While it’s been a while since people have seen an actual football game live, there are definitely a few football movies that can still give the audience the feels of a football game.
What’s good about football is that the game is not just about the football itself but a lot of other things as well. Football movies usually follow a more emotional approach in order to get the audience invested in the game. These sports movies come along with a very investing storyline that gets viewers hooked on not just the game itself but also what happens within the movie.
Like any other movie, sports movies are known for not only how they portray football in general but also how they portray the lives of the characters involved in the football game. When it comes to sports movies, however, the audience should expect either half or a little more than half of the “movie” part than the football part.
Here are the top football movies to watch
- Gridiron Gang
This is one of the grittiest movies on the list that focuses on more than just football but also what sports can do for youth that might be a little more on the “making bad decisions” side. This movie focuses on a coach that decides to form a football team in order to help troubled youth deal with their aggression.
- The Longest Yard
This is one of the best feel-good football movies out there starring Adam Sandler showing a failed football celebrity turned con. Surprisingly, the star gets to play football and form a team of convicts all fighting for different reasons. Of course, this is a redo of one of the most classic football movies ever and both movies are great.
- Remember the Titans
This movie follows a certain man responsible for integrating both black and whit football players in high school at a certain newly integrated Virginia high school. The coach then teaches the players invaluable life lessons along the way.
This movie takes the audience back to 1925 when this burgeoning sport that was first inspired by rugby made its way to the country. John Krasinski, George Clooney, and even Renee Zellweger all starred in this romantic company following the American sport. Another one of the best feel-good sports movies.
- The Waterboy
Another one of SNL’s Adam Sandler football movies follows a young water boy making his way to become a star linebacker. This comedic but also touchy movie was once a big hit at the time not just for its comedy but how it made football a bit more fun.
- Little Giants
What happens when a long ongoing sibling rivalry hits the field? Here’s how two teams show the intelligence of football in such a fun way. This is one of the best family sports movies that is meant to be enjoyed by an audience of all ages.