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10 Football Movies for Kids

Running around the house at full speed and bumping into things. There goes another vase, no matter how many times you’ve said not to throw the ball in the house. These are the traits of a young athlete. Divert their attention for a little while with these Football Movies.

You’re tired and you need a break, but how are you going to get their attention long enough? Movies. Especially the ones about football. Below are a few titles that’ll help captivate your little aspiring NFL player.

Kids Football Movies

Friday Night Tykes Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • FINOLA HUGHES (Actor)

Friday night tykes

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that may not be more true than with the Lone Star State’s love of football. High-school football is probably more popular in Texas than in any other state.

To get kids prepared to play at a high level, they have to start at a young age. This docuseries offers an inside look at children as young as 8 who play in the Texas Youth Football Association, one of the largest independent youth football leagues in America, which teaches kids the fundamentals of the game.

“Friday Night Tykes” follows several teams, on and off the field, as they compete for the state championship. Among the challenges the players face are extreme training drills, heckling from fans, and balancing on-the-field expectations with living a typical childhood away from the gridiron.

Bella and the Bulldogs - Volume 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sean K. Lambert (Director)

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.

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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.

Longshots
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Dash Mihok (Actors)
  • Fred Durst (Director) - Nick Santora (Writer) - Matt Alvarez (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Longshots

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.

The Blind Side
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron (Actors)
  • John Lee Hancock (Director) - John Lee Hancock (Writer) - Gil Netter (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Blind Side

Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless black teen, has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in.

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The Tuohys eventually become Michael’s legal guardians, transforming both his life and theirs. Michael’s tremendous size and protective instincts make him a formidable force on the gridiron, and with help from his new family and devoted tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player.

The Game Plan
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dwayne "THE ROCK" Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick, Morris Chestnut (Actors)
  • Andy Fickman (Director) - Nicole Millard (Writer) - Mark Ciardi (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Game Plan

Bachelor football star Joe Kingman (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship.

Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter (Madison Pettis), the result of a last fling with his ex-wife. Joe must learn to balance his personal and professional lives with the needs of his child.

Remember the Titans
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Will Patton, Nicole Ari Parker, Denzel Washington (Actors)
  • Boaz Yakin (Director) - Gregory Allen Howard (Writer) - Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Remember The Titans

In Virginia, high school football is a way of life, an institution revered, each game celebrated more lavishly than Christmas, each playoff distinguished more grandly than any national holiday. And with such recognition, comes powerful emotions.

In 1971 high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all-black school with an all-white school, the very foundation of football’s great tradition was put to the test.

Little Giants (1994)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, John Madden (Actors)
  • Duwayne Dunham (Director) - James Ferguson (Writer) - Arne L. Schmidt (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Little Giants

Ever since childhood, nerdy Danny O’Shea (Rick Moranis) has felt inferior to his brother, Kevin (Ed O’Neill), a former college football star. Danny runs a gas station, while Kevin coaches the local youth football team.

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When Kevin’s team rejects Danny’s daughter, Becky (Shawna Waldron), because she’s a girl, Becky convinces her dad to start a rival team, though the city can support only one. To prove himself against his brother, Danny begins coaching his team of misfits for a playoff game.

Rudy
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sean Astin, Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton (Actors)
  • David Anspaugh (Director) - Angelo Pizzo (Writer) - Robert N. Fried (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Rudy

Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame but has neither the money for tuition nor the grades to qualify for a scholarship.

Rudy redoubles his efforts to get out of the steel mill where his father works when his best friend (Christopher Reed) dies in an accident there.

Overcoming his dyslexia thanks to his friend and tutor, D-Bob (Jon Favreau), Rudy gains admission to Notre Dame and begins to fight his way onto the school’s fabled football team.

Touchback

A man (Brian Presley) seeks counsel from his longtime mentor (Kurt Russell) when he gets a unique opportunity to revisit his youth and the injury that ended his promising football career.

Greater
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Christopher Severio, Neal McDonough, Leslie Easterbrook (Actors)
  • David Hunt (Director) - David L. Hunt (Writer) - David Eric Chapman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Greater

Told he wasn’t good enough to play Division I football, Brandon Burlsworth took a risk and walked on in 1994, and he became the most respected player in the history of the program.

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