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Best Soccer Movies


  • Goal! The Dream Begins (Goal!: The Impossible Dream)

    Goal! The Dream Begins (Goal!: The Impossible Dream) (PG, 2005)

    Leonardo Guerra, Tony Plana, Miriam Colon, Kuno Becker, Jorge Cervera Jr.
    One young man's dream takes him on a remarkable journey in this sports-themed drama. Santiago Munez ... read more(Kuno Becker) was born in Mexico, and came to California with his family when he was just a boy. One of the few things Santiago brought with him was a love for soccer, and while he holds down two jobs -- working landscaping during the days with his father, Hernan (Tony Plana), and as a busboy at night -- he still dreams of playing the game professionally, and spends his precious spare time with an amateur team in Los Angeles. One day, Santiago is approached by Glen Foy (Stephen Dillane), a part-time scout for powerhouse British team Newcastle United; Glen has seen Santiago play and thinks he has talent, and can get him a tryout with Newcastle if he can make his way to England. While Hernan refuses to help Santiago pay for the trip, his grandmother (Miriam Colon) empties her savings to help him follow his dream. Santiago's first reserve game with the team happens during a typically British rainstorm, with Santiago suffering a mild asthma attack to boot; he doesn't play at his best and is turned away from the team, but he refuses to go home, determined to make good. After striking up a friendship with star kicker Gavin Harris (Alessandro Nivola) and demonstrating his mettle to coach Mal Braithwaite (Gary Lewis), Santiago earns a second chance to show Newcastle United what he can do and make his father proud of him. Goal! was a major international hit, and a sequel was already in production before the film opened in the United States in the spring of 2006. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb1843987953
      fb1843987953: The drama is nearly unbearable, the soccer scenes are fun though.
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • loogenhausen
      loogenhausen: The soccer (football) parts are great, but the rest is mired in stupid formula cliches.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • Loth18
      Loth18: ."
      Story of an illegal immigrant named santiago muniz and his tough road to soccer stardom. Great acting from Kuno Becker and good acting all around from the cast. This movie
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Bend It Like Beckham

    Bend It Like Beckham (PG-13, 2003)

    Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Shaheen Khan, Anupam Kher
    An Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike... read more her traditional older sister, Pinky, who is preparing for a lavish Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapati, Jess dreams of playing soccer professionally, like her hero David Beckham. Wholeheartedly against Jess' unorthodox ambition, her parents eventually reveal that their reservations have more to do with protecting her, than with holding her back. When Jess is forced to make a choice between tradition and her beloved sport, her family must decide whether to let her chase her dream--and a soccer ball--or follow a more orthodox path.
    • fb1387691792
      fb1387691792: I really like this movie even though I don't play soccer
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100000351979675: i didn't realize that bekham played soccer until I saw this movie
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1047412274
      fb1047412274: the girl was an awesome SOCCER paly it was just insiring
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
  • Shaolin Soccer

    Shaolin Soccer (PG-13, 2004)

    Stephen Chow, Ng Mang-tat, Vicki Zhao Wei, Patrick Tse, Hui Li
    One of Hong Kong's top screen comics, Stephen Chow, co-wrote, co-directed, and headlines this three-... read moreway blend of sports, action, and humor. Sing (Stephen Chow) is a modern-day Shaolin monk who has become a master of traditional fighting skills, and is renowned for his "leg of steel." However, these days there isn't much call for a Shaolin warrior, and Sing and his fellow monks earn their keep working menial jobs until a soccer coach gets the bright idea of translating Sing's talent for kicking to the soccer field. Sing becomes the lynchpin of a team playing in a tournament that could net them a $1 million purse, but even with Sing's footwork, beating the steroid-fueled champions will be no easy task. Shaolin Soccer also features Man Tat Ng and Vicki Zhao. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb1138887416
      fb1138887416: I was kind of disappointed in the movie to be quite honest. I was expecting more from it and the m
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1463751009
      fb1463751009: watched this as a kid and remember thinking, "My gosh, these guys are absolutely getting owned by a soccer ball." The action is so absurd and outrageous that it makes everything hilarious. A joy to wa
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fujiewaranosai
      fujiewaranosai: . As a soccer fan, and a martial arts fan this was somewhat of a treat for me. At first the cheesiness made
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Green Street Hooligans

    Green Street Hooligans (R, 2005)

    Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Marc Warren, Leo Gregory
    An American abroad is introduced to the heady but dangerous pleasures of violence in this powerful d... read morerama from Great Britain. Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) is a journalism student from America who is expelled from college when his roommate sets him to take the fall after drugs are found in their dorm room. Needing time to sort out what his next move should be, Matt travels to London to visit his sister Shannon (Claire Forlani), who has married British Steve Dunham (Marc Warren). As it happens, Matt arrives at a less than opportune moment, and he ends up spending his first evening in the U.K. with Steve's brother Pete (Charlie Hunnam). Pete hangs out with a "firm" of friends who call themselves "the Green Street Elite" and are passionate fans of the West Ham United football club (Matt quickly discovers calling British football "soccer" is an easy way to get your teeth knocked out). Pete has little use for Matt until the Green Street Elite get into a dust-up with another firm; Matt turns out to be a fierce if inexperienced fighter, and discovers he enjoys the kick of street brawling. Matt is cautiously accepted by Pete and the other members of the firm, and is soon absorbed into the very British world of violent football fandom. But when Pete and his friends learn that Matt studied journalism, they begin to suspect he's a reporter doing an undercover piece on hooliganism, and they set out to teach him an ugly lesson about loyalty. The debut feature film from British director Lexi Alexander, Green Street Hooligans (initially shown simply as Hooligans) was the first film ever to win both the Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb752327980
      fb752327980: ..about fights and soccer..it is a great movie
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb531303170
      fb531303170: A raw, gritty depiction of the hooliganism culture that is prevalent throughout the football (soccer) world of England and most of Europe. A great film, but it's still difficult to buy into Elij
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • fb100000100721539
      fb100000100721539: . Go rent it. It's a great movie. Just remember you don't call soccer, soccer in England.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Gracie

    Gracie (PG-13, 2007)

    Carly Schroeder, Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney, Andrew Shue, Jesse Lee Soffer
    In 1978, a teenage girl fights to play on the boys' varsity soccer team after her brother, a soccer ... read morechampion, dies. In the process, she wins the right for girls everywhere to play.
    • canucks1624
      canucks1624: ...not as much soccer as i wanted there to be, but all around good movie!
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • fb1626113327
      fb1626113327: A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.

      This inspirational movie is loosely based on Elisabeth Shue, who is trying to make the boys
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • leannnoodle
      leannnoodle: I loved this movie since i love soccer. It was the perfect movie for me.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago