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The Best Tennis Movies 

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Updated June 14, 2019 755 votes 253 voters 17k views 27 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.

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Borg vs McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård

Released: 2017

Directed by: Janus Metz Pedersen

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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Wimbledon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Kirsten Dunst, James McAvoy, Paul Bettany

Released: 2004

Directed by: Richard Loncraine

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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Battle of the Sexes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough

Released: 2017

Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

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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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

Released: 2015

Directed by: Jake Szymanski

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

Released: 2005

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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When Billie Beat Bobby ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Holly Hunter, Stockard Channing, Rainn Wilson

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jane Anderson

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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The Journeymen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
The Journeymen Andre Agassi, Patrick Rafter

Released: 2004

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Arthur Ashe: Citizen of ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Arthur Ashe: Citizen Of The World Maya Angelou, John McEnroe, Billie Jean King

Released: 1994

Directed by: Julie Anderson

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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Balls Out: Gary The Tenn... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Randy Quaid, Leonor Varela, Seann William Scott

Released: 2008

Directed by: Danny Leiner

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

Released: 2004

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Legends of Wimbledon: Pe... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Legends Of Wimbledon: Pete Sampras Boris Becker

Released: 2006

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Break Point is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Break Point Chris Parnell, Jeremy Sisto, Jenny Wade

Released: 2014

Directed by: Jay Karas

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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Players is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Ali MacGraw, Dean Paul Martin, Maximilian Schell

Released: 1979

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

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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Legends of Wimbledon: Jo... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Legends Of Wimbledon: John McEnroe John McEnroe

Released: 2004

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Unmatched is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Unmatched

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lisa Lax, Nancy Stern

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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Venus and Serena is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Venus And Serena

Released: 2012

Directed by: Michelle Major, Maiken Baird

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) 17 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Yu Shirota, Kanata Hongō, Takumi Saito

Released: 2006

Directed by: Yuichi Abe

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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The Break is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Martin Sheen, Betsy Russell, Rae Dawn Chong

Released: 1995

Directed by: Lee H. Katzin

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

Released: 2002

Directed by: Terry Jervis

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Tennis Anyone? is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Tennis Anyone? Paul Rudd, Jason Isaacs, Danny Trejo

Released: 2005

Directed by: Donal Logue

Tennis Anyone? is a 2005 sports comedy film directed by Donal Logue.
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Unstrung is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tennis Movies

Released: 2007

Directed by: Rob Klug

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) 22 on the list The Best Tennis Movies

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tatjana Brzakovic

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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Hard, Fast and Beautiful... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Claire Trevor, Robert Clarke, Joseph Kearns

Released: 1951

Directed by: Ida Lupino

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
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Jocks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree

Released: 1987

Directed by: Steve Carver

Jocks is a 1987 teen comedy. The film was directed by Steve Carver and written by Michael Lanahan and David Oas. Jocks was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada and in Los Angeles, California.
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Second Serve is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Vanessa Redgrave, Louise Fletcher, Martin Balsam

Released: 1986

Directed by: Anthony Page

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