50 American Football Films, Docs, & TV Shows....by intelearts | created - 08 Dec 2013 | updated - 10 Dec 2013 | Public
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2. Johnny Be Good (1988)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport
Johnny's the top high school football player and many colleges want him. His girlfriend, coach and BFF want him in the college serving themselves most.
Votes: 5,691 | Gross: $17.55M
3. Uppercut (1978)
110 min | Action, Comedy, Sport
After his fishing boat is "periscoped", ex US footballer Bulldozer docks in an Italian port, where local criminals and American soldiers fight each other. Locals discover Bulldozer's talents and challenge the Yanks to a football game.
4. North Dallas Forty (1979)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A semi-fictional account of life as a professional (American-style) football player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
Votes: 4,349 | Gross: $26.08M
6. The Long Gray Line (1955)
Approved | 138 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 1898, Irish immigrant Martin Maher is hired as a civilian employee at West Point where, during a 50-year career, he rises to the rank of NCO and instructor.
7. The Last Game (2002 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Sport
Tagline: There may be thousands of high school football teams in America, but the story of CB West is one in a million. In the end, The Last Game is about a man who faces so much drama, ... See full summary »
8. Underdogs (2013)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, a small-town high school football team rises to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Votes: 884 | Gross: $0.03M
9. Friday Night Lights (2004)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.
Votes: 54,853 | Gross: $61.19M
10. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport
In the small town of Dillon, Texas, one night matters: Friday Night. Eric Taylor has recently been hired as the head football coach for the Dillon High School Panthers, the town's pride and... See full summary »
11. The Longest Yard (1974)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
19. When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Sport
The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.
Votes: 14,620 | Gross: $30.13M
20. Gridiron Gang (2006)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Votes: 42,511 | Gross: $38.43M
21. Super Bowl (1976 TV Movie)
47 min | Documentary, Comedy, Sport
Football like you've never seen it before! This hilarious and insightful documentary featuring Christopher Guest and Bill Murray takes you behind the scenes of the 1976 Super Bowl X between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys.
22. Gridiron Gang (1992 TV Movie)
Losers in the game of life, these juvenile prisoners-the most violent of street criminals-are taught the game of football to take on 'straight schools' and learn what can happen when they commit themselves 100%.
23. Invincible (2006)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.
Votes: 61,508 | Gross: $57.79M
24. Hard Knocks (2001– )
55 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Sport
Hard Knocks is a reality sports documentary produced by the NFL and HBO. Each season the show follows an NFL team during training camp in preparation for the upcoming season.
25. We Are Marshall (2006)
PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Votes: 54,258 | Gross: $43.55M
26. Remember the Titans (2000)
PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
Votes: 186,186 | Gross: $115.65M
27. The Program (1993)
R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Votes: 8,547 | Gross: $23.00M
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon
78 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A Philadelphia garbageman who develops his leg muscles from kicking the hydraulic lever on his truck is discovered by the Philadelphia Eagles and signed by them to become a kicker.
29. The Express (2008)
PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Votes: 18,843 | Gross: $9.59M
30. Blue Mountain State (2010–2011)
TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport
Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.
31. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 270,997 | Gross: $255.96M
32. Rudy (1993)
PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
Votes: 51,225 | Gross: $22.75M
33. The Junction Boys (2002 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama, Sport
Story of Bear Bryant's first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.
35. Facing the Giants (2006)
PG | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sport
A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Votes: 14,719 | Gross: $10.18M
36. Horse Feathers (1932)
Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, accidentally hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against the rival Darwin University.
38. Necessary Roughness (1991)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Sport
Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule.
Votes: 9,624 | Gross: $26.26M
39. Hometown Legend (2002)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Family, Sport
A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
40. Leatherheads (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.
Votes: 30,057 | Gross: $31.20M
41. Possums (1998)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Will Clark loves his job as radio announcer for the local high school football team, the Nowata Possums. He loves it so much that he continues announcing even after the town decides to ... See full summary »
42. Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (1980 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Football jock Rocky Bleier (Robert Urich) makes it all the way to the pros with the Pittsburgh Steelers, only to be drafted in the Vietnam War. Wounded by a hand grenade overseas, Bleier ... See full summary »
43. Quarterback Princess (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sport
Tami, a young girl who has just moved to Oregon, stands up against her coach and the naysayers of her small town to prove that she's capable of being a talented football quarterback despite her gender.
45. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.
46. The Game Plan (2007)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
Votes: 54,393 | Gross: $90.65M
48. All the Right Moves (1983)
R | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A high school football player desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.
Votes: 14,661 | Gross: $17.23M
49. They Call Me Sirr (2001 TV Movie)
97 min | Biography, Drama, Sport