CINDERELLA MAN (2005)
Another true story. A well-cast Russell Crowe stars as Jim Braddock, a gifted 1930s boxer relegated to the dole queue because of a hand injury. If you are unfamiliar with Braddock’s exploits, let’s just say the bloke must rank as one of the biggest, mangiest sports underdogs of all-time. The movie improves quickly once Crowe gets his chump-to-champ groove going.