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Fastest
2011 04 Apr 2012 N/A 111 min ActionSportDocumentary
Shot around the world in 2010 and 2011 and narrated by Ewan McGregor, 'Fastest' captures the intense and thrilling reality of the MotoGP World Championship, documenting a pivotal moment in the sport. With Valentino Rossi chasing his tenth World Championship title the Italian ran into one of the toughest challenges of his career: a crop of exceptionally fast young competitors, a horrific leg break at his home race, and an amazing comeback little over 40 days later. Confronting such a monumental task and with rival Jorge Lorenzo taking the 2010 title, Rossi faced up to one of the most testing years in his illustrious career and along with his fellow competitors was left asking: Who is the fastest rider now?
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N/A
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Mark Neale
Green Street Hooligans
2005 09 Sep 2005 R 109 min DramaCrimeSport
Metacritic Logo 55
Unjustly expelled from Harvard when a stash of cocaine is found in his possession, Matt moves to London to live with his sister and her husband Steve. He is quickly introduced to Steve's chirpy, cock-sure younger brother Pete. Initially, Pete is reluctant to get acquainted with Matt and allow him to tread around the capital city with him because he may be seen by others as an 'outsider', but after a heavy drinking session with him and his mates he quickly changes his opinion of him. On the way back from a football match, Matt is viciously accosted by a gang of Birmingham City thugs, until Pete and his friends step in and save him. It is from here that Matt learns the truth about Pete and his friends- they are football hooligans, operating the GSE (Green Street Elite) 'firm.' Initially afraid of the violence, Matt soon ends up becoming as desensitized to it as his new found friends - but as events roll on, suspicion, shocking revelations and unsettled scores combine to a devastating climax where London's most fierce football rivals - Millwall and West Ham United - are set to go head to head.
AWARDS
3 wins.
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Lexi Alexander (story), Dougie Brimson (story), Dougie Brimson (screenplay), Josh Shelov (screenplay), Lexi Alexander (screenplay)
Raging Bull
1980 19 Dec 1980 R 129 min DramaBiographySport
Metacritic Logo 92
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 24 nominations.
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Jake LaMotta (based on the book by), Joseph Carter (with), Peter Savage (with), Paul Schrader (screenplay), Mardik Martin (screenplay)
Rollerball
1975 25 Jun 1975 R 125 min ActionSci-FiSport
In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.
AWARDS
Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
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William Harrison (screenplay)
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Senna
2010 12 Nov 2010 PG-13 106 min BiographySportDocumentary
Metacritic Logo 79
The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time - and in Brasil as a Saint.
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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 14 wins & 17 nominations.
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Manish Pandey
The Fighter
2010 17 Dec 2010 R 116 min DramaBiographySport
Metacritic Logo 79
The Fighter is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer on the verge of being KO'd by drugs and crime.
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 65 wins & 110 nominations.
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Scott Silver (screenplay), Paul Tamasy (screenplay), Eric Johnson (screenplay), Paul Tamasy (story), Eric Johnson (story), Keith Dorrington (story)
The Football Factory
2004 14 May 2004 R 91 min DramaCrimeSport
An insight on the gritty life of a bored male, Chelsea football hooligan who lives for violence, sex, drugs & alcohol.
AWARDS
1 win & 1 nomination.
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John King (novel), Nick Love
The Wrestler
2008 30 Jan 2009 R 109 min DramaSport
Metacritic Logo 81
This is a drama about an aging professional wrestler, decades past his prime, who now barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. As he faces health problems that may end his wrestling career for good he attempts to come to terms with his life outside the ring: by working full time at the grocery store, trying to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and forming a closer bond with a stripper he has romantic feelings for. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis, The Ayatollah, which may be his ticket back to stardom.
AWARDS
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 53 wins & 75 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Robert D. Siegel
TT3D: Closer to the Edge
2011 22 Apr 2011 NOT RATED 104 min SportDocumentary
By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to...
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1 nomination.
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N/A
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
2006 24 May 2006 N/A 90 min SportDocumentary
Football match Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005, from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.
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1 win & 1 nomination.
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N/A