You'll Get a Kick Out of These
Football films can inspire, enrage, or wring tears from the eyes of those who watch them. Some are sad and sappy, others are intense and hard-hitting. At their very best, however, football flicks transcend the sport and highlight the greatest features of the human condition: courage, perseverance, integrity, teamwork. Movies are as subjective as any art, so in ranking the best football flicks Cheapism removed bias by relying on scores from the review site Metacritic. Here's a look at the gridiron classics old and new that have embedded themselves into American culture — and for all the Ronald Reagan buffs who will be upset that "Knute Rockne All American" didn't make it onto the list, relax. No dig at the Gipper. The film just doesn't have a Metascore.