After what seemed like an eternity, football season is finally here. College football has taken over Saturdays and the NFL has rendered Sundays virtually unproductive for most Americans as of last week. What better time to present my Fab Five Football Films. Football has long replaced baseball as America’s true pastime, so there were a lot of films to consider, but the following films represent the best of my personal criteria of story, football action and rewatchability.
Feel like I left one of your favorites out? Leave a comment to let me know.
#1 - Rudy (6 of 6)
This is a no-brainer. "Rudy" is not only the best football film, but possibly the best sports film of all time. It's the classic underdog story but told in such an emotionally fulfilling way that it still brings a tear to my eye with each viewing. The acting, cinematography, score and directing are all top notch, and what makes the story even more effective is knowing that Rudy is a real-life person. The fact that someone actually achieved what he did gives us all hope in reaching our own goals in life.
Pop "Rudy" into your DVD player today and watch it with your entire family.