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Title: Football Films
Post by: travellingman on July 22, 2019, 06:52:16 PM
Getting bored waiting for the new season to start? Fed up reading about transfer speculation that goes nowhere?
If so, why not catch up on a few football related films.
The Facebook page of a charity raising website I manage has been running a series highlighting such films.
We have now looked at eleven and will probably have highlighted between 15-20 before season kick off.
These have been popular with fans around the country who have taken a peak.
If interested at checking out go to www.*advertising*.co.uk and click on the Facebook link.

Have a great year back in the PL but try not to beat my team BHA. I certainly hope to get to Villa Park again.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: wittonwarrior on July 22, 2019, 07:55:44 PM
Got to say every drama type football film 🎞 s so cheesy. Pure dislike of escape as I can’t stand Ipswich
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 22, 2019, 07:59:00 PM
The link isn't about football films?

The best I can think of, off the top of my head, is The Damned United.

Considerjng rge popularity of the sport, there are relatively few decent football films. I can think of more baseball films that I enjoy and I don't even like baseball. Boxing seems to be the best sport for cinema.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: timeoutbigbar on July 22, 2019, 08:03:46 PM
I quite liked the film adaption of Fever Pitch.  No great love for Arsenal but I think it goes beyond that, particularly the book.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Sleeuwenhoek on July 22, 2019, 09:21:30 PM
I quite liked Jimmy Grimble, is that bad?
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Havencheese on July 22, 2019, 09:27:00 PM
Good old Gregory's Girl. Not really a football film but I always thought those scenes in Kes with the PE class were very authentic. I can also recall that 80's TV series The Manageress.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: robbo1874 on July 22, 2019, 09:28:33 PM
The first ‘Firm’ with Gary Oldman as Bex was good.

There’s a scene I think was filmed at Selhurst Park, where you can hear Villa chants in the background.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: luke95 on July 22, 2019, 09:31:11 PM
Marvellous.... was a great football themed film.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Breezeblock on July 22, 2019, 09:36:24 PM
Not a football film but I have a vague recollection as a kid in the '70's watching a series called "Striker" about a kid joining a junior football team on the sly 'cos his dad was a failed pro footballer all bitter and twisted and not wanting his son to follow in his footsteps.  Or I might have dreamt that - i've been to bed since :D
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: FrankyH on July 22, 2019, 09:39:53 PM
Not a film , but a TV series from the 80's, Murphy's Mob. I remember watching it , but couldn't tell you now if was any good.

Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: john e on July 22, 2019, 09:47:22 PM
Mike Bassett England Manager

Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Meanwood Villa on July 22, 2019, 10:19:33 PM
If we're including tv shows what about Jossie's giants?
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Axl Rose on July 22, 2019, 10:21:28 PM
How about ID?
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: PeterWithesShin on July 22, 2019, 10:30:25 PM
I fucking love you Gumbo
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Smirker on July 22, 2019, 10:32:15 PM
Mike Bassett England Manager

That's a great film. Love it. Very accurate.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Axl Rose on July 22, 2019, 10:34:20 PM
I fucking love you Gumbo

Ha! Yes! Didn't Gumbo have a dart sticking out of his face at one point?
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Damo70 on July 22, 2019, 11:36:05 PM
The link isn't about football films?

The best I can think of, off the top of my head, is The Damned United.

Considerjng rge popularity of the sport, there are relatively few decent football films. I can think of more baseball films that I enjoy and I don't even like baseball. Boxing seems to be the best sport for cinema.


I think one of the reasons The Damned United was so good was because to the best of my recollection it didn't show that much football. It is the on pitch action sequences which usually lets down a football film.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Bad English on July 22, 2019, 11:39:51 PM
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Pete3206 on July 23, 2019, 07:22:01 AM
Green Street 2
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: CT on July 23, 2019, 07:47:20 AM
The first ‘Firm’ with Gary Oldman as Bex was good.

There’s a scene I think was filmed at Selhurst Park, where you can hear Villa chants in the background.

Always remember that. From what little they showed of the actual game, it definitely wasn't us playing, which was strange, because the chants were ours.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Axl Rose on July 23, 2019, 07:54:30 AM


Superb. The winner of the thread. I showed Kes to a Japanese media class at university. Surprisingly, they liked it alot, but needed subtitles. So did I, to be fair.

