20 Best Shows Like Friday Night Lights ...
If you liked this film , you will probably love these too! In this selection we highlight some of the best films that share a very similar premise to '', and are worth checking out.
1. Friday Night Lights (2004)
1h 58m Drama
A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, 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 to instill in the other team members -- and, by proxy, the town itself -- a sense of self-respect and honor.
2. One Tree Hill (2003)
In Tree Hill, North Carolina two half brothers share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his skills are appreciated only by his friends at the river court. Popular, affluent Nathan basks in the hero-worship of the town, as the star of his high school team. And both boys are the son of former college ball player Dan Scott whose long ago choice to abandon Lucas and his mother Karen, will haunt him long into his life with wife Deb and their son Nathan.
3. When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
1h 55m Drama
A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
4. We Are Marshall (2006)
2h 4m Drama
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
5. Crooked Arrows (2012)
1h 35m Drama
A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
6. McFarland, USA (2015)
2h 8m Drama
A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
7. Believe in Me (2006)
In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
8. Remember the Titans (2000)
1h 53m Drama
After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.
9. Hoosiers (1986)
High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
10. The Slaughter Rule (2002)
1h 52m Drama
A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
11. Glory Road (2006)
In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
12. Hurricane Season (2009)
1h 43m Drama
Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins, gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually worthy enough to go to the state playoffs.
13. Underdogs (2013)
The story of a small-town high school football team in rural Ohio destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
14. Invincible (2006)
1h 10m Action & Adventure Comedy Drama
Choi Kang is a high school dropout with no goals and no future. Until one day he finds himself recruited into the elite Korea Secret Agency...
15. 23 Blast (2014)
1h 38m Drama
When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
16. 4 Minute Mile (2014)
1h 36m Drama
A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
17. Fast Girls (2012)
1h 31m Drama
A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
18. A Shot at Glory (2000)
1h 44m Drama
Scottish second division football team Kilnockie is taken over by American Pete Cameron. The new owner puts pressure on manager Gordon McLeod to improve the fortunes of the team, and hires first division player Jackie McQuillan.
19. Gridiron Gang (2006)
Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
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