Entertainment

The Best Soccer Movies

List Rules
Movies must center around futbol/football or soccer

What is the best soccer movie of all time? This list of great soccer movies features soccer movies for kids, international soccer movies, and funny soccer movies. Soccer movies are some of the most-loved sports movies because they feature a sport that many of us played as children and have fond memories of. The best soccer movies capture the competitive spirit of the game and make us care about the characters and teams. So, what is the top soccer movie? What football movies do you love?

Many consider the 2005 film Goal to be the best soccer movie ever. However, soccer movies like The Damned United, Victory, Fever Pitch, and Green Street Hoooligans are right up there with it. There are great female-led soccer movies like Bend It Like Beckham. There are also great soccer comedy movies like Kicking and Screaming and The Big Green.

Vote up your favorite soccer films and help decide the greatest soccer movie of all time!

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  • Pele
    1
    Pele is a biography film about the Brazilian football legend, Pelé. The film is directed and written by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist. The film stars Kevin de Paula, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo ...more
  • Goal!
    2
    Santiago Muñez, a Mexican cook in Los Angeles, gets a chance to follow his dream of playing professional soccer. A talent scout with contacts in the United Kingdom spots him and offers a ...more
  • The story of Brian Clough's 44 day stint as manager of Leeds United Football Club takes place in 1974 England. When Don Revie quits Leeds to become the England boss, the outspoken Brian Clough takes ...more
  • The head of a German POW camp, soccer enthusiast Karl von Steiner (Max von Sydow) organizes a match between Nazi players and their Allied captives. Orchestrated as a way to push the Third Reich ...more
  • American journalism student Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) moves in with his sister and her family in London. There, he meets football hooligan Pete Dunham (Charlie Hunnam), who introduces him to his ...more
  • Jess Bhamra (Parminder Nagra), the daughter of a strict Indian couple (Anupam Kher, Shaheen Khan) in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for ...more
  • Fever Pitch is a 1997 film starring Colin Firth based loosely on the book of the same name by Nick Hornby.
  • Mean Machine is a 2001 British comedy-drama film directed by Barry Skolnick. It stars former footballer Vinnie Jones. The film is an adaptation of the 1974 American film The Longest Yard, featuring ...more
  • Goal II: Living the Dream is the second part of the football film trilogy Goal! and it was released on 9 February 2007 in the United Kingdom and 29 August 2008 in the United States.
  • United
    10
    United is a British television film directed by James Strong and written by Chris Chibnall. It is based on the true story of Manchester United's "Busby Babes" and the aftermath of the 1958 Munich air ...more
  • All his life, an ordinary young man (Stephen Chow) has been treated like dirt. Still, he's never given up believing that all the world's problems could be solved with a little kung fu. So he's ...more
  • The Football Factory is a 2004 British film directed by Nick Love. The film stars Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Frank Harper, Roland Manookian, Neil Maskell and Dudley Sutton. It is loosely based on the ...more
  • As a child, Phil Weston (Will Ferrell) was never able to live up to the demands of his overbearing father, Buck (Robert Duvall), who wanted Phil to be an athlete. Now a parent himself, Phil has ...more
  • The Game of Their Lives is a 2005 American drama film directed by David Anspaugh. The screenplay by Angelo Pizzo is based on the book of the same title by Geoffrey Douglas.
  • Ever since his wife (Stephanie Bishop) left him, Eric Bishop's (Steve Evets) life has fallen apart. His two teen sons (Gerard Kearns, Stefan Gumbs) have little regard for him, his job at the post ...more
  • England's Football Association scrambles to find a replacement for the national team's manager after Phil Cope (Malcolm Terris) dies of a heart attack. Most candidates decline the position, and the ...more
  • Fresh from England on a foreign exchange program, teacher Miss Anna (Olivia d'Abo) arrives in a small Texas town where the local students don't have much to be happy about. Determined to boost their ...more
  • Rudo y Cursi is a 2008 Mexican film starring Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal and Guillermo Francella. It is directed by Carlos Cuarón and produced by Cha Cha Cha Films. It is Carlos Cuarón's first ...more
  • The Miracle of Bern is a 2003 film by Sönke Wortmann, which tells the story of a German family and the unexpected West German miracle victory in the 1954 World Cup Final in Bern, Switzerland. The ...more
  • Will
    21
    A look at the wildlife of Brazil.
  • The Great Match is a 2006 comedy film written by Chema Rodríguez and Gerardo Olivares directed by Gerardo Olivares.
  • Ladybugs
    23
    Forced to coach a girls soccer team, a salesman (Rodney Dangerfield) stacks it with his girlfriend's son (Jonathan Brandis) in disguise.
  • Hothead
    24
    Hothead (aka Coup de tête) is a 1979 French sports comedy film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The miserable football player becomes a town hero after bringing victory in extremely important game. ...more
  • Golden Shoes is a 2013 film written and directed by Lance Kawas.