Out of the Park: The 20 Most Successful Sports Flicks of All Time

Sports movies hold a unique place in the American consciousness. Even the unathletic among us are inspired by the scrappy underdog who overcomes adversity to prevail over his rivals. Seriously, has there ever been a dry eye at the end of Rudy? So what makes a sports movie great, or at least profitable? We looked at the 20 sports movies with the highest domestic box office numbers to see what brought people to the theater. There are exceptions to every rule, but if you can make an inspiring family movie based on a true story, you might have box office gold on your hands.

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