Top 50 Football Movies

Top 50 American Football Movies raked from highest IMDB ratings to lowest IMDB rankings. :D
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1.
Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying. (73 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
 
2.
Horse Feathers (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
3.
Remember the Titans (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
“ 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.) ” - ann-ton24
 
4.
The Blind Side (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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.)
 
5.
Rudy (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ 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.) ” - ann-ton24
 
6.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
7.
Friday Night Lights (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
“ 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. ” - ann-ton24
 
8.
The Express (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
9.
The Longest Yard (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
 
10.
Invincible (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
“ 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. ” - ann-ton24
 
11.
We Are Marshall (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
“ 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.) ” - ann-ton24
 
12.
Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
 
13.
North Dallas Forty (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
14.
Gridiron Gang (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together. (125 mins.)
Director: Phil Joanou
 
15.
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire. (101 mins.)
 
16.
Radio (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Tollin
 
17.
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder... (105 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
18.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
 
19.
Brian's Song (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease. (88 mins.)
Director: John Gray
 
20.
Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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.)
“ 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 to the States told he will never walk again. However, after a lengthy, grueling rehabilitation (and several slow motion sequences to thumping soundtrack music) Bleier ultimately walks again. ” - ann-ton24
 
21.
Knute Rockne All American (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne. (98 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
22.
Monday Night Mayhem (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
How ABC's Monday Night Football, a live broadcast of the National Football League, came to be. (98 mins.)
 
23.
Lucas (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: David Seltzer
 
24.
Trouble Along the Way (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds... (110 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
25.
The Junction Boys (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
 
26.
The Replacements (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players. (118 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
“ During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players. (118 mins.) ” - ann-ton24
 
27.
Facing the Giants (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
“ A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results. ” - ann-ton24
 
28.
Paper Lion (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article. (107 mins.)
Director: Alex March
 
29.
The Longest Yard (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards. (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
 
30.
The Program (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
 
31.
Varsity Blues (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
“ In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team... (106 mins.) ” - ann-ton24
 
32.
Code Breakers (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In 1951, a cheating scandal rocks West Point academy, as 83 cadets -- including the son of the school's football coach (Glenn) -- are implicated and ultimately dismissed. (88 mins.)
Director: Rod Holcomb
 
33.
Everybody's All-American (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over. (127 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
34.
The Game Plan (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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
 
35.
Two for the Money (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After suffering a career-ending knee injury, a former college football star aligns himself with one of the most renowned touts in the sports-gambling business. (122 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
“ After suffering a career-ending injury, a former college football star aligns himself with one of the most renowned touts in the sports-gambling business. ” - ann-ton24
 
36.
Windrunner (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young man in high school moves with his mother to a town in the U.S. Southwest where his father is serving time in a penitentiary... (98 mins.)
Director: William Clark
 
37.
Leatherheads (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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
 
38.
Little Giants (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
 
39.
Quarterback Princess (1983 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
“ 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 her next door neighbor against her, she's out to prove that not only can she can play football, but she can win the state championship. ” - ann-ton24
 
40.
The Waterboy (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
 
41.
All the Right Moves (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
 
42.
Necessary Roughness (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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
 
43.
Second String (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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.)
 
44.
The Best of Times (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game. (104 mins.)
 
45.
Wildcats (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
 
46.
Field of Vision (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A high-school football player must make a difficult decision regarding bullies. (83 mins.)
Director: Gregg Champion
 
47.
They Call Me Sirr (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Sirr Parker, raised in tough South Central Los Angeles, was abandoned by his junkie mother and raised...
Director: Robert Munic
 
48.
Hometown Legend (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
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
 
49.
Possums (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Will Clark loves his job as radio announcer for the local high school football team, the Nowata Possums... (97 mins.)
Director: J. Max Burnett
 
50.
The 5th Quarter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Driven by the tragic and fatal car crash that took the life of his fifteen year old brother Luke, and wearing Luke's number 5 jersey, Jon Abbate helps to lead the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to the most successful season in school history. (90 mins.)
Director: Rick Bieber