While baseball might be the American pastime, there’s nothing more uniquely American than football. Consider this: Men in tights and giant pads crash into each other, all while we cheer along in the stands (or, more likely, at home) and stuff our faces full of snacks and beer. And in the cold! Naturally, Hollywood has taken notice and made many, many films about the sport. From empowering and crowd-pleasing films that will have you jumping out of your seat and cheering, to behind-the-scenes looks at the business and drama surrounding the sport, here are the best football movies ever made.[/nextpage][nextpage]
Manassas High School in Memphis isn’t known for its academic or athletic success, but a new football coach turns the underfunded football team around—which delivers a boost to the high school students’ morale.[/nextpage][nextpage]
It’s Dangerous Minds meets Remember the Titans, with Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson starring as a former pro footballer who takes a gig coaching a team of youths at a juvenile detention center—offering them lessons in self-esteem and empowerment along the way.[/nextpage][nextpage]
What happens to the college football player whose dreams of professional stardom don’t pan out? That’s the premise of this romantic drama starring Dennis Quaid as a former athlete who must settle down for a normal life.[/nextpage][nextpage]
The Blind Side
Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for playing a no-nonsense Southern lady who takes in a homeless youth and empowers him to play high school football in this drama based on a true story.
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