Top Ten Football (Soccer) Movies of All Time | For Football Fans

Top Ten Football (Soccer) Movies of All Time :

Many movies are being made based on football. We have prepared the list of popular movies which were based on the football (soccer). Check out our list and leave your comment.

1. The Damned United (2009): 

This movie is the story of Brian Clough’s 44 day stint as manager of Leeds United Football Club takes place in 1974 England. Directed by Tom Hooper and based on novel of  David Peace The Damned United is one of the popular movies made on football.

Rating : 

7.6/10· IMDb
93%·     Rotten Tomatoes
81%·     Metacritic

2. United ( 2011) : 

United is true based moves made over football. It was directed by James Strong and written by  Chris Chibnall. United is based on the true story of Manchester United’s legendary “Busby Babes”, the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and community overcoming terrible tragedy.

Rating : 
71%·Rotten Tomatoes

3. Green Street Hooligans (2005) :

Green Street is a 2005 British-American independent drama film about football hooliganism. It was directed by Lexi Alexander and stars Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam. In the United Kingdom, it is called Green Street. In the United States, Australia and South Africa, the film is called Green Street Hooligans. In other countries, it is called Football Hooligans or just Hooligans. In the film, an American college student falls in with a violent West Ham football firm (the Green Street Elite) run by his brother-in-law’s younger brother and is morally transformed by their commitment to each other.

Rating :
47%·Rotten Tomatoes
3.5/4·Roger Ebert

4. Montevideo: Taste of a Dream (2010)  “Montevideo, Bog te video!” (original title) :

Montevideo, Taste of a Dream is a 2010 Serbian film directed by Dragan Bjelogrlić about the events leading to the participation of the Yugoslavia national football team at the first FIFA World Cup in Montevideo, Uruguay in July 1930. Based on a true story of the Yugoslavian soccer team competing in the World Cup of 1930, it’s a rousing sports movie as well as a lush period romance. The story is loosely based on the novel Montevideo, Bog te video by the prominent Serbian sports journalist Vladimir Stanković.

Rating : IMDB 8.4/10 from 8,425 users

5. Goal (2005) :

Goal! (also known as Goal! The Dream Begins in the United States) is a 2005 film directed by Danny Cannon and Produced by Mike Jefferies. It is the first installment of a trilogy also named Goal! This film was made with full co-operation from FIFA. Actual teams and players are used throughout the film.
Movie plot : Santiago Muñez is a skilled footballer. The son of a gardener who lives in a barrio section of Los Angeles, Santiago works as a bus boy in a Chinese restaurant and helps with his father’s gardening business. His ultimate dream is to play football professionally. Due to his poverty and the fact that he plays solely for a club made up of Hispanics from a local car wash, he feels his chances are slim. Santiago is noticed by Glen Foy (Stephen Dillane), a former Newcastle United player who works as a car mechanic but still has ties to his old team. Glen arranges to get Santiago a tryout with Newcastle United, who recently signed talented new player Gavin Harris (Alessandro Nivola). Needing to get to England, Santiago begins to save his money in an old shoe, but his father finds the stash and takes it to buy a GMC truck to allow them to work for themselves. His dream is not lost though, as his grandmother sells off her jewellery to buy him a ticket to England.

6. Victory (1981) :

Escape to Victory, also known as Victory, is a 1981 film about Allied prisoners of war who are interned in a German prison camp during World War II who play an exhibition match of Association football against a German team. The film was directed by John Huston and stars Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Max von Sydow and Daniel Massey. Film stareed many professional footballers like Bobby Moore, Osvaldo Ardiles, Kazimierz Deyna, Paul Van Himst, Mike Summerbee, Hallvar Thoresen, Werner Roth and Pelé.  The script was written by Yabo Yablonsky

Rating :
67%·Rotten Tomatoes

7. She’s the Man (2006):

She’s the Man is a American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night. The film stars Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, and Vinnie Jones. The film centers on teenager Viola Hastings who enters her brother’s school in his place, pretending to be male, in order to play with the boys’ soccer team.

Rating :
43%·Rotten Tomatoes
3/4·Roger Ebert

8. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

Shaolin Soccer is a 2001 Hong Kong martial arts comedy film co-written, directed by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role. A former Shaolin monk reunites his five brothers, years after their master’s death, to apply their superhuman martial arts skills to play soccer and bring Shaolin kung fu to the masses.

Rating :
91%·Rotten Tomatoes

9. Gregory’s Girl (1981)

Gregory’s Girl is a Scottish coming-of-age romantic comedy film written and directed by Bill Forsyth and starring John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn and Clare Grogan. The film is set in and around a state secondary school in the Abronhill district of Cumbernauld. Gregory’s Girl was ranked #30 in the British Film Institute’s list of the top 100 British films and #29 on Entertainment Weekly‍ ’​s list of the 50 best high school movies.

Rating :
93%·Rotten Tomatoes
3/4·Roger Ebert

10. The Miracle of Bern (2003) :

The Miracle of Bern (German: Das Wunder von Bern) is a film by Sönke Wortmann, which tells the story of a German family (particularly of a young boy and his depressed ex-POW father) and the unexpected West German miracle victory in the 1954 World Cup Final in Bern, Switzerland.The film can be regarded as a portrait of post-war Germany. With over 6 million cinema visitors, it is one of Germany’s best-selling films. Among those attending the première were Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Peer Steinbrück, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Otto Schily, Federal Minister of the Interior (a position whose holder is also informally known as Minister for Sports).

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