The Greatest Football Movies of All Time

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14. Any Given Sunday (1999)
> Combined score: 1.96 — #4,955 out of 17,159 movies
> IMDb rating: 6.9
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 73%
> Starring: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, James Woods

In this drama directed by Oliver Stone, Al Pacino plays Coach Tony D’Amato, whose job with the Miami Sharks is on the line after he falls into disfavor with team owner Christina Pagniacci, played by Cameron Diaz. The movie has plenty of cameo appearances from sports figures, including Dick Butkus, Y.A. Tittle, Pat Toomay, Warren Moon, Johnny Unitas, Emmitt Smith and Terrell Owens.

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13. We Are Marshall (2006)
> Combined score: 2.00 — #4,703 out of 17,159 movies
> IMDb rating: 7.1
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 79%
> Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, David Strathairn

Based on a true story, this movie has Matthew McConaughey playing Jack Lengyel, who becomes takes on the daunting task of coaching the Marshall University football team after a plane crash kills 37 players, the head coach and five assistant coaches.

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12. Concussion (2015)
> Combined score: 2.07 — #4,278 out of 17,159 movies
> IMDb rating: 7.2
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 74%
> Starring: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, David Morse

Based on an article published in GQ magazine, this movie stars Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist. The NFL tries to suppress his research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) brain degeneration suffered by professional football players.

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11. The Express: The Ernie Davis Story (2008)
> Combined score: 2.13 — #3,908 out of 17,159 movies
> IMDb rating: 7.3
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 75%
> Starring: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown, Darrin Dewitt Henson

Based on the life of the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy, this film tells the story of Syracuse University Running back Ernie Davis (played by Rob Brown). Davis encountered many challenges on his way to winning the Heisman and afterward. The movie marks the film debut of Chadwick Boseman, who plays Floyd Little.

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10. Invincible (2006)
> Combined score: 2.18 — #3,562 out of 17,159 movies
> IMDb rating: 7.1
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 73%
> Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway

In this movie based on a true story, Mark Wahlberg portrays Vince Papale, a 30-year-old part-time bartender who lands a tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles and becomes the oldest rookie in the NFL. Papale played three seasons as a wide receiver under head coach Dick Vermeil, played by Greg Kinnear.