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The Best Cheerleading Movies  

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List Rules Only films that feature cheerleaders or cheerleading as major characters or plotlines

A list of the best cheerleading movies. These are films that focus on the sport of cheerleading, including what happens on the field as well as behind the scenes (such as cheerleading scandals). Most of these films are categorized as dramas, albeit dramas geared towards a teenage audience. Cheer leading movies began mostly as exploitation films in the 1970s. The genre largely died out during the 80s and 90s until it saw a resurgence in the year 2000 with the film "Bring it On." Cheer movies have since become popular because people like to see a behind-the-scenes look into the subculture of cheerleaders. Most cheer leading films have something for everyone. If you're a guy, enjoy the pom-poms and short skirts. And if you're a girl, enjoy the routines. Either way, enjoy!

What are the best cheerleading movies? If you have an opinion on this, please vote! This cheer leading movies list aims to be a complete catalogue, so if you have a favorite cheerleading film that you think we've missed, please feel free to add it.
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Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union
Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more

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Bring It On: All or Nothing is a 2006 cheerleading comedy film directed by Steve Rash and starring Hayden Panettiere and Solange Knowles. It is the third installment in the Bring it On series of ...more
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Ashley Tisdale, Ashley Benson, Cassie Scerbo
Bring It On: In It to Win It is a 2007 teen film directed by Steve Rash and starring Ashley Benson, Michael Copon and Cassie Scerbo. It is the fourth film in the Bring It On franchise, which ...more
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Christina Milian, Giuliana Rancic, Holland Roden
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish is a 2009 teen comedy film starring Christina Milian, Rachele Brooke Smith, Cody Longo, Vanessa Born, Gabrielle Dennis and Holland Roden. Directed by Bille ...more
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Fired Up! is a 2009 American teen comedy film written and directed by Will Gluck. The main plot revolves around two popular high school football players who attend a cheerleading camp for the ...more

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Felicia Day, Kelly Stables, Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti
Bring It On Again is a 2004 direct-to-video cheerleading comedy film directed by Damon Santostefano and starring Anne Judson-Yager and Bree Turner. This film, which is a sequel to Bring It On, ...more
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Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas
She's the Man is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night. The film stars Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, ...more

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Tommy Lee Jones, Christina Milian, Paget Brewster
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Mena Suvari, Melissa George, Sean Young
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Tim Roth, Betsy Russell, Leif Garrett
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Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston, Kali Rocha
"Ten-year-old Josh is on the wrestling team but would much rather be a cheerleader. Josh loves dolls, fashion and desperately wants to cheer. As he continually argues his case with his ...more
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Holly Hunter, Beau Bridges, Swoosie Kurtz
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Kira Reed, Jeff Nicholson, Brooke Martin
Cheerleader Ninjas is a 2002 camp/action film directed by Kevin Campbell, starring actress Kira Reed, and from production company Control Track Productions. It predates the similarly-named ...more
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Morgan Fox, Vince Murdocco, William Dennis Hunt
Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders is the 1989 sequel to the sex comedy Flesh Gordon. Like the original, it spoofs the Flash Gordon serials, though the humor is more scatological than ...more