10 Greatest Football Films of All Time

Sports and films serves as the two most audience drawing entertainment modes in the world. When these two come together, sparks fly, although sometimes, they also bomb terribly. This is just the first list in this series, and what better way to start this series other than the sport which dominates the whole world.

Greatest football films

Yes, football it is! Today, let us take a look at 10 greatest football films of all time.

10 Greatest Football Films of All Time

10. United (2011)

Greatest football films

Going back to 57 years, the true chilling story of the Busby Babes and the Munich air disaster of 1958, still is one of most unfortunate incidents in sports history, and the one that shocked the entire world. Starting the list of 10 greatest football films of all time at number 10, is the 2011 British television film ‘United’. The film tells the story of f Manchester United’s “Busby Babes”, and how it coped up with the plane crash that killed seven members of its team. A heart breaking tale, this film is shows how unpredictable the world can be and how one never gives up!

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9. Linha de Passe (2008)

Greatest football films

Four half-brothers and their mother trying to barely survive with a pinch of football between them! The 2008 Brazilian film ‘Linha de Passe’ comes at number nine on our list. The four brothers, out of which two share a passion for football, over the course of times, realises how poverty and football shapes their life and future! Directed by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas, this film was nominated for ‘Palme d’Or’ and won the ‘Best Actress’ award for Sandra Corveloni at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

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8. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

Greatest football films

A band of brothers uses their martial arts skill in football and intends to master it. Can they do it? Next up at number eighth on our list of 10 greatest football films of all time is the 2001 Hong Kong film ‘Shaolin Soccer’. It tells the story of bringing glory to Shaolin Kung fu and how to do that by using football as a bridge. Directed by Stephen Chow, who also acted as the lead character in the film, it went on to win 14 international and national awards and earn 42 million USD, and is the highest earning film on this list.

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