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Super Bowl 2014: the best football movies ever

Cuba Gooding Jr., left, and Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire,.

Cuba Gooding Jr., left, and Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire,.

Super Bowl XLV III is upon us. In honor of this unofficial national holiday called Super Bowl Sunday, we take a minute to hoist up some of the greatest and most popular films about America’s favorite sport.

Jerry Maquire (above): One of the most quoted movies in the modern era — including “Show me the money!” and “You had me at hello” and “My ambassador of quan” —  Jerry Maguire chronicles the tumult that Tom Cruise’s title character faces when he suddenly grows a conscience and nearly goes bankrupt trying to secure a long-term contract for his lone, malcontent of a client, the talented Cuba Gooding Jr. The movie humanized Cruise in ways his other ultra-successful movies did not, while turning Renee Zellweger into an overnight sensation and introducing mainstream audiences to Gooding, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. 

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