42 tells the story of Jackie Robinson, who was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color barrier. Even though Robinson faced a great deal of racism, he remained professional, displayed remarkable character, and eventually won over his team and the fans, changing baseball forever.

Released 2013; Runtime 128 minutes


  • Race & Ethnicity Issues: The movie is about how Jackie Robinson was the first black MLB player, starting his first game in 1947.
  • Motivation (Intrinsic): Robinson loved to play baseball and was determined to prove himself worthy enough to play in the MLB.
  • Leadership: In every bad situation Robinson was put in, he remained positive, supported his team, and always strove to do the right thing on and off the field; He set an example for everyone to follow.
  • Team Cohesion: Initially his teammates were not accepting of him, but eventually realized they all had more things in common than they did different, leading to Robinson becoming accepted and a leader.