There’s a pair of emotionally charged, feel-good movies in town right now, each with a sports component and each guaranteed to make you care about the characters.

The surfing drama “Soul Surfer” and the wrestling comedy-drama “Win Win” also have something to say about the family dynamic, suggesting that children thrive in a supportive environment with loving parents and siblings; that they grow up healthier, with a better chance at life.

Obviously, these movies are about bigger issues than the sports that provide the action scenes — and neither has the cliche of the central athlete taking the first-place prize in the race-to-the-finish competitions near the end.

But you will still cheer, and possibly tear up, at their resilient resolutions.

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