Right now we’re all looking for something to watch as we weather this time of staying put indoors. Our team has put together a short list of our favorite soccer movies today to help you add to your streaming queues.
Feel free to leave your favorite movie below to help share the fun.
Jason Poon - Goal!
It is pretty cheesy but has good cameos and a likable protagonist in Santiago Munez. It’s a pretty typical Hollywood rags to riches story, but whatever. During crazy times like now, sometimes a feel good movie is what we need to get through the chaos.
Jeff Loftin - Kicking & Screaming
Will Farrell. Youth soccer. Yes, yes and yes. Seriously, if this movie does not epitomize what is wrong with youth soccer in America (and in a hysterical way too), then I don’t know what I would say does exhibit this world. I’m now going to watch this today.
Nathan Hill - Shaolin Soccer
It’s my favorite sports movie that both makes fun of sports movies and shows why sports movies are so much fun. Join a band of washed out, ego-driven, hard-living, weird former Shaolin monks on a quest to reawaken themselves and dominate soccer against evil rich tycoons who use sketchy steroids or something on their team. It makes no sense, but when the monks start to use their skills, it’s how we always dream soccer should be played.
Drew Epperley - Bend it like Beckham
What can I say, I am a fan of Kiera Knightley. I won’t apologize for it either.
Chico - Victory
Victory, from the 80s, with Stalone and Pele. It has a great cast, including Max Von Sydow (RIP), and Michael Caine. It's a World War II story about an escape from a POW camp., that is staged during a soccer match. Most of the cast are former soccer greats.
*Mohammad Bushnaq - Air Bud: World Pup*
The greatest soccer movie without a doubt is one that combines the two things many people love: soccer and puppies. I would be remissed to neglect the fact that it also featured guest star appearances from some of the best to every play the game (Briana Scurry, Brandi Chastain, and Tisha Venturini). Released in 2000, it was a movie my siblings and I watched on loop during that long summer between school years. This film will leave you on the edge of your seat with soccer, romance, and canines. Go watch it and send all the disappointing comments my way!