The best football movies are ones that don’t take themselves too seriously. Bring on the comedy!

There are a lot of sports-related TV and movie options out there, but which are the best? The answer: it depends on your tastes.

Some people love dramas about rivalries, while others prefer comedies or documentaries. This list includes all types of films, so you’ll find something to enjoy no matter what mood you’re in.

Gather up your friends and family, grab some popcorn, and gather around the TV to watch these top football movies.

Football is one of America’s favorite pastimes. From the NFL to your local high school, football can be found in every level of society.

But do you know what all these levels have in common? The love for a good movie! This list will explore some of the best football movies and why they’re worth watching.

Best Football Movies

Football is one of the most popular sports in the United States. It’s also a great way to spend time with friends and family, especially during those cold winter months.

If you’re looking for a new movie to watch on Netflix while cuddling under your favorite blanket, this list of must-watch football movies will have you covered!

Friday Night Lights (2004)

The 2004 film Friday Night Lights is based on the 1990 novel of the same name by author H.G. Bissinger and follows a high school football team in Odessa, Texas from 1988 to 1993.

The story focuses on a coach named Gary Gaines (played by Billy Bob Thornton) as he struggles to balance his coaching duties with his personal life, while also dealing with issues such as racism and drugs.

In 2004, a film was made about the true story of one small town in Texas. The football team at Dillon High School is the pride and joy of this community, but they face obstacles that could keep them off the field for good.

This movie gives viewers a glimpse into what it would be like to grow up in such a tight-knit community where anything can happen on any given Friday night.

The Longest Yard (1974)

The Longest Yard (1974) is a sports comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, and Ed Lauter. It tells the story of Paul Crewe (Reynolds), an all-star quarterback who has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

After being transferred from one jail to another for violating the terms of his parole by driving drunk, he ends up at a penitentiary where inmates play football against guards. He then convinces them that they can win if they put their minds to it.

The movie tells the story of Paul Crewe (played by Reynolds), an ex-professional football player who has been sent to prison for accidentally killing a man while driving drunk.

In jail he befriends inmates and decides to coach their underprivileged team in hopes of winning the inmate’s freedom at a game against the guards’ own team.

Often considered one of the best sports films ever made, The Longest Yard (1974) is a drama film starring Burt Reynolds as Paul “Wrecking” Crewe.

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The Longest Yard
  • Burt Reynolds, Ed Lauter, Eddie Albert (Actors)
  • Robert Aldrich (Director)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Remember The Titans (2000)

The film Remember The Titans was released in 2000 and is one of the most successful sports movies of all time. It tells an inspiring story about racial harmony, teamwork, and achieving goals as a team.

Directed by Boaz Yakin and starring Denzel Washington, this feel-good movie will teach you how to be a better person while also teaching you some football history.

One year after the Supreme Court ruled that de jure segregation in public schools was unconstitutional, Coach Herman Boone (played by Denzel Washington) is hired to coach the whites and blacks who are now attending integrated T. C. Williams High School.

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Remember the Titans (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris (Actors)
  • Boaz Yakin (Director) - Gregory Allen Howard (Writer)
  • French, Spanish, English (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

 

BEST FOOTBALL MOVIES

What Are Football Movies?

Football movies are nothing short of a tradition in the United States. From the classic The Blind Side to the biopic Brian’s Song, there is no shortage of films devoted to telling the dramatic tales of the gridiron.

Football movies often take us into the lives of players and show us how the game is played. They are about the players and their families, their friends and their fans.

Football movies can be dramas, comedies, or even documentaries about professional and collegiate players in the United States and abroad.

 

 

Rudy (1993)

The 1993 film Rudy is a true story about the life of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger. From his childhood to adulthood, this movie follows Rudy’s journey from high school dropout to Notre Dame football player.

The movie takes you through all of the obstacles that he faces in order to make his dream come true and play for Notre Dame.

