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Current Top Films about Football on IMDB.com - 1 - 5

To qualify for the list the film needs to have more than 1000 Votes and the ranking is based on the Film's IMDb Rating. Here are the current Top 5 Football themed Movies -

The Two Escobars - IMDb Rating 8.3

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Plot Summary -
Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medelli¬n Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The two were not related, but their fates were inextricably - and fatally - intertwined. Pablo's drug money had turned Andres' national team into South American champions, favoured to win the 1994 World Cup in Los Angeles. It was there, in a game against the U.S., that Andres committed one of the most shocking mistakes in soccer history, scoring an "own goal" that eliminated his team from the competition and ultimately cost him his life. THE TWO ESCOBARS is a riveting examination of the intersection of sports, crime, and politics. For Colombians, soccer was far more than a game: their entire national identity rode on the success or failure of their team. Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's fast and furious documentary plays out on an ever-expanding canvas, painting a fascinating portrait of Pablo, Andres, and a country in the grips of a violent, escalating civil war.

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist & Michael Zimbalist

Stars: María Ester Escobar, Alexis García V., Jaime Gaviria Gómez, Francisco Maturana

Nomination and Awards

São Paulo International Film Festival 2010
Nominated
International Jury Award Best Documentary
Jeff Zimbalist
Michael Zimbalist

Tribeca Film Festival 2010
Nominated
Jury Award Best Documentary Feature
Jeff Zimbalist
Michael Zimbalist

Zurich Film Festival 2010
Nominated
Golden Eye Best International Documentary Film
Jeff Zimbalist
Michael Zimbalist

Montevideo: Taste of a Dream - IMDb Rating 8.3

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Plot Summary -
A story about one team that decides to follow a dream that takes them on a journey to the First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. A dream that allows them to become true stars and living legends.

Director: Dragan Bjelogrlic

Stars: Milos Bikovic, Petar Strugar, Nina Jankovic, Danina Jeftic

Awards and Nominations

Moscow International Film Festival 2011
Won
Audience Award Dragan Bjelogrlic
Nominated
Golden St. George Dragan Bjelogrlic

São Paulo International Film Festival 2011
Nominated
International Jury Award Best Feature Film
Dragan Bjelogrlic

The Class of 92- IMDb Rating 8.1

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Plot Summary -

The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville). The film covers the period 1992-1999, culminating in Manchester United's European Cup triumph, and will dramatically interweave and mirror the highs and lows of its football odyssey with the immense social and cultural changes taking place in Britain at the time.

Directors: Benjamin Turner & Gabe Turner

Stars: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville

The Third Half- IMDb Rating 7.9

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Plot Summary -
Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change.

Director: Darko Mitrevski

Stars: Katarina Ivanovska, Sasko Kocev, Richard Sammel

Awards and Nominations
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2014
Won
Audience Award Best Narrative
Darko Mitrevski (director)

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013
2nd place
Audience Award Best Narrative Feature
Darko Mitrevski
Runner-up

The Damned United - IMDb Rating 7.6

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Plot Summary -

The story of the controversial Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of the English football club Leeds United.

Director: Tom Hooper

Stars: Colm Meaney, Henry Goodman, David Roper, Jimmy Reddington

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