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The Best 70s Football Movies

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List RulesVote up your favorite football films that were released in the 1970s.

Do you remember any of these 70s football movies? Football films didn't really come into popularity until the mid-90s, but there were still several great football movies from the 1970s. Vote for your favorites below that you would recommend to others, and downvote any bad 1970s football movies that you didn't like.

Brian's Song is sure to tug on your heartstrings on this list of greatest football movies of the 70s. A true story about Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers, it was so popular on ABC that it was immediately shown in theaters shortly after airing. Burt Reynold's The Longest Yard was such a great football movie of the 70s, it inspired two other movies, including a remake of the same name starring Chris Rock and Adam Sandler.

Which of these greatest football films of the 1970s will win? Only your vote will decide.
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    The Longest Yard
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    The Longest Yard

    Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters

    Released1974

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

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    North Dallas Forty
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    North Dallas Forty

    Nick Nolte, Charles Durning

    Released1979

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    North Dallas Forty is a 1979 film drama starring Nick Nolte, Mac Davis, and G. D. Spradlin set... more on Wikipedia
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    Black Sunday
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    Black Sunday

    Terry Bradshaw, Bruce Dern

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    Black Sunday is a 1977 American thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer, based on Thomas... more on Wikipedia

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    MASH
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    MASH

    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland

    Released1970

    Directed byRobert Altman

    MASH is a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by... more on Wikipedia

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    Semi-Tough
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    Semi-Tough

    Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1977

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

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    Brian's Song
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    Brian's Song

    Dick Butkus, James Caan

    Released1971

    Directed byBuzz Kulik

    Brian's Song is a 1971 ABC Movie of the Week that recounts the details of the life of Brian... more on Wikipedia

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    Two-Minute Warning
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    Two-Minute Warning

    Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes

    Released1976

    Directed byLarry Peerce

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