Win Win (2011)
In 2014, real wrestling — not “professional wrestling” — got its cinematic shine in “Foxcatcher.” Detailing the troubling, tragic, real-life story of multimillionaire John du Pont and his obsession with U.S. wrestling and Olympic gold medalist brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo did a masterful job. Just about everyone knows about this film.
On the flip side, there is a brilliant independent film starring Paul Giamatti as a struggling lawyer and volunteer high school wrestling coach who takes in — and at points takes advantage of — a troubled young teen and star high school wrestler. The 2011 film, “Win Win,” is a wonderful watch, as is just about any movie Giamatti is in.