Inspirational Family Friendly

by boydjenkins | created - 28 Jun 2012 | updated - 22 Jan 2016 | Public

Films for the whole family that are inspirational, such as Miracle on Ice, Remember the Titans, Forever Strong etc.

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1. Facing the Giants (2006)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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38 Metascore

A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields, Jason McLeod, Erin Bethea

Votes: 13,400 | Gross: $10.18M

2. Remember the Titans (2000)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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48 Metascore

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst

Votes: 173,299 | Gross: $115.65M

3. Miracle (2004)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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68 Metascore

Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 39,539 | Gross: $64.38M

4. Pistol Pete (1996 TV Movie)

23 min | Comedy

8.1
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Director: John Rich | Stars: Stephen Kearney, Mark Derwin, Jane Abbott, Gregg Binkley

Votes: 28

5. Iron Will (1994)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family

6.5
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When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, August Schellenberg

Votes: 6,175 | Gross: $21.01M

6. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

PG | 101 min | Family, Adventure

7.0
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In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 4,161 | Gross: $2.14M

7. Coach Carter (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.3
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57 Metascore

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown

Votes: 101,817 | Gross: $67.26M

8. Running Brave (1983)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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The story of Billy Mills, the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Robby Benson, Pat Hingle, Claudia Cron, Jeff McCracken

Votes: 552 | Gross: $3.00M

9. The Jericho Mile (1979 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Larry "Rain" Murphy is stuck in Folsom Prison for life on a first-degree murder charge. An inmate who prefers to be alone, Murphy spends much of his time running around the facility's track... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Peter Strauss, Richard Lawson, Roger E. Mosley, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 1,110

10. Without Limits (1998)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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The life of renowned runner Steve Prefontaine and his relationship with legendary coach Bill Bowerman.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, Monica Potter, Jeremy Sisto

Votes: 6,097 | Gross: $0.78M

11. Prefontaine (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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56 Metascore

Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young

Director: Steve James | Stars: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 6,208 | Gross: $0.53M

12. Hawaii (1966)

Approved | 189 min | Drama

6.5
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An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman

Votes: 2,241 | Gross: $34.56M