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.
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#5 - Lucas (2 of 6)
"Lucas" isn't a football movie you say? I have to disagree. Yes, the main story focuses on an undersized kid who wants to gain respect after discovering that his best friend and crush have hooked up. But how does he do so? By joining the football team and earning a letterman's jacket. And that slow clap in the film's closing is a quintessential '80s movie moment.