Football Films

Can't wait for the Superbowl? Then check these films out.

The Blind Side (2009) - Based on the life of Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher, this Academy-Award winning movie showcases how he was able to overcome his circumstances and the family that helped him succeed.  (Photo: Courtesy Warner Bros Pictures)

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The Blind Side (2009) - Based on the true story of Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher, The Blind Side recounts his troubled youth and his ultimate triumph over adversity after being adopted by a loving family that helped him graduate high school.(Photo: Courtesy Alcon Entertainment)

The Longshots, Tuesday at 10A/9A - Ice Cube's teaching KeKe Palmer how to run the show. Peep other athletic flicks that run things. (Photo: Dimension Films)

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The Longshots (2008) - Keke Palmer and Ice Cube star in this comedy about Jasmine Plummer, a real-life athlete who became the first female to participate in the Pop Warner tournament. (Photo: Courtesy Dimension Films)

Remember the Titans (2000) - A coach at a recently integrated high school football team must contend with his team's own prejudices and overcome racial animosity in order to win.(Photo: Courtesy Jerry Bruckheimer Films)

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Remember The Titans (2000) - As the first African-American coach of a recently integrated school, Coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) struggles to maintain discipline and order amongst a beloved high school football team. Also inspired by a true story, Remember the Titans explores race relations in the early '70s. (Photo: Courtesy Jerry Bruckheimer Films)

The Express (2008) - Following the college career of Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy, The Express highlights the discrimination and pressure that he ultimately overcame to become a champion. (Photo: Courtesy Relativity Media)

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The Express (2008) - A biopic that focuses on the college football career of Ernie Davis, the first African-American player to win the Heisman Trophy, this film also highlights the period right before the civil rights movement began, and the prejudice Davis must endure. (Photo: Courtesy Relativity Media)

The Longest Yard (2005)

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The Longest Yard (2005) - A remake of a 1974 film of the same name, The Longest Yard revolves around the story of a fallen football player who puts together a capable team while in prison. (Photo: Courtesy Paramount Pictures)

Friday Night Lights (2004)

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Friday Night Lights (2004) - Based on the novel Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, this critically acclaimed drama offers a tense-but-realistic look at a high school football team in Texas. The success of both the book and movie would eventually convince TV executives to produce a primetime series with the same name. (Photo: Courtesy Universal Pictures)

Breakout Performance - With several film and television credits under his belt, LL lands a major co-starring role in the Oliver Stone football film, Any Given Sunday, alongside Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Al Pacino, in 1999.(Photo: Warner Bros.)

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Any Given Sunday (1999) - Considered by some the greatest football film of all time, Any Given Sunday offers a gritty look at football from the professional perspective and featured stand-out performances from the likes of Jamie Foxx, Al Pacino and Cameron Diaz. (Photo: Courtesy Warner Bros Pictures)  

The Program - Given the pressure that college football teams are faced with on a daily basis and widespread reports about NCAA violations, a remake of a movie like 1993's The Program is actually needed for college athletes today. The story followed a fictional college team trying to make a bowl game and dealing with various ups and downs with players and coaches. Make it happen!(Photo: Touchstone Pictures)

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The Program (1993) - The pressures of playing college football come to a boiling point in this dramatic look at one team at a major university.  (Photo: Courtesy Touchstone Pictures)

We Are Marshall (2006)

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We Are Marshall (2006) - After a plane crash kills a majority of Marshall University's football team, its sole surviving member (who missed the tragic flight due to illness) struggles to rebuild the team. (Photo: Courtesy Warner Bros Pictures)

All Things Fall Apart, Thursday at 9A/8C - 50 Cent's may be in the game, but take a look at other stars in the Top 15 Black Actors Who Play Athletes In Film.(Photo: Cheetah Vision)

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All Things Fall Apart (2011) - Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson stars as a college football player whose chances of going professional are cut due to a terminal illness. (Photo: Courtesy Cheetah Vision Productions)

The Last Fall (2012)

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The Last Fall (2012) - Kyle Bishop (Lance Gross) is a recently cut NFL free agent barely getting by and running out of options. He moves back in with his contentitious mother and younger sister, all while dealing with his own unrequited field dreams. When an old flame steps back into his life, Bishop soon begins to re-evaluate his disposition.(Photo: Transparent Filmworks)

Gridiron Gang (2006)

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Gridiron Gang (2006) - The Kilpatrick Detention Center in Los Angeles is notorious for housing criminal youth, many of which have dealt in gangs and drugs. Tired of the hopelessness and looking to help the teens with potential, the center's counselor Sean Porter (Dwayne Johnson) decides to organize a football team with himself as the coach. Despite their initial success, the team and the coach soon realize that the team's sordid past can still catch up with them, even when they have been removed from the turmoil.(Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures)