Top Movies Ever Made On Soccer

#7 Mean Machine (2001)

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In this remake of American football flick The Longest Yard, Jones plays a former England captain who is haunted by allegations of match-fixing as his career went into a tailspin. An assault on a police officer leads to him being banged up alongside convicts who resent his betrayal and champagne lifestyle, but he finds redemption after being roped in to coach his inmate friends against the guards. From that point it's fairly predictable, underdog-comes-through-to-win fare we've seen in millions of sports movies, but the journey and the ragtag characters of the prison keep the action lighthearted and energetic. Watch out for Jason Statham, who adopts an almost unintelligible Scottish accent to play the team's unhinged, martial arts-obsessed goalkeeper with a grudge.