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1. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

8.9
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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 608,924 | Gross: $4.36M

2. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport

8.7
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In the small town of Dillon, Texas, one night matters: Friday Night. Eric Taylor has recently been hired as the head football coach for the Dillon High School Panthers, the town's pride and... See full summary »

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Aimee Teegarden

Votes: 51,855

3. Remember the Titans (2000)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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48 Metascore

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst

Votes: 186,209 | Gross: $115.65M

4. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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53 Metascore

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 271,053 | Gross: $255.96M

5. 22 Jump Street (2014)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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71 Metascore

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman

Votes: 324,033 | Gross: $191.72M

6. Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family

5.8
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46 Metascore

With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo

Votes: 88,035 | Gross: $138.61M

7. Invincible (2006)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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63 Metascore

Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

Director: Ericson Core | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway

Votes: 61,514 | Gross: $57.79M

8. Concussion (2015)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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55 Metascore

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, David Morse

Votes: 78,948 | Gross: $34.53M

9. The Faculty (1998)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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61 Metascore

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 104,527 | Gross: $40.06M

10. October Sky (1999)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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71 Metascore

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen

Votes: 76,375 | Gross: $32.48M

11. Little Giants (1994)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.4
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Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa

Votes: 23,846 | Gross: $19.29M

12. Friday Night Lights (2004)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Drama, Sport

7.2
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70 Metascore

Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jay Hernandez, Derek Luke, Lucas Black

Votes: 54,858 | Gross: $61.19M

13. Varsity Blues (1999)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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50 Metascore

A back-up quarterback is chosen to lead a Texas football team to victory after the star quarterback is injured.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Ron Lester

Votes: 39,548 | Gross: $52.89M

14. Radio (2003)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.9
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38 Metascore

The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing.

Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 36,616 | Gross: $52.28M

15. Facing the Giants (2006)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sport

6.6
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38 Metascore

A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields, Jason McLeod, Erin Bethea

Votes: 14,722 | Gross: $10.18M

16. Arachnophobia (1990)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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67 Metascore

A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman, Harley Jane Kozak

Votes: 59,069 | Gross: $53.21M

17. Straw Dogs (2011)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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45 Metascore

Los Angeles screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård, James Woods

Votes: 31,465 | Gross: $10.32M

18. Grudge Match (2013)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.4
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35 Metascore

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout, thirty years after their last match.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin

Votes: 54,679 | Gross: $29.81M

19. Good News (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Patricia Marshall, Joan McCracken

Votes: 2,260

20. We Are Marshall (2006)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport

7.1
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53 Metascore

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

Director: McG | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, David Strathairn

Votes: 54,266 | Gross: $43.55M

21. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

PG | 143 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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59 Metascore

A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 33,798 | Gross: $82.57M

22. The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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42 Metascore

A horrible massacre strikes up after an outcast teenage girl is taunted by a group of high school jocks, all of them unaware of her cutthroat telekinetic powers.

Directors: Katt Shea, Robert Mandel | Stars: Emily Bergl, Jason London, Dylan Bruno, J. Smith-Cameron

Votes: 14,728 | Gross: $17.76M

23. Leatherheads (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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56 Metascore

In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski, David de Vries

Votes: 30,063 | Gross: $31.20M

24. The Program (1993)

R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer

Votes: 8,549 | Gross: $23.00M

25. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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68 Metascore

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 69,720 | Gross: $0.49M

26. Gridiron Gang (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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52 Metascore

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell, Leon Rippy

Votes: 42,516 | Gross: $38.43M

27. Johnny Be Good (1988)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

4.6
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10 Metascore

Johnny's the top high school football player and many colleges want him. His girlfriend, coach and BFF want him in the college serving themselves most.

Director: Bud S. Smith | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Gleason, Uma Thurman

Votes: 5,693 | Gross: $17.55M

28. Stonewall (2015)

R | 129 min | Drama, History

5.2
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30 Metascore

A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Joey King, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 3,119 | Gross: $0.19M

29. Run the Race (2018)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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35 Metascore

Against the backdrop of high school football and track, two brothers in a small Southern town face escalating problems with two different world views, straining - but ultimately strengthening - the bonds of brotherhood.

