81 Soccer Movies You Must Watch (The Complete List)

Soccer has been a global sport for years, uniting players and fans from all over the world.

It’s no surprise that it has inspired numerous soccer movies in all sorts of countries.

From the USA to Colombia and Brazil, to England, Germany, and American Samoa, this list has a variety of international movies about the world’s most popular sport.

The genres also range from documentaries, to crime dramas, to hilarious comedies, and even murder mysteries.

Once you check out this list, you’ll never run out of soccer movies to watch.

Here you go:

81 Soccer Movies:

The Damned United (2009) Film Poster

In this movie, Brian Clough is the manager of Leeds United, and one of the best and most respected teams in English football.

He had just replaced the legendary Don Revie, with whom he had a rocky relationship with.

But Clough's ego and lack of concern for those around him eventually leads to his downfall.

This is the story of his redemption. Will he be able to re-establish himself as a top manager, lead his teams to victory, and become the greatest manager England has ever had?

Looking for Eric (2009) Film Poster

Looking For Eric is a movie about Eric Bishop's life falling apart and how he tries to straighten it out.

His wife is leaving him, his two teen sons give him little to no regard, his job at the post office grows increasingly unfulfilling, and a car crash is yet to add to his predicament.

One night while he’s taking marijuana, he has a vision of Eric Catona, his favorite Manchester United soccer player.

Finally, with the help of his idol (at least, visions of him) as well as his daughter, Eric starts to turn his life around.

Green Street Hooligans (2005) Film Poster

This crime drama is about a wrongfully expelled Harvard undergraduate named Matt Buckner (played by Elijah Wood) who moves to London to live with his sister and her husband, Steve.

There, he’s introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism through Steve's brother, Pete, and his friends.

Originally scared of the confusion, Matt becomes desensitized to it.

Throughout the film, suspicions, conspiracies, shocking revelations, and unsettled scores are revealed.

Goal - The Dream Begins (2005) Film Poster

In this film, Santiago's father, Hernan Munez, smuggles his penniless Mexican family over the US border so his family could survive and seek a better future in Los Angeles, California.

Santiago, who at first joins his dad’s gardening firm, meets an ex-British professional soccer player and, impressed by Santiago’s soccer skills, he promises him that he’ll get a British talent scout to check him out.

When it doesn’t work out, Santiago collects his grandma's savings to try out for the English premier league club called Newcastle.

He then befriends Gavin Harris, a freshly undisciplined bad boy and celebrity scorer, who later becomes his burden of a housemate.

While he’s trying to go for his dreams, there’s the pressure from his dad asking him to help the family out financially, which he can’t always do since he’s still starting out with professional soccer.

She's the Man (2006) Film Poster

She's The Man is a romantic comedy starring Viola who just learns that her soccer team is no more, so she decides to join the boy's team.

The coach's rejection of her proposal inspires her to dress up like her own brother Sebastian and go to his school for two weeks, pretending to be him.

Duke, her roommate, also plays soccer and has a serious crush on a girl named Olivia. But Olivia likes Sebastian, who is Viola, who likes Duke.

It gets even more complicated when the real Sebastian comes home.

Kicking & Screaming (2005) Film Poster

Kicking & Screaming tells the story of Phil Weston (played by Will Ferrell) who has suffered throughout his childhood due to his competitive and overbearing sports coach father.

So when he became a dad too, he also became competitive and overbearing which, in turn, implicates his relationship with his son.

He comes to be the coach of his son's soccer team. They have a terrible record (because they never won) and in addition to that, the opponent team’s coach is Buck, Phil’s dad.

Bend It Like Beckham (2002) Film Poster

This very funny movie examines the world of women's football and bending the rules to attain a goal.

The film revolves around two 18-year-old girls with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer and bent on making sure everything works out well despite the odds.

The only problem is both of them have very traditional parents who just want them to be normal females who cook and clean and are good wives.

The Game of Their Lives (2005) Film Poster

The Game of Their Lives tells the story of an astonishing soccer match in 1950 when an unsung team of Americans went to the city of Belo in Brazil to compete in the World Cup and end up defeating England, the best team in the world.

And no U.S. team has won a World Cup record before. In fact, soccer was just a passing thought for the nation even when it was the most popular sport globally.

This movie highlights family, passion, and tradition--a combination that helped these soccer players from the 50s win a World Cup for their country for the first time.

