School is now in full swing, the leaves are beginning to change colors, and Halloween is right around the corner. Now on Monday nights, Thursday nights, and Sundays, football streams across televisions across the country. Football has become America’s game, and even if you are not a fan you have to admit that you’ve enjoyed a movie inspired by the great game.
Remember the Titans (2000)- This film addresses racial struggles of the times through a football team that must overcome more than the Xs and Os. It is a story highlights true friendship and the real value of teamwork and grit.
The Blind Side (2009)- A story of a boy who has grown up on the wrong side of town, but a family chooses to take him in. He then realizes his full potential on the football field and the classroom. One of our Sandra Bullock favorites, leaving us all remembering the value of family and wishing for a little brother/ hype man like S.J.
Concussion (2015)- A remarkable movie starring Will Smith addresses the effects of many traumatic head injuries, and how the NFL, as a business, is handling the information. It definitely leaves an impact on anyone who sees the movie.
The Game Plan (2007)- A Disney favorite starring young Madison Pettis and Dwayne Johnson unpacks how an NFL star’s bachelor life style gets flipped upside down when he finds out he has a daughter.
Jerry Maguire (1996)- Not centered around a football team or player, but an agent. Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) was let go by his agency, but he decides to go out on his own. He survives based on one player and his success. You will be on a rollercoaster of emotions following this story.
Maybe you no longer get to enjoy those Friday night lights of the football stadium, or fill your Sundays with NFL games, but why not enjoy a movie with the family inspired by the game. After all, fall is at its peak when televisions across the nation are filled with football games of every level.