The Best Football Movies of All Time (part 1)

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Whether you will watch the Super Bowl this weekend or not, you should engage with some football talk this season. If you don’t like watching the game, but want to have feel-good cinematic experiences, please check out these best football movies in honor of the Super Bowl Sunday. They may be a good choice if you can’t decide what to watch when the game is on.

Remember The Titans

In the 1970s, when the football team of a small town of Virginia, which celebrates football as a holy day, is forced to be integrated, everyone is left reeling. The film Remember The Titans follows the true story of a didactic African-American coach who was struggling to build a stronger community via the lifeblood of the town: football.

Brian’s Song

This movie is based on the real-life friendship between Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers, who are both Chicago Bears players. This tear-jerker follows the unlikely duo when their friendship has developed since Piccolo was diagnosed with terminal cancer after becoming pro.

Leatherheads

Both romantic comedy and raucous sports feel-good, this movie (starring Hollywood staples George Clooney, John Krasinski, and Renée Zellweger) tells the story of a 1920’s football captain (by Clooney) questing to make the sport more watchable and exciting. He engages the celebrated war hero (by Krasinksi) to help in bringing more attention to the sport, then both these two men vie for the romantic attention of a newswoman (by Zellweger).

The Blind Side

The Blind Side is both an Oscar winner, an absolute tear-jerker, and a true story. It chronicles the hard-pressed journey into football celebrity of a destitute young man with the aid of a strong and tender woman.

The Longest Yard

Among the ridiculous roles of Adam Sandler, The Longest Yard is one of his most coherent. Starring as an incarcerated and dethroned football star, Adam Sandler is enlisted to spearhead the football league of the prison and coordinate a win with an ex-NFL coach (Burt Reynolds) against corrupt prison guards.