Cheerleading is immediately connected to the American high-school typical life we see in the movies, which makes sense as that’s exactly where it comes from and where it will always stay. The drama and competition between the colourful-outfitted girls waving their pompoms never ceases to entertain and makes the accomplishment of a winning contest simply the better. However cheerleading isn’t just about this balance between fun and excitement and stress and concentration, as movies often involve darker themes into this light-hearted subject (we’ll soon see that this is not only found in the fictional world of film).
So, although cheerleading movies are often portrayed by typical, cliché storylines with stereotypical teenage characters, we still have a chance at finding the individuality these films bring to the list, by having a look at these top cheerleader movies ever made. You can watch some of these best cheerleading movies on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)
A great boost of entertainment for the younger generation perhaps, or simply for a very cliché evening with the family. “Gotta Kick It Up!” is a Disney Channel original movie and contains pretty much the typical story of teenagers battling to find themselves and give their best at the cheerleading competition. These Latina cheerleaders are coached by their new Biology teacher who makes them believe in themselves and change for the better. It’s fun and entertaining, maybe not for every audience, but for whoever’s looking for a Disney-like very easy and innocent watch that includes inoffensive cheerleading, this might be the one.
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11. Cheerleader Camp (1988)