The Best Soccer Movies 

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List Rules Movies 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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Vladimir added David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Zinedine Zidane

Released: 2005

Directed by: Danny Cannon

Goal! is a 2005 film directed by Danny Cannon and Produced by Mike Jefferies. It is the first installment of a trilogy also named Goal! This film was made with full co-operation from FIFA, which ...more
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Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tom Hooper

The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's bestselling novel The Damned Utd, a largely fictional book based on ...more

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P1s4SoccerTalk added Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Michael Caine

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Huston

Escape to Victory, known simply as Victory in North America, is a 1981 film about Allied POW who are interned in a German prison camp during WW II who play an exhibition match of Association ...more

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lord_josh added Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Released: 2002

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis and Archie Panjabi, first released in the ...more

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KudzaiMasenda added Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Cecilia Cheung

Released: 2001

Directed by: Stephen Chow

Shaolin Soccer is a 2001 Hong Kong martial arts comedy film co-written, directed by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role. A former Shaolin monk reunites his five brothers, to apply ...more

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AlexIferenta added Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani

Released: 2005

Directed by: Lexi Alexander

Green Street is a 2005 British-American independent drama film about football. It was directed by Lexi Alexander and stars Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam. In the United Kingdom, it is called ...more
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P1s4SoccerTalk added Parker Posey, Elliott Gould, Eric Stoltz

Released: 1995

Directed by: Noah Baumbach

Kicking and Screaming is a 1995 film by Noah Baumbach about a group of college graduates who refuse to move on with their lives, each in his own peculiar way. The film stars Josh Hamilton, Chris ...more

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hlpmeh8u added Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Stephen Rea

Released: 1997

Directed by: David Evans

Fever Pitch is a 1997 film starring Colin Firth based loosely on the book of the same name by Nick Hornby.
Goal II: Living the Drea... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Movies
NikMohdSyafiq added Andrés Iniesta, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

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.
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clash1977 added Kara Tointon, Danny Dyer, Dudley Sutton

Released: 2004

Directed by: Nick Love

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 ...more
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azdarrie added David Tennant, Dougray Scott, Sam Claflin

Released: 2011

Directed by: James Strong

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 ...more
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BenjaminTier added Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo, Jay O. Sanders

Released: 1995

Directed by: Holly Goldberg Sloan

The Big Green is a 1995 Walt Disney Pictures film starring Steve Guttenberg and Olivia d'Abo, written and directed by Holly Goldberg Sloan. It also stars Bug Hall, Chauncey Leopardi, and Patrick ...more
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Soccersnake added Rodney Dangerfield, Jonathan Brandis

Released: 1992

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Ladybugs is a sports-comedy family film released in 1992 starring Rodney Dangerfield and directed by Sidney J. Furie. Dangerfield plays a businessman who takes over a girls soccer team which the ...more

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presley77 added Gerard Butler, Patrick Stewart, Gavin Rossdale

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Anspaugh

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StephenCarlander added Eric Cantona, Justin Moorhouse, Matthew McNulty

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ken Loach

Looking for Eric is a 2009 British-French film about the escape from the trials of modern life that football and its heroes can bring for its fans. It was written by screen writer Paul Laverty ...more
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r1ceboi added Bob Hoskins, Damian Lewis, Jane March

Released: 2011

Directed by: Ellen Perry

Will is a 2011 short family drama film directed by Ellen Perry, written by Ellen Perry and Zack Anderson.
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AndrewSidhom added Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Salvador Zerboni

Released: 2008

Directed by: Carlos Cuarón

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 ...more
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CSHorseman added Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Omid Djalili

Released: 2001

Directed by: Barry Skolnick

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, ...more

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jaywt1690 added Robert Carlyle, Samia Ghadie, Gina McKee

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Hay

. best football movie every, got it all great cast Ray Winstone. Robert Carlyle, Gina Mckee. Great Madchester soundtrack, Stone Roses, Charlatans etc. magic boots great lines and the hero that chooses Manchester city over the evil red empire in Trafford
The Miracle of Bern is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Movies
Zahin575 added Peter Lohmeyer, Simon Verhoeven, Johanna Gastdorf

Released: 2003

Directed by: Sönke Wortmann

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, ...more
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dadxufox added Ronaldo, Ricky Tomlinson, Bradley Walsh

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steve Barron

Mike Bassett: England Manager is a 2001 satirical comedy film directed by Steve Barron, following the fortunes of the manager of Division One football club Norwich City, Mike Bassett, who having ...more
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Wirapitang Kaapor, Zeinolda Igiza, Atibou Aboubacar

Released: 2006

Directed by: Gerardo Olivares

The Great Match is a 2006 comedy film written by Chema Rodríguez and Gerardo Olivares directed by Gerardo Olivares.
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goldenshoemovie added Vivica Fox, Dina Meyer, Eric Roberts

Released: Oct 6, 2015

Directed by: Lance Kawas

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dadxufox added Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Emily Lloyd

Released: 1996

Directed by: Maria Giese

When Saturday Comes is a British film from 1996 starring Sean Bean and Emily Lloyd, directed by Maria Giese.
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P1s4SoccerTalk added Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman

Released: 2012

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

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