Top 10 Tennis Movies

Our life consists of an endless string of blows and parries. This process is reminiscent of tennis, a game beloved by millions, about which many good films have been made. We bring to your attention a selection of the best films about tennis of the XXI century.

Battle of the Sexes (2017)

The film is based on the real events of 1973 about the struggle of women tennis players for equal rights. Two-time Wimbledon winner Bobby Rigg believes that women’s tennis is much weaker than men’s and, as a result, fees should be lower. To prove his case, Bob challenges a young and successful tennis player, Billie King.

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The athlete gladly agrees to take part in an exhibition match. The widely advertised duel gathered more than 48 million viewers at the screens. America froze in anticipation of the outcome of the greatest confrontation …

Original title:
Battle of the Sexes

Cast:
Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
18+

Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)

This tennis movie, also based on a true story, tells the story of a legendary rivalry that has gone down in the history of the sport. The action takes place in the final match of Wimbledon in 1980. On the tennis court, two opposites converge – the restrained Swede Borg and the emotional rebel, the American McEnroe.

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Everyone has years of grueling training and dozens of defeated opponents behind them. Millions of fans hold their breath at the screens, the stands are buzzing in anticipation of a fateful duel. Each of the tennis players is driven by one goal – to become the best!

Original title:
Borg McEnroe

Cast:
Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård

Country:
Sweden, Denmark, Finland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.9

Age limit:
16+

7 days in hell (2015)

Aaron Williams was an ordinary guy from the slums. By the will of fate, he became a professional tennis player – ambitious, conceited and prone to shocking. Aaron’s sporting achievements are periodically crossed out by his antics. The eccentric behavior of the athlete leads to the fact that Williams is forced to leave the court for good in the 1996 Wimbledon final.

Soon a new star is lit in the tennis sky – Charles Poole. Williams decides to return to the court and prove to this upstart, and at the same time to the whole world, who is the first racket. An outstanding battle between the two leading tennis players will last for 7 days!

Original title:
7 Days in Hell

Cast:
Andy Samberg, Kit Harington, Fred Armisen

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 7.1

Age limit:
18+

The Price of Victory (2014)

The author’s drama continues our list of the most notable tennis films of recent years. The mother of 11-year-old Hugo left his father Jerome and left the family. The man does not despair and opens his own company, trying to prove his worth. The only link connecting the parents is the son’s sports passion.

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Little Hugo is seriously into tennis. Watching his father’s attempt to get out of the crisis, the boy also sets himself the difficult task of qualifying for the Roland Garros training center. Father and son have to overcome many difficulties in parallel courses.

Original title:
Terre battue

Cast:
Olivier Gourmet, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Charles Merienne

Country:
France, Belgium

Rating:
IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
16+

16 love (2012)

Achieving success in sports is possible only through incredible efforts. Ellie Mash did just that all her adult life, devoting herself to tennis. The young athlete spent all her time on the court, denying herself the usual teenage entertainment. This allowed Ellie to achieve impressive results and count on a successful sports career.

Suddenly, the girl gets injured, because of which she is forced to interrupt training. Ellie has a lot of free time, and for the first time she spends it as an ordinary teenager. The heroine begins to doubt whether she will have enough willpower in the future to give up the temptations of ordinary life, not burdened by a sports regimen.

Original title:
16-Love

Cast:
Lindsay Shaw, Chandler Massey, Keith Coulouris

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 5.8

Age limit:
16+

Tennis with Moldovans (2012)

The list of the best films about tennis continues with a comedy about a strange bet. Writer Tony and his friend Arthur watch a football match between Great Britain and Moldova in a pub over a glass of beer. The British predictably defeat the opponent with a devastating score, after which the friends make an unusual bet.

Tony must go to Moldova and beat each player of the national football team of this country in turn in tennis. In case of losing at least one of them, Tony will have to perform the national anthem of Moldova, running around London naked.

Original title:
Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

Cast:
Tony Hawks, Anatol Durbala, Igor Babiac

Country:
United Kingdom, Moldova

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
16+

Harry, tennis coach (2008)

Harry Houseman was once a good athlete, and now he is a homeless and unemployed loser. One day, a man gets a chance to get a job as a coach of a school tennis team. The previous mentor instilled in his wards a persistent aversion to sports, for which he was fired.

Encouraged, Harry takes up the task of teaching young tennis players with zeal. The methods of the new coach are strikingly different from those generally accepted. Houseman’s charisma and belief in success gives the school team the confidence to win the state tennis championship.

Original title:
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach

Cast:
Seann William Scott, Randy Quaid, Brando Eaton

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.2, IMDb – 5.5

Age limit:
16+

Ping Pong Player (2007)

This movie is about table tennis. Christopher is a basketball star. But the hero, due to circumstances, has to learn the basics of a new game for himself. The guy’s mother (ping-pong coach) and brother (a professional player) get into an accident.

For this reason, poor Chris has to replace his mother and with grief in half lead the training in the local section. But trouble does not come alone – the newly minted tennis player will have to play instead of his brother at a professional ping-pong tournament.

Original title:
Ping Pong Playa

Cast:
Jimmy Tsai, Andrew Waugh, Khary Payton

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
12+

Balls of Rage (2007)

Randy Dayton was considered one of the best table tennis players. Once at the Olympics, he suffered an unfortunate defeat and was forced to leave the sport. At the same time, a certain Fang kills his father.

A few years later, fate gives the loser a gift – FBI agent Ernie Rodriguez turns to him for help. He asks the guy to take part in a closed table tennis tournament. It suddenly turns out that the organizer of this illegal championship is Fang, the murderer of Randy’s father.

Original title:
Balls of Fury

Cast:
Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 5.3

Age limit:
16+

Wimbledon (2004)

The selection ends with a wonderful romantic film about how love inspired the hero to achieve unprecedented heights in tennis. Peter Colt once played well professionally and even entered the top twenty of the best rackets in the world. Over time, the tennis player stopped shining on the court, left the sport and got a job as a coach in a fitness club.

Unexpectedly, Colt is invited to participate in the Wimbledon tournament. At first, Peter does not expect to win, but the acquaintance and feelings that have arisen for tennis player Lizzie Bradbury make the athlete believe in himself.

Original title:
Wimbledon

Cast:
Paul Bettany, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Neill

Country:
UK, France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.3

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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