If you are a fan of American football these are the five streaming movies (plus two) that you just can’t miss.
Among the most followed and celebrated sports in the United States, football is probably the most cinematic. The exaltation of the gesture of the individual as well as the celebration of team spirit have produced a series of successful feature films for the big screen, appreciated by the general public and very often able to satisfy even the most demanding critics. The five film in streaming chosen to tell the world of football americano they are different from each other in particular for the tone, as they are divided between dramas e comedies. The common denominator remains the love for this sport and the ethical code that binds those who are part of it. Enjoy the reading.
The best streaming movies about American football
- That dirty last destination
- Jerry Maguire
- Every damn Sunday
- Friday Night Lights
- In love, no rules
The Dirty Last Goal (1974)
One of the coolest films of the 70s. The celebration of boastful manhood in the charismatic figure of Burt Reynolds it is developed from a story that with a stroke of genius blends sports film and prison-movie. Directed by a great craftsman / author like Robert Aldrich, capable of giving to That dirty last destination the right balance of epic inspiration and narrative conciseness. Memorable final scene that testifies when the love for the football is stronger than everything, even prejudices. Cult-movie for nostalgics of a cinema straight to the point, without frills. Available on Chili
Jerry Maguire (1996)
The optimistic and progressive spirit of the 90s best exposed by the icon Tom Cruise and from the always superfine writing of Cameron crowe. The world of football told from the perspective of an agent who abandons success and money for his ideals. A romantic comedy with a throbbing heart and a never-ending series of thrilling moments, like the final hug between Cruise and his only player, Cuba Gooding Jr.. Jerry Maguire it never gets old because it tells us how we should be, and how much it takes a not so great effort to become one. “You complete me” is the most romantic phrase of that decade of cinema. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes, Amazon Prime Video.
Any Damned Sunday (1999)
Per Oliver Stone sport is a war, with injuries or even victims. And it is obviously also a metaphor for when American society is violent, greedy, unable to see beyond the single or the quick gain. Every damn Sunday is all this and much more, because the director has combined a mix of staging and assembly irresistible energy. Coach’s final speech is memorable Al Pacino, as well as substantial is the first proof of the protagonist of Jamie Foxx. Moving too Dennis Quaid. Films perhaps for not very fine palates, but releases cinema at every shot. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Infinity, Apple Itunes, TIMVision, Amazon Prime Video.
Friday Night Lights (2004)
Inspired by an investigative book that made the history of sports literature, Friday Night Lights tells about football at a youth level, where sport is (too) often perceived as the only possibility to escape from a precarious, if not downright miserable condition. An intense Billy Bob Thornton leads a group of young actors in a heartfelt and engaging film, directed with a sure and sensitive hand by Peter Berg. A title too underestimated in Italy, which in turn gave its author the opportunity to produce the cult series of the same name with Kyle Chandler e Connie Britton. For this alone it deserves a plaque of merit … Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes.
In love, no rules (2008)
The retro and vaguely melancholy style of George Clooney It goes perfectly with the love for the sport to its arbori when helmets were leather and played in the mud. Comedy in costume that winks at the great classics with Cary Grant e Katharine Hepburn, Leatherheads (we refuse to write the Italian title again …) it is a simply lively, elegant film, excellently interpreted also by John Krasinski e Renée Zellweger. In its time it was a public failure, so it deserves to be rediscovered and appreciated more. Perhaps our favorite Clooney film. Available on Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes.
Another American football feature that convinced us is The other dirty last destination, more or less declared sequel to Aldrich’s cult-movie with a wild one Adam Sandler as the protagonist and a Chris Rock equally inspired to act as his irresistible shoulder. And then we must also report The reserves, with protagonist Keanu Reeves and the usual, inimitable Gene Hackman to be a coach. If you have other titles to report, don’t hesitate.