50 American Football Films, Docs, & TV Shows....

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1.
Knute Rockne All American (1940)
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The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne. (98 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
2.
Johnny Be Good (1988)
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It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect... (91 mins.)
Director: Bud Smith
 
3.
Uppercut (1978)
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The "Bulldozer", a former football star, is now working as a fisherman. As a group of street-people... (110 mins.)
Director: Michele Lupo
 
4.
North Dallas Forty (1979)
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A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s. (119 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
5.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them. (162 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
6.
The Long Gray Line (1955)
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The life story of a salt-of-the-earth Irish immigrant, who becomes an Army Noncommissioned Officer and... (138 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
7.
The Last Game (2002 Documentary)
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Tagline: There may be thousands of high school football teams in America, but the story of CB West is one in a million... (88 mins.)
 
8.
Underdogs (2013)
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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. (102 mins.)
Director: Doug Dearth
 
9.
Friday Night Lights (2004)
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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. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
10.
Friday Night Lights (2006 TV Series)
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The trials and tribulations of small town Texas football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff. (44 mins.)
 
11.
The Longest Yard (1974)
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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. (121 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
12.
The Replacements (2000)
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During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players. (118 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
 
13.
Wildcats (1986)
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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. (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
14.
The Longest Yard (2005)
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Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards. (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
 
15.
NFL Films Presents (1967 TV Series)
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16.
A Football Life (2011 TV Series)
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Profiles the most important and influential figures in the history of the National Football League.
 
17.
Varsity Blues (1999)
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A back-up quarterback is chosen to lead a Texas football team to victory after the star quarterback is injured. (106 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
 
18.
NFL Monday Night Football (1970 TV Series)
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Coverage of professional football featuring teams from the National Football League airing on Monday nights during the NFL's regular season.
 
19.
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
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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. (115 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
20.
Gridiron Gang (2006)
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Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together. (125 mins.)
Director: Phil Joanou
 
21.
Super Bowl (1976 Documentary)
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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. (47 mins.)
 
22.
Gridiron Gang (1992 Documentary)
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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%.
Director: Lee Stanley
 
23.
Invincible (2006)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Ericson Core
 
24.
Hard Knocks (2001 TV Series)
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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. (55 mins.)
 
25.
We Are Marshall (2006)
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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. (131 mins.)
Director: McG
 
26.
Remember the Titans (2000)
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The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. (113 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
 
27.
The Program (1993)
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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. (112 mins.)
Director: David S. Ward
 
28.
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995 TV Series)
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A Philadelphia garbageman who develops his leg muscles from kicking the hydraulic lever on his truck... (120 mins.)
 
29.
The Express (2008)
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A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. (130 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
30.
Blue Mountain State (2010 TV Series)
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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. (22 mins.)
 
31.
The Blind Side (2009)
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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. (129 mins.)
 
32.
Rudy (1993)
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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. (114 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
 
33.
The Junction Boys (2002 TV Movie)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Mike Robe
 
34.
Everybody's All-American (1988)
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A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over. (127 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
35.
Facing the Giants (2006)
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A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results. (111 mins.)
Director: Alex Kendrick
 
36.
Horse Feathers (1932)
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Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin University. (68 mins.)
Director: Norman McLeod
 
37.
Little Giants (1994)
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Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother. (107 mins.)
Director: Duwayne Dunham
 
38.
Necessary Roughness (1991)
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Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body... (108 mins.)
Director: Stan Dragoti
 
39.
Hometown Legend (2002)
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A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach. (120 mins.)
Director: James Anderson
 
40.
Leatherheads (2008)
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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. (114 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
 
41.
Possums (1998)
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Will Clark loves his job as radio announcer for the local high school football team, the Nowata Possums... (97 mins.)
Director: J. Max Burnett
 
42.
Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (1980 TV Movie)
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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... (95 mins.)
 
43.
Quarterback Princess (1983 TV Movie)
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The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team... (96 mins.)
Director: Noel Black
 
44.
The Best of Times (1986)
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A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game. (104 mins.)
 
45.
Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
46.
The Game Plan (2007)
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An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. (110 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
 
47.
Paper Lion (1968)
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Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article. (107 mins.)
Director: Alex March
 
48.
All the Right Moves (1983)
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A high school football player desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Chapman
 
49.
They Call Me Sirr (2001 TV Movie)
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Sirr Parker, raised in tough South Central Los Angeles, was abandoned by his junkie mother and raised...
Director: Robert Munic
 
50.
Second String (2002 TV Movie)
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American football coach Chuck Dichter has worked wonders with the Buffalo Bills, and is even confident to crown his career with a Super Bowl victory... (100 mins.)