Since soccer movies aren’t going to be blockbusters, they tend to go straight to DVD or online. Especially kids movies. Because they need something to watch in the car.
Often, kids soccer movies are made by first-time directors or writers. Sometimes the films are such lemons that the creators do not even list them on their websites or in IMDB.
Of the movies I’ve reviewed, about 10% are targeted for children. The majority of children’s futbol films have been pretty low quality. But in the last few years, a number of clever football feature film gems have brought good entertainment to kids as well as their parents.
Here is a list of soccer movies for little viewers. Soccer dog movies have their own list, but I have included them in this kids list as well. There are also some movies which include or are about children, but they are not appropriate for children to view. Those films are not in this list.
|8||2010||Teufelskicker||GER||Soccer + Parkour = very entertaining|
|8||2011||Will||ENG||Liverpool's #1 fan goes to Istanbul for 2005 Champions League|
|8||2013||Underdogs||ARG||Foosball players come to life in this great animated film|
|8||2016||K-9 World Cup||MEX||The MexiCanines win the World Cup. Finally. Animated|
|8||2018||Alex & Me||USA||An imaginary Alex Morgan befriends and coaches a girl who's been cut from a team|
|8||2018||Early Man||ENG||Claymation cavemen play a soccer game to save their homeland|
|7||2018||The Falcons||ISE||Kids embody Icelandic cultural values at a football tournament|
|6||1999||Switching Goals||USA||David Steinberg creates good family entertainment|
|6||2007||Shaun the Sheep: Off the Baa!||ENG||Claymation animals play soccer. Clever.|
|6||2008||Carlitos y el Campo de los Suenos||ESP||Spanish orphan and his coach conquer all|
|5||1995||The Big Green||USA||Like a Twinkie, this Disney movie never gets old.|
|5||1999||Soccer Dog: The Movie||USA||The first soccer dog movie + another orphan|
|5||2001||Atlético San Pancho||MEX||Mighty Ducks in a Mexican village|
|5||2001||Air Bud: World Cup||USA||Soccer puppies and players from the 1999 USWNT|
|5||2004||Soccer Dog: European Cup||USA||Strange but funny. Chemically enhanced dog in Scotland helps a new dad.|
|5||2007||Her Best Move||USA||The stresses of California youth soccer. Includes Bay Area Cyberrays!|
|4||2014||On Angel's Wings||USA||A faith-based film that provides strange role models|
|3||2000||Big Brother Trouble||USA||Bad acting. Mario Lopez. What did you expect?|
|3||2007||La Copa de los Sueños||MEX||More ophans try to win a tournament in Tijuana|
|2||1999||Home Team||USA||Steve Guttenberg at his worst|
|2||2002||Just 4 Kicks||USA||Sprouse twins follow in Olsen twins' steps but make sexist anti-AYSO movie|
|2||2014||Monkey in the Middle||CAN||A reason to hate Canada|
|1||2004||Shaolin Family Soccer||HKG||So awful I can't describe it|
|1||2005||Die Wilden Kerle 2||GER||Germany has big cultural differences from the USA|