The always excellent Emma Stone takes on the role of tennis great Billie Jean King, the principled women's number one seen here standing up to the outdated misogynistic nonsense of LTA dinosaur Jack Kramer (Bill Pullman) and becoming a shining light for gender equality. Also touched on is the married King's life-changing romance with hairdresser Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough), but front and centre is the famed 1973 exhibition match against Steve Carell's scheming Bobby Riggs - a former men's champ desperate for another stint in the limelight. Sarah Silverman has a blast as chain-smoking World Tennis founder Gladys Heldman, while Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) are behind the camera.
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue