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10 Favorite Football Movies

Posted on: April 22, 2009 1:41 pm

Since the response from my "10 Favorite Baseball Movies" was so good, I thought I would do the same for football. My selections are going to be based on quality, realism, some humor, etc. Remember, this is my opinion.

These are my top 10 favorite football movies. Let me know yours...

  1. North Dallas Forty - Nick Nolte. One of the first movies to go behind the scenes in football. I know the team was the North Dallas Bulls, but to me it was the Cowboys and the coach was Tom Landry. Former Cowboy WR Peter Gent wrote the book.
  2. Heaven Can Wait - Warren Beatty. A funny movie about football, angels, and murder with twists and turns.
  3. Any Given Sunday - Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx and many NFL players. According to critics, the most realistic movie about football ever made.
  4. Friday Night Lights - Billy Bob Thornton. This is a true story about the Odessa Permian high school football team in West Texas. High School football in Texas, is not a sport, it's a religion
  5. Jerry Maguire - Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. An interesting look into sprts agents. Humorous and fun to watch. Gooding won an Oscar for his portrayal.
  6. Brian's Song - James Caan, Billy Dee Williams. True story of the friendship between Chicago Bears players Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo...the original made in 1971. If you haven't seen it, you should.
  7. Invincible - Mark Wahlberg. True story of a Philadelphia Eagles special teams player who won a spot as a walk on.
  8. The Replacements - Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman. Fun, and brutal at times. The story of replacement players used during an NFL strike season. Lots of characters in this one.
  9. The Express - Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown. Story of college football and race issues during the early 1960s. Chronicles Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis' life and playing days at Syracuse University.
  10. Knute Rockne: All American - Pat O'Brien, Ronald Reagan. O'Brien played Notre Dame legend Rockne, and Reagan was George Gipp. The very first football movie I ever saw.  

Honorable mention: The Junction Boys; We are Marshall

If your favorite isn't in here, let me know...and tell me why.




Category: NFL

Since: Aug 27, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2009 10:49 am

10 Favorite Football Movies

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Since: Aug 27, 2007
Posted on: June 19, 2009 2:32 pm

10 Favorite Football Movies

I Love your list of top ten football movies!   My favorites on your list are Friday Night Lights, Any Given Sunday, Invincible, Brian's Song, Jerry McGuire and North Dallas Forty in that order.  I also want to watch the other movies on that list now, especially Knute Rockne since I'm a Fighting Irish Fan.  Oh by the way, Rudy should be at least an honorable mention!!!  The Underdog that never gave up and inspires everyone with minimal God given talent and an immeasurable amount of Drive and Determination in his heart!

Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: May 24, 2009 7:45 pm

10 Favorite Football Movies

thank you for having rudy as your number 1

Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: May 13, 2009 12:43 pm

10 Favorite Football Movies

Friday Night Lights -- the best football movie ever.

Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2009 11:01 am

10 Favorite Football Movies

Thanks Wondersport...I see quite a few people rated Rudy pretty high on their list, and The Waterboy too...which was hilarious. Thanks for sharing...I have a Top 10 Boxing Movies one as well...

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2009 9:18 am

10 Favorite Football Movies

1.  Rudy

2.  Jerry Maguire

3.  The Waterboy

4.  The Program

5.  We Are Marshall

6.  Remember the Titans

7.  Varsity Blues

8.  The Longest Yard

9.  Any Given Sunday

10.  The Replacements

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2009 8:14 am

10 Favorite Football Movies

 I don't know how you could leave Remember the Titans and Rudy off that list. They are excelent movies and based on true stoies.

I would have them in the top 5. But as you said this is just my opinion.


Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2009 6:38 am

10 Favorite Football Movies

lilman - yes, The Rock did a nice job in that movie, and it was a true story, and I struggled with that one being on there, plus Remember the Titans. I guess you can't have them all on there, and can't please everyone.

Thanks for sharing. 

Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2009 9:23 pm
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Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2009 2:18 pm

10 Favorite Football Movies

TOP 10 BOXING MOVIES - now on my blog. Check it out, and put your favorites.  

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