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Here is the ultimate list of the best sports movies ever made. Most guys, even some girls can't resist a tale about mostly make believe athletes. Sports may be the overarching theme in these movies, but that doesn't mean that there's anything deeper beneath the surface. These movies allow us guys to connect with our inner emotions through hidden love stories, tales of adversity, humor and ultimately the triumph of the human spirit.

At the heart of the best sports movies is relationships between the characters. Some of the best sports films like Rocky, Raging Bull and the Blind Side have either been nominated and/or won multiple Academy Awards. Others like Brian's Song, Hoosiers and Field of Dreams often times will cause viewers to feel triumphant with the characters, if they don't shed a tear as well.

But people can't resist an amazingly funny sports film. You can point to classics like Major League, Caddyshack, Bad News Bears and White Men Can't Jump as the best sports comedies.

Anyone can contribute to this list of the best sports movies, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion. Rank your favorites or add whatever sports movie you see missing.

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier Burgess Meredith

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Remember the Titans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling Denzel Washington

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Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Kevin Costner

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Major League is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger Rene Russo

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Hoosiers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper Barbara Hershey

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Rudy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin Jon Favreau filmography

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase Rodney Dangerfield

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The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Movies
The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary Karen Allen

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Bull Durham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Bull Durham Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon Tim Robbins

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Moneyball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill Robin Wright

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The Natural is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Movies
The Natural Kim Basinger, Robert Redford Robert Duvall

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Miracle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Miracle Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson Ken Dryden

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A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Movies
A League of Their Own Madonna, Tom Hanks Rosie O'Donnell

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Happy Gilmore Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller Julie Bowen

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The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Movies
The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins Kathy Bates

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Rocky II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith Roberto Durán

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The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Movies
The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters Ray Nitschke

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci Martin Scorsese

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Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown Mr. T

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Slap Shot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Slap Shot Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh Swoosie Kurtz

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Rocky III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan Burgess Meredith

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Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba Jay Brazeau

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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman Hilary Swank

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White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Movies
White Men Can't Jump Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes Rosie Perez

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42 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Movies
42 Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni Nicole Beharie

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Brian's Song is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan Billy Dee Williams

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Any Given Sunday is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Any Given Sunday Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino Jamie Foxx

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton Tim McGraw

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Bad News Bears is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Bad News Bears Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden Greg Kinnear

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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu Renée Zellweger

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We Are Marshall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Movies
We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara January Jones

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Cinderella Man is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger Paul Giamatti

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Tin Cup is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Tin Cup Kevin Costner, Rene Russo Don Johnson

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Eight Men Out is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Eight Men Out Charlie Sheen, Christopher Lloyd John Cusack

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The Replacements is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Movies
The Replacements Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman Jon Favreau filmography

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The Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Movies
The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio Pat Morita

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The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Movies
The Mighty Ducks Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez Dan Tamberelli

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Invincible is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg Randy Couture

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The Fighter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Movies
The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale Mark Wahlberg

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The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Movies
The Rookie Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox Rachel Griffiths

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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Space Jam Michael Jordan, Bill Murray Larry Bird

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For Love of the Game is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Movies
For Love of the Game Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston J.K. Simmons

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The Wrestler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Movies
The Wrestler Evan Rachel Wood, Mickey Rourke Marisa Tomei

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Seabiscuit is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Seabiscuit Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges Tobey Maguire

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DodgeBall: A True Underdog Sto... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Movies
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris Vince Vaughn

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Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Kingpin Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson Randy Quaid

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The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Movies
The Waterboy Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates Rob Schneider

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Glory Road is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Glory Road Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight Tatyana Ali

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad o... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Movies
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Amy Adams, Will Ferrell Sacha Baron Cohen

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The Pride of the Yankees is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Movies
The Pride of the Yankees Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper Bill Dickey