A sports movie is a movie genre which makes use of sports as the main theme of the movie. It’s often a fictional production where a sports event, sporting competition, player, or supporter of sport are heavily featured, and that rely on sport for a major role to a major extent for their plot resolution. There are many different genres of sports movies available nowadays. Some have famous or popular athletes as main characters, but there can also be genres which are based on entirely fictional sports characters. Some movies are made as a vehicle for one actor or actresses to take up a particular sports or role, and others are made as a vehicle for a team or actor to take up a particular sports role. Most commonly however, sports movies are made as a vehicle for one or more actors or actresses to get into the sports world and make a name for themselves, or at least make an effort to do so.
Sports can broadly be divided into two broad categories: physical skill and mental or emotional skill. A sport or competition which relies purely on physical skill is called a contest, while one which relies on an ability to overcome difficult mental challenges, is often referred to as a contest of strength or mind. Physical skills include things such as sprinting for example, swimming, diving, basketball, tennis, golf, wrestling, mixed martial arts, volleyball, soccer, and surfing. Mental skills are things like being able to concentrate and focus, sportsmanship, determination, and positive thinking. Emotional skills are things like confidence, determination, teamwork, and cheering.
To sum it up, sports are about the application of physical exertion, and the application of mental or emotional exertion. Each discipline comes with its own requirements and advantages. Certain sports can be classified as one of these, such as swimming, tennis, basketball, golf, and softball. Modern day sport life is characterized by competitive exercises and strenuous physical activity.