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The Best 90s Football Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 676 votes 153 voters 12.4k views 14 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite football films that were released in the 1990s.

Do you miss Friday Night Lights? Well, get a dose of what you’re missing from this list of the best 90s football movies. We want you to rank your top football movies from the 90s, because believe it or not there are actually quite a few of really good ones.

On this list of the best 90s football movies you’ll find Any Given Sunday with Al Pacino and Cameron Diaz, Varsity Blues with the late Paul Walker and Waterboy with Adam Sandler. And don’t miss School Ties a prep school film that helped launch the careers of Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Chris O’Donnell. So what’s your favorite football film from the 1990s? Let us know below by voting up your favorites. Don't downvote a film if you haven't seen it!

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Ali Larter, Paul Walker, Amy Smart

Released: 1999

Directed by: Brian Robbins

Varsity Blues is a 1999 American coming-of-age sports comedy-drama film directed by Brian Robbins that follows a small-town high school football team and their overbearing coach through a ...more

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#83 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #1,285 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #516 of 802 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter ...more

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The Most Hilarious Quotes From 'The Waterboy' #9 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movieslisted on The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

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Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

Released: 1993

Directed by: David Anspaugh

Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of ...more

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Things About The Real Rudy That The 'Rudy' Movie Purposely Misrepresents #88 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #488 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill

Released: 1994

Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Little Giants is a 1994 family sports comedy film, starring Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill as brothers in a small Ohio town, coaching rival Pee-Wee Football teams.

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#90 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #1,179 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #284 of 1,027 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx

Released: 1999

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Any Given Sunday is a 1999 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone depicting a fictional professional American football team. The film features an ensemble cast, consisting of Al Pacino, ...more
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Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

Released: 1996

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe, and stars Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Renée Zellweger. It was ...more

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#76 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #635 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Halle Berry, James Caan, Kristy Swanson

Released: 1993

Directed by: David S. Ward

The Program is a 1993 film starring James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer, Kristy Swanson, and Joey Lauren Adams. The film was directed by David S. Ward who has directed and written ...more

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#83 of 182 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made #109 of 162 The Most Inspirational Sports Movies #14 of 58 The Best Football Movies Ever

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Jerry Rice, Dick Butkus, Kathy Ireland

Released: 1991

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Necessary Roughness is a 1991 sports comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti in his final film. The film stars Scott Bakula, Héctor Elizondo, Robert Loggia, and Harley Jane Kozak. Co-stars ...more

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#157 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #1,357 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #68 of 182 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

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Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Dick Butkus

Released: 1991

Directed by: Tony Scott

The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 American action film directed by Tony Scott, starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Taylor Negron and Danielle Harris. The film was ...more

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'The Last Boy Scout' Is Basically A Parody Of '90s Action Movies #118 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #102 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Brendan Fraser

Released: 1992

Directed by: Robert Mandel

School Ties is a 1992 sports film directed by Robert Mandel starring Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris O'Donnell, Cole Hauser, Randall Batinkoff, Andrew Lowery and Anthony Rapp. ...more

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#38 of 58 The Best Football Movies Ever #5 of 43 30+ Very Preppy Movies with the Preppiest Characters #126 of 162 The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon Tony Danza, Jessica Tuck, Art LaFleur

Released: 1998

The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon is a 1998 television movie starring Tony Danza from Walt Disney Pictures.
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Possums is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
Scott Davis, Clive Revill, Dennis Burkley

Released: 1998

Directed by: Max Burnett

Possums is a 1998 sports comedy film directed by Max Burnett.
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Fumbleheads is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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Margot Kidder, Amanda Peterson, Jake Busey

Released: 1994

Directed by: William Tannen, William Clark

Windrunner is a 1994 family fantasy film written by Mitch Davis and directed by William Clark and William Tannen.