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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    - 347

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

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  2. 2
    + 894
    - 240
    Rudy

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

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  3. 3
    + 935
    - 263
    Remember the Titans


    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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  4. 4
    + 600
    - 247
    Field of Dreams


    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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  5. 5
    + 600
    - 241
    Hoosiers


    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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  6. 6
    + 582
    - 225
    Miracle


    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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  7. 7
    + 683
    - 250
    The Blind Side


    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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  8. 8
    + 515
    - 215
    We Are Marshall


    Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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  9. 9
    + 503
    - 288
    The Karate Kid


    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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  10. 10
    + 490
    - 180
    The Sandlot


    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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  11. 11
    + 408
    - 230
    A League of Their Own


    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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  12. 12
    + 372
    - 240
    The Natural


    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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  13. 13
    + 374
    - 204
    Cinderella Man


    Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

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  14. 14
    + 384
    - 172
    Invincible


    Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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  15. 15
    + 341
    - 207
    The Rookie


    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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  16. 16
    + 403
    - 195
    Rocky II


    Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán

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  17. 17
    + 376
    - 184
    Cool Runnings


    John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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  18. 18
    + 290
    - 199
    Major League

    often listed
    Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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  19. 19
    + 378
    - 201
    Coach Carter


    Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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  20. 20
    + 340
    - 173
    The Mighty Ducks


    Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

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  21. 21
    + 332
    - 193


    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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  22. 22
    + 297
    - 136
    The Longest Yard


    Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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  23. 23
    + 226
    - 189
    Bull Durham

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

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  24. 24
    + 302
    - 148
    Friday Night Lights


    Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

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  25. 25
    + 272
    - 161
    Moneyball


    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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  26. 26
    + 221
    - 207
    Bad News Bears

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

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  27. 27
    + 199
    - 145
    The Fighter


    Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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  28. 28
    + 255
    - 188
    Seabiscuit


    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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  29. 29
    + 243
    - 149
    Radio


    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

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  30. 30
    + 290
    - 127

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

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  31. 31
    + 258
    - 95
    42

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

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  32. 32
    + 189
    - 167
    Chariots of Fire

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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  33. 33
    + 232
    - 108
    Brian's Song


    Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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  34. 34
    + 203
    - 96
    Rocky III

    added by WarrenMitchell
    Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

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  35. 35
    + 226
    - 155
    Warrior


    Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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  36. 36
    + 192
    - 161
    Rocky Balboa


    Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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  37. 37
    + 167
    - 159


    Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey

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  38. 38
    + 220
    - 131
    Million Dollar Baby

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

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  39. 39
    + 145
    - 154
    Slap Shot

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

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  40. 40
    + 161
    - 118
    For Love of the Game


    Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, J.K. Simmons

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  41. 41
    + 181
    - 115


    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

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  42. 42
    + 191
    - 144


    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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  43. 43
    + 123
    - 198
    Bend It like Beckham

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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  44. 44
    + 166
    - 139
    Glory Road


    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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  45. 45
    + 126
    - 131
    Mystery, Alaska


    Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds

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  46. 46
    + 91
    - 174
    Hoop Dreams

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  47. 47
    + 102
    - 142
    Breaking Away

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, Daniel Stern

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  48. 48
    + 104
    - 92


    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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  49. 49
    + 122
    - 129
    Ali


    Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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  50. 50
    + 119
    - 88


    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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