The best films about soccer ever made
‘Another Sunday and Sweet FA’ (1972) - In this television play, the spirit of Sunday League Football is fully captured. It is all about the comedic yet dramatic side of small-town soccer.
‘Diego Maradona’ (2019) -
Diego Maradona (1960-2020) is regarded as one of the best players in soccer history.
‘Bend It Like Beckham’ (2002) -
This is a great feel-good soccer film. Starring Keira Knightley and Parminder Nagra, it tells the story of two girls who want to play professional soccer.
'The Miracle of Bern' (2003) -
In this heartwarming film, a little boy Matthias (Louis Klamroth) is trying to live a normal life in post-war Germany.
‘Becoming Zlatan’ (2015) -
This film is all about the rise of Zlatan Ibrahimović. Originally from Sweden, he is known as one of the best strikers of his era.
‘Playing for Keeps’ (2012) -
This movie has a cracking cast with Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
‘Ronaldo’ (2015) -
As the name suggests, this documentary film is all about the life of famed soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
‘Green Street Hooligans’ (2005) - Charlie Hunnam and Elijah Wood star in this great film. Matt Buckner is a student at Harvard but gets wrongfully expelled.
‘Kicking and Screaming’ (2005) - The story is about an extremely competitive man who becomes the coach of his son's soccer team, much to the latter's dismay.
‘Johan Cruijff: En un momento dado’ (2004) - Johan Cruijff (1947–2016) is known as one of the most important figures in the history of the sport of soccer.
‘Mean Machine’ (2001) -
Former player Vinnie Jones stars in this excellent crime comedy. Danny Meehan (Jones) is an ex-soccer coach who gets sent to jail.
‘Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos’ (2006) - The title may be long, but do not be put off: this film is exceptionally interesting.
‘Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story’ (2011) - As the title suggests, this film is all about the career of famed American soccer player Jay DeMerity (right).
‘Garpastum’ (2005) -
This is a heartwarming story set in 1914 in St. Petersburg. Two brothers are determined to play soccer and so try to buy land for a soccer pitch.