The Least Inspiring Sports Movies Films

The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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List Criteria: Vote up for the LEAST inspiring movie; vote down for movies you did find inspiring

The least inspiring sports movies might entertain, but they don't necessarily inspire. Sure, watching a cute movie about a golden retriever that can shoot hoops is fun - but does that mean everyone's suddenly going to hit the park for a pick up game? No. Unless you're a golden retriever. Maybe then. From 'Air Bud' to 'Rocky V,' this is a list of football, baseball, hockey and other sports-related movies that, for whatever reason, just don't push the right buttons. If you see a sports film listed that you did, in fact, find inspirational, vote it down. But if you agree that a particular sports movie on this list is ridiculously uninspiring, vote it up. And if you know of a really uninspiring sports movie that isn't on the list, add it!

The most inspirational sports movies of all-time can make sports fans (or almost anyone for that matter) feel energized and motivated. We're talking films like the original 'Rocky' and 'Hoosiers.' They can make us shed tears, too ("Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!") Sadly, this list doesn't include those kinds of movies. No, this list includes some serious stinkers. Did anyone honestly think the football movie 'Johnny Be Good' was, in fact, good? Yes, many loved 'The Bad News Bears' but what about 'The Bad News Bears Go to Japan?' Forgettable, not inspirational in the least - and downright pointless, really.

Among the least inspirational sports films: remakes and sequels. The first two 'Mighty Ducks' movies were pretty great, but 'D3: The Mighty Ducks' fell far short. Same with the remakes of 'The Longest Yard' and 'Rollerball.' Sometimes it's best to leave a good thing alone. Also, if you want to watch a movie about a kangaroo that can box (1978's 'Matilda') or a mule that can kick a football (1976's 'Gus'), fine. Just don't expect it to inspire.
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    Juwanna Mann is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Lil' Kim, Vivica A. Fox, Vlade Divac

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    Rollerball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    P!nk, Rebecca Romijn, LL Cool J

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    Ed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Jim Caviezel, Matt LeBlanc, Tommy Lasorda

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    Air Bud is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Mark Jackson, Kevin Zegers, Michael Jeter

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    Racing Stripes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Hayden Panettiere, Snoop Dogg, Mandy Moore

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    Major League: Back to the Mino... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Dennis Haysbert, Walton Goggins, Scott Bakula

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    Slam Dunk Ernest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Varney, Jay Brazeau

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    Angels in the Endzone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Christopher Lloyd, Matthew Lawrence, David Gallagher

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    Ladybugs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Ladybugs Rodney Dangerfield, Tommy Lasorda, Jonathan Brandis

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    Eddie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Donald Trump, Dennis Rodman, Whoopi Goldberg

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    Kevin Moore, Noel John Cunningham, Xavier Rodrigo

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    Mr. 3000 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Carmen Electra, Jay Leno, Angela Bassett

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    Caddyshack II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Caddyshack II Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Randy Quaid

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    The Main Event is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    The Main Event Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Rory Calhoun

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    The Bad News Bears Go to Japan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Tony Curtis, Jackie Earle Haley, Regis Philbin

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    Ready to Rumble is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Rose McGowan, Randy Savage, Bill Goldberg

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    The Scout is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Brendan Fraser, J.K. Simmons, Tony Bennett

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    Robert Mitchum, Elliott Gould, Lionel Stander

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    D3: The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Kenan Thompson

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    Gus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus, Ed Asner

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    Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Gary Busey, Chris Chelios, Stephen Baldwin

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    The Fan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Robert De Niro, Jack Black, Ellen Barkin

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    Johnny Be Good is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Robert Downey Jr., Uma Thurman, Jennifer Tilly

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    Rocky V is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Rocky V Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Dolph Lundren

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    Brenda Song, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Lipnicki

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    8 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    8 Seconds Renée Zellweger, Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin

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    Little Big League is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Jason Robards Jr., Jeff Garlin, Jonathan Silverman

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    The Game Plan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Tisdale, Roselyn Sánchez

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    The Air Up There is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Kevin Bacon

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    The Benchwarmers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    James Earl Jones, David Spade, Rob Schneider

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    The Cutting Edge: Going for th... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Christine Lakin, Oksana Baiul, Christy Carlson Romano

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    Little Giants is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Little Giants Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill

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    Slap Shot 3: The Junior League is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Leslie Nielsen, Mark Messier, Doug Gilmour

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    Fever Pitch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Fever Pitch Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen King

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    Backfield in Motion is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Ilona Staller

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    Kicking & Screaming is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Kicking & Screaming Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Mike Ditka

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    Necessary Roughness is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Necessary Roughness Jerry Rice, Dick Butkus, Kathy Ireland

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    The Cutting Edge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    The Cutting Edge Terry O'Quinn, Moira Kelly, D. B. Sweeney

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    The Legend of Bagger Vance is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    The Legend of Bagger Vance Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Matt Damon

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    Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Space Jam Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

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    Rookie of the Year is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Rookie of the Year Gary Busey, John Candy, Dan Hedaya

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    Quarterback Princess is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Helen Hunt, Tim Robbins, Don Murray

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    Artie Lange's Beer League is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Artie Lange's Beer League Tina Fey, Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio

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    The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    The Longest Yard Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

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    Semi-Pro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Woody Harrelson

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    Tin Cup is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

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    Major League II is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Charlie Sheen, Jay Leno, Tom Berenger

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    Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Kingpin Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

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    Slap Shot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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

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    Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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