Russian movies about football

List of the best Russian movies about football, selected by visitors to our site: Streltsov, The Coach, Lev Yashin, The Dream Goalkeeper, Match, My Life, Elastiko, Pitch, Krasnodar: Game After Game, Wild League, El Cinco.

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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Streltsov (2020)
Mark
Genremelodrama, sport
CountryRussia

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 Coach (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:42

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.

Lev Yashin, The Dream Goalkeeper (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia

An ordinary working class boy, like all his peers, he played football day and night and dreamed of being a striker. But no matter which team he played for - in the yard, at the factory, or in the army - he was inevitably put in goal.

Match (2012)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration01:57

Based on the true story of the "death match" where the Soviet team "Start" scored its second victory over the German team «Flakelf» on August 9, 1942

My Life (2018)
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Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:38

Since childhood, the main character falls in love with football and dreams of becoming a great footballer to play his most important match. Following his dream, he has to abandon his beloved girl and choose the path of a football player. And now, when there is only one step to the cherished dream, fate disposes of it in another way. The world ceases to exist, because he not only loses the opportunity to realize his dream, but also loses his loved ones. How not to break, follow your dream and return your beloved? Or she will not reconcile with his choice to become a football player?

Elastiko (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, crime, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:12

Matvey: a simple guy from a small province. What differentiates him from others are his physical attributes such as his strong legs, powerful lungs and an incredible endurance. He uses these talents to help his team win football matches but also takes advantage of his skills when it comes to small criminal adventures. This worries Dasha, his girlfriend, who tries to endlessly protect Matvey, whilst her friends are hopelessly attempting to persuade her to leave. After all, there are better options out there... Especially Vadim. Suddenly, Matvey receives an incredible offer: to go audition for a Premier League football club in Moscow. Not wanting to leave Dasha behind, he realizes he needs to obtain money for them to travel together.

Pitch (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration01:48

Kostya and his friends are young and love playing street football. He is the coolest of the lot. Kostya dreams of playing professionally, but cannot bring himself to approach the coach. His girlfriend, Nastya, shares his dream, but street football is Kostya’s life, and the outdoor pitch is akin to a second home, a place for friends to meet and play.

Krasnodar: Game After Game (2021)

Krasnodar's debut in the Champions League in 2020. Emotional doc film about the brightest season in the history of the club.

Wild League (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrebiography, history, sport
CountryRussia

Based upon the real-life events of the 1910s, this extremely topical story is about a guy from the lowest social strata, who, in order to be with his beloved woman, had to leave his native land and to start his life anew in Moscow. Proved himself in a battle, he was noticed by the Englishman owning a closed soccer club, who invited him to try his hand at his team. However, soccer is an aristocratic game and the team didn't accept a barge-hauler from the Volga. Therefore, he gathered his courage, found the right people, with whom they created the Wild League consisted of street teams from Moscow. Thus, he became a leader, changing his life and the lives of people surrounding him. Varlamy replaced folk fun - battles «wall against the wall», in which perished ordinary people - with soccer. Now they're challenged by the soccer lawmakers.

El Cinco (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryArgentina, Uruguay, Russia, Germany, France
Duration01:40

After being expelled for a flagrant foul during a match in Primera C (the fourth division in Argentinian football), Patón Bonasiolle, the captain and midfielder from Talleres de Escalada, realizes his career as a footballer has come to an end. At the age of 35, this means the end of a world he has known since he was a child. Together with Ale - his wife - he looks for a fresh new start.

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Girls Got Game (2021)
Mark
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryRussia

A local female football team works together to get through hard times and overcome sexual prejudice. Their strength is tested when they lose not only the games, but also their beloved coach who was the core of their team. But they work together to seek financial support, achieve victories, and respect.

