American football movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant american football movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, inspirational, humorous, feel good, entertaining and football movie films and TV shows about / with american football, sport, football, sport team, coach, rivalry, ambition, underdog, mentor and dialogue plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as american football: All American (2018), The Blind Side (2009), When the Game Stands Tall (2014), Greater (2016), Invincible (2006), Courage (2015), Blue Mountain State (2010), Brian Banks (2018), Touchback (2011), Wildcats (1986).

List of american football movies

 7.7
 5K
All American (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds - Compton and Beverly Hills - begin to collide. Inspired by ...
Style: based on true events, captivating, motivational, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: american football, high school football, teenager, high school, coach, male objectification, rise to the top, stubbornness, father son relationship, sport, sport team, family problems ...
Place: beverly hills
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 7.6
 288K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, uplifting, motivational, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, strong female character, american football, interracial relations, rising to stardom, life, family drama, interracial adoption, football, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, ambition, small town, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
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 7.3
 4K
Greater (2016)
Genre: Biography, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Greater – The story of Brandon Burlsworth, possibly the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, light, visually appealing, captivating
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: american football, religion, student, athlete, team, athlete and trainer, university student, sport, sport team, student athlete, two brothers, fat boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas
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 7.1
 65K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, teamwork, team, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
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 7.2
 6K
Courage (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.
Style: exciting, tense, touching, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: american football, championship, football team, student athlete, father son relationship, underdog, football practice, coach, boyfriend, football, sport, sports injury ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: texas
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Blue Mountain State (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, youth, american football, sport, friends, looking for sex, strong sexual content, sport team, college life, athlete's life, ambition, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.2
 4K
Brian Banks (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An All-American football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.
Style: disturbing, factual, realistic, inspirational, thought provoking ...
Plot: american football, false accusation, prison, lawyer, wrongful conviction, fighting the system, courtroom, miscarriage of justice, human spirit, freedom, friendship, oppression ...
Time: 2000s
Place: los angeles
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 6.5
 4K
Touchback (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former high-school football star loses his shot at a college scholarship due to a devastating gridiron injury, but gets a second chance at living his dream.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, disturbing, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, back in time, small town, small town life, teenage life, dream come true, one more chance, sent to the past, ex athlete, contests and competitions, hopes, sport ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
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 6.0
 12K
Wildcats (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, high school, sport team, coach, sport, athlete and trainer, americana, rivalry, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
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 6.1
 58K
The Game Plan (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: sport team, father daughter relationship, single father, football, american football, family relations, sport, athlete's life, disorder, family values, irresponsible, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, denver colorado
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The Replacements (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sport, american football, underdog, against the odds, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, bar fight, sport team, strike ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
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 6.5
 9K
The Program (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, college life, sport, sport team, underdog, love triangle, human spirit, lifestyle, hopes, high school life, love affair, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: united states, usa, new jersey, texas, california
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The Longest Yard (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison life, prison, american football, football, underdog, ex athlete, warden, sport, friends, contests and competitions, confined, prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, san diego california, latin america, new jersey
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak, tense, surprise ending
Plot: iraq war, post traumatic stress disorder, american football, soldier, thanksgiving, war veteran, hostile takeover, patriotism, military, mission, flashback, heroism ...
Time: 2000s, year 1937, year 2004, 21st century
Place: texas, dallas texas, usa, iraq
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 7.1
 85K
Concussion (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, compassionate, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: american football, uncover truth, doctor, professional sports, sport, threat, life is a bitch, athlete's life, dishonesty, disability, investigation, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, california, africa
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All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, ambition, college, american football, small town, friendship, youth, locker room, coach, sport, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california, new jersey
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Division III: Football's Finest (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This ensemble comedy follows the Pullham University Bluecocks, a small liberal arts college with a Division III football program (the lowest division in the NCAA). When the head coach unexpectedly dies, the future of the flailing football program is ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, cheerleader, american football, sport team, crush, fight, prayer, contests and competitions, sport, power relations, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Necessary Roughness (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, rivalry, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
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 6.9
 57K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, american football, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, ambition, youth, human spirit, teenage life, football, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states, california, new jersey
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 7.3
 20K
The Express (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, against the odds, success, society, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, texas, new jersey
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Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, football, coach, sport team, friendship, african american, prejudice, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: united states, usa, southern usa, virginia, new jersey ...
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 6.0
 1K
Run the Race (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town. When a devastating injury puts Zach—and ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: american football, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, party, family bonds, coming of age, sport, friendship, rivalry, society, bracelet, soccer coach ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, alabama, united states
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Monday Night Mayhem (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The early years of a television sports powerhouse are chronicled as ABC becomes a player in the NFL coverage by putting their full resources into a major showcase. Executive Roone Arledge (John Heard) recruits former Dallas Cowboys quarterback ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: american football, rise to the top, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport, showbiz, introspection, hopes, rivalry, celebrity culture, gambling ...
Time: 70s
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 6.5
 7K
Woodlawn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Love and unity in a school torn by racism and hate in the 1970s.A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, christian film ...
Plot: racism, american football, faith, team, coach, high school, church, african american, integration, religion, motivational speaker, sport ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama
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 6.0
 31K
Leatherheads (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A light hearted comedy about the beginnings of Professional American Football. When a decorated war hero and college all star is tempted into playing professional football. Everyone see the chance to make some big money, but when a reporter digs up ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: sport team, stadium, american football, rivalry, football, ambition, love and romance, hopes, screwball, surrender, confession, love triangle ...
Time: post world war one, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: chicago illinois, minnesota, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, france ...
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The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman is against it until he hears that his ex-wife will be coming to see ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: hospital, friendship, insurance, lawsuit, american football, insurance fraud, cons and scams, odd couple, workplace, disability, disorder, resentment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, new jersey
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Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, desire for fame, american football, sport team, success, ambition, underdog, football, athlete's life, contests and competitions, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
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Bella and the Bulldogs (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A head cheerleader's life takes an unexpected twist when her rifle-like throwing arm takes her from the sidelines to becoming her middle school’s starting quarterback. Bella Dawson is a confident, caring and talented teenager, who suddenly ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cheerleader, american football, youth, sport team, friends, school, best friends, teenager, female athlete, sport, strong female presence, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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The Longest Yard (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' ...
Style: humorous, rough, captivating, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, underdog, american football, sport, football, partners, contests and competitions, prison life, against the odds, human spirit, moral dilemma, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: florida, usa, georgia, new jersey
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