Football movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant football movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, feel good, inspirational, entertaining, humorous and dramatic films and TV shows about / with football, sport, underdog, redemption, dialogue, mentor, sport team, catastrophe, unlikely friendships and life philosophy plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as football: The Damned United (2009), Draft Day (2014), The Blind Side (2009), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Friday Night Lights (2004), Victory (1981), The Waterboy (1998), We Are Marshall (2006), Invincible (2006), Jerry Maguire (1996).

List of football movies

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: inspirational, tense, factual, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: soccer, football, sport, soccer coach, friendship, ambition, mentor, discipline, training, rivalry, sport team, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, year 1974, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, mallorca ...
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 6.8
 60K
Draft Day (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Style: inspirational, exciting, intense, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: american football, football, negotiation, sport, boss and employee, honest, sport team, overcoming, power relations, disorder, one last chance, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, cleveland ohio, san francisco, usa, ohio ...
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 7.6
 328K
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: inspirational, emotional, touching, motivational, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, adoption, life, human spirit, interracial relations, parents and children, strong female character, rising to stardom, christian, football, misfit, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, mississippi, california
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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: feel good, light, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens ...
Plot: soccer, sport, football, hinduism, wedding, culture clash, tradition, stereotypes, against the rules, coach, friendship, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, india, europe, hamburg germany ...
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Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant ...
Style: inspirational, intense, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: football, sport, sport team, american football, coach, high school, underdog, championship, athlete's life, career, small town, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, austin texas, california ...
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 6.6
 30K
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: inspirational, serious, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, world war two, football, soccer, sport, escape, human spirit, contests and competitions, against the odds, rivalry, captivity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, poland, argentina, england, france ...
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 6.1
 163K
The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, absurd, parody ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, sport, bullying, college, social outcast, american football, underdog, low self esteem, rags to riches, farce, mentor, ridicule ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey, new orleans, southern usa
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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: emotional, sentimental, touching, inspirational, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: sport, football, american football, college, coach, air disaster, survivor, university, interracial friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, football team, happy ending ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, west virginia, california, new jersey, virginia
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 7.0
 71K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, feel good, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport, football, follow your dream, teacher, against the odds, determination, team, teamwork, disney, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey
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 7.3
 264K
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what ...
Style: motivational, realistic, inspirational, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: starting over, football, career, love story, american football, friendship, greed, workplace romance, agent, introspection, boss and employee, single mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cuba
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 6.5
 46K
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: entertaining, inspirational, sincere, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, football, american football, cheerleading, sport, small town, cheerleader, stripper, teenager, high school, mentor, stereotypes ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, new jersey, usa
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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: inspirational, emotional, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: racism, american football, african american, sport, racial tension, high school, football, racial prejudice, prejudice, school, friendship, coach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, california, new jersey, southern usa
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 7.3
 80K
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 87 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, entertaining, funny, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, soccer, kung fu, football, sport, underdog, shaolin, silly humor, fight, love story, mentor, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, tokyo, china, asia
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Lev Yashin. The Dream Goalkeeper (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An ordinary working class boy, like all his peers, he played football day and night and dreamed of being a striker. But no matter which team he played for - in the yard, at the factory, or in the army - he was inevitably put in goal. Lanky, with ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: football, goalkeeper, football team, sport team, football player, skill, triumph, athlete's life, world cup, popularity, obsession, professional athlete ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: ussr
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 63K
Goal! (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
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: harsh, inspirational, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer, sport, football, coach, sport team, rags to riches, athlete's life, dream come true, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, england, latin america, california, europe ...
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 66K
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, inspirational, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: american football, single father, father daughter relationship, sport, sport team, football, disney, parenthood, family relations, family, athlete's life, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, denver colorado
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 95K
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, feel good, compassionate, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: american football, sports injury, sport, football, doctor, professional sports, football player, research, autopsy, brain damage, uncover truth, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, washington d.c., usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh ...
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 63K
Rudy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, emotional, sexy, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: american football, football, sport, underdog, motivation, aspiration, ambition, college, american football player, high school, priest, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: indiana, boston, texas, new jersey, usa
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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, disturbing, factual, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, gang, friendship, buddies, rivalry, friends, obsession, lifestyle, self discovery, uninhibited rivalry, bar fight, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, harvard university
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All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: feel good, realistic, talky, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, high school, college, sport, football, friendship, small town, coach, teenager, coming of age, ambition, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, california, new jersey, usa, pittsburgh
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Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, christian film ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: underdog, christian, football, faith, religious, american football, sport, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school football, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Longest Yard (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' ...
Style: humorous, intense, inspirational, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american football, prison, sport, football, underdog, prison escape, farce, crime gone awry, greed, unlikely friendships, prison life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, georgia
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 41K
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, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, family outing
Plot: american football, disability, football, sport, underdog, mentally challenged, radio, friendship, prejudice, bully, courage, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
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Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, american football, athlete and trainer, football, sport team, coach, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, teenage life, teenage boy, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, southern usa, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 14K
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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: american football, coach, sport, football, high school, sport team, rivalry, ambition, americana, athlete and trainer, high school football, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 3K
Soccer Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A comedic romp that celebrates the power of friendship to turn your life around, Dias de Futbol introduces us to Antonio, an ex-convict and amateur shrink who convinces his pals that the best way to overcome their midlife crises and lack of success ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Plot: football, marriage, sport, friendship, starting over, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, sport team, introspection, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 32K
Leatherheads (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A light hearted comedy about the beginnings of Professional American Football. When a decorated war hero and college all star is tempted into playing professional football. Everyone see the chance to make some big money, but when a reporter digs up ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, stylized, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: american football, football, sport, underdog, sport team, redemption, life philosophy, justice, vengeance, rivalry, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, minnesota, chicago illinois, usa, france ...
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 66K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: Biography, 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: inspirational, realistic, serious, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, juvenile delinquency, athlete and trainer, football, sport, prison, underdog, redemption, life philosophy, stereotypes, gangsters, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 24K
School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, talky, intense, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, high school, preparatory school, friendship, football, justice, boarding school life, working class, boarding school, judaism, american football ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, israel, harvard university, boston
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, romantic, dramatic, depressing, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: mental illness, love, romance, life philosophy, depression, bipolar disorder, social misfits, mentally unstable, male female friendship, fall in love, supportive parent, young widow ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey, baltimore
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