It's hilarious when the teacher demands that the penalty be retaken, and later sends off a student for using bad language!
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 23, 2019, 08:47:57 AM
The Comic Strip did a short film about a footballer coming out as gay. The football scenes were filmed at Loftus Road and we were away to QPR that day.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Exeter 77 on July 23, 2019, 09:35:59 AM
No thread on football films can be complete without a mention of Escape To Victory. I've always been surprised that Alan Brazil doesn't use most of the Ipswich squad filming it in the summer of 1980 as an excuse for them not winning the league the following season rather than admitting to being beaten by the superior team.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: ez on July 23, 2019, 10:08:36 AM
There was the Ripping Yarns film.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: luke:lamf on July 23, 2019, 10:20:33 AM
Personally I'm still fond of Sean Bean's masterwork, When Saturday Comes (before he was contractually obliged to die in everything). Not least because I was in the crowd as they filmed the climatic scene where he scores the winning penalty against Manchester United at Bramall Lane, and also because I like Pete Postelthwaite.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Damo70 on July 23, 2019, 12:29:27 PM
I used to work with a guy called Tim who was from Yorkshire who was a friend of Sean Bean's. Tim and Sean Bean were also mates with Chris Walker who has been in loads of stuff including playing the goalkeeper in The Manageress. I met Chris Walker when he came out to Tenerife to visit Tim. Sean Bean didn't come to visit.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: garyshawsknee on July 23, 2019, 12:35:11 PM
I liked The Firm all those years ago, it may not have dated very well, but Villa feature in it too, though you have to listen carefully.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: somec on July 23, 2019, 12:39:01 PM
Personally I'm still fond of Sean Bean's masterwork, When Saturday Comes (before he was contractually obliged to die in everything). Not least because I was in the crowd as they filmed the climatic scene where he scores the winning penalty against Manchester United at Bramall Lane, and also because I like Pete Postelthwaite.

Classic scene!

Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Small Rodent on July 23, 2019, 02:54:46 PM
The Bromley Boys is fun.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Simon Page on July 23, 2019, 03:03:04 PM
A 1972 masterpiece from Jack Rosenthal.



https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182720/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182720/)
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on July 23, 2019, 03:08:01 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Arsenal_Stadium_Mystery

(https://pics.filmaffinity.com/the_arsenal_stadium_mystery-474322074-large.jpg)
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on July 23, 2019, 03:11:50 PM
There was the Ripping Yarns film.




Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: bob rowe on July 23, 2019, 03:15:23 PM
The Keeper, biopic about Bert Trautman, Man City keeper in the 50s who broke his neck in an FA Cup final but carried on playing.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 23, 2019, 03:19:29 PM
The Keeper, biopic about Bert Trautman, Man City keeper in the 50s who broke his neck in an FA Cup final but carried on playing.

He should probably have gone to hospital. They were only playing Small Heath so they'd still have won.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Deano's Mullet on July 23, 2019, 04:02:43 PM
Easily The Damned United for the role of no 1 football film. Gregorys Girl is one of my all time favourites too. Escape to Victory is fun.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Small Rodent on July 23, 2019, 05:08:33 PM
Escape to Victory is a remake of a Hungarian film.

The stadium they use in Coulomb, Paris was use for the “Chariots of Fire” Olympics in the 20s and a World Cup Final (1934?).
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 23, 2019, 05:36:09 PM
Always found it mildly unlikely that the Germans would happily have played against a multiracial team.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on July 23, 2019, 05:42:18 PM
I'm pretty sure I once read that Sly Stallone wanted the goalie (him) to run down the field and score a last minute winner, but he was told such a thing would never happen in football. So it seems they were at least trying for realism.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Pat McMahon on July 23, 2019, 06:39:09 PM
The link isn't about football films?

The best I can think of, off the top of my head, is The Damned United.

Considerjng rge popularity of the sport, there are relatively few decent football films. I can think of more baseball films that I enjoy and I don't even like baseball. Boxing seems to be the best sport for cinema.


I think one of the reasons The Damned United was so good was because to the best of my recollection it didn't show that much football. It is the on pitch action sequences which usually lets down a football film.

That is exactly my take on it too. The football scenes were the weakest part of the Damned United, which was a great film.

The live action is so unrealistic in most sports films that it renders them comedic. The way that Stallone takes a punch in the Rocky films is hilarious . I've never managed to get beyond 20 minutes of any of those films.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: dubaivillain on July 23, 2019, 06:59:20 PM


Ian McShane in Yesterday’s Hero
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 23, 2019, 07:04:36 PM
The link isn't about football films?

The best I can think of, off the top of my head, is The Damned United.

Considerjng rge popularity of the sport, there are relatively few decent football films. I can think of more baseball films that I enjoy and I don't even like baseball. Boxing seems to be the best sport for cinema.


I think one of the reasons The Damned United was so good was because to the best of my recollection it didn't show that much football. It is the on pitch action sequences which usually lets down a football film.

That is exactly my take on it too. The football scenes were the weakest part of the Damned United, which was a great film.

The live action is so unrealistic in most sports films that it renders them comedic. The way that Stallone takes a punch in the Rocky films is hilarious . I've never managed to get beyond 20 minutes of any of those films.

