Score! 5 Great Soccer Movies

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Shaolin Soccer

By DAVID WEINER

Release: 2001

Stars: Steven Chow, Vicky Zhao, Ng Man-tat, Patrick Tse, Danny Chan

Plot: This outrageous Hong Kong comedy co-written, directed and starring Chow casts the superstar as a former Shaolin monk who must reunite his brothers to face his nemesis on the pitch – using their super-human Shaolin Kung Fu skills to defeat the opponent.

Why It Scores: Any team of mismatched monks who take on an opponent called Team Evil are worth rooting for – especially when their over-the-top, and often hilarious, skills are put to the test. This one is strictly for laughs, and draws a stadium-full of them.

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