Football Movies & TV

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1. 1st & Ten (1984–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Sport

The comical exploits of the "California Bulls" (a fictional professional football team) and the organization's players.

Stars: Cliff Frazier, Prince Hughes, Donald Gibb, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 357

2. Air Bud (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An unexpected player joins the school basketball team - a circus dog who escaped from a cruel master.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 15,633 | Gross: $24.63M

3. Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Story of a golden retriever who can play football.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Cynthia Stevenson, Tim Conway, Dick Martin

Votes: 5,110 | Gross: $10.22M

4. The All-American (1932)

79 min | Drama, Sport

The story of the rise and fall of an All-American football player.

Directors: Russell Mack, George Stevens | Stars: Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Gloria Stuart, James Gleason

Votes: 22

5. The 5th Quarter (2010)

PG-13 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Driven by the tragic and fatal car crash that took the life of his fifteen year old brother Luke, and wearing Luke's number 5 jersey, Jon Abbate helps to lead the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to the most successful season in school history.

Director: Rick Bieber | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Ryan Merriman, Aidan Quinn, Michael Harding

Votes: 1,409 | Gross: $0.40M

6. Any Given Sunday (1999)

R | 162 min | Drama, Sport

52 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, James Woods

Votes: 108,257 | Gross: $75.53M

7. All the Right Moves (1983)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

62 Metascore

A high school football player desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.

Director: Michael Chapman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 14,860 | Gross: $17.23M

8. When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Sport

41 Metascore

The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis, Laura Dern

Votes: 14,749 | Gross: $30.13M

9. All Things Fall Apart (2011)

R | 110 min | Drama, Sport

A drama centered around a promising football running back during his senior year in college.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: 50 Cent, Ray Liotta, Lynn Whitfield, Cedric Sanders

Votes: 2,433

10. Black Sunday (1977)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver

Votes: 6,219 | Gross: $15.77M

11. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 275,683 | Gross: $255.96M

12. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)

G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

62 Metascore

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey

Votes: 6,736

13. Brian's Song (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Sport

The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Sean Maher, Paula Cale, Elise Neal

Votes: 1,356

14. Brown of Harvard (1926)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 1,382

15. Brown of Harvard (1918)

Drama, Sport

Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Tom Moore, Hazel Daly, Sidney Ainsworth, Warner Richmond

16. College Coach (1933)

TV-G | 76 min | Drama, Sport

Coach Gore, a ruthless and cynical big-time football coach, neglects his wife in his unrelenting drive to make Calvert College a football power.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak, Pat O'Brien, Arthur Byron

Votes: 369

17. Code Breakers (2005 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Family, Sport

In 1951, a cheating scandal rocks West Point academy, as eighty-three cadets -- including the son of the school's football coach (Scott Glenn) -- are implicated and ultimately dismissed.

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Zachery Ty Bryan, Jeff Roop, Jake Busey, Corey Sevier

Votes: 418

18. Crazylegs (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The story of the life and career of football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (who plays himself).

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, Lloyd Nolan, Joan Vohs, James Millican

Votes: 44

19. The Comebacks (2007)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Sport

25 Metascore

A comedy that spoofs inspirational sports movies, this movie tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all by redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finding that there is indeed... See full summary »

Director: Tom Brady | Stars: David Koechner, Robert Ri'chard, Carl Weathers, Melora Hardin

Votes: 10,827 | Gross: $13.35M

20. Concussion (2015)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

55 Metascore

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, David Morse

Votes: 80,717 | Gross: $34.54M

21. Draft Day (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Sport

54 Metascore

At the NFL Draft, General Manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella

Votes: 50,397 | Gross: $28.83M

22. Everybody's All-American (1988)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman

Votes: 2,785 | Gross: $12.64M

23. The Express (2008)

PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

58 Metascore

A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown, Darrin Dewitt Henson

Votes: 19,052 | Gross: $9.59M

24. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport

A drama that follows the lives of the Dillon Panthers, one of the nation's best high school football teams, and their head coach Eric Taylor.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Aimee Teegarden

Votes: 52,756

25. Friday Night Lights (2004)

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

70 Metascore

Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jay Hernandez, Derek Luke, Lucas Black

Votes: 55,866 | Gross: $61.19M

26. Father Was a Fullback (1949)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Sport

Football coach George Cooper has as many problems managing his football team as he has at home dealing with his daughters, Ellen and Connie.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Maureen O'Hara, Betty Lynn, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 351

27. The Drop Kick (1927)

Passed | 62 min | Drama, Sport

College football player Jack Hamill finds his reputation on the line when he pays an innocent visit to a woman whose husband kills himself.

