Basketball on The Screen

by Pacos_mjr2 | created - 18 Mar 2016 | updated - 03 Mar 2017 | Public

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1. Coach Carter (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown

Votes: 114,468 | Gross: $67.26M

2. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

76 Metascore

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

Votes: 40,327 | Gross: $28.61M

3. White Men Can't Jump (1992)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell

Votes: 70,242 | Gross: $76.25M

4. Semi-Pro (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

47 Metascore

Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true.

Director: Kent Alterman | Stars: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney

Votes: 75,149 | Gross: $33.47M

5. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

25 Metascore

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

Votes: 42,558 | Gross: $33.09M

6. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

70 Metascore

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

Votes: 16,958 | Gross: $27.44M

7. Glory Road (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

58 Metascore

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Director: James Gartner | Stars: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols, Jon Voight

Votes: 40,462 | Gross: $42.64M

8. Above the Rim (1994)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon, David Bailey

Votes: 12,818 | Gross: $16.04M

9. The Winning Season (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Sport

53 Metascore

A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team.

Director: Jim Strouse | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Emily Rios

Votes: 5,679

10. The Heart of the Game (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary, Sport

74 Metascore

A documentary Roosevelt Roughriders, a girls' high-school basketball team in Seattle, and one player's fight to regain her eligibility to play.

Director: Ward Serrill | Stars: Darnellia Russell, Bill Resler, Ludacris, Devon Crosby Helms

Votes: 899 | Gross: $0.44M

11. Believe in Me (2006)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport

In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.

Director: Robert Collector | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern, Bob Gunton

Votes: 895 | Gross: $0.21M

12. He Got Game (1998)

R | 136 min | Drama, Sport

63 Metascore

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 41,714 | Gross: $21.55M

13. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

Votes: 22,625 | Gross: $7.83M

14. Hurricane Season (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Sport

A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Shad Moss, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 2,552

15. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

46 Metascore

A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

Votes: 95,739 | Gross: $2.42M

16. Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

An exploration of the fierce rivalry between NBA superstars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson during their decade of dominance.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Steve Springer, Evelyn Johnson

Votes: 1,326

17. The Other Dream Team (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Sport

69 Metascore

The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.

Director: Marius A. Markevicius | Stars: Sarunas Marciulionis, Arvydas Sabonis, Rimas Kurtinaitis, Jonas Valanciunas

Votes: 3,349 | Gross: $0.13M

18. Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sport

54 Metascore

A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 11,273 | Gross: $22.36M

19. Michael Jordan to the Max (2000)

Not Rated | 46 min | Documentary, Sport

57 Metascore

A documentary that follows Michael Jordan's basketball career, stint in baseball, and his last championship season with the Chicago Bulls in 1998.

Directors: Don Kempf, James D. Stern | Stars: Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Doug Collins, Bob Greene

Votes: 1,939 | Gross: $18.64M

20. The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)

G | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Biography of pro basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich, who died suddenly in 1988 at age 40 from a heart attack.

Director: Frank C. Schroeder | Stars: Millie Perkins, Nick Benedict, Adam Guier, Murrell Garland

Votes: 1,177

21. One on One (1977)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Sport

Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Robby Benson, Annette O'Toole, G.D. Spradlin, Gail Strickland

Votes: 1,417

22. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

Votes: 79,642 | Gross: $66.40M

23. Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the ... See full summary »

Director: Eriq La Salle | Stars: Don Cheadle, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Ronny Cox

Votes: 2,698

24. Unguarded (2011 TV Movie)

51 min | Biography, Sport

Chris Herren was a "can't miss" basketball superstar until drug addiction eventually destroyed his career. With the support of his wife and family, Herren struggles to conquer his demons and reclaim his life.

Director: Jonathan Hock | Stars: Chris Herren, Rick Pitino, Bill Reynolds, Jerry Tarkanian

Votes: 519

25. Through the Fire (2005)

103 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

65 Metascore

"Through the Fire" chronicles the journey of Coney Island basketball star, Sebastian Telfair, from famed Lincoln High School straight to the NBA.

