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  1. Liquid Gold

    Liquid Gold Well-Known Member

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    Generally not the best area in cinema but what would you say the best film about/involving football is?
     
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    Fantastic cast as well , the did a sequel a couple of years ago it was awful .
    Escape to victory
     
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    [​IMG]I was really, really hoping no-one was going to mention Escape to Victory. Thanks a bunch for that, Daz. Ha.


    Entertaining, but one of the most ridiculous plots in the entire history of cinema.

    I think I spent the last half the film shaking my head in disbelief at its ludicrousness.


    I was always so pleased and relieved though that John Huston, the director, refused to bow to Sylvester Stallone's request that his goalkeeper character got hold of the ball and then dribbled it the entire length of the field to score the winning goal for the prisoners.

    That movie annoys the hell out of me. Ha.
     
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    Yeah ID wins it by a mile.

    The Firm with Gary Oldman was decent too. They did a remake of it late 90’s/early 2000’s which was surprisingly very good, perhaps as good as the original.

    Stuff like Green Street and Football Factory get shown up as absolutely terrible in comparison after you’ve seen ID and The Firm.
     
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    Bend it like Beckham
     
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    I’m going to put it out there..........I like The Football Factory!

    I think because Mr Dyer is the main man it is quite cool to not like it.

    However, still nowhere near as good as I.D.

    Nice one Gumbo!!!
     
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    The Damned United followed by Looking for Eric, Used to like mean machine but I imagine if I watched it back now I'd probably be less keen.
     
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    Football Factory admittedly is ok, but to me it’s more of a comedy than a film about football...
     
  11. Liquid Gold

    Liquid Gold Well-Known Member

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    Confession time, I actually quite like Fever Pitch. I know it’s a load of guff that got some posh wankers into going to games but it’s about a man whose whole life is taken over by a love of one football team and I can relate to that.
     
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    I really enjoyed The Damned United too.
     
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    The Damned United as well for me, also remember enjoying An Evening With Gary Lineker if TV films count.

    Big shout out to Final Score, where Dave Bautista batters terrorists to stop them blowing up Upton Park

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    I've seen loads over the years and never seen one that isn't unrealistic, cheesy, completely cringeworthy or downright ridiculous, but I love them all!
     
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    That said I'd probably favour The Damned United, Hillsborough or United

    Edit - just seen LG's post about Fever Pitch and I like that too :)
     
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    Completely forgot about Looking for Eric.

    Good film.
     
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    Can we have Renford Rejects or Dream Team?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Dream Team!

    Late 90's/Eary 2000's classic! - Watched through Uni days on Sky one!
    Linda Block! - ;-)
    Carl Fletcher!
    Loved the way they used real footage with the colours altered as match footage!.... Definitely used CCFC a few times.
    Got a bit more far fetched as time went on,
    Assassination attempts, plane crashes, buses exploding........
    Actually played football with a couple of guys in the picture above back in the day. (some actors used, but had to use footballers for some of the cut between/training scenes!)
     
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    Mike Bassett, England manager , with Ricky Tomlinson, if you want a bit of laugh.
     
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    There's some excellent stuff on YouTube about Brian Clough in particular.
    Theres one particular series, can't remember what it's called , but it's in 4 parts , and interestingly they interview the main protagonists from that 44 day stint he had at Leeds. Johnny Giles is surprisingly very defensive of Clough and scathing of the book " the damned United" from which the film was obviously made. He said the book is an awful betrayal of Clough.
    If you simply write Brian Clough in you tube and look for Brian Clough part 1 , that should do it.
     
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    Green Street.

    Purely because all football films are shit but this is the shittest and features the worst cockney accent recorded on film.

     
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    Green street and the football factory, class films
     
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    the 2nd and 3rd green streets are shite mind but the first one is class
     
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    Mean Machine
     
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    Not a film but loved Jossy's Giants.
     
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    I mean it was bad enough to have an American goalie ., I also read that after he scored the goal his celebration was to run along the champs Elysees then up the Eiffel Tower
     
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    Loved that show
     
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    Top film
     
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    There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble
     
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    ID and damned United were the best. Football factory and green st were okay. Seem to remember there was a k7ng fu football film but can’t remember what it was called!
     
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    Kick Fu?

    Fook Yu?
     
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    Footy related but a hooligan film...

    The Firm

    Gary Oldman as an ICF Topboy is excellent in it.
     
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    The Firm was much better than ID I thought
     
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    Can't remember the name of the film but there was a film that used footage of Cov at QPR in 1991 in its sequences.
     
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