Football and film have an odd relationship. Most football films have become running jokes, clichéd uplifting stories that seem like they've been taken from a rags to riches template. They've become known as being implausible and inspirational, the unbelievable tale of kids who go from LA slums to playing for Real Madrid, via Newcastle (sorry, Goal!). 

One genre of film that lends itself well to football, though, is the documentary. Football documentaries have proved a good way to show the intricacies of genius, the role that football plays in wider culture and some of the most unbelievable stories that sport has come up with. 

Over the years, some of these films have made their way on to the internet. So here are the 5 best football documentaries you can watch on YouTube