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The Best Gymnastics Movies

Updated October 13, 2018 9.6k votes 4.1k voters 274.3k views17 items

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
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    Full Out

    Full Out is a 2011 short biographical documentary film written and directed by Camille Wilson.amazon buy button
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    Raising the Bar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    Raising the Bar

    Kelly Slater, Andy Irons

    Released2005

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    Stick It is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    Stick It

    Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym

    Released2006

    Directed byJessica Bendinger

    Released: 2006
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    The Gabby Douglas Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    The Gabby Douglas Story

    Regina King, S. Epatha Merkerson

    Released2014

    Directed byGregg Champion

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    A 2nd Chance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    A 2nd Chance

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    An American Girl: McKenna Shoo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    Directed byVince Marcello

    An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars is a 2012 American family-drama film directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Chalk It Up! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    Chalk It Up!

    Maddy Curley, John DeLuca

    Directed byHisonni Johnson

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    Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Released: 2000
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    Perfect Body is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    Perfect Body

    Wendie Malick, Amy Jo Johnson

    Released1997

    Directed byDouglas Barr

    Released: 1997
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    Nadia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    Nadia

    Jonathan Banks, Talia Balsam

    Released1984

    Directed byAlan Cooke

    Released: 1984
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    The Bronze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    The Bronze

    Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole

    ReleasedMarch 16, 2016

    Directed byBryan Buckley

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    Peaceful Warrior is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    Peaceful Warrior

    Nick Nolte, Amy Smart

    Released2006

    Directed byVictor Salva

    Released: 2006
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    American Anthem is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    American Anthem

    Michelle Phillips, Janet Jones

    Released1986

    Directed byAlbert Magnoli

    Released: 1986
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    Gymkata is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    Gymkata

    Richard Norton, Tadashi Yamashita

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Clouse

    Gymkata is a 1985 martial arts film starring Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas as Jonathan Cabot, an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Gymnast is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    The Gymnast

    Tony Horton, Dreya Weber

    Released2006

    Directed byNed Farr

    The Gymnast is a 2006 film directed by Ned Farr and starring Dreya Weber, Addie Yungmee, David... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Flying is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    Flying

    Keanu Reeves, Olivia d'Abo

    Released1986

    Directed byPaul Lynch

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    White Palms is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gymnastics Movies
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    White Palms

    Kyle Shewfelt, Gheorghe Dinică

    Released2006

    Directed bySzabolcs Hajdu

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