Football player movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant football player movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious, feel good and touching films and TV shows about / with football player, soccer, football, sport, soccer coach, soccer match, sport team, rivalry, football team and ambition plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres shot in UK, USA, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as football player: The Coach (2018), Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016), Dogs of Berlin (2018), The Pass (2016), A Life for Football (2014), The English Game (2020), Goal (2018), Goal! III (2009), Mean Machine (2001), Summer of '92 (2015).

List of football player movies

 6.4
 1K
The Coach (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Contemporary Russia. After he flubs a penalty kick, a humiliated national soccer player quits the game. He flees to a small town, where he decides to coach their local team.
Style: exciting, uplifting, captivating, motivational, entertaining
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer coach, football player, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, coach, football, football team, playing football, soccer match, professional sports, sport, sporting event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: Argentina
TV show
Story: This gritty dramatization of the life of Carlos Tevez shows his rise to soccer stardom amid the harrowing conditions in Argentina's Fuerte Apache.
Style: motivational, touching, sentimental, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: football player, athlete's life, soccer, sport team, football, sport, rivalry, football practice, playing football, match, success, netflix ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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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: inspirational, realistic, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: sport, following a dream, rise to the top, prodigy, football player, soccer, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
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 7.6
 10K
Dogs of Berlin (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 542 min.
TV show
Story: A politically sensitive murder forces two disparate detectives into a battle with the Berlin underworld and a confrontation with their own corruption.
Style: tense, suspense, bleak, brutal
Plot: partners, football player, police protagonist, murder, crime investigation, murder investigation, riot, racism, cheating, death, dishonesty, neo nazi ...
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 6.5
 3K
The Pass (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two young professional soccer players share a hotel room the night before their first big game. Out of nowhere, one kisses the other. The impact of this 'pass' reverberates through the next ten years of their lives - a decade of fame and ...
Style: lgbt cinema, touching, sentimental, melancholic, psychological
Plot: gay athlete, gay lead character, homosexuality, gay, lgbt, gay slur, soccer, gay love, intimacy, football player, interracial relations, gay protagonist ...
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A Life for Football (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany
Story: The story of former Bayern Munich president Kurt Landauer, a Bavarian jew ousted by the National Socialists and brought to the concentration camp of Dachau, where he survived to come back and start to rebuild his old club after World War II.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: soccer, football player, racial slur, friendship, soccer match, little boy, archive footage, sports history, football stadium, football team, nazi germany, marriage proposal ...
Time: year 1947, year 1943, year 1932
Place: germany, munich germany, bavaria
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The English Game (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Two 19th-century footballers on opposite sides of a class divide navigate professional and personal turmoil to change the game — and England — forever.
Style: realistic, uplifting, inspirational, stylized
Plot: british history, soccer, football player, sports history, football, sport team, society, love and romance, new school, culture clash, tournament, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: england
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 6.8
 119
Goal (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Goal is the story of bunch of ordinary village children who challenge the impossible with the help of a teacher who refuses to see them fail.
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, captivating, contemplative, suspenseful
Plot: children, soccer, football player, teacher, football, football practice, football team, soccer match, soccer coach, school, teenager, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sri lanka
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 3.2
 12K
Goal! III (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the third installment of the football drama trilogy Goal!, Kuno Becker returns as Mexican footballer Santiago Muñez, who, along with his best friends and England national team players Charlie Braithwaite (Leo Gregory) and Liam Adams (JJ Feild), ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport team, stadium, sport, athlete's life, friends, against the odds, buddies, lifestyle, love and romance, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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 6.5
 36K
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, prison, prison life, underdog, against the odds, ex athlete, fixed match, contests and competitions, hopes, misfit, redemption, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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Summer of '92 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The 1992 Danish football team competes for the European Championship.
Style: captivating, tense, humorous, sincere, visually appealing
Plot: male objectification, football player, cancer patient, soccer coach, sport team, sick child, soccer match, training camp, football team, football, drunkenness, party ...
Time: year 1990, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: sweden, denmark
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A Big Love Story (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sam is a former college football star whose chance to play in the NFL abruptly ends with a blown out knee. Seven years later, he finds himself alone, working a minimum wage job and weighing a deadly 413lbs. The time has come for some change! The ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, sexy ...
