Soccer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant soccer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, serious, semi serious, feel good and touching films and TV shows about / with soccer, sport, rivalry, football, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, dialogue, catastrophe and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
soccer movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as soccer: Green Street Hooligans (2005), Mean Machine (2001), The Damned United (2009), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000), Shaolin Soccer (2001), Playing for Keeps (2012), United (2011), Fever Pitch (1997), The Football Factory (2004).

List of soccer movies

Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, buddies, friendship, rivalry, lifestyle, skinhead, self discovery, fist fighting, obsession, soccer, uninhibited rivalry, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, harvard university
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Mean Machine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, prison, prison life, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, hopes, redemption, warden, rivalry, ambition, soccer match ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Damned United (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous ...
Style: tense, sincere, sentimental, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: soccer, sport, ambition, training, rivalry, stadium, sport team, football, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, chick flick, teens
Plot: soccer, sport, friendship, culture clash, generation gap, coach, tradition, family, follow your dream, parents and children, best friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, germany, hamburg germany ...
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There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, offbeat, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, working class, coming of age, bully, underdog, rivalry, teenage life, high school life, against the odds, misfit, society, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, manchester
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Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, soccer, kung fu, sport, underdog, shaolin, against the odds, contests and competitions, sport team, follow your dream, football, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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Playing for Keeps (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team in an attempt to get his life together.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: soccer, parent, athlete, romance, eligible bachelor, sport team, family relations, sport, parents and children, hopes, father son relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
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United (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, stylized, serious ...
Plot: soccer, air disaster, loss of friend, human spirit, sport team, friends, athlete and trainer, stadium, soccer coach, dying young, historical event, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, 1950s
Place: england, europe, munich germany
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Fever Pitch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a man, a woman and a football team. Based on Nick Hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, Fever Pitch. English teacher Paul Ashworth believes his long standing obsession with Arsenal serves him well. But then he ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport, pregnancy, teacher, dating, obsession, romance, solace, opposites attract, couples, addiction, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
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The Football Factory (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence, it's about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight and places to belong. A forgotten culture of Anglo Saxon males fed up with being told ...
Style: stylized, dark humor, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, violence, taxi driver, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, violence spree, direction and purpose, obsession, society, urban, introspection, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, australia
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One Man Up (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The debut feature by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) is a stylish and blackly comic look at the dark side of fame. Evocatively set during the eighties, the film charts the decline of two men both named Antonio Pisapia who lead ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: soccer, cocaine, destiny, career change, showbiz, starting over, rise and fall, musician's life, vengeance, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1980
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
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Looking for Eric (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex football player Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.
Style: surreal, touching, humorous, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, friendship, dysfunctional family, self esteem, self discovery, old love, sport, family in crisis, parents and children, society, family problems, ex athlete ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, texas, california
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She's the Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, cross dressing, high school life, hidden identity, sport, tomboy, twins, high school, roommate, contests and competitions, soccer, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, campus, london, new jersey
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Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Phil Weston has been unathletic his entire life. In college he failed at every sport that he tried out for. It looks like his 10-year old son, Sam, is following in his footsteps. But with becoming the coach of The Soccers, an already successful ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: soccer, sport, obsession, farce, soccer coach, family, underdog, addiction, goofy hero, family life, suburbs, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
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Gregory's Girl (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In his Scottish New Town home, gangling Gregory and his schoolfriends are starting to find out about girls. He fancies Dorothy, not least because she has got into the football team - and is a better player than him. He finally asks her out, but it ...
Style: realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, soccer, high school, school, advice, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, england, new jersey, california ...
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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, youth, life is a bitch, school, hopes, family, social relations, soccer, first kiss, cancer, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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The Big Green (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant whip them into shape. As ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: soccer, sport, underdog, family, small town, kids and family, immigrants, school, high school life, against the odds, ambition, friends ...
Place: texas, usa
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I.D. (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to route out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between 'job' and 'yob' becomes more unclear as time passes . . .
Style: gloomy, rough, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, soccer, violence, police, human nature, crimes, working undercover, crime, gang, obsession, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike Bassett: England Manager is an hilarious British Comedy that stars Ricky Thomlinson. Featuring Cameos from Barry Venison, Gabby Yorath, Atomic Kitten and Pele.When the England manager has a heart attack, footballs' top brass turn to Mike ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, feel good
Plot: soccer, sport, lifestyle, rivalry, underdog, sport team, friends, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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Mike Bassett: Manager (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Mike Bassett: Manager is a British TV comedy series, which began transmitting from 29 September 2005 on ITV. It is a follow-up to the film Mike Bassett: England Manager, and stars Ricky Tomlinson in the title role, Steve Edge as his assistant, and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: soccer, sport, sport team, friends, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, couple relations, hypnosis, ambition, underdog, rivalry, based on movie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Miracle of Bern (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. The second ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
Plot: soccer, sport, soccer coach, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds, working class, athlete and trainer, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, budapest ...
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Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sport
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the small village where Amadeo lives there is no one good enough to challenge his skills at Table Football. But, while Amadeo may be a genius as a table football player in real life he's a loser. He's in love with Lara, his childhood ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: soccer, adventure, imaginary, sport, contests and competitions, love and romance, youth, romance, escapades, family, objects come to life, sport team ...
Place: argentina
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Rudo and Cursi (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico have a simple dream: saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans. A friendly game of soccer leads to first Rudo, then to Cursi being taken on by ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: soccer, crumbling relationship, desire for fame, dream come true, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, siblings relations, latinos, ego clash, lifestyle, mistrust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of four men who narrowly escaped death at the hands of Argentina's military death squads during the 1970s is brought to the screen in this thriller. In 1977, Claudio Tamburrini (Rodrigo de la Serna) was a goalie for a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: soccer, dictatorship, kidnapping, false accusation, murder, reenactment, wrongful imprisonment, torture, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, suburban life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america
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Sixty Six (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A boy's barmitzvah looks set to be a disaster when it coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final.
Style: uplifting, gloomy, feel good, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: soccer, coming of age, world cup, down on your luck, parents and children, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, family relations, wedding preparations and rituals, youth, family life, solace ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Captain Tsubasa (1983)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Tsubasa Ozora moves to the town Nankatsu to increase his skills as a soccer player. He is challanged by the Super Goalkeeper Genzo Wakabayashi. He then agree to compete and see who was the best soccer player there.
Style: serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: soccer, lifestyle, sport team, friends, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete's life, follow your dream, leadership, opponent, ambition, sport ...
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Brazil Avenue (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Brazil
Story: Brazil Avenue is a dynamic, lifelike, and modern telenovela that reveals how unrelenting ambition and inflicted cruelty can change a young girl’s destiny and lead her to seek revenge.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: soccer, femme fatale, revenge, danger, righting the wronged, inheritance, hidden identity, vengeance, rivalry, intrigue, mysterious character, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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Victory (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sport, War
Country: UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, sport, prison, stadium, escape, nazi germany, underdog, pow, rivalry, prison life, captivity, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, france, europe, england, poland ...
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Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: sentimental, factual, inspirational, uplifting, exciting ...
Plot: sport, prodigy, rise to the top, soccer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, father son relationship, football player, football, rags to riches, soccer match ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
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My Name Is Joe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: soccer, debt, working class, friendship, friends, power relations, social relations, tragic hero, rehabilitation, haunted by the past, family problems, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey
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