Inspirational Women's History Sports Biopicsby urbanemovies | created - 18 Mar 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
Each March in the USA, we recognize female achievements during Women's History Month. Biographical movies are a great way to educate the public about landmark events in the struggle for gender equality. At the same time, these movies honor and celebrate each woman's achievement with the star power they deserve.
Which groundbreaking competitive sportswoman, female athlete or coach* inspires you the most, or alternatively their biopic? * Competitive Sportswomen, Athletes, Coaches, Etc.
Women's History Month Companion Polls Leader Biopics : Trailblazer Biopics : Humanitarian Biopics : Sports Biopics : Writer Biopics : Singer/Musician Biopics
Cast your vote here or Discuss the topic here.
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1. Soul Surfer (2011)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.
Votes: 43,392 | Gross: $43.85M
Bethany Hamilton: Surfer
2. Queen of Katwe (2016)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.
Votes: 14,184 | Gross: $8.81M
Phiona Mutesi: Chess Grandmaster Candidate
3. Battle of the Sexes (2017)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 46,891 | Gross: $12.64M
4. Secretariat (2010)
PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.
Votes: 25,444 | Gross: $59.71M
Penny Chenery Tweedy: Horse Racing
5. Molly's Game (2017)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.
Votes: 121,650 | Gross: $28.78M
Molly Bloom: World-Class Skier and High Stakes Poker Game Owner
6. I, Tonya (2017)
R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Votes: 163,926 | Gross: $30.01M
Toyna Harding: Figure Skater
7. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Votes: 87,970 | Gross: $107.53M
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: Baseball Players *fictionalized Hollywood story inspired by real AAPBL players.
8. Dangal (2016)
Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.
Votes: 138,456 | Gross: $12.39M
Phogat sisters: Wrestlers *semi-fictional Bollywood story inspired by real life Phogat sisters and events
9. Mary Kom (2014)
Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.
Votes: 9,466 | Gross: $0.59M
Mary Kom: Boxer
10. Against the Ropes (2004)
PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Votes: 6,598 | Gross: $5.88M
Jackie Kallen: Boxing Promoter *fictionalized Hollywood story inspired by female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen
11. Gracie (2007)
PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.
Votes: 3,932 | Gross: $2.96M
Gracie Bowen: Football aka Soccer Player
12. The Longshots (2008)
PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Votes: 3,717 | Gross: $11.51M
Jasmine Plummer: American Football Player
13. Beautiful Boxer (2004)
Unrated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.
Votes: 3,052 | Gross: $0.00M
Parinya Charoenphol: Muay Thai Boxer
14. Double Teamed (2002 TV Movie)
TV-G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Two sisters become world-famous basketball players.
Heidi and Heather Burge: Basketball Players
15. Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Biopic of Australian swimming champ and entertainer Annette Kellerman. After overcoming polio, Kellerman achieves fame and creates a scandal when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent.
Annette Kellerman: Swimmer
16. Full Out (2015)
TV-PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A young gymnast's Olympic aspirations are crushed after a debilitating accident.
Ariana Berlin: Gymnast
17. Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,210 | Gross: $0.27M
Shirley Muldowney: Drag Racer
18. The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
PG | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Young ski champion Jill Kinmont is left paralyzed after a tragic skiing accident. Her best friend suffers the same fate after contracting polio. Jill must slowly put her life back together again with the help of those close to her.
Votes: 904 | Gross: $34.67M
Jill Kinmont: Slalom Skier
19. Fighting with My Family (2019)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.
Votes: 55,947 | Gross: $22.96M
Saraya-Jade “Paige” Bevis: Wresler
20. Sonja: The White Swan (2018)
113 min | Biography, Drama, History
Sonja - The White Swan is the story about Sonja Henie, one of the world's greatest athletes and the inventor of modern figure skating, who decides to go to Hollywood in 1936 to become a ... See full summary »
Sonja Henie: Ice Figure Skater
21. Ride Like a Girl (2019)
PG | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Michelle Payne: Horse Jockey
22. Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
TV-PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama
A courageous teenager is determined to resume competitive rodeo months after her paralyzing spinal cord injury.
Amberley Snyder: Rodeo Barrel Racer
Added 15 August 2019