The great thing about shows these days is the ability to binge-watch. No need to wait a week to see the next episode or fret when you’ve missed one. With services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, you can watch what you want any time you want. There are hours of cheer footage and dramatization in these titles. Choose from seven shows captured over the last decade.
Best Cheer Shows for Kids
These shows are about team dynamics, cheer competitions, the impact a coach can have on a cheerleader, the reality of a cheerleader’s life and more.
It can be hard to find kid-appropriate cheerleading shows because most of the movies are rated PG-13 or stronger.
The most popular shows are this list are definitely the Cheer series on Netflix and Cheer Squad. You can learn more about them below.
Cheerleader U (2007) (Age 7+)
From tryouts to competitions, you follow a team of cheerleaders at the University of Kentucky through all of their ups and downs on the road to Nationals in 2007.
Cheer (2012) (Age 7+)
With coach Patty Ann Romero at the helm of her team of 20 cheerleaders, you see what it means to be part of the team and bring it to the mat.
Cheer Squad (2016) (Age 7+)
The Canadian cheer team The Great Whites brings you into their fold to share how they balance living as a team, working jobs, building friendships and being a family.
Cheerleader Generation (2019)
Following two squads lead by Lexington Kentucky’s Dunbar High School coach Donna Martin and her daughter, Ole’ Miss head coach, Ryan O’Connor bring it to the mats with a mother-daughter competition to win the championship. College-level cheerleading never looked so wild.
Cheer (2020) (TV-MA)
I would recommend that you prescreen this show and/or watch it WITH your child due to the content and themes. Common Sense Media recommends age 13+. Navarro College cheer team is so full of spirit and bright hopes as the work their way to the top and bring the hard work, skill and talent to the fore while juggling life and becoming a team.
The 2012 World Champion cheerleaders squad, The California All Stars are the focus of this documentary, showing the world their dedication to keeping their title.
Cheer Perfection (2012 – ) (Age 7+)
Cheer Time Revolution’s team of young cheerleaders in Sherwood, Arkansas, learn all about competitive cheer and the hardcore drive it takes to compete.
More Fun Cheer Movies You Might Like
If you’re looking for movies or are down for more adult-type movies, these are some super fun cheerleading movies you can watch right now.
- Cheerleading Movies for Kids
- 10 Spirit-Filled Cheer Movies
- 20 Best Cheer Movies for Everyone
- All the Cheerleading Movies on Netflix
More Fun Movies to Catch with the Kids
Really here to find a movie to watch with the kids? Well, I’ve got you there with these awesome picks for kid-friendly movies you’re don’t want to miss.