Favorite Fictional Movie or TV Football Teamby urbanemovies | created - 21 Jan 2016 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
American style football fans are unwavering in their support of their favorite professional, college, high school, Pop Warner or Pee Wee teams. Usually, there is a reason behind their loyalty to a particular team, be it geographical, a favored player or a team's style of play. Likewise, fictional movie and TV football teams earn similar fan praise with endearing characters and a compelling approach to the game.
Which fictional movie or television American football team* earns your support by being the type of team you would root for?
* football team must feature both a fictional team name and a fictional roster that never played together on the same team.
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1. The Replacements (2000)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Sport
During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.
Votes: 53,056 | Gross: $44.74M
2. 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.
Citrus State Prison Mean Machine
3. Family Guy (1998– )
TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.
London Silly Nannies
4. Coach (1989–1997)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sport
Hayden Fox is the head coach of a university football team, and eats, sleeps and lives football. His partner, however, does not share his passion for the sport, which frequently causes ... See full summary »
Minnesota State Screaming Eagles
5. 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.
Blue Mountain State Goats
6. The Longest Yard (2005)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport
Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.
Votes: 146,387 | Gross: $158.12M
Texas Federal Prison Mean Machine
7. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.
Votes: 82,268 | Gross: $27.09M
Ridgemont High School Wolves
8. 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: 51,321 | Gross: $90.65M
9. 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: 14,063 | Gross: $17.23M
Ampipe High School Bulldogs
10. Mean Machine (2001)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A soccer star jailed for assault leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards.
Votes: 32,547 | Gross: $0.09M
Longmarsh Prison Man Machine
11. Varsity Blues (1999)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A back-up quarterback is chosen to lead a Texas football team to victory after the star quarterback is injured.
Votes: 38,239 | Gross: $52.89M
West Canaan High School Coyotes
12. The Waterboy (1998)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport
A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.
Votes: 133,607 | Gross: $161.49M
South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs
13. Any Given Sunday (1999)
R | 162 min | Drama, Sport
A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.
Votes: 104,780 | Gross: $75.53M
14. 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: 29,468 | Gross: $31.20M
15. 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... See full summary »
Votes: 9,172 | Gross: $26.26M
Texas State Armadillos
16. 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: 8,218 | Gross: $23.00M
Eastern State University Timberwolves
17. 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: 4,113 | Gross: $26.08M
North Dallas Bulls
18. The Comebacks (2007)
PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Sport
A comedy that spoofs inspirational sports movies, this movie tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all by redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finding that there is indeed... See full summary »
Votes: 10,523 | Gross: $13.35M
Heartland State University Comebacks
19. Lucas (1986)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 13,065 | Gross: $8.20M
Park City High School Pirates
20. Semi-Tough (1977)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
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.
Votes: 2,236 | Gross: $37.19M
21. The Best of Times (1986)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.
Votes: 5,846 | Gross: $7.79M
Taft High School Rockets
22. Wildcats (1986)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Sport
A rookie high school football coach has a harder time than she expected trying to whip her tough inner city team into shape.
Votes: 10,750 | Gross: $26.29M
Central High School Wildcats
23. Little Giants (1994)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.
Votes: 22,485 | Gross: $19.29M
Urbania Pee-Wee Little Giants
24. Smallville (2001–2011)
TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.
Smallville High School Crows
25. South Park (1997– )
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
South Park Elementary School Cows
26. Gus (1976)
G | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
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 »
27. The Simpsons (1989– )
TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
28. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport
The trials and tribulations of small town Texas football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff.
Dillon High School Panthers
East Dillon High School Lions
* added 28 February 2016