Aging athletes are the ultimate underdogs, as they use their heart, will, and experience to push their bodies to the limit. The best retired athlete movies often find lead characters getting back in shape for one final competition. This is a list of the top movies about aging athletes in all sports, including everything from Raging Bull to Major League to Cinderella Man.
What films will you find on list of the best movies about older athletes? A few of the entries in the Rocky series, including Rocky Balboa, appear here. The title character was an underdog since the very first film in the series, but by the sixth film, the boxer is in his mid-fifties, a fact that makes it that much harder to get back in the ring. Cinderella Man is another great movie about an aging boxer.
In The Color of Money, Paul Newman finds himself in a role reversal from his The Hustler days, as the veteran billiards player outwits his young competition. Other good films on this roundup of the best old athlete movies include Invincible, The Wrestler, and Grudge Match.Which aging athlete movie do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any films that are missing.