The Beautiful Game is an inspiring feat of athleticism, endurance, team work and mental strength. It is one that evokes passion, inspires youngins with their Christiano Ronaldo and Messi pin-ups, unites strangers and exposes raw emotion. Sweat, blood and tears (and a lot of face paint) come together for one purpose – to score that winning goal.
It is a deep and twisted love affair: one that encompasses victory, togetherness, passion, pain and heartache. Even if you don’t care much about the game, we’re sure you are watching the World Cup. So we’ve gone a step further... We’ve read the reviews, we’ve tallied the ratings, we’ve watched the good, the bad and the over-acted poor displays of the game - to bring you the very best films you need to watch right now because let’s face it – you can never get enough of ‘that feeling’.
1. GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS (2005):
Overall rating: 7.7/10
It’s an interesting display of the influence of football on people’s lives albeit in this context, violent. A Harvard undergrad is expelled, moves to London (we do love British accents) and joins the underworld of football hooliganism. Bonus! The lead is played by Elijah Wood (anyone remember ol’ Frodo Baggins?)
WATCH | Green Street Hooligans trailer: