Do You Know These Famous Football Movies?

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Football movies aren't just a way to pass a Saturday night - they're an obsession. These films make us laugh, make us cry and make us want to cheer. The big difference between watching a football movie and a real football game is that you don't jump to your feet and yell at the screen. Let's test your knowledge of the greatest football movies of all time!

Which famous football movie stars James Caan?

"Brian's Song" is hands-down one of the greatest football movies of all time. The film stars James Caan and was released in 1971.

Which football movie won Sandra Bullock an Academy Award?

"The Blind Side" is a touching football flick which won Sandra Bullock an academy award. The movie was released in 2009.

What film is about a small kid who ends up playing for Notre Dame?

"Rudy" is the unforgettable story of a small kid who ends up playing for Notre Dame. It stars Sean Astin and was released in 1993.

Which film was about football hero Ernie Davis?

"The Express" was a 2008 film about college football hero Ernie Davis. He was the first African-American to win the Heisman.

Which football film stars Burt Lancaster?

"Jim Thorpe - All American" is a football film starring Burt Lancaster. It was released in 1951, following the life of Native American Jim Thorpe.

Which football movie stars Dwayne Johnson?

"Gridiron Gang" was released in 2006, starring Dwayne Johnson. It's about teenagers in a juvenile detention center who learn through playing football.

Which film is about a quarterback and an angel?

"Heaven Can Wait" stars Warren Beatty as a quarterback taken out of his body by an angel. It was released in 1978.

Which football film was by Oliver Stone?

"Any Given Sunday" was an Oliver Stone film from 1999. It had an all-star cast, including Al Pacino.

Which 1940 film was about a Notre Dame coach?

"Knute Rockne All American" is a 1940 film about famous Notre Dame coach, Knute Rockne. It starred Pat O'Brien.

Which TV film was about ABC's Monday Night Football broadcast?

"Monday Night Mayhem" was the story of ABC's Monday night football broadcast. It aired on television in 2002.

Which football movie starred the Marx brothers?

"Horse Feathers" is the zany football movie starring the Marx Brothers. It was released in 1932, and is one of the funniest football movies of all time.

Which famous football movie starred Denzel Washington?

"Remember the Titans" is a football movie starring Denzel Washington. It was released in 2000 and tells the story of an African-American coach.

Which football movie takes place in prison?

"The Longest Yard" is a prison flick starring Burt Reynolds. It's about a team of inmates that put a football team together.

Which film is based on the life of Vince Papale of the Philadelphia Eagles?

"Invincible" tells the story of Vince Papale, a bartender that overcomes the odds and joins the Philadelphia Eagles. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg.

Which film is about a football coach and a developmentally challenged man?

Radio tells the story of a developmentally challenged man and a high school football coach. It stars Ed Harris, and was released in 2003.

Which football movie stars Keanu Reeves?

The Replacements is a 2000 movie starring Keanu Reeves. It's about a team of replacement players during a pro football strike.

Which football remake starred Adam Sandler?

"The Longest Yard" was a remake starring Adam Sandler. It was released in 2005.

Which film is about a Louisiana football legend whose career ends?

"Everybody's All American" is the story of a Louisiana star player whose career comes to an end. It was released in 1988 and starred Dennis Quaid.

Which film is about a football star who gets into sports gambling?

"Two for the Money" is a flick about a football player that gets into sports gambling. It stars Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey.

Which football movie stars George Clooney?

Leatherheads is a George Clooney flick set in 1925. The film itself was released in 2008, and was directed by Clooney, as well.

Which film is famous for "Show me the money"?

Cuba Gooding Jr. is famous for saying "show me the money" in "Jerry Maguire." The film won him an academy award.

Which inspirational football film involves a massive plane crash?

"We Are Marshall" is an inspirational Matthew McConaughey film from 2006. It tells the story of the plane crash that killed a number of players on the Marshall University football team.

Which 1979 football movie starred Nick Nolte?

"North Dallas Forty" was a 1979 football movie starring Nick Nolte and singer Mac Davis. It was a semi-fictional account of the Dallas Cowboys.

Which movie is based on H.G. Bissinger's book?

"Friday Night Lights" is based on H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger's book. The film premiered in 2004 and starred Billy Bob Thornton.

What is the quintessential John Wayne football movie?

"Trouble Along the Way" is a John Wayne football movie from 1953. Thank goodness Wayne wasn't a cowboy for once!

Which film depicts a sportswriter posing as a quarterback for "Sports Illustrated"?

"Paper Lion" is a 1968 film about a sportswriter posing as a rookie quarterback. The movie stared Alan Alda.

Which movie deals with the immense pressures of being a football player at a major university?

"The Program" is a tale of immense pressure on and off the field. It was released in 1993 and starred James Caan.

Which movie was about a girl playing football?

"Quarterback Princess" is the tale of a girl who just wants to play football! It stars Barbara Babcock and was released in 1983.

Which football movie stars James Van Der Beek​?

Varsity Blues stars James Van Der Beek and is about a Texas football team. The movie was released in 1999.

What Adam Sandler classic took place on a football field?

The Waterboy is classic Adam Sandler. A waterboy becomes a tackler in this 1998 comedy.

What is the Tom Cruise football classic?

"All The Right Moves" is a Tom Cruise classic from 1983. It's about a high-school football player desperate for a scholarship.

What's the name of the football team in "Neccessary Roughness"?

The Fightin' Armadillos hail from Texas State University. The movie was released in 1991.

What football movie was Robin Williams in?

The movie is called "The Best of Times." It stars Robin Williams and opened in 1986.

What football movie stars Goldie Hawn?

The film "Wildcats" stars Goldie Hawn as a football coach. The film opened in 1986.

In which film does a down-and-out quarterback try to solve a murder?

In "The Last Boy Scout," Damon Wayans plays a hard-up quarterback who tries to solve a murder. He's aided by a cynical detective played by Bruce Willis.

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