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The Best Roller Derby Movies 

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Updated December 29, 2018 458 votes 300 voters 52.6k views 8 items

A list of the best roller derby movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This roller derby movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about roller derby are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about roller derby you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous roller derby movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these roller derby movie titles for more information about the films.

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This list answers the questions, "What are the best roller derby movies?" and "What is the greatest roller derby movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular roller derby movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these roller derby movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good roller derby movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2009

Directed by: Drew Barrymore

Whip It is a 2009 comedy-drama film written by Shauna Cross, based on her novel Derby Girl. The film is directed and co-produced by Drew Barrymore in her directorial debut. It stars Ellen Page ...more

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Jodie Foster, Raquel Welch, Jeanne Cooper

Released: 1972

Directed by: Jerrold Freedman

Kansas City Bomber is a 1972 American drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Jerrold Freedman and starring Raquel Welch.
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James Caan, Maud Adams, Ralph Richardson

Released: 1975

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Rollerball is a 1975 dystopian sports action science fiction film, which Norman Jewison directed from a screenplay dramatized by William Harrison, who adapted his own short story which had first ...more

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Roller Derby Girl Jean Porter, Toughie Brasuhn

Released: 1949

Directed by: Justin Herman

Roller Derby Girl is a 1949 short American film directed by Justin Herman.
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Claudia Jennings, Alan Vint, Roberta Collins

Released: 1972

Directed by: Vernon Zimmerman

Unholy Rollers is a 1972 American action comedy film directed by Vernon Zimmerman and starring Claudia Jennings.
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Roller Life is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Roller Derby Movies
Michael Brown2 added Roller Life Sara Hackbarth, Shannon Huot & Rebecca Berkshire

Released: October 19th, 2016

Directed by: Michael Brown

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Hell on Wheels Heather Burdick, Sara Luna, Rachelle Moore

Released: 2007

Directed by: Bob Ray

Hell on Wheels is a documentary film telling the story of a group of Texas women who band together to resurrect roller derby for the 21st century. Emerging from the Austin music and arts scene, ...more
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Released: 2007

Directed by: Lacey Leavitt, Lainy Bagwell

Blood on the Flat Track: The Rise of the Rat City Rollergirls is a documentary film produced and directed by Lainy Bagwell and Lacey Leavitt. The film documents the formative years of the ...more