Top 9 Gymnastics Movies (or TV Shows!) to Watch


Missing the gym? We’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of the best gymnastics movies to help get you through the school holidays. 



9. Full Out (Rating PG)

The plot: After injury puts a halt on her gymnastics career, Ariana finds a new passion and motivation to continue to follow her dreams. 
The gymnastics: The judges give it a score of….9.2! 
Watch it for: A motivational true story about overcoming challenges and following your dreams. 
Find it on: Netflix

8. A 2nd Chance (Rating PG)

The plot: Coach Kate must overcome her past and new challenges to bring the best out of her level 6 squad. 
The gymnastics: The judges give it a score of….8.0! 
Watch it for: It’s Australian! Also be on the lookout for a cameo from a young Chris Remkes as a MAG squad member! 
Find it on: Netflix

7. A 2nd Chance – Rivals! (Rating PG)

The plot: Gymnastics star Maddy Cornell plans a change when she doesn't qualify for the Australian Gymnastics Olympic team. She hopes to rediscover her passion for gymnastics by coaching a new team of young gymnasts from a local country club
The gymnastics: The judges give it a score of….8.5! 
Watch it for: A special guest appearance from former gymnast turned Olympic hurdler Sally Pearson!  
Find it on: Netflix 

6. Lefty: The One-Armed Gymnast

The plot: This family-friendly movie from 1979 is about the true story of a one-armed gymnast, Carol Johnston.
The gymnastics: Lefty is a documentary starring the actual gymnast, so the gymnastics in it is as excellent as you would expect. The judges give it a score of….10! 
Watch it for: It's an old movie which would be hard to find if it weren't luckily on YouTube! Sweet and inspiring, this movie is great for kids.
Find it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suoer8UzJLk

5. Raising the Bar (Rating G)

The plot: A teenager who gave up her spot in an elite U.S. gymnastics program when her family moved to Australia enters a competition to help a new friend.
The gymnastics: The judges give it a score of….8.3! 
Watch it for: Another gymnastics movie on home soil! What’s not to love!?
Find it on: Netflix 

4. My Perfect Landing (Rated G)

The plot: Follows a family of gymnasts through their struggles of dealing with a life-changing move from Miami to Toronto, Canada.
The gymnastics: the judges give it a score of….8.8! 
Watch it for: This is a fun TV series with lots of gymnastics. Fun fact – the cast did all of their own stunts on the show!
Find it on: Netflix 

3. Full Out 2 (Rated PG)

The plot: When the University of Oklahoma Sooners lose their star gymnast, Brenna Dowell, the rest of the team must find a way to believe in themselves in order to win their second National Gymnastics Championship.
The gymnastics: The judges give it a score of….9.0! 
Watch it for: Based on a true story, the athletes are full of determination and the film shows the awesome power of teammates.  
Find it on: Netflix 

2. Chalk It Up (Rated G)

The plot: Apple takes on a prestigious U.S. university to start the first college gymnastics team…made up of girls with no artistic gymnastics experience!  
The gymnastics: Full of heart but less on the skills… the judges give it a score of 7.0! 
Watch it for: Talented athletes across multiple sport trying gymnastics…what’s not to love!?
Find it on: Rent on Apple TV

1. Stick It (Rated PG)

The plot: You can’t get more classic than Stick It. A former champion gymnast must return to her club to clear some wrongs. 
The gymnastics: While there are some…liberties…around the skills (breakdancing on beam anyone?) the routines are solid and very creative! The judges give it a score of….8.2! 
Watch it for: flipping in formal dresses – need we say more? 
Find it on: Rent on Apple TV 

Make some popcorn and enjoy!

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