A sport film is a fictional film genre which makes use of sport as the main theme of the film. It is usually a fictional creation in which a fictional sport, fictional event, character of sport, or fan of sport are heavily involved, and that rely on sport for some degree to an extent for their plot resolution or motivation. There are many movies which are based on a sport but fail to provide a complete resolution of the plot, as they focus on particular aspects of the sport or events and fail to portray the bigger picture. This is because the movie-makers either did not have the resources or did not want to invest more in the project, which may be the case in the case of small independent films. But the big problem with many of these types of movies is that the characters are never fully developed or do not develop as they should. A number of them are successful at portraying certain aspects of the sport or events but fail to explore others, which is the reason why they are not as successful as one would hope them to be.
It is generally agreed that sports have positive benefits on our health and society, because participation in sports such as football, baseball, basketball, tennis, golf, horse racing, soccer etc. boosts morale, self-confidence, and teamwork among individuals who participate in these sports. Sports also reduce the rate of absenteeism from work, increase physical dexterity, improve body image among men and women alike, build greater self-esteem, and help people to socialize and get to know each other better. Sports also help to build a person’s self-image, because it is commonly known that very good athletes are considered confident, successful, and good looking. The best athletes are perceived as being not only as physically superior but also as having higher mental powers and greater emotional control.
With globalization, sports have become even more popular among people, and the sport industry has become very lucrative as a result. A lot of multinational companies have started adopting sports as a business strategy, creating professional sports teams to compete against each other in various sports tournaments and leagues. Professional sport businesses also run training camps for new sportsmen and sportswomen, so that they can learn how to perform in a particular sport and also master techniques and strategies of that sport. As for governing bodies, they try to maintain standards of physical activity so that athletes may participate in these sports without worrying about their health.