Shaolin Soccer (2001) Film Poster

You can’t have a list of soccer movies without Shaolin Soccer.

This is about a young Shaolin kung-fu practitioner who wants to tell the world about his chosen art.

To do that, he got in contact with his depressed brothers to create a soccer team and somehow incorporate their martial art skills, so they can show the audiences what Shaolin is all about.

They get to be coached by an ex-footballer and this helps them get into a prestigious competition with a million-dollar prize.

But to be able to win, they have to face a crooked coach and his players.

Zidane - A 21st Century Portrait (2006) Film Poster

A 21st Century Portrait (aka Zidane: Un Portrait du XXIe Siecle) was nominated at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival as part of the Visions series, a series committed to maverick filmmaking all around the world.

This documentary features the soccer match between Real Madrid and Villareal on April 23, 2005.

Using footage from expert interviews and the game itself, the film explores that game through the perspective of the star soccer player, Zinedine Zidane, and you’ll get to see him communicate his attitude toward the sport and his emotions on the field.

Pele - Birth of a Legend (2016) Film Poster

In a poor Brazilian neighborhood, there lived a boy named Pele who works tirelessly and does all kinds of menial jobs to feed and support his family.

Despite his circumstances, he does his best to hone his powerful footballing skills and this perseverance will eventually make him an international icon.

Victory (1981) Film Poster

During World War II, while Swiss inspectors were examining one of the prison camps, a German soldier escorting them sees the inmates playing soccer.

When he identifies one of the men, Colby, as a former player for England, he proposes that his men play against a team of Germans.

Colby approves provided that his players’ lives in prison are made more convenient.

Meanwhile, one of the prisoners, an American named Hatch, is intending to flee.

Mean Machine (2001) Film Poster

Another soccer movie in a prison setting.

In this film, Danny Meehan, an embarrassed former captain of an English soccer team is thrown in jail for attacking two police officers.

While he’s in jail, he didn’t get any favors because of his celebrity reputation in the outside world.

A lot of prisoners consistently barrage him with abuses for disappointing his country in a World Cup game.

He keeps his head low until he gets the opportunity to lead the prisoners in a soccer match against the warden and his guards.

Diego Maradona (2019) Film Poster

This is a critical look at the career of soccer player Diego Armando Maradona.

On July 5th, 1984, Diego Maradona came into Naples to badge a world-record fee.

The world's most prominent football hero and the most enthusiastic but hazardous city in Europe were an excellent match for each other.

Established from over 500 hours of footage, this documentary explains the career of a distinguished and celebrated football player vividly.

Mike Bassett - England Manager (2001) Film Poster

England's Football Association rushes to get a stand-in for the national team's manager, Phil Cope, who had just died of a heart attack.

Because most nominees refused the position, the FA was forced to give it to Mike Bassett (Ricky Tomlinson), a pretty inept manager.

Mike accepts the post. He immediately makes a row of bad choices and he loses his first two games as manager.

Bassett seems bound for a fast departure, but then he gets another opportunity when his team surprisingly gets entry into the World Cup.

Once in a Lifetime - The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006) Film Poster

While professional soccer is still struggling to find a firm space in the United States, in the 1970s, the North American Soccer League marked the heroic trial to introduce and show the game to American sports fans.

While most teams had only little success at best, one did manage to break through to genuine mainstream celebrity: the New York Cosmos.

With the arrival of Pele, the Cosmos became a hit with both fans and the media, and the players became the toast of the town, earning their private table at Studio 54.

Using archival footages from players and businessmen, old photos, and anecdotes, this documentary will take you back to what soccer was like in 1970s America.

The Football Factory (2004) Film Poster

The Football Factory is a study of football hooliganism in England.

It's about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight, and places to belong to.

Shot in documentary-style, this film portrays a discarded group of Anglo-Saxon males, who are tired of being told they're not good enough, use fists and drugs instead so they can play the game they love.

The Football Factory is real, and it’s full of painful humor as the four characters' deep thoughts and actions open before us.

Fever Pitch (1997) Film Poster

A funny romantic movie about a man, a woman, and a football team, the story starts with a teacher, obsessed with soccer and a team that hasn't won a league cup in 18 years, try to begin a failing relationship with someone.

English teacher, Paul Ashworth, believes his long-standing addiction with Arsenal serves him so well and excellently.

But then he comes in contact with Sarah. Their relationship develops and builds with Arsenal's roller coaster prosperity in the football league which leads to a nail-biting climax.

