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Draft Day is the latest in a long line of football-themed movies. I haven't seen it yet so I can't comment on if it's good or not. However, I am going to use this as an excuse to list my Top Ten Football Movies. Keep in mind that I am only listing movies that I have watched so it is not all-inclusive by any stretch of the imagination. Also, I'm ranking them by how entertaining they are to me. Feel free to waste some time yourselves and post your own lists.

10: The Last Boy Scout: Bruce Willis as a private eye, Damon Wayans as an ex-quarterback, Halle Berry as a stripper. Directed by Tony Scott.

9: Varsity Blues: Whipped Cream Bikini, "I don't want your life!", "Miss Davis, will you go to prom with me?".

8: Jerry Maguire: Some people don't consider this a true football movie. I am not one of them.

7: Remember the Titans: One of my favorite "based on a true story" sports movies.

6: The Longest Yard ('74): Not to be confused with the horrible remake. This one was actually a very good drama.

5: Friday Night Lights: The movie manages to do the book justice.

4: The U: ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about the rise of the University of Miami in the '80s and their fall in the late '90s.

3: Pony Excess: Another 30 for 20 documentary about SMU in the 80s, the first and only school to be given the "death penalty" by the NCAA.

2: North Dallas Forty: Not really based on a true story, but it very well could have been.

1: Any Given Sunday: Al Pacino gives the greatest locker room speech in cinematic history.

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good list but really, how can you not put Rudy on there???


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Or Brian's Song?



damn it...tears welling up.


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Or Brian's Song?

I haven't seen Brian's Song, at least not the whole thing. I only ranked movies I've seen in their entirety.

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Or Brian's Song?

I haven't seen Brian's Song, at least not the whole thing. I only ranked movies I've seen in their entirety.


If anybody hasn't seen it, I'm talking about the original. Not that remake they did.





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We had a list, a while back.
My all time favorite is Brian's song.
Based on true story.
Highly recommend to anybody that has not seen it.

Good list, but yea you left a couple of the good ones off.
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Good list, and I agree about Rudy, excellent movie. And The Replacements while silly, is pretty good too, if I see it on TV yea I'll stop and watch way too long.

I love your #2 and #1, two of my favs. Any Given Sunday is a classic, just wish they had been allowed to use NFL uniforms. And Al Pacino just nailed that role.

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The Program? Am I the only one that loved that movie?

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The Program? Am I the only one that loved that movie?

That one just missed my top ten.

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Is the program the one with the roided up long haired blond dude who paints his face? Not sure if I've ever watched the whole thing.

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The Program? Am I the only one that loved that movie?
I absolutely love that movie. I saw the original release of it before they had to change a scene where because they were afraid young people would try it on their own and lead to someone getting killed.


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Is the program the one with the roided up long haired blond dude who paints his face? Not sure if I've ever watched the whole thing.


Yeah. I haven't seen it in years but when it came out, I was a freshman in high school so clearly I loved everything about it.

My top 5:

1) Friday Night Lights
2) Rudy
3) Remember The Titans
4) The Program
5) The Blind Side (cool story)

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Remember the Titans.
Friday Night Lights.
Brian's Song.

My top 3, out of a plethora of great films.

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Is the program the one with the roided up long haired blond dude who paints his face? Not sure if I've ever watched the whole thing.

Yep that guy was also in Any Given Sunday, he played the guy with the cayman.

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Any Given Sunday is by far the best football movie IMO. Remember The Titans is a close second. Rudy is like 50th. That movie is so cheesy, almost as cheesy as Brian's Song.

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Any Given Sunday is by far the best football movie IMO. Remember The Titans is a close second. Rudy is like 50th. That movie is so cheesy, almost as cheesy as Brian's Song.


It can be a little overboard, but c'mon you know you're rooting for him at the end! :D

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Rudy and Remember the Titans are the best football movies.

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Any Given Sunday is by far the best football movie IMO. Remember The Titans is a close second. Rudy is like 50th. That movie is so cheesy, almost as cheesy as Brian's Song.


Not sure how you can call anything cheese when your top flick has Cameron Diaz as a pro team owner.


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Fair enough ha. Not a big Diaz fan.

To be fair, my favorite movie (for entertainment purposes, not quality) is 'Speed' and I absolutely despise Bullock.

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I didn't think the original Brian's Song was cheesy at all. That was the first time the NFL offered any support for any TV movie.

Yes things happened that you couldn't have made up, and yet they were true. One of the biggest things for me was it showed you what a real gentleman Gayle Sayers is for real

It will always be my number one because it was about factual events that even now seem to good to be true. One of those facts,, they were the first black/white to share a room when traveling was kind of flashed over but that was really a big deal in those days.

Sadly enough I really liked the first "The Longest Yard" as a football movie. I guess it was because there were so many ex NFL players in it. Even Burt Reynolds a former running back for a Florida college. I clearly remember jumping up in the theater and screaming "THERE IT IS" when the hole opened allowing him to score. Cheesy?????? you bet, but a pretty good football movie.

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There's a new one coming in August that looks pretty good. When The Game STands TAll. Its about De La Salle's high school football team that had the longest winning streak in history. And what happened after they lost. Actually some northwest connections in there. Bellevue high school ended the streak... so they make an appearance in the movie.

Also looks like the Cameron Colvin/Terrance Kelly story is a big part of the movie. Colvin became a Ducks WR, and Kelly (the kid who was shot) was commited to the Ducks and scheduled to leave for Eugene two days after being killed.

Sort of looks like a mix of Friday Night Lights and Remember the Titans.


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Btw, not necessarily my favorites, but a few others that i like that havnt been mentioned yet:

We Are Marshall
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And where's the love for Air Bud: Golden Receiver?!?

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Btw, not necessarily my favorites, but a few others that i like that havnt been mentioned yet:

We Are Marshall
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Radio.

And where's the love for Air Bud: Golden Receiver?!?



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Remember the Titans was a fantastic training movie for us in the NCO Academy. We watched it as a training method and learned a heck of a lot. Great movie too. Leadership.

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All The Right Moves. Period. In your face Walnut Heights. In. Your. Face.


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All The Right Moves. Period. In your face Walnut Heights. In. Your. Face.


I have to admit that there was a very good scene in All The Right Moves.

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One of my favorites is The Express, the movie about Ernie Davis. I don't hear a lot of talk about it though.


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The Express was great, same with Remember The Titans, those are mine

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Remember the Titans, the Express, and Any Given Sunday are probably my favorites.


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1. Brian's Song
2. The Program
3. Remember the Titans
4. The Blind Side
5. Wildcats
6. Necessary Roughness
7. Jerry Maguire
8. Rudy
9. The Longest Yard (original)
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OK so these are not great football movies, but I didn't see them listed here.
Wildcats with Goldie Hawn
Heaven Can wait with Warren Beatty

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All The Right Moves. Period. In your face Walnut Heights. In. Your. Face.


I have to admit that there was a very good scene in All The Right Moves.


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Evil_Shenanigans wrote:
OK so these are not great football movies, but I didn't see them listed here.
Wildcats with Goldie Hawn
Heaven Can wait with Warren Beatty

Hey, any flick where Goldie gets naked is fine by me. :)

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