List of All Football Movies

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Updated October 2, 2019 156.3k views 53 items

Well here is a complete list of football movies. Below is a list of all football movies including high school football movies, pro-football films, college football movies and American football movie titles. Feel free to sort the football films list by title, director, or actor. Are you a big football fan and love watching football movies? Well, then this is the list for you.

Some of the best football movie titles of all time are on this list. Movies like Rudy, The Longest Yard and Brian's Song are considered some of the most popular football movies. This list will provide a guide for you of every football film ever made.

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Warren Moon, Kevin Zegers, Tim Conway

Released: 1998

Directed by: Richard Martin

Air Bud: Golden Receiver is the 1998 sequel to Air Bud. The film was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is also the last of the Air Bud films to be released theatrically. Outside ...more

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Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

Released: 1983

Directed by: Michael Chapman

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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#32 of 42 The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies #23 of 58 The Best Football Movies Ever

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Christopher Lloyd, Matthew Lawrence, David Gallagher

Released: 1997

Directed by: Gary Nadeau

Angels in the Endzone is a 1997 American film directed by Gary Nadeau and starring Christopher Lloyd. The film is about a high school football team that lacks skill.
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Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx

Released: 1999

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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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Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

Released: 1971

Directed by: Buzz Kulik

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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Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Dennis Quaid

Released: 1988

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Everybody's All-American is a 1988 motion picture directed by Taylor Hackford and based on the novel Everybody's All-American by longtime Sports Illustrated contributor Frank Deford. The film ...more
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Mark Richt, Alex Kendrick, Erin Bethea

Released: 2006

Directed by: Alex Kendrick

Facing the Giants is a 2006 American Christian drama film directed by and starring Alex Kendrick. The supporting cast was composed of volunteers from Sherwood Baptist Church, and it is the ...more

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#155 of 179 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made #72 of 159 The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Berg

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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#212 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #368 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Meredith Monroe, Riley Smith, Bob Cady

Released: 2002

Directed by: Mark Hoeger

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Ed Asner, Austin Pendleton, Barry Corbin

Released: 1997

Directed by: Marc Lasky

The Fanatics is a comedy movie, released in 1999.
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Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, Jurnee Smollett

Released: 2006

Directed by: Phil Joanou

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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#149 of 236 The Best Movies Based on True Stories #90 of 179 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

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Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus, Ed Asner

Released: 1976

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Gus is a 1976 American film by Walt Disney Productions. Its center character is Gus, a football-playing mule.
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Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

Released: 1978

Directed by: Buck Henry, Warren Beatty

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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#351 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #489 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Lacey Chabert, Terry O'Quinn, Ian Bohen

Released: 2002

Directed by: James Anderson

Hometown Legend is a film directed by James Anderson released on January 25,2002.
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Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Thelma Todd

Released: 1932

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Horse Feathers is a Marx Brothers film comedy. It stars the four Marx Brothers and Thelma Todd. It was written by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, S. J. Perelman, and Will B. Johnstone. Kalmar and Ruby ...more
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Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ericson Core

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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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of All Football Movies
Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

Released: 1996

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

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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Robert Downey Jr., Uma Thurman, Jennifer Tilly

Released: 1988

Directed by: Bud S. Smith

Johnny Be Good is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Bud Smith, starring Anthony Michael Hall as the main character, Johnny Walker. The film also features Robert Downey Jr., Steve James, ...more

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#406 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #19 of 26 The Best Brat Pack Movies

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Ronald Reagan, Brian Keith, George Reeves

Released: 1940

Directed by: William K. Howard, Lloyd Bacon

Knute Rockne, All American is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of Knute Rockne, Notre Dame football coach. It stars Pat O'Brien portraying the role of Rockne and Ronald Reagan as ...more
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George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski

Released: 2008

Directed by: George Clooney

Leatherheads is a 2008 American sports comedy film from Universal Pictures directed by and starring George Clooney. The film also stars Renée Zellweger, Jonathan Pryce, and John Krasinski ...more
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Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill

Released: 1994

Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

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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Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder, Corey Haim

Released: 1986

Directed by: David Seltzer

Lucas is a 1986 American teen tragicomedy film directed by David Seltzer and starring Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen and Courtney Thorne-Smith. The film was Winona Ryder's screen debut.

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#228 of 439 The Funniest '80s Movies #249 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #122 of 179 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

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Jerry Rice, Dick Butkus, Kathy Ireland

Released: 1991

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

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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#1,042 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #173 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #21 of 58 The Best Football Movies Ever

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Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Dabney Coleman

Released: 1979

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

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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Paper Lion, published in 1966, is a non-fiction book by American author George Plimpton. In 1960, Plimpton, not an athlete, arranged to pitch to a lineup of professional baseball players in an ...more