As fitness fanatics, it’s probably unfathomable to consider the idea of sitting down and binge-watching Stranger Things evening upon end. However, if you’re struggling with a lack of inspiration, they why not twist this ‘laziness’ and turn it into an opportunity for an enthusiastic outlook. Grab a healthy, nutritious snack (or the more recommended bag of popcorn) and tune into Netflix US’ category of sport.

Unmissable TV and Films to Catch on Netflix for Aspiring Sportspeople

Space Jam (1996)

Starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes, Space Jam is a unique approach to an inspirational movie through the abnormal incorporation of science fiction and sport.With their fate resting in the hands of a single basketball game, the loveable cartoons train under the capable hands of legend Michael Jordan, demonstrating the importance of teamwork and consistency. Found on netflixguides.com, Space Jam holds a nostalgic factor which makes it an ideal basketball movie to watch on Netflix.

The combination of the underdog Looney Tunes and superstar Michael Jordan shows to those lacking belief in themselves that anything is achievable. Through hard work and regularity, your dreams are undeniably attainable.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Similar to Space Jam, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is a typical feel-good movie designed to boost morale and motivation. As the owner of the run-down Average Joe’s Gym, Peter La Fleur gathers his team of misfits in order to win back the money of the excessive mortgage he owes to the bank. How he hopes to achieve this is through the fine sport of Dodgeball.

If you feel as though life’s obstacles are preventing you from success, then this comedy classic is the film for you. Not only does it teach you to ignore the pessimistic people in your vicinity, but that you are very capable of accomplishing supposedlyunfeasible goals if you believe in yourself.

Icarus (2017)

Reiterating the controversial events of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, Icarus documents the contentious life of Russian scientist Grigory Rodchenkov and how he ultimately aided the doping scandal of the Russian Olympic team, causing members to be banned from the 2016 Rio Olympics. Through the eyes of American filmmaker and cyclist Bryan Fogal, the documentary examines the extent in which Rodchenkov, his team at the Moscow Laboratory and even the government were involved in providing their athletes with unfair leads against the rest of the teams involved. They then took advantage of their places within the medical industry and covered it up to mask their country as strong and endowed under the rule of Putin.

Under the watchful eye of aspiring athletes, Icarus is an exceptionally inspiring documentary, illustrating that by working hard and sticking at your sport (without the aide or risk of doping), you potentially could achieve wonders.

Irrefutably, by taking time out of your training or dedicating the occasional evening to these upbeat Netflix classics, you will hopefully find the motivation to get up from your couch and accomplish what you are so clearly capable of achieving.