8. Bleed For This
The Buzz: The incredible underdog story of boxing champ Vinny Pazienza (Miles Teller), who recovers from a horrific car accident only to make one of the most staggering comebacks in sports history. Rising star Miles Teller is joined by the superb Aaron Eckhart and Katey Sagal in supporting roles.
Why It's Already Lost: Reviews have been decent but squarely in the three-star range, unfortunately, so this won't be the big awards break Teller has been hoping for.
Harsher critics have taken Teller's performance to task (calling him "too slight" to play Paz), and even many of those who praised it ultimately conceded that it was basically a down-the-line underdog sports movie. Rocky it ain't.