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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    Rocky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Remember the Titans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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    Rudy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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    A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    A League of Their Own Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Hoosiers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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    Miracle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Miracle Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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    The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    The Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    We Are Marshall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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    The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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    Rocky II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán

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    Invincible is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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    The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    The Rookie Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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    The Natural is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    The Natural Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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    Cinderella Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

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    Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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    Coach Carter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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    Major League is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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    Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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    The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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    The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    The Mighty Ducks Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

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    42 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    42 Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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    Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

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    Moneyball is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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    Brian's Song is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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

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    Seabiscuit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Seabiscuit Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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    Rocky III is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

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    Radio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

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    Bad News Bears is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


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

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    Bull Durham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Bull Durham Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

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    The Fighter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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    Warrior is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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    Chariots of Fire is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    Chariots of Fire Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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    Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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    Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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    The Pride of the Yankees is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    The Pride of the Yankees Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey

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    Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    Happy Gilmore Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

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    Slap Shot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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

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    For Love of the Game is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


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

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    Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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    Glory Road is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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    Bend It like Beckham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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    Mystery, Alaska is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds

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    Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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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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    Ali is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    Ali Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    The Wrestler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies


    The Wrestler Evan Rachel Wood, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei

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    Breaking Away is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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

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