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The Best 90s Football Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 914 votes 160 voters 13.1k views14 items

List RulesVote 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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    The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    The Waterboy

    Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates

    Released1998

    Directed byFrank Coraci

    The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam... more on Wikipedia
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    Varsity Blues is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    Varsity Blues

    Ali Larter, Paul Walker

    Released1999

    Directed byBrian Robbins

    Varsity Blues is a 1999 American coming-of-age sports comedy-drama film directed by Brian... more on Wikipedia
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    Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    Jerry Maguire

    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu

    Released1996

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and... more on Wikipedia

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    Any Given Sunday is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    Any Given Sunday

    Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino

    Released1999

    Directed byOliver Stone

    Any Given Sunday is a 1999 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone depicting a fictional... more on Wikipedia

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    Rudy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    Rudy

    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

    Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life... more on Wikipedia

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    Little Giants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    Little Giants

    Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis

    Released1994

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

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    School Ties is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    School Ties

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Mandel

    School Ties is a 1992 sports film directed by Robert Mandel starring Brendan Fraser, Matt... more on Wikipedia

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    The Program is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    The Program

    Halle Berry, James Caan

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid S. Ward

    The Program is a 1993 film starring James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer, Kristy... more on Wikipedia
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    Necessary Roughness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    Necessary Roughness

    Jerry Rice, Dick Butkus

    Released1991

    Directed byStan Dragoti

    Necessary Roughness is a 1991 sports comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti in his final film.... more on Wikipedia

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    The Last Boy Scout is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    The Last Boy Scout

    Halle Berry, Bruce Willis

    Released1991

    Directed byTony Scott

    The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 American action film directed by Tony Scott, starring Bruce... more on Wikipedia

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    The Garbage Picking Field Goal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon

    Tony Danza, Jessica Tuck

    Released1998

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    Fumbleheads is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    Fumbleheads

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    Possums is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    Possums

    Scott Davis, Clive Revill

    Released1998

    Directed byMax Burnett

    Possums is a 1998 sports comedy film directed by Max Burnett.
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    Windrunner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 90s Football Movies
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    Windrunner

    Margot Kidder, Amanda Peterson

    Released1994

    Directed byWilliam Tannen, William Clark

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