With the big game coming, we have Football on the mind – that means it is time to get our list together of our “favorite” and “want to see”football movies for kids!
In our house, even the one that plays baseball instead of football and the one who dances loves Football movies for kids.
There is just something about them that really pulls at your heartstrings, and all in this list are sure to make you grab your tissues!
Once football season arrives, it’s fun to sit back and see what movies are out there! But this year, I’ve gathered them up for you!
The great thing about this list of movies is that they’re kid-friendly and full of family fun. If you’re looking for a fun movie list that is great for a family movie night, you’re going to love the list below.
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Why are football films great for sports fans?
It’s because everyone loves the thrill of those Friday night lights! Some of the football films below are about a true story, while others are just great movies that the whole family can enjoy. Football players will most likely think of these as the best sports movies because they’re all about coming together and making an epic sports film.
What makes a great film for kids and adults?
There are so many variables that are needed to have a great film come together. Sometimes, it’s the small town setting that makes an epic football film. Other times, it’s about winning that championship game. Or maybe it’s about the underdog winning the Heisman trophy and obtaining the impossible dream.
There are also movies that are about a football coach needing an epic comeback or coaching his team to win their first playoff game. The great thing about many football and sports movies is that they teach life lessons in them. If the movie is about youth sports, you can bet that it’s a classic film that focuses on the home team and is more than likely an inspirational story.
If you can pair some of these movies up with the timing of the NFL draft, it’s a fun way to celebrate all things football! (I know that we do this every year when my favorite college football team is having their winning season!)
How do I create an epic game plan for a fun movie night?
Think of it like rooting for your own team! You can pick a movie or a Disney movie from the list below, and don’t forget to grab all the snacks. Ask everyone in the family what they want to watch and then weed it down from there. Some may want to watch The Little Giants, while others may want to watch Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side.
When it comes to the best football movies, figuring out what everyone wants to watch is the key! Movie nights are also fun because they launch into other great things.
Once football movies are done and over, you can move on to thinking about professional baseball and seeing if there are movies out there about a baseball team or two to watch!
Any young girl or young boy will enjoy the list of movies on this list, and then will also enjoy thinking about all the other movies that they can watch as well.
If you’re looking for a great list of sports movies, you’ll love these! These are some of my favorite football movies because they’re full of a great cast!
Rated G: Football Movies for Kids
All of these movies are rated “G” – “PG-13” and are excellent for football season! You just might want to binge-watch them back to back!
Or you can spread them out over the football season and see if you can watch them all.
Football Movies for Kids
This list of movies is all about football and is great for a family movie night.
Professor Branard’s invention of Flubber has been confiscated by the government, leaving him and his wife pennyless. By using Flubber gas, he is able to make a gun that can control the weather, however it doesn’t work according to plan. After a fight, his wife leaves him. Without funding, Medfield College will have to shut down. So when his invention gets him into trouble with the law, he tries to save the college and his marriage by helping the football team win their last game.
Brimming with magic and miracles, Disney’s ANGELS IN THE ENDZONE celebrates the believer in all of us! Christopher Lloyd reprises the lovable role of Al the Angel from Disney’s hit movie ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD. This time out, Al touches down into the lives of two brothers (Matthew Lawrence and David Gallagher) and a footloose football team that doesn’t have a prayer! ~~Lawrence plays Jesse Harper, who’s the only talented player on his high school football team. But after the sudden death of his father, Jesse quits, and loses all hope. Things begin to turn around when his younger brother (Gallagher) sends a little late night prayer, and soon, Al and his squad of angels show up to tackle the problem. For heavenly entertainment, ANGELS IN THE ENDZONE is certain to delight and inspire one and all.
Low-ranking football team The California Atoms are at a constant loss until they recruit a new player — a mule named Gus. It turns out that Gus is an amazing placekicker with a 100-yard field goal ability! Just as the Atoms begin to leave their losing streak in the dust, crooks attempt to kidnap their new star. Whether it’s a surefooted race to the goalposts or a riotous chase down supermarket aisles, action in this Disney favorite is sure to make your family cheer!
Now you can kick off all-star family fun with this heartwarming Special Edition, featuring exclusive all-new bonus action: SPORTS CHANNEL play-by-play quarterbacked by the BUDDIES! This time out, Buddy, the hoop-shooting, hotshot canine, tackles a new sport — football. When his teenage owner reluctantly becomes the school’s new quarterback, Buddy catches the spirit and joins the team. Soon, the two find themselves leading the Timberwolves to the state championship. But victory hopes are sidelined when two sinister Russian circus owners take a bite out of everyone’s plans and dognap Buddy for their star attraction. Give three cheers for Disney’s hilarious hit that goes the whole nine yards for outrageous fun and adventure attraction. Give three cheers for Disney’s hilarious hit that goes the whole nine yards for outrageous fun and adventure.
