43 Female-Oriented Sports Films

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1. Girlfight (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Douglas Santiago, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon

Votes: 9,065 | Gross: $1.52M

2. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Sport

86 Metascore

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 598,096 | Gross: $100.49M

3. Against the Ropes (2004)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

36 Metascore

A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.

Director: Charles S. Dutton | Stars: Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Charles S. Dutton, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 6,538 | Gross: $5.88M

4. Rigged (2008)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

In the seedy underground of illegal prizefighting, a corrupt boxing promoter is embroiled in a dangerous fight-fixing scheme with his female prizefighter.

Director: Jonathan M. Dillon | Stars: Chad Ortis, Rebecca Neuenswander, Will Fowler, Matt Schroll

Votes: 1,598

5. Mary Kom (2014)

Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Biography, Drama

A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.

Director: Omung Kumar | Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Sunil Thapa, Robin Das, Rajni Basumatary

Votes: 9,313 | Gross: $0.59M

6. Believe in Me (2006)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport

In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.

Director: Robert Collector | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern, Bob Gunton

Votes: 900 | Gross: $0.21M

7. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

70 Metascore

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

Votes: 17,012 | Gross: $27.44M

8. The Mighty Macs (2009)

G | 99 min | Drama, Sport

49 Metascore

In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.

Director: Tim Chambers | Stars: Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, Ellen Burstyn, David Boreanaz

Votes: 1,325 | Gross: $1.86M

9. Ice Castles (1978)

PG | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

51 Metascore

A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Lynn-Holly Johnson, Robby Benson, Colleen Dewhurst, Tom Skerritt

Votes: 2,933 | Gross: $20.71M

10. Ice Castles (2010)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. The road to becoming a champion is tough and forced to leave her family behind and eventually causes the ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Taylor Firth, Rob Mayes, Henry Czerny, Morgan Kelly

Votes: 2,216

11. Ice Princess (2005)

G | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

55 Metascore

With the help of her coach, her mom, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey (Trachtenberg) from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall, Trevor Blumas, Joan Cusack

Votes: 23,395 | Gross: $24.38M

12. Lafangey Parindey (2010)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Set in grungy Mumbai, an edgy love story of a blindfolded street fighter and a blind dancer and their never-say-die spirit to achieve the impossible.

Director: Pradeep Sarkar | Stars: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepika Padukone, Vijay Adhav, Manish Chaudhary

Votes: 1,875

13. Whip It (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport

68 Metascore

In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Director: Drew Barrymore | Stars: Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig, Sarah Habel

Votes: 61,796 | Gross: $13.04M

14. Meerabai Not Out (2008)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

A cricket-loving school-teacher faces challenges after agreeing to marry a doctor.

Director: Chandrakant Kulkarni | Stars: Anupam Kher, Mahesh Manjrekar, Mandira Bedi, Eijaz Khan

Votes: 86

15. Dil Bole Hadippa! (2009)

Not Rated | 148 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

In a village where girls don't play cricket, Veera puts on a turban and beard and becomes Veer to fulfill her dreams and meets Rohan. And fun begins.

Director: Anurag Singh | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil

Votes: 3,533

16. A League of Their Own (1992)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

67 Metascore

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna

Votes: 86,160 | Gross: $107.53M

17. National Velvet (1944)

G | 123 min | Drama, Family, Sport

A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere

Votes: 6,016

18. Offside (I) (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

85 Metascore

Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi, Mohammad Asarian

Votes: 6,983 | Gross: $0.18M

19. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Votes: 100,476 | Gross: $32.54M

20. She's the Man (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

45 Metascore

When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school's star soccer player, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum, Vinnie Jones

Votes: 139,260 | Gross: $2.34M

21. Gracie (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

52 Metascore

A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Carly Schroeder, Andrew Shue, Elisabeth Shue, Jesse Lee Soffer

Votes: 3,898 | Gross: $2.96M

22. Her Best Move (2007)

G | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.

Director: Norm Hunter | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Leah Pipes, Lisa Darr, Jhoanna Flores

Votes: 2,163

23. Soccer Mom (I) (2008)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

A warm-hearted comedy about a compulsive soccer mom who masquerades as a famous Italian soccer star hired to coach her daughter's floundering soccer team, then struggles frantically to keep... See full summary »

Director: Gregory McClatchy | Stars: Missi Pyle, Emily Osment, Ellery Sprayberry, Dylan Sprayberry

Votes: 1,110

24. Quarterback Princess (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sport

Tami, a young girl who has just moved to Oregon, stands up against her coach and the naysayers of her small town to prove that she's capable of being a talented football quarterback despite her gender.

