7 movies to watch before the Super Bowl

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This coming Sunday, February 3, the final of the NFL will be played. We present you these films that you can see before the big game

7 movies to watch before the Super Bowl

This Sunday's plan is to watch the Super Bowl.  Even if you are not a football fan, this event is very good to share with family and friends and can be the perfect opportunity to learn about this sport and understand it. In addition, you can also see the famous presentation of half-time in which the most famous artists of the moment usually participate. To give you a hand with this, we present these films that revolve around this sport and with which you can entertain before the game.

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1. The Longest Yard (1974)

Burt Reynolds plays an NFL veteran sentenced to a few months in jail. There, he trains his teammates to beat the guards at a football game. This film is touching and talks about leadership and teamwork in this sport. In 2055, a remake was made, starring Adam Sandler in which Reyolds also participates.


2. Jerry Maguire (1996)

It is already a classic romantic comedy directed by the king of the genre: Cameron Crowe. This film gives a look not about what happens on the field but behind the scenes of football. A sports agent, played by Tom Cruise, is fired from the company where he works and with the help of his loyal secretary, played by Renee Zellweger, and his biggest client, he starts the creation of his own sports agency, in the that there will be a deal with athletes less raw and more friendly.

While this happens and we see Tom Cruise go after his dream of being a more sensitive agent and with a new philosophy of sport, we see him also fall in love with what was once his secretary and then become his partner. The film has two very famous scenes: Tom Cruise shouting at his desk "Show me the money!", and his romantic monologue at the end after which Renee Zellweger replies "You got me at hello".


3. Any Given Sunday (1999)

It is Oliver Stone's sports movie and it is already a classic of the genre. In it, Jamie Foxx and Al Pacino form an acting duo of sportsman-trainer who must face the new owner of the team. This movie has very good scenes on and off the field and with appearances of NFL legends. A must see this weekend as a remembrance before the Super Bowl.

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4. Friday Night Lights (2004)

This is also already a classic of movies regarding sports. It's about a football coach in Odessa, Texas who tries to take his team to the state's leagues. The interesting thing about this film is the social issues of the people that are played on the court, so you will see everything that is at stake in a college football game.

Two years after the premiere of the film, the series that followed the story of the coach, his family and his players was broadcast. He lasted five seasons and won several prizes, so he can also make a marathon plan before or after watching the game on Sunday.


5. The Game Plan (2007)

The rude player Joe Kingman, played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, must learn to balance his life as a single athlete with the upbringing of his daughter Peyton, whose existence is known when the girl knocks on the door of his house.

This film revolves around the discovery of the girl and shows a bit the life of a successful football player and how can this open a space to the feminine touch of a 7-year-old girl. A touching comedy about fatherhood that mixes with the life of the football player.

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6. The Blind Side (2009)

The title of this film refers to the blind spot of a player on the field. This film tells the story of a privileged family that adopts a young man from the street and helps him reach his full potential as an athlete.

The film revolves mostly around the mother and child relationship but it is also interesting how the mother, played by Sandra Bullock, also plays the role of coach and uses metaphors on caring for family and love as strategies to use on the field. If you see it, you'll also see a little about the recruitment process in college football and how sports scholarships work in the United States.

7. Concussion (2015)

Will Smith plays a forensic doctor who during an autopsy of an NFL player's body discovers that the rudeness of the game can cause brain damage to the players. The doctor, then, makes it his mission to inform players and fans to achieve a more responsible practice of this sport. The film has a darker tone about American football and gives a more painful but at the same time more real perspective on the sport.


LatinAmerican Post | Juliana Rodríguez Pabón

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