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From football movies to baseball films, these are the most inspirational sports movies of all time. This list of the best sports films has been chosen by the wisdom of the crowd, which means anyone can vote up their favorite inspirational sports movies.

What are the most inspirational sports movies? You can pick from favorites like Rudy and The Natural and vote for the best inspirational sports film. You can even add your own list of the best sports movies to these rankings. Whether you're a film geek, a sports fan, or a little bit of both, this list is a winning play when it comes to finding the best movies about sports.
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A League of Their Own Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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Miracle Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

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Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán

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Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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The Rookie Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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The Natural Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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The Mighty Ducks Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

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Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

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Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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Seabiscuit Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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42 Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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Bull Durham Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

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Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

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Bad News Bears Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

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Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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Chariots of Fire Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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Radio Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Happy Gilmore Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

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Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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For Love of the Game Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, J.K. Simmons

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The Pride of the Yankees is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
The Pride of the Yankees Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey

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Slap Shot Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

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Glory Road Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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Bend It like Beckham Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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Ali Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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Secretariat Diane Lane, John Malkovich, James Cromwell

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Mystery, Alaska Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds

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Invictus Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood