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, humorous, entertaining, football movie, semi serious and intense films and TV shows about / with american football, sport, ambition, football, sport team, rivalry, underdog, athlete's life, friendship and mentor 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 Blind Side (2009), The Game Plan (2007), Ballers (2015), Blue Mountain State (2010), The League (2009), Gridiron Gang (2006), The Room (2003), Semi-Tough (1977), Courage (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, exciting, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, american football, athlete and trainer, sport team, contests and competitions, ambition, small town, rise to the top, rivalry, youth, social relations, coach ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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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: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, american football, family drama, athlete's life, prejudice, homeless, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
Is relevant ?
 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: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: father daughter relationship, family, sport, american football, athlete's life, football, parents and children, ambition, family relations, sport team, disorder, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 31K
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, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, athlete's life, american football, ambition, nfl, american football player, friendship, betrayal, family relations, party, business, athlete ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami
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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: bleak, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, surprise ending
Plot: iraq war, soldier, thanksgiving, american football, post traumatic stress disorder, war veteran, hostile takeover, patriotism, flashback, military, war hero, mission ...
Time: year 2004, 2000s
Place: dallas texas, texas, usa
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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, light, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: youth, college, sport, strong sexual content, friends, looking for sex, sport team, sexual activity, american football, college life, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 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, family life, american football, family relations, suburbs, obsession, irresponsible, slacker, bonding, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 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, redemption, violence, human spirit, underdog, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport, teenage life, competition, youth, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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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, slice of life, love and romance, best friends, troubled production, friends, friendship between men, mother daughter relationship, seduction, death of protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
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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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: sport, american football, fall in love, hopes, american football player, love and romance, partners, friends, athlete's life, football, buddies, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas
Is relevant ?
 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, football team, coach, catholic, girlfriend, underdog, father son relationship, picnic, x ray, student athlete ...
Time: 1960s
Place: texas
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 75K
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, football movie ...
Plot: concussion, doctor, american football, professional sports, nfl, brain damage, uncover truth, athlete's life, sport, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, california, africa
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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: realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: sport, racism, contests and competitions, high school, underdog, football, american football, prejudice, human spirit, against the odds, friendship, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, 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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, underdog, american football, college, contests and competitions, university, human spirit, athlete and trainer, friendship, high school life, sport team, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new jersey, california
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 5.3
 107K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, group of friends, wax museum, ghost town, slasher, traffic jam, small town, torture, brutality, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, florida
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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: clever, talky, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: hospital, american football, insurance fraud, fortune cookie, wheelchair, friendship, lawsuit, insurance, odd couple, cons and scams, cinematographer, honesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, 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: serious, realistic
Plot: american football, athlete's life, underdog, sport, live broadcast, tv, contests and competitions, rise to the top, human spirit, introspection, athlete and trainer, celebrity culture ...
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, cheerleader, newspaper
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
Is relevant ?
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: clever, realistic, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: sport, american football, sport team, drug abuse, ambition, addiction, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, athlete's life, football, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
Is relevant ?
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: friendship, sport, terminal illness, cancer, american football, underdog, human spirit, american football player, interracial relations, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, football movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, high school, underdog, contests and competitions, family, athlete and trainer, sport, siblings relations, high school life, sport team, hopes, 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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, football movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, athlete's life, underdog, sport, family, sport team, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, family life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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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: humorous, not serious, sexual, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, cheerleader, prank, beer, teen angst, american football, drag racing, rivalry, college, rock, athlete's life, athlete and trainer ...
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, football movie
Plot: sport, american football, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, ego clash, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, hopes ...
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: sitcom, sport, american football, athlete's life, retirement home, realism, underdog, battle of the sexes, contests and competitions, ego clash, feminism, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, coach, american football, underdog, college, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, college life, high school life, football, sport team ...
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, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, sport, football, american football, university, comeback, recruit, coach, survivor, grief, student, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, campus, virginia, west virginia, california ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 39K
Varsity Blues (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion, 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. When star quarterback Lance Harbor suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: small town, cheerleader, sport, high school, obsession, party, american football, police car, coming of age, cheerleading, athlete's life, football ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 13K
Sugar & Spice (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When Jack and Diane find themselves in an unexpected adult situation, the A-Squad comes to their rescue. In order to help their friend Diane, the A-Squad goes where no cheerleader has gone before: taking on a little after-school project known as ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, cheerleader, bank, cheerleading, robbery, friendship, pregnancy, heist, rebel, money, mask, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: kansas, usa
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