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Top 5 American Football Movies

Top 5 American Football Movies

A good sports movie is difficult to make or, at least, difficult to find. there is too a challenge of filming a convincing football match using teams of actors, and it can feel like finding a good football film to watch is more of a challenge than it’s worth. Many of our choices are based on true stories because often the greatest moments in sports need no embellishments. we’ve got a list of the 5 best American football movies for you which are based on true inspirational events.

5. The Express

Directed by: Gary Fleder
The movie was released on 12 September 2008. It was the debut film of Chadwick Boseman as Floyd Little.
The film is based on the incredible true story life of Syracuse University football player Ernie Davis, the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy, portrayed by actor Rob Brown. The Express explores civil rights topics, such as racism, discrimination, and athletics. The scenes are completely fictitious. There are elements of truth in the Cotton Bowl segment, which accounted for three pages in The Elmira Express, Robert C. Gallagher’s biography of Davis that is the alleged basis for the film but accounts for probably 15 to 20 minutes of the two-hour movie.
The Express premiered in theaters nationwide. Despite receiving generally positive reviews from critics, the film was a box office bomb, grossing just $9.8 million against its $40 million budget.
The express movie earned prestigious awards:
•AARP Movies for Grownups Awards (2009) Movies for Grownups Award Best Supporting Actor Role.
•ESPY Awards (2009) ESPY [Winner] Best Sports Movie.
•Image Awards (NAACP) (2009) Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture.
•Young Artist Awards (2009) Young Artist Award.

4. Friday Night Lights

Directed by: Peter Berg
The movie was released on October 3, 2006. The book on which this movie is based followed the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team as they made a run towards the state championship.

The show Friday Night Lights was inspired by a true story, The games were done dramatically, the characters were complex and mostly likable, it tackled important topics. although one that traveled through multiple layers of adaptation. The real-life Permian Panthers, and the surrounding town of Odessa, were a major inspiration for the critically acclaimed NBC.
Friday light night coveys a deep impact on adults’ hopes and goals lived vicariously through their children – The most important theme of the novel involves the impact of adults’ hopes and goals lived vicariously through their children.
The Box Office collection of Friday Night Lights is over $62 million.
Awards:
Friday Night Lights won a Peabody Award, three AFI awards, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, an ACE Eddie Award for editing, an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing, a Television Critics Association Award, and has earned multiple Writers Guild of America nominations.

3. Rudy

Released: 1993
Directed by: David Anspaugh
The film was released on October 15, 1993. An American biographical sports film. It is an account of the life of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles. It was the first film that the Notre Dame administration allowed to be shot on campus since Knute Rockne, All American in 1940. In 2005, Rudy was named one of the best 25 sports movies of the previous 25 years.
Movie Rudy teaches the Youth two Important lessons:
1. Fight relentlessly for what you want — naysayers are damned
2. Set achievable goals — and work like hell toward them
Box office Collection:
Domestic performance- $22,750,363
worldwide performance $22,750,363
The movie earned quiet Prestigious Awards:

•Christopher Awards (1992)
•Heartland International Film Festival (1994)
•Young Artist Awards (1994) •Outstanding Family Motion Picture – Action/Adventure.

2. Blind Side

Directed by: John Lee Hancock
The Blind Side is a 2009 American biographical sports drama released on November 20, 2009. The movie was based on the 2006 book The Blindside: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The story is about A homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family and the book also chronicles his life from an impoverished life to that of a star player Michael Oher a player in the Baltimore Ravens team.
The Blind Side shows us that poverty and racism create a sort of prison, and how people need to be rescued from them, also states that it is a righteous act what people do to help someone out of that imprisonment.

The film was a commercial success, grossing $309 million on a $29 million budget.
Awards:
•Won 2010 Academy Oscar Award For Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
•Won 2010 Golden Globe Award For Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama

1. Remember The Titans

directed by: Boaz Yakin
One of The Best American biographical sports films was released on September 29, 2000. the movie is based on the true story of coach Herman Boone, portrayed by Denzel Washington, and his attempt to integrate the T. C. Williams High School football team in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971.
The movie achieved its success as how Herman Boone puts his team through exhaustive training and constantly tells them that they must always perform to be the best. He also says that if they have passion and stay committed, they can beat the odds and win. Although there are many themes highlighted in this film, the overall theme is teamwork.

The movie teaches us To make good decisions and navigate through life, you have to look to the ones who came before you. No matter how dire your situation seems, someone has probably been in your shoes before. Be a student of the game.
Remember the Titans had a budget of $30 million and premiered in theaters nationwide in the United States on September 29, 2000. It has grossed an estimated $115.6 million in the U.S. and $136.7 million worldwide.
The movie won several prestigious awards:

•Angel Awards (2001)
•BET Awards (2001)
•Black Reel Awards (2001)
•Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2001)
•BMI Film & TV Awards (2001)

 

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