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Top Football Films Streaming on Peacock

This fall we've got your football fix covered. If you are looking for even more cheering crowds, play action, and stone-cold grit in between Big 10 and NFL games, you are in luck.

We've gathered a list of the top football films streaming on Peacock. From classics such as Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire or Sean Astin in Rudy to must-see documentaries like Unicorn Town. Grab a seat on the couch. It's time to stream these football favorites! Just be sure to check the rating on each film before inviting the younger kiddos to join the family movie night fun.

Jerry Maguire

#1 Jerry Maguire (1996)

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Critics Consensus: Anchored by dazzling performances from Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Renée Zellweger, as well as Cameron Crowe's tender direction, Jerry Maguire meshes romance and sports with panache.

Synopsis: When slick sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a crisis of conscience, he pens a heartfelt company-wide memo that promptly gets him fired. Desperate to hang on to the athletes that he represents, Jerry starts his own management firm, with only single mother Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger) joining him in his new venture. Banking on their sole client, football player Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Jerry and Dorothy begin to fall in love as they struggle to make their business work.

Starring: Tom CruiseCuba Gooding Jr.Renée ZellwegerKelly Preston

Directed By: Cameron Crowe

Friday Night Lights

#2 Friday Night Lights (2004)

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Critics Consensus: An acute survey of the football-obsessed heartland that succeeds as both a stirring drama and a rousing sports movie.

Synopsis: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles (Derek Luke), 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 (Billy Bob Thornton) to instill in the other team members -- and, by proxy, the town itself -- a sense of self-respect and honor.

Starring: Billy Bob ThorntonDerek LukeJay HernandezLucas Black

Directed By: Peter Berg

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#3 Rudy (1993)

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Critics Consensus: Though undeniably sentimental and predictable, Rudy succeeds with an uplifting spirit and determination.

Synopsis: Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame, but has neither the money for tuition nor the grades to qualify for a scholarship. Rudy redoubles his efforts to get out of the steel mill where his father works when his best friend (Christopher Reed) dies in an accident there. Overcoming his dyslexia thanks to his friend and tutor, D-Bob (Jon Favreau), Rudy gains admission to Notre Dame and begins to fight his way onto the school's fabled football team.

Starring: Sean AstinNed BeattyCharles S. DuttonRobert Prosky

Directed By: David Anspaugh

Born to Play

#4 Born to Play (2021)

Sportsengine staff pick

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Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: The Boston Renegades, a women's tackle football team, seek redemption after going undefeated and losing the championship the previous year.

Starring: N/A

Directed By: Viridiana Lieberman

Unicorn Town

#5 Unicorn Town (2022)

SportsEngine staff pick

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Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Following a handful of American professionals on a team of German amateurs, UNICORN TOWN takes us into one of the most fascinating sports organizations in the world. Despite having just 40,000 residents and limited financial resources, the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns have been able to compete at the highest level of football in all of Europe. But as more money floods into the sport, coaches and fans must face the question: has this team become a relic of the past or can their remarkable culture propel them beyond the constraints of reality?

Starring: Nick Alfieri

Directed By: Nick Alfieri

Earnin’ It: The NFL’s Forward Progress

#6 Earnin’ It: The NFL’s Forward Progress (2022)

SportsEngine staff pick

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Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Synopsis: Each season, America's game features more trailblazing women in prominent roles on and off the field. This epic, behind-the-scenes look at Super Bowls 55 and 56 is told through the lens of the women who help make the NFL season happen. From the field to the front office, these women are defining the direction of America's most popular sport and opening doors for those who dream of following in their footsteps.

Starring: Lori Locust, Callie Brownson, Sam Rapoport

Directed By: N/A


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