Now is not the time for the movie The Keeper. A movie highlighting a story of reconciliation between victims of the Nazis and a Nazi soldier has no place in a world where Nazi propaganda and fascism is once again on the rise. Regardless of the good intentions at the heart of the movie and at the heart of the filmmakers, we need not demonstrate compassion or acceptance for people who fight on the side of Nazi ideology no matter how much they claim that they did so against their will.
Love soccer films? Me too! That's why I did my best include a variety of soccer films that show different aspects of the sport. A few of the films here are in tribute to some of the top players in history. This includes Pele AKA Edson Arantes Do Nascimento, who is known for scoring six goals in the 1958 World Cup. Zinedine Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou," is known for being 'one of the greatest players of all time' and way too many accomplishments to put into one sentence. David Becham, who is considered one of the greatest midfielders of all time... and is also still pretty damn good looking these days. I made sure to include a couple of movies following a strong female lead in order to be as inclusive as possible. After all, everyone can love soccer!
WARNING! This list does not contain the best fictional soccer movie ever made, Shaolin Soccer. However, this list does contain the greatest soccer movies based on true stories ever to grace the big screen. From Michael Caine helping a team of prisoners of war against a German team during WWII to the infamous 1958 Munich air disaster—this list can perform at Stoke on a cold rainy night.
With the 2018 World Cup heating up in Russia and international fans heating up around the globe, it seems like everyone is obsessed with soccer. The beautiful game has been dominating the media for what feels like forever, but unfortunately for soccer fanatics, it will soon be over. For those of us not lucky enough to score tickets to the coveted event, there are a wide variety of amazing soccer documentaries on Netflix that bring viewers up close and personal to the action on the field. While the World Cup may only come around every four years, these documentaries keep the action going year round.
From inspiring tales of adversity and triumph to close-up biographic films of your favorite professional players and teams, and even comedies and dramas, there are a lot of ways to get some soccer in your veins—even when there isn't a game on. And luckily, a lot of these great movies are available on Amazon Prime, so you can watch easily for free or for a low rental or purchase price.
Documentaries are not only informative but inspiration. Sports documentaries provide this as well as some great action and motivation. What makes your favorite athletes who they are? What are the inner workings of your favorite sport to watch? These soccer documentaries follow not only the most famous soccer players, but the path that soccer takes, as a form of unity and compassion for many athletes and fans of all walks of life.
Netflix definitely has it all when it comes to movie genres, sports movies being one. Narrow down your favorite sport, and watch all the sports movies you want!
As one of the world's most popular sports, soccer is bound to the be the topic of many popular movies. Filmmakers portray the beautiful sport in many different ways, allowing sports fans to view their favorite through the vision of different directors, minus being cliche or simple.