Entertainment Events Family Fun Featured Superbowl

Top 10 Football Movies

Get yourself hyped for Game Day with these Top 10 Football Movies. It’s just a few more days until we are sitting together watching the Superbowl with friends and family and what better way to prepare and celebrate the love of the game than watching some classic inspirational stories about Football!

Top 10 Football Movies

contains affiliate links

 

Top 10 Football Movies

 

 10. Brian’s Song -1971 

“This highly-acclaimed winner of five Emmy Awards is one of the best-loved movies ever made for television. It’s the true story of a special relationship between two professional football players, Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) and Brian Piccolo (James Caan). Both star players for the Chicago Bears, Sayers and Piccolo soon became roommates and best friends. When Sayers suffers a knee injury in mid-season, it is Piccolo who prods and inspires him to work toward a complete recovery. Then fate deals a cruel blow: Piccolo is stricken with malignant cancer. The constant support and friendship of Sayers plays an important role in Piccolo’s heroic fight against the disease. Also starring Shelley Fabares (TV’s Coach) as Piccolo’s loving wife, BRIAN’S SONG is a moving and unforgettable film.” –Amazon

 

9. Jerry Maguire

“”You complete me”. “Help me help you”. “You had me at hello”. “Show me the money”. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this iconic modern classic that’s become an integral part of our pop-culture landscape. Tom Cruise stars as Jerry Maguire, a sports agent who’s enduring a crisis of conscience. After he suddenly and unceremoniously loses his job and his girlfriend (Kelly Preston), both his personal and professional careers hit an all-time low. But when a single mother (Renée Zellweger) enters his life and his heart, he finds himself negotiating the biggest deal of his life…for the heart and the hand of the woman that he loves. Cuba Gooding, Jr. (in an Academy Award®- winning performance, 1996, Best Supporting Actor), Jay Mohr, Regina King, Jonathan Lipnicki and Bonnie Hunt co-star in this beloved blockbuster hit from writer/director Cameron Crowe. Nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Actor – Tom Cruise.” –Amazon

 

8. Invincible 

“INVINCIBLE is the inspiring true story of Vince Papale, an ordinary guy who, against extraordinary odds, gets a one-in-a-gazillion shot at living every sports fan’s wildest fantasy. Like the city he lives in and his beloved hometown NFL team, the down-an-out Vince (Mark Wahlberg, THE ITALIAN JOB) has seen better days. But then the Philadelphia Eagles’ new coach Dick Vermeil (Greg Kinnear, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE) calls an unprecedented open tryout, and the 30-year-old bartender who never played college ball makes the cut. Now Vince needs every bit of his gritty, never-say-die attitude and enormous heart to survive in the high-stakes world of professional football. Heartfelt and triumphant, and filled with body-slamming NFL football action, INVINCIBLE will have you on your feet cheering for the scrappy underdog who helped his team rediscover its winning spirits, and in the process rallied a city when it needed it most.” -Amazon

 

7. We Are Marshall

 “Football is a game that knocks you down, then expects you to get back up. Life hit the West Virginia town of Huntington and its Marshall University even harder. When it did, Jack Lengyel came by to help pull them onto their feet by taking the job no one wanted: rebuilding the Marshall football program only months after a plane crash wiped out Marshall’s beloved Thundering Herd. Matthew McConaughey portrays Lengyel, the energetic, compassionate coach of inexperienced players whose chances of victory are slim and none. They’ll go with the slim. And as they do, their true-life story of heart, healing, and football will thrill and inspire you. It’s game day. Time to play till the whistle blows!” –Amazon

 

6. The Blind Side

“Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) knows little about family. Less about football. What the homeless teen knows are the streets and projects of Memphis. Well-to-do Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) knows little about his world. Yet when she and Michael meet, he’s found a home. And the Tuohys have found something just as life-changing: a beloved new son and brother. This real-life story of family and of Michael’s growth into a blue-chip football star will have you cheering with its mix of gridiron action and heartwarming emotion. Share the remarkable journey of the college All-American and first-round NFL draft pick who was a winner before he ever stepped onto the playing field.” –Amazon