Directors: Alistair Christopher, Jonathan Hock | Stars: Sebastian Telfair, Rick Pitino, Asher Beard, Nyan Boateng

Votes: 640 | Gross: $0.03M

26. Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Sport

A 12-year-old is traumatised by the murder of his friend, a star basketball player.

Director: Joseph Manduke | Stars: Moses Gunn, Rosalind Cash, Bernie Casey, Madge Sinclair

Votes: 697

27. Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC (2012)

83 min | Documentary, History, Sport

71 Metascore

An independent documentary directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. The film explores the definition, history, culture, social impact and global influence of New York's outdoor summer ... See full summary »

Directors: Kevin Couliau, Bobbito Garcia | Stars: Kenny Anderson, Niki Avery, Julius Erving, Bobbito Garcia

Votes: 325

28. Murderball (2005)

R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

87 Metascore

Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro | Stars: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Mark Zupan, Joe Bishop

Votes: 9,588 | Gross: $1.52M

29. O (2001)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

53 Metascore

An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles, Martin Sheen, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 18,673 | Gross: $16.02M

30. Wo ist Fred? (2006)

107 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

In order to catch a basketball from the favorite team of his girlfriend's spoiled son, Fred poses as a numb, wheelchair-bound fan. But when he catches the ball, he also catches the ... See full summary »

Director: Anno Saul | Stars: Til Schweiger, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jürgen Vogel, Christoph Maria Herbst

Votes: 5,312

31. Passing Glory (1999 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama, Sport

A talented all-black high school basketball team challenges the top all-white team in civil-rights-era New Orleans.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Andre Braugher, Rip Torn, Sean Squire, Ruby Dee

Votes: 227

32. Home of the Giants (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

Gar is a high school journalist who covers the basketball team as it heads toward a state championship; when his best friend Matt, the team's star, is asked by a drug dealer to throw the big game, Gar inevitably gets caught in the middle.

Director: Rusty Gorman | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Ryan Merriman, Eugene Osment, Robert Garlati

Votes: 620

33. Soul in the Hole (1997)

98 min | Documentary, Sport

The life trials and tribulations of a group of young athletic men that struggle through everyday life supporting one another on the rough streets of a Brooklyn neighborhood, using basketball as their way out of a possible life of poverty.

Director: Danielle Gardner | Stars: Kenny Jones, Ronnet Jones, Ed Smith

Votes: 213 | Gross: $0.01M

34. Heaven Is a Playground (1991)

R | 106 min | Drama, Sport

A coach and a lawyer team up to provide incentives for an urban high school basketball team to stay out of trouble.

Director: Randall Fried | Stars: La Taunya Bounds, Terry Bradley, Cylk Cozart, Stavon Lovell Davis

Votes: 310

35. The Mighty Macs (2009)

G | 99 min | Drama, Sport

49 Metascore

In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.

Director: Tim Chambers | Stars: Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, Ellen Burstyn, David Boreanaz

Votes: 1,316 | Gross: $1.86M

36. More Than a Game (2008)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

59 Metascore

This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

Director: Kristopher Belman | Stars: LeBron James, Dru Joyce, Romeo Travis, Sian Cotton

Votes: 4,904 | Gross: $0.94M

37. Linsanity (2013)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

52 Metascore

The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin.

Director: Evan Jackson Leong | Stars: Jeremy Lin, Daniel Dae Kim, Ming Yao, Daryl Morey

Votes: 1,854 | Gross: $0.30M

38. Hoop Reality (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Hoop Reality is the sequel to the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams" and explores what happened during the last decade from where "Hoop Dreams" left off. It follows the original basketball hero... See full summary »

Director: Lee Davis | Stars: Arthur Agee, Patrick Beverley, Lamont Bryant

Votes: 95

39. Space Jam (1996)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington

Votes: 144,898 | Gross: $90.46M

40. Like Mike (2002)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

47 Metascore

A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside.

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Shad Moss, Jonathan Lipnicki, Morris Chestnut, Brenda Song

Votes: 17,851 | Gross: $51.43M

41. Sunset Park (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.

Director: Steve Gomer | Stars: Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr, Carol Kane, Terrence Howard

Votes: 1,433 | Gross: $10.00M



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