It's been over a year of quarantine. We've ridden the ride from Tiger King to The Queen's Gambit. We're almost finished with this craziness and, honestly, almost finished with Netflix.
Fortunately, that means we have great movie recommendations for you athletes! If you want to curl up and watch a good sports movie, here are some of our favorites...
Miracle: This classic movie from 2004 is about the US men’s hockey team competing in the 1980 Winter Olympics. 81% Rotten Tomatoes. Currently streaming on Netflix and Disney+.
Cool Runnings: This feel-good film follows a team of Jamaican bobsledders who aspire to compete in the Olympics - the Winter Olympics, that is! 76% Rotten Tomatoes. Currently streaming on Disney+.
The Last Dance: If you missed it last year, you can still watch this recent Emmy-winning documentary mini-series is about Michael Jordan’s and the Chicago Bulls. Trust us, it lives up to the hype. 97% Rotten Tomatoes. Currently streaming on Netflix.
Senna: This 2010 documentary details the glamorous, tragic, and inspiring story of world-renowned race driver Ayrton Senna. 93% Rotten Tomatoes. Currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
I, Tonya: Based on a true story, this movie depicts Tonya Harding’s life, the progression of her career, and all of the drama along the way. 90% Rotten Tomatoes. Currently streaming on Hulu.
Free Solo: This documentary takes us to new heights as we follow Alex Honnold on his journey to become the first person to free solo El Capitan, a 900-meter rock in Yosemite National Park. 97% Rotten Tomatoes. Currently streaming on Disney+.
The Karate Kid: A true classic, this movie is about a young boy who is bullied and becomes trained by a martial arts master. 89% Rotten Tomatoes. Currently streaming on Tubi.
Rudy: This 1993 classic is about the struggle of a high school football player who wants to play at the University of Notre Dame. But what happens when he realizes he can't afford tuition and doesn't have the grades? 78% Rotten Tomatoes. Currently streaming on Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Showtime.
Soul Surfer: This movie depicts the crazy and true story of a talented surfer, Bethany Hamilton. After losing her arm in a shark attack, Bethany has to struggle to continue her passion. 45% Rotten Tomatoes. Currently streaming on Netflix.
Ronaldo: This documentary is all about the eccentric life of the undeniable professional soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. $3.99 on YouTube, Apple TV, and Amazon Prime.
And if you want a great, feel-good movie that you will not be able to stop laughing from, watch:
Happy Gilmore is a comedy about a hockey player who realizes he should be spending more time practicing a sport he is really talented in: golf. 62% Rotten Tomatoes. Currently streaming on Hulu, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime.