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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    Slam Dunk Ernest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Varney, Jay Brazeau

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    Racing Stripes is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Dennis Haysbert, Walton Goggins, Scott Bakula

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

    Donald Trump, Dennis Rodman, Whoopi Goldberg

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

    Rodney Dangerfield, Tommy Lasorda, Jonathan Brandis

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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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    The Main Event is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Rory Calhoun

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    Caddyshack II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Randy Quaid

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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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    Gus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus, Ed Asner

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    D3: The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Kenan Thompson

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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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    Johnny Be Good is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Robert Downey Jr., Uma Thurman, Jennifer Tilly

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    The Fan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Robert De Niro, Jack Black, Ellen Barkin

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

    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

    Renée Zellweger, Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin

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    The Game Plan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Tisdale, Roselyn Sánchez

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    Little Big League is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Jason Robards Jr., Jeff Garlin, Jonathan Silverman

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    The Cutting Edge: Going for th... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Christine Lakin, Oksana Baiul, Christy Carlson Romano

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    The Air Up There is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Kevin Bacon

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    The Benchwarmers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    James Earl Jones, David Spade, Rob Schneider

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    Slap Shot 3: The Junior League is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Leslie Nielsen, Mark Messier, Doug Gilmour

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    Backfield in Motion is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Ilona Staller

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

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    Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen King

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    Kicking & Screaming is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Mike Ditka

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    Artie Lange's Beer League is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Tina Fey, Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio

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    The Cutting Edge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Terry O'Quinn, Moira Kelly, D. B. Sweeney

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    The Legend of Bagger Vance is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Matt Damon

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    Necessary Roughness is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Jerry Rice, Dick Butkus, Kathy Ireland

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    Quarterback Princess is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Helen Hunt, Tim Robbins, Don Murray

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    Little Giants is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill

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    Rookie of the Year is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

    Gary Busey, John Candy, Dan Hedaya

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    Rudy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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

    Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

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    Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

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    Semi-Pro is listed (or ranked) 46 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) 47 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) 48 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) 49 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

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    Slap Shot is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

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