5 Most Popular Soccer Movies
There are many good soccer movies available nowadays, but these are the most popular.
- Diego Maradona – Diego Maradona documents and centers around the time Maradona transferred from FC Barcelona to S.S.C. Napoli in 1984, eventually winning two Serie A titles and the 1988–89 UEFA Cup with the Italian team.
- Escape to Victory – A 1981 film (also known as Victory in North America) set during World War II, in which a football team formed by Allied prisoners of war is forced to face a German team. Starring Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, and Max von Sydow, it also featured several professional footballers such as Bobby Moore, Osvaldo Ardiles, Kazimierz Deyna, Paul Van Himst, Mike Summerbee, Hallvar Thoresen, Werner Roth, and, most famously, Pelé, as well as several Ipswich Town players.
- The Damned United – The story of Brian Clough’s 44-day stint as manager of Leeds United Football Club takes place in 1974 England. When Don Revie quits Leeds to become the England boss, the outspoken Brian Clough takes charge. Determined to impose his own style upon Revie’s tough tackling team, Clough soon alienates his players and the board. Based on the book by David Pearce.
- Mike Bassett: England Manager – After England’s football (soccer) manager has a heart attack, Mike Bassett is hired as the new manager and promptly announces the team will win the World Cup.
- We Must Go – WE MUST GO is a feature documentary chronicling the journey of the Egyptian National Soccer team and coach Bob Bradley as they fight to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Egypt has one of the richest football histories in all of Africa, but despite its continental success, the team hasn’t reached soccer’s ultimate stage in 24 years. Now, the Pharaohs and their American coach, as unlikely a pairing as there ever was, have the chance to do more than realize their shared dream of World Cup qualification–they can unite a bitterly divided nation.