Yes, we all know that Hulu does live sports. But, if you’re patient enough to scroll and search, you’ll be able to unearth a few solid sports movies to help you scratch that competitive itch. That’s why today we’re going to look at sports movies on Hulu. Or, more accurately, the best Hulu sports movies.
There’s nothing like a good sports movie to get you riled up and leave the theatre (or your couch) all inspired to lace up your sneakers and go for a run. Though not all sports films are feel-good-movies, a well produced sports-based film is always one to leave you with a sense of motivation and encouragement no matter the tone of the film. Here are three of the best sports movies on Hulu you can stream right now.
Warning: Spoiler alert as we go through sports movies on Hulu!
3. Creed II (2018)
Though not as popular as it’s first installment, ‘Creed II’ delivers a solid 1-2 punch combo that sure to leave you at the edge of your seats. Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone return to serve us all a sequel to the very successful ‘Creed’ film released in 2015. In this film, the two pick-up where they left things off to pursue Adonis “Donnie” Creed’s path to the top of boxing’s Mt. Rushmore.
Three years after his split-decision loss against Ricky Conlan, Creed (Jordan) under the tutelage of Balboa (Stallone) bags a series of wins to help him win the WBC World Heavyweight Championship and eventually set-him up with a bout against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago who killed Creed’s father in 1985. Amid the challenge of balancing his transitioning personal life alongside his tough professional career, Creed prepares for the fight of his life to avenge his father’s loss and claim ultimate success.
2. I, Tonya (2017)
Set in the early 90s, ‘I, Tonya’ is a beautiful biopic that narrates the dramatic story behind the life and career of competitive ice skater Tonya Harding. Harding, played by Margot Robbie, worked her way to the top coming from a tough childhood in Portland, Oregon. After being forced to figure skate at a young age, Harding quickly rose to fame as one of the top, up and coming figure skaters in the country. Unfortunately, her rise to the top was instantly halted after a controversy involving her ex-husband intervenes and conspired to injure a fellow Olympic hopeful, Nancy Kerrigan.
After the scandal broke loose, Harding’s career quickly spiraled down. The skater’s life was marred with controversy as she found herself in the middle of one of the biggest and messiest scandals in the history of the sport which would go on to haunt her for the rest of her life.
1. Any Given Sunday (1999)
A cult classic released in 1999, ‘Any Given Sunday’ hits all the right notes for any football fan out there. The drama behind a successful professional football team is exquisitely portrayed as Tony D’Amatos’ (Al Pacino) Miami Sharks saw themselves fall from being champions just four years ago to now being one of the worst teams in the league. With roster issues and a dwindling fanbase, young team owner and president Christina Pagniacci (Cameron Diaz) steps up and breathes down D’Amatos neck in an effort to pressure the head coach to quickly turn the franchise back to its winning ways.
Drama erupts as the team tries to manage front office arguments and ego wars in the locker room as up and coming QB Willie Beamen (Jamie Foxx) grabs the spotlight and seemingly stirs things up.