Looking for your next cheerleader fix after watching all of Netflix’s CHEER? Look no further. See what other films and TV shows we think you’ll enjoy.
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The Netflix documentary series CHEER, which follows a group of remarkable and impressive Navarro College cheerleaders in Texas, has now apparently been watched by everyone. Even though many people get hurt while practicing, especially when attempting a perfect pyramid, the show doesn’t sugarcoat the brutality of the sport.
Since the series has only aired six episodes to date, fans will have plenty of other options to choose from when they’re ready for more. Continue reading to learn about the ten best shows and movies for Cheer fans to check out.
1. Bring It On (2000)
Of course, CHEERheads will want to relive their glory days by watchingBring It On again.
People can’t help but compare the two because they’re both about cheerleading, and it’s fun to watch a lighthearted comedy and contrast it with a sobering reality show.
The tale of two rival cheerleading squads will always be a classic, and the film from 2000 will always be a favorite among fans of films like Mean Girls, Clueless, and others in the same genre.
2. Cheer Squad (2016)
It’s not as serious asCHEER, but for fans of the sport who want to see more of the athletes, there’s a show calledCheer Squad. There are only 10 episodes in the first season, so you can finish it in one sitting.
The Great White Sharks are a Canadian hockey team that is the focus of the show. This team (based in Cambridge, Ontario) is competing and giving it their all, much like CHEER. Cheer Squad’s current season appears to be its last, but fans will enjoy what’s left of it.
3. Dare Me (2019 – )
Dare Me, a drama about cheerleading that aired on USA Today in December, began airing in January 2020.
Since the show is an adaptation of Megan Abbott’s novel, those who love cheerleading will enjoy it even though it is fictional and much darker than what they are used to seeing on television.
As a result of the high level of drama that comes with a reality show about cheerleaders, it’s easy to see how Dare Mewill captivate viewers.
4. Last Chance U (2016 – )
As of July 2016, Netflix began streaming a new realistic documentary series titledLast Chance U. This is the fourth season of a show about East Mississippi Community College football players.
Like CHEER, but with football as the focus, this show is filmed in the same “fly on the wall” style of filmmaking as CHEER. It’s great because it’s not glitzy and flashy like most things.
5. Friday Night Lights (2006-2011)
Friday Night Lights is a well-liked television drama about Texas high school football, featuring an impressive cast of talented actors and excellent storytelling. Fans of CHEER will enjoy this show because it features cheerleaders, including one of the show’s central characters, Lyla Garrity (Minka Kelly). It’s also worth watching a second time because it’s so good.
It’ll be easy to get sucked into the interpersonal strife and football fervor among the characters. Watchers will be cheering “Texas forever” and “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,” along with the rest of the Dillon residents after a few episodes.
6. Make It or Break It (2009-2012)
Make It or Break Itis an excellent choice for those looking for an easy TV drama to get into. From 2009 to 2012, it aired three seasons about teenagers who excel in gymnastics.
The show has a lot in common with CHEER because it focuses on young adults who work extremely hard to be the best at their chosen sport. A lot of conflict and family drama abound in this series, making it difficult to put down once you start watching.
7. All-American (2018- )
Are you a sports fan? Check out the CW drama All-American, currently airing. It’s already run for two seasons, and there will be a third in the near future.
As a talented football player who begins attending Beverly Hills High School, Spencer James (Daniel Ezra) is followed by the show. There’s some drama because Spencer’s house isn’t as opulent as those in Beverly Hills. Show is based on the life of Spencer Paysinger, a man who went through similar circumstances.
8. Death Of A Cheerleader (1994)
This Lifetime movie, also known as A Friend To Die For, was released in 1994. (In 2019, a remake was released.) A cheerleader named Stacey Lockwood is murdered in the original film, starring Tori Spelling. This film is much darker than the others on this list. The plot is based on events that really happened.
There’s an important theme in this film about how badly some people want to be well-liked cheerleaders, but it doesn’t often get as dark and disturbing as this true story.
9. The Secret Lives Of Cheerleaders (2019)
This 2019 Lifetime film, starring Denise Richards as Ava’s mother, also stars Savannah May, a sweet young lady who joins the cheerleading squad only to discover that there are a lot more rules than she anticipated. The film was released in 2019. When it comes to making sure this squad is the best one has ever seen, Katrina (Alexandria DeBerry) won’t stop until it’s perfect.
This film will appeal to those who want to see a good time and learn something about fame at the same time.
10. Glee (2009-2015)
With its musical numbers, Glee also has several cheerleader characters such as Quinn (Dianna Agron), Santana(Naya River) and Brittany(Dianna Agron) as well as cheerleaders (Heather Morris). There is a lot of evidence that they wear their uniforms all the time.As Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), the cheerleaders’ coach, wants Quinn to join the glee club in order to destroy it, the cheerleaders play an important role in the story. Quinn is in a relationship with Finn (Cory Monteith) at the start of the show, which causes friction in her relationship with Rachel (Lea Michele).