Score! 5 Great Soccer Movies

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Victory

By DAVID WEINER

Release: 1981

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Max von Sydow, Bobby Moore, Pele

Plot: Also known as Escape to Victory, this World War II drama directed by none other than John Huston combines the best moments of soccer with a plot straight out of The Great Escape. A team of Allied prisoners of war led by Caine's English Captain agree to play an exhibition match against the Germans in a propaganda stunt in Nazi-occupied Paris while also planning their own dramatic escape.

Why It Scores:
Any soccer movie that stars Pele in a dramatic role – and doing what he does best – is worth the watch. Especially when he does his signature scissor kick in slow motion! Of course, when lives are at stake it's that much more intense. 

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