Movies for Girls Who Love Sports

From soccer to skating, girls are just as likely to be involved in -- and love -- sports as boys are. These movies focus on some of our favorite sporty movie girls. Score! And for even more goal-worthy picks, try our Kids' Sports Games, Best Sports Books, and Sports Legends in the Movies lists.

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An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars

age 6+

Sweet, inspiring tale about a girl reaching for her dreams.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Her Best Move

age 7+

Teen girl soccer tale has more heart than plot.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Ice Princess

age 7+

Sweet, inspiring story tween girls will love.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)
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The Mighty Macs

age 7+

Tame girls' basketball tale is sentimental but inspiring.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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National Velvet

age 7+

Great family movie; even better for horse lovers.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1944)
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Alex & Me

age 8+

Kid-friendly soccer tale scores with positive messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Believe in Me

age 8+

Sweet, feel-good sports flick is girl-powered.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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In Search of Greatness

age 8+

Insightful sports docu connects passion, play to genius.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Ballerina

age 9+

Great ballet docu about five girls with no iffy content.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Chak De! India

age 9+

Indian underdog sports film will make American girls cheer.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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Lindsey Vonn: In the Moment

age 9+

Inspiring sports docu with great role model; one F word.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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A League of Their Own

age 10+

Terrific story of women's baseball has great messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1992)
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Ladies First

age 10+

Inspiring but cautionary docu about woman archer from India.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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Little Giants

age 10+

Underdog comedy with potty humor and positive messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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Ride Like a Girl

age 10+

Woman gallops through boundaries in inspiring sports drama.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Soul Surfer

age 10+

Earnest sports biopic tugs at heart despite clichés.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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The Gabby Douglas Story

age 12+

Strong positive messages in otherwise rote athlete biopic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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The Heart of the Game

age 12+

Excellent high school sports documentary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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She's the Man

age 12+

Cute but crass comedy based on Shakespeare play.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Athlete A

age 13+

Thorough docu about U.S. gymnastics abuse scandal.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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