Football is clearly on the nation’s mind (coincidence that that Draft Day trailer just premiered?) as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks prepare to battle in the Super Bowl this Sunday.
Hollywood is no stranger to getting put under the spell of the sport that has become the nation’s most popular. To help get you in the mood for the big game, and beyond, we present 7 football movies that score much more than a touchdown... they get the extra point too!
Many of them are true stories, and that speaks volumes about how the gridiron serves as a metaphor for life for so many.
From the film that makes grown men cry, Rudy, to the one that will clearly have you inspired after sitting down to watch Remember the Titans online, these football movies lift us up and make us want to yell touchdown!
This is the unlikely true tale of how a suburban family adopts a homeless teen and he goes on to become a football titan. Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Toughy, the mother who is tough as nails, with a heart of gold.
Cameron Crowe wrote and directed this film about a sports agent who loses everything, except one football player who believes in him. Tom Cruise stars, and Cuba Gooding Jr. co-stars... and won an Oscar!
Oliver Stone crafts an entertaining and realistic portrayal of professional football in the modern era. Jamie Foxx broke out as a movie star as the flashy quarterback who learns to win through his older and wise coach (Al Pacino).
You're five foot nothin. A hundred and nothin. And you have barely a speck of athletic ability. And you hung in there with the best college football players in the land for two years. You're gonna walk outta here with a degree from the University of Notre Dame. In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself. Am I making myself clear?