Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Movie Meme: We are the Champions!

The following movies are just few of my favorites when it comes to movies about victory or winning.... If you want to know more entries please visit The Bumbles Blog the home of Monday Movie Meme..

A classic tale of redemption, this film features a volatile coach and a former star player-turned alcoholic leading a small-town basketball team on an improbable run to the Indiana high school championship game. Coach Norman Dale encounters several hurdles in his path: a feisty teacher determined to keep the best player from going out for the team, a town chock full of second-guessing fathers, and a group of undisciplined athletes. Story inspired by the Milan (Indiana) Indians' state title of 1954.

Remember the Titans
In the early 1970s, two schools in Alexandria Virginia integrate forming T.C. Williams High School. The Caucasian head coach of the Titans is replaced by an African American coach from North Carolina. Tensions arise when players of different races are forced together on the same football team. Many of these tensions are eased during the two-week training camp in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. When players returned to Alexandria the players found the city in turmoil due to the forced desegregation of the high school. As the season progresses the team's success caused the community to accept the changes. After the Titans' perfect season, the team and the city were closer than ever.

A Time to Kill
A lawyer and his assistant fighting to save a father on trial for murder. A time to question what they believe. A time to doubt what they trust. And no time for mistakes. For me winning this "impossible" case is a victory worth mentioning.

Akeelah and the Bee
Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah participates in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from an English professor named Dr. Larabee for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of -- but only if she can overcome her insecurities and her distracting home life. She also must get past Dr. Larabee's demons, and a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.


Heather said...

Excellent movie selections - we have two in common. My post is HERE.

Jac said...

I should go to Tsutaya to rent some of that movies..Good think I visit you here binigyan mo ako ng idea today :) God Bless sis!

boliyou said...

Hoosiers and Remember the Titans are very popular choices. I'll have to check them out. Thanks for the suggestions!

The Bumbles said...

Oh wow - A Time to Kill was an awesome movie wasn't it? That was Grisham's first and best book in my opinion. I thought the movie did it great justice.

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