Football movie classics
Remember the Titans (2000)
This is your typical feel-good sports movie, a bit better than most, and its tale of school desegregation will remind Bostonians of the 1970s. Based on a true story, the film centers on a Virginia high school where Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) is brought on board to replace a popular (white) football coach. The movie features a lineup of recognizable faces, including Ryan Gosling, Kate Bosworth, Donald Faison, Ethan Suplee, Wood Harris, and Hayden Panettiere. Their solid performances move the chains nicely; youll get some laughs and a few tear-jerkings along the way. Worry not, men, its OK to cry during a sports movie. - Dan Shaughnessy
From left: Earl Poitier as Blue Stanton, Wood Harris as Julius Campbell, Donald Faison as Petey Jones, Ryan Gosling as Alan Bosley, Craig Kirkwood as Jerry "Rev" Harris, Ethan Suplee as Louie Lastik, and Kip Pardue as Ronnie "Sunshine" Bass.