The Greatest Soccer Movies

The Greatest Soccer Movies
The beautiful game has not been embraced by the seventh art in quite the same way as its American equivalent. Yet Soccer, or Football as we have it here, has a simplicity which makes for a thrilling and uncomplicated conflict, and yet few filmmakers centre their stories around it. Baseball is well served with A League of Their Own, Field of Dreams, The Natural, and many more, capturing the passion and drama of the game. The American variant of football has too, with Friday Night Lights, The Waterboy and Any Given Sunday showing off the variety of stories that can be told around the game. But Football (‘Soccer’) trails behind in the cinematic stakes.

That’s not to say that there aren’t some cracking films that have used football to build their dramatic stories. There is an inbuilt connection to the game, an understanding by osmosis of the importance
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