Top 10 Coolest Football Movies
Who can resist a good Football movie if done properly? With the plethora of Football movies out there it was hard to narrow it down to just 10 so the Movie Monkey has compiled a list of the Top 10 Coolest Football related films.
Top 10 Coolest Football Movies
#10 Friday Night Lights (2004) Peter Berg
#9 School Ties (1992) Robert Mandel
Even though School Ties has just about 15 minutes of real Football, Brendan Fraser plays a public high school quarterback that gets a scholarship to a prestigious prep school for his senior year. Little does he know that he will have to overcome anti-Semitism from his neo nazi teammates after they discover he is Jewish.
#8 The Last Boy Scout (1991) Tony Scott
The Last Boy Scout was Bruce Willis best post Die Hard action film. Also starring Damon Wayans as a disgraced ex quarterback who must team up with Willis’ cynical, burn out detective to solve a case involving corrupt politicians and the owner of the fictional L.A. Stallions. The opening scene where Billy “Tae-Bo” Blanks shoots the opposing team members while running for a touchdown then killing himself in front of thousands of screaming fans is well worth the price of admission.
#7 The Waterboy (1998) Frank Coraci
After a recent string of absurd failures and ridiculous films, The Waterboy is by far Adam Sandler’s funniest film. Sandler stars as Bobby Boucher, the dimwitted, passive aggressive Waterboy that gets a shot at joining the local college Football team after the coach discovers his tenacious tackling abilities. Oscar winner Kathy Bates costars as the overprotective Mama Boucher who vehemently teaches her son that everything is the Devil.
#6 Jerry Maguire (1996) Cameron Crowe
Tom Cruise as the hotshot sports agent Jerry Maguire who falls in love with Renee Zellweger doing her best ant-eater face as the sweet love interest. Not really a great film although Cuba Gooding Jr. does know how to channel his inner self obsessed douchebag football player for full comedic effect.
#5 Rudy (1993) David Anspaugh
Long before Sean Astin went on his homoerotic journey with Frodo, he was Rudy, the greatest underdog who wouldn’t take no for an answer. His lifelong dream of playing for Notre Dame is sidetracked by every obstacle you could think including being too short and sucking at football yet Rudy still has the drive to succeed and ends up playing for his favorite team.
#4 Remember the Titans (2000) Boaz Yakin
#3 Any Given Sunday (1999) Oliver Stone
Al Pacino stars as the Head Coach of the fictional Miami Sharks in this Oliver Stone film. Jamie Foxx is the third string QB Willie Beaman who must get his shit together and lead the team back to their glory days.
#2 The Program (1993) David S. Ward
The Program makes it in at Number 2 simply for the controversial scene where the team lays down in the middle of traffic to prove their courage. Not only did this foolish act of bravery inspire thousands of idiotic Football fans to try the same thing to tragic results, it was so controversial they had to cut it out of the DVD and all future releases. Good luck trying to find the uncut version and if you are dumb enough to actually try it out in real life, Darwinism is right on track.
#1 Invincible (2006) Ericson Core
Invincible is by far the best Football film on the list for a number of reasons. Not only is it based on the true Cinderella story of Philly Eagles underdog Vince Papale, it has a kick ass classic rock soundtrack and a decent performance from Marky Mark. The highlight of this film however is the sexy Elizabeth Banks trying her best New York accent and failing miserably.