The Best Gymnastics Movies

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Vote up your favorite narrative films that feature gymnastics and gymnasts. Sorry, no documentaries.

The best gymnastics movies on this list show the hard work and determination that goes into being a competetive gymnast. There are more than a few gymnastics films that star Olympic Medal winning gymnasts. From the '80s until now, these are the greatest gymnastic movies ever made. You might even spot a young Keanu Reeves in the 1986 film Flying. So, if you're a gymnastic films enthusiast, you'll be hard pressed to argue with the selections on this list. From classics like American Anthem to teen films like Stick It, these are all inspirational gymnastic films. There are even comedic films about gymnasts like The Bronze. But will it make it to the top of the list? Your votes will decide.

Vote up your favorite movies about gymnasts or the sport of gymnastics itself. It's your votes that will determine the best gymnast movie of all time. Then be sure to check back as good, new gymnastic films are added to this comprehensive list. You can also check the Where to Watch buttons to see which one of these gymnastics movies are streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or other streaming platform.

  • 1
    1,350 votes
    Stick It
    Photo: Stick It / Buena Vista Pictures

    Stick It is a delightful romp in the world of gymnastics as it follows Haley Graham, a wild child who gets in trouble with the law and is court ordered back to participating in gymnastics. Despite being considered one of the most talented gymnasts in the world, Haley can't stand the rigid rules of the sport. It's up to Coach Vickerman, played by Jeff Bridges, to convince Haley she can get what she wants by acheiving her full potential.

    • Actors: Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Vanessa Lengies, John Patrick Amedori, Tarah Paige
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Jessica Bendinger

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  • 2
    847 votes

    Full Out

    Full Out
    Photo: Full Out / Carmel Creek Productions

    Despite being a made for TV movie, this gymnastics film has reached a wide audience. Full Out even garnered Ana Golja a nomination at the Canadian Screen Awards for Best Performance in a Children's or YOuth Program or Series. So if you, or someone you know is interested in gymnastics, this inspirational movie about the life of gymnast Arian Berlin is most likely the movie you want to watch next.

    • Actors: Jennifer Beals, Trevor Tordjman, Jake Epstein, Ana Golja, Art Hindle
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Sean Cisterna
  • 3
    702 votes

    Raising the Bar

    Raising the Bar
    Photo: Raising the Bar / Marvista Entertainment

    Kelly decides to quite the elite gymnastics program she was involved in and moves out ot Australia. Despite trying to put some distance between herself and the sport of gymnastics, she ends up re-entering competetive gymnastics to help out a new friend and stick it to an old rival. Watch this gymnastics movie to see if Kelly can make amends with her past while sticking the landing.

    • Actors: Kelli Berglund, Lili Karamalikis, Tess Fowler
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Clay Glen
  • 4
    818 votes

    The Gabby Douglas Story

    The Gabby Douglas Story
    Photo: The Gabby Douglas Story / Lifetime

    If you love Lifetime movies and the sports of gymnastics, then The Gabby Douglas Story is the gymnast movie that was tailor made just for you. Not only is it an incredibly inspirational story about a gymnast overcoming the odds with hard work and determination, it also has an awesome performance by, none other than, Regina King.

    • Actors: Regina King, S. Epatha Merkerson, Brian Tee, Kristen Harris, Dean Armstrong
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Gregg Champion

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  • 5
    859 votes

    A 2nd Chance

    A 2nd Chance
    Photo: A 2nd Chance / Marvista Entertainment

    A 2nd Chance is a great gymnastics movie, especially if you're trying to convince a young one in your household to take up the sport. Not only does it show off some very cool gymnastic moves, it's also about a young girl and a coach who give it their all to make it inot the National Australian Gymnastics Squad. Director/Writer Clay Glen, really captures how competetive the sport can be even at such a young age.

    • Actors: Nina Pearce, Adam Tuominen, Emily Morris
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Clay Glen
  • An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars
    Photo: An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars / Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

    Who doesn't love the American Girl toy line? An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars brings the toyline to life in thsi competetive gymnastics film that is fun for the whole family. It also teaches a valuable lesson about balancing sports with school work. So if you have a young one in your house who is struggling to keep up their grades due to the love of a sport, this is the movie for them.

    • Actors: Jade Pettyjohn, Ysa Penarejo, Cathy Rigby, Nia Vardalos, Ian Ziering
    • Directed by: Vince Marcello