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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:
  • The Karate Kid1

    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio


    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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    #14 of 65 The Best Adventure Movies for Kids#15 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

  • Bend It like Beckham2

    Bend It like Beckham

    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers


    Directed byGurinder Chadha

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    #563 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#15 of 63 The Best High School Sports Movies

  • Cinderella Man3

    Cinderella Man

    Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger


    Directed byRon Howard

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    #39 of 275 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#10 of 57 The Best Sports Romance Movies

  • The Jackie Robinson Story4

    The Jackie Robinson Story

    Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee


    Directed byAlfred E. Green

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    #29 of 91 Great Historical Black Movies Based On True Stories#35 of 40 The Most Inspirational Black Movies

  • Rudy5


    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin


    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

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    Things About The Real Rudy That The 'Rudy' Movie Purposely Misrepresents#44 of 84 Great Movies That Take Place in Autumn

  • Hoosiers6


    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper


    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

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    #90 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars#159 of 196 The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

  • Ali7


    Will Smith, Jamie Foxx


    Directed byMichael Mann

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    #47 of 661 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#141 of 246 The Best Rainy Day Movies

  • Miracle8


    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson


    Directed byGavin O'Connor

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    #19 of 81 The Most Patriotic Movies of All Time#351 of 424 The Best Feel-Good Movies

  • We Are Marshall9

    We Are Marshall

    Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara


    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

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    #5 of 76 The Best Football Movies Ever#87 of 99 The Best Docudrama Movies

  • Pride10


    Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren


    Directed byJohn Downer

  • The Rookie11

    The Rookie

    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox


    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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    #93 of 97 The Best Disney Live-Action Movies#7 of 102 The All-Time Best Baseball Films

  • A League of Their Own12

    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks


    Directed byPenny Marshall

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    #25 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#3 of 12 Movies Where The Cast And Crew Disagreed About Its Meaning

  • Field of Dreams13

    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon


    Directed byPhil Alden Robinson

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    #55 of 369 The Best Movies Based On Books#124 of 170 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made

  • Seabiscuit14


    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges


    Directed byGary Ross

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    #16 of 82 The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books#45 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

  • Rocky15


    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier


    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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    #121 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#13 of 92 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picture

  • The Natural16

    The Natural

    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford


    Directed byBarry Levinson

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    #8 of 14 Movies That Threw Book Endings Out The Window Completely#119 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time

  • Friday Night Lights17

    Friday Night Lights

    Amber Heard, Connie Britton


    Directed byPeter Berg

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    #1392 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#209 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

  • Bull Durham18

    Bull Durham

    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byRon Shelton

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    #379 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#344 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • Hoop Dreams19

    Hoop Dreams

    William Gates, Arthur Agee


    Directed bySteve James

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    #39 of 115 Life-Changing Documentaries You've Got to See#5 of 102 The 100+ Best Movies Streaming On The Criterion Channel

  • The Mighty Ducks20

    The Mighty Ducks

    Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson


    Directed byStephen Herek

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    14 Odd Things You Never Really Noticed About The 'Mighty Ducks' Movies#9 of 14 Movies From Your Childhood That Taught You Bad Lessons