Happy 40th Anniversary, Title IX! 7 Great Movie Moments for Female Athletes

Girl power! On Saturday, the U.S. celebrated the 40th anniversary of Title IX, an Education Amendment that barred sex discrimination in schools receiving federal funds. Since being implemented in 1972, Title IX has had most impact on women’s sports, allowing and encouraging athletic programs for what used to be called the “fairer” sex.

So let’s celebrate Title IX the right way! No, not by bringing out your running shoes and going for a jog. (C’mon, it’s Sunday!) Instead, let’s take a look back at some of favorite women’s sports moments on film. This is what we call strength, folks. 
A League of Their Own (1992)

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Bring It On (2000)

Blue Crush (2002)

Bad News Bears (1976)

National Velvet (1944)