The Most Inspirational Sports Movies Films
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The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Frank Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David

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  2. 2
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    Hayden Panettiere, Kate Bosworth, Nicole Ari Parker

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  3. 3
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    Jon Favreau filmography, Vince Vaughn, Charles S. Dutton

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  4. 4
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    Gene Hackman, Bobby Plump, Barbara Hershey

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  5. 5
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    Kevin Costner, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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  6. 6
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    Patricia Clarkson, Jim McKay, Sean McCann

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    Tim McGraw, Ray McKinnon, Sandra Bullock

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    Brian Geraghty, Ian McShane, David Strathairn

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Larry Drake

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  10. 10
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    Brandon Adams, Denis Leary, Patrick Renna

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    Jon Lovitz, Garry Marshall, David Strathairn

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    Robert Duvall, Richard Farnsworth, Kim Basinger

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    Renée Zellweger, Linda Kash, Sergio Di Zio

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    Greg Kinnear, Kirk Acevedo, Elizabeth Banks

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    Jim Morris, Randall Wallace, Dennis Quaid

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    Frank Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Taurean Blacque

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    Malik Yoba, Al Trautwig, Peter Outerbridge

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    Rene Russo, Tom Berenger, Wesley Snipes

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    Bob Costas, Ashanti, Debbi Morgan

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    James Brown, Rocky Krakoff, Jeff Austin

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    Bernadette Peters, Harry Caesar, Ray Nitschke

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    Lane Smith, Emilio Estevez, Garette Ratliff Henson

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Kevin Costner, Trey Wilson, Susan Sarandon

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    Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

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    Bob Costas, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tim McCarver

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    Billy Bob Thornton, Tim McGraw, Amber Heard

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    George Foreman, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams

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    David McCullough, Gary L. Stevens, Elizabeth Banks

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    John Gielgud, Ian Holm, Brad Davis

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    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard

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    T. R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Toby Huss

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    added by WarrenMitchell
    Frank Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Gilbert B. Combs

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    Pedro Lovell, Burt Young, Antonio Tarver

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    Lindsay Crouse, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

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    Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Hans Marrero

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    Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Gary Cooper

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    Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Happy Hairston

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    Brían F. O'Byrne, Jay Baruchel, Michael Peña

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Nina Wadia

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    Haley Joel Osment, Gary Sinise, Bobby Richardson

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    Kevin Costner, Jena Malone, Kelly Preston

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    Pat Riley, Josh Lucas, Trent Smith

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    Lee Trevino, Bob Barker, Robert Smigel

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    Lucy Liu, Cuba Gooding Jr., Warren Moon

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    Adam Beach, Russell Crowe, Maury Chaykin

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    John Turturro, Frank Vincent, Robert De Niro

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    Jackie Earle Haley, Dennis Quaid, Barbara Barrie

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    Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Brian McConnachie

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    Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona Gaye

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