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The Best Gymnastics Movies  

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A list of the best gymnastics movies. These are films that focus on gymnastics as a central theme. We believe we've included them all, but if your favorite gymnastics film isn't listed, please feel free to add it yourself. This genre has some crossover with cheerleading, so don't be surprised if a couple cheer leading films appear on the list of the best gymnastics films. Gymnastics is a very physical sport encompassing events such as the balance beam, uneven parallel bars, still rings, vault, and the high bar. It's fascinating to watch, which makes it a perfect fit for being in the movies. If you're into the sport, these are the gymnastics films for you.

What are the best gymnastics movies? What films feature gymnasts? Since there is such a crossover appeal between cheerleading and gymnastics films, make sure to check out the best cheerleading films to find some more flicks you'll be interested in.
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Full Out is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
reba14soccer added Full Out
Full Out is a 2011 short biographical documentary film written and directed by Camille Wilson.
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Raising the Bar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
kate241 added Raising the Bar Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, Mick Fanning
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Stick It is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Kellan Lutz
Released: 2006 Stick It is an American teen comedy-drama film starring Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, and Vanessa Lengies. It was written and directed by Jessica Bendinger, writer of Bring It On; the film marks ...more
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The Gabby Douglas Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
bri8felt added Regina King, S. Epatha Merkerson, Brian Tee
The Gabby Douglas Story is a 2014 TV movie directed by Gregg Champion.
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A 2nd Chance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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An American Girl: McKenna Shoo... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
qeyasiajahreid-killion2428 added Jade Pettyjohn, Ysa Penarejo, Cathy Rigby
An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars is a 2012 American family-drama film directed by Vince Marcello. The film revolves around the life of McKenna Brooks (Jade Pettyjohn), as she ...more
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Chalk It Up is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
Ana Davis added Chalk It Up! Maddy Curley, John DeLuca, Nikki SooHoo
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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union
Released: 2000 Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more
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Perfect Body is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
Wendie Malick, Amy Jo Johnson, Cathy Rigby
Released: 1997 Perfect Body is a 1997 American drama film about a young gymnast who develops an eating disorder. It originally aired on NBC on September 8, 1997. It has since aired on Lifetime and ABC Family ...more
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Nadia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
Jonathan Banks, Talia Balsam, Carrie Snodgress
Released: 1984 Nadia is a 1984 made-for-television biopic of Olympic gymnast Nadia Comăneci. The film was directed by Alan Cooke.
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Peaceful Warrior is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
Nick Nolte, Amy Smart, Paul Wesley
Released: 2006 Peaceful Warrior is a 2006 drama film directed by Victor Salva and written by Kevin Bernhardt based on the novel Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman. Set at U.C. Berkeley, the film stars ...more
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American Anthem is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
Michelle Phillips, Janet Jones, Mitch Gaylord
Released: 1986 American Anthem is a 1986 American Sports drama film produced by Lorimar Motion Pictures and released in North America by Columbia Pictures. It was directed by Albert Magnoli, and starred Mitch ...more
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The Bronze is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
NvG Nick added Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Cecily Strong
The Bronze is a 2015 American sports comedy-drama film directed by Bryan Buckley. A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status (Melissa Rauch) reluctantly trains ...more
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The Gymnast is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
Mikaela Bourke added Tony Horton, Dreya Weber, Andrew Ableson
The Gymnast is a 2006 film directed by Ned Farr and starring Dreya Weber, Addie Yungmee, David De Simone.
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White Palms is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
GimnasiaOlimpiaGimnasiaArtis added Kyle Shewfelt, Gheorghe Dinică, Oana Pellea
White Palms is a 2006 Hungarian film directed by Szabolcs Hajdu. It was Hungary's submission to the 79th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted ...more
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Flying is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
Keanu Reeves, Olivia d'Abo, Jessica Steen
Flying is a 1986 drama film directed by Paul Lynch and starring Olivia d'Abo, Rita Tushingham and Keanu Reeves.
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Gymkata is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
drunken.brother added Richard Norton, Tadashi Yamashita, Tetchie Agbayani
Gymkata is a 1985 martial arts film starring Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas as Jonathan Cabot, an Olympic gymnast who combines his gymnastic ability with martial arts to enter a deadly competition ...more