The Football fever is back, and all the crazy football lovers must watch these amazing Movies based on Football. Sit, relax and watch some gruesome action on the soccer fields by these actors performing in English football themed movies. Quiet possible, I might have missed your favorite football film from the list, But Do not worry, do post your favorite football film in the comment section below to help us make this list the perfect. these movies are based on Football not on American Football.
Top Movies based on Football/ Soccer
The Damned United (2009)
The Damned United is a 2009 film directed by Tom Hooper. The story of the film revolves around Brian Clough and his 44 day reign as the coach of Leeds United. The film was adapted from the bestselling novel, the Damned Utd.
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Offside is a Iranian film directed by Jafar Panahi. about girls who try to watch a World Cup qualifying match but are forbidden by law because of their sex.
The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty (1972)
The Goalkeeper’s fear of the penalty also known as The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, is a German language film directed by Win Wenders. The film is adapted from the novel of the same name. The film is about a Goalie who misses penalty kick and gets suspended from a game.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Bend it like Beckham is a drama sports film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The film is about an 18 year old young girl who is passionate about football, but is born in an Orthodox Sikh family. Her family has forbidden her to play football for she is a girl. She runs off to Germany with a football team and makes her way to top of the league.
Goal! is also known as Goal! The Dream Begins, is a 2005 film directed by Danny Cannon. Goal! Is the first film of Goal Trilogy. The Film was made with full cooperation from FIFA and that’s the reason, the film was made with actual teams and players.
When Saturday Comes (1996)
When Saturday Comes is a British film directed by Maria Giese. A brewery worker who loves football is spotted by the manager of Hallam Football club and later on is offered a trial at Sheffield United.
Green Street (2005)
Green Street is a football hooliganism drama film directed by Lexi Alexander. The film is also known as Green Street Hooligans, Hooligans or Football Hooligans in many countries. A Harvard Undergrad is expelled, he moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of Football Hooliganism.
The Game of their Lives (2005)
The Game of their Lives also known as The Miracle Match, is a film based on true story of the 1950 US Soccer team, directed by David Anspaugh. The story of the film is about the family traditions and passions of the players of the team of the Underdogs, which against all odds beat England 1-0 in Brazil during the World Cup.
Escape To Victory (1981)
Escape to Victory also known as Victory is a 1981 film, directed by John Houstan. The film is about Allied prisoners of World War II, who play an exhibition Football match against German National Team.
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Shaolin Soccer is a Hong Kong film directed by Stephen Chow. Shaolin Monk reunites his five brothers after their master’s death to apply their martial arts, superhuman skills to play soccer and showcase the Shaolin Kung Fu to the world and masses.