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List Rules Films about underdogs and underdog stories. Vote up the best underdog movies.

There’s nothing more inspirational than a movie about an underdog who is victorious despite all the odds stacked against them. Viewers love films that highlight a noteworthy person’s triumphs – stories like this give us hope and make us want to fight to the end! These kinds of inspirational stories make amazing movies, but what are the best movies about underdogs? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank.
 
The movies on this list tell the stories of an underdog in one way or another. Many of these films were actually based on true events that forever changed our perspectives and left us feeling inspired. Others are completely fictional in nature but inspire viewers nonetheless.
 
This list features the best movies about underdogs including, Hoosiers, Cinderella Man, Million Dollar Baby, Rudy, Miracle, The Jackie Robinson Story, Friday Night Lights, Remember the Titans, and Rocky. Vote up the best underdog films or add one you love that isn't already on the list!
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Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Underdogs
Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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8 Mile Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy

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Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Underdogs
Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

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Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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Miracle Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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Slumdog Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Underdogs
Slumdog Millionaire Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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The Mighty Ducks Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

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Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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

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Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Seabiscuit Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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McFarland, USA Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor

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Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

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Little Miss Sunshine Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

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The Rookie Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn

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The Longest Yard Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

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The Bad News Bears Tatum O'Neal, Jackie Earle Haley, Walter Matthau

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Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

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Invictus Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood

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The Natural Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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Glory Road Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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The Jackie Robinson Story Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Louise Beavers

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Secretariat Diane Lane, John Malkovich, James Cromwell

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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Spare Parts is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Underdogs
Spare Parts Jamie Lee Curtis, Marisa Tomei, Alexa Vega

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Whip It Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig

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Hardball Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, Michael B. Jordan

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Breaking Away Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, Daniel Stern

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The Waterboy Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider

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The Greatest Game Ever Played Shia LaBeouf, Peyton List, Joe Jackson

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Kingpin Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

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Tin Cup Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

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Revenge of the Nerds John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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The Baader Meinhof Complex Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Nadja Uhl

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The New Guy Zooey Deschanel, Eliza Dushku, David Hasselhoff

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The Black Stallion Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton

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We Who Wait: The Adverts & TV ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies About Underdogs
We Who Wait: The Adverts & TV Smith T.V. Smith, Gaye Advert, Howard Pickup