Movies About Tennis Worth Watching After “Challengers”

Emma Stone in
Emma Stone in "Battle of the S--es"

Challengers created more buzz than any other movie to hit the theaters this spring and inspired people to learn more about tennis. If this box office hit piqued your interest in “the white sport”, here are five more movies you should check out next.


Zendaya isn’t the first leading lady from the Spider-Man series to lead a tennis-themed film. Kirsten Dunst popularized this trend with Wimbledon, which sees her portraying a young tennis player trying to prove her worth at the iconic Grand Slam tournament.

Battle of the Se-es

Emma Stone also starred in “Spider-Man to tennis pipeline” movie of her own as the tennis icon Billie Jean King, who played one of the most controversial exhibition matches ever against the problematic provocateur Bobby Riggs.

Borg Vs. McEnroe

Many sports movies explore heated rivalries, and this formula worked wonders for Challengers. If this happened to be your favorite storyline, make sure to check out this biopic about the iconic rivalry between tennis legends Björn Borg and John McEnroe.

King Richard

The world of tennis is so dramatic that most of the films on our list were inspired by true stories. That happens to be the case with King Richard, which chronicles the life of Venus and Serena Williams’ father and coach Richard, who helped them reach for the stars.