In one of the most famous American football movies ever, Rudy tells the story of a working-class Pittsburgh kid who aspires to be a walk-on football player for Notre Dame.

Though he was one inch too short and 115 pounds too light at his only opportunity, Rudy never gave up on his dream and eventually became an All-American lineman in college.

Born with a heart condition and dyslexia, Rudy’s family was not wealthy enough to afford college tuition so he decided to go to Holy Cross in Worcester, MA instead.

After his third year at Holy Cross, however, he received an offer from Notre Dame telling him that if he could get accepted into their school then they would pay his way through it.

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Rudy (+ BD Live) [Blu-ray]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Sean Astin, Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton (Actors)
  • David Anspaugh (Director)
  • English, French (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

The Longest Yard (2005)

The Longest Yard is a 2005 American sports comedy film and a remake of the 1974 film of the same name.

Adam Sandler plays the protagonist Paul Crewe, a disgraced former professional quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who is forced to form a team from the prison inmates to play football against their guards.

Burt Reynolds, who played Sandler’s role in the original, co-stars as Nate Scarborough, the inmates’ coach. Chris Rock plays Crewe’s friend Caretaker, and William Fichtner portrays the warden, with Nelly playing Megget and Michael Irvin playing Deacon Moss.

Crewe was a renowned quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers until he was arrested for shaving points off of games after accidentally being associated with a gambling scheme. His sentence comes just as he is about to be signed by a new pro team.

In prison, he is visited by a friend named Caretaker who tells him that the Warden (William Fichtner) wants him to form a team of convicts to play against the guards’ team in exchange for money.

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The Longest Yard (2005) [Blu-ray]
  • Adam Sandler, Chris Rock (Actors)
  • Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

Woodlawn (2015)

Woodlawn is a 2015 American drama film directed by Tony and Ridley Scott. The film, based on the true story of Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1970s, follows the football team’s African-American players after integration as they try to build a winning season under coach Tandy Gerelds (Curtis McClarin).

The film covers his life as he and his family are confronted with racial segregation, poverty, violence from white police officers and the Ku Klux Klan while trying to secure their place in society.

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Woodlawn [Blu-ray]
  • Jon Voight, Sean Astin, Nic Bishop (Actors)
  • Jon Erwin (Director)
  • Spanish (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Lucas (1986)

Lucas is a 1986 American teen romantic comedy film directed by David Seltzer and starring Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, and Courtney Thorne-Smith.

The title character, Lucas Bly (Corey Haim), is a shy 14-year-old living in a small town in the Midwest during the early 1960s.

He is considered to be an outcast at school because he does not participate in any sports or other extracurricular activities.

He spends most of his time with his friends Todd (Winston Rosendahl) and Alfred (Jerry Levine). Lucas’ sole passion is science, specifically chemistry; he aspires to become a scientist one day.

He spends hours working in his lab at home, where he creates numerous mixtures and solutions in an attempt to make potions that will help him win the love of Maggie (Kerri Green), the most popular girl in school. Lucas’ best friend Todd has a crush on Maggie’s best friend Becca (Courtney Thorne-Smith).

Lucas
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Haim, Corey, Green, Kerri, Sheen, Charlie (Actors)
  • Seltzer, David (Director)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

Little Giants (1994)

Little Giants is a 1994 American family sports comedy film, starring Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill as brothers in a small Ohio town, coaching rival Pee-Wee Football teams. It was directed by Duwayne Dunham.

The film also stars Shawna Waldron, who plays Becky “Icebox” O’Shea, the love interest of the protagonist, Kevin O’Shea.

A number of famous NFL players appeared in the film, including Michael Irvin (played by himself), Deion Sanders, Steve Emtman, and Ken Norton Jr.

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My Little Pony: The Movie [DVD + Blu-ray]
  • Uzo Aduba, Ashleigh Ball, Emily Blunt (Actors)
  • Jayson Thiessen (Director)
  • Spanish (Subtitle)
  • Spanish (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

The Longshots (2008)

The Longshots is a 2008 American sports drama film directed by Fred Durst. The film stars Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Tasha Smith, Matt Craven, Dash Mihok and Dennis Haysbert.

It is based on the true story of Jasmine Plummer (the first female quarterback to play in Pop Warner football history) and her relationship with her uncle Curtis (based on real life Pop Warner coach Joe Kane).

The film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was released on August 22, 2008.

The Longshots [Blu-ray]
  • Ice Cube, Keke Palmer (Actors)

The Replacements (2000)

The Replacements was a 2000 American comedy film. It stars Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, and Jon Favreau.

This comedy-drama film tells the story of a professional football team that is in need of replacement players to continue playing due to a strike.

As soon as word gets out about this opportunity for new players, all sorts of people show up at tryouts with no clue how to play American football.

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The Replacements [Blu-ray]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Orlando Jones (Actors)
  • Howard Deutch (Director) - Vince McKewin (Writer) - Steven Reuther (Producer)
  • French, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)

Gridiron Gang (2006)

Gridiron Gang is a 2006 American drama film that was directed by Phil Joanou and written by David Aaron Cohen. The film stars Dwayne Johnson as Camp Cucamonga coach Nate Griffin.

The film is based on the true story of the 1994 Lincoln High School Pirates football team and their coach, Mike Giddings, as well as the facts about the original Camp Cucamonga (which was situated in San Bernardino, California).

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The Express (2008)

The Express is a 2008 American sports film produced by John Davis and directed by Gary Fleder. The screenplay by Robert Eisele is based on the book Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express (2003) by Robert C. Gallagher.

The film stars Rob Brown as college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961. Darrin Dewitt Henson, Nelsan Ellis, Omar Benson Miller, and Charles S. Dutton also appear in supporting roles. Dennis Quaid narrates.

The movie was a co-production between Relativity Media and Davis Entertainment, and was distributed theatrically by Universal Pictures.

It received generally positive reviews from critics but had trouble finding an audience in wide release.

Pineapple Express [Blu-ray] [2008] [Region Free]
  • Hindi, English (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

Go Tigers! (2001)

Go Tigers! is an American documentary film directed by Kevin Knoblock and produced by Kevin Knoblock and Dave Severson. It was released on September 7, 2001 in the United States.

The film is centered on the Massillon Washington High School football team and its relationship with the town of Massillon, Ohio.

Go Tigers! is a feature length documentary about the 2000 season of the Massillon Washington High School football team and its relationship with its hometown of Massillon, Ohio.

The film follows the fortunes of several players while they struggle to balance the demands of school, family, girlfriends, and practice.

Go Tigers! also delves into the history of Tiger football and examines how this small town’s devotion to its team affects those who are drawn into this world.

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The Paper Tigers [Blu-ray]
  • Ron Yuan, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Alain Uy (Actors)
  • Tran Quoc Bao (Director)
  • Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

Knute Rockne: All American (1940)

Knute Rockne: All-American is a 1940 biographical film about Knute Rockne, the legendary player and coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.

It stars Pat O’Brien as Rockne, Ronald Reagan as George Gipp, Gale Page as Mary, and Donald Crisp as Father O’Malley.

The movie was written by Robert Buckner and directed by Lloyd Bacon, who also directed Reagan in the 1938 film Boys Town.

The film was nominated for an Oscar in 1941 in the category Best Sound Recording (Thomas T. Moulton). It was also the first movie ever to feature a locker room scene.

Rockne of Notre Dame, previously filmed in 1931 and starring Pat O’Brien had been a huge success.

That film portrayed Rockne as an idealist with a pure love of sport and his players as clean cut gentlemen.

Knute Rockne: All-American went further than that earlier film by showing how the real-life Rockne used gamesmanship such as faking injuries to gain advantages against his opponents.

