We all love some good inspirational sports movies on the weekend. There are numerous football movies that will get you in the mood for football while you laugh your heart out. In case you don’t know which football movies to watch, here is a list of our favorites. The list is accumulated by experts from putlocker movies when they were asked to pick their favorite football movies of all time.
Leatherheads is a 2008 sports comedy movie that features casts like George Clooney, John Krasinski and Renee Zellweger. The film is about a professional football team that is on the verge of collapsing, and it takes place in 1925. In order to get the team to prosper again, Clooney, the team captain, convinces celebrated war hero Krasinski to join the team.
The team begins to prosper, but there are obstacles along the way as the two men fight for the attention of the same woman – Zellweger. This leads to the two players playing against each other in opposite teams. In the end, the conflict between the captain of the team and the new recruit was resolved and the lessons were learned.
The Blind Side
The Blind Side is a 2009 film that is based on a true story. This movie follows the life of Michael Oher who played football for the Titans, Panthers and Ravens. It follows his struggles as he grows up in poverty with an addicted mother. He then ended up into the hands of a strong and tender woman, Leigh Anne Tuohy, who helps him become a football celebrity. Sandra Bullock, who played Leigh Anne Tuohy, won an Oscar for this role.
Remember the Titans
This movie is based on a true story involving the Titans high school football team. T.C. Williams high school which was filled with racial tension in the 1970s.
In the movie, a black head coach (Herman Boone) was appointed to take over the team. The coach was under pressure to make the team consisting of both black and white players win the game.
The story follows Boone and his struggles to bring the community together through football. Through hard work and dedication, the Titans are able to overcome the racial prejudice and even win a state of championship. This is truly an inspiring story.
The Longest Yard
The Longest Yard is a 2005 comedy that you will truly be inspired of. The movie starrs Adam Sandler who plays Paul Crewe, a former professional football star who ends up in prison. While in prison, Crewe leads other inmates to form an inmate football team in order to play against the prison guard’s team. Former college football star and fellow inmate Burt Reynolds also joins the team.
As expected, the team faces a lot of obstacles as the prison guard’s team flood their practice team. Through hard work and perseverance, the inmate team overcomes these obstacles and ends up winning the final game against the corrupt prison guards team.
Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights is a 2004 sports drama film that follows the story of a high school football team in Odessa, Texas. The film involves the star player of the team who is injured in the first game of the season. He then ends up with a permanent limp from being overused by the coach and from the pressure of the community to win games.
The new coach (Billy Bob Thornton) is tasked with holding the team and the community together.
The movie Rudy is a classic inspirational film that has been named among the 25 sports movie by ESPN and ranked as one of the 30 best sport movies by Rolling Stone Magazine. The story is about a young man, Rudy Ruettiger, who has big dreams of playing college football on the Notre Dame team.
Another football movie about a small-town Texas high school goes through obstacles to make it. Varsity Blue gives insight to the pressure that teen athletes get from the coaches, parents and community to win games. A benchwarmer, Mox Moxon played by James Van Der Beek is under pressure to step in for the all-star quarterback after he suffers an injury.
He is faced with very hard decisions as he tries to please the corrupt and meanest coach in movie history (Jon Voight). In the end, the players take against the corrupt coach and win the final game.