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

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    ranked low on reranks 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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  4. 4
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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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    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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    ranked low on reranks James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Marley Shelton

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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    Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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    Renée Zellweger, Russell Crowe, Paul Giamatti

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    Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers

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    John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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    Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum, Ashanti

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    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Dolph Lundgren

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

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    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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    Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Lane Smith

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

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    ranked low on reranks Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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    Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill

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    Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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    Amber Heard, Tim McGraw, Connie Britton

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    Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey

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    Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard

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    ranked low on reranks Ben Gazzara, Dean McDermott, Mekhi Phifer

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    added by johnnybunn Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk, Christopher Meloni

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    Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy

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    Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

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    Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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

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  38. 38
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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  41. 41
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    Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly

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    ranked low on reranks Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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

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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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    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

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    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci

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    Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Anthony Michael Hall, Thomas Jane, Christopher McDonald

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