The List of Football Movies

by joe_538 | created - 17 Jul 2013 | updated - 28 Nov 2016 | Public

All the football movies known to man, or at least this man. Tell me if I missed something.

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1. Necessary Roughness (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Sport

6.1
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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... See full summary »

Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Scott Bakula, Hector Elizondo, Robert Loggia, Harley Jane Kozak

Votes: 8,812 | Gross: $26.26M

2. Brown of Harvard (1918)

Drama, Sport

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Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Tom Moore, Hazel Daly, Sidney Ainsworth, Warner Richmond

3. The Freshman (1925)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

7.6
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Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James H. Anderson

Votes: 4,077 | Gross: $0.00M

4. Brown of Harvard (1926)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 1,291

5. One Minute to Play (1926)

Passed | 74 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.7
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"Red" Wade, a star high-school football player, has intentions of going to Claxton College, which has a powerhouse football team, but changes his mind when he meets the sister of the ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Harold 'Red' Grange, Mary McAllister, Charles Ogle, George Wilson

Votes: 10

6. The Quarterback (1926)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.7
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Elmer Stone, quarterback of the 1899 Colton College football team vows to remain a student until Colton beats its biggest rival, State University. Twenty-seven years later, Elmer is still ... See full summary »

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Richard Dix, Esther Ralston, Harry Beresford, David Butler

Votes: 7

7. The Drop Kick (1927)

Not Rated | 62 min | Drama, Sport

7.1
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College football player Jack Hamill finds his reputation on the line when he pays an innocent visit to a woman whose husband kills himself.

Director: Millard Webb | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Barbara Kent, Dorothy Revier, Eugene Strong

Votes: 173

John Wayne's First Movie

8. West Point (II) (1927)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Wealthy Brice Wayne enters West Point and, though he does well on the football field, angers fellow cadets with his arrogance. Disciplined by the coach he yells "To hell with the Corps!" ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: William Haines, Joan Crawford, William Bakewell, Neil Neely

Votes: 1,554

9. Hold 'Em Yale (1928)

80 min | Comedy

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A young man from Argentina goes to Yale where he plays football and falls in love with a professor's beautiful daughter.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Jeanette Loff, Hugh Allan, Joseph Cawthorn

10. The Forward Pass (1929)

78 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

4.8
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Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Marion Byron

Votes: 28

11. So This Is College (1929)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.7
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Biff and Eddie are the best of friends. They are college seniors; roommates at the Fraternity; and star teammates on the USC Football team. Then a flapper named Babs enters the picture. ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Elliott Nugent, Robert Montgomery, Cliff Edwards, Sally Starr

Votes: 134

12. Maybe It's Love (1930)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.2
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A college football player (Joe E. Brown) persuades a beautiful young woman (Joan Bennett) to individually flirt with an entire team of All-American football players, in order to entice them... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Joan Bennett, Joe E. Brown, James Hall, Laura Lee

Votes: 164

13. The All-American Kickback (1931)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Harry Gribbon is an incredibly talented, but reluctant college football player who is dating one of his teachers, Geneva Mitchell. A jealous rival tries sabotaging Harry.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Harry Gribbon, Geneva Mitchell, Vernon Dent, Lincoln Stedman

14. Carry On (1931)

Passed | 10 min | Short, Sport

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The third in the Universal series called the Christy Walsh All American Sports Reel, where narrator Christy Walsh mourns the loss of Notre Dame's famed football coach, Knute Rockne, who died in a plane crash in Kansas in March of 1931.

Director: Albert H. Kelley | Stars: Christy Walsh, Knute Rockne

15. The Galloping Ghost (1931)

Passed | 226 min | Adventure, Crime, Sport

5.8
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A gambling ring run out of the Mogul Taxi company is intent on fixing college football games. Football star Harold "Red" Grange is a target for the gamblers, whose thugs try to eliminate ... See full summary »

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Harold 'Red' Grange, Dorothy Gulliver, Tom Dugan, Gwen Lee

Votes: 111

16. The Spirit of Notre Dame (1931)

80 min | Drama, Sport

4.9
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Story of two friends who play football, one of whom is a self-centered quarterback who thinks he's the only man on the team.

Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Lew Ayres, Sally Blane, William Bakewell, Andy Devine

Votes: 24

17. Touchdown! (1931)

Drama, Sport

6.9
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Football coach Dan Curtis is eager for his small college team to win at all costs. However, he has a change of heart when a player is severely injured by playing when he should have been ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Richard Arlen, Peggy Shannon, Jack Oakie, Regis Toomey

Votes: 12

18. Hold 'Em Jail (1932)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Sport

6.2
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Two yokels are framed and sent to prison, but wind up playing football on the warden's championship team.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Edna May Oliver, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 150

19. Horse Feathers (1932)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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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.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers

Votes: 10,073

20. Huddle (1932)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Tony, the son of Italian immigrants, works in a smoky steel mill in Gary, Indiana. He wins a company scholarship which will enable him to attend Yale college. Over the four years of his ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Madge Evans, Una Merkel, Ralph Graves

Votes: 137

21. That's My Boy (1932)

71 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

4.9
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Featuring members of the 1931 National Champion football team from the University of Southern California Trojans, with team members Russell Saunders and Oscar "Dutch" Hendrian also cast in ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Richard Cromwell, Dorothy Jordan, Mae Marsh, Arthur Stone

Votes: 49

22. Touchdown Mickey (1932)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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Mickey's Manglers get a couple of last-quarter touchdowns and tie the football game with the Alley Cats, 96 to 96. Can Mickey score the winning touchdown at the last second? An early Goofy ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 237

23. College Coach (1933)

TV-G | 76 min | Drama, Sport

6.0
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Coach Gore, a ruthless and cynical big-time football coach, neglects his wife in his unrelenting drive to make Calvert College a football power.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak, Pat O'Brien, Arthur Byron

Votes: 309

24. The Band Plays On (1934)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Sport

6.2
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A judge hands four wayward boys to a college football coach who turns them into backfield stars.

Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Robert Young, Stuart Erwin, Leo Carrillo, Betty Furness

Votes: 38

25. College Rhythm (1934)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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The story deals with the college rivalry of a piccolo player and an All-American halfback on the football team who both love the same co-ed. After graduation they carry their their feud and... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Joe Penner, Jack Oakie, Lanny Ross, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 36

26. Gridiron Flash (1934)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.0
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The Bedford College football coach cuts a deal with a talented player who also happens to be a convicted bank robber. If he stays out of trouble, the coach will get him paroled. He also ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Tryon | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Betty Furness, Grant Mitchell, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 61

27. Pro Football (1934)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Sport

6.5
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This MGM Oddity features the 1933 National Football League champion Chicago Bears. The team demonstrates various plays, which are shown first in real time, then in slow motion.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Pete Smith, William 'Link' Lyman, George Musso, Charles 'Ookie' Miller

Votes: 42

28. Three Little Pigskins (1934)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

7.6
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The stooges are mistaken by a gangster for the "Three Horsemen of Boulder Dam", famous football players. Hired to play for his team, they blow the big game and get it in the end. Lucille Ball has a nice part as a gun moll.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Lucille Ball

Votes: 696

29. All American Drawback (1935)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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The Dean and Board of Flunk Well College are arguing with its football coach, Bergen, about the team's star player, Charlie McCarthy, who is the only reason the team is a winning one, but ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Gerrie Worthing, June Carr

Votes: 120

30. Fighting Youth (1935)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

5.0
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Communist subversives try to take over a college.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Charles Farrell, June Martel, Andy Devine, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 11

31. Hold 'Em Yale (1935)

61 min | Comedy, Sport

6.0
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A pretty young socialite falls for a charming but shady hustler, who abandons her when he finds that she has been disowned by her wealthy father. Three of the hustler's partners, who have ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Patricia Ellis, Cesar Romero, Buster Crabbe, William Frawley

Votes: 8

32. You Gotta Be a Football Hero (1935)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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When football star Bluto sweeps Olive Oyl off her feet during a game, Popeye retaliates by joining the opposing team.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 97

33. The Big Game (1936)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.5
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Gamblers kidnap Atlantic's star quarterback Clark Jenkins.

Directors: George Nichols Jr., Edward Killy | Stars: Phillip Huston, James Gleason, June Travis, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 83

34. Pigskin Parade (1936)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.2
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Married coaches Slug and Bessie find hillbilly football tosser Amos and the team gets invited to the Yale Bowl.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Patsy Kelly, Jack Haley, The Yacht Club Boys

Votes: 518

35. Rose Bowl (1936)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.4
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Paddy O'Riley and Ossie Merrill, Bellport high school football heroes, enroll in distant colleges; Paddy at a small school in the East, where he is barely a substitute, and Ossie at a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Eleanore Whitney, Tom Brown, Buster Crabbe, William Frawley

Votes: 9

36. Two Minutes to Play (1936)

Passed | 74 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Martin Granville Jr. (Bruce Bennett), a star track-and-field athlete, has intentions of going to Claxton College, but changes his mind when he meets Pat Meredith (Jeanne Martel), a co-ed at... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Edward J. Nugent, Jeanne Martel, Betty Compson

Votes: 11

37. The Football Toucher Downer (1937)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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Swee-Pea is reluctant to eat his spinach, so Popeye tells him about the football game when he was young (against Bluto, with Olive cheering and Wimpy keeping score) and also reluctant to eat his spinach.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 73

38. Life Begins in College (1937)

80 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Joan Davis

Votes: 31

39. Navy Blue and Gold (1937)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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Truck Cross, played by Jimmy Stewart, isn't an enlisted soldier. He is an enlisted man in the Navy and therefore a sailor. Otherwise, Harold Thornton's review is excellent.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Robert Young, James Stewart, Florence Rice, Billie Burke

Votes: 377

40. Over the Goal (1937)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

4.9
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Injured Carlton State quarterback Ken Thomas makes a promise to his girlfriend that he won't play again. Then, when she relents, crooks hoping to make money from the big game kidnap him.

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: June Travis, William Hopper, Johnnie Davis, Gordon Oliver

Votes: 81

41. Pigskin Champions (1937)

Approved | Short, Sport

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The Green Bay Packers teach football tips.

Director: Charles G. Clarke | Star: Pete Smith

42. The Pigskin Palooka (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Family, Short

7.6
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While Alfalfa was away at military school, his letters to his friends back home bragged about how he was a star football player. Now that he's back home, he has to prove it.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 84

43. Saturday's Heroes (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.8
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Director: Edward Killy | Stars: Van Heflin, Marian Marsh, Richard Lane, Alan Bruce

Votes: 106

44. Football Romeo (1938)

10 min | Family, Comedy, Short

6.9
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Darla pretends to like Butch, hoping to motivate Alfalfa into a better performance in the football game against Butch's team.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 30

45. Start Cheering (1938)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Film star Ted Crosley, fed up with movie life, quits pictures to enroll in Midland College, much to the horror of his manager Sam Lewis and his stooge-friend Willie Gumbatz. Ted wishes to ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Walter Connolly, Joan Perry, Charles Starrett

Votes: 124

46. Up the River (1938)

75 min | Comedy

6.6
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In this lampoon on prison movies, con men go to jail and become stars of the football team.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Preston Foster, Tony Martin, Phyllis Brooks, Slim Summerville

Votes: 11

47. $1000 a Touchdown (1939)

71 min | Comedy, Sport

6.0
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A show-biz couple inherit a college on the brink of bankruptcy. In a bid to increase funding they attempt to build up the college football team by offering $1,000 for every touchdown scored.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Martha Raye, Eric Blore, Susan Hayward

Votes: 38

48. The Cowboy Quarterback (1939)

Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

4.9
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Football scout for the Chicago Packers Rusty Walker signs Harry Lynn, a legendary broken-field runner. Harry won't leave his home town without his girlfriend Maizie Williams. He gets ... See full summary »

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Marie Wilson, Gloria Dickson, William Demarest

Votes: 89

49. Knute Rockne All American (1940)

Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, William K. Howard | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,469

50. The Quarterback (1940)

74 min | Comedy

8.2
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A comedy featuring Morris in a dual role as a dumb twin and a star football player, and a smart twin studying to become a college professor. They both are smitten with Kay Merrill as well. Of course, gamblers are also involved.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Wayne Morris, Virginia Dale, Lillian Cornell, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 8

51. Too Many Girls (1940)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.2
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Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards. The college is in financial trouble and her ... See full summary »

Director: George Abbott | Stars: Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller, Eddie Bracken

Votes: 603

52. Harmon of Michigan (1941)

Passed | 65 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.9
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Tom Harmon (ol' # 98 for the Michigan Wolverines, husband of actress Elyse Knox and father of Mark Harmon and Kelly Harmon)took a back seat to no one on the football field (except the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Tom Harmon, Anita Louise, Forest Evashevski, Oscar O'Shea

Votes: 38

53. The Iron Major (1943)

Approved | 85 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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Coach Frank Cavanaugh returns to college football after World War I, then gradually goes blind.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Ruth Warrick, Leon Ames

