I was recently browsing the internet for inspirational quotes on teamwork from movies. I sometimes use these at work. I ran onto a movie that had not seen in years but rank it as one of my favorite films. “Remember the Titans.”
Now I never look for movies with a message. I look to movies as an escape from reality. I don’t want to be “lectured” or “taught”. I look to be taken to a different time in a different place and escape. I just want to be entertained. Some of my favorites are “Star Wars” (the original ones), “Airplane”, “The Untouchables”, and “Tombstone“. No messages, no lessons, just entertainment. “Remember the Titans” is an exception.
“Remember the Titan” has a strong message. Taking place in 1971, in Alexandra Virginia, “Remember the Titans” looks at the racial divide in the newly integrated T.C. Williams high school. I’m not saying the movie is not entertaining. It is one of my favorites.
The most impressive aspect of the movie is that it is based on a true story. “Remember the Titans” is based on coach Herman Boone and the T.C. Williams Titans football team in 1971. Watching the journey of the players and coaches is inspiring. The Titans ended the 1971 season with 13 wins, no losses and ranked second in the nation.
I’m not going to spend a lot of time breaking the film down and offering my interpretation of the film. The movie is right up front with its message. They took some liberties with the true story, but the basic facts are represented accurately. If you have never seen the film I strongly suggest you watch it. If you have seen it, I’m confident you will want to watch it again.
I’ve pasted the movie trailer below.
The music in the film ain’t bad either.