Eddie the Eagle – I got to watch a ski jump practice once and despite it looking so ‘easy’, it’s a pretty tough thing to do. This movie would make you cheer for Eddie as he’s very confident and persistent about his goal. You know he’s set to fail, as people have pointed out, but his unwavering belief in himself would make you root for him.
Little Miss Sunshine – Another character with unwavering confidence is Olive. She’s always practicing and believes that she could be a pageant winner, even if her family isn’t initially the most supportive bunch. This is one of my favorite movies of all time.
Rudy – I think this is the most known underdog movie of all time. Like the previous two characters, Rudy is very determined to play football for Notre Dame. The reenactment of his football play is a staple in pop culture, and needless to say this was a memorable film.