Basketball player movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant basketball player movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good, serious, captivating and melancholic films and TV shows about / with basketball player, basketball, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, redemption, runaway, storytelling, adaptation and vengeance plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as basketball player: Trainwreck (2015), O (2001), Dumbbells (2014), John Tucker Must Die (2006), Celtic Pride (1996), Candy Stripers (2006), Mister Sister (2002), Three Seconds (2017), Office Christmas Party (2016), Night of the Creeps (1986).

List of basketball player movies

 6.2
 128K
Trainwreck (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
Style: romantic, humorous, light, funny, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: relationships, one night stand, father daughter relationship, male objectification, basketball player, one-night stand, magazine editor, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, female protagonist, women, doctors ...
Place: new york, new jersey, california
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1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: college, rehabilitation, hopes, sport, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, paralysis, disability, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.1
 19K
O (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hot young stars, a hip, driving soundtrack, plus a provocative tale of jealousy and betrayal combine to create this controversial modern-day version of Shakespeare's classic, "Othello." O is Odin James (Mekhi Phifer), the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, intense, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, friends, betrayal, interracial relations, basketball, teenage life, downfall, youth, love and romance, couple relations, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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 3.5
 695
Dumbbells (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dumbbells is a light-hearted buddy comedy set amongst a group of misfit employees that work in a struggling fitness center in Los Angeles.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, buddies, basketball player, gym, ambition, recovery, society, friends, misfit, boss and employee, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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John Tucker Must Die (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After discovering they are all dating the same same guy, three popular students from different cliques band together for revenge, so they enlist the help of a new gal in town and conspire to break the jerk's heart, while destroying his ...
Style: humorous, romantic, entertaining, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, teenage love, high school life, basketball, popularity, high school, revenge, romance, wooing, lifestyle, cheerleading, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
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 5.3
 9K
Celtic Pride (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The National Basketball Association play-offs are taking place, and the Boston Celtics are facing the Utah Jazz in a crucial series. This is also the last year that any games will be played in the Boston Garden, which is going to be torn down after ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, basketball, sport, missing person, partners, unlikely criminals, ambition, buddies, confined, contests and competitions, friends, basketball player ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, new york
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Candy Stripers (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thanks to an auto accident, a parasitic alien manages to get into a hospital. It quickly moves from the crash victim into a candy striper. Among the patients at the hospital are some rather short high school basketball players. It is through them ...
Style: suspenseful, macabre, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, basketball team, alien encounter, doctors and patients, teenage life, youth, deadly, quarantine, blind girl, gory, diabetic, basketball player ...
Time: contemporary
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Mister Sister (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, cross dressing, fish out of water, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, hidden identity, farce, gender bending, athlete and trainer, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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Three Seconds (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story is set at the 1972 Munich Olympics where the U.S. team lost the basketball championship for the first time in 36 years. The final moments of the final game have become one of the most controversial events in Olympic history. With play ...
Style: inspirational, atmospheric, captivating, motivational
Plot: basketball, sport team, sport, rise to the top, human spirit, rivalry, reputation, stubbornness, happy ending, against the odds, basketball player, dedication ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Denmark, Germany, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his ...
Style: entertaining, psychotronic, humorous, nostalgic, ridiculous ...
Plot: ninja, turtle, sibling relationship, anthropomorphic animal, mad scientist, rat, transformation, superhero, mentor, friendship, martial arts, anthropomorphism ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, brazil, new york
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Office Christmas Party (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand.
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, light, neo screwball comedy ...
Plot: christmas party, stupidity, wild party, ceo, plan, brother sister relationship, workplace, debauchery, mayhem, office, fired, layoff ...
Place: chicago illinois, new york
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Night of the Creeps (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that ...
Style: suspenseful, not serious, macabre, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: parasite, alien, axe, zombie, survival, monster, violence, undead, teenager, police, college, corpse ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1986 ...
Place: california
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 6.3
 2K
Some Freaks (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A charming romance develops between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl, though when she loses weight after going to college, their relationship is tested in devastating ways they never dreamed would happen.
