Movies about American football

Movies about American football
List of the best movies about American football according to visitors: Touchback, When the Game Stands Tall, Invincible, The Brighton Miracle, The Matador, The Blind Side, Woodlawn, The Game Plan, Love Story, The Express.

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

Genre
Country
Touchback (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

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.

When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, family, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

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

Invincible (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

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.

The Brighton Miracle (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryAustralia

Inspired by true events, the story begins with Japanese rugby officials dwelling on a humiliating anniversary, a 145-17 defeat by the New Zealand All Blacks in the 1995 World Cup. Officials question their decision to appoint Eddie Jones, to coach their national team for the 2015 World Cup. Jones plans to defy convention in order to put a stop to Japan being the laughing stock of world rugby.

The Matador (2005)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:36

The life of Danny Wright, a salesman forever on the road, veers into dangerous and surreal territory when he wanders into a Mexican bar and meets a mysterious stranger, Julian, who's very likely a hit man. Their meeting sets off a chain of events that will change their lives forever, as Wright is suddenly thrust into a far-from-mundane existence that he takes to surprisingly well … once he gets acclimated to it.

The Blind Side (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

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.

Woodlawn (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

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

The Game Plan (2007)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

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.

Love Story (1970)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver's wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail.

The Express (2008)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:10

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.

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We Are Marshall (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:11

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.

Friday Night Lights (2004)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:58

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.

My All American (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

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

Remember the Titans (2000)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

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.

Necessary Roughness (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

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.

Wedding Crashers (2005)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John meets Claire, he discovers what true love – and heartache – feels like.

The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

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.

Leatherheads (2008)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:54

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.

Akron (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

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.

Draft Day (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

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.

A History of Violence (2005)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36

An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.

Beware the Gonzo (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

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?

Radio (2003)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

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.

Undefeated (2011)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

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.

All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

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.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

America Brown (2004)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA

A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.

Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Mexico, Guatemala
Duration01:59

Seven years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have spread worldwide. Humans have been knocked off the top of the food chain, with disparate communities struggling for survival. American soldiers are being sent abroad to protect US interests from the Monsters, but the war is far from being won.

The Longshots (2008)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

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.

Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:00

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!




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