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Sports Legends in the Movies

Few things are more inspiring than a good sports story -- especially when it's true. This list of all-star athlete movies about real-life sports legends is sure to have you and your kids cheering.

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1950s biopic feel naive, but Robinson plays himself.
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(2001)
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Moving story of the 1980 Olympic hockey team.
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(2004)
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Sweet, engaging true story more appealing to tweens and up.
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(2002)
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Delightful, tween-friendly story of Jamaican bobsledders.
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(1999)
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This gem will lift the spirits of baseball fans.
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(2001)
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Yao Ming's journey from Shanghai to Houston.
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(2006)
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Inspiring sports docu with great role model; one F word.
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(2011)
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Inspiring sports film about a real life underdog.
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(2000)
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Terrific tweens-and-up story of women's baseball.
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(2002)
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Inspiring football drama brings history to life.
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(2006)
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Brilliant true story of 1924 Olympic footrace.
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(2005)
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Fantastic, inspiring baseball drama covers all its bases.
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(2012)
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Gritty boxing saga not for the faint of heart.
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(2005)
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Legendary runner's story is compelling, tragic.
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(2002)
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Stunning documentary, great for older kids.
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(2005)
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An inspiring story for teens and up.
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(2003)
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Brutal fight scenes and frank racial issues.
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(2002)

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