Bonus Features include: SPORTS CHANNEL Play-By-Play Quarterbacked By The Buddies
All his life, people have told Rudy he’s not good enough, not smart enough, not big enough. But nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame. From the time he’s a young boy, Rudy (Sean Astin) is determined to join the Fighting Irish. But his blue collar family only laughs at his ambitions – they know Rudy will follow his father and brothers to the local steel mill. And, for four long years after high school, he does just that. But some dreams won’t die, as Rudy proves when he goes to heroic, occasionally hilarious, lengths to win admission to Notre Dame. Once there, he becomes a walk-on player, serving as little more than a human tackling dummy against the starting players. Bloodied but unbeaten, Rudy wins the respect of legendary coach Ara Parseghian and the other Irish players, who give him one shot at gridiron glory.
Remember the Titans is the true story of a small town in Virginia during the 1970’s. The “white” high school and the “black” high school are forced to combine into one as the town explodes in racial havoc. Just as the caucasian football coach Yoast is about to enter the Virginian high school football hall of fame, he is demoted to assistant head coach when the two high schools combine. The new head coach is Coach Boone (Denzel Washington), an experienced African-American football coach that recently moved there. On top of this being between the two coaches, they have to figure out how to bring two teams into one and to end the prejudice between the players.
INVINCIBLE is the inspiring true story of Vince Papale, an ordinary guy who, against extraordinary odds, gets a one-in-a-gazillion shot at living every sports fan’s wildest fantasy. Like the city he lives in and his beloved hometown NFL team, the down-an-out Vince (Mark Wahlberg, THE ITALIAN JOB) has seen better days. But then the Philadelphia Eagles’ new coach Dick Vermeil (Greg Kinnear, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE) calls an unprecedented open tryout, and the 30-year-old bartender who never played college ball makes the cut. Now Vince needs every bit of his gritty, never-say-die attitude and enormous heart to survive in the high-stakes world of professional football. Heartfelt and triumphant and filled with body-slamming NFL football action, INVINCIBLE will have you on your feet cheering for the scrappy underdog who helped his team rediscover its winning spirits, and in the process rallied a city when it needed it most.
Inspired by the true story, Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) plays high school football coach Bob Ladouceur during the season that changed everything. As coach of the Spartans Football Team, Bob always tells his players that winning doesn’t matter. Yet somehow, with the aid of assistant coach Terry Eidson (Michael Chiklis, TV’s “The Shield”), he’s led the team to a record-breaking 151 straight victories. When his wife Bev (Laura Dern, Jurassic Park) urges him to refocus on his family, Bob is blinded by the pressure to keep the streak alive. Now, in the midst of a season of crisis and tragedy, when the Spartans stand to lose everything, a remarkable young player (Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games) helps Bob rediscover that teamwork outshines personal glory When The Game Stands Tall.
Rate PG-13 Football Movies for Kids
As your kids get a bit older, they are able to understand and handle certain things a bit more. The following Football Movies for Kids are rated PG-13, so are for the older set.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (The Rundown, Walking Tall) stars in this gritty and inspirational movie, based on a true story about a group of teenage delinquents given a second chance to redeem themselves by playing football.
A genuine stand-up-and-cheer movie about a courageous high school football team’s fight to fulfill their destiny and live their dream, Friday Night Lights is “unforgettable and real!” (Larry King) Billy Bob Thornton stars in a true American story of how one legendary Texas town made hope come alive under the exhilarating glare of Friday Night Lights! “One of the greatest sports stories ever told” (Sports Illustrated) is now “one of the greatest sports movies ever made!” (Larry King)
No hope. No future…until a football season united a team and revealed the character that turned them into heroes. UNDEFEATED, an Academy Award® winning documentary, (2011 Best Documentary Feature — Dan Lindsay, TJ Martin and Rich Middlemas), is the inspiring and moving tale of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach, Bill Courtney, trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.
I know this was posted a few years ago, but what about Facing the Giants?
Tuesday 24th of November 2020
I've never heard of it. Thanks for the suggestion, we will have to check it out! :-)
Friday 8th of September 2017
There is so much more to football than just the game on the field as these movies show. We have been recording football movies to watch on weekends. I'll save this list to refer back to. Great list, love the G
ratings! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Sharing on my FB page.
Tuesday 24th of February 2015
I am not a fan of football, but I do enjoy movies about them! I think they always show such great teamwork! Thanks for sharing this at the This is How We Roll Link Party. I can't wait to see what you share this Thursday!
Monday 2nd of March 2015
They really do, don't they? I love football and baseball - thank goodness since I married a high school coach. LOL! :-)
Thursday 19th of February 2015
Love these recommendations and I'm glad you put them by rating. Some of the old ones are great. I remember watching them as a kid. Thanks for sharing on Something To Talk About Link Party! Hope to see you again next Monday with some more great info!