9) “Friday Night Lights” – Based on the best-selling book of the same name, which eventually also spawned a TV series also of the same name, “FNL” is an eye-opening tale of high school football at its core – and what it means to those closest to the game. There’s not much going on in the town of Odessa, Texas in the late 1980s – except for the Permian Panthers. Led by coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton), “Friday Night Lights” is a classic portrait of big football in a small town and the boys on the team who are revered as Gods. Who says high school football is just a game?!