Who doesn’t love a great football flick? Even the least of football fans can be swept away in the drama that blossoms from the blood, sweat and tears of the gridiron. Regarding most football films, there is even some exceptionally well written — or tacked on — romance, which makes most of them wonderful for date night. Right fellas? Giving consideration to the actual film, story and mass appeal (honorable mentions to films such as Knute Rockne All American and Paper Lion), here are our some of the best movies built around football.
16. The Waterboy
Adam Sandler’s The Waterboy is regarded as a favorite among Sandler fans. The 1998 film starred the comedian as Bobby Boucher Jr., a young, socially inept man, with a passion for water and providing the best of it to the University of Louisiana football team. After an incident with the team, Boucher is hired by the South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs where it is discovered that when angry, Boucher is a very aggressive and effective football player. The Waterboy is beloved as one of the few sports comedies amid the very serious dramas.