Top 10 awesome movies like Spirit of Youth that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Spirit of Youth and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of Harry L. Fraser, Joe Louis and Clarence Muse . Here goes the list -

  1. The Pride of St. Louis
  2. Follow the Sun
  3. Harmon of Michigan
  4. The Great John L.
  5. The Bob Mathias Story
  6. The Babe Ruth Story
  7. Running Brave
  8. Maurie
  9. Crazylegs
  10. Somebody Up There Likes Me
  1. The Pride of St. Louis

    The Pride of St. Louis

    The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

    This movie, created by Harmon Jones, Dan Dailey and Joanne Dru, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport | Biography

    You can watch this on Youtube, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video and Fandangonow.

  2. Follow the Sun

    Follow the Sun

    The inspiring film biography of the courageous champion golfer Ben Hogan.

    This movie, created by Sidney Lanfield, Glenn Ford and Anne Baxter, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport | Biography

  3. Harmon of Michigan

    Harmon of Michigan

    Tom Harmon (ol' # 98 for the Michigan Wolverines, husband of actress Elyse Knox and father of Mark Harmon and Kelly Harmon)took a back seat to no one on the football field (except the Minnesota Gophers) or, later, in the broadcast booth, but, on film, he managed to find himself in two of the all-time bad sports movies..."The Spirit of West Point" and "Harmon of Michigan." The latter, if it had been a true-life biography of Tom Harmon, might have made a passable film but after a short prologue, narrated by sports writer Bill Henry who is not the same as actor William Henry, that semi-recaps Harmon's football-playing days at the University of Michigan, it quickly develops into a mess that indicates the director and writers used the technical adviser, Coach Jeff Cravath, only to put plays on the blackboard. Once Harmon,(supposedly playing himself but the character he plays here has more character flaws than the law allows), graduates from Michigan, he marries his college sweetheart Peggy Adams (Anita Louise), turns up his nose at the prospect of playing professional football---a poor-paying and not-that-well respected job in 1941---and starts a vagabond tour of coaching tank-water colleges. Authenicity went out the window when the narration ended, as did any kind of time tracking, as everything that follows seems to happen in a single football season. Tom takes an assistant coach job at a cow-pasture college under Jimmy Wayburn (William Hall) and lasts one day before Wayburn fires him. Then he signs to play for a College All-Star team doing exhibition games against pro teams, but his team-mates, hacked because Tom gets star billing, lay down on him and he gets smacked down hard on every play. One of the leaders willing to let Harmon get slaughtered is old Michigan teammate Forrest Evashevski (playing himself), a life-long friend in real life and Godfather to Mark Harmon and a long-time respected coach at the University of Iowa. Harmon wins the game by himself, but decides this isn't his cup of tea. He hangs around the house a few weeks, then gets a job as an assistant under old-time coach Pop Branch at a college that has three buidings on campus and a football stadium seating 100,000 fans. He helps Pop win a few games (still ticking along in what appears to be the same fall football season), but the alumni at Webster College are tired of losing, fire their coach and hire Harmon away from Pop. Harmon takes over the Webster team in mid-season and becomes the all-time example of a hard-ass coach willing to win at any cost, including installing a screen-pass play that depends on an illegal blcoking scheme---the Flying Wedge---to make it work. His Webster team begins to thump their opponents by large scores, usually leaving the other team battered and bloodied by the use of the illegal blocking scheme. They win four or five games which, based on the writers time scheme, would have them playing 20 games a season in what was then a nine-and-ten game season. Plus, the press and other coaches around and about, are up in arms about Harmon's tatics, but the jerks refereeing the games evidently haven't read the rule book nor the newspapers and throw no penalty flags against his team. Well, one referee does once, but he never officiated nor had lunch in that town again. It, by any reasonable calendar must now be July of the next year in a season that should have ended in December, and hard-case Harmon's team is going up against Pop's team (where Harmon coached earlier in this never-ending season) and Pop drops by and tells Tom he ain't all that fond of Tom's coaching methods, but Tom poo-pahs him off, and then sends his team out and they gleefully dismantle Pop's fair-playing team by 109-0. But Webster's quarterback Freddie Davis (Stanley Brown) suffers a concussion running a play Harmon calls just to run up the score even higher---Harmon evidently didn't read the script because nobody using their own name would want this character perceived as Himself---and it's nip-and-tuck whether Freddie will get out of the hospital alive. It gets even stickier when Freddie parents drop their hospital vigil long enough to tell Tom they are right proud that he is Freddie's coach. Say what? Tom sees the light and reverts back to the good old boy he started out as.

    This movie, created by Charles Barton, Tom Harmon and Anita Louise, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport | Biography

  4. The Great John L.

    The Great John L.

    Women in the life of prizefighter John L. Sullivan.

    This movie, created by Frank Tuttle, Linda Darnell and Barbara Britton, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport | Biography

  5. The Bob Mathias Story

    The Bob Mathias Story

    California school boy and Stanford University student Bob Mathias was the first man to win two Olympic Gold Medals in the Decathlon in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. The film begins with him as a 17-year-old schoolboy in Tulare, California where his high school track coach, played by Ward Bond, encourages him to train for the Olympics, with the Dacathlon in mind. His story, far from over, ends here with his victory in the 1952 Olympics and with Mathias in the U.S. Marine Corps. He and his wife, Melba, play themselves in one of the few movie bios that doesn't play fast and loose with the facts, especially in a bio with the subject playing himself.

    This movie, created by Francis D. Lyon, Bob Mathias and Ward Bond, scores 5.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport | Biography

  6. The Babe Ruth Story

    The Babe Ruth Story

    The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called shot" in the 1932 World Series.

    This movie, created by Roy Del Ruth, William Bendix and Claire Trevor, scores 5.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport | Biography

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

  7. Running Brave

    Running Brave

    The story of Billy Mills, the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.

    This movie, created by Donald Shebib, Robby Benson and Pat Hingle, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport | Biography

  8. Maurie

    Maurie

    This movie, created by Daniel Mann, Bernie Casey and Bo Svenson, scores 7.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport | Biography

  9. Crazylegs

    Crazylegs

    The story of the life and career of football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (who plays himself).

    This movie, created by Francis D. Lyon, Elroy Crazylegs Hirsch and Lloyd Nolan, scores 5.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Sport | Biography

  10. Somebody Up There Likes Me

    Somebody Up There Likes Me

    Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.

    This movie, created by Robert Wise, Paul Newman and Pier Angeli, scores 7.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Sport | Biography | Drama

    You can watch this on Apple Itunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Microsoft Store and Youtube.

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