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The Best Gymnastics Movies

Updated February 3, 2021 9.7k votes 4.1k voters 276.2k views27 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: The Ariana Berlin Movie1
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    Full Out: The Ariana Berlin Movie

    Ana Golja, Ariana Berlin

    Released2014

    Directed byAriana Berlin, Sean Cisterna

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  • Raising the Bar2
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    Raising the Bar

    Kelli Berglund, Lili Karamalikis

    Released2016

    Directed byClay Glen

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  • Stick It3
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    Stick It

    Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym

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    The Gabby Douglas Story

    Regina King, S. Epatha Merkerson

    Released2014

    Directed byGregg Champion

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    A 2nd Chance

    Nina Pearce, Adam Tuominen

    Released2011

    Directed byClay Glen

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  • An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars6
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    Directed byVince Marcello

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    Chalk It Up!

    Maddy Curley, John DeLuca

    Released2016

    Directed byHisonni Johnson

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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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  • Perfect Body9
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    Wendie Malick, Amy Jo Johnson

    Released1997

    Directed byDouglas Barr

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    Nadia

    Jonathan Banks, Talia Balsam

    Released1984

    Directed byAlan Cooke

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    The Bronze

    Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole

    ReleasedMarch 16, 2016

    Directed byBryan Buckley

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    Peaceful Warrior

    Nick Nolte, Amy Smart

    Released2006

    Directed byVictor Salva

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  • American Anthem13
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    American Anthem

    Michelle Phillips, Janet Jones

    Released1986

    Directed byAlbert Magnoli

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    Logan Edra, Sydney Cope

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    Directed byJeff Deverett

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    Going for Gold

    Kelli Berglund, Emily Morris

    Released2018

    Directed byClay Glen

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  • Athlete A16
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    Athlete A

    Maggie Nichols, Simone Biles

    Released2020

    Directed byBonni Cohen and Jon Shenk

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  • The Gymnast17
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    The Gymnast

    Tony Horton, Dreya Weber

    Released2006

    Directed byNed Farr

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  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun18
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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt

    Released1985

    Directed byAlan Metter

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  • Alps19
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    Aris Servetalis, Ariane Labed

    Released2011

    Directed byYorgos Lanthimos, Armin Linke

    Alps is a 2011 Greek drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast...  more
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  • Jump Ashin!20
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    Jump Ashin!

    Lawrence Ko, Eddie Peng

    Released2011

    Directed byYu-Hsien Lin

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  • The Simone Biles Story: Courage To Soar21
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    The Simone Biles Story: Courage To Soar

    Jeanté Godlock, Simon Akenhead

    Released2018

    Directed byVanessa Parise

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  • Over the Limit22
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    Over the Limit

    Yana Kudryavtseva, Margarita Mamun

    Released2017

    Directed byMarta Prus

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    The Aerialist

    Dreya Weber, Morgan Bradley

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  • Flying24
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    Flying

    Keanu Reeves, Olivia d'Abo

    Released1986

    Directed byPaul Lynch

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    White Palms

    Kyle Shewfelt, Gheorghe Dinică

    Released2006

    Directed bySzabolcs Hajdu

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