I was an indoor kid growing up. I didn’t even try to play sports. As an adult, I pretty much only watch sports during big events like the Olympics, March Madness, the Super Bowl, the World Series...you get it. I’m not the kind of person who uses words like “sportsball” to convey my disinterest, but it’s not my thing, like, 99 percent of the time! If it’s yours, more power to you? But that doesn’t mean I’m not completely swept away by the epic highs and lows of a good sports movie. There’s nothing like the combination of heightened Hollywood drama and physical competition.
Whether you’re an athlete yourself, a foam finger-waving superfan, or more of a respectfully detached enthusiast like myself, here are some sports movies to put on when you need an adrenaline boost.