5 Faves: Football – Drama

Titans1. Remember The Titans
2. Rudy
3. Friday Night Lights
4. Any Given Sunday
5. Draft Day

Continuing with the sports genre, we arrive at football. I think I prefer watching football films more than watching actual football. Titans is my favourite, hands down. It has everything you’d want it a football movie: drama, comedy, hard tackles, comebacks, inspiring speeches, etc. However, it you read up on the real story, it’s astonishing how much it differs from the movie. If I ever feel like a good cry, I just throw on Rudy. There’s 4 or 5 times in the movie when the tears just flow. Sean Astin is perfectly cast. Friday Night Lights feels purely authentic. Billy Bob is strong in the lead. Pacino is the only reason to watch Any Given Sunday. Dynamic performance, rousing speech. Draft Day is funny to me. The ending is 100% implausible, but it’s highly entertaining. Great ensemble cast.

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