MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 639 this week

The Beautiful Game (2012)

8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 41 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

A character-based feature documentary that portrays the transcendent power of soccer in modern Africa - a game that is helping to change the lives of individuals and communities across the ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 387 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 264 titles
created 16 May 2012
 
a list of 7 titles
created 29 Aug 2013
 
a list of 359 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 202 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Beautiful Game (2012)

The Beautiful Game (2012) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Beautiful Game.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The true story of five young British freestyle footballers' journey across the Americas to Argentina in the hope of meeting their hero, Diego Maradona.

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner
Stars: Sami Hall Bassam, Mikey Fisher, Jeremy Lynch
Favela Rising (2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man emerges from the slums of Rio to lead the nonviolent cultural movement known as Afro-reggae.

Directors: Matt Mochary, Jeff Zimbalist
Stars: Andre Luis Azevedo, Jose Junior, Michele Moraes
Documentary | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 2007 Queens Park Rangers, a small Football Club of West London, were bottom of England's Second League and 2 hours from bankruptcy. Just as the club faced liquidation, they were bought ... See full summary »

Director: Mat Hodgson
Stars: Alejandro Agag, Gareth Ainsworth, Amit Bhatia
Pelada (2010)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Away from the bright lights and manicured fields, there's another side of soccer. Two players, twenty-five countries, one game.

Directors: Luke Boughen, Rebekah Fergusson, and 2 more credits »
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The rise and fall of the N.Y. Cosmos. The soccer team that brought Pele to America; against the backdrop of N.Y. City in the 70's.

Directors: Paul Crowder, John Dower
Stars: Pelé, Giorgio Chinaglia, Matt Dillon
Goal Keepers (2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

German coach Adrian Haasner travels to Israel to teach Jewish and Palestinian boys how to play soccer. The story reaches its climax at a big tournament in an Arab city with over a thousand ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Joecker
Stars: Ahmed Abu-Hussein, Emran Abu-Hussein, Majd Abu-Hussein
Documentary | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The career and death of notorious Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Director: David Keane
Stars: David Jeremiah, Mark Bowden, Morris Busby
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A documentary on the German national team's World Cup 2006 journey, all the way from boot camp in Sardinia to the 3rd-place play-off.

Director: Sönke Wortmann
Stars: Jürgen Klinsmann, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Lukas Podolski
Pele Forever (2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Documentary about Brazilian soccer genius, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka Pelé.

Director: Anibal Massaini Neto
Stars: Celeste Arantes, Assiria, Gordon Banks
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Disappointed with the failure of his country's football team on their 2002 World Cup campaign, a Dutch fan decides to organize a football match between the two lowest FIFA-ranking teams - ... See full summary »

Director: Johan Kramer
Stars: Matthijs de Jongh, Stephen Bennett, Dinesh Chhetri
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medelli­n Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The two were ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

He has achieved all you can in football: he led France when they became European and World Champions; he was at the helm when Barcelona topped the Champions League and won the UEFA Super ... See full summary »

Director: Verena Soltiz
Stars: Hans Backe, David Beckham, Patrice Evra
Edit

Storyline

A character-based feature documentary that portrays the transcendent power of soccer in modern Africa - a game that is helping to change the lives of individuals and communities across the continent. Players, fans, young, old, with or without a disability, male and female... millions of Africans' lives are wrapped up in the 'beautiful game'. Unlike anything else soccer brings fifty-four diverse countries into a common and passionate dialogue. And the results are tangible: when an African country does well at a competition, its national GDP rises, its exports go up, crime decreases, and political divides narrow. As Reverend Tutu shares in "The Beautiful Game": "soccer isn't like a religion in Africa. It is bigger than religion". The film interweaves a number of dynamic stories from six separate African countries: Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Ivory Coast. Together these stories reveal how soccer can be an effective social and developmental tool; and how a game can ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 June 2014 (Netherlands)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss The Beautiful Game (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page