6 Memorable Soccer-Themed Films

Jesus Figueroa

Goal II: Living the Dream (2007) – USA
The Spanish football team Real Madrid wants to recruit U.S. soccer player, Kuno Becker to play in the Premier League of England in this sequel.

The Damned United (2009) – England
Based on a true story, this sports drama centers on Brian Clough and his 44 tension-filled days as manager of the Leeds United soccer team in England. Already one of the most-celebrated and controversial figures in the sport when he took the job, Clough's brief reign at the helm of Leeds United was marked by feuds, infighting, scandals and losses.

Amando a Maradona (2005) – Argentina
A true story of a man whose rise from the poverty of a Buenos Aires shantytown to sports star fame and fortune is as controversial as it is dramatic. Get an inside glimpse at the story behind Maradona's scandals, his seclusion in Cuba and devotion to his family, as well as amazing highlights from some of his best games.

El sueño de Iván (2011) – Spain, Mexico
A heartfelt film starring Oscar-nominated Damian Bichir as the coach of a soccer team made up of children from across the world play a match against an international team of soccer stars. The game is a benefit to raise money for victims of an earthquake in Africa.

Como no Te Voy a Querer (2008) – Mexico
A young football player (Alejandro Belmonte) will do everything to make live his dreams of playing with Pumas UNAM.

El Crack (2011) – Chile
An amateur soccer player faces great difficulties while trying to achieve the dream of being a big star in the sport.

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