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10 wonderful movies about football

10 wonderful movies about football

Do you love football? This is the time of the World Cup. During the break, why not watch some football movies to relax?

Hooligans

Release Date 2005
Rating : 7.2 Production Companies: Director: Catherine Allinson / Catherine Allinson / Stars: Elijah Wood  /  Claire Forlani  /  Charlie Hunnam

Summary: Matt Buckner fliegt kurz vor Abschluss seines Journalismus-Studiums ohne Verschulden von der Elite-Uni Harvard und reist kurzentschlossen nach London, um seine dort lebende Schwester Shannon zu besuchen. Durch den Bruder von Shannon’s Mann, kriegt Matt Zugang zur geheimen Welt der „Firma“, der Hooligan-Fanorganisation des Fussball-Clubs West Ham United. Diese Welt ist von Brutalität und Kompromisslosigkeit gekennzeichnet, aber auch durch eine nie gesehene Verbundenheit untereinander. Schon nach kurzer Zeit erliegt Matt der Faszination der offen ausgetragenen Gewalt und findet Gefallen am Austesten der eigenen Grenzen. Von den anderen Hooligans wird er aber nur zögerlich in ihre Gruppe aufgenommen. Als die Pokalauslosung West Ham ein Lokalderby beschert, beginnt die Situation zu eskalieren.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend

Release Date 2016
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: Imagine Entertainment / IFC Films / Director: Jeff Zimbalist / Jeff Zimbalist / Stars: Kevin de Paula  /  Leonardo Lima Carvalho  /  Seu Jorge

Summary: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

She's the Man

Release Date 2006
Rating : 6.5 Production Companies: DreamWorks SKG / Lakeshore Entertainment / Director: David Cross / David Cross / Stars: Amanda Bynes  /  Channing Tatum  /  Laura Ramsey

Summary: Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for Sebastian! As if that were not enough, Viola's twin returns from London ahead of schedule but has no idea that his sister has already replaced him on campus.

Goal! - Lebe deinen Traum

Release Date 2005
Rating : 6.5 Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures / Milkshake Films / Director: Angela Wharton / Angela Wharton / Stars: Christopher Newman  /  Angela Wharton  /  Danny Cannon

Summary: Der junge Santiago Munez träumt von Los Angeles von einer Karriere als Profifussballer. Doch die Realität sieht anders aus: Jeden Tag muss er hart arbeiten, um die illegal eingereiste Familie über Wasser zu halten. Durch Zufall beobachtet ihn der britische Talentscout Glen Foy beim Kicken und bietet ihm prompt ein Probetraining beim britischen Club Newcastle United an. Santiago wittert seine Chance und reist gegen den Willen seines Vaters ins Königreich des Fussballs. Hier weht ein anderer Wind - das Klima ist rau, das Training hart und die Mitspieler nicht gerade verständnisvoll. Einziger Lichtblick ist die hübsche Krankenschwester Roz, die ihm immer wieder Mut macht. Nach und nach erkämpft sich Santiago den Respekt von Trainer und Mannschaft und wächst schließlich über sich hinaus...

Fever Pitch

Release Date 2005
Rating : 5.8 Production Companies: Fox 2000 Pictures / Wildgaze Films / Director: Samantha Armstrong / Samantha Armstrong / Stars: Drew Barrymore  /  Jimmy Fallon  /  Jason Spevack

Summary: When relaxed and charming Ben Wrightman meets workaholic Lindsey Meeks she finds him sweet and charming, they hit it off and when it is winter Ben can spend every waking hour with Lindsey, but when summer comes around the corner Lindsey discovers Ben's obsession with the Boston Red Sox. She thinks it is perfect until everything goes downhill for them.

Escape to Victory

Release Date 1981
Rating : 6.8 Production Companies: Paramount / Lorimar / Director: Sylvester Stallone / Sylvester Stallone / Stars: Michael Caine  /  Sylvester Stallone  /  Max von Sydow

Summary: A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.

Mean Machine

Release Date 2001
Rating : 6.1 Production Companies: Director: David Hemmings / David Hemmings / Stars: Vinnie Jones  /  David Kelly  /  David Hemmings

Summary: Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners have the chance to put one over the evil guards. The prisoners are lead by Danny and the whole of the prison, guards aside, are behind them.

The Damned United

Release Date 2009
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: BBC Films / Columbia Pictures Corporation / Director: Tom Hooper / Tom Hooper / Stars: Colm Meaney  /  Henry Goodman  /  Michael Sheen

Summary: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor

Africa United

Release Date 2010
Rating : 6.5 Production Companies: Pathé Productions / Out of Africa Entertainment / Director: Debs Gardner-Paterson / Debs Gardner-Paterson / Stars: Eriya Ndayambaje  /  Roger Nsengiyumva  /  Sanyu Joanita Kintu

Summary: "Africa United" tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children who attempt to realize the dream of their life: to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 at Johannesburg. But the problems begin when Fabrice, Dudu and Béatrice get on the wrong bus and end up in Congo. Without papers, without money, they are brought into a children's refugee camp. But with incredible ingenuity, a some guts and a poster for the World Cup as a map, our heroes escape from the camp and leave to pursue their dreams, bringing with them a "dream team" of refugee children to help them through a series of exciting adventures. During this journey of 5000 km through seven countries, the film reveals an unseen Africa.

Will

Release Date 2011
Rating : 6.7 Production Companies: Director: Ellen Perry / Bob Hoskins / Stars: Damian Lewis  /  Bob Hoskins  /  Rebekah Staton

Summary: Will is an 2012 British sports drama directed by Ellen Perry and starring Damian Lewis, Jane March and Bob Hoskins. .At the start of the film, eleven year-old Liverpool fan Will Brennan is at a boarding school in the south of England, due to his father Gareth's (Lewis) inability to look after him following the death of his mother. Gareth arrives one day out of the blue, with two tickets to see Liverpool play AC Milan in the 2005 Champions' League Final in Istanbul. Unfortunately, before they can go, Gareth dies suddenly. Will is determined to go and honour his father's memory. He runs away and makes it as far as France. He then meets Alek, a former Yugoslavian footballer who stopped playing during his country's civil war. Despite Alek's initial reluctance to get involved, he is inspired by Will's determination and tries to help him to fulfil his dream. After many trials and tribulations, Will gets his wish and has a better experience at the match than he could ever have imagined.