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Greatest Football Movies
01. Remember the Titans (2000) - 8 Votes

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
02. Rudy (1993) - 8 Votes

Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
03. The Replacements (2000) - 7 Votes

During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.
04. Jerry Maguire (1996) - 6 Votes

When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him.
05. The Waterboy (1998) - 6 Votes

A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.
06. Brian's Song (1971) - 5 Votes

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
07. Any Given Sunday (1999) - 5 Votes

A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.
08. Little Giants (1995) - 5 Votes

Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.
09. North Dallas Forty (1979) - 4 Votes

A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
10. The Longest Yard (1974) - 3 Votes

A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
11. Friday Night Lights (2004) - 3 Votes

Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.
12. The Game Plan (2007) - 3 Votes

An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has a 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
13. The Blind Side (2009) - 3 Votes

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
14. Draft Day (2014) - 3 Votes

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.
15. Wildcats (1986) - 2 Votes

Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When the football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite expecting sniggers from fellow staff members and her former husband.
16. We Are Marshall (2006) - 1 Votes

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.
17. Invincible (2006) - 1 Votes

Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.
18. Horse Feathers (1932) - 1 Votes

Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin University.
19. The Program (1993) - 1 Votes

Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
20. The Longest Yard (2005) - 1 Votes

Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.
21. Facing the Giants (2006) - 1 Votes

A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
22. Gridiron Gang (2006) - 1 Votes

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
23. Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998) - 1 Votes

Story of a golden retriever who can play football.

The Best of the Rest

24. Knute Rockne All American (1940)

The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.
25. The Express (2008)

A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
26. The Best of Times (1986)

A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.
27. Everybody's All-American (1988)

A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over.
28. Varsity Blues (1999)

In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night.
29. All the Right Moves (1993)

A high school footballer desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town
30. Necessary Roughness (1991)

Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule.
31. Leatherheads (2008)

In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.
32. Lucas (1986)

A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
33. The Comebacks (2007)

A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships
34. Radio (2003)

The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man whom he took under his wing.
35. Angels In The Endzone (1997)

If you saw Angels in the outfield, well you will know what to expect. Cute kids movie, I still find the series creepy.
36. The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking (1998)

A Philadelphia garbageman who develops his leg muscles from kicking the hydraulic lever on his truck is discovered by the Philadelphia Eagles and signed by them to become a kicker.
37. Touchback (2011)

A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.