The Big Green (1995) Film Poster

An exchange teacher from England is assigned to a school where she gets to teach their soccer team, the Mighty Ducks, and help improve the kids’ self-esteem.

Through her help, this underdog team’s players become winners, making friends along the way and gaining self-confidence.

Along the way, their new coach also helps them attend to a variety of family problems and crises.

Goal II - Living the Dream (2007) Film Poster

This is the sequel to “Goal! The Dream Beings” and it continues the story of Santiago Munez, who’s now a soccer star for Newcastle United and lands a deal to play for Real Madrid's Galácticos.

This tests his loyalties to his family, friends, and business acquaintances.

But thrilled by the prospect of playing alongside legendary players as well as the big financial rewards and fame that awaits him, he accepts the offer.

During his time in Madrid, he discovers who he is as a person and even what happened to his mother, who left him very early when he was a child.

The Two Escobars (2010) Film Poster

The Two Escobars tells the remarkable true story of two very different men who both love soccer but are at two different ends of the moral spectrum.

Pablo wasn’t related to Andrés, but they came to know each other well, as Pablo owned the team Andrés played for.

While Andrés Escobar was seen as a hero and role model who led his team to a spotlight in the 1994 World Cup, Pablo Escobar got his money as a huge-scale drug dealer.

He only got into professional soccer because he loved the game so much, and he also used the sport to launder his illegitimate fortune into a legit business.

This investigative documentary exposes how involved organized crime is in Colombia’s soccer world.

Next Goal Wins (2014) Film Poster

This is a British documentary about the American Samoa’s national football team.

It’s a truly gripping portrayal of how a team that was once known as one of the weakest teams in the world came to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in 2014.

Directed by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison, this film shows Thomas Rongen, a Dutch soccer coach, who helps turn the American Samoan team into winners.

The Miracle of Bern (2003) Film Poster

This movie is about the Lubanski family in the working-class Ruhr region of West Germany, who eagerly await the release of their husband and father Richard from the Soviet POW camp.

During his absence, the mom, Christa, and the daughter, Ingrid, have started up their own business while the son, Matthias, has developed an interest in soccer.

Matthias idolized local player Helmut Rahn, but when his father found out, he didn't approve of it.

The Class of '92 (2013) Film Poster

This cinematic documentary tells the story of six talented young Manchester United footballers.

Their names might be familiar to you: David Beckham, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, and Ryan Giggs.

The film details their rise to prominence and global sports superstardom.

It covers Manchester United’s 1992-1999 period, showing the highs and lows of their team and how they dealt with the cultural and social changes at that time, and then finally concluding with the team’s European Cup victory.

Playing for Keeps (2012) Film Poster

Playing for Keeps is about a former professional soccer star who moves to Virginia so he could be closer to his ex-wife and son.

He doesn’t have his life together though. He's jobless, he doesn’t have a plan, and he thinks he’s always disappointing his son.

Subsequently, he takes over as his son's soccer team’s coach in order to connect with him.

While he does this, he grabs the interest of three of the players' attractive moms.

United (2011) Film Poster

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary Busby Babes, the youngest team to ever win the Football League

In 1958, the team met a tragic end during the Munich Air Crash which took the lives of 8 of their members.

Maradona by Kusturica (2008) Film Poster

This is the story of Diego Maradona, a soccer player who’s reviled in England but adored in Argentina.

He won the World Cup as a player and has managed his team to the last eight in South Africa.

Kusturica enjoyed a lot of access to the man himself and tracked his story from the humblest of beginnings to world superiority, until his fall from grace through drug abuse and weight issues.

A Shot at Glory (2000) Film Poster

In this movie, soccer coach Gordon McCloud accepts the signing of Jackie McQuillan, a player with undeniable talent but with a bad reputation for being notoriously unable to play with a team.

But the team needs a player like him, a player with celebrity calibre, or else it’s over for them.

Another thing: Gordon, who hasn't had the most harmonious relationship with his daughter, is also Jackie’s father-in-law.

Gracie (2007) Film Poster

This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who’s crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and her former soccer star of a father.

Being the only girl among her siblings means she’s always discouraged to play, but Gracie finds reserves of strength she never knew existed and persists in changing everyone's beliefs in what she’s capable of, including her own.

She faces an uphill battle fighting to allow women to play competitive soccer and helps bring her family together in the face of tragedy.

