When it comes to watching sports movies, no one has more options than Disney Plus. It is a video-on-demand streaming network and is home to some of the most popular television shows and movies, including sports movies.
However, the streaming platform is geo-restricted. That doesn’t mean you can’t watch outside the UK. All you need to do is use a reliable VPN, and you’re all set to go.
In rare cases, Disney Plus may not work. No need to panic! You can troubleshoot Disney Plus not working in UK in no time.
If you’re looking for some of the best sports movies on Disney Plus in the UK, here are a few movies totally worth watching:
READ MORE: When Will Wednesday Season 2 Be Released?
The sporting movie on Disney Plus is based on an ordinary person Vince Papale, a native Philadelphian, who is inspired by a true story in which he tries out for the Philadelphia Eagles at an open audition and ultimately earns a spot on the team’s roster.
Mark Wahlberg plays Papale, and he does an outstanding job of conveying both the struggles of the working class and his amazement at being a member of an NFL team.
2. Johnny Tsunami
The year 1999 saw the premiere of this Disney Channel Original Movie, Johnny Tsunami. The main character of the movie is a teenage surfer from Hawaii who adjusts to new problems after moving to Vermont with his family because his father’s business requires them to do so.
Focusing on sports that don’t get depicted in the movies as frequently in the United States is a recurring motif in Disney Channel Original Movies. This one is the same, as it follows a surfer who – after moving to a colder region – takes up snowboarding as his new sport of choice.
3. Glory Road
The tale of how the Texas Western collegiate basketball team of 1966 made it all the way to the championship game of the NCAA. In a period when the best team in the country, Kentucky, only had white players on the roster, this squad boasts seven African American players.
As Texas Western and Kentucky go head to head in the game for the championship, it will be a showdown between the “old school” and “new school” approaches to the game.
4. Cool Runnings
The experience of the Jamaican bobsled squad as they prepared for and competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics.
The squad goes from just being outcasts to equals over the period of three days, which includes a severe crash in their final race; Disney uses full video from the real-life crash to demonstrate how violent it was. This is a typical story about fish out of water.
5. Remember the Titans
The experience of a high school football team in Virginia in 1971 that was mandated to integrate its racial composition. After engaging in fierce competition against one another for a significant portion of their time on the field, the players eventually bonded as teammates, friends, and brothers.
In addition to that, the scene in which Will Patton gives the “Not Another Yard” speech is one that I consider to be among the best in any sports film.
Al Michaels described it as “a sliver of the Cold War” being fought out on a piece of ice, and it was fascinating to see. It tells the narrative of the United States Olympic hockey team from 1980 and the incredible victory they had over the Soviet Union.
Kurt Russell gives a terrific performance as the film’s titular character, Coach Herb Brooks, in this movie. It was a brilliant choice on the part of the filmmakers to instruct hockey players in acting rather than making an effort to instruct actors in the sport of hockey.
7. The Greatest Game Ever Played
READ MORE: When Will Inside Man Season 2 Be Released?
This movie is based on the real-life story of Frances Ouimet, who in 1913 became the first professional golfer to win the U.S. Open.
He did this by fighting against class prejudice, which was prevalent at the time. The performance that Shia LaBeouf does in this movie is considered to be the best of his whole acting career.
8. Alley Cat Strike!
This is an original film produced by Disney Plus. The plot revolves around the sport of bowling, how important it is to a group of friends, and how those friends teach a great player who has been handling everything on his own how to work as part of a team.
Extra credit is given for showcasing a much younger version of Kaley Cuoco.
Disney Plus is a treasure box of some of the best movies of all time, including sports movies. If you’re looking to stream Disney Plus UK to watch sports movies outside the UK, you’ll need a reliable VPN service, since Disney Plus is not available everywhere due to geo-restrictions and content limitations.
We hope this article was helpful – Happy streaming!
What do you make of this story? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages! And if you enjoy listening to film podcasts, why not check out our podcast, The Small Screen Podcast, wherever you get your podcasts!