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The Best Cheerleading Movies

Updated February 3, 2021 7.5k votes 3.2k voters 398.1k views38 items

List RulesOnly 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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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku
    Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written...  more

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    Bring It On: All or Nothing

    Hayden Panettiere, Solange Knowles
    Bring It On: All or Nothing is a 2006 cheerleading comedy film directed by Steve Rash and...  more
  • 3

    Bring It On: In It to Win It

    Ashley Tisdale, Ashley Benson
    Bring It On: In It to Win It is a 2007 teen film directed by Steve Rash and starring Ashley...  more
  • 4

    Fired Up!

    AnnaLynne McCord, Molly Sims
    Fired Up! is a 2009 American teen comedy film written and directed by Will Gluck. The main...  more
  • 5

    Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

    Christina Milian, Giuliana Rancic
    Bring It On: Fight to the Finish is a 2009 teen comedy film starring Christina Milian, Rachele...  more
  • 6

    Bring It On Again

    Felicia Day, Kelly Stables
    Bring It On Again is a 2004 direct-to-video cheerleading comedy film directed by Damon...  more
  • 7

    Man of the House

    Tommy Lee Jones, Christina Milian
    Man of the House is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, written by John J....  more
  • 8

    She's the Man

    Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum
    She's the Man is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by...  more

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    Sugar & Spice

    Mena Suvari, Melissa George
    Sugar & Spice is a 2001 American teen comedy film directed by Francine McDougall, and starring...  more
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    Not Another Teen Movie

    Chris Evans, Lacey Chabert
    Not Another Teen Movie is a 2001 American teen comedy film directed by Joel Gallen, released...  more

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank
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    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening
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    But I'm a Cheerleader

    Michelle Williams, RuPaul
    But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and...  more

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    The Replacements

    Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman
    The Replacements is a 2000 American sports comedy film directed by Howard Deutch. It stars...  more

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  • 15

    Cheerleader Camp

    Tim Roth, Betsy Russell
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  • 16

    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris
    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, commonly referred to as DodgeBall, is a 2004 American sports...  more

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    Ready? OK!

    Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston
    "Ten-year-old Josh is on the wrestling team but would much rather be a cheerleader. Josh...  more
  • 18

    Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack

    Cristine Prosperi, Sophie Vavasseur
    Bring It On: Worldwide Cheersmack (aka Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack) is a 2017 American...  more
  • 19


    Diane Keaton, Pam Grier
    Poms is a 2019 American comedy dance film, directed by Zara Hayes. A group of women at a...  more
  • 20

    The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders

    Denise Richards, Savannah Lee May
    The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders is a 2019 American drama film directed by Peter Sullivan. A...  more
  • 21

    I Love You, Beth Cooper

    Hayden Panettiere, Lauren London
    I Love You, Beth Cooper is a 2009 comedy film directed by Chris Columbus. It is based on the...  more

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    Cheerleader Ninjas

    Kira Reed, Jeff Nicholson
    Cheerleader Ninjas is a 2002 camp/action film directed by Kevin Campbell, starring actress...  more
  • 23

    Don't Talk to Irene

    Michelle McLeod, Bruce Gray
    Don't Talk to Irene is a 2017 Canadian comedy film directed by Pat Mills. When an overweight...  more
  • 24

    Cheerleaders Beach Party

    John Hart, W.P. Dremak
    Cheerleaders Beach Party is a 1978 comedy film by producer/director Alex E. Goitein and writer...  more
  • 25

    Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader

    Sean Young, Treat Williams
    Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader is a 3D comedy horror television film directed by Kevin...  more