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, football movie, humorous, inspirational, entertaining and intense films and TV shows about / with american football, sport, ambition, rivalry, football, sport team, underdog, athlete's life, hopes and coach plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Australia, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as american football: When the Game Stands Tall (2014), The Game Plan (2007), The Blind Side (2009), Necessary Roughness (1991), The Replacements (2000), The Longest Yard (2005), Leatherheads (2008), Any Given Sunday (1999), She Fought Alone (1995), Ballers (2015).

List of american football movies

When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, 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: sport, american football, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rise to the top, small town, contests and competitions, rivalry, social relations, youth, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 6.2
 53K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: father daughter relationship, sport, american football, football, athlete's life, parents and children, irresponsible, ambition, ballet, family relations, sport team, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 7.7
 264K
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: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, adoption, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, prejudice, athlete's life, interracial relations, american football, family drama, homeless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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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: sport, underdog, american football, college, human spirit, hopes, against the odds, rivalry, lifestyle, youth, sport team, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
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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: realistic, humorous, sincere, exciting, feel good ...
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, contests and competitions, hopes, against the odds, rivalry, ambition, athlete and trainer, happy ending, cheerleader, bar fight ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
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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
Plot: prison life, prison, football, sport, underdog, american football, warden, friends, contests and competitions, confined, prisoner, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, san diego california, latin america ...
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 6.0
 30K
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, feel good, realistic, humorous, inspirational ...
Plot: stadium, american football, sport team, rivalry, football, love and romance, hopes, ambition, screwball, love triangle, small town, confession ...
Time: 1910s, post world war one, 20s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, france, chicago illinois, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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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, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, ambition, success, coach, underdog, football, power relations, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida, miami, new jersey
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: suspenseful, bleak, tense, thought provoking, surprise ending
Plot: soldier, iraq war, american football, thanksgiving, post traumatic stress disorder, war veteran, patriotism, hostile takeover, male camaraderie, military, flashback, heroism ...
Time: year 2004, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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She Fought Alone (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: All, including school administration and a friend, turn their backs on a girl who accused a classmate of rape.
Style: disturbing, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, rape, innocence lost, sexual abuse, american football, teenage love, youth, against the odds, fighting the system, rebellion, legal ...
Time: 90s
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 7.6
 33K
Ballers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, american football, ambition, nfl, athlete, american football player, party, family relations, friendship, betrayal, business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida
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Blue Mountain State (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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, sport, friends, strong sexual content, looking for sex, sexual activity, sport team, american football, college life, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.3
 41K
The League (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The League is an American sitcom and semi-improvised comedy about a about a fantasy football league and its members and their everyday lives.
Style: humorous, realistic, funny, light, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: geek, sitcom, friends, bonding, slacker, parenthood, family life, irresponsible, family relations, suburbs, obsession, immature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.9
 42K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: 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
Plot: juvenile delinquency, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, athlete and trainer, teenage life, human spirit, youth, sport, football, violence, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: american football, human nature, showbiz, gambling, ambition, human spirit, friends, power relations, underdog, rivalry, womanizer, media ...
Time: 70s
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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A newspaper editor decides to send his girlfriend, who is also a reporter on the paper, undercover to try out for the cheerleading team for the Dallas Cowboys in order to do an "insider's" story.
Plot: american football, journalism, cheerleading, legs, newspaper, cheerleader
Place: texas
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Super Bowl XLII Champions - New York Giants (2008)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA, Australia
Story: The NFC champion New York Giants and the AFC champion New England Patriots meet for the championship of the National Football League.
Plot: american football, sport
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 5.9
 2K
Semi-Tough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: sport, american football, buddies, couples, hopes, fall in love, athlete's life, love and romance, love triangle, sport team, friends, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas
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 7.2
 5K
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: football movie
Plot: american football, sport, championship, girlfriend, catholic, student athlete, football, boyfriend, locker room, coach, amputation, loss of brother ...
Time: 1960s
Place: texas
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North Dallas Forty (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: sport, american football, drug abuse, addiction, fighting the system, rivalry, sport team, ambition, society, life is a bitch, athlete's life, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
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 7.6
 7K
Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, sport, terminal illness, cancer, american football, ambition, human spirit, buddies, interracial relations, athlete's life, rising to stardom, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Angels in the Endzone (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The football team jesse is on is terrible, after the death of his father Jesse quits the team. Then angels come to help the team get better and nobody can see them but Jesse's little brother.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, football movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, lifestyle, high school life, high school, family relations, power relations, friends, sport team, underdog, rivalry, teenage love, youth ...
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The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A Philadelphia garbageman is discovered by the Philadelphia Eagles and signed by them to become a kicker.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, football movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, athlete and trainer, family, family life, lifestyle, ambition, family relations, sport team, power relations, sport, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 3.7
 70K
The Room (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Johnny is a successful banker with great respect for and dedication to the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa. The happy-go-lucky guy sees his world fall apart when his friends begin to betray him one-by-one.
Style: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, light, absurd ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, love triangle, friends, love and romance, best friends, slice of life, troubled production, friendship between men, betrayal, orphan, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
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The Pom Pom Girls (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A football player at Rosedale High School is amorous of one of the cheerleaders, who is going with another guy. Another player can't decide which of two cheerleaders he wants to be with. Meanwhile, the Big Game with Hardin High School is ...
Style: offbeat, sexy, sexual, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, prank, beer, cheerleader, american football, drag racing, teen angst, partners, disorder, college, school ...
Time: 70s
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 874
Paper Lion (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, football movie
Plot: sport, american football, ego clash, lifestyle, hopes, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, contests and competitions, sport team, power relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 60s
Place: detroit, usa
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1st & Ten: The Championship (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: 1st & Ten is an American situation comedy that aired between December 1984 and January 1991 on the cable television network HBO. Featuring series regulars Delta Burke and veteran Reid Shelton, it was one of cable's first attempts to lure ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious
Plot: sport, sitcom, american football, rivalry, feminism, social differences, against the odds, ego clash, battle of the sexes, underdog, retirement home, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 78K
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, realistic, serious, thought provoking, football movie ...
Plot: nfl, american football, doctor, brain damage, professional sports, concussion, uncover truth, legal, sport, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, california, africa
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 6.0
 11K
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, coach, american football, underdog, athlete and trainer, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, college life, americana ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
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We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, sport, football, recruit, university, student, grief, coach, survivor, comeback, american football, underdog ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, campus, california, west virginia ...
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