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

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1,174 1,229
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

3
1,229 226
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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1,135 1,128
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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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1,090 1,068
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Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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734 701
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Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

7
843 602
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The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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722 753
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Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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704 601
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Miracle Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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610 647
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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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608 539
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We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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588 460
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The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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433 445
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Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

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501 369
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Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán

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459 352
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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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462 392
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Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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411 403
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The Rookie Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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452 347
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Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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432 481
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The Natural Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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352 351
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Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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412 315
Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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399 310
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The Mighty Ducks Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

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289 164
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Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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366 237
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Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

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330 242
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Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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342 253
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The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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320 126
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johnnybunn added 42 Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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310 226
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Seabiscuit Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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264 119
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WarrenMitchell added Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

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285 129
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Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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228 191
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The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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269 184
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Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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253 270
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Bull Durham Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

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250 267
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Bad News Bears Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

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234 199
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Chariots of Fire Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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287 182
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Radio Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

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230 143
Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Happy Gilmore Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

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243 184
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Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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201 137
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For Love of the Game Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, J.K. Simmons

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236 164
Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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194 182
The Pride of the Yankees is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
The Pride of the Yankees Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey

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175 177
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Slap Shot Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

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198 152
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Glory Road Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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148 230
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Bend It like Beckham Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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130 118
Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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142 90
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johnnybunn added Secretariat Diane Lane, John Malkovich, James Cromwell

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149 149
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Ali Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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152 114
Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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144 152
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Mystery, Alaska Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds

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157 121
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Invictus Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood