Olympics 2024: 4 sports movies you need to watch, even if you hate making them

The 2024 Olympic Games are approaching and to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the playgrounds, here are 4 very different films, but all exciting, that will make you want to take out your best rug.

This summer, the Olympic Games come to Paris and, to get the atmosphere ahead of time, there’s nothing like a good selection of films. Whether or not you are a sports fan, these five movies will make you feel the adrenaline from your couch, including comedy, animation and drama adapted from a true story.

4 essential sports films to prepare for the 2024 Olympic Games

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris – Battle of the Sexes (2017)

Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, this American biographical film chronicles the famous tennis match between tennis champion Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

The latter has accumulated a winning streak, winning three Grand Slam titles. But far from being satisfied with his career, she dedicates herself to a fight for women to be as respected as men on the tennis courts. It was then that former world number one Bobby Riggs, deeply misogynistic and provocative, challenged Billie Jean to face him in a singles match…

The film highlights the fight for gender equality in sports, while immersing us in the world of professional tennis in the 1970s. fun and exciting.

Love and basketball Gina Prince-Bythewood (2000)

Inside the director’s first film From The Woman King, we follow the lives of Monica Wright and Quincy McCall, two young people who have been passionate about basketball since they were children. Between sport and romance, the film explores the dynamic between the sporting aspirations of Mónica, a talented player, and the social pressures linked to her gender.

Produced by Spike Lee, the film has become a staple of popular culture. To watch and watch again without moderation.


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Sally El Hosaini’s Swimmers (2022)

Do you know the extraordinary fight, (but very real) of the Mardini sisters ? The Welsh-Egyptian director Sally El Hosaini has dedicated a biographical film to them.

Originally from Damascus in Syria, Yusra and Sarah have been swimming since they were little. In 2016, as the country is consumed by war and death threatens around every corner, the two young women are forced to undertake a dangerous tripduring which they do heroic use of your abilities. At only 17 years old, Yusra has one goal: swim at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

To embody this extraordinary story, what could be better than sisters? Les Nageuses is perfected thanks to two sister actresses Franco-Lebanese, Nathalie and Manal Issa. To devour the movie right away, head to Netflix!

I, Tonya by Craig Gillespie (2017)

I, Tonia is a highly acclaimed biographical film about American figure skater Tonya Harding. Despite its limited budget ($11 million, which represents a pittance in Hollywood), the film received a warm reception from the press and the public after its release in 2017 and was awarded at the Golden Globes and the Oscar, where Margot Robbie’s performance won. the Academy Award for Best Actress.

We follow the rise of Tonya Harding through her rivalry with Nancy Kerrigan. Jealousy, lies and ambitions are at the heart of this drama on ice, tinged with a touch humor black. Perfect to prepare for this summer.


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