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, feel good, serious, entertaining and semi serious films and TV shows about / with soccer, sport, rivalry, football, sport team, contests and competitions, ambition, runaway, mentor and underdog plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
soccer movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as soccer: Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Playing for Keeps (2012), Goal! The Dream Begins (2005), The Damned United (2009), Green Street Hooligans (2005), Mean Machine (2001), Fever Pitch (1997), Shaolin Soccer (2001), The Miracle of Bern (2003), The Football Factory (2004).

List of soccer movies

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: humorous, feel good, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: soccer, football, sport, generation gap, friendship, culture clash, coach, tradition, family relations, family, follow your dream, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, germany, hamburg germany ...
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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, sexy, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, parents, parent, single father, romance, eligible bachelor, family relations, sport team, parents and children, hopes, father son relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, united states
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Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: soccer, coach, sport team, inhaler, sport, athlete's life, dream come true, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, england, europe, london, mexico ...
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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, sentimental, sincere, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: soccer, football, ambition, sport, training, rivalry, stadium, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, ego clash ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
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Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport, War
Country: UK, USA
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, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, soccer, friendship, buddies, self discovery, rivalry, obsession, lifestyle, fist fighting, student, uninhibited rivalry, bar fight ...
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: realistic, semi serious, exciting, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, prison, prison life, underdog, hopes, contests and competitions, redemption, ambition, rivalry, warden, sport, soccer match ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: soccer, sport team, teacher, sport, contests and competitions, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, ambition, fall in love, couples, relationship problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
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Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, 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, light, funny, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer, martial arts, kung fu, underdog, football, sport, sport team, shaolin, against the odds, contests and competitions, follow your dream, coach ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: soccer, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, pow, hopes, ambition, rivalry, society, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, budapest ...
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The Football Factory (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, 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: realistic, disturbing, dark humor, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, violence, lifestyle, machismo, violence spree, buddies, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, obsession, bar fight, direction and purpose, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, australia
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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, emotional, sincere, stylized, serious ...
Plot: soccer, air disaster, loss of friend, human spirit, friends, sport team, athlete and trainer, stadium, catastrophe, dying young, soccer coach, historical event ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1958
Place: england, europe, munich germany
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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, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, sport team, farce, obsession, sport, ambition, family, family life, goofy hero, rivalry, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
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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: touching, uplifting, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, misfit, working class, bully, against the odds, teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, manchester
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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, romantic, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, cross dressing, teenage love, high school life, teen romance, high school, tomboy, hidden identity, roommate, romance, twins, lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, london, new jersey
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Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, rivalry, follow your dream, death in the family, female athlete, feminism, sport, family in crisis, ambition, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
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Mike Bassett: Manager (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: soccer, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, athlete and trainer, sport team, manager, british humour, hypnosis, underdog, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sport
Country: Argentina, Spain, UK, France, USA
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: humorous, not serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: soccer, adventure, sport team, youth, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, escapades, imaginary, family, romance, friends ...
Place: argentina
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Rudo and Cursi (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Mexico
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: soccer, self discovery, ego clash, rivalry, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, family problems, overnight success, scout, crumbling relationship, step siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Captain Tsubasa (1983)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: soccer, ambition, rivalry, friends, sport team, follow your dream, contests and competitions, leadership, sport, opponent, friendship, athlete's life ...
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: soccer, murder, false accusation, kidnapping, terrorism, on the run, danger, politics, false accusations, dictatorship, wrongful imprisonment, reenactment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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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, uplifting, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, friendship, dysfunctional family, self discovery, self esteem, old love, sport, family in crisis, love and romance, daydreamer, family problems, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, texas, california
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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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, soccer, high school, school, romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, friends, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, england, new jersey, california ...
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30 for 30: Soccer Stories (2014)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
TV show
Story: ESPN Films, creators of the critically-acclaimed 30 for 30 film series, will premiere a new series in April surrounding the 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN. 30 for 30: Soccer Stories will include a mix of standalone feature-length and 30-minute-long ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: soccer, ambition, rise to the top, athlete's life, rivalry, rising to stardom, sport, sport team, rise and fall, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, archive footage ...
Time: 20th century
Place: chile
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Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two brothers fight to escape a violent and poor neighborhood in Caracas by playing soccer. Daniel wishes to play professionally while Julio supports the family with dirty money. The opportunity of a lifetime comes when a talent scout invites them to ...
Style: touching, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, life is a bitch, lifestyle, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport, family relations, siblings relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, latin america
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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: psychological, bleak, rough, gloomy, contemplative ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, soccer, violence, police, hoodlum, bar fight, working undercover, obsession, human nature, crimes, strong violent content, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: soccer, profanity, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, england, europe, brazil, latin america ...
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The Pink Panther (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Inspector Dreyfus assigns the worst police ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: investigation, inspector, soccer, robbery, heist, murder, danger, goofy hero, law enforcement, incompetent police, riddles and clues, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, new york, usa, europe ...
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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: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: soccer, family relations, world cup, nothing goes right, youth, family life, parents and children, husband wife relationship, child's point of view, coming of age, jewish, solace ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Brazil Avenue (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, exciting, tense ...
Plot: soccer, revenge, femme fatale, step parent, rivalry, danger, betrayal, mysterious character, life is a bitch, hidden identity, dishonesty, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
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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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, school, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, teachers and students, against the odds, small town life, high school life, human spirit, friendship ...
Place: texas, usa
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