Favorite Football Movies

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  1. Rusty24

    Rusty24 Well-Known Member

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    Since the NFL season just started Thursday and NCAA Football started last weekend, I figured that this would be the best time to make this thread. For me I have to make two categories when I talk about football movies; comedy and drama.

    My favorite football comedy is The Waterboy. It has a great cast and me and my friends used to quote it all the time when I played football. It also has Lynn Swann and Bill Cowher in it. Being a huge Steelers fan, those cameos pleased me quite a bit. The runner up is the original The Longest Yard. I thought the remake was alright, but it doesn't beat the original.

    My favorite football drama is Rudy. This movie is just plain great and emotional. I also can relate to this movie because my brother plays football and is a little short as well. The thing is though, my brother is determined and he is really tough. I swear he's knocked people taller than me on their ass. I think the runner up would be Invincible.

    I have a few honorable mentions because they're not football movies but they are some neat football scenes in movies. First off is Smokey and the Bandit 2. Even though this is nowhere near as good as the first one, I still rewatch it just to see the scene where Bandit talks to Terry Bradshaw and then Mean Joe Greene flips Jackie Gleeson's car over with his bare hands. The other one is The Dark Knight Rises. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the scene and Hines Ward has the most epic touchdown ever. This all preceded by an awesome quote from Bane.
     
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    #5 - Jerry Maguire
    #4 - Friday Night Lights
    #3 - All the Right Moves
    #2 - Rudy
    #1 - North Dallas Forty

    Honorable Mentions -
    Remember the Titans
    The Longest Yard
    Brian's Song (Made for TV Movie)
    The Program



    NOTE: These aren't mine, this is what was on Hollywood Dailies on Reelz Channel yesterday
     
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    There's quite a few I like.

    Friday Night Lights
    Any Given Sunday
    The Program
    Waterboy
    The Replacements
    Necessary Roughness
    Remember the Titans
    Longest Yard
     
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    Wildcats
    Varsity Blues
     
  6. Rusty24

    Rusty24 Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing that a long time ago and being disappointed by it. I think I need to watch it again because I remember not liking it because there wasn't enough football in it and I didn't care for the plot at the time. If I watch it again now, I will probably appreciate the plot more.
     
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    The Replacements
     
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    Its the 'Replacements' for me too.
     
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    The Blind Side. Sandra Bullock is a boss.
     
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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Necessary Roughness. Robert Loggia. the end.

    Brian's Song- that's one you pull out for your girlfriend and DARE her not to cry.

    The Longest Yard- not the remake. Burt, back when he did no wrong.

    M*A*S*H- the football game was funnier than hell.

    Knute Rockne, All-American- Mandatory viewing for any Notre Dame, or hell, any college football fan. Great movie.
     
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    Remember the Titans. Great movie
     
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    Radio-Yes the Movie with Cubie Gooden Jr as a Someone who loves radios.
     
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    My Fav 5ive (in no particular order) :

    The Blind Side
    The Longest Yard
    Any Given Sunday
    Remember the Titans
    Division III Football's Finest

    Honourable Mentions:

    The Waterboy
    The Comebacks
    Friday Night Lights
     
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    "Wounds heal, chicks dig scars, glory is forever."

    The Replacements.

    Also Any Given Sunday.

    I don't often watch football movies, so those are the only two I can really vouch for. Although someday I've got to see the gipper.
     
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    any given sunday or friday night lights .there are the best.
     
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    Lady Bugs... oh that "football"....

    The Longest Yard
    Waterboy

    .... f*ck those are Adam Sandler movies.

    Rudy
    Jerry Maguire count? I'm kiddin
     
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    The originial Longest Yard with Burt Reynolds
    Wildcats
     
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    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    Original Longest Yard.
    Rudy.
     
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    Brian's Song
    Remember the Titans
    We are Marshall
     

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