Style: humorous, psychological, romantic, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: fat girl, gay teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, college student, young love, outcast, peer pressure, teenage boy, teenage girl, overweight, sorority, teenage protagonist ...
Place: rhode island
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 6.3
 27
The D Word (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: A NYC parody of that 'other' Sapphic series. Dot, artistic director of a downtown theatre, and her partner of 7 years, Dina, a crunchy-granola dyke, are looking for a sperm donor to expand their family. They throw a party to find him ...
Plot: basketball player, sperm donor, lesbian relationship, african american, artificial insemination, lesbian, closeted homosexual, bisexual, lesbian interest, lesbian couple, transsexual, gay interest
Place: new york
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 3.8
 708
The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dwarfs playing basketball... with Dennis Rodman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: hopes, ambition, lifestyle, sport, follow your dream, rivalry, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, athlete's life, sport team, friends, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, venice beach california
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Eternal Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen’s sensitive tale of friendship and yearning.
Style: sentimental, sexy, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, school, unrequited love, high school, coming of age, loneliness, high school friend, looking for love, love and romance, romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, taipei
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South of Nowhere (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: South of Nowhere is an American teen drama television series created by Thomas W. Lynch. Aimed primarily at teenagers, it first aired on November 4, 2005 and was one of six original series on The N. The second half of the third and final season ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, humorous, captivating
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, teenage life, reconciliation, starting over, lifestyle, youth, society, coming out, fall in love, struggle, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.0
 65K
The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, casino, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, dishonesty, race against time, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, nevada, usa ...
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 5.1
 4K
Zapped (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zoey is a talented dancer whose organized life is rudely disrupted when she moves in with her new step-dad and three step-brothers, until she discovers a dog-training app that can get boys to obey her every command. But she soon learns that it ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, family outing
Plot: high school, teenage life, high school life, youth, wish come true, social relations, imaginary, family, step siblings, teen romance, disorder, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Where Is Fred!? (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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 attention of young, attractive filmmaker Denise, who wants to ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: plan gone awry, true love, nothing goes right, hidden identity, fish out of water, rivalry, misfit, romance, dishonesty, disability, farce, basketball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, family problems, loss of sibling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, paris france, phoenix arizona, italy, new york ...
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 6.4
 159K
Space Jam (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 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.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, satirical, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: basketball, adventure, goofy hero, alien, imaginary, outer space, disorder, good versus evil, save the day, contests and competitions, underdog, disney ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1993, 1990s ...
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york, chicago illinois, north carolina
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Hurricane Season (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins(Forest Whitaker), gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, starting over, sport team, high school, human spirit, athlete and trainer, society, ambition, youth, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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 5.1
 112K
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, exciting, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: parody, female boxer, track down, anti heroes, ghost, danger, heroes, save the world, love and romance, crimes, profanity, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, wyoming
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Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Samantha LeBon hatches a scheme to spend a romantic Christmas with her new employee -- the unsuspecting, blithesome James -- his wife, their kids and their two dogs, Rocks and Daphne, must rescue him before he makes a terrible mistake.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: puppy, dog, family relations, pets, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, heroes, love and romance, escapades, save the day, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, san francisco
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 7.1
 1K
Inside Moves (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Rory begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds himself playing basketball for the Golden State Warriors, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: handicapped, friendship, suicide attempt, basketball, bartender, hospital, waitress, bar, wheelchair, disability, redemption, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, canada
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 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
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 6.9
 44K
He Got Game (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, touching, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, redemption, prison, sport, forgiveness, domestic violence, college, warden, rejection, dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.2
 83K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, student, friendship, loneliness, liberal, basketball, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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 4.2
 368
Getting Lucky (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: School nerd Bill just wants to save the world and to score a date with cheerleader babe Chrissie Schackler. Both become real possibilities when he finds an alcoholic Leprechaun in a beer bottle he was about to recycle. Wacky hijinks ensue as the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: school, high school, disorder, couples, friends, hopes, youth, love and romance, rivalry, misfit, power relations, coming of age ...
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