Director: Chris Dowling | Stars: Tanner Stine, Kristoffer Polaha, Evan Hofer, Kelsey Reinhardt

Votes: 899 | Gross: $6.42M

30. Paterno (2018 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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The film centers on Joe Paterno, who after becoming the most successful coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Al Pacino, Kathy Baker, Kenneth Maharaj, Michael Mastro

Votes: 5,175

31. Necessary Roughness (2011–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A Long Island psychotherapist's personal life unravels when she finds her husband cheating. Diving fully into her work, Dr. Dani Santino soon finds herself as the most sought-after ... See full summary »

Stars: Callie Thorne, Scott Cohen, Mehcad Brooks, Marc Blucas

Votes: 6,870

32. Made (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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62 Metascore

Two aspiring boxers, lifelong friends, get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Joe Goossen, Famke Janssen

Votes: 16,465 | Gross: $5.31M

33. Gridiron Flash (1934)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.0
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The Bedford College football coach cuts a deal with a talented player who also happens to be a convicted bank robber. If he stays out of trouble, the coach will get him paroled. He also ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Tryon | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Betty Furness, Grant Mitchell, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 76

34. After Sex (2007)

Unrated | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Vignettes about eight different couples at varying points in their relationships, each having conversations immediately after having sex.

Director: Eric Amadio | Stars: Marc Blucas, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James DeBello

Votes: 7,714

35. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)

G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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62 Metascore

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey

Votes: 6,648

36. Home Movies (1999–2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Brendon Small, an ambitious eight-year-old filmmaker, shoots movies in his basement with his two best friends, while coming to terms with adolescence, life, and relationships.

Stars: Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky, Ron Lynch

Votes: 8,846

37. The Freshman (1925)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.5
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A nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James H. Anderson

Votes: 4,641 | Gross: $0.00M

38. The Comebacks (2007)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Sport

4.3
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25 Metascore

A comedy that spoofs inspirational sports movies, this movie tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all by redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finding that there is indeed... See full summary »

Director: Tom Brady | Stars: David Koechner, Robert Ri'chard, Carl Weathers, Melora Hardin

Votes: 10,738 | Gross: $13.35M

39. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

Votes: 12,124

40. Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005 Video)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

4.2
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On a prom-night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Kate Mara, Robert Vito, Tina Lifford, Ed Marinaro

Votes: 7,336

41. 23 Blast (2014)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.5
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45 Metascore

When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.

Director: Dylan Baker | Stars: Mark Hapka, Bram Hoover, Stephen Lang, Max Adler

Votes: 1,600 | Gross: $0.49M

42. Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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On the Carolina coast, Godolphin College's new track coach lodges at Blackbeard's Inn, run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers, who claim to be descendants of the notorious pirate, and who risk losing their hotel to the local mobster.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 4,609

43. Her Best Move (2007)

G | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.5
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15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.

Director: Norm Hunter | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Leah Pipes, Lisa Darr, Jhoanna Flores

Votes: 2,157

44. Playmakers (2003– )

TV-MA | 491 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

8.5
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The series is a gritty ensemble drama about the off-field lives of a group of players on a pro football team and how they deal with the pressure of being on the professional level.

Stars: Tony Denison, Omar Gooding, Russell Hornsby, Jason Matthew Smith

Votes: 1,197

45. The Oh in Ohio (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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48 Metascore

Priscilla Chase is a woman who has never had an orgasm.

Director: Billy Kent | Stars: Parker Posey, Paul Rudd, Danny DeVito, Winter Ave Zoli

Votes: 5,852 | Gross: $0.42M

46. The Chocolate War (1988)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.7
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A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 1,944 | Gross: $0.30M

47. The Minus Man (1999)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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56 Metascore

A cold-blooded serial killer floats around the country and chooses his victims from people who complain about their lives and indicate a willingness to be killed. His murders are introduced... See full summary »

Director: Hampton Fancher | Stars: Owen Wilson, Sheryl Crow, Dwight Yoakam, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 6,079 | Gross: $0.37M

48. Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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32 Metascore

A darkly romantic story of murder and redemption, set against an eerily familiar American landscape.

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Monica Keena, Ellen Barkin, Michael Ironside, Vincent Kartheiser

Votes: 2,893 | Gross: $0.03M

49. Division III: Football's Finest (2011)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.6
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After the sudden death of the head coach of a small Divison III football program, Athletic Director Roy Goodwyn hires ex-convict Rick Vice in a desperate attempt to get the Bluecocks' back to a winning season.

Director: Marshall Cook | Stars: Andy Dick, Marshall Cook, Michael Jace, Mo Collins

Votes: 1,441

50. Undefeated (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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71 Metascore

Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin | Stars: Bill Courtney, O.C. Brown, Montrail 'Money' Brown, Chavis Daniels

Votes: 6,476 | Gross: $0.56M



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