10 Excellent Soccer Films from IMDB to Watch During the World Cup

Feeling like you’re not getting enough soccer in between matches? Here are the top ten most popular soccer films (according to IMDB) to turn on when you’re feeling deprived…


1.Hooligans (2005)


“A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.”


2.Bend It Like Beckham (2002)


“The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents’ traditionalism by running off to Germany with a football team (soccer in America).”


3.Shaolin Soccer (2001)


“A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.”


4. Goal! (2005)


“Santiago Munez is a footballer in a regional club. He gets scouted and transferred to Newcastle United.”


5. The Damned United (2009)


“A look at Brian Clough’s 44-day reign as the coach of Leeds United.”


6. Mean Machine (2001)


“A soccer star jailed for assault leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards.”


7. The Football Factory (2004)


“The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence, its about men looking for armies to join…”


8. Playing for Keeps (2012)


“A former sports star who’s fallen on hard times starts coaching his son’s soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.”


9. Looking for Eric (2009)


“Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.”


10. Montevideo: Taste of a Dream (2010)


“A story about one team that decides to follow a dream that takes them on a journey to the First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. A dream that allows them to become true stars and living legends.”


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