Director: Millard Webb | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Barbara Kent, Dorothy Revier, Eugene Strong

Votes: 196

28. Facing the Giants (2006)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sport

38 Metascore

A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields, Jason McLeod, Erin Bethea

Votes: 15,002 | Gross: $10.18M

29. Easy Living (1949)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Sport

Pete Wilson is on top. He is the highest paid professional football player in the league. He has seen other players come and go, but he was MVP last year and the future looks rosy. His wife... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Victor Mature, Lizabeth Scott, Lucille Ball, Sonny Tufts

Votes: 616

30. Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Football jock Rocky Bleier makes it all the way to the pros with the Pittsburgh Steelers, only to be drafted in the Vietnam War. Wounded by a hand grenade overseas, Bleier returns to the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Robert Urich, Bonnie Bedelia, Richard Herd, Howard Cosell

Votes: 135

31. Freddy the Freshman (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Freddy comes to a party and is a hit; he then goes on to be the star quarterback at the football game.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 140

32. The Forward Pass (1929)

78 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Marty Reid, the star quarterback at Sanford College, is constantly singled out by the opposition for punishment, and he swears to his pal, Honey Smith, and to Coach Wilson that he will quit... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Marion Byron

Votes: 34

33. The Game Plan (2007)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

44 Metascore

An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Pettis, Roselyn Sanchez

Votes: 55,445 | Gross: $90.65M

34. Gridiron Gang (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell, Leon Rippy

Votes: 45,034 | Gross: $38.43M

35. The Galloping Ghost (1931)

Passed | 226 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A gambling ring run out of the Mogul Taxi company is intent on fixing college football games. Football star Harold "Red" Grange is a target for the gamblers, whose thugs try to eliminate ... See full summary »

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Harold 'Red' Grange, Dorothy Gulliver, Walter Miller, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 127

36. Grambling's White Tiger (1981 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama, Sport

A young white goes to a historically-black college for the chance to be the starting quarterback. There he encounters considerable resentment and learns what it's like to be in the minority.

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Caitlyn Jenner, Dennis Haysbert, Bill Overton

Votes: 71

37. Gridiron Flash (1934)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

The Bedford College football coach cuts a deal with a talented player who also happens to be a convicted bank robber. If he stays out of trouble, the coach will get him paroled. He also ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Tryon | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Betty Furness, Grant Mitchell, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 88

38. Gus (1976)

G | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

52 Metascore

The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move... See full summary »

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Edward Asner, Don Knotts, Gary Grimes, Tim Conway

Votes: 1,491

39. Balls Out (2014)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

58 Metascore

With marriage, graduation, and the real world looming on the horizon, fifth year senior Caleb Fuller reassembles the ol' team of misfits for one last epic run in Intramural football.

Director: Andrew Disney | Stars: Jake Lacy, Nikki Reed, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett

Votes: 1,317

40. Invincible (2006)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

63 Metascore

Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

Director: Ericson Core | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway

Votes: 62,579 | Gross: $57.79M

41. The Junction Boys (2002 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Sport

Story of Bear Bryant's first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.

Director: Mike Robe | Stars: Tom Berenger, Bernard Curry, Fletcher Humphrys, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 867

42. Jerry Maguire (1996)

R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston

Votes: 228,739 | Gross: $153.95M

43. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)

Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran, Phyllis Thaxter

Votes: 1,770

44. Leatherheads (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski, David de Vries

Votes: 30,305 | Gross: $31.20M

45. The Last Boy Scout (1991)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

52 Metascore

A private detective's protected female witness is murdered, prompting him and the victim's boyfriend to investigate the crime that leads to a corrupt politician and a crooked football team owner.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham

Votes: 88,757 | Gross: $59.51M

46. Knute Rockne All American (1940)

Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8