“A League of Their Own” (1992)
The sport: Baseball
The underdogs: The Rockford Peaches, part of a women’s baseball league that springs up during WWII to keep the sport going while the men are overseas.
The outcome: Equal parts gender equality drama and sibling rivalry story, “League” ends with the Peaches losing the World Series to their rivals, the Racine Belles. But more importantly it leads to the reconciliation between Peaches’ star catcher Dottie (Geena Davis) and her jealous younger sister, Belles’ pitcher Kit (Lori Petty).