Best-Reviewed Pro Football Movies

Omaha! 319! Black 88! Rotten Tomatoes has compiled the 10 best-reviewed pro football movies of all time! Hike! God dammit, Donald!

#10

Concussion (2015)
59%

#10
Adjusted Score: 66.055%
Critics Consensus: Concussion lands a solid, well-acted hit on its impressively timely subject matter, even if its traditional sports drama structure is a little too safe to deserve a full-on dance in the end zone.
Synopsis: Based on the true story of the doctor who discovered CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in football players, and the uphill... [More]
Directed By: Peter Landesman

#9

Black Sunday (1977)
71%

#9
Adjusted Score: 72.803%
Critics Consensus: A smart, tense thriller from director John Frankenheimer, Black Sunday succeeds on a technical level, even if it fails to bring its characters to vivid life.
Synopsis: With the help of international terrorists, angry Vietnam vet Lander plots to cause trouble at the Super Bowl by sending... [More]
Directed By: John Frankenheimer

#8

Invincible (2006)
72%

#8
Adjusted Score: 76.083%
Critics Consensus: As simple and authentic as the gritty South Philly invirons in which it's set in, Invincible sends a uplifting and heartfelt message packed with an athletic enthusiasm that shouldn't be missed.
Synopsis: This is the true story of Vince Papale, who became a member of the Philadelphia Eagles football team as a... [More]
Directed By: Ericson Core

#7

Semi-Tough (1977)
88%

#7
Adjusted Score: 82.209%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson star as two pro-football pals who both fall for the team-owner's very rich daughter. Kind... [More]
Directed By: Michael Ritchie

#6

The Longest Yard (1974)
81%

#6
Adjusted Score: 84.045%
Critics Consensus: Equal parts tough and funny, and led by a perfectly cast Burt Reynolds, The Longest Yard has an interesting political subtext and an excellent climax -- even if it takes too long to get there.
Synopsis: Ex-football star Paul Crewe (Burt Reynolds) ends up in a prison run by sadistic sports-nut Warden Hazen (Eddie Albert). Strong-armed... [More]
Directed By: Robert Aldrich

#5

Jerry Maguire (1996)
83%

#5
Adjusted Score: 87.559%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by dazzling performances from Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Renée Zellweger, as well as Cameron Crowe's tender direction, Jerry Maguire meshes romance and sports with panache.
Synopsis: Jerry Maguire is a man who knows the score. As a top agent at Sports Management International, Jerry is unquestionably... [More]
Directed By: Cameron Crowe

#4

Big Fan (2009)
86%

#4
Adjusted Score: 88.066%
Critics Consensus: Featuring Patton Oswalt's sympathetic portrayal, Big Fan humorously and effectively captures the dark and lonely world of a sports fanatic.
Synopsis: Paul Aufiero, a 35-year-old parking garage attendant from Staten Island, is the self-described "world's biggest New York Giants fan." He... [More]
Directed By: Robert D. Siegel

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 88.41%
Critics Consensus: Muddled overall, but perceptive and brutally realistic, North Dallas Forty also benefits from strong performances by Nick Nolte and Charles Durning. Football fans will likely find it fascinating.
Synopsis: Onetime Dallas Cowboy Peter Gent's tell-all novel about the big business of football is the source for Ted Kotcheff's film,... [More]
Directed By: Ted Kotcheff

#2

Heaven Can Wait (1978)
89%

#2
Adjusted Score: 92.452%
Critics Consensus: A throwback to the high-gloss screwball comedies of the 1940s, Heaven Can Wait beguiles with seamless production values and great comic relief from Charles Grodin and Dianne Cannon.
Synopsis: In this film, Warren Beatty plays pro-football-player Joe Pendleton, who is whisked to Heaven before his due date by over-eager... [More]
Directed By: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry

#1

Brian's Song (1970)
92%

#1
Adjusted Score: 92.758%
Critics Consensus: Buoyed by standout performances from James Caan and Billy Dee Williams, Brian's Song is a touching tale of friendship whose central relationship transcends its standard sports movie moments.
Synopsis: This football film draws on the memoirs of Chicago Bears' Gale Sayers to depict his friendship with fellow player Brian... [More]
Directed By: Buzz Kulik

Tag Cloud

The Arrangement Schedule Emmys Trivia Shudder Spring TV The CW Best and Worst Drama Cartoon Network Comedy Star Trek sports Brie Larson vampires Hulu Valentine's Day TIFF El Rey Holidays science fiction Epix anime E! Year in Review BET 007 Lionsgate political drama DC Universe crime CBS HBO Marathons 45 boxoffice Video Games Awards Tour Tumblr Logo travel dc Country jamie lee curtis Tomatazos crime drama spy thriller binge comiccon romance FOX hist A&E Toys what to watch OWN biography miniseries Music war anthology AMC composers 2015 diversity Amazon First Look Infographic GLAAD Opinion Interview mutant 20th Century Fox See It Skip It Writers Guild of America Character Guide NYCC Netflix crossover ESPN Columbia Pictures WGN Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Winners 2019 ABC Red Carpet Pixar Biopics Bravo mockumentary Musicals period drama Extras finale streaming PaleyFest X-Men golden globes Summer zombie television Universal Esquire CNN Warner Bros. Rom-Com Fantasy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Super Bowl supernatural ITV Premiere Dates unscripted APB politics Mystery Pop USA Network Watching Series blaxploitation zombies Lifetime SDCC Marvel Fall TV dramedy Crackle E3 Polls and Games crime thriller Captain marvel medical drama SXSW dceu MCU adaptation Sci-Fi 2017 Apple IFC Freeform Quiz true crime cooking Creative Arts Emmys Nominations robots Sundance sequel Trophy Talk BBC History PBS Comic Book TBS sitcom Comedy Central Disney Christmas CBS All Access Rocky IFC Films Box Office spider-man American Society of Cinematographers Ovation Reality Competition Calendar TV Land Election Sundance Now Awards Masterpiece SundanceTV cults VICE green book Anna Paquin TruTV Adult Swim Mary Poppins Returns Superheroe 2018 Winter TV Photos police drama Horror CW Seed cinemax psycho Certified Fresh Nat Geo Rock discovery Black Mirror Western Grammys Nickelodeon Dark Horse Comics Kids & Family Trailer Thanksgiving Mindy Kaling Reality NBC transformers ratings Syfy Oscars FX Musical thriller Showtime singing competition TNT based on movie aliens Pirates 24 frames adventure Amazon Prime Paramount Network Superheroes Mary Tyler Moore YouTube Red Starz Sony Pictures doctor who docudrama DC streaming service TV social media Star Wars LGBTQ San Diego Comic-Con Acorn TV DGA Action National Geographic Shondaland Mary poppins Ghostbusters USA RT History GIFs festivals Podcast Spectrum Originals Song of Ice and Fire 21st Century Fox YouTube Premium CMT New York Comic Con Paramount justice league cats President facebook DirecTV MSNBC Martial Arts cops talk show Set visit BBC America ABC Family Comics on TV Ellie Kemper Disney Channel award winner harry potter MTV Animation Cosplay historical drama TLC Spike Food Network technology comic Lucasfilm TCA 2017 Sneak Peek TCA GoT serial killer VH1 Britbox Walt Disney Pictures TCM DC Comics Teen Fox News FXX YA Countdown 2016 casting