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The Best Tennis Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 1.1k votes 276 voters 19.0k views27 items

Game, set, match! Here are the best tennis movies ever made, many of which can be found streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. This list of the greatest tennis films includes tennis documentaries, biopics on pro tennis players, and even live-action anime adaptations. What is the best tennis movie? 

If you're looking for the best movies about tennis, some good tennis movies to watch are Woody Allen's Match Point starring Scarlett Johansson and Battle of the Sexes, which stars Steve Carell and Emma Stone as Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, respectively. Funny tennis comedies include Break Point and Wimbledon, while serious tennis dramas include Borg Vs. McEnroe and Players.

Vote for the best tennis films of all time, and feel free to add any underrated tennis movies missing from the list.

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    Borg Vs. McEnroe
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    Borg Vs. McEnroe

    Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2017

    Directed byJanus Metz Pedersen

    Borg McEnroe is a 2017 internationally co-produced multi-language biographical sports drama... more on Wikipedia
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    Wimbledon
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    Wimbledon

    Kirsten Dunst, James McAvoy

    Released2004

    Directed byRichard Loncraine

    Wimbledon is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine. The film centers on a... more on Wikipedia

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    Battle Of The Sexes
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    Battle Of The Sexes

    Emma Stone, Steve Carell

    Released2017

    Directed byJonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

    Battle of the Sexes is a 2017 American biographical sports comedy-drama film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach
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    Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach

    Randy Quaid, Leonor Varela

    Released2008

    Directed byDanny Leiner

    Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach is an American sports comedy film directed by Danny Leiner... more on Wikipedia
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    Legends Of Wimbledon: Pete Sampras
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    Legends Of Wimbledon: Pete Sampras

    Boris Becker

    Released2006

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    7 Days In Hell
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    7 Days In Hell

    Andy Samberg, Kit Harington

    Released2015

    Directed byJake Szymanski

    7 Days in Hell is a 2015 mockumentary directed by Jake Szymanski. Tennis champions Aaron... more on Wikipedia
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    Match Point
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    Match Point

    Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Released2005

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Match Point is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Woody Allen which stars Jonathan Rhys... more on Wikipedia

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    Players
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    Players

    Ali MacGraw, Dean Paul Martin

    Released1979

    Directed byAnthony Harvey

    Players is a 1979 American film directed by Anthony Harvey. A rising tennis star (Dean Paul... more on Wikipedia
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    Unmatched
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    Unmatched

    Unmatched is a documentary film directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern that aired as part of... more on Wikipedia
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    Unstrung
    Unstrung exposes the dramas of the juniors tennis world, hitting the road with a handful of...
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    The Journeymen
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    The Journeymen

    Andre Agassi, Patrick Rafter

    Released2004

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    Legends Of Wimbledon: Bjorn Borg
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    Legends Of Wimbledon: Bjorn Borg

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    When Billie Beat Bobby
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    When Billie Beat Bobby

    Holly Hunter, Stockard Channing

    Released2001

    Directed byJane Anderson

    When Billie Beat Bobby is a 2001 ABC docudrama detailing the historic 1973 "The Battle of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Legends Of Wimbledon: John McEnroe
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    Legends Of Wimbledon: John McEnroe

    John McEnroe

    Released2004

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    Jelenin svet
    Jelenin svet is a 2008 independent documentary film written and directed by Tanja Brzaković,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    The Prince Of Tennis
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    The Prince Of Tennis

    Yu Shirota, Kanata Hongō

    Released2006

    Directed byYuichi Abe

    The Prince of Tennis is a 2006 Japanese sports film based on the manga series of the same name... more on Wikipedia
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    Venus And Serena
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    Venus And Serena

    Venus and Serena is a documentary film that takes and inside look at Venus Williams and Serena... more on Wikipedia
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    Break Point
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    Break Point

    Chris Parnell, Jeremy Sisto

    Released2014

    Directed byJay Karas

    Break Point is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Jay Karas. With nobody else to turn to,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Break
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    The Break

    Martin Sheen, Betsy Russell

    Released1995

    Directed byLee H. Katzin

    The Break is a 1995 film directed by Lee H. Katzin. It stars Vincent Van Patten as Nick, a... more on Wikipedia
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    Raising Tennis Aces: The Williams Story
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    Raising Tennis Aces: The Williams Story

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    Arthur Ashe: Citizen Of The World
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    Arthur Ashe: Citizen Of The World

    Maya Angelou, John McEnroe

    Released1994

    Directed byJulie Anderson

    Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World is a 1994 sports documentary film written by Frank Deford...
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    Spring Fever
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    Spring Fever

    Jessica Walter, Susan Anton

    Released1982

    Directed byJoseph L. Scanlan

    Spring Fever is a 1982 film set in the world of competitive tennis. It was produced with the... more on Wikipedia
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    Hard, Fast, And Beautiful
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    Hard, Fast, And Beautiful

    Claire Trevor, Robert Clarke

    Released1951

    Directed byIda Lupino

    Hard, Fast and Beautiful is a 1951 American drama film directed by Ida Lupino and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Jocks
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    Jocks

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Lee

    Released1987

    Directed bySteve Carver

    Jocks is a 1987 teen comedy. The film was directed by Steve Carver and written by Michael... more on Wikipedia

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    The Christian Licorice Store
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    The Christian Licorice Store

    Beau Bridges, Maud Adams

    Released1971

    Directed byJames Frawley

    The Christian Licorice Store is a 1971 drama comedy film written by Floyd Mutrux and directed... more on Wikipedia