The 10 Best Hooligan Films
Football, or soccer hooligan films portray the life stories of the Europeancrime scene, that usually is headed by the football fan clubs of their favorite team. We have all heard about the fights, and the riots between opposing team fans, the movies take us deeper into the impact by surpassing just the fights and taking us into a drug lord world, with corruption and murder.
If you enjoy action and violence, with more then your average curse words, then hooligan films are going to be for your enjoyment. here is our top 10 best hooligan films of all-time.
10. Green Street Holligans 2
Following the deadly climax of "Green Street Hooligans," several members of the West Ham firm and numerous members of Millwall end up in jail. Director: Jesse V. Johnson Writers: T. Jay O'Brien, Lexi Alexander Stars: Ross McCall, Graham McTavish and Treva Etienne
Slightly demented English gangster steals an Irish Pub in order to set up his ultimate score. Problems arise when the rightful owners of the pub put up more of a fight than he bargains for. Director: Mike Scullion Writers: Kevin Scullion, Mike Scullion Stars: Shaun Elebert, Karl Argue and Larry Austin
8. Green Street Holligans
A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism. Director: Lexi Alexander Writers: Lexi Alexander, Dougie Brimson Stars: Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam and Claire Forlani
On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been. Director: Pat Holden Writer: Kevin Sampson Stars: Stephen Graham, Nicky Bell and Liam Boyle
6. Football Factory
The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence, its about men looking for armies to join. Director: Nick Love Writers: John King, Nick Love Stars: Danny Dyer, Frank Harper and Tamer Hassan.
An orphaned Jamaican baby is adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London and becomes one of the most feared and respected men in Britain. Based on a true story. Director: Jon S. Baird Writers: Jon S. Baird, Cass Pennant Stars: Nonso Anozie, Natalie Press and Leo Gregory
Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to route out their leaders. Director: Philip Davis Writers: Jim Bannon, Vincent O'Connell Stars: Reece Dinsdale, Richard Graham and Perry Fenwick
3. The Firm (Remake)
Football hooligans organize themselves into firms that represent their favorite team. Director: Nick Love Writers: Al Ashton, Nick Love Stars: Paul Anderson, Calum McNab and Daniel Mays
2. Essex Boys
The film is based loosely around events in December 1995 that culminated in the murders of three drug dealers in Rettendon. Director: Terry Winsor Writers: Jeff Pope, Terry Winsor Stars: Charlie Creed-Miles, Sean Bean and Gareth Milne
1. Rise of the Foot Soldier
Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties. It is three decades of his life following him from football hooliganism, through to his burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early 'rave' scene and subsequently to his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected criminals in the country. Director: Julian Gilbey Writers: Julian Gilbey, Will Gilbey Stars: Ricci Harnett, Terry Stone and Craig Fairbrass