10 Films About Female Athletes

For a long time women’s participation in sports as athletes have been almost nil. In the last century, owing to changes in modern mindset, there has been a dramatic rise in female participation in sports, at both amateur and professional level. Likewise the number of films made on female athletes has gone up.

Films About Female Athletes

These film feature fearless sportswomen who despite opposition from various corners are willing to make a career in something that they are interested in or are good at. The following 10 films about female athletes are celebration of human spirit and of determined women in the world of sport.

10 Films About Female Athletes

10. Fast Girls (2012)

Films About Female Athletes

Directed by Regan Hall, it’s a British drama. It follows the story of two women (played by Lenora Crichlow and Lily James) and their journey to joining the British relay team and becoming professional sprinters. To play their parts the actresses had to go through six-weeks of intense training before the shooting began. But during the first day of shooting, Crichlow developed stress fracture and body doubles had to be used. Though not a very popular film, it was hailed positively by critics upon its release.

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9. Motocrossed (2001)

Films About Female Athletes

Coming in number 9 position is the 2001 release called Motocrossed. An original Disney Channel Movie, Motocrossed is loosely based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It’s the story of Andrea Carson (Alana Austin) who loves motocrossed but isn’t allowed to participate in it because her father thinks motocross is not for girls. When Andrea’s brother become injured she gets a once in a life-time chance to participate in motocrossed by pretending to be a boy in her brother’s place. The Motocrossed is a television movie. It’s directed by Steve Boyum.

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8. Double Teamed (2002)

Films About Female Athletes

Double Teamed is another Disney Channel Original Movie that was released on VHS but is now out of print. None the less, it has made to the number 8 position of 10 films about female athletes. The film revolves around the lives of two baseball players who also happen to be twin sisters – Heather Burge (played by Poppi Monroe) and Heidi Burge (played by Annie McElwain). According to Imdb reviews it’s a little gem largely overlooked for being a televisions release with no big name attached. It’s been directed by Duwayne Dunham.

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