Football movies that score every time

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  • Here's a look at 20 football-themed movies
  • Most good football flicks tell stories of triumph over adversity

(CNN)Now that the weather is growing crisp and football season is in full swing, it's a good time to curl up on the sofa and revisit our favorite gridiron-themed flicks.

While they tend to be less heralded than baseball movies, football movies still have all the dramatic arcs a good film can offer: failure ("Jerry Maguire"), redemption ("Remember the Titans"), triumph over adversity ("Rudy") and grit ("Any Given Sunday").
Hollywood can't resist a triumph-of-the-underdog story. And football movies offer emotional uplift served with a side of bone-crushing action. What's not to like?
    Take a look at the gallery of our picks for standout football movies.