Soccer hooliganism is real
At Euro 2016 we seen fans of many European nations fighting in and outside of stadiums. There's potential for that to happen again in Russia. Russian football fans were said to be the antagonists in France that summer.
These soccer hooligan films aren't anything like the scenes we witnessed throughout the Euro 2016 campaign. Though they will fill your football fighting cravings.
The Soccer Hooligan genre seems to be a hard genre to nail. There's many different hooligan films released but very few hit the spot. Why? I don't know.
Without further ado, here are the best soccer hooligan films you'll ever find.
I.D is a soccer hooligan film from a different perspective. It's full of well known british actors as it's made by the BBC.
Four undercover "straight by the book" policemen are tasked to infiltrate a firm. All seems well in the beginning, every officer is determined to make this task a success.
The life of a football lad proves irresistible to many. John is no different. He slowly becomes infatuated with the matchday experience and is slowly becoming one of the yobs.
Watch I.D and follow Johns journey. Will he see the light? Or head to a point of no return?
The Football Factory (2004)
Green Street (2005)
The Firm (2009)
Away Days (2008)
Finally a film that doesn't focus on London derbies. Away Days focuses on scouse lad "Carty".
Carty's mum dies and he starts to go off the rails. He becomes obsessed with "The Pack" a stylish football firm with great hair & dress sense.
He tries his best to become one of them, buying everything they wear however he's always one step behind. Eventually he joins forces with the pack and starts on an adventure filled with drugs, sex, soccer & violent awaydays.
A great watch that focuses on something other than West Ham, Millwall, Chelsea...
The Hooligan Factory (2014)
This film is something else. It brings a lot of the cast from Green Street and even a few from Football Factory together. No, not to create the ultimate adrenaline filled soccer fighting film, rather a comedy.
We follow Danny a kid who wants to live up to his dads legendary status. With the goal of eventually rising to top boy status.
Meanwhile legendary football hooligan Dex is getting released from Showershank prison.
Dex & Danny eventually cross paths and embark on a journey to re-establish the firms glory days.
While it's not the most action packed film, it's definitely a refreshing take on soccer hooligan films.