S.I.M Rating: 8.64 out of 10 (27 Votes)
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Lucas Black, Christopher Meloni, Alan Tudyk, and T.R. Knight
One of the most significant events in both American culture and sports in general centers around one man's courage. When the world around him made it impossible to fit in, Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) broke through not just the color barrier, but the cultural barrier. With effects still felt today, '42' highlights the story of Robinson as he burst onto the scene of the MLB in 1946, becoming the first man of color to play in the big leagues. Partnered with the groundbreaking vision of Brooklyn Dodgers general manager, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), Robinson had to endure enormous vigilance in his career, for both himself and for his family. '42' delves into the reasons, the motivation and the struggles Robinson fought against in what became a shining moment for equality not just in sports, but in all of American history. Baseball just happens to be the backdrop for the bravery.