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The Best Soccer Movies

Updated January 15, 2021 6.7k votes 3.0k voters 421.6k views74 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!1
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    Goal!

    David Beckham, Steven Gerrard

    Released2005

    Directed byDanny Cannon

    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 United2
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    The Damned United

    Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent

    Released2009

    Directed byTom Hooper

    The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by...  more
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  • Ladybugs3
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    Ladybugs

    Rodney Dangerfield, Jonathan Brandis

    Released1992

    Directed bySidney J. Furie

    Ladybugs is a sports-comedy family film released in 1992 starring Rodney Dangerfield and...  more
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  • Escape to Victory4
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    Escape to Victory

    Sylvester Stallone, Pelé

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Huston

    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 Beckham5
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    Bend It like Beckham

    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Released2002

    Directed byGurinder Chadha

    Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira...  more
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  • Green Street Hooligans6
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    Green Street Hooligans

    Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam

    Released2005

    Directed byLexi Alexander

    Green Street Hooligans (aka Green Street) is a 2005 British-American drama film directed by...  more
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  • Kicking & Screaming7
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    Kicking & Screaming

    Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall

    Released2005

    Directed byJesse Dylan

    Kicking & Screaming is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Jesse Dylan starring Will...  more
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  • Shaolin Soccer8
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    Shaolin Soccer

    Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei

    Released2001

    Directed byStephen Chow

    Shaolin Soccer is a 2001 Hong Kong martial arts comedy film co-written, directed by Stephen...  more
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  • Fever Pitch9
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    Fever Pitch

    Colin Firth, Mark Strong

    Released1997

    Directed byDavid Evans

    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 Dream10
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    Goal II: Living the Dream

    Andrés Iniesta, Ronaldinho

    Released2007

    Directed byJaume Collet-Serra

    Goal II: Living the Dream is the second part of the football film trilogy Goal! and it was...  more
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  • United11
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    United

    David Tennant, Dougray Scott

    Released2011

    Directed byJames Strong

    United is a British television film directed by James Strong and written by Chris Chibnall. It...  more
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  • The Football Factory12
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    The Football Factory

    Kara Tointon, Danny Dyer

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Love

    The Football Factory is a 2004 British film directed by Nick Love. The film stars Danny Dyer,...  more
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  • The Big Green13
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    The Big Green

    Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo

    Released1995

    Directed byHolly Goldberg Sloan

    The Big Green is a 1995 Walt Disney Pictures film starring Steve Guttenberg and Olivia d'Abo,...  more
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  • Will14
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    Will

    Bob Hoskins, Damian Lewis

    Released2011

    Directed byEllen Perry

    Will is a 2011 short family drama film directed by Ellen Perry, written by Ellen Perry and...  more
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  • The Game of Their Lives15
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    The Game of Their Lives

    Gerard Butler, Patrick Stewart

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

    The Game of Their Lives is a 2005 American drama film directed by David Anspaugh. The...  more
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  • Looking for Eric16
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    Looking for Eric

    Eric Cantona, Justin Moorhouse

    Released2009

    Directed byKen Loach

    Looking for Eric is a 2009 British-French film about the escape from the trials of modern life...  more
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  • Rudo y Cursi17
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    Rudo y Cursi

    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna

    Released2008

    Directed byCarlos Cuarón

    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 Grimble18
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    There's Only One Jimmy Grimble

    Robert Carlyle, Samia Ghadie

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Hay

    There's Only One Jimmy Grimble is a 2000 sports drama film set around Oldham, Greater...  more
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  • The Miracle of Bern19
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    The Miracle of Bern

    Peter Lohmeyer, Simon Verhoeven

    Released2003

    Directed bySönke Wortmann

    The Miracle of Bern is a 2003 film by Sönke Wortmann, which tells the story of a German family...  more
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  • The Great Match20
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    The Great Match

    Wirapitang Kaapor, Zeinolda Igiza

    Released2006

    Directed byGerardo Olivares

    The Great Match is a 2006 comedy film written by Chema Rodríguez and Gerardo Olivares directed...  more
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  • Playing for Keeps21
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    Playing for Keeps

    Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Released2012

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

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  • Hothead22
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    Hothead

    Patrick Dewaere, France Dougnac

    Released1979

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

    Hothead (aka Coup de tête) is a 1979 French sports comedy film directed by Jean-Jacques...  more
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  • Mean Machine23
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    Mean Machine

    Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones

    Released2001

    Directed byBarry Skolnick

    Mean Machine is a 2001 British comedy-drama film directed by Barry Skolnick. It stars former...  more
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  • The Cup24
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    The Cup

    Neten Chokling, Orgyen Tobgyal

    Released1999

    Directed byDzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

    The Cup is a 1999 film directed by Khyentse Norbu. The plot involves two young football-crazed...  more
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  • Mike Bassett: England Manager25
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    Mike Bassett: England Manager

    Ronaldo, Ricky Tomlinson

    Released2001

    Directed bySteve Barron

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