Movies about American football

Movies about American football
List of the best movies about American football according to visitors: Beware the Gonzo, Run the Race, One Night in Miami..., Bolshoy, The Peanuts Movie, Akron, Bella and the Bulldogs, When the Game Stands Tall, Woodlawn, Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland.

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

Beware the Gonzo (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Gay, Students, Journalists, Friends
PlotDancing, American Football, Uprising

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?

Run the Race (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, sport
PlotFight, American Football, Friendship, Religious, Rivalry
PlaceParty, Cemetery, USA
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town. When a devastating injury puts Zach—and his dreams—on the sidelines, David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope.

One Night in Miami... (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Boxing, American Football, Money
PlaceParty, Hotels
StyleTense, Makes me think

In the aftermath of Cassius Clay's defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964, the boxer meets with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown to change the course of history in the segregated South.

Bolshoy (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
CharactersTeachers, Family, Students, Ballerinas, Artists
PlotOn real events, Dancing, American Football, Friendship, Ballet
PlaceRussia, Hostel
StyleLight, Sad ones

Julia is incredibly talented. She can become a great ballerina. But for this purpose she must give up everything: the interests of the family, her first love, friendship. Over and over again the heroine will face a complex choice between the dream of beauty and real life. The history of the rise of a young provincial girl to the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. A film about dreams, beauty, and ballet.

The Peanuts Movie (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Pilots
PlotLove, Dancing, Adventure, Hockey, American Football
PlaceAircraft, School, USA, Small cities
TimeSummer, Winter

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.

Akron (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, American Football, Friendship, Loneliness
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.

Bella and the Bulldogs (2015)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, family, sport
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotSoccer, American Football
PlaceSchool, Texas, USA
StyleLight, Fascinating

A head cheerleader's life takes an unexpected twist when her rifle-like throwing arm takes her from the sidelines to becoming her middle school’s starting quarterback. Bella Dawson is a confident, caring and talented teenager, who suddenly finds herself fulfilling a lifelong dream but also having to navigate the world of her teammates Troy, Sawyer and Newt, without losing her two best friends, Pepper and Sophie from the cheer squad.

When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
CharactersFriends, Trainers
PlotOn real events, American Football, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, 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.

Woodlawn (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, sport
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Religious
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

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

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

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Brian Banks (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
PlotOn real events, American Football, Friendship, Justice, Freedom
PlacePrison, Los Angeles
StyleInspirational, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

An All-American football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.

Draft Day (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, sport
PlotSoccer, American Football
PlaceUSA, 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.

Race (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryCanada, Germany, France
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Political, Justice
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice Van Houten and William Hurt - Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man's fight to become an Olympic legend.

The Prince of Tides (1991)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersDoctors, Poets, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Soccer, American Football, Fear
PlaceIslands, New York
StyleTo cry, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.

Necessary Roughness (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersDoctors, Scammers, Friends, Psychotherapists, Single mothers
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football, Friendship, Cheating
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.

Against All Odds (1984)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime
PlotAdventure, Passion, American Football, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceMexico, Los Angeles
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love her. Love turned to obsession. Obsession turned to murder. And now the price of freedom might be nothing less than their lives.

The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, sport
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotAmerican Football, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.

Girlhood (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
CharactersTeens, Friends, Sisters, Girlfriends
PlotDancing, American Football, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Ghetto, France
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.

Facing the Giants (2006)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, drama, sport
CharactersGods, Trainers
PlotSoccer, American Football, Rivalry
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious, For men

A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

Warriors of Virtue (1997)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, American Football

A young man, Ryan, suffering from a disability, wishes to join the other kids from his schools football team. During an initiation rite, Ryan is swept away through a whirlpool to the land of Tao. There he is hunted by the evil Lord Komodo, who desires the boy as a key to enter the real world. Ryan is rescued by the protectors of Tao, five humanoid kangaroos, each embued with the five elements and virtues. Ryan learns his valuable lesson while saving the land of Tao.