Cosmoball (2020)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryRussia

Cosmoball is a mesmerizing intergalactic game of future played between humans and aliens at the giant extraterrestrial ship hovering in the sky over Earth. A young man with enormous power of an unknown nature joins the team of hot-headed superheroes in exchange for a cure for his mother’s deadly illness. The Four from Earth will fight not only to defend the honor of their home planet in the spectacular game, but to face the unprecedented threat to the Galaxy and embrace their own destiny.

Schizo (2004)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, sport
CountryKazakhstan, Russia, France, Germany
Duration01:26

Fifteen year old Mustafa has a nickname Schizo. He is hired by his mother’s boyfriend to find fighters for illegal fistfights. His life is changed forever when a young man mortally beaten in one of the fights asks Schizo to deliver his prize money to his girlfriend and young son. Schizo takes the money to the woman as promised and falls in love with her. Now he knows for whom he has to make money, no matter what the cost. In fistfights there are no rules… until blood is spilled!

Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Finnick (2022)
Genreadventure, cartoon
CountryRussia

Not many people know that every house is inhabited by finns. They are furry creatures that appear in human world to take care of a house and keep the hearth. Finnick is a young Finn, who doesn't seem to care about his responsibility of making a home out of the house. He is just making pranks on «his people» and that is the reason why none of the families wanted to stay long in his house. Everything changes when a new family comes to his house, where Finnick's tricks do not work at all, and he meets 13-year old Christine and inexplicable events begin to happen in the city. Finnick and Christine, who are so different, will have to team up and work together to solve the mystery of the events and save the city.

Lucky Trouble (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, sport
CountryRussia
Duration01:37

Who said you have to win to be a champion? Slava Kolotiloff, a schoolteacher from a sleepy seaside town by the name of "Fingers" comes to conquer Moscow with the manuscript to his first novel in hand. But instead, quite by accident, he conquers the heart of a beauty named Nadia (Milla Jovovich). As their wedding approaches, Slava needs only to quit his job and tie up loose ends back in "Fingers" before returning to Moscow to start a new life with his new bride. But due to a number of bizarre circumstances he is unable to leave and back in the big city, the wedding goes on regardless as Nadia has to fend off the attentions of her ex-boyfriend Danya, who seems ready to do whatever it takes to win her back.

Mean Machine (2001)
Duration01:39

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.

Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Duration01:29

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

United (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and community overcoming terrible tragedy.

Kicking Off (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:40

This movie is about soccer hooligans, the most aggressive and violent soccer aficionados. They are an exclusive group, the elite of all soccer fans. Whoever they may be in their everyday lives—college students, bankers, musicians, or car mechanics—they are a “firm.” It’s easy to get into a firm, but once you’re in, it’s for life. There’s no going back. The movie is based on actual events

The Damned United (2009)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:38

Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor.

Elephants Can Play Football (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:49

Dmitry is a strong willed, solid guy. He could easily quit the game, if only he knew he was playing.

Underdogs (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreadventure, family, cartoon, sport
CountryArgentina, Spain, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:46

In the small village where Amadeo lives there is no one good enough to challenge his skills at Table Football. But, while Amadeo may be a genius as a table football player in real life he's a loser. He's in love with Lara, his childhood friend, but he's so shy that he can't bring himself to confess his love for her. So he just hangs out in his quaint, timeless village. When Amadeo beats the village bully Flash at Table Football. The scene is set for an epic rivalry. Consumed with anger Flash vows to get even and 10 years later he returns as an International Superstar, a Football Icon and Galatico determined to wreak his revenge.

Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration01:58

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.

Maradona by Kusturica (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredocumentary, sport
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:30

A documentary on Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona, regarded by many as the world's greatest modern player.

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:52

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.

Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:29

After England's football (soccer) manager has a heart attack, Mike Bassett is hired as the new manager and promptly announces the team will win the World Cup.

Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryItaly

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)

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.

The Dream Team (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryFrance
Duration01:37

A former footballer living in Brittany enlists his old teammates to help the local fisherman to win some games in order to raise money and save jobs.




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