It's football season

Cant' get enough football? Consider these movies...

The Blind Side
 
Michael Oher is a homeless African-American teenager who is from a broken home. Mike is taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Touhys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own.
The Express Witness the inspirational true story of a real American hero, Ernie Davis. Rising from humblest of beginnings, Ernie Davis overcame impossible odds to become the first African-American to win college football's greatest honor-the Heisman Trophy.
The Longshots Based on the true story of a young girl who becomes the first quarterback in the history of a football league's team, and leads her team to a championship in their hometown.
We Are Marshall The inspiring story of how a small town in West Virginia, steeped in the rich tradition of college football, struggled to cope with a devastating loss and restore their community after one of the worst disasters in the history of American sports.
Friday Night Lights Chronicles a football season in Odessa, Texas, a depressed All-American town that lives and dies with the fortunes of its high school football team. The film was the basis for the critically acclaimed TV series of the same name.

 

Or how about some football of a different kind?

Invictus Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
The Damned United Previously successful manager Brian Clough takes over England's top football club Leeds United. His abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Even if you're not a soccer fan, Michael Sheen's portrayal of Clough is riveting.

 

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