The Most Inspirational Sports Movies Films

The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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List Criteria: Movies must feature sports and inspiration

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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  1. 1
    + 927
    - 341

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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  2. 2
    + 867
    - 236
    Rudy

    ranked low on reranks
    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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  3. 3
    + 913
    - 259
    Remember the Titans


    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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  4. 4
    + 583
    - 246
    Field of Dreams


    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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  5. 5
    + 590
    - 234
    Hoosiers


    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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  6. 6
    + 570
    - 221
    Miracle


    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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  7. 7
    + 666
    - 246
    The Blind Side


    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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  8. 8
    + 505
    - 211
    We Are Marshall


    Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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  9. 9
    + 490
    - 282
    The Karate Kid


    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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  10. 10
    + 474
    - 179
    The Sandlot


    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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  11. 11
    + 394
    - 227
    A League of Their Own


    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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  12. 12
    + 361
    - 236
    The Natural


    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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  13. 13
    + 368
    - 200
    Cinderella Man


    Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

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  14. 14
    + 377
    - 168
    Invincible


    Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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  15. 15
    + 332
    - 204
    The Rookie


    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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  16. 16
    + 398
    - 191
    Rocky II


    Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán

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  17. 17
    + 370
    - 181
    Cool Runnings


    John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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  18. 18
    + 281
    - 197
    Major League

    often listed
    Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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  19. 19
    + 372
    - 196
    Coach Carter


    Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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  20. 20
    + 331
    - 170
    The Mighty Ducks


    Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

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  21. 21
    + 292
    - 132
    The Longest Yard


    Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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  22. 22
    + 325
    - 189


    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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  23. 23
    + 222
    - 183
    Bull Durham

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

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  24. 24
    + 269
    - 156
    Moneyball


    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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  25. 25
    + 293
    - 146
    Friday Night Lights


    Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

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  26. 26
    + 217
    - 203
    Bad News Bears

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

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  27. 27
    + 194
    - 140
    The Fighter


    Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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  28. 28
    + 255
    - 180
    Seabiscuit


    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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  29. 29
    + 238
    - 145
    Radio


    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

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  30. 30
    + 253
    - 91
    42

    ranked low on reranks & added by johnnybunn
    Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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  31. 31
    + 282
    - 125

    ranked low on reranks
    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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  32. 32
    + 188
    - 162
    Chariots of Fire

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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  33. 33
    + 230
    - 104
    Brian's Song


    Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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  34. 34
    + 198
    - 92
    Rocky III

    added by WarrenMitchell
    Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

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  35. 35
    + 187
    - 156
    Rocky Balboa


    Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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  36. 36
    + 220
    - 152
    Warrior


    Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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  37. 37
    + 167
    - 153

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey

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  38. 38
    + 215
    - 128
    Million Dollar Baby

    ranked low on reranks
    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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  39. 39
    + 141
    - 151
    Slap Shot

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

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  40. 40
    + 156
    - 114
    For Love of the Game


    Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, J.K. Simmons

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  41. 41
    + 173
    - 113


    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

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  42. 42
    + 185
    - 140


    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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  43. 43
    + 122
    - 191
    Bend It like Beckham

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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  44. 44
    + 163
    - 134
    Glory Road


    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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  45. 45
    + 119
    - 127
    Mystery, Alaska


    Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds

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  46. 46
    + 91
    - 168
    Hoop Dreams

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  47. 47
    + 103
    - 88

    ranked low on reranks
    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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  48. 48
    + 102
    - 137
    Breaking Away

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, Daniel Stern

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  49. 49
    + 122
    - 125
    Ali


    Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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  50. 50
    + 116
    - 85


    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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