Soccer, or what’s called football in some countries, is perhaps the most widely played sport in the world. The game is simple: 2 teams and 11 players on the field for each where the goal is, well, to get the ball into the other team’s goal.
There are a fair share of movies about this widely loved sport and these are our top picks.
Channel 4 Films
This book turned movie by Nick Hornby was released in 1997 and is a romantic comedy that stars Colin Firth. It centers on the British soccer club Arsenal’s first division championship winning in the years 1988 and 1989.
Colin Firth’s character Paul Ashworth is a die hard fan and the movie shows the effects Arsenal’s progress had on his personal relationship and life. Fever Pitch was shot on location near the Arsenal stadium in Highbury and even features the famous match against Liverpool of that season.