Rudo y Cursi (2008) Film Poster

Tato and Beto are poor step brothers living on a banana plantation in Mexico. Both of them are great soccer players, but their dreams lie somewhere else.

Tato desires to be a singer while Beto just wants to stay and work at the plantation.

But then their lives change when a sports agent sees the two young men playing soccer and offers to take one of them to Mexico City for a chance at sports stardom.

Offside (2006) Film Poster

In Iran, women are banned from soccer games.

But that won’t stop a group of Iranian women from disguising themselves as men so they can slip into the Tehran stadium and watch the game between Iran and Bahrain’s soccer teams.

They don’t get away with it though, because the soldiers guarding the stadium catch them and keep them in a holding area.

Eventually, the women successfully convince one of the guards to make a peephole and narrate to them the occurrences in the game.

Montevideo - Taste of a Dream (2010) Film Poster

This is a romantic drama that details the journey of a Serbian football team to the 1930 First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Based on a book by sports journalist Vladimir Stankovic, this is a story of chasing dreams and fighting for them until you become champions and living legends.

Ladybugs (1992) Film Poster

Rodney Dangerfield plays Chester Lee, a man so anxious for a promotion that he decides to coach a girl's soccer team his company is sponsoring.

If the team wins, Chester will get a promotion. The only problem is that the team is incompetent, and Chester knows nothing about soccer.

And if Chester doesn't get the promotion, he won’t be able to marry his sweetheart, Bess.

So he persuades Matthew, his son who’s quite good at soccer, to wear a girl’s wig and join the team. Of course, Bess will eventually discover this ruse and when she does, Chester’s going to be in so much trouble.

When Saturday Comes (1996) Film Poster

Jimmy desires to be a professional soccer player, but with his addiction to drinking, his dream of joining Sheffield United is pretty much impossible.

But when he meets a beautiful woman named Annie and begins a relationship with her, as well as impressing Ken, a soccer recruiter, Jimmy’s future is starting to look brighter.

It won’t be easy, though. For him to make it to the big leagues, he first needs to get over his drinking habits.

Her Best Move (2007) Film Poster

What Sara wants is to just be a normal 15-year-old high school student, enjoying life, love, and homework.

She’s damn good at soccer though, and her dad, who also happens to be her coach, is very ready to push her to the top and pressures Sarah a lot when it comes to the sport.

Her mom sympathizes with her desire to just live ordinarily and her best friend Tutti tries to help her in any way she can.

The Four Year Plan (2011) Film Poster

In 2007, the Queen’s Park Rangers football club in West London was on the bottom of England's Second League and 2 hours away from bankruptcy.

But then, they were bought by billionaire businessmen just as they were about to be liquidated.

This is a dramatic documentary about the world of business, sports, and finance, and follows the lives of the high-profile characters that invested their money and reputation to help get the QPR into the premier league.

Goal III (2009)

This is the third movie of the Goal soccer movie franchise. It again follows the story of Santiago Munez and his friends, Charlie Braithwaite and Liam Adams, as they prepare for the FIFA World Cup finals.

Air Bud - World Pup (2000) Film Poster

You know it: Bud, everyone’s favorite sports dog, plays soccer too!

In this one, Bud’s owner falls in love with another player from the soccer team and Bud falls in love with that other player’s dog as well.

During a soccer match, a gang attempts to kidnap the dogs’ puppies.

There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000) Film Poster

Jimmy is a 15-year-old boy who’s bullied at school and stigmatized for supporting Manchester City rather than Manchester United.

He’s too shy to stand up for himself, so it seems like he’s destined to sit on the soccer team’s substitutes' bench for the rest of his life.

But when an older woman gives him a pair of football boots that once belonged to a star player from Manchester City, his fortunes improve.

Kicking It (2008) Film Poster

Directed by Jeff Werner and Susan Koch, this documentary portrays the lives of 6 homeless soccer players whose lives change forever when they travel to Cape Town, South Africa to compete at the Homeless World Cup.

Yesterday's Hero (1979) Film Poster

Rod Turner used to be a soccer star and now, he gets another opportunity to make a comeback.

So he enrolls in a team owned by a playboy rockstar named Jake, who’s pretty mean by the way.

While Rod tries to make his second chance work, he’s distracted by booze and a complicated brewing relationship with his team’s owner’s girlfriend.

Gregory's Girl (1980) Film Poster

This young adult sports romance revolves around Gregory, an awkward Scottish highschooler who falls in love with a girl from his class.

As it turns out, the girl has just tried out for the soccer team and got accepted.

This makes it harder for Gregory to pursue her, but he works tirelessly to win her heart.

Fortunately for him, he’s blessed with a 10-year-old sister who he can turn to for advice.

The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939) Film Poster

This movie has definite Sherlock Holmes vibes, so if you’re into murder mystery, you’ll absolutely enjoy this one.

When an amateur footballer named John Doyce was poisoned during a soccer match against Arsenal at Highbury, a Scotland Yard inspector is assigned to investigate the murder.

Shot at Highbury itself, this movie will take you to twists and turns in finding out who the culprit is.

Fun fact: There are cameos from members of the soccer team as well as Arsenal manager, George Allison.

The Other Final (2003) Film Poster

Disappointed with the shortcomings of his country's football team during their 2002 World Cup campaign, a Dutch fan chooses to cover the football match between the two lowest FIFA-ranking teams - Bhutan and Montserrat - instead.

Although the match has no chance of drawing the number of viewers that the teams in the World Cup final can, this documentary illustrates the joy a peaceful game of soccer can bring and how it unites people together.

The Cup (1999) Film Poster

Inspired by real-life events, The Cup revolves around two young and vibrant Tibetan boys named Palden and Nylma, who fled Tibet and reached a Tibetan monastery-in-exile at the foothills of the Himalayas.

While they’re there, the monastery tries to hook up a satellite dish so that the residents can watch World Cup soccer matches.

Soccer Dog - The Movie (1999) Film Poster

If you enjoyed Air Bud’s soccer movie, then you’ll adore this one too!

In this household comedy, a rich man who’s feeling quite nostalgic of his days as a soccer player adopts an orphaned boy so he can share with him his love of the sport.

After bringing his son home, the dad is disheartened to find out that his new son isn’t as enthusiastic about soccer as he is.

This creates tension between them. But when a stray dog with an incredible talent for playing soccer appears into their lives, the dog helps bring the father and the son together.

The Match (1999) Film Poster

Two Scottish pubs each have a soccer team and the grudge between these two teams have been around for a century.

To settle it once and for all, they organize a soccer match where the winner will take over the other’s pub.

Pretty high stakes.

We Are the Champions (2005) Film Poster

We Are the Champions tells the story of Torben, a divorced father and former professional soccer player, who now spends his time honing his son David’s soccer skills.

But David's team has been performing poorly, so when their coach left, Torben got his opportunity to improve his son’s soccer team.

Torben became a stand-in father for the boys and he’s challenged by a lot of parents for it. Fortunately, he falls in love with one of the single moms.

Cupid's Balls (2011) Film Poster

This coming-of-age Norwegian film is about a teenage boy who moves to a small mining community in Norway from Sweden.

There, he falls in love with a girl named Susanne, a member of the girl’s football team.

She’s presently dating the captain of the boy’s football team, though. So to get Susanne to like him instead, he enters the boy’s football team to impress her.

A Barefoot Dream (2010) Film Poster

This movie recounts the story of Kim Won-Kang, a retired soccer player and fruitless businessman, who makes a journey to East Timor with frivolous intentions—to make a fast buck.

However, when he sees the children on the streets playing soccer, he’s inspired to teach them the game properly.

This Korean soccer coach then leads these Timorese youth soccer players to win a global championship.

The Blue 9 (1950) Film Poster

Fabris is a major player of his harbor town’s football team. He’s a center-forward and a selfish individualist who thinks he's indispensable in the first squad.

He’s also a womanizer and he’s trying to pursue Nena, a swimmer.

But Nena already has feelings for someone else--Zdravko, who’s also a pretty good center-forward.

We Are Moluccans (2015) Film Poster

This inspiring film is a must-watch for everyone.

Sani Tawainella is a former soccer player and he created a youth football team in Ambon, Indonesia, mixing children from different religious backgrounds.

He aims to bring his team to represent Maluku, but their conflicting religions aren’t making it easy for him.

Captain (2019) Film Poster

This Nepalese sports drama is all about a father’s dedication to guiding his son to be the best soccer player he can be.

The Champions (1983) Film Poster

Lee Tung is taunted by his football team members.

Because he was just a ball boy, he became a punching bag for King, the movie’s big bully.

But after all the beatings and verbal abuse, he chooses to stand up for himself by joining another team to go against King in a football match.

This movie tackles issues like bullying, jealousy, and corruption in sports.

Detective Conan - The Eleventh Striker (2012) Film Poster

If Conan can solve the riddle, he’ll be able to stop the bomb from going off.

This is the 16th film installment for the Detective Conan anime series. And this time, a serial bomber is on the loose.

It turns out that the code the bomber left at the Kogoro agency has something to do with a soccer match.

Diamantino (2018) Film Poster

Diamantino, a global soccer celebrity and hero, loses his special touch and ends his career in shame and regret.

Looking for a new purpose, the soccer star sets on a hysterical odyssey where he contradicts the European refugee crisis, neo-fascism, and genetic improvement.

Diamantino gets swept up in a pretty trippy adventure that, for some reason, has something to do with the Secret Service and twins.

Eleven Men Out (2005) Film Poster

Ottar Thor is a popular soccer player whose marriage to a beauty queen just ended in a divorce. After that, he confesses to a national magazine that he’s in fact gay.

This results in his teammates kicking him out of the league, so he had no choice but to join a friend's amateur team.

Soon, other gay players flooded his team, and as the straight members flee, the team soars in reputation and fame.

FC Venus (2006) Film Poster

Paul has convinced his fiancée Anna to move with him to the town where he grew up in.

She agrees and when they've settled in, she learns that Paul had an ulterior motive for going back: He wants to get back together with his colleagues from his old semi-pro soccer team.

Anna tries to live with it and ends up spending time with the girlfriends and wives of Paul’s teammates, all of whom seem uncertain of taking a back-seat to their men's addiction to the game.

Go Yellow (2001) Film Poster

Two old men who are fans of an amateur soccer team get excited when they find out that a businessman is interested in investing his money to help the team go pro.

But their enthusiasm is immediately crushed when they realize that this shady investor has no real love for the club and is only in it for the profits.

Brother (2010) Film Poster

Julius and his mother found a baby that was abandoned in a dump. So the two of them decided to adopt the kid and named him Daniel.

The two brothers were raised together and grew up with a passion for football. They both dreamed of playing for their city as a way of getting out of the slums.

However, a sports scout in town threatens to tear them apart.

Hillsborough (1996) Film Poster

Several grieving families in the UK strive to come to terms with the horrible and unexpected 1989 Hillsborough Disaster, which claimed the lives of 96 football fans.

The Icelandic Dream (2000) Film Poster

A man challenges his ex-wife, who wants to move to America with their daughter and her fiance.

And he’s pretty worn down from all the family trouble going on recently.

Add to that his problems with his failing business and that his favorite soccer team keeps losing. He really can’t get a break.

Inek Saban (1978) Film Poster

What happens when a poor grocery owner becomes a popular goalkeeper? Well, this is what this movie is all about.

Garuda di Dadaku (2009) Film Poster

Bayu, a talented 12-year-old boy, dreams of becoming the best soccer player despite his loving grandfather's harsh objection.

His best friend Heri supports him, though. He motivates him to sign up for the junior national soccer team.

Still, his grandfather thinks there's no future and hope for a soccer player, and Bayu  just wants to reach his dream without losing the love and respect of his grandfather.

Garuda di Dadaku 2 (2011) Film Poster

In this sequel to the previous movie, Bayu, now a standing member of the national soccer team, wants to show that he can bring his team to win the ASEAN junior competition in Jakarta.

He still gets maximum support from Heri, his best friend, as well as from Anya, a new girl in school, and Mr. Winsu, his new coach who encourages him to work hard and lead his team to the finals.

When a new guy steals Bayu’s spotlight as a rising star player, the team gets messed up, especially when Bayu runs away from training.

Kallang Roar the Movie (2008) Film Poster

This sports movie revolves around Choo Seng Quee, a.k.a. Uncle Choo, the coach for Singapore’s national football team.

It portrays his powerful will, his deep affection to soccer, and his unyielding struggle with society to attain glory for his team.

While he was fighting diabetes and an unsupportive board of officials ready to eliminate him, Uncle Choo defiantly returned to Singapore football in 1977 for one last shot at reviving his nation's pride.

Mario (2018) Film Poster

This beautiful movie really makes a stand for LGBT representation.

Mario is in love for the first time in his life. But he’s in love with Leon, his teammate.

