Soccer Movies

List of the best movies about football, selected by visitors to our site: United, All or Nothing: Manchester City, The Coach, Hard Target 2, Elastiko, Lobanovskiy Forever, Land of Mine, Ronaldo, Wild League, Family United
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
United (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersFriends
PlotSoccer
StyleSoulful, Touching

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.

All or Nothing: Manchester City (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.4)
Genresport, reality TV
CharactersTrainers
PlotSports, Soccer

Legendary coach Pep Guardiola leads his premiership football team through the 2017/18 season.

The Coach (2018)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:42
CharactersTrainers
PlotSports, Soccer
PlaceRussia

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.

Hard Target 2 (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration00:40
CharactersSnipers
PlotCheating, Pursuit, Survival, Soccer, Martial Arts
PlaceJungle, USA, Village
StyleUnexpected ending

Forced into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter is hunted through the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Elastiko (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama, crime, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:12
PlotLove, Soccer, Relationship
PlaceRussia

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.

Lobanovskiy Forever (2016)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUkraine
Duration01:37
CharactersJournalists
PlotSports, Soccer, Parenting
PlaceUkraine

In 1975 Dynamo Kiev became the first Soviet team to win a major European trophy. The team’s rapid rise was remarkable and attributed to one man: Valeri Vasilievich Lobanovskyi. His technique as a manager is now the stuff of folklore - not least for his imposing a fitness regime so brutal that his players looked upon the matches themselves as relaxing.

Land of Mine (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryDenmark, Germany
Duration02:22
CharactersDogs, Teens, Nurses, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Death, Fear, The escape

In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million mines that the Germans had placed in the sand along the coast. With their bare hands, crawling around in the sand, the boys were forced to perform the dangerous work under the leadership of the Danish sergeant, Carl Leopold Rasmussen.

Ronaldo (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain
Duration01:32
PlotSports, Soccer

Filmed over 14 months with unprecedented access into the inner circle of the man and the sport, this is the first official and fully authorised film of one of the most celebrated figures in football. For the first time ever, the world gets vividly candid and un-paralleled, behind-closed-doors access to the footballer, father, family-man and friend in this moving & fascinating documentary. Through in-depth conversations, state of the art football footage and never before seen archival footage, the film gives an astonishing insight into the sporting and personal life of triple Ballon D'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo at the peak of his career. From the makers of ‘Senna’ and ‘Amy’, Ronaldo takes audiences on an intimate and revealing journey of what it’s like to live as an iconic athlete in the eye of the storm.

Wild League (2019)
PlotSoccer, Competitions, Rivalry, Moving
PlaceMoscow
StyleFascinating

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.

Family United (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration01:44
PlotSoccer
PlaceVillage

The director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo ('Azuloscurocasinegro', 'Cousins​​'), he embarks on a new comedy that has as a backdrop the World Cup in South Africa and the setting is a wedding that takes precisely the day of the final. This will be the occasion in which five brothers, all with biblical names, Adam, Daniel, Caleb, Benjamin and Ephraim, gather to celebrate the engagement of Ephraim, the youngest of them, who marries his pregnant girlfriend. Will hours of uncertainty, joy and euphoria back, but it's time to unite for a common good. Can all together to face the situation and erected winners heading?

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El Cinco (2014)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUruguay, Argentina, Russia, Germany, France
Duration01:40
CharactersFriends
PlotSports, Soccer
StyleTouching

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.

A Mighty Team (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration01:54
CharactersTrainers
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.

The Midwife (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:03
CharactersFamily, Friends, Mothers, Students
PlotRelationship, Parenting, Cancer, Soccer, Money
PlaceFrance, Paris, Hospitals

Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, turns up on the scene. Béatrice is a capricious and selfish woman, Claire's exact opposite.

Paterno (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecrime, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersCelebrities, Trainers, Journalists
PlotSports, Soccer, Investigation

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.

Diego Maradona (2019)
CharactersFamily
PlotSoccer

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Maradona who played for SSC Napoli in the 1980s.

First Team: Juventus (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genresport, reality TV
Duration01:18
PlotSports, Soccer
StyleNetflix

Follow renowned soccer club Juventus on and off the pitch as they attempt to win a seventh straight Italian title and achieve Champions League glory.

Infinite Football (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredocumentary
PlotSoccer

“Last autumn, a good childhood friend of mine, Florin, told me that his brother, Laurentiu, invented a new sport by changing the rules of football. One month later I went to Vaslui, my hometown, with a small film crew in order to learn more about this new sport...”

Early Man (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration02:33
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotSoccer
TimePrehistoric times
StyleFor children

Dug, along with his sidekick Hognob, unite a cavemen tribe to save their hidden valley from being spoiled and, all together as a team, to face the menace of a mysterious and mighty enemy, on the turf of an ancient and sacred sport.

22 July (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryNorway, Iceland, USA
Duration02:45
CharactersTerrorists
PlotOn real events, Soccer
PlaceNorway, Court
StyleNetflix

In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utöya Island outside of Oslo. This three-part story will focus on the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, and the lawyers involved.

