In a world that is mainly for the boys, it’s nice to see some girl power. Girls can be more than just princesses and mermaids; they can also be tough. They can fight crime, solve mysteries, save the day, and in this case play football.
Football today is a male-dominated sport, with not much room for girls to advance professionally. Films like these give hope to a dream that one day your little girl may make it to the big league.
In these movies, girls get rough and play in the dirt. Here are 5 movies to help inspire your little athlete.
5 Girl Football Movies
Bella and The Bulldogs
Middle-school student Bella Dawson doesn’t buy into the traditional roles of boys playing football and girls being cheerleaders. The head cheerleader dreams of playing football. She achieves that goal when she gets a chance to try out for her school’s pigskin squad.
She excels, not only making the team but becoming the star quarterback. She takes the job from Troy, who is bitter about losing the position.
Her teammates do what they can to try to get her to give up, but she perseveres. While the star athlete shows her toughness on the field, Bella doesn’t want to lose her two best friends from the cheer squad, overly enthusiastic Pepper and no-nonsense Sophie, who advises Bella on everything about boys.
Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube), a down-on-his-luck former football player, becomes the new coach of the Minden, Illinois, Pop Warner football team. With his niece Jasmine (Keke Palmer) installed as the team’s quarterback and secret weapon, Curtis has a chance to turn his life around, while the residents of Minden have a chance to recapture their team spirit and civic pride.
A Canadian teenager, Tami (Helen Hunt), who has just moved to Oregon, causes a stir when she decides to stand up against her coach and the naysayers of her small town and try out for her high school football team. To try and prove that she’s capable of being a talented football quarterback despite her gender.
Molly McGrath (Goldie Hawn) is following her dreams when she quits her cushy girl’s track coaching position at Prescott High to become the boy’s football coach at inner-city Central High.
Even though she’s faced with both racial and gender prejudices, she whips the team into shape, so they can compete against Prescott High in the final.
All the while, Molly is also dealing with her ex-husband, Frank Needham (James Keach), who is trying to get custody of their two young daughters.
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- Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Orlando Jones (Actors)
It’s late in the season; the playoffs are fast approaching, and the Washington Sentinels have just gone on strike. Scrambling for a solution, the Sentinels’ owner Edward O’Neil hatches a plan to bring in legendary coach Jimmy McGinty to recruit a team of replacement players in exactly one week.
For fans and owners alike, the strike is a disaster. But for Shane Falco and a mismatched crew of outsiders, it is the second chance they’ve waited their whole lives for.
What did you think of this list of girl football player movies?
If you’re looking for more football movies, be sure to check out:
- 20 Best Football Movies on Netflix
- 10 Football Movies Based On True Stories
- 10 Best High School Football Movies on Netflix
- 10 College Football Movies
- 10 Football Movies for Kids
This list of films about girls playing football is subject to change without notice by the streaming platform.