February 02, 2008

Best Football Movies.

To get geared up for the Super Bowl tomorrow, a lot of fans like to watch football movies. Entertainment Weekly has put together a list of what they consider the 14 best football movies.

This is an opinion article, but I'm damn well going to disagree with some of their choices.

Three I disagree with:
1) Diner: It's not a bad movie, but it's not about football. If you're going to do a list about football movies, the movie should center around football. That would be like throwing in The Last Boyscout as a football movie. At least it revolved around a football player.

2) Horse Feathers: Maybe it's because it's older or maybe because it's the Marx brothers, but I didn't like this movie. I didn't think it was all that great or funny.

3) Any Given Sunday: I really didn't like this Oliver Stone movie. Then again I don't think there are many Oliver Stone movies I do like. I know what he was trying to do with this movie, but I found it to be boring and it kind of dragged. If it's on TV and there isn't anything else on, I'll watch it, but honestly I didn't think it was that good.

Now, I gave you three that I didn't like, let me give you three that I think should replace those.

1) The Replacements: Fitting especially since I'm replacing another choice with it. Not only is this movie funny, but it has a good message and I love the satirical back hand it gives modern day athletes. "Do you know how much the insurance is on a Ferrari?"

2) The Program: I always felt this movie was underrated. When I was in college there were some football players that lived on my floor in the dorm, we would hang out and they said that there is a lot of reality to this movie. I always thought it was a good one, and a damn spot better then the three above.

3) The Longest Yard (Remake/2005). I know they original is on their list, but they blasted the remake. Honestly, I liked the remake. Maybe it's not as good as the original, but it was good in it's own way. It was funny and entertaining. Especially when they exchanged the guards steroids with estrogen.

Again this is all opinion, you may agree with me or you may not. What movies do you think should be on there and which ones didn't you like?

Posted by Contagion in Football at February 2, 2008 02:26 PM | TrackBack

Sorry, don't know a great deal about "American Football", since I'm a Brit, But I do agree about "The Longest Yard"(Remake/2005) since I watched that movie and loved it, never laughed so much for a long while.

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