When the green field and colorful T-shirts sparkle in your eyes, sit back and watch the films from our selection. Play Like Beckham, She's the Man and eight other great soccer movies to see.
The Russian drama premiered in April 2018 - just ahead of the FIFA World Cup. Admirers of the painting immediately split into two camps: some are inspired by the sports victories of the main characters, others admire Danila Kozlovsky. The actor not only played the role of coach Yuri Stoleshnikov, who led the Meteor football team to victory, but also became a director, co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film.
The Coach movie was scolded for a banal plot, a cliché ending and long football scenes, but the picture received much more positive reviews. But if you want to get charged with patriotism, believe in the best, cry a little and scream heart-rending "goal!" at the end - look for sure.
Play Like Beckham, 2002
We do not know what is more beautiful in this film - the short haircut of young Keira Knightley or the bottomless blue eyes of Jonathan Reese Myers. In any case, the comedy melodrama Play Like Beckham is a must-see - where else can you see girls playing football no worse than the famous Briton? By the way, Beckham himself also appears in the film, but only for a few seconds.
According to the plot, Jess - a girl from a family of Indian immigrants - dreams of playing football, which does not make her parents very happy. The fateful meeting with Juliet (Keira Knightley) changes everything - the heroine is accepted into the football team with a coach, in whom both she and her friend fall in love.
"She's the Man", 2006
Unlike many Hollywood youth comedies, the plot of the film is not built around American football, but is devoted to classic football - moreover, it is a very loose adaptation of Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night". Instead of the country of Illyria, there is a school of the same name, and instead of the Duke of Orsino, there is a charismatic Duke performed by Channing Tatum.
Viola (Amanda Bynes) impersonates her twin brother and ends up on the soccer team. She needs to prove to her ex-boyfriend that she plays football as well as him, and defeat the opposing team in the final match. The roommate - the same Duke - changes the plans of the main character. What happened next - see for yourself.
The drama by Andrey Malyukov is based on a real story known as the "death match". In the summer of 1942, Dynamo Kiev players won the match against Wehrmacht soldiers and were subsequently shot. The goalkeeper of the team became the prototype of the protagonist - it was decided to give the role to Sergey Bezrukov.
Footballer Nikolai Ranevich is seriously injured and ends up in a concentration camp, from which his beloved rescues him - unfortunately, at the cost of his own honor. While working at the bakery, he continues to train and takes part in a match with German soldiers. Despite the threats, the athletes are winning on pain of death. How will you feel after watching the movie? Patriotism and a lump in the throat.
Indications for viewing: bad mood, tiredness after a hard day at work, desire to laugh enough and see how Milla Jovovich speaks Russian. The story is as old as the world - the heroine chooses between a ridiculous romantic and a charismatic egoist. In the final, of course, there is a happy ending.
Slava Kolotilov is preparing for the wedding with the beautiful Muscovite Nadya (we do not pay attention to the American accent), but right before the long-awaited event, an official takes his passport from him and forces him to coach the children's football team. All he has to do is lose the match, but the courtyard boys are only determined to win!
"Changing gates", 1999
A film with the Olsen twins is a great way to return to childhood for 85 minutes and further proof that people who look alike can be completely different in their souls. If you like actresses, good films with a good ending, football and stories about first love, you will definitely like the plot.
Sisters Sam and Emma are similar - you can't tell the difference. Only one loves fashionable outfits and cute boys, while the other is crazy about football and does not let go of the ball. Traditionally, the twins decide to swap. By the way, during the filming of the film, a curious incident occurred on the set - Mary-Kate accidentally hit Ashley on the head with a ball, which caused her to faint. When she regained consciousness, she said: "It is not the ball that is to blame for my swoon - but the fact that my hair has deteriorated!" That's what the Olsen sisters are all about!
Killing Football, 2001
We warn you right away - the film is not for the faint of heart. Get ready to see the sky jump, the ball turn into a glowing ball, the tornado caused by the goal, and all the other hell. In fact, the comedy will definitely be appreciated by fans of "action" - it is not for nothing that it collected seven awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
In the story, a strange six brothers try their hand at football to win a prize - a million dollars. They are fluent in kung fu and, as it turns out, have super-abilities - all this will shock their rivals and bring victory to the brothers.
This option will appeal to fans to cry while watching the film - the drama of Davis Guggenheim will definitely not leave you indifferent. Everyone's favorite and star of the school football team, Johnny, dies in a car accident, and his family is trying to survive this tragedy. Johnny's younger sister, Gracie, cannot come to terms with the loss.
To honor his memory, she decides to take his place on the team. Despite the lack of understanding on the part of parents, poor success in sports and critical comments from the boys, Gracie achieves her goal. Final: winning goal and curtain.
In the original, the title of the film sounds like this: "Maradona by Kusturica". Films have been dedicated to the legendary footballer more than once, but fans consider Emir Kusturica's masterpiece the most realistic and very soulful.
The film can be counted among a number of documentary and biographical: in the main role - Maradona and the director, and the plot is divided into seven parts, each of which bears the name of one of the deadly sins. If you are interested in the story of a poor guy who got out of a slum and achieved worldwide fame with his work, be sure to watch. At the same time, you will learn what the players do when they do not kick the ball across the field.
There are at least three reasons why you should watch this movie. First, Charlie Hunnam. Second, Charlie Hunnam's sexy British accent. And thirdly, the picture will show the other side of the football world - the film is dedicated to football hooligans. The management of the West Ham stadium did not know about the last fact - thinking that the film would be about football, they allowed shooting in the holy of holies.
Student Matt Buckner (played by young Elijah Wood) is expelled from Harvard for a crime he did not commit. He hurries to London to his sister, where he meets Pete - and he opens the world of football to him and gets him into trouble. In general, you will definitely be able to admire the bad British guys and savor their fights.
Text: Anastasia Speranskaya