I always get the blues this time of year because once the Superbowl happens, there is no denying that football season is officially over. How do I deal, you ask? I assuage my football withdrawals with a football movie!
IMDB is my go-to movie reference tool and I ran across their awesome list Favorite Football Films. It’s got a really good roundup of some great football biographies, comedies, rom-coms, and even a documentary or two, but I’m only going to focus on my top 5 picks today:
1. The Replacements
This one is my personal fav and top pick, mostly due to Keanu Reeves, but it’s a lighthearted underdog story too and it’s funny. (btw – the mention of his name always takes me back to his Bill and Ted days!)
I look at you and I see two men: the man you are, and the man you ought to be. Someday those two will meet. Should make for a hell of a football player. –Jimmy McGinty
2. My All-American
Aaron Eckhart is in this one and it’s based on the Freddie Steinmark story. This story is tragic and uplifting all at the same time.
3. Remember the Titans
This is a great story of how a group of boys and their coaches figure out how to be a team. And its got Denzel.
Its a feel-good movie about the story of how Vince Papale earned a spot with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976-1978, with Mark Wahlberg. For a few minutes, it almost made me an Eagles fan!
5. Friday Night Lights.
So what’s your favorite football movie?