Tennis Movies

List of the best tennis movies selected by visitors to our site: Buffaloed, Amanda, Khook, Battle of the Sexes, Borg vs McEnroe, The Hero, How to Be a Latin Lover, Barrage, Our Kind of Traitor, Taekwondo
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Buffaloed (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Money, Chase, Cheating, Tennis
StyleLight, Fascinating, For men, Disturbing

Set in the underworld of debt-collecting, homegrown hustler Peg Dahl will do anything to escape Buffalo, NY.

Amanda (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7)
CharactersChildrens, Orphans, Rabbits, Terrorists
PlotDancing, Tennis
PlaceParis, France

David, who gets by doing odd jobs, meets Lena, who has just moved up to Paris, and falls in love. But soon after, his life is brutally interrupted by the sudden death of his sister. Beyond the shock, and the pain, David now finds himself alone with his young niece Amanda to care for.

Khook (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CharactersDirectors, Serial killers
PlotJealousy, Tennis
PlaceParty, Deserts, Lake

Hasan is full of rage. He's been blacklisted and hasn't been allowed to make a film in years. His star, a woman he adores, is impatient and wants to work with other directors. His wife seems to have fallen out of love with him, and his mother has become old and is slowly losing her mind. Worst of all, film directors across the city are being murdered one after the other, but the serial killer is inexplicably ignoring him. Hasan's feelings are hurt: isn't he the most accomplished filmmaker in town? So why is he being neglected? All these frustrations come to a head when, through a series of bizarre misunderstandings, he becomes the prime suspect in the serial murder case.

Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersStrong women, Dogs, Gay, Psychologists, Photographers, Drivers
PlotSports, Tennis, Dancing, Money, Radio, On real events

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountrySweden, Denmark, Finland
PlotCompetitions, Confrontation, Rivalry, Tennis, On real events
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleAction, Exciting, Fascinating

The story of the world's greatest tennis icons – Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.

The Hero (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersSingers, Heroes, Actors, Comedians, Lesbians, Cowboys, Photographers, Old man
PlotFear, Loneliness, Cancer, Weapon, Money, Computers, Fate, Tennis
PlaceUSA, Beach

Lee, a former Western film icon, is living a comfortable existence lending his golden voice to advertisements and smoking weed. After receiving a lifetime achievement award and unexpected news, Lee reexamines his past, while a chance meeting with a sardonic comic has him looking to the future.

How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersCats, Maids, Single mothers, Architects, Singers, Drivers
PlotDancing, Money, Motorcycles, Computers, Seduction, Tennis
PlaceUSA, Party, Trains

An aging Latin lover gets dumped by his sugar mama and must fend for himself in a harsh world.

Barrage (2017)
Markimdb: 6
CountryLuxembourg, Belgium, France
CharactersFamily, Mothers, Dogs
PlotLove, Parenting, Tennis
StyleMakes me think, Touching, Tense

After ten years abroad, Catherine returns to Luxembourg, to catch up with her daughter Alba, brought up by Catherine’s mother Elisabeth. Alba is cold and distant with this stranger showing up unexpectedly in her life, so is Elisabeth, keen to keep her protégée to herself. One day, Catherine cannot take it anymore. She kidnaps Alba and takes her on a trip to a lake up North. Begins an unsettling journey into the puzzling world of motherly love, only to find out that sometimes the true opponent is yourself.

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
CharactersFriends, Spy, Mafia, Twins, Teachers
PlotSnow, Holidays, Tennis
PlaceUSA, England
StyleAction, Disturbing

A young Oxford academic and his attorney girlfriend holiday on Antigua. They bump into a Russian millionaire who owns a peninsula and a diamond watch. He wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the lovers on a tortuous journey to the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain's intelligence establishment, to Paris and the Alps.

