Best Basketball Movies Everby getfreemike | created - 14 Aug 2014 | updated - 14 Aug 2014 | Public
The best basketball films of all-time... no Hoosiers
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2. 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: 70,554 | Gross: $76.25M
3. 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: 12,866 | Gross: $16.04M
5. 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: 22,684 | Gross: $7.83M
6. 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: 4,916 | Gross: $0.94M
7. 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: 5,163 | Gross: $14.71M
8. 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: 145,693 | Gross: $90.46M
9. 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: 17,003 | Gross: $27.44M
10. 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: 75,303 | Gross: $33.47M
13. 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: 8,133 | Gross: $21.01M
14. 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 »
15. 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: 96,072 | Gross: $2.42M
18. 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: 115,083 | Gross: $67.26M
19. 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: 40,568 | Gross: $42.64M