1980 U.S. hockey team
“Miracle” came out 24 years after the Miracle on Ice, which means everyone already knew what happened. That doesn’t matter, though. Because AMERICA. USA! USA! USA!
2004 U.S. wheelchair rugby team
In “Murderball,” a doc that follows the team as it competes in the Paralympics in Athens, you learn that just because someone is in a wheelchair doesn’t mean he can’t kick your ass.
Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy
Two male figure skaters (Will Ferrell and Jon Heder) team up for pairs competition when they’re barred from singles skating in “Blades of Glory.” The spandex budget for this movie was in the millions.
Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams
Two real-life British runners who competed in the 1924 Olympics were portrayed in “Chariots of Fire.” They learned the value of competition, friendship and running in slow motion on a beach.