Sports Movies The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies  

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Sometimes there's nothing like a good list of guilty pleasure sports movies to revamp your belief in yourself. Okay, so sometimes they may be a little cheesy or corny, but there's no need to feel dumb watching them. There's something refreshing about feeling like victory is just around the corner if you stick it out 'til the end. 

Here, you'll find a poll that's out to decide which are the best, cheesiest sports films of all time. Vote for the ones that are you favorites to watch when you're looking to kick back and take it easy and enjoy the thrill of victory vicariously through the magic of movies.

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The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer ...more

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The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
The Mighty Ducks Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring Emilio Estevez. It was produced by Avnet–Kerner Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more

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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Space Jam Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports family/comedy film starring basketball player Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes characters. The film was produced by Ivan ...more

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The Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, starring Ralph Macchio, who was 22 years old during principal ...more

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Necessary Roughness is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Necessary Roughness Jerry Rice, Dick Butkus, Kathy Ireland Necessary Roughness is a 1991 sports comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti in his final film. The film stars Scott Bakula, Héctor Elizondo, Robert Loggia, and Harley Jane Kozak. Co-stars ...more

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Varsity Blues is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Varsity Blues Ali Larter, Paul Walker, Amy Smart Varsity Blues is a 1999 American coming-of-age sports comedy-drama film directed by Brian Robbins that follows a small-town high school football team and their overbearing coach through a ...more

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The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
The Waterboy Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter ...more

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Rudy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of ...more

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Bend It like Beckham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Bend It like Beckham Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis and Archie Panjabi, first released in the ...more

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Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who also wrote the screenplay, adapting W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe. It stars Kevin Costner, Amy ...more

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DodgeBall: A True Underdog Sto... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, commonly referred to as DodgeBall, is a 2004 American sports comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Red Hour Productions, written and directed by Rawson ...more

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Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Dolph Lundgren, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Tony ...more

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A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
A League of Their Own Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Directed by Penny Marshall, the ...more

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw Friday Night Lights is a 2004 sports drama film, directed by Peter Berg, which documents the coach and players of a high school football team and the Texas city of Odessa that supports and is ...more

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The Legend of Bagger Vance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
The Legend of Bagger Vance Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Matt Damon The Legend of Bagger Vance is a 2000 American sports drama directed by Robert Redford and starring Will Smith, Matt Damon and Charlize Theron. It is based on the 1995 book of the same title by ...more

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Hoosiers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh. It tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship. It ...more

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The Big Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
The Big Green Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo, Jay O. Sanders The Big Green is a 1995 Walt Disney Pictures film starring Steve Guttenberg and Olivia d'Abo, written and directed by Holly Goldberg Sloan. It also stars Bug Hall, Chauncey Leopardi, and Patrick ...more

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Ashley Reign added Gladiator Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, Ossie Davis Gladiator is a 1992 American sports drama film directed by Rowdy Herrington, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., James Marshall, Brian Dennehy, and Robert Loggia. The film tells the story of two ...more

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The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
The Rookie Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths The Rookie is a 2002 sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the true story of Jim Morris, who had a brief, but famous Major League ...more

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The Replacements is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
The Replacements Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Jon Favreau filmography The Replacements is a 2000 American sports comedy film directed by Howard Deutch. It stars Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, and Brooke Langton.

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Angels in the Outfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Angels in the Outfield Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd, and features several future stars, including Joseph ...more

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The Endless Summer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
The Endless Summer Bruce Brown, Miki Dora, Robert August The Endless Summer is a seminal 1966 surf movie. Filmmaker/narrator Bruce Brown follows two surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August, on a surfing trip around the world. Despite the balmy climate ...more

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We Are Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones We Are Marshall is a 2006 American historical drama biopic film directed by McG. It depicts the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 football players on the Marshall University ...more

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The Babe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
The Babe John Goodman, James Cromwell, Kelly McGillis The Babe is a 1992 biographical drama film about the life of famed baseball player Babe Ruth, who is portrayed by John Goodman.

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Air Bud is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Air Bud Mark Jackson, Kevin Zegers, Michael Jeter Air Bud is a 1997 American family comedy film that sparked the franchise centered on the real-life dog, Buddy, a Golden Retriever. The film was financially successful, grossing $4 million in its ...more

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Ladybugs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Ladybugs Rodney Dangerfield, Tommy Lasorda, Jonathan Brandis Ladybugs is a sports-comedy family film released in 1992 starring Rodney Dangerfield and directed by Sidney J. Furie. Dangerfield plays a businessman who takes over a girls soccer team which the ...more

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Glory Road is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Glory Road Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali Glory Road is a 2006 American drama sports film directed by James Gartner, based on a true story surrounding the events leading to the 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Don ...more

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Bad News Bears is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Bad News Bears Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear Bad News Bears is the 2005 remake of the 1976 comedy film The Bad News Bears, produced by Paramount Pictures. It is directed by Richard Linklater and stars Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, ...more

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Soul Surfer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Soul Surfer Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb Soul Surfer is a 2011 American biopic drama film directed by Sean McNamara. It is a film adaptation of the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back ...more

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Blue Crush is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Sports Movies
Blue Crush Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis Blue Crush is a 2002 surfer film directed by John Stockwell and based on the Outside magazine article "Life's Swell" by Susan Orlean. Starring Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Sanoe ...more