Movies about American football

Movies about American football
List of the best movies about American football according to visitors: Little Giants, Remember the Titans, Touchback, Greater, When the Game Stands Tall, American Underdog, We Are Marshall, Home Team, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, The Express.

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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Country
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

When Danny O'Shea's daughter is cut from the Peewee football team just for being a girl, he decides to form his own team, composed of other ragtag players who were also cut. Can his team really learn enough to beat the elite team, coached by his brother, a former pro player?

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.

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefamily, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

Greater – The story of Brandon Burlsworth, possibly the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.

Markimdb: 6.6
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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA

The story of NFL MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at a supermarket to becoming an American Football star.

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryUSA

Two years after a Super Bowl win when NFL head coach Sean Payton is suspended, he goes back to his hometown and finds himself reconnecting with his 12-year-old son by coaching his Pop Warner football team.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration02:11

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: 7.3
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.

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehistory, sport
CountryUSA

Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA

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: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

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

Markimdb: 5.3
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.

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!

Markimdb: 6.2
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?

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA
Duration02:06

A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:55

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: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, sport
CountryUSA

This ensemble comedy follows the Pullham University Bluecocks, a small liberal arts college with a Division III football program (the lowest division in the NCAA). When the head coach unexpectedly dies, the future of the flailing football program is in jeopardy, as they have not had a winning season in decades. In a desperate attempt to create some media attention for the athletic program and the university, President Georgia Anne Whistler hires known lunatic and felon, Coach Rick Vice, for what could be the football programs final season.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

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

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

An aspiring recording artist, Adam, is burned by a bad relationship experience and decides that if women won't respond to the "nice guy" then he'll be "the jerk." This is wildly successful with meaningless relationships, but when Adam meets and falls for Molly, who doesn"t fall for his jerk routine, Adam is forced to reconsider his dating philosophy.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.

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.

    Markimdb: 7.2
    Genredrama, biography, sport
    CountryUSA

    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.

    Markimdb: 6.2
    Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:30

    Rebellious footballer Johnny, falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, he is poor and broken. Tracy already has a boyfriend but he acts like a jerk, so Johnny has to win Tracy's heart - something she seems reluctant to let him do.

    Markimdb: 7.8
    Genrecomedy, documentary
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:47

    American Movie is the story of filmmaker Mark Borchardt, his mission, and his dream. Spanning over two years of intense struggle with his film, his family, financial decline, and spiritual crisis, American Movie is a portrayal of ambition, obsession, excess, and one man's quest for the American Dream.

    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.

    Markimdb: 6.9
    Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:40

    A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

    Markimdb: 6.5
    Genrecomedy, melodrama
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:40

    It's graduation day at Huntington Hills High, and you know what that means - time to party. And not just any party, either. This one will be a night to remember, as the nerds become studs, the jocks are humiliated, and freshman crushes blossom into grown-up romance.

    Markimdb: 5.9
    Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime
    CountryUSA
    Duration02:08

    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.

    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.

    Markimdb: 6
    Genredrama
    CountryUSA

    Mary Stuartson is proud to be the first in her family to attend a university, but when her roommate, Holly, is raped by the school's star football player, Mary, who is a reporter for the college newspaper, begins her own investigation.

    Markimdb: 6.9
    Genremelodrama, drama
    CountryUSA
    Duration02:00

    A man who lived his life as he was was told he should, not as he would have chosen to, is brought out of his shell by a beautiful young woman.

    Markimdb: 3.6
    Genremelodrama, drama
    CountryUSA

    Johnny is a successful banker with great respect for and dedication to the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa. The happy-go-lucky guy sees his world being torn apart when his friends begin to betray him one-by-one.

    Markimdb: 6
    Genrecomedy, drama, sport
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:44

    A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.

    Markimdb: 6.5
    Genredrama, crime, biography, sport
    CountryUSA
    Duration02:09

    After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims.

    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.

    Markimdb: 7.1
    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.

    Markimdb: 4.6
    Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
    CountryAustralia, USA, Hong Kong, China, Canada
    Duration01:41

    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.

    Markimdb: 5
    Genrecomedy, family, sport
    CountryUSA

    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.

    Markimdb: 5.9
    Genremelodrama, drama, sport
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:31

    Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could crush the player's dreams

    Markimdb: 7.5
    Genredrama, biography, sport
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:54

    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: 6.9
    Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, sport
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:41

    Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently-murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant—the murderers—are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl.

    Markimdb: 7.1
    Genredrama, biography, history, sport
    CountryCanada, Germany, France
    Duration02:40

    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.




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