Taekwondo (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotRivalry, Jealousy, Tennis

Fernando is on holiday with his closest male friends in a beautiful country house in a suburb of Buenos Aries. On their own without their girlfriends in a “men only” environment, the hunky young studs bask in the hot sun, play in the pool, smoke pot, and drink, most often semi-clad or naked. In this freewheeling and testosterone-infused environment, they talk of their desires and strengthen their individual bonds.

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7 Days in Hell (2015)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, sport
PlotRivalry, Technology, Tennis, Chase
StyleLight, Tense, Smart, Interesting

A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.

The New Girlfriend (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.6)
PlaceFrance, School
StyleTouching, Gloomy

A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend.

An Eye for Beauty (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
PlotWeapon, Depression, Love triangle, Tennis

An architect and his wife see their relationship challenged.

Going Away (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.3)
PlotLove, Tennis
PlaceFrance, School, Beach
StyleAction, Touching, Gloomy

Two unlikely friends — a supply teacher and a lonely young boy suspended between two estranged parents — embark on a weekend motorcycle voyage full of surprises and unforeseen consequences in this surprisingly tough, unsentimental drama.

Any Questions for Ben? (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
PlotLove, Money, Success, Tennis

For 27-year-old Ben, life couldn't be better. A well paid job, friends, parties, girls and nothing to tie him down. But when he is invited back to his old school to join several other ex-students including Alex and Jim in talking about their personal achievements, something goes wrong.

Playing the Moldovans at Tennis (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Moldova

Tony Hawks needs to beat the odds and the entire Moldovan national football tennis. Adapted from the best-selling book of the same name, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis is the true story of an Englishman's lesson that real victory is found in the most unexpected places.

Alps (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
CountryGreece, France, Canada, USA
StyleAction, Fancy, Gloomy

A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach offer a service for hire wherein they stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased, to assist with the grieving process.

The Eclipse (2009)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
PlotSupernatural, Love triangle, Tennis, Ghosts
PlaceIreland, Small cities

Michael is a widower who is struggling to adjust to his new role as the sole caretaker of his two children. Still reeling from the death of his wife, he has been plagued by terrifying apparitions. When he volunteers at a local literary festival, he finds himself drawn to Lena, an empathetic author of supernatural fiction. While Lena tries to help Michael with the mystery of his nightmarish visions, she must contend with problems of her own, as she’s being jealously pursued by self-obsessed novelist Nicholas, her one-time lover. As the festival progresses, the three adults’ lives converge and collide.

Never Back Down (2008)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, sport
PlotLove, Sports, Martial Arts, Fights without rules, Fight, Martial Arts, Rivalry, Boxing, Competitions, Tennis
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing

Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy.

I Can't Think Straight (2008)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLesbians, Sisters, Gay
PlotDancing, Tennis
StyleTouching, Soulful

I Can't Think Straight is a 2007 romance movie about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to have an affair and subsequently fall in love with another woman, Leyla, a British Indian. The movie is distributed by Enlightenment Productions. It was released in different theatres between 2008 and 2009. The DVD was released on 4 May 2009. The movie is directed by Shamim Sarif and stars Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth. The two actresses star in another movie with lesbian characters, namely The World Unseen, released in 2008.

Madame Tutli-Putli (2007)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, cartoon, short
PlotChess, Tennis, Fear
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Disturbing

Madame Tutli-Putli boards the Night Train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure.

Confetti (2006)
Mark2 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGay, Dinosaurs
PlotRivalry, Dancing, Love, Tennis, Competitions, Wedding
StyleTouching, Smart, Romantic

A mockumentary that follows three couples as they battle it out to win the coveted title of 'Most Original Wedding of the Year'.

School for Scoundrels (2006)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.9)
CharactersTeachers, Friends, Spy
PlotConfrontation, Rivalry, Love triangle, Tennis
PlaceNew York, USA, School
StyleLight, By books

A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.

Match Point (2005)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersBusinessmen, Teachers, Actors
PlotLove triangle, Seduction, Tennis

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.