 

5. Any Given Sunday

“Any Given Sunday: 15th Anniversary (BD) + Original Theatrical Cut (DVD)

Experience both the Blu-ray™ Director’s Cut and the original theatrical film on DVD. Oliver Stone (JFK, W.) and a dynamic acting ensemble explore the fortunes of an embattled NFL team in this “screaming rocker of a movie” (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune). Embattled coach Tony D’Amato (Al Pacino) faces team strife and a new owner (Cameron Diaz) who is sure Tony is way too old-school. An injured quarterback (Dennis Quaid); a flashy, bullheaded backup QB (Jamie Foxx); a slithery team doctor (James Woods) and a running back with an incentive-laden contract (LL Cool J) also fuel “Stone’s most electrifying film in years. A dazzling spectacle” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).” –Amazon

 

4. Rudy

“All his life, people have told Rudy he’s not good enough, not smart enough, not big enough. But nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame. From the time he’s a young boy, Rudy (Sean Astin) is determined to join the Fighting Irish. But his blue collar family only laughs at his ambitions – they know Rudy will follow his father and brothers to the local steel mill. And, for four long years after high school, he does just that. But some dreams won’t die, as Rudy proves when he goes to heroic, occasionally hilarious, lengths to win admission to Notre Dame. Once there, he becomes a walk-on player, serving as little more than a human tackling dummy against the starting players. Bloodied but unbeaten, Rudy wins the respect of legendary coach Ara Parseghian and the other Irish players, who give him one shot at gridiron glory. An incredible true story from the creators of Hoosiers, RUDY is an unforgettable testament to the power of dreams and the triumph of the com” – Amazon

 

3. Remember the Titans

“Academy Award(R)-winner Denzel Washington (Best Actor, TRAINING DAY, 2001) gives a victorious performance in this stirring and uplifting film. REMEMBER THE TITANS is a rousing celebration of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction, and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony. The year is 1971. After leading his team to 15 winning seasons, football coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton) is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone (Washington), tough, opinionated, and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. How these two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions, plays out in a remarkable and triumphant story full of soul and spirit. You and your family will never forget the Titans.” –Amazon

 

2. Friday Night Lights

“A genuine stand-up-and-cheer movie about a courageous high school football team’s fight to fulfill their destiny and live their dream, Friday Night Lights is “unforgettable and real!” (Larry King) Billy Bob Thornton stars in a true American story of how one legendary Texas town made hope come alive under the exhilarating glare of Friday Night Lights! “One of the greatest sports stories ever told” (Sports Illustrated) is now “one of the greatest sports movies ever made!” (Larry King)” –Amazon

 

1. The Program

“Follow the lives of a group of young athletes who come together from different worlds to pursue a dream in THE PROGRAM, an inside look at the gritty, action-packed world of Top 10 college football. Full of excitement and hard-hitting action, it’s the ultimate story of what they must do to fight the pressure, face the pain, and survive intercollegiate football. Talent unites them, competition divides them, and their demanding coach (James Caan, THE GODFATHER, MICKEY BLUE EYES, ERASER) stands by them, even when they fall. Also starring Halle Berry (2001 Best Actress, MONSTER’S BALL, SWORDFISH, X-MEN), Craig Sheffer (A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT), and Kristy Swanson (DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR?) — you’ll catch the excitement of football season year-round when you grab this big-screen winner today!” –Amazon

 

But seriously… how can you actually rank all of these from 1-10? They are all amazing movies and you should definitely watch them all! 

 

What’s your fav football movie of all time? Share with us in the comments!

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on YummlyShare on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInPrint this pageEmail this to someone

About the author

Tracy Iseminger

Tracy is a busy mother and social media junkie. Her adventures in cooking led her to create Daily Dish Magazine. She has a passion for travel and wine. You can find her writing at Back Porch Somm as well. She works with a local digital marketing agency and as a Dental Hygienist, but her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.

Leave a Comment