There's a Vardy movie on the way - but do you remember these football film hits?

There's a Vardy movie on the way - but do you remember these football film hits?
Ireland's Jonathan Rhys Meyers starred in the top-grossing Bend it Like Beckham.

Jamie Vardy’s improbable rise to glory as the talisman of Premier League champions Leicester is all set to be made into a Hollywood blockbuster.

No word yet on who will play the England striker, although apparently Vinnie Jones is being lined up the play Nigel Pearson - Claudio Ranieri’s predecessor as Leicester manager.

It will be just the latest attempt to translate the beautiful game to the silver screen. Some previous efforts have been fantastic - others not so much.

Cast your eye over the Clubline Football list of the highest-grossing football films.

You probably could have predicted appearances from ‘Escape to Victory’ and ‘Bend it Like Beckham’.

But ‘Ladybugs’ and ‘She’s the Man’ - anyone?

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Football in film by Clubline Football

The graphic also reminds of some other classics that didn’t make the highest-grossing list.

Who can forget Michael Sheen as Brian Clough in ‘The Damned United’?

And Colin Firth and Ricky Tomlinson may be better known for other characters, but the pair also starred in two popular football films - ‘Fever Pitch’ and ‘What do you think, have we forgotten a football classic? Let us know your favourites in the comments.

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