Cool Runnings (1993)


When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team. (IMDb)
The underdog sports movie cliches are definitely there (hello, reluctant coach and training montages), but with a longer than normal journey towards the top and an ending that’s feel-good in an unexpected way, the track remains clear for the charismatic characters (Sanka is the epitome of comic relief) and inspiring story (Junior and Yul’s relationship arc is a touching side-plot) to deliver a bobsled full of belly laughs (see Irv and his introduction to bobsledding) and happy tears throughout.
7.5/10 (Really Good)