Football In The Movies

With Training camp right around the corner, I have been watching some football movies. I was wondering what my top 5 football movies would be.  Watching some of these movies would get us into football mode, if we are not already there, but it would help. Hard Knocks from last year was good,  but I wouldn’t consider that a movie. Other than North Dallas Forty, the Cowboys do need to make a movie of some sort.

So here are my TOP 5 FOOTBALL MOVIES of All-Time.

You might agree or disagree. I would love to hear from anyone what there Top 5 would be.

#1. Remember the Titans – Just an awesome movie. Based on a true story. When i watch this movie it reminds me of the segregation they had back then. The only down part of the movie is of Gerry Bertier involved in the accident. But it also shows real life. I would probably guarantee that this is almost everyone’s top #1 or #2 football movie of all time.

#2. Rudy – Another true story. Great feel good movie. Rudy overcame the odds when everyone told him he could not play football for being to short. He registered a sack in his only game. To have his teammates help him play in that game and also carry him off the field. To this day, I don’t think anybody has ever been carried of the field like he was. To play for an elite school like Notre Dame is an achievement in its self. 

#3. The Program – This movie takes a look at the bad parts of football from drunk driving to steroids. It is a well written movie. If you haven’t seen this movie, you should check it out. It includes lots of football action and the struggles of each individual players life’s to play for a school contending for the National Championship.

#4. Friday Night Lights – Very good movie. It was made into a book, then a movie and now a hit TV show. There are some things I wished they would have put in the movie that was from the book, especially Carter High School academics and the court problems it faced in order to get to the Championship game. This movie is also a true story of High School football in Texas. I don’t live in Texas but I imagine it is like this on Fridays.

#5. Varsity Blues – I know its a kid-type movie, but a really enjoyable one. Very comical on how high school kids life are looked at in high school football in Texas, once again. Texans love there football! Whenever this movie comes on television I will stop and watch it. Enjoyable film.

Remember the Titans Rudy The Program Friday Night Lights Varsity Blues

So tell me, do you agree with me on football movies or do you have others for consideration? Let me know. I thought this would be a good topic for the start of Training Camp in 7 days.

I just want to say, “How bout them Cowboys!”

0 replies
  1. Daniel
    Daniel says:

    Those are all 5 SOLID choices! Especially The Program, I liked that movie a lot. But what about “The Comebacks”?! Lol just kidding. Any Given Sunday is a good one, and I can swear I can think of another but I just can’t get it in my head. Oh well. Excellent choices. “I give it a….10! a f-ing 10!”

  2. Kelly Horn
    Kelly Horn says:

    I have a confession. I havent seen Rudy or The Program. Guess I need to visit Blockbuster soon LOL. I still want to see We Are Marshall too.

    I love Remember the Titans and Varisty Blues.

    Gotta love Waterboy and the Longest Yard as far as comedy goes.

    Why are there so many more baseball movies than football movies?

  3. Rob V.
    Rob V. says:

    Kelly, you have to see Rudy. Great movie!!! Just watched it the other night.

    North Dallas Forty
    The Replacements
    Necessary Roughness
    Brian’s Song
    All the Right Moves
    Gridiron Gang

  4. Joe D.
    Joe D. says:

    The Replacements was awesome as was Remember the Titans and Rudy, my three favorites.

    I never heard of the The Program.

    Brians Song was freaking sad but true.

  5. james
    james says:

    Friday night lights

    Remember the Titans

    Any given sunday

    Brian’s song


    Not in any particular order just my favorites

  6. Full Metal Black
    Full Metal Black says:

    1. Remember the Titans
    2. Any Given Sunday
    3. Not another Teen Movie (Sadly, I’m dead serious!)
    4. Gridiron Gang
    5. Friday Night Lights (Really wasn’t a fan but it was a damn good movie)

  7. soberstar06
    soberstar06 says:

    I agree with your post, though my wife wont let me watch friday night live all because it was film on enemy football terretory of abilene HS. I havent watch The Program but on my top five I would have to include GridIron with the rock and We are Marshalls both based on a True story and replace them with your 3 and 4 pick..


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