The Superbowl’s today. I’d be more excited, but unfortunately my team lost… *sigh* Anyways, I’m trying to be more energetic and spirited, that way come 3:30 I’ll be fully pumped for the game. So, to try and raise my spirits, and to show my appreciation for this hollowed day, I’ve put together a list of my favorite football films. Although, in doing my research I found there are many football flicks unseen by my learned eyes.

Still, we’ll call this list the football films of my generation. Not too catchy I know, but my generation never really is.

 

9. Radio (2003)

the moment: Coach Jones consoling Radio after his mother’s death.

the directing: Michael Tollin
the writing: Mike Rich
the acting: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris
the time: 109 minutes

 

8. Invincible (2006)

the moment: Vince Papale’s touchdown.

the directing: Eric Core
the writing: Brad Gann
the acting: Mark Wahlber, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks
the time: 104 minutes

 

7. Any Given Sunday (1999)

the moment: Coach Tony D’Amato’s speech.

the directing: Oliver Stone
the writing: John Logan & Oliver Stone
the acting: Al Pacino, Jamie Fox, Cameron Diaz
the time: 162 minutes/156 minutes (Director’s Cut)

 

6. Friday Night Lights (2004)

the moment: Charles Billingsley gives his son his ring.

the directing: Peter Berg
the writing: David Aaron Cohen & Peter Berg
the acting: Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund
the time: 118 minutes

 

5. The Waterboy (1998)

the moment: Bobby Boucher gets mad.

the directing: Frank Coraci
the writing: Tim Herlihy & Adam Sandler
the acting: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk
the time: 90 minutes

 

4. Rudy (1993)

the moment: Really…?

the directing: David Anspaugh
the writing: Angelo Pizzo
the acting: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
the time: 116 minutes

 

3. Little Giants (1994)

the moment: The Fumblerooski.

the directing: Duwayne Dunham
the writing: James Ferguson & Robert Shallcross
the acting: Rick Moranis, Ed O’Neill, Shawna Waldron
the time: 106 minutes

 

2. The Replacements (2000)

the moment: Dancing to “I Will Survive.”

the directing: Howard Deutch
the writing: Vince McKewin
the acting: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton
the time: 118 minutes

 

1. Remember the Titans (2000)

the moment: Coach Boone’s speech at Gettysburg.

the directing: Boaz Yakin
the writing: Gregory Allen Howard
the acting: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Donald Faison
the time: 113 minutes

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