10 best movies about volleyball

Sports films are characterized by a high level of entertainment. A separate niche in this genre is occupied by pictures about team sports. We have prepared for you a list of the best feature films about volleyball, among which there are both biographical and based on real events.

Impact Factor (2008)

Kelly Race has been a hardcore volleyball player for years. As a result, her efforts were rewarded – the girl becomes a famous volleyball player. Like a real star, she is everywhere pursued by the paparazzi, and well-known agencies offer photo shoots.

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Soon, Kelly learns the other side of popularity – a certain fan who pretends to be a sports journalist begins to pester her. The heroine decides to play along with the crazy admirer in order to expose and hand him over to the police.

Original title:
Impact Point

Cast:
Brian Austin Green, Melissa Keller, Kayla Ewell

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.1, IMDb – 4.3

Age limit:
16+

Wonder Season (2018)

A 2018 film about volleyball, willpower and the desire to win. Caroline is a promising teenager , a high school student. The girl shines, including in sports, leading a volleyball team. Her best friend is Kelly’s classmate. The girls go through life together.

Suddenly, a tragedy occurs – Caroline dies in a car accident. The whole school goes into mourning, and young volleyball players are left without a leader before an important championship. The coach decides to appoint Kelly as captain. The heroine takes on the difficult task of securing the first place for the team.

Original title:
The Miracle Season

Cast:
Helen Hunt, Erin Moriarty, William Hurt

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.5

Age limit:
16+

Titted Volleyball (2009)

A young teacher, Mikako, came to work in her specialty at a new school. She is trusted to supervise the class of volleyball boys. The girl takes up the job with zeal, but soon finds out that the wards do not want to play and achieve sports results at all.

Having exhausted all reasonable methods of influence, Mikako decides to take a desperate step: she promises to expose her bust in front of the whole class if the guys win the competition. The boys enthusiastically take up training. Now the teacher is seriously thinking about what to do if the students win the bet.

Original title:
Oppai barê

Cast:
Haruka Ayase, Munetaka Aoki, Toru Nakamura

Country:
Japan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
16+

Miles (2016)

In 2017, this film about volleyball by a little-known director and producer was well appreciated by the audience. It tells about a guy named Miles, who lives in a Latin American country. The hero passionately dreams of moving to the USA and is ready for anything for this.

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To get a scholarship, Miles needs to join the volleyball team. The guy is stopped by only one circumstance – in his school there is only a women’s team. The girls are clearly not happy about the appearance of a male player in their friendly team, but there’s nothing to be done: Miles firmly decided to go towards his dream.

Original title:
Miles

Cast:
Tim Boardman, Molly Shannon, Stephen Root

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 5.7

Age limit:
12+

Cloud 9 (2006)

The film is about a retired coach, and now a notorious fraudster Billy Cole, who decided to remember the past and earn some good money. The swindler announced a casting and assembled a beach volleyball team of strippers from the popular Cloud 9 club.

The players turned out to be accustomed to the pole, but completely unsuitable for team play. However, the public is “fanatic” of the newly-minted sexy volleyball players who have something to show during the game. The coach does not waste time and actively promotes the national team, presenting it to others as the opening of the season.

Original Title :
Cloud 9

Starring :
Burt Reynolds, D.L. Hughley, Paul Rodriguez

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.0, IMDb – 4.2

Age limit:
16+

Beach Volleyball (2011)

This is an exciting sports film with action elements about beach volleyball. Sisters Sharon and Rachel spend whole days together. The girls work in a cafe on the coast with their uncle, a kung fu master, and at the same time take lessons from him in this martial art. In their free time, the sisters play volleyball.

The family of the local rich Boo wants to take over the territory of the local beach and build their facilities on it. Sharon and Rachel decide to defend the beach in a fair duel – a beach volleyball match. Opponents of the sisters will be the daughters of the head of the Bu clan – professional volleyball players.

Original title: Re lang qiu ai zhan Cast: Jessica C, Chrissy Chau, Phoenix Chow Country: Hong Kong Rating: IMDb – 4.5 Age limit: 16+

Green Beam (2008)

Cameron Day is 30 years old, and he has not achieved significant success in basketball. Desperate, the guy decides to quit sports forever. This would have happened if love for a woman had not intervened in the fate of the hero. He decides to try again to return to the professional arena, but in a different role.

Now Cameron will prove his worth as a volleyball player. This is not easy to do in Southern California – the home of American volleyball. However, the hero is determined to conquer a new sport for himself.

Original Title :
Green Flash

Starring :
David Charvet, Torri DeVito, Kristin Cavallari

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 4.5

Age limit:
12+

Everything You Have (2006)

This is a film about two women’s youth volleyball teams competing on the coast of Southern California. The girls of these teams are very ambitious and do not want to give up the palm to their rivals. The main characters are close friends of Gabby and Lauren, who train hard.

Becca is jealous of their success and Lauren is jealous of Gabby. She intrigues her friends and even pours a potent substance into Gabby’s water before the game. Becky’s mischief leads to the fact that the girls’ team is defeated. Will the heroines be able to pull themselves together to overcome all the difficulties?

Original title:
All You’ve Got

Cast:
Adrienne Baylon, Sarah Wright, Ciara

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 4.5

Age limit:
12+

Air King. Return (2003)

13-year-old Andrea is not at all happy about the long-awaited vacation – her best friend left for the summer in California. Even the appearance of a new neighbor Conor does not interest the girl. But when he offers to participate in a volleyball tournament, Andrea agrees, because the prize for winning is a trip to California!

Dog Buddy actively helps in preparation for the competition. He is a tireless participant in all trainings. Suddenly, a sports dog is kidnapped by villains. Now the coveted victory in the beach volleyball championship is in jeopardy.

Original title:
Air Bud: Spikes Back

Cast:
Darren J. Birch, Christopher Bishop, Tyler Boissonno

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 4.2

Age limit:
0+

Iron Ladies (2000)

Rounding out our list of the best volleyball movies is a picture based on real events. In 1996, an unusual men’s team takes part in the Taiwan National Championship. It consists of transvestites, homosexuals and transsexuals.

The news about this team quickly spread and received wide publicity. The hour has struck: the stands are filled with fans, the players’ hearts are pounding, their knees are trembling… The only goal of the national team is to show a beautiful game.

Original title:
Satree lek

Cast:
Jesdaporn Foldy, Sahafap Tor, Yekachai Buranapanit

Country:
Thailand

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
18+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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