American Football is one of the largest major sports in America and is spreading rapidly around the rest of the world. With the huge, worldwide, success of the game, it is not surprising to know that there have been countless movies made about the game over the decades. Here is a quick look at the 9 Must See American Football Movies From The Noughties.
Remember the Titans 2000
Directed by Boaz Yakin and starring Denzel Washington, Will Paton and Wood Harris this is the true story about an African-American coach who is newly appointed to a high school team. The story follows the team during their first season as a racially integrated unit.
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An American Football Movie that can be watched by either a fan of the game or fans of other sports, Remember the Titans can easily get anyone motivated for that sporting moment.
The Blind Side 2009
Directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Quiton Aaron, The Blind Side is the story of a boy who goes from being a traumatised and homeless, to a first draft pick and All-American NFL player. This incredible journey is all with the help of a caring women and her family.
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Mixed views of the movie can be had but undeniably it is a powerful true movie that can inspire anyone on their own journey.
Invincible Stars Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear and Elizabeth Banks and was directed by Ericson Core and is the story of Vince Papale who overcame immense odds to go from a 30-year old bartender to playing for the Philadelphia Eagles back in the 70’s.
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Inspirationally great and sending the message that age is not everything this American Football Movie true story reflects that anything is possible.
The Longest Yard 2005
Starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds and Directed by Peter Segal, The Longest Yard is the story of a disgraced NFL quarterback ending up in prison who then forms a prison football team to take on the guards.
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Comedy remake of 1974 The Longest Yard this is a fun movie that can be watched on any occasion.
Friday Night Lights 2004
Directed by Peter Berg and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund and Derek Luke the story based on the book by H. G. Bissinger that is set in Texas, Odessa as a local high school team make their way to the state championships.
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A hugely powerful American Football Movie that looks at what goes on both on and off the field and the obsession that can come with it. Anyone thinking of starting the sport should watch this.
The story of Dr Bennet Omalu and his fight against the NFL over his findings regarding sport-related head injuries that cause severe brain damage amongst its players.
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Starring Will Smith and Directed by Peter Landesman. The true story of how the truth was almost quashed, this movie honours the work that was done that has led to the improvements in player protection.
Directed by both the Erwin brothers, Jon and Andrew, and starring Caleb Castille and Nic Bishop this American Football Movie is the true story of a gifted high school student who must overcome racial concerns and accept both his natural gift and faith.
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A combination of both sport and faith this movie highlights how faith can play an important part in a sportsman game.
The 5th Quarter 2010
Directed, Written and Produced by Rick Beiber and starring Aidan Quinn, Anessa Ramsey and Andie MacDowell and is about how a popular high school kid is killed in a car accident and his older brother gets the motivation for his little brother’s football team to succeed in the upcoming season.
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Not a perfectly made American Football Movie but is a will intended movie which if you can get past the mistakes it’s a decent one to watch.
When the Game Stands Tall 2014
The legendary story of football coach Bob Ladouceur, who was able to take a high school team from nothing to an unbelievable 151 game winning streak breaking all the records set. When the Game Stands was directed by Thomas Carter and starred Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis and Alexander Ludwig.
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If you know of the incredible story or a fan of American Football or just a fan of the sport in general then this is a must watch a movie.
That’s our list of 9 Must See American Football Movies From The Noughties. What did you think of our list? Did you agree or do you think another movie should be on the list?
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