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American Psycho II: All American Girl
  • Mila Kunis, Geraint Wyn Davies, William Shatner (Actors)
  • Morgan J. Freeman (Director) - Ernie Barbarash (Producer)
  • Spanish (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Jerry Maguire is a 1996 film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger and Kelly Preston. The film was directed by Cameron Crowe from a screenplay written by both Crowe and Jerry Maguire.

It tells the story of sports agent Jerry Maguire who’s fired for being honest about what he believes in.

The film tells the story of a sports agent who is fired and finds himself at a crossroads. The movie is known for its popular catchphrase, “Show me the money!”

Jerry Maguire [Blu-ray]
  • Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renee Zellweger (Actors)
  • Cameron Crowe (Director) - Richard Sakai (Producer)
  • English, Portuguese, French, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 American action comedy film directed by Tony Scott. It stars Bruce Willis as Joe Hallenbeck, along with Damon Wayans and Elisabeth Shue.

If you’re looking for a wild, action-packed thriller with witty one-liners and hilarious dialogue then look no further than The Last Boy Scout.

The film follows a down-and-out former professional quarterback (Willis) hired to protect a stripper (Field) whose life is threatened. The two team up to fight corrupt politicians and other criminals who want them dead.

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (2008)

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 is a 2008 documentary film about the historic 1968 Harvard-Yale football game. The film was directed by Kevin Rafferty, and produced by Rafferty and Andrew Sherburne.

The film features interviews with members of both teams from the 1968 season, including Calvin Hill, Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dowling, Frank Champi and Bob Levin of Yale, and Vic Gatto, Ed Markey and Pat Conway of Harvard.

The documentary also includes commentary by Bud Collins, Tony Kornheiser and George Plimpton. In late October 2008, ESPN broadcast a one-hour condensed version of Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 on its Sunday night football show.

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Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 [Blu-ray]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dowling, Vic Gatto (Actors)
  • Kevin Rafferty (Director)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Varsity Blues (1999)

Varsity Blues is a 1999 American sports comedy-drama film directed by Brian Robbins, produced by Michael Tollin and written by John Gatins.

It is an adaptation of the non-fiction book Varsity Green: The True Story of the First Undefeated Season in Texas High School Football by H. G. Bissinger, who also wrote the screenplay.

The story follows a high school football team from a small town in Texas (based on Odessa) as they attempt to win their first state championship after decades of losing seasons.

Pete, on the other hand, has been in bad shape since Tim Riggins left for college, and he’s given up on his dreams of going out for football.

When he finally makes it to the field during practice, he gets caught up in the game again and begins making friends with some of his teammates.

Varsity Blues [Blu-ray]
  • James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker (Actors)
  • Brian Robbins (Director) - W. Peter Iliff (Writer)
  • English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Draft Day (2014)

Draft Day is a 2014 American sports drama film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin Costner.

The premise revolves around the fictional general manager of the Cleveland Browns (Costner) deciding what to do after his team acquires the number one draft pick in the upcoming National Football League draft.

The on-field scenes were shot at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, during a preseason game between the Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Waterboy (1998)

The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports comedy film written by Steve Bakman and directed by Frank Coraci.

It stars Adam Sandler as Bobby Boucher, a water boy for a college football team who takes the place of their injured quarterback.

It was produced by Robert Simonds and Brooksfilms and distributed by Columbia Pictures. Toddy Walters (Judd Nelson) is the assistant coach of the South Central Louisiana State University (SCLSU) Mud Dogs.

He places a water bottle on the field for an injured quarterback Cotton McKnight (Chris Farley). A player, unaware that it’s filled with water, drinks from it and collapses on the field. McKnight confronts Walters, saying he can’t play because of his injury.

The next day at practice, Toddy introduces Bobby Boucher (Adam Sandler), his new third-string quarterback. Bobby explains to Coach Walters that he’s not interested in football anymore since his father died in “The Shrimp Bowl Riot of ’86”.

The other players reject Bobby because they’re afraid of catching cooties from him while showering with him after practice.

The Waterboy Blu-ray
  • Henry Winkler, Kathy Bates, Adam Sandler (Actor)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Semi-Tough (1977)

Semi Tough is a 1977 American sports comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie, and starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Gary Busey and Charles Durning.

The movie was written by Richard DiLello and is based on the novel of the same name by Dan Jenkins.

Although Semi Tough was a box office failure when first released in 1977, it has since grown a cult following, with many viewers appreciating its satire of football and its all-star cast.

The film centers on the rivalry between aging Texas college football coach Sam Deeds (Reynolds) and his former star player and current pro wunderkind Dodge City (Kristofferson).

The two are forced to team up when an injury forces Deeds to retire from coaching. They end up working together as they try to help their respective careers. Filming took place in Dallas, Texas in 1976.

Semi Tough’s soundtrack features songs by Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. The film was marketed with the tagline: “It’s tough being a pro.”

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Semi-Tough [Blu-ray]
  • Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh (Actors)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

The Blind Side (2009)

The Blind Side (2009) is a movie based on the true story of Michael Oher, an African-American teenager who had been homeless and living on the streets before being taken in by a well-meaning white family that helped him improve his life.

The film is directed by John Lee Hancock and stars Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy, the mother who leads her family in helping to protect Michael from a cruel and potentially dangerous environment.

The Blind Side also features Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher, Tim McGraw as Sean Tuohy, and Kathy Bates as Miss Sue.

Blind Side - Die große Chance
  • Quinton Aaron (Actor)
  • German, Dutch, Spanish, Danish, Finnish (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

We Are Marshall (2006)

We Are Marshall is a 2006 American historical drama biopic film directed by McG.

It depicts the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 football players on the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team, along with five coaches, two athletic trainers, the athletic director, 25 boosters and a crew of five.

It also addresses the rebuilding of the program and the healing that the community undergoes.

Matthew McConaughey stars as head coach Jack Lengyel, with Matthew Fox as assistant coach William “Red” Dawson, David Strathairn as university president Donald Dedmon, Ian McShane as Paul Griffen, Kate Mara as Annie Cantrell, Anthony Mackie as Nate Ruffin, Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Carol Dawson, Arlen Escarpeta as linebacker Nathanial “Thun” Fuller, Brian Geraghty as defensive back Tommy Bonham and Ian McNeice as Dr. Keith Spears.

We Are Marshall (Blu-ray/DVD Bundle)
  • English, French, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Any Given Sunday is a 1999 American drama film written by and starring Al Pacino, as well as co-starring Cameron Diaz, LL Cool J, James Woods, Jamie Foxx, Ann-Margret, Lela Rochon and Lauren Holly.

It was directed by Oliver Stone and featured a large ensemble cast. The movie is set in Miami at the fictional professional football team the Sharks.

The film follows the Sharks during an NFL season after the team has been bought by media mogul Christina Pagniacci (Ann-Margret), who becomes the new owner of the team. She intends to move the team from Miami to Los Angeles following the season’s end.

The film portrays an array of themes depicting professional football in a negative light, including greed and violence.

Any Given Sunday is based on Terry Brennan’s novel of the same name that was inspired by Brennan’s experiences playing for the Baltimore Colts in his youth.

Any Given Sunday (BD) [Blu-ray]
  • Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz (Actors)
  • Oliver Stone (Director) - John Logan (Writer) - Dan Halsted (Producer)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Undefeated (2012)

Undefeated is a 2011 American documentary film directed by Daniel Lindsay and T. J. Martin.

The film documents the struggles and successes of an inner-city high school football team, the Manassas Tigers, during the 2009 season.

The film also focuses on the players’ personal lives and on coach Bill Courtney’s character as he tries to teach them more than just football skills.

It was also screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in January as part of its New Frontier program.

Invincible (2006)

Invincible is a 2006 American sports drama film directed by Ericson Core. It is based on the true story of Vince Papale (Mark Wahlberg), who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976 to 1978 with the help of his coach, Dick Vermeil (Greg Kinnear).

