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Football Movies for Kids

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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!

Football Movies for Kids

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.

Be sure to check out these Over 35+ Movie Night Snack Ideas as well!

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

General Audience Rated Football Movies

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.

Rated PG Football Movies for Kids

This list of movies has a PG rating for the kids!

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.

I told you that this was a good list of movies! There are so many great ones and classics to choose from here – and I can’t wait to hear which one you start with!

Just start and then work your way down the list. They’re all great so you really can’t go wrong.

Rated PG Football Movies

What are good snacks to pair with a movie night?

This is what we’re all about! There are so many snacks that you can pair with a movie night! You can pair Crazy Good Popcorn Sundae Snack Recipe or any other type of popcorn that you want.

We also love to have pretzels, chips, and fruit snacks. And don’t forget the fruit! Finding a balance of sweet and treats doesn’t have to be hard.

Football Movies for Teen PG_13

The fun thing about watching these football movies is that they’re all about a great game! They’ll learn about teamwork, frustration, and the importance of working together as a team.

In my house full of boys, all 3 age groups love the game – we own many of these movies already and have seen pretty much all of them, plus!  How about you?

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Monday 23rd of November 2020

I know this was posted a few years ago, but what about Facing the Giants?

Kelli Miller

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

I've never heard of it. Thanks for the suggestion, we will have to check it out! :-)

Shirley Wood

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.

Cynthia L

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!

Kelli Miller

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!