20 Movies Like Friday Night Lights

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Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans
Remember the Titans
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: 8 wins & 17 nominations
Writer: Gregory Allen Howard
Actors: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Remember the Titans” is a sports drama film based on a true story, depicting the integration of a high school football team in Virginia in the 1970s. The film explores themes of racial tension, unity, and overcoming adversity as the team and their coaches work together to overcome racial prejudice and achieve success on the field.

We Are Marshall

We Are Marshall
We Are Marshall
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 49%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 131 min
Genre: Drama, Sport
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Jamie Linden, Cory Helms
Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie
Language: English
Country: United States
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“We Are Marshall” is a movie based on a true story about the aftermath of a tragic plane crash that killed most of the Marshall University football team. The film follows the efforts of the surviving players, coaches, and community as they come together to rebuild the football program and heal from the devastating loss.

The Blind Side

The Blind Side
The Blind Side
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 30 nominations total
Writer: John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis
Actors: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Blind Side” is a film based on a true story that follows the journey of Michael Oher, a homeless and underprivileged teenager who is taken in by a wealthy family. With their support and guidance, Michael discovers his talent for football and overcomes his difficult background to become a successful athlete and find a place to call home.

Coach Carter

Coach Carter
Coach Carter
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: 3 wins & 15 nominations
Writer: Mark Schwahn, John Gatins
Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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“Coach Carter” is a sports drama film based on the true story of a high school basketball coach who benches his undefeated team due to their poor academic performance, pushing them to prioritize their education. The movie follows the coach’s relentless efforts to instill discipline, responsibility, and academic excellence in his players, ultimately teaching them valuable life lessons on and off the court.

Rudy

Rudy
Rudy
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Angelo Pizzo
Actors: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Rudy movie is a biographical sports drama that follows the true story of Rudy Ruettiger, a small-town boy who dreams of playing football for the University of Notre Dame. Despite numerous obstacles and setbacks, Rudy’s determination and perseverance ultimately lead him to achieve his goal and become an inspiration for others.

The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard
The Longest Yard
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Awards: 3 wins & 17 nominations
Writer: Albert S. Ruddy, Tracy Keenan Wynn, Sheldon Turner
Actors: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Longest Yard” is a sports comedy film about a former football player who is sent to prison and is tasked with forming a team of inmates to play against the prison guards in a football game. The movie explores themes of teamwork, redemption, and the power of sports to bring people together.

Gridiron Gang

Gridiron Gang
Gridiron Gang
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: N/A
Writer: Jeff Maguire, Jac Flanders
Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Gridiron Gang” is a movie based on a true story about a probation officer who forms a football team with juvenile inmates to teach them discipline, teamwork, and redemption. Through the sport, the team learns valuable life lessons and transforms their lives both on and off the field.

Any Given Sunday

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“Any Given Sunday” is a sports drama film that explores the behind-the-scenes world of professional American football, highlighting the struggles and conflicts faced by players, coaches, and team owners. It delves into the intense pressure, rivalries, and personal sacrifices involved in the pursuit of success in the highly competitive and physically demanding sport.

The Replacements

The Replacements
The Replacements
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Metacritic: 30/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Awards: N/A
Writer: Vince McKewin
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton
Language: English, American Sign
Country: United States
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“The Replacements” is a sports comedy film about a group of replacement players who are hired to fill in for a professional football team during a players’ strike. The film follows their journey as they come together as a team and face various challenges to prove themselves on the field.

Remember Sunday

Remember Sunday
Remember Sunday
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Michael Kase, Barry Morrow
Actors: Alexis Bledel, Zachary Levi, Merritt Wever
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Remember Sunday” is a romantic drama about a woman who falls in love with a man who suffers from short-term memory loss. As their relationship develops, she must find a way to make him remember her every day.

The Express

The Express
The Express
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 62%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations
Writer: Charles Leavitt, Robert Gallagher
Actors: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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“The Express” is a biographical sports drama film that tells the story of Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. The movie follows his journey as he faces racial discrimination and overcomes adversity to become a football legend at Syracuse University.

Varsity Blues

Varsity Blues
Varsity Blues
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 45%
Metacritic: 50/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: W. Peter Iliff
Actors: James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Varsity Blues” is a 1999 sports drama film that follows a small-town high school football team and their struggles with the pressures of winning, the corrupt coach, and the expectations placed upon them by their community. The movie highlights the personal journey of the backup quarterback, who challenges the status quo and inspires his teammates to question the sacrifices they make for the sport.

The Program

The Program
The Program
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 62%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: N/A
Writer: John Hodge, David Walsh
Actors: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume Canet
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States, France
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“The Program” is a 2015 biographical sports drama film that tells the story of Lance Armstrong’s rise to fame as a professional cyclist and his subsequent fall from grace due to his use of performance-enhancing drugs. The movie explores the intricate web of deceit, doping, and the relentless pursuit of victory in the world of professional cycling.

Radio

Radio
Radio
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 35%
Metacritic: 38/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: 3 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Mike Rich, Gary Smith
Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Radio” is a heartwarming film based on a true story, following the relationship between a mentally challenged man named Radio and a high school football coach who becomes his mentor, as they inspire and change each other’s lives through their unwavering friendship and love for the game.”

Facing the Giants

Facing the Giants
Facing the Giants
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 16%
Metacritic: 38/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Awards: N/A
Writer: Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
Actors: Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields, Jason McLeod
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Facing the Giants” is a sports drama film that follows a high school football coach who faces numerous challenges and personal struggles as he tries to inspire his team to overcome their own limitations and achieve greatness. Through faith and determination, the coach leads his team on an incredible journey of self-discovery and triumph.

Draft Day

Draft Day
Draft Day
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Metacritic: 54/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Drama, Sport
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Scott Rothman, Rajiv Joseph
Actors: Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner
Language: English
Country: United States
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The movie Draft Day is about the high-pressure world of professional football as the general manager of the Cleveland Browns navigates the challenges and decisions leading up to the NFL draft, while also dealing with personal and professional conflicts.

The Waterboy

The Waterboy
The Waterboy
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Awards: 6 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler
Actors: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Waterboy” is a comedy film about a socially awkward waterboy named Bobby Boucher who becomes a football player for his college team, using his untapped anger to excel on the field and win games. Along the way, he must overcome his overprotective mother and face various challenges to prove himself.

Invincible

Invincible
Invincible
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
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Runtime: N/A
Seasons: 3
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Awards: 5 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Cory Walker
Actors: Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Invincible movie is about a young Polish boy named Zdzisław Beksiński who becomes a renowned artist, documenting his family’s struggles and the turbulent history of Poland. It explores the complex dynamics within his family, including his eccentric parents and mentally unstable son.

The Rookie

The Rookie
The Rookie
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
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Runtime: 43 min
Seasons: 6
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. 2 wins & 2 nominations total
Writer: Alexi Hawley
Actors: Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Rookie” is a sports drama film based on the true story of Jim Morris, a high school baseball coach who becomes a Major League Baseball pitcher at the age of 35. It follows his journey of overcoming obstacles and fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing in the big leagues.

Glory Road

Glory Road
Glory Road
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: 2 wins & 3 nominations
Writer: Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois
Actors: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Glory Road” is a sports drama film based on a true story, following the journey of the first all-black starting lineup for an NCAA basketball team in the 1960s as they face numerous challenges and racial discrimination while striving to win the national championship. It explores themes of racial equality, teamwork, and the power of determination in breaking down barriers.

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