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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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1,239 1,246
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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1,190 1,148
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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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1,163 1,081
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Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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785 716
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Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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756 768
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Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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879 623
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The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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1,258 270
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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750 611
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Miracle Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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634 667
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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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647 550
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We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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614 472
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The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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455 455
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Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

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525 380
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Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán

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489 399
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Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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428 415
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The Rookie Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths

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453 489
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The Natural Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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478 366
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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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472 360
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Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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371 358
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Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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421 318
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The Mighty Ducks Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

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432 324
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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304 170
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Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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384 244
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Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

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341 252
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Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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325 232
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Seabiscuit Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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357 263
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The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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339 133
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johnnybunn added 42 Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie

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265 276
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Bull Durham Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

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238 197
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The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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306 135
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Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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244 206
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Chariots of Fire Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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258 277
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Bad News Bears Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

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276 129
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WarrenMitchell added Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

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274 195
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Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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298 190
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Radio Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

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257 192
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Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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239 156
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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212 147
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For Love of the Game Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, J.K. Simmons

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246 171
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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187 183
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Slap Shot Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

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202 191
The Pride of the Yankees is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
The Pride of the Yankees Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey

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203 159
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Glory Road Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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157 242
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Bend It like Beckham Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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137 123
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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150 95
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johnnybunn added Secretariat Diane Lane, John Malkovich, James Cromwell

47
161 120
Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Inspirational Sports Movies
Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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153 156
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Ali Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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166 127
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Invictus Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood

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149 161
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Mystery, Alaska Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds