There is no doubt that football is probably one of the most celebrated sports in the whole world. Have you seen how crazy the World Cup gets? The marketability of football events is always something business takes advantage of for promotion. If you are a football fan and love the sport, here is a list of football-themed movies that will get your heart racing as much as a real game does.
Look for these title the next time you watch movies online:
Goal: The Dream Begins
This is the story of a young Mexican boy who developed a love for football despite his hardships as an illegal immigrant residing in the dark and troubled side of Los Angeles. A scout noticed his talents and gives him the chance to go to England to try out for Newcastle United. He risks not being able to go back again to the USA in order to fulfill his dreams to be a professional player. It is a very inspirational film especially for those who have dreamed to be professional players themselves.
Bend It Like Beckham
Shown at the time when football was all about David Beckham, this is a story of a Sikh girl who goes against traditions and family values in order to join a football team. The movie is all about her struggle to fulfill her dream despite cultural boundaries and racial tensions.
The Game of Their Lives
This is a motivational underdog movie based on the true story of the 1950 US football team who got to beat England 1-0 for the first time in the team’s history. The movie focuses on the passion the team players have for the sport.
This is the story of two brothers who uses their martial arts skill on the game in order to win. The result is a very enjoyable comedic portrayal of the sport.
She’s the Man
Here’s a football-themed movie even girls will love! This is a story about a girl who pretends to be her brother in a boarding school in order to join the soccer team and prove to her ex-boyfriend from the rival school that she plays better than him in the sport.
The Class of ‘92
This is a cinematic documentary that focuses on the rise to stardom of six extremely talented superstars from Manchester united David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, and Paul Scholes. The film covers the years 1992 to 1999 wherein Manchester United got its European cup triumph.
The Two Escobars
Showing the dark side of soccer fans, this is a powerful documentary about the historic events in Colombia at the height of the 1994 World Cup when a Colombian national player, Andres Escobar, made the mistake of scoring an own goal and was shot by a man from a drug cartel who lost a lot of money when Colombia lost in the World Cup. The story also intertwines with the fall of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who happened to support the Colombian football team.
This movie is based on a true story of Manchester United’s “Busby Babes,” the youngest side to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich air crash that had claimed the lives of eight of them.
Another movie inspired by true events, this is the story of two young Tibetan boys who is exiled to a Tibetan monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas. Being great football fans and with the World Cup coming, the two boys attempt to get a satellite dish in order for everyone to watch the World Cup.