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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 Kid1

    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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

  • Bend It like Beckham2

    Bend It like Beckham

    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Released2002

    Directed byGurinder Chadha

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    #101 of 781 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#562 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

  • Cinderella Man3

    Cinderella Man

    Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger

    Released2005

    Directed byRon Howard

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    #40 of 275 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#9 of 57 The Best Sports Romance Movies

  • The Jackie Robinson Story4

    The Jackie Robinson Story

    Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee

    Released1950

    Directed byAlfred E. Green

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    #34 of 40 The Most Inspirational Black Movies#32 of 101 The Best Movies About Underdogs

  • Rudy5

    Rudy

    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

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    Things About The Real Rudy That The 'Rudy' Movie Purposely Misrepresents#491 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • Hoosiers6

    Hoosiers

    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper

    Released1986

    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

    Ali

    Will Smith, Jamie Foxx

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Mann

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    #46 of 665 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#8 of 85 The Greatest African American Biopics

  • Miracle8

    Miracle

    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson

    Released2004

    Directed byGavin O'Connor

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    #19 of 99 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

    Released2006

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

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    #98 of 141 The Best College Movies Ever#5 of 76 The Best Football Movies Ever

  • Pride10

    Pride

    Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Downer

  • The Rookie11

    The Rookie

    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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    #106 of 109 The Best Disney Live-Action Movies#19 of 63 The Best Sports Movies About Coaches

  • A League of Their Own12

    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks

    Released1992

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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    #88 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#25 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies

  • Field of Dreams13

    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1989

    Directed byPhil Alden Robinson

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

  • Seabiscuit14

    Seabiscuit

    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges

    Released2003

    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

    Rocky

    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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    #121 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#9 of 553 The Best '70s Movies

  • The Natural16

    The Natural

    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford

    Released1984

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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    #242 of 372 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#9 of 14 Movies That Threw Book Endings Out The Window Completely

  • Friday Night Lights17

    Friday Night Lights

    Amber Heard, Connie Britton

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Berg

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    #209 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry#326 of 450 The Best Movies For Guys

  • Bull Durham18

    Bull Durham

    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon

    Released1988

    Directed byRon Shelton

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    #21 of 26 The Best F-Bombs In Movie History#9 of 102 The All-Time Best Baseball Films

  • Hoop Dreams19

    Hoop Dreams

    William Gates, Arthur Agee

    Released1994

    Directed bySteve James

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    #39 of 115 Life-Changing Documentaries You've Got to See#6 of 102 The 100+ Best Movies Streaming On The Criterion Channel

  • The Mighty Ducks20

    The Mighty Ducks

    Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson

    Released1992

    Directed byStephen Herek

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    14 Odd Things You Never Really Noticed About The 'Mighty Ducks' Movies#350 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films