Director: Noel Black | Stars: Don Murray, Barbara Babcock, Dana Elcar, John Stockwell

Votes: 904

25. The Bronze (2015)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

44 Metascore

A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status reluctantly trains a rising Olympics aspirant.

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson, Thomas Middleditch

Votes: 9,273 | Gross: $0.62M

26. Nadia (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sport

Story about gymnast Nadia Comaneci from her childhood beginning as a gymnast and how she was discovered by Belya Karolyi. Nadia received 7 perfect 10's in the Montreal Olympics.

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Talia Balsam, Jonathan Banks, Joe Bennett, Simone Blue

Votes: 505

27. Soul Surfer (2011)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood

Votes: 42,625 | Gross: $43.85M

28. Blue Crush (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

61 Metascore

As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Sanoe Lake

Votes: 28,882 | Gross: $40.39M

29. Blue Crush 2 (2011 Video)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother's dream of surfing Jefferys Bay.

Director: Mike Elliott | Stars: Sasha Jackson, Elizabeth Mathis, Ben Milliken, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 3,357

30. Barbie in a Mermaid Tale (2010 Video)

TV-Y | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

Barbie stars as Merliah, a surfer who learns a shocking secret: she's a mermaid! She and her dolphin friend set out for an undersea adventure to rescue her mother, the queen of Oceana.

Director: Adam Wood | Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Kathleen Barr, Tabitha St. Germain, Peter Mel

Votes: 1,727

31. Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 (2011 Video)

TV-Y | 73 min | Animation, Family

Merliah, the surf girl and enchanting mermaid princess, gets her ticket to success for the ultimate surfing tournament; however, when her magic necklace gets stolen, Aquellia will be in danger. Will she believe in herself to save the day?

Director: William Lau | Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Ashleigh Ball, Kathleen Barr, Nicole Oliver

Votes: 1,110

32. Queen of Katwe (2016)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

73 Metascore

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanza

Votes: 13,608 | Gross: $8.81M

33. The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Family

36 Metascore

Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside, Constance Towers

Votes: 23,645 | Gross: $8.91M

34. DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Adventure

38 Metascore

The world's best fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. There, four female rival fighters will have to work together to uncover the secret that the organizer of the tournament is trying to hide.

Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Jaime Pressly, Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Holly Valance

Votes: 42,077 | Gross: $0.48M

35. Hard, Fast and Beautiful! (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Tennis prodigy Florence Farley is torn between romance and her mother's ambitions.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Claire Trevor, Sally Forrest, Carleton G. Young, Robert Clarke

Votes: 440

36. Chalet Girl (2011)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

42 Metascore

Former skateboard champion Kim wants to make more money after her mother's tragic death. She joins the elite posh servicing company, which sends her off to Austria.

Director: Phil Traill | Stars: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Bill Nighy, Brooke Shields

Votes: 22,769 | Gross: $0.00M

37. Chak de! India (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

68 Metascore

Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

Votes: 68,534 | Gross: $1.11M

38. Forever the Moment (2008)

124 min | Drama, Sport

Once a professional Korean handball player, Mi-Sook (Moon So-Ri) is now working in a grocery store after her team disbanded. Hae-Kyung (Kim Jung-Eun), now a coach for a handball team in ... See full summary »

Director: Soon-rye Yim | Stars: So-Ri Moon, Jeong-eun Kim, Natallia Bulynia, Martin Lord Cayce

Votes: 344

39. Wild Child (2008)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.

Director: Nick Moore | Stars: Emma Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Natasha Richardson, Lexi Ainsworth

Votes: 46,355 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Fast Girls (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Sport

A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.

Director: Regan Hall | Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Phil Davis, Jamie Howard, Jahvel Hall

Votes: 3,175

41. Sarah Prefers to Run (2013)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

The film is about the pursuit of a goal and tackles the anxieties of a young athlete who lives only for the race.

Director: Chloé Robichaud | Stars: Sophie Desmarais, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Geneviève Boivin-Roussy, Hélène Florent

Votes: 893

42. Karingunnam 6's (2016)

144 min | Drama, Sport

Vandana and Aby are outstanding volleyball players. An accident changed Aby's life forever. Aby is so disheartened that his dream will never come true. Vandana sets off to Central Jail to select efficient players to fulfill Aby's wish.

Director: Deepu Karunakaran | Stars: Manju Warrier, Anoop Menon, Babu Antony, Sudheer Karamana

Votes: 319

43. Pat and Mike (1952)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Pat is a women's sports sensation unless her fiancé is around. Her new shady manager Mike keeps them apart and develops feelings for her.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, William Ching

Votes: 4,770

44. Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.

Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo | Stars: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh, Alice Lee

Votes: 2,915 | Gross: $0.22M

45. Ride Like a Girl (2019)

98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

Director: Rachel Griffiths | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Brooke Satchwell, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton

Votes: 434



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