Keyword: underdog

Need for Speed

Need for Speed (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 03/13/2014
In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, mechanic Tobey Marshall - who with his team skillfully builds and races muscle cars on the side - reluctantly partners with wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster. Just as a major sale to car broker Julia Maddon looks like it will save the business, a disastrous, unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter. Two years...
Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Rated: PG Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 06/05/2008
Enthusiastic, big and a little clumsy, Po is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around--which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five--Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey--under the...
Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 140 minutes Release date: 07/24/2003
The tale of three lost men--Johnny "Red" Pollard, a young man whose spirit has been broken; Charle Howard, a millionaire who lost everything; and Tom Smith, a cowboy whose world was vanishing--who found each other and discovered hope in a down-and-out racehorse named Seabiscuit, who took them and the nation on the ride of a lifetime.
Lego Movie

The Lego Movie (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 02/06/2014
Emmet is an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly under-prepared.
Moneyball

Moneyball (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 09/22/2011
Based on the true story of Billy Beane - once a would-be baseball superstar who, stung by the failure to live up to expectations on the field, turned his fiercely competitive nature to management. Heading into the 2002 season, Billy faces a dismal situation: his small-market Oakland A's have lost their star players (again) to big market clubs (and their enormous salaries) and is left to rebuild...
Draft Day

Draft Day (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 04/10/2014
On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

Race (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2014
Jesse Owens, the son of an Alabama sharecropper, shattered Adolf Hitler's assertion of Aryan supremacy by winning a record four gold medals in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump, and the 400-meter relay at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owens' accomplishments are considered among the greatest athletic victories of all time. Hitler declared that Jews and Blacks would not be allowed to...

Break Point (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Walking With Dinosaurs 3D

Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (2013)

Rated: PG Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 12/19/2013
70 million years ago, a diminutive underdog dinosaur named Patchi triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages. The runt in his family of Pachyrhinosauruses, he has to use his wits and heart to compete with his larger brothers and sisters, particularly Scowler, the alpha male of the group. Their father Bulldust is leading the herd on its annual migration when he and sons Patchi and...
Right Kind of Wrong

The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 10/10/2013
Leo Palamino is a failed-writer-turned-dishwasher made famous for his many flaws and shortcomings in a blog called "Why You Suck," a huge Internet success written by his ex-wife. Then Leo meets Colette, the girl of his dreams, on the day she is marrying the perfect man. And so, the ultimate underdog story begins as Leo, a fearless dreamer, risks all to show Colette and the whole wide world all...
Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games

Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 54 minutes Release date: 06/25/2014
It's time for "The Great Wolf Games," when all the alphas in the packs set aside their differences for some friendly competition. When an unexpected accident puts many of our pack's star alpha wolves out of commission, a new team is assembled that includes forest friends not in the pack. Can Coach Humphrey lead his ragtag group of "underdogs" to victory?
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 06/17/2004
Peter LaFleur is a charismatic underachiever and proprietor of a rundown gym called Average Joe's. The facility's ecclectic clientele of decidedly less-than-"average Joes" is comprised of: a self-styled pirate; a scrawny nerd who dreams of impressing an unattainable cheerleader; an obsessive aficionado of obscure sports; a dim-witted young man; and a cocky know-it-all who, of course, really knows...
Cuban Fury

Cuban Fury (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 04/10/2014
Poised to sweep the floor at the 1987 UK Junior Salsa Championships, 13-year-old Bruce Garrett has fire in his heels and the world at his feet until one fateful night, a freakish bullying incident robs him of his confidence and diverts his life down a very different path. 25 years later, having locked away his boyhood dreams, Bruce finds himself out-of-shape, unloved and truly wedged in his...

Spare Parts (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/15/2015
Four undocumented Mexican-American high school students from Phoenix, Arizona form a robotics club and are led by their teacher, with nothing but spare parts and a dream to compete against MIT in a National Underwater Robotics Competition.
Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 132 minutes Release date: 12/14/2004
In the wake of a painful estrangement from his daughter, boxing trainer Frankie Dunn has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone for a very long time--then Maggie Fitzgerald walks into his gym. In a life of constant struggle, Maggie's gotten herself this far on raw talent, unshakable focus and a tremendous force of will. But more than anything, she wants someone to believe in her. The...
Braveheart

Braveheart (1995)

Rated: R Runtime: 179 minutes Release date: 05/23/1995
In the late 13th century, William Wallace returns to Scotland after living away from his homeland for many years. The king of Scotland has died without an heir and the king of England, a ruthless pagan known as Edward the Longshanks, has seized the throne. Wallace becomes the leader of a ramshackle yet courageous army determined to vanquish the greater English forces. At the historic battle of...
One Chance

One Chance (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 08/28/2014
This is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for "Britain's Got Talent." Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win the talent competition and the hearts of millions.
Underdogs

Underdogs (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 01/15/2015
The story of an underdog who, with the help of foosball figures that come to life, must take on a star soccer pro to save their village.
50 to 1

50 to 1 (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 03/20/2014
A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys are on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. The cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs, become the ultimate underdogs in a final showdown with the world's racing elite.

To Reach the Clouds (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/01/2015
Underwater Dreams

Underwater Dreams (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 07/10/2014
The film recounts how a group of Mexican-born students from a beleaguered Arizona high school trumped opponents from the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a 2004 underwater robotics contest sponsored by NASA and others. Interviews with the original challengers, the resourceful underdogs from Phoenix's Carl Hayden Community High School and the more seemingly privileged contestants...
Dir: Mary Mazzio
With: N/A
Mistaken for Strangers

Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 03/27/2014
Matt, the lead singer of the critically acclaimed rock band The National, finally finds himself flush with success. His younger brother, Tom, is a loveable slacker - a filmmaker and metal-head still living with his parents in Cincinnati. On the eve of The National's biggest tour to date, Matt invites Tom to work for the band as a roadie, unaware of Tom's plan to film the entire adventure. What...
Dir: Tom Berninger
With: N/A
Rocky

Rocky (1976)

Rated: PG Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 10/30/1976
Rocky Balboa is a palooka, fighting for tiny crowds and smaller purses and collecting cash for the mob before he gets his big break to fight Apollo Creed, the heavyweight champion of the world.
Next Goal Wins

Next Goal Wins (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 04/24/2014
After suffering a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia in 2001, American Samoa - officially the worst football team on earth - are still in search of their first ever competitive win. When maverick Dutch coach Thomas Rongen arrives on the island to help the team achieve this elusive goal, he discovers that his ramshackle team includes an emotionally scarred goalkeeper and the first...
Dir: Steve Jamison
With: N/A

Maravilla (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 05/28/2014
Argentinian boxer Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez sets out to reclaim the title of Middleweight champion that was unfairly snatched from him in 2011 by Julio Chavez, Jr. Focusing on the rise of Martinez from penniless amateur to world champion and sporting celebrity, we get a glimpse into today's boxing landscape, revealing the politics of the sporting profession that often places entertainment value...
Dir: Juan Pablo Cadaveira
With: N/A