In the 2000s, American teen comedies and rom-coms were at their prime before they were overshadowed by superhero movies. These films were typically about the popular kids in high school who would be in awe of this new girl, who turned out to be a nerd fresh from a makeover (Hello, She's All That). And while Bring It On doesn't really follow this storyline, it does take place in high school.
In fact, Bring It On may already be considered a classic teen film. It deviated from shallow makeover movies and gave birth to a franchise that would inspire countless others. The film may have inspired other creators to focus on high school stereotypes like Glee and Pitch Perfect.
Additionally, the movies highlighted the problem that continues to prevail in today's time-- the issue of inequality amongst races. And although the franchise initially started as a simple cheerleading story, it has progressed to highlight the importance of kindness and decency over winning a trophy.
With its success, it's easy to lose count of the number of movies that have spawned since the first Bring It On movie was released in 2000. So, we ask, how many Bring It On movies are there?
How Many Bring It On Movies Are There?
As of this writing, there are a total of eight Bring It On movies. The movies, according to the date they were released, are:
- Bring It On (2000)
- Bring It On Again (2004)
- Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
- Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
- Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
- Bring It On: Worldwide Cheersmack (2017)
- Bring It On: Cheer or Die (2022)
What Is the Correct Order of the Bring It On Movies?
Even though there are eight movies, there is no need to watch them in a particular order. Each film is a standalone movie, complete with its new set of characters and storyline. The only thing that ties them together is that they are connected to cheerleading.
Apart from the common theme, the movies follow the same pattern. The movie starts with a dream sequence, which is a homage to the original Bring It On movie. But this isn't something to worry about since it doesn't influence the order of the films. It's recommended that you start with the original Bring It On movie since it's the best.
Are the Bring It On Movies Connected?
Apart from being a movie about cheerleaders and sharing the Bring It On title, the movies do not have anything in common. This means you do not need to watch the movies in a particular order.
The Bring It On movies are not connected with each other. However, there are some subtle references that you might be able to spot in each of these films.
Will There Be More Bring It On Movies?
In a recent Insider interview with filmmaker Peyton Reed, the director showed interest in doing a direct sequel to the 2020 film. Reed directed the original Bring It On film with a script written by Jessica Bendinger. Reed said:
"Jessica and I still throw around the idea of doing one. We have talked about doing a 20-year-later thing that becomes a generational cheerleader movie. Particularly with the thematics involved, I think that could be something that would be really timely. And hopefully, something that would not shy away from the inherent issues of the movie.
I think there's a great version to be done, and it's something we've definitely been talking about recently."
Hopefully, Universal Pictures will be on board with this idea too.
The latest addition to the franchise, Bring It On: Cheer or Die, was released directly to DVDs in October 2022. Unlike the previous films, this one fuses in some elements of horror that make it the franchise's Halloween Holiday special.
The other seven Bring It On films were released directly on DVD. The original Bring It On film was the only one that got a theatrical release.
You can watch the trailer here: