American movies about football

List of the best American football movies selected by visitors to our site: Pelé: Birth of a Legend, Mean Machine, Invincible, Goal! The Dream Begins, Bend It Like Beckham, The Game Plan, We Are Marshall, Necessary Roughness, Friday Night Lights, My All American.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeens, Friends, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Soccer, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceHotels, Sweden
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Serious

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersLosers, Football hooligans
PlotSoccer, Karate, Bets, Rivalry
PlacePrison, England
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Smart, For men

Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners have the chance to put one over the evil guards. The prisoners are lead by Danny and the whole of the prison, guards aside, are behind them.

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: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration01:58
CharactersTrainers, Nurses, Poor
PlotSoccer
PlaceEngland, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him trying out for Premiership club Newcastle United.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersFamily, Friends, Losers, Trainers
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Uprising
PlaceLondon
StyleLight, For girls, Touching

Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.

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: 7.1
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
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: 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: 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: 6.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Life, Family life, Rivalry
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly practices, she is discouraged by everyone except her elder brother, Johnny. Her father does not believe that girls should play soccer and tells her that she is neither tough enough nor talented enough to play with the boys team. Undeterred, Gracie finds reserves of strength she never knew existed, and persists in changing everyone's beliefs in what she is capable of, including her own. She faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer. But as the beautiful and strong person that she has always been but she also brings her family together in the face of their own tragedy.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Twins, Doubles
PlotLove, Soccer, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Boarding school
StyleRomantic

Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for Sebastian! As if that were not enough, Viola's twin returns from London ahead of schedule but has no idea that his sister has already replaced him on campus.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Italy
Duration01:49
PlotSoccer, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlacePrison, France, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.

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: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, military, sport
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:49
CharactersFriends, Football hooligans
PlotSports, Soccer, Friendship, Rivalry

After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of British football hooliganism. Matt learns to stand his ground through a friendship that develops against the backdrop of this secret and often violent world. 'Green Street Hooligans' is a story of loyalty, trust and the sometimes brutal consequences of living close to the edge.

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: 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: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryMexico, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersModels
PlotSoccer, Rivalry
PlaceMexico
StyleTwisted plot, Fancy, Black humor

Two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico have a simple dream: saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans. A friendly game of soccer leads to first Rudo, then to Cursi being taken on by the nation’s top talent scout. Suddenly, they find themselves living the high life of star athletes: fame, fortune, fast cars and beautiful women.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football
PlaceSchool, USA

The story of Ray-Ray McElrathbey, a freshman football player for Clemson University, who secretly raised his younger brother on campus after his home life became too unsteady.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersMusicians, Family, Students, Celebrities, Singers
PlotDancing, Soccer, Music, Friendship, Mental disorders
PlaceAircraft, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think

In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, Celeste is a mother to a teenage daughter of her own and is struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:19
CharactersCriminals
PlotDancing, Soccer, Skirmishes, Revenge, Weapon
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersFamily
PlotSoccer, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Touching

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
PlotSoccer, Travel
PlaceUSA, New York

Returning home to working class Warwick, Rhode Island, Peter Latang encounters childhood friend Donald Treebeck for what starts as a simple favor and turns into a long van ride into two friends past.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersFamily
PlotSports, Soccer, Adventure, Fight, Relationship
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

The dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:56
CharactersFriends, Businessmen
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceScotland
StyleTo cry

Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.

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: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Music group
StyleLight

The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school elite.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain
Duration01:32
PlotSports, Soccer

Filmed over 14 months with unprecedented access into the inner circle of the man and the sport, this is the first official and fully authorised film of one of the most celebrated figures in football. For the first time ever, the world gets vividly candid and un-paralleled, behind-closed-doors access to the footballer, father, family-man and friend in this moving & fascinating documentary. Through in-depth conversations, state of the art football footage and never before seen archival footage, the film gives an astonishing insight into the sporting and personal life of triple Ballon D'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo at the peak of his career. From the makers of ‘Senna’ and ‘Amy’, Ronaldo takes audiences on an intimate and revealing journey of what it’s like to live as an iconic athlete in the eye of the storm.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:29
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Twins, Brothers, Detectives
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Soccer, Investigation, Mental disorders
PlacePrison, England, London
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Sweden
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotLove, Dancing, Soccer, Basketball, Friendship
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching, Intellectual

The story of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.





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