countdown

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The sports biopic is an unusually reliable genre, as the coupling of a true story with sports movies’ mode of over-the-top storytelling rarely yields anything but an inspiring viewing experience. It’s tough, then, to rank the top 10 such movies, but WatchMojo’s list is a noble effort that strikes a good balance between old favorites and underrated gems.

Raging Bull predictably tops the list, but what comes before it includes two cherished Denzel Washington movies, one overrated Russell Crowe movie, and Rush, Ron Howard’s thrilling, overlooked biopic on the rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. 

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter