There are some movies you’ve seen over and over again. It doesn’t matter who you are, or what kind of movies you like, everyone has at least one movie that will never get old. If you like football, one of these might be that movie for you. And even if your favorite movie isn’t on this list, you should definitely take the time to see all of these at least once. Actually, you should take the time to see all of these movies even if you don’t like football.
Friday Night Lights
It seems like people overlook this movie because when you think of Friday Night Lights, you think of the TV show (which, admittedly, was better). But the movie came first, and it was great. Connie Britton was in it, in the same role she had on the TV show, and so was Tim McGraw. PS – look foranother Friday Night Lights movie, this one a continuation from the series. Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!
This is such a great movie, mostly because romcoms were never better than during the 90s. Sure the movie is technically about football, but the most memorable part is Ali Larter’s whipped cream bikini. FYI – making a bikini out of whipped cream doesn’t usually work. I dare you to try it.
If you haven’t seen this movie (or if you haven’t seen it at least 3 or 4 times) you should. Even if you do it just to find out where those famous movie quotes “You had me at hello” and “Show me the money” came from.
Remember the Titans
There is nothing bad to say about this movie, and it is a MUST-SEE. There is enough singing in this movie to almost make it a musical. OK, not really, but the singing is the best part. And if you’re a Ryan Gosling fan you should probably watch this again to catch his gem of a performance.
The Blind Side
If you don’t love this movie you have a heart of stone. And if you don’t love Michael Oher after watching this movie, then you must be a Steelers fan. As a Ravens fan I appreciate the publicity this movie gave our team, and I am a big Michael Oher fan – even if he does have a habit of false starts. Seriously though, why is Tim McGraw in SO MANY football movies? His dad was a baseball player!
We Are Marshall
I try not to watch movies that I know will make me cry (and usually I fail miserably), but this one is too good not to watch. This is one of Matthew McConaughey’s more serious performances, and although I don’t think you’ll see him with his shirt off, it’s very, very good. I will warn you though, you’re probably going to cry.
It seems like most of the really good football movies are based on true stories, and this is no exception. It tells the story of Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman trophy. Davis, unfortunately, never played in the NFL because he was diagnosed with leukemia before he graduated. Definitely another tear-jerker.
Another true story, another sad story, and another movie that you should see if you haven’t. I’m not going to lie, I’ve only seen the remake, but I hear the original is better. At least that’s what my dad said when he tried to get me to watch it.
The Game Plan
Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock definitely sells it as a self-centered quarterback jerk. Even though this is a cheesy kids movie, it’s actually pretty good. Although this is coming from someone who owns every Disney princess movie ever made.
DEVON. SAWA. That should be enough, but it’s also a pretty good movie about underdogs winning. And about girls being as good as (or better than) boys. And the best part, obviously, Devon Sawa.