Football Movies That Moved Me

Being a big sports fanatic it has been a hobby of to watch sports games on TV and specially sports movies. Since I was younger I have always enjoyed watching sports movies more than any other kind of movies – may it be drama, comedy, or whatnot. Of all the sports movies I am especially drawn towards football movies. I have listed here some of my favourite football movies where you will see players in football boots.

The Waterboy is one of my most loved football movies. It stars Adam Sandler. We all know that any movie with Adam Sandler in it is wacky and full of fun gags and whatnot. The Waterboy is not your usual football movie though. It doesn’t just show players in football boots winning the games. The Waterboy is about the underdogs, hard work and triumph in the end. It also has a light element of revenge that somehow makes you feel good after watching it.

Another movie that I never miss to watch every time it shows on HBO is Remember the Titans. This movie stars Denzel Washington as the coach of a football team. This movie will show you more than just football boots, kicking, and screaming. This movie shows heart, unity, and inspiration. In addition, it is also based on a true story.

When you utter Any Given Sunday in a crowd of sports loving movie buffs you will definitely receive quite a noise, and I am one of them for sure. This movie is hailed by many as one of the best football movies around. More than featuring a stellar cast that includes Pacino, Quad, and Foxx this movie carries the true spirit of players in a field wearing football boots. Any Given Sunday will show you the meaning of redemption and determination in very unlikely scenarios and it works well.

And my most favourite of all football movies is Rudy. This movie has set the standards in inspirational sports films. The film that stars Sean Astin tells the story of a poor boy who can’t even afford to have his own football boots and his dreams of playing in the field. It wasn’t a walk in park of Rudy as he had to face adversarial forces in the forms of his parents, brother, the priest, and even his team. But he broke them all, a real manifestation of determination and tenacity.

The Social Network – A Facebook Movie Showing How It Got Started

Do you ever cruise the Internet and wonder how some of the more popular sites got their start? Can you imagine yourself creating the next MySpace or Facebook? If all of this sounds interesting to you there is a new movie that is a must see, The Social Network is the unofficial biography of how the social networking giant Facebook got started. The Facebook Movie may not be a golden globe winner, but it will definitely shake up commonly held ideas about what it takes to start a business and make it successful.

What is Social Networking?

There are a few people on the planet who are still unsure why these sites are so wildly popular. Facebook and MySpace are giants on the World Wide Web, nearly everyone has one or the other and some people have both. These sites are used to connect with friend and family both near and far as well as making new “friends”. Depending on the site you use you will have some latitude in designing your profile page, MySpace allows a great deal of creativity including backgrounds and music, where Facebook is a bit more plain Jane.

What most of these social network sites do have in common is the ability for you to share your life in pictures, comments and messages to a broad number of people all around the globe. That is the draw and appeal today though in the beginning Facebook was merely used among certain colleges, beginning with Harvard.

Today, however Facebook is the way people interact, both good and bad. It is not uncommon to see an all out war on the pages of the site between two or more people. Pictures, comments and messages can become extremely revealing and ugly and it is hard to imagine just how many people are watching the drama from afar silently.

The Social Network – A Facebook Movie

The Social Network is a movie about how all of this got started. The plot and script are based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich and neither have been sanctioned by the people closest to the top at Facebook. This tale of money, genius, betrayal and sex should make for a great guilty pleasure, even if the facts are not 100% verified by the people they are about! It is very unlikely the people portrayed would be absolutely honest about their character flaws or weaknesses anyway.

There is a great cast set for The Social Network including Brenda Song and Justin Timberlake. If you have always wondered what it would take to start an extremely popular and prosperous website this is the movie for you! Of course, most of us will go see the Facebook Movie just to revel in the money, betrayal and intimate relationships but either way it should be a blast!

Movies That Have Doctors

What is a hero? Is it a guy who goes around town fighting crime while wearing a mask? Do we have everyday heroes? Our society loves to focus on the bad and rarely focuses on the work of people who continuously help people day in and day out. Doctors are among some of these unsung heroes. We expect them to work on our family and friends but don’t often give them the recognition that they may deserve. While thinking about this concept, I wondered if Hollywood eve depicted doctors in a positive light. This article will look at movies that showcase the hardships and talents of those who save our lives every day. We as citizens could not be where we are today without our doctors.

In 1998 Robin Williams stared in Patch Adams. The movie is a true story based on Hunter “Patch” Adams. Once a troubled man that spent time in a mental facility, Patch changed his life around and found his calling while seeking help. He learned that he could help people with the help of humor. Upon discovering this, he vowed to become a doctor and continue to help heal people. Through his schooling he learns that the medical world does not agree with his style of helping people. The movie follows his journey and his struggles.

Have you ever wished that you could talk to your animals? Ever wonder if they know what we are talking about? In Dr. Dolittle, these questions are raised. Eddie Murphy plays Doctor Dolittle who is able to hear animals talk after he almost runs over a dog on his way home right now. We find that this is actually a repressed ability from his childhood. The movie follows the Doctor as he tries to navigate his new talents while trying to get people to believe that he is not crazy.

Dr. Jack McKee has made quiet the life for himself in the film The Doctor. The movie follows his very successful life as a doctor. Views believe that he seemingly has no problems. However, he soon finds out that he has cancer. Now it is his turn to have the patient’s perspective. He is unhappy with what he sees from the patient viewpoint and realizes that there should be more to his life than being a famed surgeon.

Taking a more romantic approach to the lives of doctors is the City of Angels. In this movie we meet Nicholas Cage and Meg Ryan. Cage plays an angel that falls in love with Maggie. Maggie has a hard time believing in anything supernatural because she is a doctor and believes that she is the only one who can save people. Cage must soon learn if being an angel is more important to him rather than having a chance with Maggie.

These movies show us a different side to what we typically consider a doctor to be. A doctor can be a hero. Every day they go and try to impact someone else’s life for the better. After watching these movies you will probably have a better appreciation for what these individuals are able to achieve.