Believe or not, football has never been a hot topic when it comes to movies. Baseball, basketball, boxing are more popular sports. There are some movies though, and here we are, talking about some of them.
Escape to Victory
Also known as Victory. It’s probably one of the first movies that comes to mind when you talk about football. Silvester Stallone is the goalkeeper, pretty bad, probably that’s why he is the goalie. This film is about allied prisoners of war who are in a German prison camp during the Second World War. They play an exhibition match of football against a German Team. Directed by John Huston and also starred Michael Caine, Max von Sydow, Daniel Massey, Bobby Moore, Pele… What else?
Bend it like Beckham
This time it is the turn of women’s football. It is the story of a girl of Indian origin who wants to succeed in the team of her idol, Manchester United. Her parents are not happy that she gets involved in football. She keeps on trying until she joined a team thanks to her friend Jules, played by Keira Knightley. But we won’t talk about the end. It would be better if you watch it. Cool movie for a Saturday afternoon.
Looking for Eric
Eric, is Cantona, the famous French striker who played for Manchester United. This film directed by Ken Loach is the story of a postman whose imaginary friend is the footballer who plays himself. The film is very funny and worth giving it a try … even if you talk about football as a metaphor for life and the like.
This film is about the football supporters. Those we would not like to see, but they are and are very difficult to hide. Perhaps the most difficult film on this list… It is the story of a young man who has been expelled from Harvard and travels to London where he knows the underworld of hooliganism. Starring Elijah Wood, Frodo in The Lord of the Rings.
The Damned United
If we start by saying that it is a BBC production. What do you think? They say it is one of the best recreations in the world of football. It is the story, in 1968 and 1974 of coach Brian Clough,. Michael Sheen is the protagonist of the film and is known for his roles in Gladiator, The Queen in the role of Tony Blair, Frost / Nixon and in the television series Masters of Sex.
This is the craziest movie ever. We started somewhat tense in World War II, the Nazis, injured Pele in Evasion or Victory and we ended up with Shaolin Soccer. Martial arts and soccer, all together. Do not look for a deep argument or psychology of any kind in the film. It’s just entertainment. It will not change your life … or yes, if you want to hit the same leaps and dribbles as the protagonists of Shaolin Soccer.
Yes, we know we are missing some of them, but I guess you have got an idea about movies related to movies, right?
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