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The Best Football Movies Ever  

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List Rules Movies must feature American Football prominently

Personally, I think the best football movie ever made is Disney's 2000 release REMEMBER THE TITANS. Also at #2 is the Sherwood Pictures theatrical debut film from 2006 FACING THE GIANTS is also a great movie along with #3 WE ARE MARSHALL and #4 the football classic about Notre Dame, RUDY.

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Remember the Titans is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

Many consider this the best high school football movie ever made.

Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The screenplay, written by Gregory Allen Howard, is based on the true story of ...more

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Rudy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography
Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of ...more

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw
Friday Night Lights is a 2004 sports drama film, directed by Peter Berg, which documents the coach and players of a high school football team and the Texas city of Odessa that supports and is ...more

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The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates
The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical sports drama film. It was written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael ...more

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We Are Marshall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones
We Are Marshall is a 2006 American historical drama biopic film directed by McG. It depicts the aftermath of the 1970 incident that 37 football players on the Marshall University Thundering Herd ...more

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The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke
The Longest Yard is a 1974 American sports comedy film directed by Robert Aldrich. Written by Tracy Keenan Wynn based on a story by producer Albert S. Ruddy, the film follows inmates at a prison ...more

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The Replacements is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Jon Favreau filmography
The Replacements is a 2000 American sports comedy film directed by Howard Deutch. It stars Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, and Brooke Langton.

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Brian's Song is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams
Brian's Song is a 1971 ABC Movie of the Week that recounts the details of the life of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest University football player stricken with terminal cancer after turning pro, ...more

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The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider
The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter ...more

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Varsity Blues is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Ali Larter, Paul Walker, Amy Smart
Varsity Blues is a 1999 American coming-of-age sports comedy-drama film directed by Brian Robbins that follows a small-town high school football team and their overbearing coach through a ...more

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Invincible is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture
Invincible is a 2006 sports film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. It is based on the true story of Vince Papale, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976 to 1978. Mark Wahlberg ...more

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Any Given Sunday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx
Any Given Sunday is a 1999 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone depicting a fictional professional American football team. The film features an ensemble cast, consisting of Al Pacino, ...more

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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger
Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe, and stars Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Renée Zellweger. It was ...more

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Draft Day is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner
Draft Day is a 2014 American sports drama film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin Costner. It was released on April 11, 2014. The premise revolves around the general manager of the ...more
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Radio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger
Radio is a 2003 film inspired by the 1996 Sports Illustrated article "Someone to Lean On" by Gary Smith. The article and the movie are based on the true story of T. L. Hanna High ...more

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Little Giants is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill
Little Giants is a 1994 family sports comedy film, starring Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill as brothers in a small Ohio town, coaching rival Pee-Wee Football teams.

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The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock
The Longest Yard is a 2005 American sports comedy film, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. Adam Sandler plays the protagonist, Paul Crewe, a disgraced former professional quarterback ...more

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The Program is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Halle Berry, James Caan, Kristy Swanson
The Program is a 1993 film starring James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer, Kristy Swanson, and Joey Lauren Adams. The film was directed by David S. Ward who has directed and written ...more

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Gridiron Gang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, Jurnee Smollett
Gridiron Gang is a 2006 American sports drama film directed by Phil Joanou, and starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell and Kevin Dunn. It is loosely based on the ...more

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The Express is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Dennis Quaid, Nicole Beharie, Clancy Brown
The Express is a 2008 American sports film produced by John Davis and directed by Gary Fleder. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Charles Leavitt from a book titled Ernie ...more
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Necessary Roughness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Jerry Rice, Dick Butkus, Kathy Ireland
Necessary Roughness is a 1991 sports comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti in his final film. The film stars Scott Bakula, Héctor Elizondo, Robert Loggia, and Harley Jane Kozak. Co-stars ...more

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North Dallas Forty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Dabney Coleman
North Dallas Forty is a 1979 film drama starring Nick Nolte, Mac Davis, and G. D. Spradlin set in the world of American professional football. It was directed by Ted Kotcheff and based on the ...more
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All the Right Moves is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson
All the Right Moves is a 1983 drama film directed by Michael Chapman and starring Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson, Chris Penn, and Gary Graham. It was filmed on location during WPIAL ...more

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Wildcats is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Goldie Hawn, LL Cool J, Woody Harrelson
Wildcats is a 1986 American sports comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and is also the film debut of Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.

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Heaven Can Wait is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Football Movies Ever
Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie
Heaven Can Wait is a 1978 American comedy film co-directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry. It is the second film adaptation of Harry Segall's stageplay of the same name, preceded by Here Comes ...more

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