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Movies About UK Football Fans That Are Way Too True.

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

Movies About UK Football Fans That Are Way Too True [Think Football Ideas]
Movies About UK Football Fans That Are Way Too True [Think Football Ideas]

In the UK, football is the center of life. People dream about football, talk about football, eat football, and everything revolves around it.

Football stadium thrills are only a tiny sample of how UK football fans love and cherish the sport. At the very least, filmmakers and moviemakers should create content that mirrors the world of football.

In this post you'll find a few movies about UK football fans that are true-to-life;

Offside (2006)

PG, Comedy

Starring: Sima Mobarakshai, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi, Golnaz Farmani, Mahnaz Zabihi, Nazanin Sediqzadeh, Hadi Saeedi, Mohsen Tanabandeh.

The movie is about six football fans who are Iranian. They are obsessed with the game and want to attend the 2006 World Cup, a match between Iran and Bahrain.

Unfortunately, women are not allowed to attend football matches.

Therefore, a girl disguises herself as a boy to attend the football match. However, she gets arrested and put in a holding pen at a top spot of the stadium with several others who get women caught.

She dupes the security soldier with something about using the men's bathroom since they were the only ones available. The girl manages to escape to the stadium to watch the game through a window in the toilet.

The movie's filming occurs in an actual stadium during a suitable match for the Iranian National team.

You can stream now on; Apple Tv, Direct Tv, and Vudu.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)

PG, Biography, Drama

Starring: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kevin de Paula,Leonardo Lima Carvalho, Seu Jorge as Dondinho, Diego Boneta, Pelé, Mariana Nunes.

The movie is a biography of Pelé, who was considered the most famous footballer in Brazil. It focuses on the player's relationship with his father and his journey as he won the 1958 FIFA World Cup. This film has a 5-star rating on Amazon Prime Video (free trial here). However, the film received criticism from fans due to its cheesy ending and lack of depth.

Streaming now on: Direct TV, Apple TV, AMC + Roku Premium Channel, Vudu

Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)

PG, Drama

Starring: Gary Lewis, Anna Freil, Allesandro Nivola, Kuno Becker, Stephen Dillane, Tony Plana.

The film is about a young football player being taken to England to play for a team called Newcastle United. The player Santiago Munez has to prove himself and work to earn his place on the team to the best of his ability.

He undergoes many trials and tribulations to win a spot on the team. He manages a one-month contract after several attempts on the team, which becomes a stepping stone to his success in the game for the season.

Streaming now on; AMC on Demand, Apple TV, Direct TV, Vudu

Early Man (2018)

PG, Animation, Adventure

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Maise Williams, Timothy Spall, Tom Hiddleston

This animated movie is based on a tribe of cavemen hurled from their homes by a Bronze Age army. They can only defend their home by winning a football match against their enemies. The film shows the tension when players want to defend their superiority in the game at their home stadium.

Now streaming on; HBO, HBO Max, MAX Go, Direct TV, Spectrum on Demand, Red Box, Microsoft Store, Vudu,

AMC On Demand.

United (2011)

PG-13, History, Drama

Starring: David Tennant, Jack O'Connell, Sam Claflin, Dougray Scott, Dean Andrews

The film features the story of the Busby Babes, a Manchester United side that was enriched with homegrown talent and managed by one of football's greatest managers Sir Alexander Matthew "Matt" Busby.

The football team becomes successful both at home and abroad.

The drama focuses on the relationship between the assistant manager of the team and a young player Bobby Charlton. Although the team experienced a plane crash after the European cup in Belgrade, they succeeded even after losing seven players.

Now streaming on; Peacock, Peacock Premium, The Roku Channel, Redbox, Tubi, Plex Vudu.

Mean Machine (2001)

Comedy, Drama

Starring: David Kelly, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Ralph Brown, Vas Blackwood, David Hemmings

It is a British comedy starring a former footballer known as Vinnie Jones. He was a former captain of England, who got banned from football for life for fixing an unspecified match against Germany.

The plot also revolves around him getting arrested for assaulting a police officer. He then turns his fellow inmates into a functioning football team. The movie is an excellent classic that shows how fans react toward a football guru who has fallen from glory.

Now streaming on; Apple TV.

Kicking; And Screaming (2005)

PG, Comedy, Family

Starring: Will Ferrell, Kate Walsh, Musetta Vander, Robert Duvall, Josh Haterston, Racheal Harris

The film is about Phil Weston, who coaches his son's football team to get back at his father, Buck Weston, a football coach who used to bench him. Sam also benches his son Sam and transfers him to the league's worst team called the Tigers. Phil helps these kids be better until they challenge the team his dad is coaching.

Now streaming on; Apple TV, Max Go, Direct TV, AMC On Demand.

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

PG-13, Comedy

Starring: Keira Knightly, Parminder Nagra, Juliet Stevenson, Anupam Ker, Archie Panjabi, Shaznay Lewis

The film is about a woman who joins a football team despite her parents banning her from the game. The 18-year-old daughter of Punjabi Sikhs in London joined a local women's team and helped them advance to the top of the league during the season.

Once her parents learn of the disobedience, they ask her to choose between the game and family.

You can now stream on; HBO Max, HBO, Direct Tv, Spectrum On Demand, Apple Tv, and Vudu.

Gregory's Girl (1981)

PG, Romance, Comedy

Starring: Chic Murray, John Bett, Ronald Girvin, Dee Hepburn, Douglas Sannachan,

The film tells the story of an awkward teenager who plays on his school’s football team. He is captivated by a girl on his team whom he tries to impress, although other boys find her attractive too, setting up a competition for her attention.

There is a lot of teenage romance and drama that builds up, common among football ball fans.

Now streaming on; Hulu, Tubi, Pluto TV, Vudu, Apple TV, Kanopy, Plex, Freevee Amazon Channel, and Hoopla.


Most movies about UK football fans depict a lot of truth, given that the game has been popular throughout the history of sports. Players go through life experiences similar to their fans, making the game more thrilling.

In most of these movies, UK football fans portray themselves as passionate supporters of the game. The sport has also gained massive popularity globally, and the supporters share the same spirit.

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