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A List of the Best Football Movies Netflix Has to Offer


Apr. 23 2020, Updated 2:17 p.m. ET

Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Why not go with a sports-themed feature in honor of the Super Bowl! Lucky for you, Netflix has a handful of entertaining football films that’ll get fans psyched for Sunday’s big game.

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A guide to the best football movies on Netflix:

Whether you’re looking for a comedy, drama, or stirring documentary, these six titles — four films, two series — hit every box on our checklist.

'Undefeated' (2011)

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Source: The Weinstein Company

Rated: PG-13

This critically acclaimed motion picture, which rightfully won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, follows the Manassas Tigers — a high school football team from Memphis, Tenn. that had never made it to the playoffs. Co-directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin spent more than 500 hours filming the group of inner-city kids and their volunteer coach, Bill Courtney, as they fought for a winning season following years and years of defeat.

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'The Longshots' (2008)

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Source: MGM

Rated: PG

The comedy, starring Ice Cube and a young Keke Palmer, is based on the true story of Jasmine Plummer, the first female quarterback in the Pop Warner football tournament. In the film, Jasmine learns how to throw from her uncle, Curtis, and secures a spot on her local team, the Minden Browns. When the coach suffers a heart attack, Curtis is asked to help lead the Jr. Pee Wees to victory. Come for the laughs, stay for the emotional conclusion.

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