10 Most Realistic Football Movies
Maybe all the women's trampoline and beach volleyball wrought by the Olympics have distracted you from your one true love, but it's already football time.
With the NFL preseason well underway, you're probably looking for a football movie or two… or 10, to get you in the mood. The problem with so many gridiron flicks, though, is the gameplay on the field is fake, ridiculous and unconvincing, looking more like namby-pamby actors pretending to be athletic rather than the real deal. Think 'Brian's Song,' 'Necessary Roughness,' or — although we tried to forget Roseanne Barr's invasion of our nightmares — 'Backfield in Motion.'
Here are the 10 most realistic football movies that play football the hardcore way rather than typical Hollywood style:
North Dallas Forty
Friday Night Lights
We Are Marshall
Any Given Sunday