The 50 Greatest Sports Movies of All Time, Ranked

50. The Way Back (2020)


For those of you looking for a recent film, here is one — The Way Back. Starring in the film is Ben Affleck. Affleck’s character, Jack Cunningham, is a former star basketball player-turned-alcoholic construction worker who returns to his high school to coach its basketball team. Affleck puts forth a very strong performance, capturing Cunningham’s inner turmoil and pain in a way that connects to the audience in a deep, emotional way. It is not out of the question that Affleck could earn some top-end recognition come next year’s award shows.