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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Wimbledon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Wimbledon 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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Borg vs McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 2 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) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Battle Of The Sexes 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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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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Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coa... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach 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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Match Point is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Match Point 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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Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Journeymen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
The Journeymen Andre Agassi, Patrick Rafter

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When Billie Beat Bobby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
When Billie Beat Bobby 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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Break Point is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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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Unmatched is listed (or ranked) 12 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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The Break is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
The Break 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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Players is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Players 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 Prince of Tennis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
The Prince Of Tennis 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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Second Serve is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Raising Tennis Aces: The Willi... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tennis Movies

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Unstrung is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Unstrung 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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Tennis Anyone? is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Hard, Fast and Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Hard, Fast, And Beautiful 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

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Legends of Wimbledon: Pete Sam... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tennis Movies

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Spring Fever is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Legends of Wimbledon: Bjorn Bo... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tennis Movies

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Legends of Wimbledon: John McE... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tennis Movies

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Jelenin svet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Jelenin svet 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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Jocks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
Jocks Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree 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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The Christian Licorice Store is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tennis Movies
The Christian Licorice Store Beau Bridges, Maud Adams, Jean Renoir The Christian Licorice Store is a 1971 drama comedy film written by Floyd Mutrux and directed by James Frawley.