10 best football movies all fans must watch
When it comes to movies, there aren’t many regarding football that have gone onto become blockbusters and smash box office records. It is surprising considering the following the sport has and the storylines there have been.
For the fans of the beautiful game, though, you don’t need a billion-dollar movie, so here are ten football movies that you must watch:
#1 The Damned United
Peter Morgan's adaptation of David Peace's novel ‘The Damned Utd’‘ tells the story revolving around Brian Clough (Michael Sheen) and his time as manager of Leeds United in 1974. Director Tom Hooper captures the emotion of football, both on and off the pitch.
The movie also unravels Clough's relationship with Don Revie (Colm Meaney), his successful predecessor at Leeds, who was criticized for his physical and aggressive approach at the club by Clough.
#2 Escape to Victory
Directed by John Huston and based on the movie Two Half Times in Hell by Zoltan Fabri, Escape to Victory is a drama with football playing a major part in the story that sees a team of Allied prisoners face a German side in an exhibition match which they see as a perfect opportunity to escape captivity.
The film features the likes of Bobby Moore and Pele and various Ipswich Town players, while Michael Cane portrays English captain John Colby, a professional footballer for West Ham United before the war. He refuses to use the match as an escape route despite being urged to do it by his superior officers and goalkeeper Sylvester Stallone.