culture The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids  

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There's nothing more exciting than an underdog team fighting to win the big game, especially when kids are involved. The top kids sports movies are typically about overcoming differences and working together to reach the same goal. This is a list of sports movies for children featuring everything from The Karate Kid to Cool Runnings to Ladybugs.

What family-favorite movies will you find on this list of the best children's sports films? Baseball fanatics might vote The Sandlot to the top of the collection. This movie has all of the elements of a classic kids' sports film, including teamwork, friendship, and one big, terrifying, slobbering dog. The Bad News Bears is another classic kids sports movie for the whole family. Although Rudy is about a college football team, the title character's relentless spirit is inspiring for sports fans of all ages. Other good films featured on this roundup of top sports movies for kids include The Mighty Ducks, Cars, and Kicking and Screaming.

Do you have a favorite kids' sports movie? Give the best films a thumbs up and please add any good movies that are missing.

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The Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
The Mighty Ducks Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

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The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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Angels in the Outfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Angels in the Outfield Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd

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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Space Jam Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

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Little Giants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Little Giants Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill

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Cars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Cars Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

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Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
A League of Their Own Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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D2: The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
D2: The Mighty Ducks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joshua Jackson

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Rookie of the Year is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Rookie of the Year Gary Busey, John Candy, Dan Hedaya

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Rudy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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Little Big League is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Little Big League Jason Robards Jr., Jeff Garlin, Jonathan Silverman

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The Bad News Bears is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
The Bad News Bears Tatum O'Neal, Jackie Earle Haley, Walter Matthau

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Kicking & Screaming is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Kicking & Screaming Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Mike Ditka

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Air Bud is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Air Bud Mark Jackson, Kevin Zegers, Michael Jeter

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The Big Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
The Big Green Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo, Jay O. Sanders

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Ice Princess is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Ice Princess Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall

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The Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
The Karate Kid Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Jaden Smith

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The Game Plan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
The Game Plan Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Tisdale, Roselyn Sánchez

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McFarland, USA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
McFarland, USA Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor

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The Next Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
The Next Karate Kid Hilary Swank, Pat Morita, Walton Goggins

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Ladybugs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Ladybugs Rodney Dangerfield, Tommy Lasorda, Jonathan Brandis

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MVP: Most Valuable Primate is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
MVP: Most Valuable Primate Kevin Zegers, Dave Thomas, Jamie Renée Smith

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Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids
Like Mike Brenda Song, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Lipnicki