A lot of people believe sports are a metaphor for life. And a lot of people believe strong metaphors drive great movies. Thusly, a lot of people believe “Hoosiers” (1986) is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, sports movies of all time. It helps that it was born from a wonderful, true underdog story about a basketball team from a tiny town in Indiana that goes all the way to the state finals. The moviemakers then weave in multiple layers of additional underdogs and others struggling for redemption. And it all comes together in the big game. Perfect.

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