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Best Underdog Movies

  • Rocky

    Rocky (PG, 1976)

    Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith
    A slightly dimwitted amateur boxer from Philadelphia's tough neighborhood gets a surprise shot at fi... read moreghting for the heavyweight championship, while at the same time he finds love in the arms of a shy, reclusive girl who works in the local pet store.
  • 8 Mile

    8 Mile (R, 2002)

    Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Evan Jones
    No matter whom we are, no matter where we live, we're all bound by borders. Many of us are content t... read moreo live within these borders--others are simply forced to exist within them. But some of us need to break out, burst through, even if what is on the other side is both frightening and unknown. From this comes the tale of one young man's dilemma as he navigates his way through his colliding worlds. Set against Detroit's hip-hop scene in 1995, the story centers on Jimmy Smith Jr., a young white rapper, who struggles to find his voice. The people of Detroit know '8 Mile' as the city limit or a border. It is also a psychological dividing line that separates Jimmy from where and who he wants to be, as he struggles to find the strength and courage to transcend his boundaries.
    • fb508193954
      fb508193954: Not bad for a city underdog story even though I am not into rap and hip-hop music.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • smithlakechick
      smithlakechick: ng on the acting in this movie, but more because of what it was about and who it was about! I like underdog movies when the underdog makes it, especially when it is based on real life events of someo
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • ColonelJohnMatrix
      ColonelJohnMatrix: ...Eminem can rap and rap well. And the truest sense of the most enjoyable underdog stories, you just cannot wait for his foes in the film to discover this as they duly do at
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

    The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (PG-13, 2007)

    Billy Mitchell, Doris Self, Steve Wiebe, Nicole Wiebe, Steve Sanders (IX)
    Obsession and the pursuit of excellence push diehard gamers to break World Records on classic arcade... read more games like Q*bert, Joust, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong. The film follows a middle school science teacher as he battles a hot sauce mogul for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic Donkey Kong.
    • fb531615828
      fb531615828: Classic underdog story! Loved it & connected w/ it!
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • gopherguy85
      gopherguy85: e with gamers, eclectic to a level only nerds can get: Billy Mitchell (the d-bag), Steve Wiebe (the underdog), Walter Day (the questionable wise man), Brian Kuh (the creepy Smeagol-like apprentice) an
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • rilokatie
      rilokatie: . Wonderfully constructed documentary. Steve Wiebe is a wonderful everyman underdog hero. Game on gamers!
      Reviewed 5 years days ago