Mario (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
Duration02:12
CharactersGay, Teens
PlotSports, Soccer

Two young gay soccer players get caught up between the politics of the game and the politics of love.

Match (2012)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration01:57
PlotSoccer

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

Playing for Keeps (2012)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
PlotSoccer
StyleTouching

A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team in an attempt to get his life together.

Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:58
CharactersTrainers
PlotSoccer

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.

Gridiron Gang (2006)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
PlotSoccer

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersGangsters
PlotSoccer
StyleHeavy

Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties.

Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotSoccer, Obsession

Phil Weston has been unathletic his entire life. In college he failed at every sport that he tried out for. It looks like his 10-year old son, Sam, is following in his footsteps. But when Phil's hyper-competitive dad benches Sam, Phil decides to transfer his son to a new team which needs a coach. Phil steps in to be the temporary coach and immediately begins to butt heads with this dad over this new competition in their lives.

The Football Factory (2004)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, crime, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:31
PlotSoccer

The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence, it's about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight and places to belong. A forgotten culture of Anglo Saxon males fed up with being told they're not good enough and using their fists as a drug they describe as being more potent than sex and drugs put together.

Mean Machine (2001)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39
PlotSoccer
PlacePrison, England
StyleFor 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.

Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, comedy, sport
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration01:29
PlotSoccer, Martial Arts

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

Goal! II: Living the Dream (2007)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany
Duration01:55
PlotSoccer
StyleSoulful, To cry, For men

Tempted away from Newcastle United to join Real Madrid, rising star Santiago Munez finds this latest change of fortune the greatest challenge yet - personally as well as professionally. He is reunited with Gavin Harris, though they must compete to be on the team, and estranged from fiancee Roz, whose nursing career keeps her back home.

Gracie (2007)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens
PlotSoccer

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.

The Liverpool Goalie (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy
CountryNorway
Duration01:30
CharactersFriends
PlotSoccer
PlaceSchool
StyleTouching

Thirteen year old Jo is a smart thinker of a guy, and has a very vivid imagination, but is bothered by his fellow classmates, and is a rather hopeless soccer goalie. Still he tries to cope with this difficult time in life. He's doing the homework of the "bad guy" in his class, son of a rich salesman of caravans. Jo's mother is seeing dangers all around, being overprotective, and trying to hide her affair with the psychologist neighbor. Every kid in the street is trying to get hold of a football-card with the goalie of Liverpool. This is to kill for...

One Night in Turin (2010)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredocumentary, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
PlotSoccer

Before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries, in England 'football' was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation, it seemed, were all played out. Then there was Italia '90 - The World Cup - a shot at redemption. But this was no ordinary World Cup and no ordinary time. The manager, Sir Bobby Robson, was under intense media scrutiny, and his team described as 'donkeys'. Yet over six short weeks, through their heroic exploits they united a nation, coming within a heart beat of reaching the World Cup Final. Narrated by Gary Oldman, featuring match action - from Platt's last-gasp winner against Belgium to the silky skills of Gazza and the cool finishing of Linekar - and previously unseen footage, this is the definitive story of England's greatest footballing adventure on foreign soil....so far.

Starbuck (2011)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:49
PlotSoccer
StyleTouching

Starbuck is a 2011 Canadian comedy film directed by Ken Scott and written by Martin Petit and Ken Scott. The main character David Wozniak is a perpetual adolescent who discovers that, as a sperm donor, he has fathered 533 children. David, a deliveryman for a butcher shop, is being pursued by thugs because he owes them money. Next, he is advised that more than 100 of his offspring are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of "Starbuck", the pseudonym he used when donating sperm. In addition, his girlfriend Valérie is pregnant with his child but doesn't feel that he is mature enough to be a father. The film's title refers to a Canadian Holstein bull who produced hundreds of thousands of progeny by artificial insemination in the 1980s and 1990s.

The Damned United (2009)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersTrainers
PlotSoccer, Rivalry

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.

Cass (2008)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersFootball hooligans, Friends
PlotSoccer
PlaceEngland
StyleHeavy

The incredible true story of how an orphaned Jamaican baby, adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London, became one of the most feared and respected men in Britain.

Green Street Hooligans 2 (2009)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.8)
Genredrama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
PlotSoccer
PlacePrison
StyleHeavy

When the top players of the Green Street Elite are imprisoned following a deadly battle with their archenemies Millwall every day becomes a fight for survival. On the inside, rival firms and prison guards will stop at nothing to make their lives a living hell, leaving the lads with no choice but to stand their ground and fight. Find out what happens when the two most fearsome and notorious firms

Maradona by Kusturica (2008)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.7)
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.

Looking for Eric (2009)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration01:56
PlotSoccer

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.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeens, Friends, Mothers
PlotSports, Soccer, Competitions
PlaceHotels
StyleTo cry

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

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