Watch One for the Gipper: Football Movies

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Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday
By Stone, Oliver
2004-09 - Warner Home Video
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Tony D'Amato's Miami Sharks are struggling with three consecutive losses, sliding attendance and aging heroes. When a devastating hit knocks the star veteran and the second-string quarterback out of the game, the Sharks' third-stringer Willie Beamen stuns everyone and is soon playing for the material perks. With Beamen pushing from one side and the beautiful co-owner pressuring from the other, Tony sees the Sharks coming apart at the seams. …More

Brian's Song

Brian's Song
By Kulik, Buzz
2004-12 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Brian's Song is the Emmy Award-winning true story that chronicles the special relationship between two Chicago Bears football players--Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers--and Piccolo's heroic fight against cancer. …More

Facing the Giants

Facing the Giants
By Kendrick, Alex
2008-09 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
9781424810246 Find It

 

In his six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never had a winning season. Even the hope of a new season is squelched when the best player on his Shiloh Eagles decides to transfer schools. After losing their first three games of the season, the coach discovers a group of fathers are plotting to have him fired. Combined with pressures at home, Coach Taylor has lost hope in his battle against fear and failure. However, an unexpected challenge finds a purpose bigger than just victories. Daring to trust God to do the impossible, Coach Taylor and the Eagles discover how faith plays out on the field--and off. With God, all things are possible. …More

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
By Berg, Peter
2007-05 - Universal Home Video
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The true story of the 1988 football season of the Permian High Panthers of Odessa, Texas. In small town Texas, the entire community lives and dies with its local high school football team. The town shuts down on Friday nights and everyone goes to the games. During the 1988 season, the Panthers struggle with ongoing personal conflicts on their way through the state playoffs. Each game is one more fleeting moment of the high point of their lives. …More

Invincible

Invincible
By Core, Ericson
2008-08 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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When the coach of Vince Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time--no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way. Certainly no one like Papale--a down-on-his-luck, 30 year-old, substitute teacher and part-time bartender who never even played college football. But against these odds, Papale made the team and soon found himself living every fan's fantasy--moving from his cheap seats in the upper deck to standing on the field as a professional football player. …More

Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire
By Cruise, Tom
Director Crowe, Cameron
2007-06 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Jerry Maguire is a sports agent who is long on ambition but short on scruples. After he suddenly and ceremoniously loses his job and his girlfriend, both his personal and professional careers hit an all-time low. But when a single mother enters his life and his heart, he finds himself negotiating the biggest deal of his lifefor the heart and hand of the woman he loves. …More

Knute Rockne, All American

Knute Rockne, All American
By Bacon, Lloyd
2006-08 - Warner Home Video
9781419828362 Find It

 

Coach Rockne leads Notre Dame to gridiron greatness with star player George The Gipper Gipp. …More

The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard
By Aldrich, Robert
2007-02 - Paramount Home Video
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The warden forces an ex-football star to lead fellow inmates in a game against the guards. Directed by Robert Aldrich. …More

Radio

Radio
By Tollin, Michael
2005-09 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
9781404935822 Find It

 

For anyone who ever had a dream and everyone with the courage to stand up for what they believe, comes the real life story of Robert "Radio" Kennedy. Experience Radio's journey from a man no one understands to the coach no one could live without. Together with Head Coach Harold Jones, Radio inspired a football team to become champions and a town to open their hearts. Heroic performances from Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Academy Award Nominee Ed Harris will have you laughing, crying and cheering for the man who proved, the world's greatest victories happen in real life. …More

Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans
By Bruckheimer, Jerry
Director Yakin, Boaz
Producer Flynn, Michael
2007-01 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
9780788826856 Find It

 

Based on a remarkable true story, "Remember the Titans" follows the explosive dramatic events that took place in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971 when African-American football coach Herman Boone was hired to guide an integrated but racially polarized high school team, the T.C. Williams Titans. Angry, stubborn and a rigid task master, Boone faces a cool reception from the team's players as well as an awkward relationship with assistant coach Bill Yoast, a local white coach with seniority and a tradition of winning who was bypassed for the job. As the two men learn to overcome their ignorance and bigotry and realize that they have much in common and integrity, honor and a strong work ethic. They work together to transform a group of angry unfocused players into a dynamic winning team of responsible young men. In the process, they also unite a divided community and ensure that Virginia will always "Remember the Titans." …More

The Replacements

The Replacements
By Deutch, Howard
2008-12 - Warner Home Video
0085391858522 Find It

 

Based on the 1987 professional football players' strike, underdogs get a shot at playing in the big time when a motley array of blue-coller misfits fills in for the protesting pros. …More

Rudy

Rudy
2005-07 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Rudy is the true story of an Indiana blue-collar kid who wanted to play Notre Dame football more than anything. His father worships Notre Dame football but who would never imagine that any of his sons would be a part of the team. Ruettiger's commitment towards his goal is relentless despite tremendous obstacles in physical stature, education, poverty and his father's envy. …More

We Are Marshall

We Are Marshall
2008-05 - Warner Home Video
9781419845628 Find It

 

A true story, based on devastating events, set in Huntington, West Virginia, about a small town steeped in the rich tradition of college football. For decades, players, coaches, fans and families have come together to cheer on Marshall University's Thundering Herd. For this team and this community, Marshall football is more than just a sport, it's a way of life. But on a fateful night in 1970, while traveling back to Huntington after a game in North Carolina, 75 members of Marshall's football team and coaching staff were killed in a plane crash. As those left behind struggled to cope with the devastating loss of their loved ones, the grieving families found hope and strength in the leadership of Jack Lengyel, a young coach who was determined to rebuild Marshall's football program and in the process helped to heal a community. …More

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