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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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1,183 1,233
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

3
1,237 235
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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1,146 1,133
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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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1,103 1,071
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Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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852 605
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The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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741 706
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Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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726 757
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Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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711 602
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Miracle Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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615 650
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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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615 542
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We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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594 462
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The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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435 448
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Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

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505 370
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Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán

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467 392
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Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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463 354
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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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414 405
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The Rookie Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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457 347
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Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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437 481
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The Natural Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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354 353
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Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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403 310
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The Mighty Ducks Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

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415 316
Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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291 165
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Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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369 238
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Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

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331 243
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Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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324 126
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johnnybunn added 42 Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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344 255
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The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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313 226
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Seabiscuit Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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266 119
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WarrenMitchell added Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

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288 129
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Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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229 191
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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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290 182
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Radio Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

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251 267
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Bad News Bears Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

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235 199
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Chariots of Fire Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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246 184
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Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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231 144
Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Happy Gilmore Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

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203 137
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For Love of the Game Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, J.K. Simmons

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237 165
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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195 182
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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176 177
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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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150 231
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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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153 115
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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146 152
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Mystery, Alaska Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds

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158 121
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Invictus Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood