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30 Sports Movies That Will Get You Pumped Up AF

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1. Rudy

TriStar Pictures

Why you should watch: Because everyone loves an underdog.

What it'll get you pumped for: LIFE. Literally it will pump you up to take on life, all while chanting "Rudy, Ruudy, Ruuuudy, RUUUUDY!"

2. Miracle

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Why you should watch: It follows the US National Hockey Team's journey to the epic match with the Soviet Union during the 1980 Winter Olympics, where Kurt Russell delivers one of the best pump up speeches of ALL TIME.

What it'll get you pumped for: HAWWWKEY! Hot guys playing hockey. Great moments that are born from great opportunities.

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3. The Sandlot

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Why you should watch: For important life lessons, like how to make the perfect s'mores, the best comebacks for when you get into a fight, how to get the girl you're crushing on, and to never play baseball with a ball signed by Babe "The Sultan of Swat" Ruth.

What it'll get you pumped for: Stirring up some shenanigans with your best friends.

4. Remember The Titans

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Why you should watch: Because Coach Boone is an absolute badass who took no shit at a high school where racial tensions were running high after desegregation. The movie also has one of the best soundtracks of all time.

What it'll get you pumped for: Sticking to your guns in the face of adversity. Jamming out to Marvin Gaye!

5. She's The Man

Lakeshore Entertainment

Why you should watch: Amanda Bynes' hilarious one-liners and awkward moments that just might make you want to infiltrate another school's soccer team.

What it'll get you pumped for: Girl Power! Sticking it to the man! Soccer! Channing Tatum's abs.

6. Bend It Like Beckham

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Why you should watch: This movie touches on a lot of important modern day issues such as: being a woman in sports, being in a biracial relationship, homosexual stereotypes, and who to pray to Babaji or David Beckham?

What it will get you pumped up for: Girls who kick major ass! Young Keira Knightley! Balling out in the name of David Beckham.

7. Chariots of Fire

Warner Bros.

Why you should watch: It's based on the true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams who run in the 1924 Olympics, one in the name of God and one to overcome anti-semitism. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four.

What it will get you pumped for: Running EVERYWHERE. Devoting yourself to something you're passionate about. Ending racial hate and prejudice.

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8. Cool Runnings

Imagine Films Entertainment

Why you should watch: Because it's a hilarious story about Jamaicans learning how to bobsled for the first time so they can compete in the 1988 Olympics.

What it'll get you pumped for: Feeling the rhythm! Feeling the rhyme! Getting on up 'cuz it's bobsled time!

9. A League of Their Own

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Why you should watch: Greena Davis, Rosie O'Donnell, Madonna, and Ann Cusack all on the same baseball team. Oh, and Tom Hanks is their coach.

What it'll get you pumped for: Badass girls. Girls who are badass. Madonna playing baseball.

10. Rocky

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. / Via imdb.com

Why you should watch: Because it's an absolute classic and the epic fight between Rocky and Apollo Creed will get you ready to take on anything.

What it'll get you pumped for: Running A LOT of stairs. Practicing your jabs and uppercuts while yelling "Adddrriiaaaaannnnnnnn." Saying everything in a Sylvester Stallone "Philly" accent.

11. Field of Dreams

Universal Pictures / Via imdb.com

Why you should watch: An absolute classic, in which Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) sacrifices his livelihood to build a baseball diamond that will help him make peace with his past. It is sure to give you all the feels.

What it'll get you pumped for: Building things. Going with your gut.

12. The Blind Side

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Why you should watch it: It's based on the true story of how Michael Oher, a former homeless and impoverished intercity Memphis kid, came to be the first round overall draft pick by the Baltimore Ravens because of the love and support of Leigh Anne Tuohy. Also two words: SANDRA BULLOCK.

What it'll get you pumped for: FAMILY.

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13. Friday Night Lights

Universal Pictures / Via imdb.com

Why you should watch it: It's an emotional roller coaster from start to finish that highlights the insanity that is Texas football.

What it'll get you pumped for: FOOTBALL. Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

14. The Mighty Ducks

Avnet/Kerner Productions

Why you should watch it: Coach Bombay gets a team of kids from all over the U.S. who have no equipment, no practice facility, and no hockey experience and teaches them how to play together.

What it'll get you pumped for: Quack. Quaack. Quaaaaack. QUUACKKK! The Flying V! Post-Breakfast Club Emilio Estevez.

15. Karate Kid

Columbia Pictures

Why should you watch it: Mr. Miyagi, the most badass sensei of all time, teaches Daniel the ways of karate so that he can defend himself against the bullies of the Cobra Kai dojo. The ending showdown is sure to get you riled up.

What it'll get you pumped for: First, learning martial arts. Second, kicking some major ass. Third, kicking more major ass.

16. Coach Carter

Paramount Pictures / Via imdb.com

Why you should watch: Based on real events, it's the story of how one coach taught a town to care about their kids' academics and believe in their futures by benching his undefeated high school basketball team due to their horrible grades.

What it'll get you pumped for: Running a crap-load! Having your friend's backs and being a part of something bigger than yourself. SAMUEL L. JACKSON.

17. Cinderella Man

Universal Pictures

Why you should watch it: Inspired by the true-story of James J. Braddock, Russell Crowe will tug at your heart strings as he plays an underdog boxer during the Great Depression who puts everything on the line to support his family.

What it'll get you pumped for: Not living during a time like the Great Depression. Putting your family first. Working hard for and being appreciative of what you have.

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18. Seabiscuit

Universal Pictures and Dreamworks / Via imdb.com

Why you should watch it: A little horse and a partially blind jockey bring hope to the minds and hearts of everyone affected by the Great Depression. Try and hold back your tears.

What it'll get you pumped for: Overcoming ALL OBSTACLES in your way. ALL OF THEM.

19. The Little Giants

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Why you should watch it: Coach Danny O'Shea gets a bunch of hilarious underdogs together and starts his own peewee football team when his daughter gets cut from the town's team because she's a girl.

What it'll get you pumped for: Peewee football! Girls kicking boys' butts. And causing a ruckus with your friends.

20. Victory

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Why you should watch it: It's about a group of allied prisoners of war interned in a German prison camp during World War II taking on the Nazis in an epic soccer match. Also Sylvester Stalone and Pele play on the same soccer team.

What it'll get you pumped for: Taking on the Nazis! Sylvester Stalone playing goalkeeper!

21. Pumping Iron

Cinema 5

Why should you watch it: The ultimate bodybuilding movie, it shows behind-the-scenes footage of what Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mr. Olympia competitor, Lou Ferrigno, did to become the musclebound human beings that they were.

What it'll get you pumped for: GETTING SWOLE. Putting up that heavy weight. Gains in the morning, gains in the afternoon, and definitely gains at night.

22. Rookie of the Year

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Why you should watch it: A feel-good, classic in which a 12-year-old helps take the Chicago Cubs to the World Series.

What it'll get you pumped for: Playing good ol' baseball. Chanting "pitcher's got a big butt, pitcher's got a big butt!"

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23. The Longest Yard

Why you should watch it: Disgraced quarterback Paul Crewe learns to be a part of a team again when he has to train a football team of convicts including Nelly, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Terry Crews, and Dalip "The Great Khali" Singh Rana (in the 2005 remake), to take on the asshole prison guards.

What it'll pump you up for: Putting the man in his place! Playing sports to ACDC songs. Burt "The Man" Reynolds.

24. The Replacements

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Why you should watch it: Because Falco (Keanu Reeves) and the rest of the replacements will have you laughing hysterically as they try to put together a professional football team of has-beens.

What it'll get you pumped for: Getting arrested with your teammates and dancing to Gloria Gaynor in the prison cell.

25. Slap Shot

Universal Pictures

Why you should watch it: A hilarious story about The Chiefs, a minor league hockey team that brings excitement and entertainment back to a town going through extremely tough times with their trash talk and no mercy play.

What it'll pump you up for: Dropping the mitts and getting into brawls.

26. Hoosiers

Orion Pictures / Via Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Why you should watch it: Coach Dale (Gene Hackman) plays a coach who finds personal retribution in coaching a team of underdogs with heart, who go all the way to state despite the odds.

What it'll get you pumped for: Really short gold shorts. Playing b-ball.

27. The Bad News Bears

Paramount Pictures

Why should you watch it: A hilarious, feel-good story about Buttermaker, a former minor-league baseball player and current alcoholic, who has to coach an unruly little league team as a punishment.

What it'll get you pumped for: Bears! And baseball!

28. Raging Bull

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Why should you watch it: It's an intense film about Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro), an Italian American boxer, who had to wrestle with his self-destructive personality and pride in order to remain on top of the boxing world.

What it'll get you pumped for: Practicing your boxing footwork and your Robert De Niro accent.

29. Invincible

Disney

Why should you watch it: Based on the true story of Vince Papale (Mark Wahlberg) — a substitute teacher whose wife says he will never amount to anything —who walked on to the Philly Eagles and played from 1976-1978.

What it'll get you pumped for: Doing absolutely EVERYTHING people say you'll never accomplish. "Marky Mark" Wahlberg killing it, per usual.

30. Bring It on

Universal Pictures / Via imdb.com

Why you should watch it: Because it gets at real high school issues like: what you're supposed to do if your best friend hooks up with your brother, or if your rival team has better insults than you do, or if your untrustworthy college boyfriend cheats on you and then wants you back. Also the awesome "Hey Mickey" montage at the end.

What it'll pump you up for: Back flips. Front flips. High school draaaammaa. Epic cheer routines and intense air guitar.

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