American movies about American football

List of the best American films about American football according to visitors: When the Game Stands Tall, Invincible, Woodlawn, The Blind Side, My All American, Touchback, The Game Plan, The Express, Draft Day, We Are Marshall.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, family, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersFriends, Trainers
PlotOn real events, American Football, Rivalry
PlaceRugby, USA, Small cities
StyleExciting, To cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeachers, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football, Success, Rivalry
PlaceRugby, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTrainers
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Religious
PlaceRugby
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

Love and unity in a school torn by racism and hate in the 1970s.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Orphans, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Life, Success
PlaceGhetto, Rugby
StyleKind, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Vital signs

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTrainers, Girlfriends
PlotSoccer, American Football, Cancer, Competitions
PlaceRugby, Texas
StyleExciting, Action, Soulful, Tense, Touching

Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Family, Trainers
PlotAmerican Football, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceRugby, USA, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Fascinating

A former high-school football star loses his shot at a college scholarship due to a devastating gridiron injury, but gets a second chance at living his dream.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Family, Fathers, Parents, Bachelors
PlotSoccer, American Football, Life, Ballet, Family life
PlaceRugby
StyleTo cry, Inspirational

Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with his ex-wife. Joe must learn to balance his personal and professional lives with the needs of his child.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:10
PlotOn real events, American Football, Success, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, Rugby, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Serious

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
PlotSoccer, American Football
PlaceRugby, USA, New York
StyleExciting, Action, Inspirational, Fascinating, Tense

At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersTrainers
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football
PlaceCollege, Rugby, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious, For men

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Friends, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football, Competitions
PlaceRussia, USSR, Party, Rugby, Texas
StyleSoulful, By books, Heavy, Serious, For men

A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to flare up. It is left to the inspiring abilities of new coach Gary Gaines to instill in the other team members -- and, by proxy, the town itself -- a sense of self-respect and honor.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:54
PlotRevenge, American Football, Love triangle, Success, Justice
PlaceRugby, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Inspirational

A light hearted comedy about the beginnings of Professional American Football. When a decorated war hero and college all star is tempted into playing professional football. Everyone see the chance to make some big money, but when a reporter digs up some dirt on the war hero... everyone could lose out.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTrainers
PlotOn real events, American Football, Friendship
PlaceRugby
StyleExciting, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
PlotAmerican Football
PlaceRugby

Set against the backdrop of a high school football season, Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s documentary UNDEFEATED is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field. For players and coaches alike, the season will be not only about winning games — it will be about how they grapple with the unforeseeable events that are part of football and part of life.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotAmerican Football
PlaceRugby, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Serious

50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDoctors, Scammers, Psychologists, Friends, Psychotherapists
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football, Friendship, Cheating
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, Serious

A tough, sexy Long Island divorcee, Callie Thorne, gets a job as therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet. Underestimated at every turn, she succeeds beyond all expectations and soon finds herself as the sought-after therapist to high-profile clients. As a newly single mom raising two teenagers, she is determined to make her new career work by striking a balance between her personal and professional worlds.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersFamily
PlotOn real events, American Football, Rivalry
PlaceRugby, Small cities
StyleTouching

The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersDisabled people, Losers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Soccer, American Football, Friendship
PlaceRugby, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersGay
PlotLove, American Football, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

Benny, a college freshman at the University of Akron, Ohio meets and falls for fellow freshman Christopher at a football game. With the support of their families and friends they embark on a new relationship. But a tragic event in the past involving their mothers soon comes to light and threatens to tear them apart.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:14
CharactersPresidential, Poor
PlotOn real events, American Football, Justice, Competitions
PlaceAfrica, Rugby
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersDisabled people, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAmerican Football, Friendship
PlaceHospitals
StyleSmart, Fancy

A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman is against it until he hears that his ex-wife will be coming to see him. He pretends to be injured to get her back, but also sees what the strain is doing to the football player who injured him.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Gay, Students, Journalists, Friends
PlotDancing, American Football, Uprising
PlaceParty

Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, outcasts, and nerds. Soon the power of the press is in Eddie's hands... but will he use it wisely?

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersTeens, Trainers
PlotAmerican Football
PlaceRugby

Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick joins the team where he must adopt the grueling training schedule that Coach Gelwix enforces, or finish out the season behind bars.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Pilots
PlotLove, Dancing, Adventure, Hockey, American Football
PlaceAircraft, School, USA, Small cities
TimeSummer, Winter
StyleCute

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersLosers, Trainers
PlotOn real events, American Football, Baseball, Rivalry
PlaceRugby
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Soulful

Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty dusts off his secret dossier of ex-players who never got a chance (or screwed up the one they were given) and knits together a bad-dream team of guys who just may give the Sentinels their title shot.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration02:11
CharactersDogs, Teens, Gods, Special Forces, Military
PlotWar, Dancing, Soccer, Fight, American Football
PlaceSchool, Iraq, Deserts, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Patriotic, Makes me think, Depressive

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersTeens, Trainers, Priests
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football, Competitions
PlaceRugby, USA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Soulful, Heavy, Serious, For men

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersTrainers
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football
PlaceCollege, Rugby
StyleExciting, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotAmerican Football, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, Party, USA
StyleLight, Explicit scenes

With Blue Mountain State football star Thad Castle recently signing a multi-million dollar NFL contract, his teammates and college life seem like a distant memory. However, when a new school dean threatens to clean up the BMS image by auctioning off the infamous Goat House, Alex, Sammy and the boys must find a way to convince him to get involved. Despite his new fortune and fame, there is one small favor that Thad needs done before he saves the day: the biggest booze-and-sloot fest in BMS history. Welcome to Thadland!

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersTrainers
PlotAmerican Football, Success, Competitions
PlaceRugby
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of winning. The new owner must prove her self in a male dominated world.





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