It's been a while since we've gotten a movie designed for teachers to put on when they need to catch up on grading. Big studios just aren't putting those out anymore. But there will always be a need for movies like Stand and Deliver, October Sky and Remember the Titans. Something based on a true story but heavily fictionalized, with extra drama and a good lesson about believing in yourself.
So here comes Netflix with Blue Miracle to tell the story of a team of Mexican orphans and their caregiver. They had never fished before, but shocked the world by winning a major fishing tournament. Jimmy Gonzalez (Godzilla: King of the Monsters) plays Papa Omar, who maintains Casa Hogar, a local orphanage. When a hurricane devastates their region, he teams up with a has-been fisherman (Dennis Quaid) to win the big prize to save their home.
Blue Miracle premieres exclusively on Netflix on May 27.