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, sentimental, clever, serious and semi serious films and TV shows about / with soccer, sport, rivalry, football, hopes, ambition, underdog, contests and competitions, mentor and catastrophe plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in UK, USA, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as soccer: Green Street Hooligans (2005), The Football Factory (2004), Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012), Kicking & Screaming (2005), Mean Machine (2001), There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000), She's the Man (2006), Fever Pitch (1997), Shaolin Soccer (2001), Playing for Keeps (2012).

List of soccer movies

Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport, War
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, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, buddies, gang, obsession, rivalry, lifestyle, student, fist fighting, self discovery, uninhibited rivalry, friends, soccer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, harvard university
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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: realistic, disturbing, dark humor, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, violence, lifestyle, buddies, rivalry, violence spree, machismo, uninhibited rivalry, obsession, direction and purpose, bar fight, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, australia
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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: terminal illness, youth, teenage love, school, hopes, life is a bitch, family, social relations, soccer, leukemia, first kiss, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sport, soccer, obsession, farce, ambition, family, sport team, family life, goofy hero, parents and children, athlete and trainer, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
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 6.5
 34K
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: prison, soccer, 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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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: semi serious, uplifting, captivating, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: soccer, coming of age, working class, bully, sport team, change of luck, high school life, misfit, society, underdog, rivalry, money raising ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, manchester
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 6.3
 138K
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, romantic, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, cross dressing, teenager, high school life, tomboy, high school, hidden identity, sport, twins, roommate, romance, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, campus, london, new jersey
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 6.7
 10K
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: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sport, soccer, teacher, couple relations, contests and competitions, romance, fall in love, opposites attract, sport team, ambition, couples, relationship problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
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 7.2
 70K
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, light, funny, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, underdog, sport, shaolin, kung fu, soccer, sport team, against the odds, contests and competitions, 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, touching, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: soccer, parent, single father, romance, family relations, sport team, eligible bachelor, sport, parents and children, hopes, father son relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
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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: sport, ambition, rivalry, training, soccer, stadium, sport team, football, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, career ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, brighton, yorkshire, europe, northern england ...
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 6.5
 8K
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: humorous, not serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: soccer, adventure, sport team, sport, escapades, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, imaginary, love and romance, friends, family ...
Place: argentina
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 7.4
 10K
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: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: air disaster, soccer, loss of friend, human spirit, sport team, friends, stadium, athlete and trainer, soccer coach, dying young, historical event, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1958
Place: england, europe, munich germany
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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: serious, exciting, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Plot: soccer, sport, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, family relations, power relations, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: switzerland, germany, hungary, europe, budapest ...
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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: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, culture clash, generation gap, coach, soccer, tradition, family, follow your dream, parents and children, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, germany, hamburg germany ...
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Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
Genre: 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: serious, captivating, sentimental, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: coach, sport, sport team, rags to riches, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, human spirit, dream come true, lifestyle, against the odds, career ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, los angeles, europe, mexico, latin america ...
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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: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport, underdog, kids and family, family, small town life, against the odds, high school life, teachers and students, school, soccer, youth, athlete's life ...
Place: texas, usa
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 7.3
 7K
Offside (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Since women are banned from soccer matches, Iranian females masquerade as males so they can slip into Tehran's stadium to see the game between Iran and Bahrain. The ones who are caught and arrested are taken to a holding area and guarded by ...
Style: humorous, realistic, disturbing, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: stadium, fighting the system, sexism, human spirit, politics, rebelliousness, injustice, soccer, rebellion, gender disguise, segregation, political ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: iran, middle east, germany
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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: friendship, dysfunctional family, old love, self discovery, self esteem, sport, family in crisis, ex athlete, family problems, disorder, daydreamer, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, texas, california
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 7.2
 2K
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, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: cocaine, destiny, career change, vengeance, starting over, showbiz, rise and fall, follow your dream, musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, soccer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1984
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
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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, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, high school, soccer, school, romance, youth, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, hopes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, england, new jersey, california ...
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The Third Half (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League
Style: uplifting, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, soccer, fall in love, contests and competitions, love and romance, love affair, german, human spirit, hopes, against humanity, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, macedonia, bulgaria
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 6.9
 3K
Will (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will is an 2012 British sports drama directed by Ellen Perry and starring Damian Lewis, Jane March and Bob Hoskins. .At the start of the film, eleven year-old Liverpool fan Will Brennan is at a boarding school in the south of England, due to his ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: orphan, escapades, ambition, on the road, youth, human spirit, sport, life is a bitch, hopes, family, nun, child protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: europe, turkey, england, istanbul turkey
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Africa United (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, Rwanda
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Africa United" tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children who attempt to realize the dream of their life: to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 at Johannesburg. But the problems begin when Fabrice, Dudu ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, soccer, youth, adventurer, optimism, coming of age, follow your dream, escapades, adventure, hopes, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: zimbabwe, rwanda, africa, south africa, congo
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 4K
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, emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: feminism, high school, soccer, human spirit, death in the family, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage life, follow your dream, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
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 7.2
 3K
All Stars (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Leading up to their 500th match, the late twenty-something members of a Dutch amateur soccer team have their intimate bond put to the test as they each find themselves facing increasing responsibilities off the pitch.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, soccer, buddies, screwball, ambition, sport team, friends, sport, contests and competitions, male friendship, pubic hair, football ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, netherlands
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 7.3
 6K
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: serious, bleak, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, soccer, police, violence, gang, police investigation, bar fight, law enforcement, human nature, obsession, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good
Plot: sport, soccer, athlete and trainer, underdog, rivalry, friends, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rise to the top, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: sport, soccer, athlete and trainer, couple relations, contests and competitions, friends, sport team, ambition, hypnosis, underdog, rivalry, based on movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 3K
Dark Horse (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Iceland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young man spurs romance and helps his friend and himself go through the struggles of their ordinary life in Denmark.
Style: realistic, offbeat, humorous, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: society, soccer, referee, love and romance, twentysomething life, romance, social misfits, down on your luck, fall in love, urban, misfit, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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