I really liked the movie 42. I particularly liked the religious social justice themes advances by Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey as portrayed by Harrison Ford.
This clip was one of my favorite moments:
During the spring and early summer months, baseball is almost our family religion. Being part of baseball has taught us a lot about race, class, and gender. In many ways, one of the great values of sports is the way that it can bring us together despite the things which often divide us. This does not mean that sports are immune from those things. It just means that sports provide us another angle to perceive and conceptualize the world. Sports gives us an opportunity to deconstruct our paradigms and assumptions. Of course, sometimes it just reinforces them.