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Top 10 Sports Movies Based On Real Life

The 10 Best Sports Movies Based On Real Life

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Movies are great because they can take us to places we've never imagined. But at the same time, movies can take real-life events and make them larger than life.

In this slideshow we'll take a look at the top 10 sports movies based on real-life events:

10. The Hurricane

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10. The Hurricane

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The Hurricane tells the real-life story of Rubin Carter, who was wrongly arrested and jailed for murder while in the midst of his boxing career in the 1960s. As per usual, Denzel Washington is on point in the lead role.

9. '42'

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9. '42'

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It doesn't get much more real life than '42' and the story of Jackie Robinson. To call Robinson a pioneer in the fight for racial equality in America would be an understatement. Every sports fan needs to know Robinson's story.

8. Remember the Titans

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8. Remember the Titans

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Denzel is at it again in this movie based on football coach Herman Boone and his time at T. C. Williams High School in the early 1970s. It covers topics such as racism and discrimination, and really paints a picture of how things used to be in American high school sports in some areas.

7. Rudy

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7. Rudy

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People love and hate Notre Dame. But nearly all sports fans love this movie about Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who attempts to live out his dream of playing for the Fighting Irish. As they say, 'Rudy will make you stand up and cheer.'

6. A League Of Their Own

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6. A League Of Their Own

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While 'A League Of Their Own' is a fictional story, it's based on the real-life 'All American Girls Proffesional Baseball League' that existed from 1943 to 1954. Tom Hanks' performance alone makes this film worth watching.

5. Moneyball

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5. Moneyball

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Moneyball is now a widely used term in baseball thanks to this movie based on the 2002 Oakland A's and real-life GM Billy Beane.

4. Hoosiers

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4. Hoosiers

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Basketball is the end-all be-all in the state of Indiana. Hoosiers is based on the Milan High School team that won the 1954 state championship, and it's must-see for basketball fans, and sports fans in general.

3. The Blind Side

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3. The Blind Side

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This sports movie based on real-life tells the story of Michael Oher, who was adopted by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy. Oher goes on to become a football star and still plays in the NFL to this day.

2. Miracle

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2. Miracle

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Do you believe in miracles? That phrase was coined by Al Michaels way back in the 1980 Olympics when the USA defeated Russia in men's hockey. Even though most people know the ending, it's still a story that must be heard.

1. Raging Bull

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1. Raging Bull

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Long before Martin Scorsese was crushing the box office with 'The Wolf of Wall Street', he was making tremendous films like Raging Bull. RB tells the story of boxer Jake LaMotta, who has a few issues, to put it lightly. Raging Bull is just a really well made film that deserved every one of its eight Academy Award nominations. Robert DeNiro rightfully won best actor for his portrayal of LaMotta.