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1. 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: 70,871 | Gross: $0.49M

2. 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: 100,966 | Gross: $32.54M

3. The Damned United (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

81 Metascore

The story of the controversial Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of the English football club Leeds United.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colm Meaney, Henry Goodman, David Roper, Jimmy Reddington

Votes: 39,108 | Gross: $0.45M

4. 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: 58,176 | Gross: $4.28M

5. 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: 2,988 | Gross: $0.38M

6. Victory (1981)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Sport, War

57 Metascore

As allied P.O.W.s 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: 25,888 | Gross: $10.85M

7. 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: 8,676 | Gross: $17.73M

8. Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Adventure, 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: 30,298

9. 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: 8,456 | Gross: $14.80M

10. 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: 34,593 | Gross: $52.58M

11. Mean Machine (2001)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

A football 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: 34,175 | Gross: $0.09M

12. The Football Factory (2004)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

An insight on the gritty life of a bored male, Chelsea football hooligan who lives for violence, sex, drugs & alcohol.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Danny Dyer, Frank Harper, Tamer Hassan, Roland Manookian

Votes: 27,531

13. Her Best Move (2007)

G | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.

Director: Norm Hunter | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Leah Pipes, Lisa Darr, Jhoanna Flores

Votes: 2,162

14. Looking for Eric (2009)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

66 Metascore

Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns

Votes: 15,222 | Gross: $0.06M

15. 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: 2,555

16. Playing for Keeps (2012)

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

27 Metascore

A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's football team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive football moms who pursue him at every turn.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid, Noah Lomax

Votes: 27,841 | Gross: $13.10M

17. 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: 9,638 | Gross: $0.01M

18. 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 his school's star soccer player, 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: 140,114 | Gross: $2.34M

19. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

Votes: 278,796 | Gross: $38.18M

20. 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: 136,213 | Gross: $0.34M

21. 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: 1,531

22. 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: 3,914 | Gross: $2.96M

23. Soccer Mom (I) (2008)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

A warm-hearted comedy about a compulsive soccer mom who masquerades as a famous Italian soccer star hired to coach her daughter's floundering soccer team, then struggles frantically to keep... See full summary »

Director: Gregory McClatchy | Stars: Missi Pyle, Emily Osment, Ellery Sprayberry, Dylan Sprayberry

Votes: 1,113

24. The Third Half (2012)

113 min | Drama, History, Romance

Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change.

Director: Darko Mitrevski | Stars: Katarina Ivanovska, Sasko Kocev, Richard Sammel, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 8,028

25. Will (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Family, Sport

An orphan journeys across Europe to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.

Director: Ellen Perry | Stars: Damian Lewis, Bob Hoskins, Rebekah Staton, Kieran Wallbanks

Votes: 3,036

26. Sixty Six (2006)

PG-13 | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

A boy's barmitzvah looks set to be a disaster when it coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final.

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Charlie Clark, Nick Shirm, Thomas Drewson, Gregg Sulkin

Votes: 2,505 | Gross: $0.22M

27. 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: 26,531 | Gross: $1.05M

28. 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: 240 | Gross: $0.00M

29. 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: 2,113

30. The Match (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Two Scottish pub football teams play each other in order to resolve a century-old grudge, with the prize for the winning team being the other team's pub.

Director: Mick Davis | Stars: Max Beesley, Isla Blair, James Cosmo, Laura Fraser

Votes: 1,238

31. The Cup (1999)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

70 Metascore

While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat ... See full summary »

Director: Khyentse Norbu | Stars: Orgyen Tobgyal, Neten Chokling, Jamyang Lodro, Lama Chonjor

Votes: 2,793 | Gross: $1.07M

32. 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: 119

33. La gran final (2006)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy

A comedy about the attempts of tribal groups around the world to watch a soccer match.

Director: Gerardo Olivares | Stars: Atibou Aboubacar, Adalberto Jr., Ahmed Alansar, Tano Alansar

Votes: 489

34. 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: 491

35. 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: 1,195

36. Never Too Young to Dream (2001)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A group of kids have a dream: to play a football championship and to win. Their dream is going to be fulfilled by Don Pepe, an old guy with lots of expectations for his kids.

Director: Gustavo Loza | Stars: Héctor Suárez, Plutarco Haza, Lumi Cavazos, Rodolfo Arias

Votes: 296

37. 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: 2,034

38. Mad About Mambo (2000)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

41 Metascore

A Catholic high school student, trying to perfect his soccer timing by practicing dance, falls in love with his dance partner.

Director: John Forte | Stars: William Ash, Maclean Stewart, Tim Loane, Russell Smith

Votes: 1,857 | Gross: $0.06M

39. El portero (2000)

R | 88 min | Drama

Ramiro Forteza, a goalkeeper in the Spanish Premier League, is forced by the rigors of the Civil War and the postwar period to earn a living in small villages, challenging the locals to ... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo Suárez | Stars: Carmelo Gómez, Maribel Verdú, Antonio Resines, Roberto Álvarez

Votes: 790

40. 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: 2,795

41. 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: 5,209

42. The Miracle of 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: 6,308

43. Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)

R | 119 min | Action, Biography, Crime

The life of career criminal Carlton Leach.

Director: Julian Gilbey | Stars: Ricci Harnett, Terry Stone, Craig Fairbrass, Roland Manookian

Votes: 18,437

44. 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: 445

45. Africa United (2010)

88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The story of four children who walk three thousand miles to get to the world cup. On the way they encounter many things such as HIV and child prostitution.

Director: Debs Paterson | Stars: Eriya Ndayambaje, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Sanyu Joanita Kintu, Yves Dusenge

Votes: 1,345

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

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.6