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The Best Soccer Movies

Updated March 23, 2021 6.7k votes 3.0k voters 421.9k views76 items

List RulesMovies must center around futbol/football or soccer

Complete list of soccer movies--including soccer movies for kids, international hits 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.

What are the best soccer movies? This soccer movies list includes Futbol films (otherwise known as football movies -- not to be confused with American football movies), British soccer club movies and lovable kids soccer films. If the movies takes place on a field and features characters watching or playing the sport of soccer, it is fair game to add to this list. You can create your own list of soccer films by reranking the movies listed here. These soccer movies probably features some awesome Ghana soccer players.

This may not be all soccer movies but they certainly are the best.

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    Goal!

    David Beckham, Steven Gerrard
    Goal! is a 2005 film directed by Danny Cannon and Produced by Mike Jefferies. It is the first...  more
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    The Damned United

    Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent
    The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by...  more
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    Ladybugs

    Rodney Dangerfield, Jonathan Brandis
    Ladybugs is a sports-comedy family film released in 1992 starring Rodney Dangerfield and...  more

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    Escape to Victory

    Sylvester Stallone, Pelé
    Escape to Victory (aka Victory) is a 1981 sports drama film about Allied POW who are interned...  more

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    Bend It like Beckham

    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
    Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira...  more

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    Green Street Hooligans

    Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam
    Green Street Hooligans (aka Green Street) is a 2005 British-American drama film directed by...  more

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    Kicking & Screaming

    Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall
    Kicking & Screaming is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Jesse Dylan starring Will...  more
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    Shaolin Soccer

    Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei
    Shaolin Soccer is a 2001 Hong Kong martial arts comedy film co-written, directed by Stephen...  more
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    Fever Pitch

    Colin Firth, Mark Strong
    Fever Pitch is a 1997 film starring Colin Firth based loosely on the book of the same name by...  more
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    Goal II: Living the Dream

    Andrés Iniesta, Ronaldinho
    Goal II: Living the Dream is the second part of the football film trilogy Goal! and it was...  more
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    United

    David Tennant, Dougray Scott
    United is a British television film directed by James Strong and written by Chris Chibnall. It...  more
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    The Football Factory

    Kara Tointon, Danny Dyer
    The Football Factory is a 2004 British film directed by Nick Love. The film stars Danny Dyer,...  more
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    The Big Green

    Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo
    The Big Green is a 1995 Walt Disney Pictures film starring Steve Guttenberg and Olivia d'Abo,...  more

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    The Game of Their Lives

    Gerard Butler, Patrick Stewart
    The Game of Their Lives is a 2005 American drama film directed by David Anspaugh. The...  more
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    The Miracle of Bern

    Peter Lohmeyer, Simon Verhoeven
    The Miracle of Bern is a 2003 film by Sönke Wortmann, which tells the story of a German family...  more
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    Looking for Eric

    Eric Cantona, Justin Moorhouse
    Looking for Eric is a 2009 British-French film about the escape from the trials of modern life...  more
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    Will

    Bob Hoskins, Damian Lewis
    Will is a 2011 short family drama film directed by Ellen Perry, written by Ellen Perry and...  more
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    Rudo y Cursi

    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna
    Rudo y Cursi is a 2008 Mexican film starring Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal and Guillermo...  more
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    There's Only One Jimmy Grimble

    Robert Carlyle, Samia Ghadie
    There's Only One Jimmy Grimble is a 2000 sports drama film set around Oldham, Greater...  more
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    The Great Match

    Wirapitang Kaapor, Zeinolda Igiza
    The Great Match is a 2006 comedy film written by Chema Rodríguez and Gerardo Olivares directed...  more
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    Playing for Keeps

    Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Playing for Keeps is a 2012 American romantic comedy film directed by Gabriele Muccino,...  more
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    Hothead

    Patrick Dewaere, France Dougnac
    Hothead (aka Coup de tête) is a 1979 French sports comedy film directed by Jean-Jacques...  more
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    Mean Machine

    Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones
    Mean Machine is a 2001 British comedy-drama film directed by Barry Skolnick. It stars former...  more
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    The Cup

    Neten Chokling, Orgyen Tobgyal
    The Cup is a 1999 film directed by Khyentse Norbu. The plot involves two young football-crazed...  more
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    Two Half Times in Hell

    Dezső Garas, Gyula Benkő
    Two Half Times in Hell, also known as The Last Goal, is a 1962 Hungarian war drama film based...  more