* 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. However, considering none of the movies themselves having anything to do with each other, apart from the general premise of "cheerleading + hints of racial elements," it still fits right in.
* 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).