Movies like Love & Basketball

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Love & Basketball (2000)
 7.2
 18K
Love & Basketball (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. They've followed the game all their lives and have no small amount of talent on the court. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their relationship work, they follow separate career paths though high school and college basketball and, they hope, into stardom in big-league professional ball.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, intense, exciting, serious, realistic, contemplative, basketball movie, neo screwball comedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: basketball, friendship, high school, career change, against the odds, sport, true love, human spirit, lifestyle, romance, teenage love, athlete's life, follow your dream, fall in love, coming of age, rivalry, relationships, friends, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, urban, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1993, year 1981, year 1988 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, italy, barcelona, barcelona spain

Most similar movies to Love & Basketball

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and feel good films with plots about sport, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, mentor, catastrophe and athlete's life mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like Love & Basketball: Coach Carter (2005), Glory Road (2006), The Wood (1999), One Tree Hill (2003), Stealing Home (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 124K
Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: motivational, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, sport, coach, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, dedicated educator, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 42K
Glory Road (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 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.
Style: feel good, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, coach, racism, underdog, college, teamwork, sport team, racial slur, contests and competitions, championship, ambitious ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, seattle washington, mexico, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 8K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, homecoming, best friends, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, twentysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, wedding ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 70K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, family relations, couple relations, friendship, high school, basketball, teenage love, high school life, step siblings, rivalry, favoritism among siblings, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Stealing Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, suicide, bittersweet, aging, love, fall in love, parents and children, friends, prom, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 2K
One on One (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 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. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, young lovers, follow your dream, sport, ambition, youth, college life, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
For Love of the Game (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, sport, romance, looking for love, athlete's life, love and romance, major league, hopes, career, training, loneliness, coach ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit, new york yankees, new york, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, ambition, college, american football, small town, friendship, youth, locker room, coach, sport, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 65K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, road not taken, small town, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, forbidden love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Style: sincere, serious, inspirational, intense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rivalry, lifestyle, human spirit, boxing, underdog, male female relationship, rags to riches ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: usa, detroit, los angeles, michigan, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 42K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Everybody's All-American (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs Rogers, and who was a hero to his hometown. Yet after a failed professional career, Gavin realizes that fame ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, college, sport, ambition, midlife crisis, american football, family problems, romance, athlete's life, love triangle, marriage, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 12K
Youngblood (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship ...
Style: sexy, exciting, realistic, sincere, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, skating, hockey, rivalry, beating, locker room, coach, mockery, dressing room, sport, underdog, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, alaska, new jersey, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 32K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, sport, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete's life, dream come true ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 2K
Ice Castles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 9K
The Program (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: american football, college life, sport, sport team, underdog, human spirit, love triangle, lifestyle, hopes, love affair, teenage life, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, united states, new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, looking for love, couple relations, lovers reunited, opposites attract, romance, family problems, musician's life, love and romance, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Violets Are Blue... (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After fifteen years of traveling around the world Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she grew up
Style: sentimental, contemplative, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, fall in love, reunion, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, family relations, photojournalist, couples, friends, infidelity ...
Time: future, 80s, 70s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
Home of the Giants (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, sport, teenage life, athlete's life, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, teenager, basketball, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 12K
Blue Chips (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete ...
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, underdog, college, workplace situations, against the odds, athlete and trainer, self discovery, blind ambition, prodigy ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, indiana, texas, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 925
Believe in Me (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: high school sports, small town, sport, against the odds, hopes, youth, prodigy, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, underdog, working class ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 2.8
 359
Freestyle (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A romance set in the world of freestyle basketball.
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, teenage life, teenage love, athlete's life, follow your dream, rise to the top, forbidden love, parents and children, high school life, family relations, society, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 9K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 869
From the Rough (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, against the odds, athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, golf, hopes, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 3K
Ice Castles (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: figure skating, skating, rivalry, romance, sport, disability, underdog, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Australian Rules (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town. But to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aborigine. This becomes an issue when one ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, racism, family relations, small town, teenage life, romance, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, love affair, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 2K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, athlete and trainer, high school life, human spirit, urban ghetto life, college life, school, teenage life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, high school, romance, love and romance, youth, teenage life, fall in love, looking for love, society, family problems, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 16K
Boys and Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ryan and Jennifer are opposites who definitely do not attract. At least that's what they always believed. When they met as twelve-year-olds, they disliked one another. When they met again as teenagers, they loathed each other. But when they ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, student film, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, young lovers, friendship, love and romance, teenage love, opposites attract, college, youth, singleness, couples, wooing, lovers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%