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Beliefnet's Top 20 Inspirational Sports Movies

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Beliefnet's top 20 inspirational sport films. These movies have some of the greatest sports moments ever shown onscreen. For the full article go to: http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Movies/2008/09/Top-20-Inspirational-Sports-Movies.aspx
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    The Karate Kid

    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

  • 2
    Bend It like Beckham

    Bend It like Beckham

    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Released2002

    Directed byGurinder Chadha

  • 3
    Cinderella Man

    Cinderella Man

    Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger

    Released2005

    Directed byRon Howard

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    The Jackie Robinson Story

    The Jackie Robinson Story

    Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee

    Released1950

    Directed byAlfred E. Green

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    #30 of 42 Great Historical Black Movies Based On True Stories#25 of 29 The Greatest African American Biopics

  • 5
    Rudy

    Rudy

    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

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    Things About The Real Rudy That The 'Rudy' Movie Purposely Misrepresents#482 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • 6
    Hoosiers

    Hoosiers

    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

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    Ali

    Ali

    Will Smith, Jamie Foxx

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Mann

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    #46 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#67 of 236 The Best Movies Based On True Stories

  • 8
    Miracle

    Miracle

    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson

    Released2004

    Directed byGavin O'Connor

  • 9
    We Are Marshall

    We Are Marshall

    Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara

    Released2006

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

  • 10
    Pride

    Pride

    Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Downer

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    The Rookie

    The Rookie

    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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    #94 of 97 The Best Disney Live-Action Movies#7 of 78 The All-Time Best Baseball Films

  • 12
    A League of Their Own

    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks

    Released1992

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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    Field of Dreams

    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1989

    Directed byPhil Alden Robinson

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    #91 of 366 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#59 of 149 Movies That Should Never Be Remade

  • 14
    Seabiscuit

    Seabiscuit

    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges

    Released2003

    Directed byGary Ross

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    #16 of 82 The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books#50 of 172 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

  • 15
    Rocky

    Rocky

    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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    #121 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#20 of 46 Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes

  • 16
    The Natural

    The Natural

    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford

    Released1984

    Directed byBarry Levinson

  • 17
    Friday Night Lights

    Friday Night Lights

    Amber Heard, Connie Britton

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Berg

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    #213 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry#354 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys

  • 18
    Bull Durham

    Bull Durham

    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon

    Released1988

    Directed byRon Shelton

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    #347 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#393 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

  • 19
    Hoop Dreams
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    The Mighty Ducks

    The Mighty Ducks

    Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland

    Released1992

    Directed byStephen Herek