Movies about football players

Movies about football players
List of the best films about football players according to the audience: Baggio: The Divine Ponytail, Pelé, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, American Wrestler: The Wizard, Undercover Grandpa, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Kiss Me You Fucking Moron, The Class of '92, Eden, A Mighty Team.

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

Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)
PlotSoccer, On real events, Success, Competitions, Overcoming difficulties

A chronicle biopic of the 22-year career of soccer star Roberto Baggio, including depictions of his difficult debut as a player, his deep rifts with some of his coaches, his triumph over injuries and personal discovery of Buddism.

Pelé (2021)
PlotSports, Soccer, On real events

Against the backdrop of a turbulent era in Brazil, this documentary captures Pelé's extraordinary path from breakthrough talent to national hero. Mixing rare archival footage and exclusive interviews, this documentary celebrates the legendary Brazilian footballer who personified football as art.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
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.

American Wrestler: The Wizard (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, biography
PlotMotorcycles, Funeral
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Disturbing

In 1980, a teenage boy escapes the unrest in Iran only to face more hostility in America, due to the hostage crisis. Determined to fit in, he joins the school's floundering wrestling team.

Undercover Grandpa (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, comedy, family
PlotSkirmishes, Abduction, Cars
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating

When the girl he likes goes missing, Jake enlists the help of his grandpa and his WWII buddies.

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotLove triangle, Bulimia
PlaceSchool, Party
StyleLight, Cute, For girls, Philosophical, Fascinating

A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected romance when the most popular girl in high school and the biggest loser must come together to win over their crushes.

Kiss Me You Fucking Moron (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Photographers, Actors
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Surfing, Blackmail, Gifts
PlaceParty, Beach
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Some teenagers are ambitiously setting up a famous Jon Fosse-play. They hire a well known actor to be their mentor, unaware that he's going through a life crisis. Their new mentor chooses Vegard, promising footballer and local douchebag, to play the leading role.

The Class of '92 (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Competitions, Rivalry
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

A detailing of the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United football players (David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville). The film covers the period 1992-1999, culminating in Manchester United's European Cup triumph.

Eden (2014)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, USA, Malaysia
CharactersDJs, Friends, Sisters
PlotSurvival, Soccer, Fight, Music, Friendship
PlaceAircraft, Islands, Ocean, Uninhabited island, France
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

After their plane crashes off the coast of a deserted Pacific island, the surviving members of an American soccer team find themselves in the most dire of circumstances with limited resources, dwindling food supply and no rescue coming any time soon. Team spirit evaporates as disagreements cause the group to separate into factions - a violent one lead by an unbalanced ruler, and a compassionate one led by a selfless player.

A Mighty Team (2016)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, sport
PlotSports, Soccer

When a fit of anger leads to a serious injury, a sidelined soccer star returns to his hometown and reluctantly agrees to train the local youth.

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Deathgasm (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, comedy, music
CountryNew Zealand, USA
CharactersTeachers, Demons, Blonde girls, Thieves, Musicians
PlotApocalypse, Soccer, Music, Motorcycles, Friendship
StyleAtmospheric, Black humor, Creepy

Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives.

The Best Man Holiday (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersWriters, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotDancing, Soccer, Friendship, Cancer
PlaceSchool, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

The Coach (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, sport
PlotSports, Soccer
PlaceRussia, Moscow
StyleExciting, Fascinating, For men

Contemporary Russia. After he flubs a penalty kick, a humiliated national soccer player quits the game. He flees to a small town, where he decides to coach their local team.

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.

Almost Christmas (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, China
CharactersFamily, Alcoholics, Womanizers, Single mothers
PlotLove, Friendship, Death
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating

A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.

Streltsov (2020)
Genremelodrama, sport
PlotOn real events, Rivalry
StyleTouching, Serious

By the age of twenty, Eduard Streltsov has everything one can dream of: talent, fame and love. He is the rising star of Soviet football. The whole country, with bated breath, expects victory from the national team at the upcoming World Cup where Streltsov is to face the great Brazilian football player Pelé. However, two days before the departure of the team, the sportsman’s enemies manage to destroy his career. When the door to big sport seems to be closed for good, Streltsov has to re-enter the field and prove that he is a true champion who is worth everybody’s love.

The Jerk Theory (2009)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CharactersDogs, Teens, Dinosaurs, Friends, Singers
PlotBasketball, American Football

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.

Head (1968)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, music
CharactersGiants, Friends
PlaceVietnam, Deserts, Helicopters, Asia
StyleFancy, Psychedelic

In this surrealistic and free-form follow-up to the Monkees' television show, the band frolic their way through a series of musical set pieces and vignettes containing humor and anti-establishment social commentary.

Holy Goalie (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
PlotSoccer, Religious, Competitions
StyleLight, Fascinating

A young priest coaches a team of uncoordinated monks in order to win a soccer tournament and save their monastery from being turned into a hotel.

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.