* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The extremely popular theory that Courtney and Whitney are, in fact, speaking the truth when they describe Missy as an Uber-Dyke, and that therefore the ending is a classic case of DidNotGetTheGirl, with a side order of IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy.
* {{Anvilicious}}: Especially the first movie.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: One of the few things all five movies have in common.
* BileFascination: Everything after the first movie.
* ClicheStorm
* EarWorm: "I'm sexy! I'm cute! I'm popular to boot!"
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Missy, from the first movie. It helped that she was played by ElizaDushku.
* EthnicScrappy: The East Compton Clovers, a squad full of [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Women]] who get all ghetto on the protagonists and spout racist taunts at them. The captain Isis however manages to avoid this.
* FirstInstallmentWins: The term "the original and best" is widely considered to apply with ''Bring It On'', although ''Bring It On: All Or Nothing'' is felt to be the best of the sequels ([[HaydenPanettiere in part because]] [[Creator/{{Rihanna}} of who appears]]).
* {{Narm}}: Some of the more serious monologues.
* HilariousInHindsight: ''In It To Win It'' features Jennifer Tisdale, a few years later her sister [[AshleyTisdale Ashley]] [[{{Hellcats}} would put on her own cheerleading uniform]]
** In the first film, Cliff has a poster of Music/TheRamones, complete with "[[Series/YoGabbaGabba GABBA GABBA HEY]]" on it.
* HollywoodPudgy: One of the cheerleaders from the first movie (and the third one as well) is repeatedly criticised for having a rather large backside. She's not that much more heavy than any of the other girls on the squad.
* InNameOnly: A [[TheMusical musical]] titled ''Bring It On'' went on tour in 2011, and appeared on Broadway for a spell in 2012. Though it was advertised as ''Bring It On: The Musical'' and is about cheerleading, with some racial elements thrown in, it otherwise has nothing to do with ''any'' of the movies.
* LesYay: Torrance and Missy in the first movie.
* MemeticMutation: The first film brought the terms "jazz hands" and "spirit fingers" into the popular lexicon.
* NarmCharm: Some of the one liners.
* PainfulRhyme: The cheers.
* PeripheryDemographic: A popular choice for showing in schools towards the end of term, because [[JiggleShow for some reason]] boys are happy to watch it as well.
* {{Sequelitis}}: After the success of the first film, four Direct-To-Video movies were made, all not having any form of continuity with the original whatsoever.
* SnarkBait: People love to hate these movies.
* TestosteroneBrigade: Although aimed at girls, the films are popular with guys as well for reasons not unconnected with watching KirstenDunst, ElizaDushku, Haley from ''OneTreeHill'', HaydenPanettiere, [[PrettyLittleLiars Ashley Benson]], [[BeCool Christina Milian]] et al running around and jumping up and down in abbreviated attire.
* UnfortunateImplications: In ''Bring it On: All or Nothing'' the suburban squad literally loses because [[ScaryBlackMan they’re scared of the inner city squad and their aggressive, “gang violence”-esque dancing]] (ie. crunk).