Greatest football movies of all time

Published On: Jan 10 2012 10:08:17 PM PST   Updated On: Jan 19 2015 09:50:00 AM PST

Here's a look at the greatest gridiron stories to ever hit the big screen.

Football Movies - Friday Night Lights
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Universal Pictures

"Friday Night Lights" (2004): Based on the acclaimed best-selling novel by H.B. "Buzz" Bissinger, the film chronicled the intense pressures of a high school football program in Texas. Directed by Peter Berg, the film starred Billy Bob Thornton as a new coach to the program, as well as Tim McGraw and Garrett Hedlund (both pictured) as an abusive, former high school star who pressures his son. The film spawned the acclaimed TV series of the same name.


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