Most Popular Basketball Movie Movies and TV Shows
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1. High School Musical (2006 TV Movie)
TV-G | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A popular high school athlete and an academically gifted girl get roles in the school musical and develop a friendship that threatens East High's social order.
2. 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: 144,276 | Gross: $90.46M
4. 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: 95,490 | Gross: $2.42M
6. 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: 114,083 | Gross: $67.26M
7. 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: 70,079 | Gross: $76.25M
8. 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: 40,208 | Gross: $28.61M
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: 16,918 | Gross: $27.44M
12. 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: 75,042 | Gross: $33.47M
13. 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: 40,378 | Gross: $42.64M
15. 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: 17,811 | Gross: $51.43M
16. 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: 12,778 | Gross: $16.04M
20. 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 »
21. Wolves (I) (2016)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sport
An 18-year-old basketball star who is being recruited by Cornell University seems to have it all figured out: captain of his team, a good student, has a longtime girlfriend and some good ... See full summary »
23. 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: 8,107 | Gross: $21.01M
24. Thunderstruck (I) (2012)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero, basketball star Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team, while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life.
25. 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
27. 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. The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Sport
The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.
30. Coach (1978)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Sport
An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys' basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers that he has hired a woman. Blocked from ... See full summary »
31. Fast Break (1979)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Sport
David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good... See full summary »
32. 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
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. 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.
Votes: 892 | Gross: $0.21M
36. 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.
37. Church Ball (2006)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Sport
Dennis Buckstead has the hardest calling in his church. Not only has he been asked to coach a group of non-basketball players in his church but the bishop has demanded that he lead the team... See full summary »
Votes: 424 | Gross: $0.46M
38. A Season on the Brink (2002 TV Movie)
R | 87 min | Drama, Sport
"A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight ... See full summary »
40. The Frontier Boys (2012)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The story of four high school boys whose undefeated basketball season and friendship are threatened after a drive-by shooting leaves one of them in a coma and one of them with a secret. ... See full summary »
41. Annie O (1995 TV Movie)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
When a 15-year-old female basketball prodigy makes the boys' varsity team, she inspires a media circus, sibling rivalry and a trip to the state championships in this family sports drama. ... See full summary »
42. Class C: The Only Game in Town (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Sport
As their tiny hometowns fight to stay on the map, girls from across rural Montana compete for the state basketball title and a chance to bring home something worth celebrating. Montana ... See full summary »