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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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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  3. 3
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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Al Michaels

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    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Tim McGraw

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    Matthew McConaughey, January Jones, Kate Mara

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Marley Shelton

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    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Renée Zellweger, Russell Crowe, Paul Giamatti

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    Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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    Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers

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    John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum, Ashanti

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    Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Dolph Lundgren

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    Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Lane Smith

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    Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

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    Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill

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    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

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    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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    Amber Heard, Tim McGraw, Connie Britton

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    Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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    Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard

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    Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey

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    ranked low on reranks & added by johnnybunn
    Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk, Christopher Meloni

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    Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

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    Ben Gazzara, Dean McDermott, Mekhi Phifer

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    Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy

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    Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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    added by WarrenMitchell
    Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Mr. T

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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

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    Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly

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    Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

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    Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds

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

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    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci

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    Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield

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    Diane Lane, John Malkovich, James Cromwell

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