MMA: Warrior (2011)
Most sports films give you a hero to root for who's fighting against all odds to fix his life. Warrior gives you two: estranged brothers Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy), an Iraq vet and brutal knock-out artist, and Brendan Conlon (Joel Edgerton), a high school teacher and former UFC Fighter past his prime. Both men are dealing with the reappearance of their alcoholic father (Nick Nolte) and both desperately need to win Sparta, an MMA tournament with a prize of $5 million. So who do you want to see standing at the end?