Movies like Gridiron Gang 2006

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

If you already watched and love Gridiron Gang, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Gridiron Gang.

1 The Longest Yard 2005

Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in a football game 'fixed' to turn out quite another way.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Peter Segal

Writers:

Al Ruddy (story) (as Albert S. Ruddy), Tracy Keenan Wynn | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

2 Walking Tall 2004

A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller

Director:

Kevin Bray

Writers:

Mort Briskin (earlier screenplay), David Klass (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

3 Man On Fire 2004

Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

A.J. Quinnell (novel), Brian Helgeland (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

4 Four Brothers 2005

Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.

Genres:

Action, Crime

Director:

John Singleton

Country:

United States of America
6.8

5 The Guardian 2006

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Andrew Davis

Country:

United States of America
6.9

6 Ali 2001

In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. Yet at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Michael Mann

Writers:

Gregory Allen Howard (story), Stephen J. Rivele (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

7 Any Given Sunday 1999

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of winning. The new owner must prove her self in a male dominated world.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Oliver Stone

Writers:

Daniel Pyne (screen story), John Logan (screen story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

8 Never Back Down 2008

Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy.

Genres:

Drama, Action

Director:

Jeff Wadlow

Writer:

Chris Hauty

Country:

United States of America
6.6

9 Coach Carter 2005

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Thomas Carter

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.3

10 White Men Can't Jump 1992

Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Ron Shelton

Writer:

Ron Shelton

Country:

United States of America
6.8

11 Glory Road 2006

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

James Gartner

Country:

United States of America
7.2

12 Notorious 2009

NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream."

Genres:

Drama, Music, History

Director:

George Tillman Jr.

Country:

United States of America
6.7

13 The Express 2008

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Gary Fleder

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.3

14 Fighting 2009

Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Dito Montiel

Country:

United States of America
5.6

15 Hardball 2001

An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Brian Robbins

Writers:

Daniel Coyle (book), John Gatins (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.4

16 Invincible 2006

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

Ericson Core

Writer:

Brad Gann

Country:

United States of America
7.1

17 We Are Marshall 2006

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

McG

Writers:

Jamie Linden (screenplay), Cory Helms (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

18 Friday Night Lights 2004

A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to flare up. It is left to the inspiring abilities of new coach Gary Gaines to instill in the other team members -- and, by proxy, the town itself -- a sense of self-respect and honor.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Berg

Writers:

Buzz Bissinger (book) (as H.G. Bissinger), David Aaron Cohen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

19 John Q 2002

John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage until the hospital puts his son's name on the donor's list.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Nick Cassavetes

Writer:

James Kearns

Country:

United States of America
7.1

20 Remember The Titans 2000

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Boaz Yakin

Country:

United States of America
7.8

21 The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005

A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Bill Paxton

Writers:

Mark Frost (book), Mark Frost (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

22 The Great Debaters 2007

The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African-American college students into a historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Denzel Washington

Writers:

Robert Eisele (screenplay), Robert Eisele (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

23 Blood And Bone 2009

In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller

Director:

Ben Ramsey

Writer:

Michael Andrews (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

24 He Got Game 1998

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Spike Lee

Writer:

Spike Lee

Country:

United States of America
6.9