Plot: romance, couples, youth, college, relationship vs career, love, gym, soul mate, football player, friendship, diet, makeover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.7
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Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, human spirit, sport team, orphan, athlete and trainer, talent, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
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 7.2
 87K
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, thought provoking, serious, realistic, medical drama ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: american football, uncover truth, doctor, concussion, brain damage, professional sports, sports injury, sport, sport team, threat, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, california, africa
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 6.9
 38K
Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: disability, football, radio, underdog, mentally challenged, graduation, sport, friendship, couple relations, against the odds, civil rights, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
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 5.7
 763
Best (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious
Plot: athlete's life, rising to stardom, ambition, celebrity culture, sport team, sport, rivalry, life is a bitch, professional sports, football player, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, manchester, northern england, manchester england
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 5.3
 1K
Holy Goalie (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young priest coaches a team of uncoordinated monks in order to win a soccer tournament and save their monastery from being turned into a hotel.
Style: light, funny, captivating, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: soccer, priest, monk, religion, playing football, vatican, soccer match, football player, soccer fan, football, football team, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, rome italy
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The Soccer Nanny (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman hires a Norwegian soccer player to be a male au pair and help her raise her two sons. It deals with personal loss and how a soccer ball can change sadness into laughter.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, farm, single mother, small town, single parent, nanny, parents and children, gender, gender bending, custody, small town life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas
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 6.9
 559
The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, small town, youth, family problems, bittersweet, coming of age, dysfunctional family, teenage life, social relations, dysfunctional character, siblings relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: mississippi, usa
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 6.5
 77
Hopefuls (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Junior, as he’s known, since he’s essentially still a child, seems to be having a tough time getting on in life. He shares cheap lodgings with another fellow and earns money doing strenuous night shifts at a warehouse. It’s no surprise that he ...
Style: psychological, touching, suspense, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pregnancy, football, teenage boy, bossy woman, domineering mother, teenage protagonist, football player, teenager, pregnant woman, friend, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil
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 4.8
 389
Catching Faith (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: From the outside, Alexa has the perfect life. Her son is the high school football star, daughter a straight A student and her husband is CFO of a booming start-up company. The sudden death ...
Style: christian film, light, contemplative, uplifting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school athlete, faith, high school, belief in god, christianity, christian, catholic, student, high school student, teenage girl, friendship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, america, wisconsin
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 6.9
 313
Broken Promise (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport, War
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the face of insurmountable odds, one man will risk everything to take back his country. Czechoslovakia, 1943, and the world is enveloped by the dark clouds of war. Showing unimaginable bravery, a Jewish teenager manages to escape the clutches of ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Audience: student film
Plot: world war two, christian, football, football player, monastery, nazi occupation, brother brother relationship, jewish, soviet, large family, first sex, nazi concentration camp ...
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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, career ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1974, 1960s
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
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 4.9
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Streltsov (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: By the age of twenty, Eduard Streltsov has everything one can dream of: talent, fame and love. He is the rising star of Soviet football. The whole country, with bated breath, expects victory from the national team at the upcoming World Cup where ...
Style: breathtaking, realistic, serious, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: football player, sport competition, ambition, professional sports, male protagonist, sport, sports star, sport team, football team, athlete and trainer, triumph, rising to stardom ...
Place: ussr
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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: sentimental, feel good, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: soccer, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, pow, ambition, society, hopes, rivalry, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, budapest ...
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 5.7
 276
Tina & Bobby (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Tina & Bobby is an epic love story about an ordinary girl who falls for an ordinary boy only to be swept up in an extraordinary life. Nineteen year-old Tina Dean (Michelle Keegan) married Bobby Moore (Lorne MacFadyen) for love, little ...
Plot: marriage, football player, soccer, relationships, british, husband wife relationship, housewife, newlyweds, professional athlete, sport
Time: 60s, 1960s
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 7.8
 657
89 (2017)
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 89 tells the incredible story of one of football’s greatest triumphs: when against all odds Arsenal snatched the Championship title from Liverpool at Anfield in the last minute of the last game of the 1988/89 season. It’s a universal tale of a ...
Style: light, captivating, sentimental, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, sport team, football, football team, football player, playing football, sports history, archive footage, sport competition, sporting event, soccer fan, victory ...
Time: 20th century
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 6.3
 4K
Zombies (2018)
Genre: Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Students from Zombietown are transferred to a high school in a suburban town preoccupied with uniformity, traditions and pep rallies.
Style: romantic, funny, humorous, entertaining, psychotronic
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, kids
Plot: cheerleader, zombie, high school, teenager, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, friends, love, cheerleader uniform, couples, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.0
 954
Eleven Men Out (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Iceland, Finland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The star player of Icelands top football team causes a stir when he admits to being gay to his team mates and then goes on a journey to discover himself (with the help of the local press). He soon finds himself on the bench for most of his teams ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming out, gay athlete, athlete's life, ambition, life turned upside down, social relations, buddies, rivalry, romance, sport, hopes, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, scandinavia
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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, gloomy, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: soccer, debt, profanity, working class, friendship, alcohol abuse, romance, life is a bitch, hopes, society, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, new jersey
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