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A League of Their Own

Best underdog sports films

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The Showdown that sports fans have been waiting for: what are the best underdog sports stories in cinema history? Who’s got game? Who’s your million-dollar baby? As Ben Affleck re-enters cinemas to turn the fortunes of the Bishop Hayes Tigers around, it’s time to celebrate the excellent movie trope of a team that’s hoping to break a losing streak, a fighter from the wrong side of the tracks, a champ who needs to beat all the odds. Whether fictional or real, it’s time to break away and wrestle a top ten out of you, because if you list it, they will come.

Most mentioned

  • Rocky
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Moneyball
  • Cool Runnings
  • Remember the Titans
  • I, Tonya
  • The Karate Kid
  • Creed
  • Raging Bull
  • The Wrestler
  • A League of Their Own
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Space Jam
  • Warrior
  • The Fighter
  • Miracle
  • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
  • Happy Gilmore
  • The Sandlot
  • Hoosiers

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Danny 20 films

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brandonfallat 10 films

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Austin Green 72 films

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Kyle 25 films

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Gjorgi Georgiev 61 films

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Tom 10 films

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DongLord69 10 films

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improbable 10 films

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LosOjos 10 films

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Zayne 10 films

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Rod T 9 films

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S_Low 10 films

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TheCityZion 10 films

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Andrea 7 films

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JozoKatzzo 10 films

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Em 1 film

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bvarneke 10 films

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Sam Holdren 10 films

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Stephen Hanson 10 films

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Valdac 10 films

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jakesp8 10 films

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george_kaplan 10 films

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elvisisking 10 films

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funnybair 1 film

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Godard_Knocks 8 films

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Nick Weaver 10 films

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Conor Wade 9 films

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Kyle Bailey 10 films

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Paul Dilger 10 films

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Kurosawa 11 films

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tromafiend 17 films

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imBask 10 films

Haris Hassan

Haris Hassan 6 films

Chris Hanley

Chris Hanley 10 films

Erwan Ticheler

Erwan Ticheler 10 films

Chris Coke

Chris Coke 10 films

Alexotron

Alexotron 9 films

FaidonGretsikos

FaidonGretsikos 10 films

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Spanish_Johnny 10 films

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bas2804 10 films

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Wallace007 10 films

Daniel Charchuk

Daniel Charchuk 10 films

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EmilyAvocado 10 films

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CMTowns 5 films

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Paige 25 films

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Paige 10 films

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kjkirk 10 films

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adspitt 10 films

Ned Daigle

Ned Daigle 20 films

Ethan Anderson

Ethan Anderson 10 films

Kabir Omerovic

Kabir Omerovic 6 films

Angelo Cordeiro

Angelo Cordeiro 10 films

Brian Bell

Brian Bell 10 films

V. Vargas

V. Vargas 10 films

teyna

teyna 4 films

Rilex1905

Rilex1905 8 films

Quint

Quint 10 films

StripedApe

StripedApe 3 films

Niall Hassett

Niall Hassett 10 films

JTFX

JTFX 10 films

Davormkd

Davormkd 10 films

dodi

dodi 14 films

Zheddy

Zheddy 10 films

Dave S.

Dave S. 1 film

BearsEatBeets

BearsEatBeets 10 films

Will Collins

Will Collins 5 films

Leah Crocker

Leah Crocker 10 films

Matthew Zavala

Matthew Zavala 17 films

Sganapino

Sganapino 10 films

dimaitsme

dimaitsme 5 films

Directors Chair

Directors Chair 10 films

Z-Grade

Z-Grade 1 film

Patrick_Z

Patrick_Z 10 films

Rachel Mac

Rachel Mac 8 films

Chad Marriotti

Chad Marriotti 8 films

LucasCrane2020

LucasCrane2020 10 films

Carl Hudson

Carl Hudson 2 films

Alan M

Alan M 16 films

Tucker

Tucker 11 films

Jeff Estrada

Jeff Estrada 15 films

Lívia Mello

Lívia Mello 10 films