Are you ready to experience the rush of adrenaline as you sit on the edge of your seats to watch these absolutely thrilling and nerve –wrecking greatest football movies of all times? Get into the skin of these historic and loved characters and experience their victories and heartbreaks on the football ground as they play with all their heart and soul. Some of these favorites are inspired from true life stories and some are pure fiction.
Football is a very popular sports world over, almost revered to like a religion. Whether it’s the Super Bowl season or not, football fans enjoy watching football movies all year through. Sit back with some chilled beer, loads of buttery popcorn and fellow football lovers to enjoy these all-time classic football movies, which we are sure most of you would love to watch over and over again. So here is a curated list of 10 of the greatest Football movies ever made. Watch on!!!
- Jerry Maguire (1996)
This is an all time favorite. It is a movie about a sports agent who gives up his successful career to help his client achieve his goals on the football field. Tom Cruise and Oscar-winning Cuba Gooding Jr. have given it their best shots thus giving the movie a ‘must watch’ tag. This film is an excellent example of selfless people finds true happiness.
- Remember the Titans (2000)
This movie is based on true events. It is an uplifting and motivational story of an African- American, black football coach, played by Denzel Washington and how he inspires and leads a Virginia high school football team to come together and become football Titans. The movie shows how even in the darkest times one can find hope only if one believes in himself.
- Friday Night Lights (2004)
Based in the small town of Odessa, Texas, this movie is about how life revolves around football for every person living in this town. Billy Bob Thornton as Coach Gary Gaines motivates and guides the players of a Texas high school team to victory. This movie was later adapted into a TV show series which became so popular that it lasted for 5 whole seasons.
- Little Giants(1994)
Little Giants is a Sports film directed by Duwayne Dunham. The movie is about 2 brothers Danny and Kevin who coach ‘Pee-Wee teams’ (teams consisting of small children as players). Danny has always been outcrossed by his older brother Kevin who keeps attempting to prove him inferior. After a few children are ridiculed and made fun of due to certain disabilities and problem, Danny decides to coach a brand new Pee-Wee team. The movie tells that no one is a loser and everyone can rise to glory. The movie ends with both brothers batching up their relationships and getting on good terms.
- The Longest Yard(2005)
Directed by Peter Segal, this amusing sports comedy film is sure to keep you laughing all along.
The movie is a story of a disgraced former football player from NFL who is forced to team up a new football team constituting the inmates of a prison. Chris Rock who plays the role of a friend of the protagonist, Adam Sandler, was awarded a BET Comedy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Theatrical film.
- The Blind Side(2009)
This is an extremely popular and well-made movie which got its leading actress Sandra Bullock an Oscar. The Blind Side is another movie based on the true-life story of NFL Player Michael Oher, who went on to becoming a brilliant and exceptional football player in his college. It’s an endearing tale about a blind woman and her family who takes under their wings a homeless young boy and cheers him on to becoming a wonderful football player who becomes indispensable for his college team.
- We Are Marshall (2006)
We Are Marshall is another heartbreaking and poignant drama biopic directed by McG. After a plane crash in 1970 killed 37 football players belonging to the Thundering Herd team of Marshall University, the university football program was to be suspended but this didn’t happen. The movie shows how football coach Jack Lengyel rebuilds the entire football team with the help of his peers and associates. This movie is a thrill for all football and Marshall University fans who like the concept of rebirth and will power.
- The Waterboy (1998)
The Waterboy is an amazing film by Frank Coraci which depicts the passion of a water boy. The main character Bobby Boucher is a stuttering and socially awkward person who has a raging desire to play football. He was denied this opportunity as a teenager and was often bullied. However, even after being deceived by his friends he pulls himself together and works hard to get back in the game. This results in him falling in love and becoming an excellent player. This movie is a must-watch as it is very inspiring and heart touching.
- The Express (2008)
The Express is a powerful biopic produced by John Davis and directed by Gary Fleder. This amazing movie is about a colored man becoming successful by his determination even though he faced so many obstacles on his way. Ernie Davis was the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. A tragedy strikes when Ernie is diagnosed with Leukemia. The film is a motivational film which touches the sensitive topics of Racism, Discrimination, and inequality.
- Invincible (2006)
Based on a true story ‘Invincible’ portrays the life of Vince Papale who played football for the Philadelphia Eagles. Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale gives a worthy performance in this role where he plays for 3 seasons with the Eagles and coach Vermeil and makes his team a winning team the highlight of his career being able to in Super Bowl XV.
So, hope all you movie watchers and football fans enjoy watching this list of 10 most popular and viewed football films of all times. Grab that comforting bowl of chips and huddle up close with your pals because these movies are sure to get you feeling awed from start to finish. If you are a true blue football movie buff and wish to start your own movie company then get a premium rate number for your new movie company and get going.