Sunday, February 1, 2009

Superbowl Sunday and Football Movies


Rudy is my favorite football movie. I can watch it over and over and over. 

It's Superbowl Sunday. I will be checking out all the commercials for sure. For those of you in the football movie mood, here are some goodies:

The Express (2008; Dir. Gary Fleder; starring Rob Brown)
Leatherheads (2008; Dir. George Clooney; starring John Krasinski, Renee Zellweger)
The Longshots (2008; Dir. Fred Durst; starring Ice Cube)
We Are Marshall (2006; Dir. McG; starring Matthew McConaughey)
Gridiron Gang (2006; Dir. Phil Joanou; starring The Rock)
Invincible (2006; Dr. Ericson Core; starring Mark Wahlberg)
Friday Night Lights (2004; Dir. Peter Berg; starring Lucas Black, Jay Hernandez, Derek Luke)
Radio (2003; Dir. Michael Tollin; starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris)
Remember the Titans (2000; Dir. Boaz Yakin; starring Denzel Washington)
The Replacements (2000; Dir. Howard Deutch; starring Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman)
Any Given Sunday (1999; Dir. Oliver Stone; starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz)
Varsity Blues (1999; Dir. Brian Robbins; starring James Van Der Beek)
The Waterboy (1998; Dir. Frank Coraci; starring Adam Sandler)
Jerry Maguire (1996; Dir. Cameron Crowe; starring Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr.)
Rudy (1993; Dir. David Anspaugh; starring Sean Astin) 
The Program (1993; Dir. David S. Ward; starring James Caan)
Everybody's All-American (1988; Dir. Taylor Hackford; starring Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid)
Wildcats (1986; Dir. Michael Ritchie; starring Goldie Hawn)
All the Right Moves (1983; Dir. Michael Chapman; starring Tom Cruise)
North Dallas Forty (1979; Dir. Ted Kotcheff; starring Nick Nolte)
Heaven Can Wait (1978; Dir. Warren Beatty and Buck Henry; starring Warren Beatty)
Semi-Tough (1977; Dir. Michael Ritchie; starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson)
The Longest Yard (1974; Dir. Robert Aldrich; starring Burt Reynolds)
Brian's Song (1971; Dir. Buzz Kulic; starring Billy Dee Williams, James Caan)
Number One (1969; Dir. Tom Gries; starring Charlton Heston)
Paper Lion (1968; Dir. Alex March; starring Alan Alda)
Knute Rockne All American (1940; Dir. Lloyd Bacon; starring Pat O'Brien)

If you are interested, here is a list of the top-grossing football movies from 1975-Present. 

Since I couldn't list ALL the football movies, here's a very comprehensive list of football movies.

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