The very best movies about Football ever
Sports movies hit us right in the feels. The upcoming Super Bowl has us binging on all things football. In what might be the best subgenre of all sports movies, football films somehow manage to bring us the most dynamic characters, and some of the most heart-stopping and elation-inducing cinematic moments in everything from silly comedies to real-life narratives.
Our football movie research will hopefully pay off, as we prepare to win big on the biggest game of the year at Agen Bola Terpercaya. While we countdown to the Superbowl, we’re hitting up our football-themed cinematic masterpieces. While this list could have easily been three times longer, we know you only want the very best, so we somehow managed to choose our top five football movies, in no particular order.
As inspiring as any Rocky film, Rudy is as impossible to make it through without crying as Brian’s Song. Sean Astin plays the real-life Rudy Ruettiger, who dreamed of playing football alongside the esteemed Notre Dame Fighting Irish—despite being a “5-foot-nothing, 100 and nothin'” squirt.
The classic inspiring sports movie, Rudy is all about the titular character’s tenacity as he convinces his teammates, coaches and the audience that he is deserving of a place on the team. If you can make it through Rudy without a heart full of joy, you’ll want to see a doctor, you’re officially dead inside.
Remember the Titans
Sure the Disney-produced football film based on the real-life T.C. Williams High could have been a sappy civil rights lesson, but then they cast the glorious Denzel Washington as Coach Boone. When a Virginia high school integrates black and white students, the drama doesn’t stop in the classrooms. Coach Boone is selected to lead the integration with the high school football team, teaching them invaluable life lessons along the way.
More than just a football movie, Remember the Titans provides a very real look at the civil rights movement, wrapped up in everything we love about a football movie, new bonds forged, Motown music, and a young Ryan Gosling.
We are Marshall
Another football movie rooted in real-life events, when a deadly plane crash claims the lives of 75 members of Marshall University’s football team, staff members and boosters, the college’s new coach, Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey) takes on more challenges than any football coach before him.
In We are Marshall, Jack Lengyel needs to rebuild Marshall’s Thundering Herd football team, recruiting and building a new pack of players, but also heal a community. We Are Marshall follows Jack Lengyel’s work to revive the college’s morale after the horrific tragedy, while still honoring the team who lost their lives.
North Dallas Forty
Moving onto one of the best sports satires of all time, Nick Nolte and country musician Mac Davis star in North Dallas Forty. Offering a fictional behind-the-scenes look at a professional football team inspired by the Dallas Cowboys, North Dallas Forty is adapted from the autobiographical novel by former Cowboys wide receiver Peter Gent.
The NFL’s refusal to associate themselves with North Dallas Forty implies that it may be truer to real life than we think, the film follows the constantly blitzed receiver (Nick Nolte) who has a greater interest in sex, drugs, and alcohol than in the game itself, resulting in bitter resentment from his disciplinarian coaches.
The Longest Yard (1974)
Way before Adam Sandler thought about The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds made prison football a thing. Arguably one of Burt Reynolds’s best movies of all time, he plays an ex-football star, Paul “Wrecking” Crewe, doing time.
Forced by the warden to organize a team of inmates to play against the warden’s own line-up of villainous guards, Crewe puts together a team that is better than expected. When the warden tries to blackmail Crewe into throwing the game, the convicts have their own ideas and see the game as an opportunity to repay some of the brutality they have endured.