Top 10 films about gymnastics

Watching the performances of gymnasts, the viewer does not always realize how difficult it is for them to perform numbers that look so graceful and beautiful. To see the unknown side of this spectacular sport, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the top 10 films about gymnastics.

Bronze (2015)

Hope Ann Gregory has been a stubborn gymnastics since childhood, which bore fruit at the 2004 Olympics. Purposeful American was the owner of a bronze medal. Dreams of gold were no longer destined to come true, since the heroine of the picture was seriously injured.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Ten years have passed. The girl abandoned her thoughts about sports and began to actively lean on junk food. Suddenly, she learns about the death of the former coach, who had a new and very promising ward. Hope decides to become a mentor for a rising sports star.

Original title:
The Bronze

Cast:
Melissa Rausch, Gary Cole, Hayley Lou Richardson

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
18+

With all my might (2015)

The main characters of this film about rhythmic gymnastics are the best friends of Ayla and Ariana. Since childhood, they have been training hard, dreaming of Olympic medals. At the first important competitions for girls, one of them flawlessly completed the program, and the second became the favorite of the public.

Ariana has bright prospects. She is preparing to become a big sports star, but suddenly tragedy strikes. A schoolgirl gets into a car accident and gets seriously injured. Will she be able to return to big sport?

Original title:
Full Out

Cast:
Ana Golja, Jennifer Beals, Sarah Fisher

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
16+

The Gabrielle Douglas Story (2014)

The plot of the film focuses on the young American Gabrielle Douglas, who decided to connect her life with gymnastics. Her childhood was filled with difficult, exhausting workouts, but she always knew why she was making such sacrifices.

Time will pass, and the heroine of the picture will be able to compete for the title of Olympic champion. She will be the first African-American gymnast to have the chance to win the overall and team championships at the same Olympics. The plot is based on real events .

Original title:
The Gabby Douglas Story

Cast:
Regina King, Imani Hakim, Sidney Mikayla

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.1

Age limit:
12+

Peaceful Warrior (2006)

Fans of films about rhythmic and artistic gymnastics will be interested in this story about incredible fortitude. Promising college gymnast Dan Millman dreams of competing in the Olympics, but his plans are thwarted by an unforeseen situation.

The hero is seriously injured, which puts an end to all the grandiose plans of the athlete. It seems to the young man that life is over, but everything changes when fate brings him to a mysterious man named Socrates.

Original title:
Peaceful Warrior

Cast:
Scott Mechlowitz, Nick Nolte, Amy Smart

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.3

Age limit:
12+

Gymnasts (2009)

The events of the popular series take place in the Colorado city of Boulder. In the center of the plot are girls who strive for a great future in sports. For this, the heroines visit the local elite gymnastics training base.

Lauren, Payson and Kylie are considered very promising gymnasts, worthy of taking the first three places in the upcoming national championship. The situation suddenly changes after the arrival of Emily, who is determined to get one of the leading positions in the team.

Original title:
Make It or Break It

Starring :
Isla Kell, Josie Lauren, Cassie Skerbo, Chelsea Hobbs

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
16+

White Palms (2006)

The protagonist of this film about gymnastics is the Hungarian Dongo. Against all odds, the guy intends to completely change his lifestyle. He ends his career as an athlete and agrees to become a sports school coach in Canada.

In a new place, the hero is assigned to train a promising gymnast, who needs a special approach. In parallel, the film shows the difficult childhood of Dongo, when he learned the basics of gymnastics from a harsh teacher nicknamed “Puma”.

Original title:
Fehér tenyér

Cast:
Zoltan Miklós Hajdu, Kyle Schuefelt, Gheorghe Dinica

Country:
Hungary

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
16+

Gymnastics that made us men (2010)

The main character of this Japanese comedy series is Azuma Wataru. The guy is studying at a regular high school Karasumori and has a very hooligan behavior. Teachers insist that the young man stop bullying other students and devote his free time to a serious hobby.

At first, Wataru tries to avoid such a fate, but eventually agrees to do men’s rhythmic gymnastics. A high school student attends classes only for Satonaka Mari, who is also a student at a sports school. Unexpectedly, a new hobby arouses Azuma’s real interest.

Original title:
Tanburingu

Cast:
Yusuke Yamamoto, Koji Seto, Shohei Miura

Country:
Japan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
16+

Rebel (2006)

The key character of this film about gymnastics is young Hayley, who has achieved significant success in sports. However, the girl understands that all these trainings have tired her for a long time. She decides to quit sports school.

New acquaintances lead to unpleasant consequences: Hayley becomes the object of police harassment . Before the heroine of the film, two paths open up – to get into a correctional institution or go to a closed gymnastic academy, known for very strict rules.

Original title:
Stick It

Starring :
Missy Peregrym, Jeff Bridges, Vanessa Lengies

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
12+

Champions: Faster. Higher. Stronger (2016)

The film combines three short stories about athletes, and one of them tells about the famous Russian champion. Sveta Khorkina was the youngest in the gymnastics group, but it was she who was invited to the national team.

Having moved to Moscow, the girl realizes that life here is fundamentally different from the realities of her native province. The new environment depresses the non-conflict and quiet Light. At first, the mentors are doubtful about the visiting ward, but she still manages to change her mind about herself.

Cast:
Sergey Bondarchuk, Evgeny Pronin, Kristina Asmus

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
6+

The Simone Biles Story: On the Road to the Top (2018)

История Симоны Байлз: На Пути к ВершинеThe heroine of the film began her road to fame with long exhausting loads, dangerous injuries, refusal to study and strong psychological pressure … However, Simone always knew that one day all her victims would be rewarded in full.

Original title:
The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar

Cast:
Raven Bowens, Kai Bradbury, Giovanna Huguet

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
12+

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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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