Underdogs in the movies
Still going crazy over the Giants’ Super Bowl win? Here are four more Cinderella stories to help you keep that winning feeling.
The small-town Hickory Huskers tip off against some big-city basketballers. The result? One of the few times men will concede that size doesn’t matter. The others: Rudy and Rocky IV.
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992)
Women can do anything men can do, and that includes fielding pro baseball teams. Even if they do have to wear WWII-era skirted uniforms and live in the shadow of Rosie and Madonna.
BREAKING AWAY (1979)
An inspiring saga about what one determined athlete (Dennis Christopher) can do with three friends (Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, and Daniel Stern), two wheels, and a trusty roll of tape.
THE KING OF KONG (2007)
This doc actually makes you care about a science teacher, named Steve Wiebe, who’s trying to top the highest score on Donkey Kong. Snubbed by Oscar, it’ll always be an underdog too.