Horse movies like Champions don't come around very often. This film is based on the true story of British jockey Bob Champion. Starring John Hurt, Gregory Jones, and Mick Dillon this movie follows the story of one of the best horse racing jockeys of all time, Bob Champion, and his battle with cancer. The movie takes you from when Bob Champion learns about his cancer, through the different radiations, to his remission, then his return to horse racing, and eventually his ride and win in the Grand National Steeplechase. His win in the 1981 Grand National Steeplechase on the horse Aldaniti, after everything he went through, is nothing short of incredible and even borders on miraculous. Overall, this film is a great comeback story.
Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 69% audience score