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The Best 80s Football Movies

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List RulesVote up your favorite football films that were released in the 1980s.

It might be tough to vote for the best 80s football movies, considering you most likely haven't seen a lot of them! The 90s and 2000s had some great ones, but the 80s definitel wasn't known for football movies. That being said, do any of these football movie from the 80s win you over? Vote for your favorites below.

Everbody's All-American, a classic 1980s football movie, starring John Goodman and Dennis Quaid is definitely a great film. Could this love story be your favorite football movie of the 1980s?

Comic legendary Goldie Hawn is incomparable and will make any 80s football film top of the list. Of course we can't mention the greatest football movies of the 1980s without mentioning Wildcats.

With so many to choose from, it's impossible to predict who you will vote for as your top football movies of the 80s. 
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    The Best of Times is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 80s Football Movies
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    The Best of Times

    Robin Williams, Kurt Russell

    Released1986

    Directed byRoger Spottiswoode

    The Best of Times is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode and written by... more on Wikipedia
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    All the Right Moves is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 80s Football Movies
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    All the Right Moves

    Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson

    Released1983

    Directed byMichael Chapman

    All the Right Moves is a 1983 drama film directed by Michael Chapman and starring Tom Cruise,... more on Wikipedia

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    Lucas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 80s Football Movies
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    Lucas

    Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Seltzer

    Lucas is a 1986 American teen tragicomedy film directed by David Seltzer and starring Corey... more on Wikipedia

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    Johnny Be Good is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 80s Football Movies
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    Johnny Be Good

    Robert Downey Jr., Uma Thurman

    Released1988

    Directed byBud S. Smith

    Johnny Be Good is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Bud Smith, starring Anthony Michael... more on Wikipedia

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    Wildcats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 80s Football Movies
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    Wildcats

    Goldie Hawn, LL Cool J

    Released1986

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    Wildcats is a 1986 American sports comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and is also the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Everybody's All-American is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 80s Football Movies
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    Everybody's All-American

    Jessica Lange, John Goodman

    Released1988

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Everybody's All-American is a 1988 motion picture directed by Taylor Hackford and based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Against All Odds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 80s Football Movies
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    Against All Odds

    Jeff Bridges, James Woods

    Released1984

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Against All Odds is a neo-noir 1984 film, a remake of Out of the Past. The film was directed... more on Wikipedia

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    Quarterback Princess is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 80s Football Movies
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    Quarterback Princess

    Helen Hunt, Tim Robbins

    Released1983

    Directed byNoel Black

    Quarterback Princess is a 1983 fact-based drama film by 20th Century Fox that chronicles the... more on Wikipedia
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    Fighting Back is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 80s Football Movies
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    Fighting Back

    Patti LuPone, Yaphet Kotto

    Released1982

    Directed byLewis Teague

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    The Club is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 80s Football Movies
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    The Club

    Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy

    Released1980

    Directed byBruce Beresford, Simon Wincer

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    Grambling's White Tiger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 80s Football Movies
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    Grambling's White Tiger

    Bruce Jenner, Harry Belafonte

    Released1992

    Directed byGeorg Stanford Brown

    Grambling's White Tiger is a 1981 TV movie about the true story of Jim Gregory the first white... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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