Football Movies That Moved Me

Being a big sports fanatic it has been a hobby of to watch sports games on TV and specially sports movies. Since I was younger I have always enjoyed watching sports movies more than any other kind of movies – may it be drama, comedy, or whatnot. Of all the sports movies I am especially drawn towards football movies. I have listed here some of my favourite football movies where you will see players in football boots.

The Waterboy is one of my most loved football movies. It stars Adam Sandler. We all know that any movie with Adam Sandler in it is wacky and full of fun gags and whatnot. The Waterboy is not your usual football movie though. It doesn’t just show players in football boots winning the games. The Waterboy is about the underdogs, hard work and triumph in the end. It also has a light element of revenge that somehow makes you feel good after watching it.

Another movie that I never miss to watch every time it shows on HBO is Remember the Titans. This movie stars Denzel Washington as the coach of a football team. This movie will show you more than just football boots, kicking, and screaming. This movie shows heart, unity, and inspiration. In addition, it is also based on a true story.

When you utter Any Given Sunday in a crowd of sports loving movie buffs you will definitely receive quite a noise, and I am one of them for sure. This movie is hailed by many as one of the best football movies around. More than featuring a stellar cast that includes Pacino, Quad, and Foxx this movie carries the true spirit of players in a field wearing football boots. Any Given Sunday will show you the meaning of redemption and determination in very unlikely scenarios and it works well.

And my most favourite of all football movies is Rudy. This movie has set the standards in inspirational sports films. The film that stars Sean Astin tells the story of a poor boy who can’t even afford to have his own football boots and his dreams of playing in the field. It wasn’t a walk in park of Rudy as he had to face adversarial forces in the forms of his parents, brother, the priest, and even his team. But he broke them all, a real manifestation of determination and tenacity.