Soccer Movies

Soccer Movies
List of the best movies about football, selected by visitors to our site: Paterno, She's the Man, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, The Coach, Match, Lev Yashin, The Dream Goalkeeper, Mean Machine, Streltsov, Shaolin Soccer, United.

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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Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Journalists, Trainers, Celebrities, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Sports, Soccer, American Football, Investigation
StyleTense

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: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Twins, Doubles
PlotLove, Soccer, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Boarding school
StyleRomantic

Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for Sebastian! As if that were not enough, Viola's twin returns from London ahead of schedule but has no idea that his sister has already replaced him on campus.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:42
CharactersTrainers
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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration01:57
PlotSports, Soccer
PlaceUSSR, Ukraine
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II

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

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
CharactersFriends
PlotSports, Soccer, Friendship
PlaceUSSR
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersLosers, Football hooligans
PlotSoccer, Karate, Bets, Rivalry
PlacePrison, England
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Smart, For men

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.

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Genremelodrama, sport
CountryRussia
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Investigation, Mystery, Rivalry
PlaceUSSR
StyleAction, Fascinating, Touching, 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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, comedy, sport
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration01:29
CharactersHeroes, Trainers
PlotSoccer, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Competitions, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Light, Fancy

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersFriends
PlotOn real events, Soccer
PlaceEngland
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersTrainers, Managers
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Friendship, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration01:48
PlotSports, Soccer, Adventure, Fight, Friendship

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration01:58
CharactersTrainers, Nurses, Poor
PlotSoccer
PlaceEngland, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredocumentary, sport
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:30
PlotSoccer

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

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersFamily, Friends, Losers, Trainers
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Uprising
PlaceLondon
StyleLight, For girls, Touching

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.

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Genredocumentary, sport
CountryRussia
CharactersTrainers
PlotSoccer, On real events, Sports, Competitions
PlaceRussia

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

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:29
PlotSoccer

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.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryFrance
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotSoccer
PlaceVillage, Islands, France
StyleTouching, For men

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Italy
Duration01:49
PlotSoccer, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlacePrison, France, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryGermany
PlotOn real events, Soccer
PlaceGermany
StyleExciting, To cry, Serious

The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. The second story is about a reporter and his wife reporting from the tournament.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, military, sport
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:49
CharactersFriends, Football hooligans
PlotSports, Soccer, Friendship, Rivalry

After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of British football hooliganism. Matt learns to stand his ground through a friendship that develops against the backdrop of this secret and often violent world. 'Green Street Hooligans' is a story of loyalty, trust and the sometimes brutal consequences of living close to the edge.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, crime, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:12
PlotLove, Soccer, Relationship
PlaceRussia, Small cities
StyleTouching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Life, Family life, Rivalry
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly practices, she is discouraged by everyone except her elder brother, Johnny. Her father does not believe that girls should play soccer and tells her that she is neither tough enough nor talented enough to play with the boys team. Undeterred, Gracie finds reserves of strength she never knew existed, and persists in changing everyone's beliefs in what she is capable of, including her own. She faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer. But as the beautiful and strong person that she has always been but she also brings her family together in the face of their own tragedy.

Markimdb: 2.1
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryFrance
Duration01:50
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Political
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Serious

An epic, untold story that brings to life the inspiring saga of the World Cup and the three determined men who created it. Driven by their vision and passion, three men, overcame their doubts and fought obstacles and scandals to make the World Cup a reality. Spanning the tumultuous 20th Century, this timeless saga celebrates the event that became the most popular sporting event in the world.

CharactersCelebrities
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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryItaly
CharactersTrainers
PlotSoccer, On real events, Success, Competitions, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceItaly

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:56
CharactersFriends, Businessmen
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceScotland
StyleTo cry

Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryMexico, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersModels
PlotSoccer, Rivalry
PlaceMexico
StyleTwisted plot, Fancy, Black humor

Two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico have a simple dream: saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans. A friendly game of soccer leads to first Rudo, then to Cursi being taken on by the nation’s top talent scout. Suddenly, they find themselves living the high life of star athletes: fame, fortune, fast cars and beautiful women.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration01:56
PlotSoccer, Friendship
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Touching, For men

A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex football player Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Friends, Football hooligans
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and fighting.





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