When the game stands tall Love movies that have life lessons behind them especially ones the helps teenagers know the consequences from wrong and right. For what they do will always get them into trouble and never know what happens on the long run.
Movie lacks focus It was a decent movie, but some big disappointments. The trailer almost exclusively showed clips from before the streak loss, not showing any of the actual struggles. It also implied that the death of a player would be a major aspect of the film, but it was barely a footnote. It's almost like this movie tried to include everything unique about every other football drama. In the end, the message of not being about an individual gets lost when you realize the film is exalting the coach
Really enjoyed this movie. Jim Caviziel's role as Coach Ladoceur was passionate and believable. While the acting of some of the other characters wasnt as good, I still really enjoyed the movie and the story. The guy who plays Chris Ryan's dad (same guy who played the lead prison guard in Shawshank Redemption) always plays such a great bad guy, and hes about as bad you can be in a movie like this. Overall the message of the movie of team and family first is so powerful. #Matthew2312
Absolutely Exceptional! I LOVED IT! And, I OWN IT! Even people who don't like sports or understand the rules of football will enjoy this movie, b/c it's NOT about football. Rather, it's about not giving up, overcoming fierce obstacles in life, and succeeding. It inspires, motivates, and uplifts us all! Bottom Line: If you think that you have it bad in life, and you've given up on yourself, then you should watch this movie! It's based on a True Story.
Dont pay attention to critics I seen rotten tomatoes gave it an 18% so I ignored what the critics said and paid attention to the 4.6 overall rating it received from those who watched it, in my opinion probably one of the best sports movie I have seen since forever strong and blind side
Great movie I went and saw this movie in the theaters it was a really good movie we all cried a little bit when the coach was put in the hospital and when the one guy got shot point blank in the car and as soon as I got home I told my dad all about it and now that it is on disk I will go and buy it it is my second favorite movie and I recommend you buy it
Loved it I loved this movie. It shows how a lot of high school coaches think. I'm a senior in high school and watching this movie brought chills that I only got during game time during the fall. Best high school football movie by far.
Good Storyline, Cheesy Performance As a football enthusiast, I loved the storyline, particularly that's it's based on a true story. However, the overall quality seemed similar to that of a program that would air as a cheap Sunday premiere on the Lifetime channel. Unable to finish.
Excellent Movie Sensational movie, it's the best football movie since Remember The Titans in my opinion. The only complaint I have is that there could have been a little more to the player's individual stories. I felt they didn't get far enough into detail in that area as much, but other than that superb film.
Another winner for Jim Caviezel ... what a class act this man is!!! Truly inspired by God, Jim does everything in his power to spread the gospel. This movie is among the greats, like "Remember the Titans," "Facing the Giants," We Are Marshall," "Coach Carter." Great job everyone for an outstanding performance! (It was good to see Michael Chiklis with a little hair again ... even if it was on his chin.) VERY INSPIRING MOVIE.
When the game stands tall Great movie. It's nice when Hollywood decides to follow a true story. It wasn't 100% true. It was enough to convince me that this is a movie about character. The acting was fantastic. Jim Cavezal delivers as did the rest of the cast.
Extraordinary Movie!!! One of THE BEST MOVIES I've ever watched. It is amazing from start to finish! Fantastic performances by Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Lauren Dern and the rest of the cast!! A must see movie!!
Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson stars in the inspiring true story of controversial high school basketball coach Ken Carter, who benched his entire undefeated team for poor academic performance, in order to teach his players the importance of education.
From Ice Cube, the star of such hits as "Barbershop", "Are We There Yet?" and "First Sunday", comes a family-fun film, THE LONGSHOTS. When Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube), a down on his luck former high school football star, takes the only job he can find babysitting his misfit niece Jasmine (Keke Palmer), he discovers that she has the skills that once made him a great quarterback. The only place these two opposites get along is on the field, so Curtis is determined to turn Jasmine into the star of the local team, The Minden Browns, and get his own stride back by becoming the coach. The boys on the team don't want her but when this girl quarterback shows them she's got the skills, she'll turn their whole world upside down.
Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington shines in REMEMBER THE TITANS. Based on real events, this remarkable story celebrates how a town torn apart by friction and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony. After leading his team to fifteen winning seasons, beloved football coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton) is demoted and replaced by tough, opinionated Herman Boone (Washington). How these two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions is a remarkable portrait of courage and perseverance. You and your family will never forget the Titans!
Kevin Costner stars in Disney’s McFarland, USA, a moving film based on an inspirational true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. When Coach Jim White (Costner) arrives to teach at a predominantly Latino high school, everyone has a lot to learn about each other. But when Coach discovers the boys’ exceptional running ability, things change. Beyond their talent, it’s the power of family, commitment to each other and work ethic that transforms them into champions — helping them achieve their own American dream. Experience this heartwarming celebration of the human spirit in McFarland, USA.
In 1973, a spiritual awakening captures the hearts of the Woodlawn High School Football team. Lead by their coach, Tandy Geralds, and fueled by the team's dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate, the team makes an astounding run at the playoffs, leading to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar - Tony Nathan. (Original Title - Woodlawn) - 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Based on a remarkable true story, 23 Blast follows an up and coming football star who suddenly becomes blind overnight. With the love and support of this family and closest friends he proves nothing can dampen the spirit of a champion!
Football is a game that knocks you down, then expects you to get back up. Life hit the West Virginia town of Huntington and its Marshall University even harder. When it did, Jack Lengyel came by to help pull them onto their feet by taking the job no one wanted: rebuilding the Marshall football program only months after a plane crash wiped out Marshall's beloved Thundering Herd. Matthew McConaughey portrays Lengyel, the energetic, compassionate coach of inexperienced players whose chances of victory are slim and none. They'll go with the slim. And as they do, their true-life story of heart, healing, and football will thrill and inspire you. It's game day. Time to play till the whistle blows! MPAA Rating: No Rating (c) 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.
From the writer of HOOSIERS and RUDY, MY ALL AMERICAN tells the true story of Freddie Steinmark. Although deemed too small as an athlete, Freddie (Finn Wittrock) dreams of playing football and brings a fight to the game that is noticed by legendary coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart), leading to a scholarship to play college football. With dedication and grueling practices, a victorious season is within reach, but Freddie then receives a shocking diagnosis and discovers what it truly means to have the heart of a champion. (Original Title - My All American) - 2015 Aviron Pictures, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
James Van Der Beek (Dawson's Creek) leads the action in this exciting, funny coming-of-age story about a small-town high schooler confronting the pressures and temptations of gridiron glory. At first, backup quarterback Jonathan "Mox" Moxom (Van Der Beek) is nowhere close to being a football star. He's perfectly content to stay on the bench and out of the win-at-all-cost strategies of coach Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight in a powerful performance). But when the starting quarterback is injured, Mox is in the game, and in direct conflict with his hotheaded coach and girlfriend. Soon everyone in Mox's football-crazed community will realize there's not just a new star quarterback in town, there's a new kind of hero.
The remarkable true story of how one woman changed the world of sports forever. When Catana Starks (Academy-Award Nominee Taraji P. Henson) became the first African-American woman to coach an all-men's team at the collegiate level she expected it to be tough but she had no idea just how challenging it would be. With no scholarships to offer and only one US student willing to join the team, she reached out across the globe to assemble a ragtag group of golfers including a clean cut kid from Australia, a wanna-be rapper from Korea and a street kid from London (Tom Felton). With sheer grit, determination and some unusual training tactics she guided this culture club of misfits to an all-time record championship season. Along the way she taught them no matter how rough the start, with the right aim and drive, anyone can triumph against overwhelming odds.