Football (round ball) Movies

by zzzorf | created - 31 Dec 2016 | updated - 31 Dec 2016 | Public

This list contains movies which are all about the sport of Football, well at least those of the Round Ball type anyway (i.e. Soccer of course)

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1. The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939)

85 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

During a charity soccer match between top professional side Arsenal and touring amateur side Trojans, the Trojan's new star player collapses. When he dies, Inspector Slade of Scotland Yard ... See full summary »

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Leslie Banks, Greta Gynt, Ian McLean, Liane Linden

Votes: 417

2. The Winning Goal (1920)

Action, Sport

A footballer is sold to a rival club and wins the match despite a broken arm.

Director: G.B. Samuelson | Stars: Harold Walden, Maudie Dunham, Tom Reynolds, Haidee Wright

3. The Great Game (1930)

79 min | Comedy, Sport

Dicky Brown is a young, aspiring footballer who plays for a struggling side, the fictional Manningford F.C., a team in the midst of a successful cup run. He manages to charm the daughter of... See full summary »

Director: Jack Raymond | Stars: John Batten, Renee Clama, Jack Cock, Randle Ayrton

Votes: 14

4. Sportszerelem (1938)

64 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

A toothpick manufacturer is so sports-minded that only athletes can work for him. The fate of many jobs and the outcome of various romances all depend on whether or not the home-team wins the big soccer game.

Directors: Zoltán Farkas, László Kardos | Stars: Géza Boross, Ibolya Kondor, Kálmán Latabár, Alice Rajna

Votes: 10

6. O Leão da Estrela (1947)

121 min | Comedy, Romance

Anastácio lives in Lisbon and is fanatic for Sporting, one of the city's football teams. When the team travels to face Porto, he follows it with the family, staying in house of his friend, Mr. Barata, pretending to be rich.

Director: Arthur Duarte | Stars: António Silva, Milú, Maria Eugénia, Erico Braga

Votes: 902

7. The Great Game (1953)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

The wealthy chairman of First Division Football Club, Burnville United, makes an unethical approach to a star player of another club, and the ensuing scandal costs him his job.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: James Hayter, Thora Hird, Diana Dors, Sheila Shand Gibbs

Votes: 67

8. Két félidö a pokolban (1961)

140 min | Drama, Sport, War

On Hitler's birthday, the Germans decide to organize a soccer match between prisoners of war and Germans. They assign the task of organizing the team to a well known Olympics football ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltán Fábri | Stars: Imre Sinkovits, Dezsö Garas, József Szendrõ, István Velenczei

Votes: 772

9. Dhanyee Meye (1971)

137 min | Comedy

The pride and honour of two clubs are at stake on a coveted shield final. As the characters associated with them search for glory with football, what ensues can only be described as a laugh riot.

Director: Arabinda Mukhopadhyay | Stars: Uttam Kumar, Sabitri Chatterjee, Partho Mukerjee, Jaya Bhaduri

Votes: 208

11. Yesterday's Hero (1979)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Music

A has-been, alcoholic former soccer star determines to make a comeback. He gets help from his former girlfriend, now a rock star, and her partner.

Director: Neil Leifer | Stars: Suzanne Somers, Ian McShane, Adam Faith, Paul Nicholas

Votes: 109

12. Coup de tête (1979)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

The miserable football player becomes a town hero after bringing victory in extremely important game. He uses his fame for revenge to the team star for the previous mockeries.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, France Dougnac, Dorothée Jemma, Maurice Barrier

Votes: 1,400

13. El chanfle (1979)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The life of an untalented, but extremely kind waterboy who works for a Mexican soccer team, and how his life unexpectedly changed, when his wife fell pregnant.

Director: Enrique Segoviano | Stars: Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Florinda Meza, Ramón Valdés, Carlos Villagrán

Votes: 451

14. Victory (1981)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Sport, War

57 Metascore

As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Bobby Moore

Votes: 24,326 | Gross: $10.85M

15. Gregory's Girl (1980)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Clare Grogan

Votes: 6,690

16. Those Glory Glory Days (1983 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama

Girls growing up in 1960-61 London develop a passion for the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the first British team in the 20th century to win the English league and FA Cup "double". ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Zoë Nathenson, Sara Sugarman, Cathy Murphy, Liz Campion

Votes: 229 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Pilkarski poker (1989)

99 min | Comedy, Action, Drama

Chairmen of several football clubs start a co-operative. Now, thanks to corrupt referees, they are to decide the outcomes of matches.

Director: Janusz Zaorski | Stars: Janusz Gajos, Malgorzata Pieczynska, Marian Opania, Mariusz Dmochowski

Votes: 508

18. Ultrà (1991)

95 min | Drama, Sport

The "Brigatte Veneno" is a fan group from the soccer club "AS Roma". The next match is against "Juventus Turin", the classic prestige duel. Principe, the former leader of the group, has ... See full summary »

Director: Ricky Tognazzi | Stars: Claudio Amendola, Ricky Memphis, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Giuppy Izzo

Votes: 708

19. Gmar Gavi'a (1991)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, War

An Israeli soldier is taken hostage by a small PLO squad in lebanon. The soldier planned to go on vacation and to fly to the world final soccer cup (mondial), he and his capturers share the... See full summary »

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Moshe Ivgy, Mohammad Bakri, Salim Dau, Bassam Zo'amat

Votes: 173

20. Ladybugs (1992)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Jackée Harry, Jonathan Brandis, Ilene Graff

Votes: 7,897 | Gross: $14.80M

21. The Big Green (1995)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

A teacher on exchange from England is placed in an underachieving Texan school, where she coaches the children in soccer, improving their self esteem and leading to unexpected success.

Director: Holly Goldberg Sloan | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo, Jay O. Sanders, John Terry

Votes: 8,070 | Gross: $17.73M

22. The Final Goal (1995)

R | 85 min | Action, Thriller

One man buys the future, another stands between the posts to preserve it, in this brutal showdown on the soccer field to win the World Cup. His goal was to win the World Cup at any price.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Erik Estrada, Steven Nijjar, Vaitiare Hirshon, Dean Butler

Votes: 104

23. I.D. (1995)

107 min | Crime, Drama

Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to root-out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between 'job' and 'yob' becomes more unclear as time... See full summary »

Director: Phil Davis | Stars: Reece Dinsdale, Richard Graham, Perry Fenwick, Philip Glenister

Votes: 5,485

24. Fever Pitch (1997)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 9,249 | Gross: $0.01M

25. When Saturday Comes (1996)

98 min | Drama, Sport

Jimmy Muir is a hard-drinking brewery worker in the city of Sheffield, with an arrogant lack of respect for authority. His entire life has been orientated by football and he possesses the ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Giese | Stars: Sean Bean, Emily Lloyd, Pete Postlethwaite, Craig Kelly

Votes: 2,028

26. Soccer Dog: The Movie (1999)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

A heart-warming comedy about the friendship between the new kid in town and a soccer-playing dog on the lam from the dog-catcher. It's up to these two underdogs to win the PeeWee Soccer League championship game.

Director: Tony Giglio | Stars: James Marshall, Olivia d'Abo, Jeremy Foley, Sam McMurray

Votes: 1,507

27. Home Team (1998)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

Performing community service for a children's home is Henry's punishment for his gambling addiction. Henry is given the chance to use his past soccer career to right the wrongs by helping ... See full summary »

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Sophie Lorain, Ryan Slater, Michel Perron

Votes: 298

28. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Switching Goals (1999)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Girly girl Emma and tomboy Sam are 13-year-old teenagers, who are identical, personality-opposite twins, join a soccer team so they might switch places.

Director: David Steinberg | Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Kathryn Greenwood, Joe Grifasi

Votes: 2,696

29. Air Bud 3 (2000 Video)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A boy and his dog take on the world of soccer.

Director: Bill Bannerman | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Dale Midkiff, David Glyn-Jones, Caitlin Wachs

Votes: 2,340

30. There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend who he doesn't like. However,... See full summary »

Director: John Hay | Stars: Lewis McKenzie, Jane Lapotaire, Gina McKee, Ben Miller

Votes: 3,327

31. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

68 Metascore

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 66,397 | Gross: $0.49M

32. A Shot at Glory (2000)

R | 114 min | Drama, Sport

66 Metascore

Gordon McLeod is the manager of a second tier Scottish football team. Faced with pressure from his American owner, he is forced to bring on a marquee player to improve the fortunes of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Andy Gray, Finlay MacDonald

Votes: 1,987

33. Mean Machine (2001)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

A soccer star jailed for assault leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards.

Director: Barry Skolnick | Stars: Vinnie Jones, David Kelly, David Hemmings, Ralph Brown

Votes: 32,655 | Gross: $0.09M

34. Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Sport

The manager of England's national football unexpectedly succumbs to a heart attack, and suddenly the search is on for a replacement. Most people who seem qualified for the position have the... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Redman, Bradley Walsh, Philip Jackson

Votes: 4,973

35. The Game of Their Lives (2005)

PG | 101 min | Drama, History, Sport

47 Metascore

Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 U.S. soccer team, who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no U.S. team has ever won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions and passions which shaped the lives of the players who made up this team of underdogs.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Wes Bentley, Gerard Butler, Gavin Rossdale, Jay Rodan

Votes: 2,899 | Gross: $0.38M

36. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Votes: 97,660 | Gross: $32.54M

37. Das Wunder von Bern (2003)

118 min | Drama, Sport

A young boy from a working class family in post-war Germany struggles with his estranged father returning from war captivity, while a friend of his plays for the German National Soccer Team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Louis Klamroth, Peter Lohmeyer, Johanna Gastdorf, Lucas Gregorowicz

Votes: 6,100

38. United (2003)

85 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Kåre and Anna live in a little town on the west coast of Norway, they have been together since their childhood. As long as they have had hot feelings for each other they also have had hot ... See full summary »

Director: Magnus Martens | Stars: Håvard Lilleheie, Berte Rommetveit, Vegar Hoel, Sondre Sørheim

Votes: 1,101

39. Just for Kicks (2003)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Twins have their Mom as a bad Soccer coach. They get a mystery man from the neighborhood, who was soccer star, to be their coach instead.

Director: Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr. | Stars: Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Tom Arnold, Lori Sebourn

Votes: 1,181

40. Soccer Dog: European Cup (2004)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

HE'S GOT THE WORLD BY THE TAIL. Imagine a mutt who can outplay Beckham on the field while turning ateam of laughable misfits into a lean mean fighting machine. This pooch has got the international soccer scene by the tail.

Director: Sandy Tung | Stars: Nick Moran, Jake Thomas, Lori Heuring, Scott Cleverdon

Votes: 480

41. Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

53 Metascore

The extremely talented Santiago Munez is given a chance at professional football, after being spotted by a scout who has ties with Newcastle United.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Leonardo Guerra

Votes: 56,182 | Gross: $4.28M

42. Green Street Hooligans (2005)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

55 Metascore

A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.

Director: Lexi Alexander | Stars: Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Marc Warren

Votes: 131,285 | Gross: $0.34M

43. Kicking & Screaming (2005)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

45 Metascore

Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father's competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids' soccer team, and soon finds that he's also taking on his father's dysfunctional way of relating.

Director: Jesse Dylan | Stars: Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Josh Hutcherson, Mike Ditka

Votes: 33,279 | Gross: $52.58M

44. Joyeux Noel (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

70 Metascore

In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 24,785 | Gross: $1.05M

45. Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Sport

When Newcastle United soccer star Santiago Munez is offered a spot with Real Madrid, he accepts, but the move - accompanied by big money and fame - tests his ties and loyalties to family, friends and business acquaintances.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 29,078

46. Offside (III) (2006)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

British soccer champion arrives to Swedish sleepy town to save their soccer team.

Director: Mårten Klingberg | Stars: Jonas Karlsson, Brendan Coyle, Anja Lundqvist, Torkel Petersson

Votes: 1,923

47. Offside (I) (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

85 Metascore

Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi, Golnaz Farmani

Votes: 6,651 | Gross: $0.18M

48. She's the Man (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

45 Metascore

When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum, Vinnie Jones

Votes: 133,093 | Gross: $2.34M

49. Gracie (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

52 Metascore

A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Carly Schroeder, Andrew Shue, Elisabeth Shue, Jesse Lee Soffer

Votes: 3,822 | Gross: $2.96M

50. Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007)

167 min | Drama, Sport

4.9