Well folks, the time has finally come. The best season of the year has arrived! That’s right, it’s time to break out that old pigskin and head out onto the field. But not before you complete this football movie marathon, of course.
One football movie that should never be overlooked is the 80s classic, Johnny B. Good. Fresh off of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club AND Weird Science, Anthony Michael Hall could not have been a bigger star. So big, in fact, that he’s one of the top football prospects in the nation. However, that does come with a price.
He must choose between a top college with a stellar football program or keep it local with his girlfriend. Oh and just one minor detail…his girlfriend is played by Uma Thurman. Another face you’ll recognize is a young Robert Downey Jr. adding some comic relief.
With plenty of laughs and recognizable faces, Johnny B. Good is great.
Roger Corman is a legend. That’s not up for debate. His films are so iconic that we now have genres that he invented. So when Corman delves into 3D for the first time, you know that it’s for good reason. Matter of fact, I believe this is the best reason. Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader has it all…giant spiders, skinny dipping, 50 foot cheerleaders, evil cheerleaders and, of course, college parties. The perfect film to get you pumped up for the gridiron.
Finally, whether you’re a history buff or not, this is a great opportunity to turn back the clock and learn about how four African American football players, broke the NFL’s color barrier in 1946. This amazing story of Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis is told by sports historians and family members. Forgotten Four is not to be missed.
Once you’ve completed this football marathon, please let me know and I’ll give you more classics from our playbook.