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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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1,165 1,228
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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1,125 1,128
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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

4
1,226 222
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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1,083 1,067
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Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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716 752
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Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

7
727 700
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Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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833 602
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The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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698 600
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Miracle Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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603 646
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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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604 537
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We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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583 460
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The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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431 443
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Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

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496 369
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Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán

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406 403
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The Rookie Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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457 392
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Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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452 351
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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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428 481
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The Natural Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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448 347
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Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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350 350
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Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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408 315
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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396 310
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The Mighty Ducks Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

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287 164
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Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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362 237
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Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

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328 241
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Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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338 253
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The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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308 225
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Seabiscuit Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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253 268
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Bull Durham Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

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227 190
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The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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316 126
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johnnybunn added 42 Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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268 182
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Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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247 267
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Bad News Bears Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

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261 119
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WarrenMitchell added Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

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232 197
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Chariots of Fire Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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281 129
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Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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284 182
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Radio Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

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227 143
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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240 184
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Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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198 137
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For Love of the Game Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, J.K. Simmons

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234 163
Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

41
191 182
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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173 177
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Slap Shot Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

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195 152
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Glory Road Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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147 228
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Bend It like Beckham Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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129 116
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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141 88
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johnnybunn added Secretariat Diane Lane, John Malkovich, James Cromwell

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147 149
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Ali Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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148 114
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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143 151
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Mystery, Alaska Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds

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154 120
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Invictus Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood