Tennis The Best Tennis Movies  

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Borg Vs. McEnroe Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård
Borg McEnroe is a 2017 internationally co-produced multi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Janus Metz Pedersen. The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid ...more

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Battle of the Sexes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough
Battle of the Sexes is a 2017 American biographical sports comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one ...more

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Wimbledon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Kirsten Dunst, James McAvoy, Paul Bettany
Wimbledon is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine. The film centers on a washed-up tennis pro named Peter Colt and an up-and-coming tennis star named Lizzie Bradbury during ...more

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7 Days in Hell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
7 Days In Hell Andy Samberg, Kit Harington, Mary Steenburgen
7 Days in Hell is a 2015 mockumentary directed by Jake Szymanski. Tennis champions Aaron Williams (Andy Samberg) and Charles Poole (Kit Harington) are locked in an epic tennis match that ...more

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Match Point is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer
Match Point is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Woody Allen which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, and Penelope Wilton. Rhys ...more

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The Journeymen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
The Journeymen Andre Agassi, Patrick Rafter

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Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coa... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Randy Quaid, Leonor Varela, Seann William Scott
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach is an American sports comedy film directed by Danny Leiner and features actor Randy Quaid in a supporting role. It was filmed mostly in Austin and Taylor, Texas, ...more

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When Billie Beat Bobby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Holly Hunter, Stockard Channing, Rainn Wilson
When Billie Beat Bobby is a 2001 ABC docudrama detailing the historic 1973 "The Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs and what lead up to it. The ...more

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Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Arthur Ashe: Citizen Of The World Maya Angelou, John McEnroe, Billie Jean King
Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World is a 1994 sports documentary film written by Frank Deford and directed by Julie Anderson.

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Legends of Wimbledon: Bjorn Bo... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Legends Of Wimbledon: Bjorn Borg

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Venus and Serena is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Venus And Serena
Venus and Serena is a documentary film that takes and inside look at Venus Williams and Serena Williams lives and careers. Venus and Serena was directed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major. It ...more

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The Prince of Tennis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Yu Shirota, Kanata Hongō, Takumi Saito
The Prince of Tennis is a 2006 Japanese sports film based on the manga series of the same name by Takeshi Konomi. The film was directed by Yuichi Abe, written by Abe and Daisuke Habara and stars ...more

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Legends of Wimbledon: Pete Sam... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Legends Of Wimbledon: Pete Sampras Boris Becker

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Unmatched is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Unmatched
Unmatched is a documentary film directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.

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Players is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Ali MacGraw, Dean Paul Martin, Maximilian Schell
Players is a 1979 American film directed by Anthony Harvey. A rising tennis star (Dean Paul Martin) falls in love with an older woman (Ali MacGraw), a jet-setter who's involved with a ...more

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The Break is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Martin Sheen, Betsy Russell, Rae Dawn Chong
The Break is a 1995 film directed by Lee H. Katzin. It stars Vincent Van Patten as Nick, a former tennis player turned coach to a new up and coming player, and Rae Dawn Chong as a former ...more

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Legends of Wimbledon: John McE... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Legends Of Wimbledon: John McEnroe John McEnroe

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Break Point is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Break Point Chris Parnell, Jeremy Sisto, Jenny Wade
Break Point is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Jay Karas. With nobody else to turn to, brash man-child Jimmy Price (Jeremy Sisto) partners up with his estranged brother (David Walton) ...more

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Raising Tennis Aces: The Willi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Raising Tennis Aces: The Williams Story

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Unstrung is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Unstrung exposes the dramas of the juniors tennis world, hitting the road with a handful of teenage competitors as they head for the national championship.

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Jelenin svet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Jelenin svet is a 2008 independent documentary film written and directed by Tanja Brzaković, about former World No. 1 female tennis player, Jelena Janković.

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Tennis Anyone? is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Tennis Anyone? Paul Rudd, Jason Isaacs, Danny Trejo
Tennis Anyone? is a 2005 sports comedy film directed by Donal Logue.

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Second Serve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Second Serve Vanessa Redgrave, Louise Fletcher, Martin Balsam
Second Serve is an American biopic of eye surgeon, professional tennis player and male-to-female transgender woman Renée Richards. The made-for-television film is based on her 1983 ...more

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Spring Fever is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Spring Fever Jessica Walter, Susan Anton, Barbara Cook
Spring Fever is a 1982 film set in the world of competitive tennis. It was produced with the participation at the Canadian Film Development Corporation and Famous Players Limited.

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Hard, Fast and Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Claire Trevor, Robert Clarke, Joseph Kearns
Hard, Fast and Beautiful is a 1951 American drama film directed by Ida Lupino and starring Claire Trevor, loosely based on the 1930 novel American Girl by sports fiction author John R. Tunis, ...more