Raging Bull, The Fighter and Million Dollar Baby are all classics, IMO.

I'm not sure how realistic any of them are but they're all great films.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 23, 2019, 07:05:59 PM
Actually, I've thought of a good football film. Can't remember the name of it but it's about a bunch of Iranian women who try to get in to see the national team in a vital qualifier.

Don't think there's any actual football in it, which is probably why it was good.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Pat McMahon on July 23, 2019, 07:18:26 PM
The link isn't about football films?

The best I can think of, off the top of my head, is The Damned United.

Considerjng rge popularity of the sport, there are relatively few decent football films. I can think of more baseball films that I enjoy and I don't even like baseball. Boxing seems to be the best sport for cinema.


I think one of the reasons The Damned United was so good was because to the best of my recollection it didn't show that much football. It is the on pitch action sequences which usually lets down a football film.

That is exactly my take on it too. The football scenes were the weakest part of the Damned United, which was a great film.

The live action is so unrealistic in most sports films that it renders them comedic. The way that Stallone takes a punch in the Rocky films is hilarious . I've never managed to get beyond 20 minutes of any of those films.

Raging Bull, The Fighter and Million Dollar Baby are all classics, IMO.

I'm not sure how realistic any of them are but they're all great films.

I'd forgotten Million Dollar Baby - a very good film. Saying that, I can't remember the boxing scenes!

PS Didn't Hilary Swank get an Oscar for that film?
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Simon Page on July 23, 2019, 07:37:24 PM
The book it's based on, Rope Burns, is good. Half a dozen short stories written by an old cuts man.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Pete3206 on July 23, 2019, 08:02:59 PM
Yesterday"s Hero
Once in a lifetime
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: SaddVillan on July 23, 2019, 08:59:47 PM
A Shot to Glory (2000)
Soundtrack by by Mark Knopfler.

Archetypal cliche ridden story of a troubled "star" player helping a non league Scottish avoid closure.

Ally McCoist and Didier Agathe are  involved.

An absolute crock.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: CT Villan on July 23, 2019, 09:26:05 PM
Bend it like Beckham
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Small Rodent on July 23, 2019, 09:35:47 PM
Escape to Victory is a remake of a Hungarian film.

The stadium they use in Coulomb, Paris was use for the “Chariots of Fire” Olympics in the 20s and a World Cup Final (1934?).

I’d just like to add the real Olympics and WC Final
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Small Rodent on July 23, 2019, 09:38:51 PM
Bend it like Beckham

Good shout.

One of the best. One of my old acquaintances is in it. He plays the male friend who really does “love”Beckham.

He also has the glory in the first season of League of Gentlemen of being presented a Creme Brûlée cassette from Les....”It’s a shot business”
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: serbentoflight on July 24, 2019, 06:56:38 AM
Porridge -the movie.  Lenny Godber, Villa fan and concussion victim. Excellent footy film.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Pete3206 on July 24, 2019, 07:13:48 AM
Hannibal

Julian Joachim was in it.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Damo70 on July 24, 2019, 11:12:57 AM
Hannibal

Julian Joachim was in it.


Stan Collymore was in Basic Instinct 2. I think he gets killed in the opening sequence. I don't think there was any football in the film although I could be wrong as when I attempted to watch the film it was so bad I didn't make it all the way through to the end. I did last longer than Stan did though.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Bad English on July 24, 2019, 03:10:50 PM
Stan Collymore was in Basic Instinct 2. I think he gets killed in the opening sequence.
Way back in 2006, when it was mentioned on here that Collymore was appearing in Basic Instinct 2, erstwhile poster Mark Fletcher quipped:

Quote from: Mark Fletcher, way back in 2006
So it's a bit like the original then? You get a glimpse of a c*** in that one too
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Breezeblock on July 24, 2019, 03:25:36 PM
Stan Collymore was in Basic Instinct 2. I think he gets killed in the opening sequence.
Way back in 2006, when it was mentioned on here that Colloymore was appearing in Basic Instinct 2, erstwhile poster Mark Fletcher quipped:

Quote from: Mark Fletcher, way back in 2006
So it's a bit like the original then? You get a glimpse of a c*** in that one too
Oh I do miss Fletch. And Mazrim. And maybe even Gregnash a little bit.  Even that turd-obsessed loon who's name temporarily escapes me was good for a giggle with his "cupping slenders" comments.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: ColinMac on July 24, 2019, 03:33:31 PM
When Saturday Comes is in the "so bad its good" category, Mel Sterland telling Sean Bean he's shit, then 10 minutes later asking him to take a last minute penalty in a cup game against Man Utd.
Title: Re: Football Films
Post by: Pete3206 on July 24, 2019, 07:17:21 PM
Ray Winstone in There's only one Jimmy Grimble was atrocious. It's not a bad film though
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