The Tokyo Olympics, which were originally planned to be held in 2020, are almost here. Despite Covid-19 pandemic-induced scepticism enveloping the biggest and only truly global sporting event in the world due, it was given a green light.
The world of sports and similar events periodically make for thrilling dramas that can be drawn up into equally thrilling scripts, which in turn results in great films. If you are looking forward to watching the games, you will doubtless appreciate these movies have similar glimpses of the Olympics.
1.Chariots of Fire
Perhaps the explicit Olympics movie and one of the best sports films ever created, Chariots of Fire is a tale of two British athletes who participated in the 1924 Olympics. The movie is stirring and expressive, a story of victory over one’s travails. It also analyzes the appeal of the Olympics and the advents of its current, fiercely competitive aspect. The pace might slacken at times, but Chariots of Fire is still a big sports film.
Directed by Aussie Craig Gillespie, this Margot Robbie-starred reviews the life of Tonya Maxene Harding, an Olympic figure skater. Robbie depicted the character to perfection, with proportional parts humour and poignancy, giving it a sort of intricacy and sympathy without being cloying. The event respecting Tonya Harding and her relation to the attack on Nancy Kerrigan is designed in a different light than what the sensationalist press reported at the time. The movie earned criticism for concentrating only on Harding’s side of the tale. While this may be true, possibly this was gradually on part of the makers, as the press and media had pointed only on Kerrigan’s side anyway. The movie strives to correct the failure of the media, and at the same time is quite amusing.
3. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Featuring Farhan Akhtar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s biopic on the iconic titular athlete, Milkha Singh, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a definitive success. The understanding of seeing this movie will be tinted with poignancy now that the Flying Sikh has left this world. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a unique sports movie that finds a fine equilibrium between telling an emotional story and a dispassionate study of the life of a celebrated athlete.
Steven Spielberg’s Munich is not a sports movie, but it does revolve around one of the most tragic incidents in Olympic history. In the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, nine members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken captive by Palestinian terrorists, who murdered two players. Later, other hostages were also killed after a failed recovery endeavour. After this, the Israeli government decreed strategic, covert retaliation for those credible. Spielberg is a follower of Israel, but his filmmaking realities did not allow him to take perspectives. The movie is not a chest-thumping festival of targeted killings, but an inspection of minds driven by revenge.
Directed by Bennett Miller, and featuring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo, the movie has Carell portraying the role of an unusual rich wrestling enthusiast. Tatum and Ruffalo play the parts of brothers, Mark and David Schultz, respectively who were both gold medal winners in the 1984 Olympics. The movie is darker than other sports dramas and is about sibling rivalry and has the win-whatever-the-cost attitude that many have to observe during the Olympics or sports tournaments in common.