Basketball moviesby vincent_vanberchum | created - 17 Aug 2015 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
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1. 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.
Votes: 12,773 | Gross: $16.04M
4. Coach Carter (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.
Votes: 114,005 | Gross: $67.26M
5. Crossover (2006)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Sport
A naturally talented basketball player, Noah Cruise is determined to become a doctor using his basketball scholarship to UCLA pre-med, rather than succumb to the lure of former sports agent... See full summary »
Votes: 8,882 | Gross: $7.01M
7. Glory Road (2006)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 40,364 | Gross: $42.64M
9. 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.
10. Hoop Dreams (1994)
PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Votes: 22,538 | Gross: $7.83M
11. Hoosiers (1986)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 40,195 | Gross: $28.61M
12. Michael Jordan: His Airness (1999 Video)
Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
From his days as a child in North Carolina to his retirement from the Chicago Bulls in 1999, His Airness takes you on a journey through Michael Jordan's career.
14. Playground (1990 Video)
Not Rated | 42 min | Documentary, Short
This made-for-video production mixes highlights of Michael Jordan from the '80s with a fantasy storyline of a high school teen named Walt, who has been cut from his basketball team. ... See full summary »
15. Michael Jordan to the Max (2000)
Not Rated | 46 min | Documentary, Sport
A documentary that follows Michael Jordan's basketball career, stint in baseball, and his last championship season with the Chicago Bulls in 1998.
Votes: 1,936 | Gross: $18.64M
16. Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me (1989 Video)
Not Rated | 42 min | Documentary, Short, Sport
Get an inside look at Michael at home, on the golf course and in the air. Features rare footage from his days at the University of North Carolina. Relive spectacular highlights from his NBA... See full summary »
17. Michael Jordan: Air Time (1993 Video)
Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary, Sport
"Michael Jordan: Air Time" documents Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' 1991-92 season, including Jordan dealing with his friend and rival Magic Johnson's retirement announcement, gambling ... See full summary »
19. Like Mike (2002)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside.
Votes: 17,805 | Gross: $51.43M
20. Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006 Video)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
Another young boy with 'hoop dreams' finds an old pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers and can suddenly play ball like the greatest player in the world.
22. Love & Basketball (2000)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.
Votes: 16,911 | Gross: $27.44M
23. More Than a Game (2008)
PG | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
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.
Votes: 4,895 | Gross: $0.94M
30 for 30 (2009– )
No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
80 min | Documentary, Biography, History
There has always been questions raised about Allen Iverson's conviction for a fight he was involved in as a young man. The film maker goes back to his home town to try and understand the ... See full summary »
Director: Steve James
25. 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 »
26. 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 »
28. Semi-Pro (2008)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport
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.
Votes: 75,024 | Gross: $33.47M
29. Space Jam (1996)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 144,166 | Gross: $90.46M
31. The Air Up There (1994)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,106 | Gross: $21.01M
32. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Votes: 95,442 | Gross: $2.42M
33. The Dream Team (2012)
68 min | Documentary, Sport
A documentary going in depth about the creation and success of the greatest basketball team ever created. The Dream Team. Takes place in the 92 Olympics, where team USA and it's eleven Hall... See full summary »
34. 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.
36. The Other Dream Team (2012)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Sport
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.
Votes: 3,343 | Gross: $0.13M
37. The Sixth Man (1997)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star of the team. Suddenly Antoine dies of a heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of the ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,139 | Gross: $14.71M
38. Through the Fire (2005)
103 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
"Through the Fire" chronicles the journey of Coney Island basketball star, Sebastian Telfair, from famed Lincoln High School straight to the NBA.
Votes: 640 | Gross: $0.03M
39. White Men Can't Jump (1992)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.
Votes: 70,038 | Gross: $76.25M
40. Warrior Pride (2018)
136 min | Drama, Sport
Life imitates game time when it comes to the basketball court and as the head coach of the Michigan Warriors AAU basketball team, Dylan Baxter, finds himself at a perpetual cross-roads as ... See full summary »