The 10 Best Soccer Movies in History

31st Deauville Film Festival - Premiere for "Goal"

The Goal! Trilogy

While these are technically three films, the Goal! trilogy combined can be considered one of the best soccer movies (or movie experiences) that you can have. Kuno Becker (in the middle of the photograph above) plays Santiago Munez, the main character of the Goal! trilogy, a Mexican immigrant living in Los Angeles who works as a gardener who dreams of getting his chance to play professionally. That opportunity comes when Santiago participates in a trial with Newcastle United. By the end of the trilogy, there’s been a switch of setting and team to Real Madrid and even an appearance in the World Cup Finals, but at their heart, the Goal! films are underdog stories that any person can relate to.

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13)
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