The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersWriters, Teens, Parents
PlotDivorce, Depression, Tennis
PlaceNew York

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.

Wimbledon (2004)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
PlaceEngland, Australia
StyleTouching, Exciting, Light, To cry, Cute, Inspirational, Smart

A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.

In Good Company (2004)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotRivalry, Divorce, Tennis
PlaceNew York
StyleTouching, To cry, Smart

Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new supervisor becomes romantically involved with his daughter an 18 year-old college student Alex.

The Human Stain (2003)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, France
PlotBoxing, Seduction, Justice, Tennis, Loneliness
StyleSoulful, Touching, Makes me think, Smart, Gloomy

Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark secret Silk has hidden his whole life. All the while, Silk engages in an affair with Faunia Farley, a younger woman whose tormented past threatens to unravel the layers of deception Silk has constructed.

Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersLawyers, Billionaires
PlotRivalry, Love, Love triangle, Tennis
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleLight, Cute, Romantic

Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to clothing. Exasperated, Lucy gives notice and picks Harvard graduate June Carter as her replacement. As Lucy's time at the firm nears an end, she grows jealous of June and has second thoughts about leaving George.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Terminally ill
PlotDepression, Divorce, Tennis
PlaceNew York

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

Tanguy (2001)
Markimdb: 6.4
CountryFrance, Italy, Germany
PlotRivalry, Intrigue, Tennis
PlaceChina, France

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The Virgin Suicides (2000)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersFamily, Sisters, Teens, Difficult teens
PlotRelationship, Loneliness, First love, Depression, Tennis
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Fascinating, Makes me think, To cry

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

Donnie Brasco (1997)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CharactersMafia, FBI, Gangsters, Friends
PlotUndercover, Investigation, Skirmishes, Tennis, On real events
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryNew Zealand, Germany
CharactersLesbians, Friends, Students
PlotObsession, Divorce, Love, Mystery, Tennis, On real events

Wealthy and precocious teenager Juliet transfers from England to New Zealand with her family, and soon befriends the quiet, brooding Pauline through their shared love of fantasy and literature. When their parents begin to suspect that their increasingly intense and obsessive bond is becoming unhealthy, the girls hatch a dark plan for those who threaten to keep them apart.

Empire of the Sun (1987)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama, military, history
CharactersHeroes, Pilots
PlotSurvival, War, Chess, Tennis, On real events
PlaceChina, Prison
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Touching

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantasy, comedy
CharactersWitch, Wizards, Dogs
PlotSupernatural, Tennis, Superpowers
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Light, Fascinating, Fancy, Unexpected ending

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

A Room with a View (1985)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPianists, Tourists
PlotLove triangle, Tennis
PlaceItaly, England
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Fascinating, Cute, Smart

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?

Annie Hall (1977)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersJews, Comedians, Singers, Writers
PlotDivorce, Love, Tennis, Loneliness
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Philosophical

In the city of New York, comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

Strangers on a Train (1951)
Genrethriller, crime, film noir
PlotInvestigation, Divorce, Obsession, Blackmail, Tennis
PlaceIslands, Trains
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Noir

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement.

Gummo (1997)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlaceSmall cities
StyleDepressive, Heavy, Soulful, Fancy

Solomon and Tummler are two teenagers killing time in Xenia, Ohio, a small town that has never recovered from the tornado that ravaged the community in the 1970s.

Clueless (1995)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersTeens, Friends

Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.

Bachelor Party (1984)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
PlotDancing, Tennis, Chase, Cars, Wedding
PlaceParty, Hotels
StyleFor men

This outrageously funny look at one man's final moments of bachelorhood stars Tom Hanks as Rick, reluctant recipient of a bachelor bash given by a group of friends who view partying as their full-time religion. Rick's worried fiancée, Debbie (Tawny Kitaen), dresses up in disguise and crashes the party to spy on her future husband.