Poll: Best Soccer Movie
Which movie best represents 'the beautiful game'? Discuss the list here
Poll by: pbn
Created Jun 30 2014
Allied POWs, including Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone and Pelé, accept to play a match against a German team, hoping to use it as an escape. Directed by John Huston.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
A Sikh girl, played by Parminder Nagra, rebels against her parents by joining Keira Knightley on a girls' football team.
Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
The path to football fame for the Mexican boy Santiago, with two sequels, Goal II: Living the Dream (2007) and Goal! III (2009).
Looking for Eric (2009)
A football-fanatic, middle-aged father and postman gets some life coaching from Eric Cantona. Directed by Ken Loach.
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Stephen Chow stars as a shaolin kung-fu practitioner who starts a soccer team.
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
An American moves to London and is introduced to the lifestyle of football hooliganism. Stars Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam.
Fever Pitch (1997)
Colin Firth stars as an obsessive Arsenal supporter whose love life develops in tandem with his team's fortunes.
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Will Ferrell takes over as coach of a kids' soccer team. Robert Duvall plays his competitive father.
She's the Man (2006)
Amanda Bynes pretends to be a boy to play on a college soccer team. Then she falls in love with Channing Tatum.
The Damned United (2009)
Michael Sheen plays Brian Clough, the short-lived manager of Leeds United. Directed by Tom Hooper.
The Game of Their Lives (2005)
The story of the US soccer team who beat England in the World Cup in Brazil in 1950. Stars Wes Bentley and Gerard Butler.
Gregory's Girl (1980)
The teenager Gregory has a crush on Dorothy - who plays on his football team! Written and directed by Bill Forsyth.
The story of the legendary Manchester United team involved in a 1958 Munich air crash.
The Miracle of Bern (2003)
The stories behind the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954.
A teenage girl fights for the right to play competitive soccer. Featuring Elisabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney.
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)
A bullied boy becomes football hero. Featuring Robert Carlyle and Ray Winstone.
The Big Green (1995)
Steve Guttenberg stars as a sheriff who helps coach of a school soccer team.
Jafar Panahi's film about Iranian girls who dress as boys to watch the games at the local football stadium.
Montevideo: Taste of a Dream (2010)
The story behind Yugoslavia's participation in the first World Cup in 1930. With the sequel See You in Montevideo (2014)
The Cup (1999)
While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery in exile in India.
Rudo y Cursi (2008)
Two siblings, played by Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal, rival each other inside the world of professional soccer.
Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Ricky Tomlinson is the unexpected choice for the position of manager for the English national team.
Mean Machine (2001)
Vinnie Jones is a soccer star jailed for assault, who leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards.
Sixty Six (2006)
A boy's barmitzvah looks set to be a disaster when it coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final.
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
The Football Factory (2004)
Nick Love's study of British hooliganism.
Two boys raised as brothers in the Venezuelan slum get the chance to play for an international talent scout.
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006)
Match documentary from the perspective of Zinédine Zidane.
The Class of '92 (2013)
A documentary about the rise to prominence of six Manchester United footballers, including David Beckham.
Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006)
The rise and fall of the N.Y. Cosmos, the soccer team that brought Pelé to America.
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