The two of them develop chemistry on and off the field, and they try to hide their blossoming relationship from the others, but it doesn’t remain a secret for long.

When rumors begin spreading about their relationship, Mario sees his pro-football career flash before his eyes. He suddenly needs to make a choice whether to give up football or Leon.

More Than Just a Game (2007) Film Poster

This is a movie about 5 political prisoners who were sent to Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela was held hostage.

It turns out they’re also very passionate about football, so they find a way to create a football team.

Ola Bola (2016) Film Poster

Directed by Chiu Keng Guan, this Malaysian sports film tells the story of Malaysia’s national football team and their journey to the Summer Olympics in 1980.

That decade was filled with turbulent economic periods, so with that set in the background, the film follows the team as they deal with personal and team issues that either make or break them.

Shooting for Socrates (2014) Film Poster

One of the most memorable football matches in Irish history is the match between Northern Ireland and Brazil during the 1986 World Cup.

This film details that historical soccer event through the perspective of Arthur, a passionate football fan, and his son, Tommy.

Soccer Killer (2017) Film Poster

Set in China's Song Dynasty, this movie revolves around a group of patriots who play soccer against the nation’s traitors.

Featuring an ensemble of characters consisting of foreign enemies, royals and nobles, bandits, and martial artists, this sports comedy will get you laughing and amuse you from start to finish.

Soccer's Hard Men (1992) Film Poster

This film profiles some of the hardest players that had ever played in English football history.

It features players like Bryan Robson, Billy Bremner, Jack Charlton, Graeme Souness, and so many others.

With its claim to be “the toughest football video ever in history,” it got a lot of criticism and that it should be banned for glorifying foul play.

If you enjoy these controversial films, then definitely watch this if you can get ahold of it.

Sommeren '92 (2015) Film Poster

Set in 1992, this is the story of a Danish soccer team who want to compete for the European Championships.

Sportszerelem (1938)

This old movie revolves around a toothpick manufacturer who’s so sports-minded that he wants to employ only athletes to work for him.

Meanwhile, the fate of many jobs depend on whether the home soccer team wins the big game or not.

The Third Half (2012) Film Poster

The Third Half is a funny love story during a time of war.

In 1941, Kosta and Rebecca fell in love in Macedonia, despite all Rebecca’s father's efforts to tear them apart.

With the ongoing war looming just around the border, the Macedonians were content remaining in their world and just getting the Macedonia Football Club on a winning lane.

All’s going well for the soccer team, until Nazi tanks start entering the city.

Two Half-Times in Hell (1961) Film Poster

This Hungarian war drama film shows a Nazi officer who wants to organize a football contest between Germans and war prisoners for Hitler's birthday.

Onodi, a former star football player and one of the Hungarian prisoners, is tasked to build a team for it.

He uses this to demand for extra food and be freed from any work until the match takes place.

We Must Go (2014) Film Poster

This is a documentary about the Egyptian National Soccer team and their coach, Bob Bradley, as they fight to make it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Egypt national team has been blessed with the greatest football players in all of Africa, but despite their success and prowess, the team hasn't reached soccer's ultimate stage in 24 years.

Now, the Pharaohs and their American coach have the chance to grab that World Cup.

One Night in Turin (2010) Film Poster

Before the 1990s World Cup, football was a dirty world. It was a sport for gangs, kids with no futures.

But then the World Cup came knocking, and that year marked one of England’s best soccer performances on foreign soil and helped transform a sport for hooligans to one of national pride.

See You in Montevideo (2014) Film Poster

Aleksandar Tirnanic, nicknamed Trike, is a young and talented man with dreams of playing for his town’s football club.

He ends up getting his wish, finally getting in the town club, and his career kicks off and even ends up participating in the First World Football Championship.

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006) Film Poster

Mauro, a 12-year-old Brazilian boy, stays with his grandfather while his parents flee the country because of its repressive regime.

He spends time watching the soccer World Cup along with the nation while he’s waiting for news from his parents.

When his grandpa suddenly dies, he’s set adrift and befriends characters from the surrounding Jewish neighborhood.

All the while, he still hasn’t heard from his mom and dad.

Lessons of a Dream (2011) Film Poster

In 1874, all that the kids in Germany knew about England was common knowledge that had been handed over to them from generation to generation.

When an instructor from Oxford goes there to teach, he uses soccer as a method of teaching German kids English vocabulary.

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