There were only a handful of gymnastics movies on Netflix, so I also added related dance or cheer movies.
Dance Movies on Netflix
Dance Dreams Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
This documentary spotlights Debbie Allen’s career and follows her group of dance students as they prepare for Allen’s annual “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.” | Stream on Netflix
Work It (13+)
An awkward 18-year-old achieves near-perfection through sheer hard work. She vows to transform her gawkiness through dance and refine her skills until she competes at a competition. | Stream on Netflix
Tiny Pretty Things (16+)
After an attack brings down the star student at a ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal, and cutthroat competition. | Stream on Netflix
Feel the Beat (7+)
After failing to find success on Broadway, April returns to her hometown and is recruited to train a misfit group of young dancers. | Stream on Netflix
Step Sisters (16+)
Jamilah seems to have it all. She’s the president of her sorority, captain of the step dance crew, and student liaison to the college dean, and she has been accepted to Harvard Law School.
When the hard-partying white girls from Sigma Beta Beta embarrass the school, Jamilah is ordered to come to the rescue by teaching the rhythmically challenged how to dance, in hopes of winning the Steptacular, the most competitive of dance competitions. | Stream on Netflix
A young woman’s life is turned upside down when her rich father loses his fortune. Amid the chaos, she meets a street dancer who teaches her how to become her true self. | Stream on Netflix
Discover the brilliant dancers and choreographers who are shaping the art of movement around the world in this documentary series. | Stream on Netflix
Yeh Ballet (16+)
Discovered by an eccentric ballet master, two gifted but underprivileged Mumbai teens face bigotry and disapproval as they pursue their dancing dreams. | Stream on Netflix
Turkish Dance School (R-16+)
A young doctor comes across a beautiful young girl, Aysel, who has tried to commit suicide. By chance, they find themselves competing in the same competitions at the Sengül Dance School and are forced to chose between love and success. | Stream on Netflix
One by Two (R-13+)
The lives of a Mumbai man and woman who are both dealing with issues intersect through a TV dance show that she wants to win but he wants to sabotage. | Stream on Netflix
Battle: Freestyle (16+)
Amalie is elated when her and Mikael’s dance crew is selected to compete in Paris, but becomes distracted when she reunites with her estranged mother. | Stream on Netflix
Dancing Queens (16+)
A dancer who gets a job cleaning at a struggling drag club dreams of being in the show, and her talent catches an ambitious choreographer’s eye. | Stream on Netflix
Lara, a 15-year-old girl who was born in a boy’s body, is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. | Stream on Netflix
At the time this post was published, this list was accurate. Netflix titles are subject to change without notice. The movies listed are rated G, PG, or PG-13 (or unrated). I made indications of movies with R ratings. Please check the ratings and/or watch these movies before or with your kids. Use your own discretion.
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