Invictus is easily the highest profile rugby picture ever made. Starring
Forever Strong stars Jake Tyler as the epitome of hard luck. You may remember him as Jake Tyler from Never Back Down, the boy who was handsome and football team at one high school and then moved to another high school and became UFC and although he was supposed to learn that he's not supposed to fight he continued to beat the shit out of everyone. In Forever Strong he is a self centered rugby player who DUIs and doesn't afraid of anything. While in a juvenile correction center instead of being punished he is allowed to play for a rival rugby club who teach him the value of hard work and sacrifice. Also how important it is to rip off the Haka (a spot of Māori culture of New Zealand that the All Blacks Rugby team does before each match.) probably because it just looks cool. A rather decent film and some great rugby action.
This Sporting Life is a 2 hour movie about rugby (and rape [in the 60s "No" means "Do it anyway"], and homoeroticism). A coal miner who dreamed of a better life manages to earn a spot on the city's rugby club. From there he gets carried away in a life of extravagance. The movie is shot in a strange way: halfway through it you see Richard Harris (That's right fucking Dumbledore. You heard it right.) get his face mashed up in a very brutal clothesline style tackle from another player and 6 of his teeth get broken. Then we go back to the events that lead up to it. The easiest way to tell where you are in the story is by what Dumbledore is drinking. Not very much rugby in this movie its more of a riveting character study. This movie could use a foley artist, it is eerily silent at times. Great actoring though, check it out:
There's also a movie about an all gay rugby club from New York. I'm not sure why they would want to have a team with nothing but gays but they seem pretty adamant about it. Here's a trailer, haven't seen this one though: