Pigskin Classics

With the opening of the NFL season tomorrow night, I figured that it’s only appropriate that I choose the Top Ten Football Movies of All-Time. Before I go forward, I must say that I have not seen We Are Marshall, Brian’s Song, or the original version of The Longest Yard, which could explain their absence from the list.

10. Gridiron Gang

The Rock and Xhibit in Gridiron Gang

Somewhat cheesy, yes, but inspiring and well acted… even if it is by The Rock and Xhibit.

9. The Waterboy

“No mama, you’re the devil.” Foosball, H2O, and the chick from The Craft.

8. Invincible

I love it because it’s a movie about my Birds. It’s not the best (obviously at #8), but definitely a great watch to get pumped for Eagles football.

7. Little Giants

A classic kids sports flick. For me, this genre doesn’t get better than this movie, Little Big League, and Rookie of the Year

Little Giants

6. Any Given Sunday

Jamie Foxx as “Steamin'” Willie Beamen, and Al Pacino as the coach… solid football movie about coming of age and the good and bad of the game.

5. Friday Night Lights

The best dramatic portrayal of high school football. Period.

The Program

4. The Program

The dark side of college football. “Kill ’em all, let the paramedics sort ’em out” or something like that.

3. Varsity Blues

While not as great a dramatic depiction of high school football as noted in #5, I love this movie. Funny, dramatic, and overall, just plain entertaining.

2. The Replacements

Hilarious football movie where Keanu’s poor acting skills are highlighted perfectly in a lead role that even he can’t mess up. Pure unadulterated fun.

1. Remember the Titans

Best football movie ever. Inspiring story of integration in a period of adversity. Love it.

Coach Herman Boone

~ by thepaintedman on September 9, 2009.

2 Responses to “Pigskin Classics”

  1. How is RUDY not on this list… Ridiculous!!! YOU ARE!

  2. I don’t really like Rudy. In fact, watched it in pieces and have never had the desire to see it beginning to end.

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