There are certain sports that lend themselves perfectly to the medium of cinema. Boxing, baseball and horse racing are just three sports that have helped inspire great movies. This is a collection of some of the greatest sports movies of all time.

Top 10 Inspirational Sports Movies

Going for the gold. Knocking it out of the park. Making a slam-dunk. In movies, sports provide not just action but also motivation. Are any of these films inspiring for you?

Raging Bull (1980)

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Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta with Martin Scorsese directing. A powerful, explosive and disturbing classic based in the boxing world.

Rocky (1976)

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Some good sequels and some not so good. However, the original Rocky won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director (and also Film Editing).

Bull Durham (1988)

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Kevin Costner has appeared in quite a few sports gems, but this one is the best. It is warm, funny, exciting, romantic and a great sports movie.

Hoop Dreams (1994)

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A documentary film about two high-school students who dream of making it to the NBA. A sequel, called Hoop Reality, was released in 2007.
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