Thursday, May 30, 2024

Podcast: Football Movie Series

Football season is among us and what a better time to discuss some of the better football movies that are out there that we’ve seen and a few we haven’t. In this series, we’re going to discuss Remember the Titans, Brian’s Song, Any Given Sunday, Rudy and Friday Night Lights.

Remember the Titans, 2000

Grades
Nate: A+
JD: A+
Scott: A+

Review
Remember the Titans is perhaps the best football movie ever made and explores both football and social issues in the best way possible. Click here to read the full review.

Listen to our review of Remember the Titans below.

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Brian’s Song, 1971

Grades
Nate: C-
JD: C
Scott: C

Review
Brian’s Song is a great story but suffers from a lack of depth and misses some of the bigger focal points. Click here to read the full review.

Listen to our review of Brian’s Song below.

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Rudy, 1993

Grades
Nate: A
JD: A+
Scott: A
Fox: A+

Review
Rudy is a moving, powerful football movie that is the standard for underdog stories and persevering through enormous odds. Click here to read the full review.

Listen to our review of Rudy below.

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Any Given Sunday, 1999

Grades
Nate: Incomplete
JD: A-
Scott: A

Review
Any Given Sunday is an intense and hard look at professional football and the real consequences that can come from it. Click here to read the full review.

Listen to our review of Any Given Sunday below.

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Friday Night Lights, 2004

Grades
Nate: A
JD: A+
Scott: B

Review
Friday Night Lights is an amazing film that tells us the story of a high school football team in Texas and the relationships that made that team what it was. Click here to read the full review.

Listen to our review of Friday Night Lights below.

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JD Duran
JD Duranhttps://insessionfilm.com
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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Comments

  1. Remember the Titans is certainly the best football movie ever. I was surprised to not see Varsity Blues on this list…which was pretty much a camera crew following me around during my high school football experience.

    • Haha nyce. Well we wanted to do a good mix of movies we liked and some we hadn’t seen. Scott hadn’t seen Rudy and Nate hadn’t seen Any Given Sunday. And none of us had seen Brian’s Song so it was a good chance for us to see them.

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