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Five Football-Themed Movies that Will Warm Your Heart this Month

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With November traditions comes the chance to watch some pretty great sports movies — specifically, football movies, in honor of football season and your Thanksgiving football games. So cozy up with your friends and family in or outside of your Liv Northgate apartment in Gilbert, AZ and watch any or all of these five notable and inspiring family-friendly football movies.

Remember the Titans (2000)

Watch the inspirational true story of two teams and coaches butting heads — but more importantly, coming together — in their first season as a newly integrated team at a high school in the 1970s. You’ll be singing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” for days after watching this classic!

Rudy (1993)

Seen by many as one of the best and most tear-jerking college football stories, this movie follows Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger. Rudy was always told he couldn’t play football because of his lack of money, grades, and talent. Watch this classic underdog tale to see how he achieves his dream with the help of his mentor and friend, D-Bob.

The Blind Side (2009)

The movie follows the story of real-life NFL player Michael Oher and how he was taken in by a family, the Tuohys, after living on the streets in Tennessee. Oher starts to see his potential as a football player with their help and moves on to great things in this heartwarming story. There’s even a Thanksgiving scene in it!

Little Giants (1994)

A group of underdogs — headed by an all-star player rejected by the football team just because she’s a girl — struggle to take themselves seriously as they gather to play football against the team that’s rejected them. The Pee-Wee Cowboys and the Giants face off to decide which team gets to represent Ohio in the Peewee football playoffs.

We Are Marshall (2006)

After a plane crash kills most of the members of the Marshall University football team, the surviving players and coaches fight to save their football program and emerge victorious during a particularly brutal football season. 

What are some of your favorite football movies? Let us know in the comments so we can check them out! Happy Thanksgiving!