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, entertaining, inspirational, dramatic, serious and intense films and TV shows about / with football, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, underdog, sport, transformation, destiny, life philosophy and storytelling plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as football: The Longest Yard (2005), Draft Day (2014), School Ties (1992), The Game Plan (2007), Necessary Roughness (2011), The Damned United (2009), Shaolin Soccer (2001), The Blind Side (2009), Gatekeeper of the Galaxy (2019), Gridiron Gang (2006).

List of football movies

The Longest Yard (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, football, sport, underdog, american football, warden, contests and competitions, friends, confined, prisoner, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, san diego california, latin america ...
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 6.8
 48K
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: exciting, semi serious, inspirational, intense, suspense ...
Plot: sport, football, negotiation, overcoming, power relations, one last chance, boss and employee, agent, disorder, ambition, sport team, nfl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ohio, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 20K
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, thought provoking, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, friendship, coming of age, football, boarding school life, preparatory school, working class, sport, society, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 53K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: father daughter relationship, sport, family, american football, football, athlete's life, parents and children, family relations, irresponsible, ambition, lifestyle, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Necessary Roughness (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Necessary Roughness is a USA Network television series starring Callie Thorne and Scott Cohen. The one-hour drama series was picked up for 12 episodes on January 19, 2011. The series debuted on June 29, 2011, with a 90-minute premiere episode. The ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: football, therapy, single parent, single mother, relationship vs career, overcoming, family relations, power relations, changing lives, sport, therapist, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, rivalry, training, stadium, sport team, football, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, football player ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
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 7.3
 68K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, soccer, sport, underdog, kung fu, shaolin, against the odds, sport team, contests and competitions, follow your dream, football, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
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 7.7
 264K
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: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, prejudice, athlete's life, american football, family drama, homeless, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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Gatekeeper of the Galaxy (2019)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Russia
Story: What will Moscow look like if it turns off the electricity, stops all production, and the whole world will only watch the alien game? As a result of the galactic war that occurred near the Earth, the Moon collapsed and the poles of the planet ...
Style: futuristic, disturbing, captivating, exciting, intense
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: football, contests and competitions, fate of humanity, game, flash forward, alien space craft, athlete
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 42K
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Genre: 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: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, human spirit, teenage life, youth, athlete and trainer, sport, football, violence, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 60K
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: sentimental, realistic, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, football, underdog, teacher, jealousy, against the odds, determination, divorce, american football, athlete and trainer, power relations, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 30K
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: witty, realistic, feel good, humorous, inspirational ...
Plot: stadium, american football, sport team, rivalry, football, love and romance, hopes, ambition, screwball, love triangle, confession, small town ...
Time: 1910s, post world war one, 20s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, france, milwaukee wisconsin, chicago illinois ...
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Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
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: realistic, captivating, rough, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coach, party, high school, comeback, career, sport, football, small town, domestic violence, championship, african american, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
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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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, sport, football, contests and competitions, prejudice, underdog, high school, african american, coach, training, racial slur, american football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, sport, football, recruit, survivor, student, university, grief, comeback, coach, american football, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, virginia, campus, west virginia, california ...
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Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, coach, success, ambition, underdog, football, sport team, athlete's life, blind ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 136K
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: humorous, funny, absurd, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, ridicule, low self esteem, social outcast, goofy hero, ambition, misfit, athlete's life, football, family relations, love and romance, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 36K
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: disability, sport, football, radio, small town, underdog, graduation, mentally challenged, friendship, misfit, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
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Two for the Money (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gambling, sport, bet, football, cons and scams, greed, rise to the top, workplace intrigue, bookies, ex athlete, dishonesty, stock broker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, las vegas, new jersey, new orleans ...
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Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, 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: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, football movie ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: christian, sport, football, underdog, religions or cults, human spirit, youth, ambition, rivalry, religious, high school life, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 214K
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, touching, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: career, friendship, workplace romance, starting over, greed, introspection, agent, single parent, opposites attract, ambition, rivalry, layoff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, cuba
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 23K
Little Giants (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Danny O'Shea's daughter is cut from the Peewee football team just for being a girl, he decides to form his own team, composed of other ragtag players who were also cut. Can his team really learn enough to beat the elite team, coached ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sport, football, underdog, family, gas station, rivalry, ambition, hopes, siblings relations, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 12K
Snow Angels (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, depressing, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, depression, parents and children, first love, family problems, single parent, football, teenage life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 40K
Fired Up! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 2 Guys. 300 Girls. You Do the Math. The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.
Style: sexy, humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, high school, football, rivalry, misfit, ambition, youth, athlete's life, plan gone awry, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl (ex-football player Jimmy Dix) attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, buddy comedy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, corruption, machismo, police detective, bribery, reluctant partners, ex athlete, ex law enforcer, football, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
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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: soccer, sport, friendship, culture clash, generation gap, coach, tradition, family, follow your dream, parents and children, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, germany, hamburg germany ...
Is relevant ?
Blue Mountain State (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: youth, college, sport, strong sexual content, friends, looking for sex, sexual activity, sport team, american football, college life, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, shyness, social misfits, love and romance, adolescence, friends, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: political unrest, football, politics, dictatorship, grownups, youth, eccentric family, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, friends, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 759
In the House (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: In the House is an American sitcom that premiered on April 10, 1995 on NBC. The series moved to UPN after its second season, where it remained for an additional three seasons until it was canceled on August 11, 1999. In the House starred LL Cool J ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: football, sitcom, ex athlete, down on your luck, family relations, fish out of water, clinic, career change, misfit, landlord, african american, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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