It’s that time of the year. The NFL season is about to kickoff and we all know that our Sundays for a while will be taken over by football. With that being said, we wanted to share some of our favorite football movies to watch before or during the NFL season.

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Cast: Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx, Oliver Stone, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, James Woods, Lawrence Taylor, LL Cool J, Lauren Holly, Jim Brown, Andrew Bryniarski, Matthew Modine

Synopsis: “A behind the scenes look at the life and death struggles of modern day gladiators and those who lead them.”

Where to watch: Apple TV, Redbox, Vudu

Brian’s Song (1972)

Cast: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Shelley Fabares, Bernie Casey, David Huddleston

Synopsis: “Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.”

Where to watch: Tubi

Draft Day (2014)

Cast: Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner, Sean Combs, Tom Welling, Ellen Burstyn, Frank Langella, Denis Leary, Terry Crews, Josh Pence

Synopsis: “The General Manager of the Cleveland Browns struggles to acquire the number one draft pick for his team.”

Where to watch: Hulu, Max

Friday Night Lights (2004)

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Britton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Tim McGraw, Jay Hernandez, Derek Luke, Lee Jackson

Synopsis: “Based on H.G. Bissinger’s book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.”

Where to watch: Peacock

Gridiron Gang (2006)

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jade Yorker, Setu Taase, Xzibit, Brandon Mychal Smith, David V. Thomas, Mo McRae, Omari Hardwick, Leon Rippy, L. Scott Caldwell, Kevin Dunn

Synopsis: “Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.”

Where to watch: Netflix, USA

Invincible (2006)

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Lola Glaudini, Turron Kofi Alleyne, Michael Kelly

Synopsis: “Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.”

Where to watch: Disney+

Leatherheads (2008)

Cast: George Clooney, John Krasinski, Renée Zellweger, Jonathan Pryce, Matt Bushell, Robert Baker, Grant Heslov, Stephen Root

Synopsis: “In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America’s too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.”

Where to watch: Peacock

The Longest Yard (2005)

Cast: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds, Ed Lauter, The Great Khali, William Fichtner, Bob Sapp, Terry Crews, Bill Goldberg, Nicholas Turturro, James Cromwell, Brian Bosworth

Synopsis: “Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.”

Where to watch: Direct TV, Paramount+, Pluto TV

Remember the Titans (2000)

Cast: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Ryan Hurst, Ethan Suplee, Hayden Panettiere, Wood Harris, Donald Faison, Kip Pardue, Earl Poitier, Nicole Ari Parker, Ryan Gosling, Kate Bosworth, Craig Kirkwood, Burgess Jenkins, Gregory Alan Williams, John Michael Weatherly

Synopsis: “The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.”

Where to watch: Disney+, Hulu

The Replacements (2000)

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Brooke Langton, Gene Hackman, Jon Favreau, Rhys Ifans, Orlando Jones, Faizon Love, Ace Yonamine, Michael Taliferro

Synopsis: “During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.”

Where to watch: Apple TV, Max

Varsity Blues (1999)

Cast: James Van Der Beek, Paul Walker, Ali Larter, Amy Smart, Jon Voight, Ron Lester, Scott Caan, Jesse Plemons, Richard Lineback

Synopsis: “A back-up quarterback is chosen to lead a Texas football team to victory after the star quarterback is injured.”

Where to watch: Paramount+, Pluto TV

We Are Marshall (2006)

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, Kate Mara, Ian McShane, David Strathairn, January Jones, Brian Geraghty, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Synopsis: “When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team’s new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.”

Where to watch: Apple TV, Prime Video, Vudu

Woodlawn (2015)

Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Voight, Caleb Castille, Kevin Downes, Nicholas Bishop, C. Thomas Howell, Sherri Shepherd, Kevin Sizemore

Synopsis: “A gifted high-school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.”

Where to watch: Pure Flix, Vudu


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