Friday Night Lights Credits: ELLE Canada Source: IMDb.com
Released: 2006 What you need to know: Cue the goosebumps. In this feel-good flick a 30-year-old bartender (Mark Wahlberg) gets a surprise chance to try out for the Philadelphia Eagles. READ MORE: Kanye says new album 'one' of the greatest of the year
Released: 1999 What you need to know: If you’ve been living under a rock, it stars Al Pacino and Cameron Diaz. Oh, and it’s directed by Oliver Stone. Easily one of the best football dramas out there. READ MORE: The 5 most cliched things that happened on The Bachelor this week
Released: 1993 What you need to know: How many other people watched this in Grade 8 guidance class? A young Sean Astin plays a kid from the wrong side of the tracks determined to play for Notre Dame. READ MORE: The mystery of Kim K and Amber Rose's selfie
Released: 1983 What you need to know: In one of his first starring roles, Tom Cruise plays a star athlete desperate to score a football scholarship to escape his small town. READ MORE: Drake's already won 2016 with this Super Bowl ad
Released: 2006 What you need to know: A pre-Oscar-winning Matthew McConaughey flexes his dramatic muscles in this story about a football team struggling to rebuild after a tragic plane crash. READ MORE: Join us on set with Izzy Azalea!
Released: 2008 What you need to know: This drama loosely follows the life of Ernie Davis, college football star and the first black man to win the Heisman Trophy (awarded annually to the top college football player in the United States.) READ MORE: Kanye West's "Swish" tracklist announced
Released: 2008 What you need to know: John Krasinski and George Clooney battle it out for Renée Zellweger’s affections in this 1920s-set comedy. READ MORE: 8 new shows you'll be binge watching on Netflix this winter
Released: 2004 What you need to know: No, it’s not the “Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t lose” version (that’s the must-watch TV show). But this movie about a town’s obsession with their state-bound high school team is equally as heart-wrenching. READ MORE: All the celebs who've started dating in 2016
Released: 1999 What you need to know: James Van Der Beek is at his Dawson's Creek prime in this high-school drama. READ MORE: Kate Middleton gets a job at Huffinton Post
Released: 2000 What you need to know: When two segregated schools are integrated, the dynamics of the football team are put to the test. READ MORE: That time Kylie Jenner got stuck in a Cartier bangle
Released: 1974 What you need to know: Skip the 2005 Adam Sandler version for the 1974 original about a group of inmates who form a football team to challenge the prison guards. Burt Reynolds stars. READ MORE: 8 shows you'll be binge watching on Netflix this winter
Released: 2009 What you need to know: Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for this tearjerker about a woman who takes in a teen and helps him live out his dream of playing in the NFL. READ MORE: Channing Tatum shares sad news about one of his beloved pets
Released: 1998 What you need to know: If you came of age in the ‘90s, you can probably recite every line from this Adam Sandler classic. READ MORE: Behind the scenes of celeb beauty routines in 2016
Released: 2000 What you need to know: An easy to watch comedy about the bumbling substitutes who fill in during a players’ strike. READ MORE: Prince Harry hung out with some guys in blue shirts today
Released: 1996 What you need to know: “Show me the money!” Tom Cruise is a cynical sports agent who has a crisis of conscience and tries to make good. READ MORE: Kanye says new album 'one' of the greatest ever
Warning: spoiler alerts ahead.
Here's the thing about good TV: you don’t realize how much you’ve missed it until it’s back on. That's why marathoning our way through six hours of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the LIfe this weekend was so bittersweet.
Not only did it go by too fast, we were also left with wayyyy too many unfinished plot lines, including the – SPOILER ALERT – jawdropper of an announcement from Rory that she’s pregnant.
So will there be more episodes? In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, said it all depends on the reaction to the reboot. "We really had a very specific journey in our minds and we fulfilled the journey. So to us, this is the piece that we wanted to do. And the whole thought about, 'Is there more, is there more, is there more?' — this has to go out into the universe now. We've got to put this to bed. And then whatever happens, happens."
We're more confused than Lorelai was watching Taylor Doose's musical.
A look from Khaite's resort 2017 collection.
Although Alessandro Michele makes a compelling case for more-is-more, some of us will always be drawn to restrained, clean designs. These labels are proving that minimal style doesn't have to boring or unimaginative.
This LA-based label shows that minimalism and ruffles aren't mutually exclusive. Everything is crafted from deadstock vintage fabrics, giving the clothes a nostalgic feel.
For those of you who prefer your bikini free of palm fronds and hibiscus blooms, there's Aussie brand Matteau Swim, known for basic maillots and high-waisted swim bottoms in a palette of black, grey and white.
Launched this year by Catherine Holstein, Khaite is a balance of the masculine and feminine. Fans of the capsule wardrobe concept will find that pieces in the line, from structured shirt dresses to fitted denim, compliment one another perfectly.
Alnea Farahbella's label Toit Volant is made in the USA with a commitment to sustainable sourcing and manufacturing practices. The pre-spring 2017 collection is full of reworked takes on shirting, like this striped jumpsuit with a high collar.
This Montreal-based label keeps production local (the clothes are sewn in Montreal and some of the fabrics are printed in North America) and its ethos is similar to most of the other brands in this list: to let the individual add personality to the clothes.
Another L.A. brand with a dedication to North American manufacturing and sustainability, 5-year-old Shaina Mote is known for architectural, un-adorned basics and fluid silhouettes. If you could live your life without ever donning a polka dot or cheery stripe, the neutral colours in this line are made for you.
Founded by Tokyo-to-L.A. transplants Alexander Yamaguchi and Momoko Suzuki, brand Black Crane is an edgier, more street-wise take on minimalism – think cocoon dresses and wrap trousers with subtle origami and kimono inspiration.
Tell us who you need to find a gift for then tune in to our Facebook Live for a chance to win The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar ($99 value).
And we'll find one.
The holiday gifting struggle is real. Start by taking a look at our holiday gift guide. Still aren't quite sure what to get someone? Tell us who you can't figure out a gift for (and be as specific as possible: BF of 6 months or 6 years? Sister who spends all day watching makeup tutorials? Workplace Secret Santa? etc.) using the hashtag #TellELLECanada and tagging @ELLECanada on Instagram and/or Twitter. Then, tune in to our livestream on the ELLE Canada Facebook page December 9 at 1:30pm to see what we've picked!
We will randomly select one entry to win a beauty advent calendar from The Body Shop ($99 value).
Tell us who you can't figure out a gift for (and be as specific as possible: BF of 6 months? Sister who spends all day watching makeup tutorials? Workplace Secret Santa? etc.) using the hashtag #TellELLECanada and tagging @ellecanada on Instagram and/or Twitter. Then tune in to our livestream on the ELLE Canada Facebook page December 9 at 1:30pm to see what we've picked! We will randomly select one entry to win The Body Shop Advent Calendar ($99 value) 🎄🎁🎀 #holiday #gifts #giftguide