The 'Argo' Bowl
(Rose Bowl: Stanford vs. Wisconsin, Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif.): The stranger-than-fiction tale of how a desperate group of impostors managed to fool Bowl officials into believing they were the Big Ten champions.
The 'Gran Torino' Bowl
(Fiesta Bowl: Kansas State vs. Oregon, Jan. 3 in Glendale, Ariz.): A crotchety older man (Kansas State coach Bill Snyder?) clashes with a bunch of loudmouth youngsters with their crazy outfits and newfangled gadgets.
'The Descendants' Bowl
(Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. Southern Methodist, Dec. 24 in Honolulu): A quiet drama that takes place on the Hawaiian islands. Rather depressing.
The 'Almost Famous' Bowl
(Orange Bowl: Florida State vs. Northern Illinois, Jan. 1 in Miami Gardens, Fla.): A wide-eyed, little-known team is given the opportunity of a lifetime when it joins up with a rock-star football program in a BCS bowl game.
The 'Hoop Dreams' Bowl
(Belk Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Duke, Dec. 27 in Charlotte, N.C.): Like the documentary film, this game features a pair of basketball stars who aspire to greater things.
'The Edge' Bowl
(Holiday Bowl: Baylor vs. UCLA, Dec. 27 in San Diego): It's not clear whether this game will match the film's star billing. But we can guarantee there will be bears involved. And somebody will be eaten.
'The Right Stuff' Bowl
(Armed Forces Bowl: Air Force vs. Rice, Dec. 29 in Fort Worth, Texas): A collection of America's brightest collegians joins forces with elite aeronauts to create something special—in this case a meaningless bowl game.
The '2012' Bowl
(Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: Ball State vs. Central Florida, Dec. 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla.): As detailed in the movie, the Mayans supposedly predicted the world to end Dec. 21—the same day the Cardinals face the Knights. So the good news is you may not have to watch the whole game.
The 'Magic Mike' Bowl
(Alamo Bowl: Oregon State vs. Texas, Dec. 29 in San Antonio): Like the film, this game revolves around a character named Mike (in this case, Oregon State coach Mike Riley) who choreographs his team to surprising success. Bonus: possible cameo by shirtless Longhorns fan Matthew McConaughey.
The 'Flatliners' Bowl
(Sun Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Southern California, Dec. 31 in El Paso, Texas): Two ambitious football programs inexplicably decide to experiment in the realm of near-death experiences, temporarily killing themselves by losing game after game. Each is revived to play in a subpar bowl.
The 'Psycho' Bowl
(Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. South Carolina, Jan. 1 in Tampa, Fla.): Audiences were stunned when Alfred Hitchcock killed off his leading lady halfway through the film. Likewise, South Carolina fans were forced to watch gruesome replays of star running back Marcus Lattimore's midseason knee injury—although not in a shower.
The '28 Days Later' Bowl
(Capital One Bowl: Georgia vs. Nebraska, Jan. 1 in Orlando, Fla.): Exactly four weeks from now, the Bulldogs and Cornhuskers will awaken in a post-apocalyptic landscape nowhere near the Bowl Championship Series. Where did everybody go?
The 'Easy Rider' Bowl
(Sugar Bowl: Florida vs. Louisville, Jan. 2 in New Orleans): Not much of a plot to this one. Two teams cruise along for much of the season, only to end up in New Orleans. Possible downer ending.
The 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York' Bowl
(Pinstripe Bowl: Syracuse vs. West Virginia, Dec. 29 in Bronx, N.Y.): A classic Christmas comedy about an innovative kid (played by West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith) who gets stranded in New York and has to fight a familiar foe.
The 'Wild Wild West' Bowl
(Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M, Jan. 4 in Arlington, Texas): Take away the Will Smith character (Aggies QB Johnny Manziel) and the special effects on offense and you're left with a lousy remake of a Big 12 western.
The 'Never Say Never Again' Bowl
(BCS title game: Alabama vs. Notre Dame, Jan. 7 in Miami Gardens, Fla.): After years of Roger Moore-like seasons, the Irish—like Sean Connery—make a comeback.—Geoff Foster, Adam Thompson, Jim Chairusmi and Kevin Clark contributed to this article.