Votes: 166

54. How to Play Football (1944)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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It's Taxidermy Tech vs. Anthropology A&M for this introduction to college football (first piece of special equipment needed: a campus covered in ivy). Among the names borrowed for players: ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 570

55. Football Fanfare (1946)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Released in conjunction with the start of the 1946 football season, the short highlights various games from the 1945 season, and then takes a brief glimpse at some of the outstanding ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Hurley | Stars: Ed Herlihy, Sammy Baugh, Colonel Earl 'Red' Blaik, Felix Blanchard

56. Good News (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Patricia Marshall, Joan McCracken

Votes: 2,062

57. Easy Living (1949)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Sport

6.5
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Pete Wilson is on top. He is the highest paid professional football player in the league. He has seen other players come and go, but he was MVP last year and the future looks rosy. His wife... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Victor Mature, Lizabeth Scott, Lucille Ball, Sonny Tufts

Votes: 508

58. Father Was a Fullback (1949)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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Football coach George Cooper has as many problems managing his football team as he has at home dealing with his daughters, Ellen and Connie.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Maureen O'Hara, Betty Lynn, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 291

59. The Guy Who Came Back (1951)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Paul Douglas, Joan Bennett, Linda Darnell, Don DeFore

Votes: 22

60. Saturday's Hero (1951)

111 min | Drama, Sport

6.6
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A star high school football player goes through the ups and downs of 'big-time' college athletics in the 1950's.

Director: David Miller | Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed, Sidney Blackmer, Alexander Knox

Votes: 133

61. That's My Boy (1951)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

6.3
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The greatest player in Ridgefield College history uses his influence and reputation to get his only son, a sickly, uncoordinated nerd, on the college football team with comic results.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Ruth Hussey, Eddie Mayehoff

Votes: 690

62. Bonzo Goes to College (1952)

80 min | Comedy

5.0
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The educated chimp moves in with a college football coach's family.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Edmund Gwenn, Charles Drake, Gigi Perreau

Votes: 114

63. Francis Goes to West Point (1952)

81 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Francis the talking mule gets his owner in and out of trouble while he is taking basic training at West Point.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Lori Nelson, Alice Kelley, Gregg Palmer

Votes: 327

64. Hold That Line (1952)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

6.8
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In a precursor to Trading Places (1983), the Bowery Boys are enrolled in a fancy college by a pair of rich snobs who think they can turn the Boys into classy guys. Sach becomes a football ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, John Bromfield, Veda Ann Borg

Votes: 193

65. The Rose Bowl Story (1952)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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The newly crowned Rose Bowl Princess and a tough but tender football player find the California Rose Bowl is an area for their budding romance.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Vera Miles, Richard Rober, Natalie Wood

Votes: 32

66. All American (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.1
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Nick Bonelli, quarterback for Mid-State, proves himself an All American in the championship, but his parents die in an auto accident coming to the game. Nick decides to transfer to Sheridan... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Tony Curtis, Lori Nelson, Richard Long, Mamie Van Doren

Votes: 144

67. Crazylegs (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.0
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The story of the life and career of football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (who plays himself).

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, Lloyd Nolan, Joan Vohs, James Millican

Votes: 38

68. Football Now and Then (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.1
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An old man and his grandson watch a football game between a modern team and a team of old-timers.

Director: Jack Kinney | Star: Dennis Day

Votes: 152

69. Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,272

70. Paper Lion (1968)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Sport

6.3
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Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article.

Director: Alex March | Stars: Alan Alda, Lauren Hutton, Joe Schmidt, Alex Karras

Votes: 799

No football movies made from 1953 to 1968? What gives?

71. Number One (1969)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Sport

5.5
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The story of Cat Catlan (Heston), a washed up quarterback who turns to drink and women to solve his problems. But he soon discovers that his problems are just beginning.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jessica Walter, Bruce Dern, John Randolph

Votes: 303

72. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)

G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey

Votes: 6,232

73. Legend in Granite (1973 TV Movie)

48 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Follows Vince Lombardi's football career from one of Fordham University's legendary "Seven Blocks of Granite" to one of American football's greatest professional coaches.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Colleen Dewhurst, James Olson, John Calvin

Votes: 44

74. The Longest Yard (1974)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Votes: 14,130

75. Gus (1976)

G | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

5.9
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The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move... See full summary »

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Edward Asner, Don Knotts, Gary Grimes, Tim Conway

Votes: 1,238

76. Two-Minute Warning (1976)

R | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam, Beau Bridges

Votes: 2,698

77. Black Sunday (1977)

R | 143 min | Action, Thriller

6.8
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Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver

Votes: 5,637 | Gross: $15.77M

78. Semi-Tough (1977)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.9
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A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston

Votes: 2,063 | Gross: $37.19M

79. Something for Joey (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey, who has leukemia. John and Joey's bond is a strong ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Geraldine Page, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Marc Singer, Jeff Lynas

Votes: 432

80. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (1979 TV Movie)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

4.3
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A newspaper editor decides to send his girlfriend, who is also a reporter on the paper, undercover to try out for the cheerleading team for the Dallas Cowboys in order to do an "insider's" story.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Jane Seymour, Laraine Stephens, Bert Convy, Bucky Dent

Votes: 175

Anyone know how to find this one?

81. North Dallas Forty (1979)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.0
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A semi-fictional account of life as a professional (American-style) football player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Mac Davis, Dayle Haddon

Votes: 3,968 | Gross: $26.08M

82. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders II (1980 TV Movie)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

4.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Laraine Stephens, Julie Hill, Roxanne Gregory, Candy Ann Brown

Votes: 42

83. Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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Football jock Rocky Bleier (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 returns ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Robert Urich, Bonnie Bedelia, Richard Herd, Howard Cosell

Votes: 118

84. Heartbreak High (1981)

R | 91 min | Comedy

3.5
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Two long-time rival high school football coaches lead their respective teams into battle for the city football championship. However, before the opening kickoff, various students from each ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: John Vernon, Norman Fell, Robert Forster, Thom Haverstock

Votes: 70

85. The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid (1981 TV Movie)

Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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This movie is based on a Coca-Cola commercial staring "Mean" Joe Greene

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Jim Brinson, Lonny Chapman, Hugh Gorrian, Douglas Gowland

Votes: 36

86. All the Right Moves (1983)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.9
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62 Metascore

A high school football player desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.

Director: Michael Chapman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 13,274 | Gross: $17.23M

87. Quarterback Princess (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Sport

6.3
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The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Black | Stars: Don Murray, Barbara Babcock, Dana Elcar, John Stockwell

Votes: 820

88. The Bear (1984)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.1
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Biopic about the great college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the University of Alabama.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Gary Busey, Cynthia Leake, Carmen Thomas, Cary Guffey

Votes: 255 | Gross: $2.69M

89. The Best of Times (1986)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.0
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A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Robin Williams, Kurt Russell, Pamela Reed, Holly Palance

Votes: 5,581 | Gross: $7.79M

90. Lombardi: I Am Not a Legend (1986)

90 min

3.6
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The life of the legendary football coach Vince Lombardi covers his years from high school to the NFL.

Director: Larry Shurr | Stars: Robert Knuckle, Dan Penrose

Votes: 7

91. Lucas (1986)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Thorne-Smith

Votes: 12,442 | Gross: $8.20M

92. Wildcats (1986)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Sport

5.9
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A rookie high school football coach has a harder time than she expected trying to whip her tough inner city team into shape.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Swoosie Kurtz, Robyn Lively, Brandy Gold

Votes: 10,328 | Gross: $26.29M

93. Everybody's All-American (1988)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.2
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A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman

Votes: 2,573 | Gross: $12.64M

94. Johnny Be Good (1988)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

4.5
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It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent ... See full summary »

Director: Bud S. Smith | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Gleason, Uma Thurman

Votes: 5,065 | Gross: $17.55M

95. The Program (1993)

R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.4
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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.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer

Votes: 7,960 | Gross: $23.00M

96. Rudy (1993)

PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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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.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Greta Lind

Votes: 46,255 | Gross: $22.75M

97. Little Giants (1994)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.3
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Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa

Votes: 21,304 | Gross: $19.29M

98. Jerry Maguire (1996)

R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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77 Metascore

When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston

Votes: 206,256 | Gross: $153.95M

99. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Angels in the Endzone (1997)

Unrated | 88 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

4.7
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The football team Jesse is on is terrible; after the death of his father Jesse quits the team. Then angels come to help the team get better and nobody can see them but Jesse's little ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Nadeau | Stars: Paul Dooley, Matthew Lawrence, David Gallagher, Jack Coleman

Votes: 838

100. Fever Pitch (1997)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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55 Metascore

A sports fan's romantic courtship clashes with his obsession with his favorite football team.

Director: David Evans | Stars: Colin Firth, Ruth Gemmell, Luke Aikman, Bea Guard

Votes: 8,938 | Gross: $0.01M