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The Best Football Movies Ever

Updated January 22, 2021 16.4k votes 2.1k voters 60.9k views76 items

List RulesMovies must feature American Football prominently

Personally, I think the best football movie ever made is Disney's 2000 release REMEMBER THE TITANS.

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    Remember the Titans

    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling
    Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and...  more

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    Rudy

    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin
    Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life...  more

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    Things About The Real Rudy That The 'Rudy' Movie Purposely Misrepresents#482 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    Friday Night Lights

    Amber Heard, Connie Britton
    Friday Night Lights is a 2004 sports drama film, directed by Peter Berg, which documents the...  more

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    Invincible

    Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg
    Invincible is a 2006 sports film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. It is based on the true...  more

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    The Replacements

    Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman
    The Replacements is a 2000 American sports comedy film directed by Howard Deutch. It stars...  more

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    We Are Marshall

    Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara
    We Are Marshall is a 2006 American historical drama biopic film directed by McG. It depicts...  more

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    The Waterboy

    Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates
    The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam...  more

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    Any Given Sunday

    Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino
    Any Given Sunday is a 1999 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone depicting a fictional...  more

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    The Longest Yard

    Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters
    The Longest Yard is a 1974 American sports comedy film directed by Robert Aldrich. Written by...  more

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    Varsity Blues

    Ali Larter, Paul Walker
    Varsity Blues is a 1999 American coming-of-age sports comedy-drama film directed by Brian...  more

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    Brian's Song

    Dick Butkus, James Caan
    Brian's Song is a 1971 ABC Movie of the Week that recounts the details of the life of Brian...  more

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    The Blind Side

    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins
    The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical sports drama film. It was written and...  more

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    Draft Day

    Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner
    Draft Day is a 2014 American sports drama film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin...  more
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    The Program

    Halle Berry, James Caan
    The Program is a 1993 film starring James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer, Kristy...  more
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    Jerry Maguire

    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu
    Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and...  more

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    Radio

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris
    Radio is a 2003 film inspired by the 1996 Sports Illustrated article "Someone to Lean On" by...  more

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    The Longest Yard

    Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox
    The Longest Yard is a 2005 American sports comedy film, a remake of the 1974 film of the same...  more

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    Little Giants

    Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis
    Little Giants is a 1994 family sports comedy film, starring Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill as...  more

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    Necessary Roughness

    Jerry Rice, Dick Butkus
    Necessary Roughness is a 1991 sports comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti in his final film....  more

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    North Dallas Forty

    Nick Nolte, Charles Durning
    North Dallas Forty is a 1979 film drama starring Nick Nolte, Mac Davis, and G. D. Spradlin set...  more
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    The Express

    Dennis Quaid, Nicole Beharie
    The Express is a 2008 American sports film produced by John Davis and directed by Gary Fleder....  more
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    Gridiron Gang

    Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit
    Gridiron Gang is a 2006 American sports drama film directed by Phil Joanou, and starring...  more

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    All the Right Moves

    Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson
    All the Right Moves is a 1983 drama film directed by Michael Chapman and starring Tom Cruise,...  more

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    Wildcats

    Goldie Hawn, LL Cool J
    Wildcats is a 1986 American sports comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and is also the...  more

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    Knute Rockne, All American

    Ronald Reagan, Brian Keith
    Knute Rockne, All American is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of Knute Rockne,...  more