By Marcela Vargas // @ethne88
We’re a month away from the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game and the return of football-infused days and nights. With a few weekends left until we can put our jerseys back on to cheer for our teams, I have devised a mini-marathon of football related movies to enjoy with your fellow NFL fans.
(Also, this marks my first cinematic contribution to NFLFemale. I’ll be reviewing movies about football once a week for as long as I can find them.)
Remember the Titans (2000)
A family classic! Set in 1960’s Virginia, this movie stars Denzel Washington as Herman Boone, an African American football coach set with the task of leading a recently integrated high school team in small town Alexandria. The newly-formed Titans face a tough season, but also the need to overcome fear, ignorance, and hatred in order to become a real football team. It’s a feel-good movie –produced by Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer– and includes performances by Will Patton, Hayden Panettiere, and a young Ryan Gosling.