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Best Sports Movie nominees  

Bend It Like Beckham
Credentials: An Indian girl (Parminder Nagra) in Britain who is obsessed with Manchester United soccer midfielder David Beckham dreams of playing pro ball, but her parents are more concerned with finding her the right husband and seeing her settle down.

A Gentleman's Game
Credentials: At twelve-years-old, Timmy Price (Mason Gamble) shows the early promise of a champion in the making. When Timmy's father (Dylan Baker) sends him to caddy at the local country club, he finds a world where privilege meets the working class.

Junction Boys
Credentials: The legendary Bear Bryant is recognized nationwide as one of the greatest coaches ever. This is the story -- and the beginning of the legend.

Like Mike
Credentials: When Calvin Cambridge dons a pair of old sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inscribed inside, he displays amazing hoop skills and leads a struggling NBA team to victory.

Poolhall Junkies
Credentials: Johnny (Mars Callahan), a recovering gambler and pool player, risks falling back into his old habits in order to save his younger brother, Danny (Michael Rosenbaum), who seems to be following in his big brother's footsteps.

past winners
'02 The Rookie

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