Stephen Chow directed and headlined this sports comedy about a Shaolin monk who, along with his brothers, attempts to apply martial arts to the practice of playing football, hoping to also popularise Shaolin kung-fu in the effort.
Hilary Swank was directed by Clint Eastwood in this boxing drama, which also co-starred the veteran actor-filmmaker as a cantankerous old trainer who coaches Maggie (Swank) to have a crack at glory.
Jafar Panahi's film is about a group of girls who wish to watch their country's football team in a World Cup qualifier, and how they attempt to do so despite being barred from entering stadiums on account of their gender.
Shimit Amin made Shah Rukh Khan don the tracksuit of coach Kabir Khan, a disgraced ex-captain of India's men's hockey team who makes it his mission to create and guide to the top the women's hockey team.
Bennett Miller's film is loosely based on the training and murder of David Schultz at the hands of John du Pont, his financier and a major wrestling enthusiast.
Pa. Ranjith used the conventions of a sports drama to tell this story of a clash of boxing clans in 70s North Madras and the rise of an abrasive Dalit boxer in a rigid society.
Headlined by Matt Damon and directed by Ben Affleck, Air is the story of how Nike came to develop their basketball division around young up-and-comer Michael Jordan by producing the shoe that came to be the Air Jordan.
Mathurr Mittal starred as Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan in this biopic helmed by M.S. Sripathy which traced the greatest wicket-taker's journey from the lone Tamil in the Sri Lankan team to his 800th and final scalp in Test match cricket in 2010.
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