With the 2018 Winter Olympics coming up and the Super Bowl on Sunday, February is set to be the year's biggest month in sports. And even if you're not much of an athlete or fan, it's basically a given that everyone can enjoy a good sports film. The Super Bowl is airing on Feb. 4, so before the game begins, you should check out these 12 football movies to stream. They're great picks both if you can't wait for the Super Bowl because of the game itself, or if you're just excited for the multi-layer dips (no shame).
The funny thing about sports movies is that they're rarely completely about sports. When you get to the bare bones of them, really they tell stories of hopes and dreams and usually some inspiration as well. Sometimes they tell stories about important historical moments, like Remember the Titans, and sometimes they're great love stories, like Jerry Maguire. Regardless of what's really going on in the films, you can bet that they'll get pretty intense at times, and it's hilarious how much those tough competitions can crack even the staunchest of sports-haters to cheer on a certain team.
If watching Netflix is your sport, then go ahead and take the next few days to marathon each of these football movies. Make sure you get plenty of rest beforehand and drink some water, though — this is practically an athletic event on its own.