The 11 Greatest Underdog Sports
Movies Ever

From bowling to cycling to baseball, hockey, and … video games, these are the best underdog sports movies of all time.

By Matt Christensen

Inspirational Sports Movies King of Kong

#9. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) | Stream for $4 / Own for $10 @

Imagine the douchiest dude you know. Now make him twice as douchey, give him the hair and beard of an extra in a 1970s yacht-rock video, and imagine him never, ever shutting up about how awesome he is at Donkey Kong.

That’s Billy Mitchell, the smarmy villain of this amazing documentary that chronicles the journey of down-on-his-luck schoolteacher Steve Weibe, an average gamer nerd determined to dethrone Mitchell as the greatest Donkey Kong player in the world.

In the end, good triumphs over evil, as the humble Weibe plays by the rules and amasses a record-breaking score — but not without enduring treacherous foul play by Mitchell and his freakishly geeky minions. If poker and eating are sports, crushing the dreams of evil nerds sure as hell is too.


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