The film’s title comes from the Philadelphia Eagles’ 1978 season, during which the team made an improbable run to reach and win in Super Bowl XV against the Oakland Raiders after having gone winless in the prior season.

Invincible
  • Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks (Actors)
  • Ericson Core (Director) - Brad Gann (Writer)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

“Heaven Can Wait” is a 1978 American fantasy-comedy film written by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry, directed by Beatty, and starring Beatty and Julie Christie.

Told in flashback from the pearly gates of heaven, the story follows the character of Henry “Hank” Taggett (Beatty), an American football star who is killed before his time.

He is given another chance to prove that he can be a better person, beginning with another life on Earth as a wealthy industrialist.

Beatty originally conceived of the film after reading in The Wall Street Journal about a man who claimed to have been reunited in a past life with his true love; he purchased the rights to the story for $10,000 and hired screenwriter James Goldman to develop it into a script.

The project was turned down by several major Hollywood studios before being accepted by Paramount Pictures.

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Heaven Can Wait
  • Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, James Mason (Actors)
  • Buck Henry (Director) - Warren Beatty (Producer)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

The Freshman (College Days) (1925)

The Freshman is a 1925 American silent comedy film directed by Sam Taylor and starring Harold Lloyd.

This film is one of many in which Harold Lloyd’s character is named “Lloyd” — the others being The Freshman (1917), Grandma’s Boy (1922), Hot Water (1924), and The Kid Brother (1927).

It was remade in 1930 as Oh, Yeah! In this film, a young man enrolls at college and tries to win the heart of his female benefactor by beating her boyfriend in a wrestling match. Thereafter, he goes on to save her from an elopement.

The film is full of physical comedy gags, such as when Harold attempts to climb a fence and falls flat on his face.

It also shows many alternative takes from the same scene, with different outcomes for Harold.

For example, in one take, he attempts to jump into the swimming pool but instead lands on the diving board and falls into the water.

In another take, his pants fall down when he attempts to climb over the fence.

The Freshman - Retro VHS [Blu-ray]
  • Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick (Actors)
  • Andrew Bergman (Director)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

North Dallas Forty (1979)

North Dallas Forty is a 1979 film based on the best-selling novel of the same name. It was directed by Ted Kotcheff and stars Nick Nolte and Mac Davis.

The story follows the players and coaches of a fictional professional American football team through a season.

A number of former professional athletes appeared in this movie as themselves, including Tom Landry (coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 1960 to 1988) and Don Meredith (who actually played for the Cowboys).

Troy Maxson is a quarterback for the fictional Washington Redskins, who are never seen but whose games are frequently mentioned.

Troy’s best years are behind him, his knees are shot, and he has been relegated to third-string QB behind hotshot rookie sensation Bobby Douglass (whose name incidentally is nearly identical to that of then-current Redskins QB Joe Theismann).

Troy’s age and fading talent prevent him from playing much, so he spends most of his time drinking alcohol with his black teammates.

This makes him an outcast among white Redskins players, most notably embittered veteran offensive lineman Chester McGlockton.

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Dallas Buyers Club [Blu-ray]
  • Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto (Actors)
  • Jean-Marc Vallee (Director)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Brian’s Song (1970)

Brian’s Song is a 1970 American drama film directed by Brian G. Hutton, and written by Howard Rodman, based on the true-life friendship of Chicago Bears players Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers, played by James Caan and Billy Dee Williams, respectively.

The film also stars Susan Clark, Lance Kerwin, and Jack Warden. The original music score was composed by Quincy Jones. The screenplay was inspired by the book “When Pride Still Mattered” (2001) written by Piccolo’s widow, Linda.

Song of the South (1946) [ Blu-Ray, Reg.A/B/C Import - Spain ]
  • Song of the South (1946)
  • Song of the South (1946)
  • Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett (Actors)
  • Harve Foster (Director) - Song of the South (1946) (Producer)
  • Spanish, English (Subtitles)

 

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