Basketball movie movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant basketball movie movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out basketball movie, realistic, humorous, feel good, serious and touching films and TV shows about / with basketball, sport, athlete's life, ambition, sport team, underdog, contests and competitions, power relations, hopes and lifestyle plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as basketball movie: Uncle Drew (2018), Coach Carter (2005), Space Jam (1996), Thunderstruck (2012), Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006), Home of the Giants (2007), Believe in Me (2006), One on One (1977), The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979), A Season on the Brink (2002).

List of basketball movie movies

 5.7
 12K
Uncle Drew (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Uncle Drew recruits a squad of older basketball players to return to the court to compete in a tournament.
Style: basketball movie, light, entertaining, funny, humorous
Plot: basketball, comeback, tournament, financial problem, athlete's life, follow your dream, sport team, ambitious, contests and competitions, against the odds, sport, rise to the top ...
Place: harlem
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 7.3
 129K
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, teacher, coach, sport, athlete's life, high school, underdog, dedicated educator, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco, texas
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The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about the great basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich when he was in the eighth grade. He plays on the varsity basketball team at Daniel High School but has some very difficult obstacles standing in his way of playing. The only ...
Style: basketball movie, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: tragic hero, sport, hopes, ambition, life is a bitch, youth, rising to stardom, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, athlete's life, follow your dream, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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 6.5
 164K
Space Jam (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, 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, disney, goofy hero, alien, golf, imaginary, outer space, contests and competitions, save the day, good versus evil, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1993, 1990s ...
Place: birmingham alabama, north carolina, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york, chicago illinois
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Thunderstruck (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brian is a 16 year-old who can't play basketball, but he still wants to play like his hero, Kevin Durant. At an Oklahoma City Thunder game, Brian gets chosen to shoot a half court shot which he misses and hits the mascot in the process. Later ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sincere, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: basketball, switching roles, disorder, body swapping, athlete's life, supernatural, down on your luck, wish come true, youth, unsuccessful, life turned upside down, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
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Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, basketball movie
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, buddies, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, underdog, lifestyle, sport team, gambling, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary
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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, basketball, teenager, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
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 7.1
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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, basketball, small town, sport, against the odds, underdog, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, prodigy, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 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, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, basketball, coach, sport, young lovers, youth, ambition, follow your dream, college life, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
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The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, astrology, basketball, misfit, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, partners, sport team, supernatural ability, goofy hero, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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A Season on the Brink (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "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 granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, captivating, basketball movie
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, sport team, athlete and trainer, underdog, hopes, basketball, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
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The Frontier Boys (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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. Brent Fencett, Jed Bracken, and T.J. Lewis are star players on ...
Style: basketball movie
Plot: basketball, healing, loyalty, redemption, faith
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 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, against the odds, workplace situations, athlete and trainer, self discovery, prodigy, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
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The Sixth Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time later, Antoine returns as a ghost and helps Kenny in game and in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, inspirational, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, college, ghost, sport, sport team, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, team, university, injury, athlete ...
Place: usa, seattle, new jersey
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Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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 rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, basketball, vietnam war, going straight, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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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 ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, intense, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: basketball, friendship, high school, career change, against the odds, sport, human spirit, true love, lifestyle, romance, teenage love, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1981, year 1998 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, barcelona spain, italy ...
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 5.3
 19K
Like Mike (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Calvin and his friends, who all live in an orphanage, find old shoes with the faded letters MJ connected to a powerline. One stormy night, they go to get the shoes when Calvin and the shoes are struck by lightning. Calvin now has unbelievable ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, touching, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, teenager, basketball, orphanage, rising to stardom, sport, hopes, ambition, prodigy, superhuman powers, teenage life, wish come true ...
Place: los angeles, europe, england, california
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 7.5
 43K
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
 45K
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, rejection, warden, dysfunctional family, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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 7.2
 43K
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, career, ambitious ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, washington state, mexico ...
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Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, prejudice, friendship, prodigy, basketball, writer's life, african american, private school, lifestyle, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
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 6.2
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Fast Break (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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. Like Swish who unknown to the rest of the team is a girl. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: college, culture clash, basketball, contests and competitions, clergy, dedicated educator, sport, ambition, athlete's life, hardcase students, rivalry, fugitives ...
Time: 70s
Place: nevada, usa, new york
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Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, high school, contests and competitions, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, sport, underdog, lifestyle, rivalry, family relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Crossover (2006)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The clock strikes midnight, money changes hands, the crowd is on their feet, and the court is alive with fast-paced razzle-dazzle basketball. These players don't play for a school or a pro team. They play for the street and it's ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, basketball movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete's life, against the odds, human spirit, friendship, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, buddies, lifestyle, underdog, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.3
 10K
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: basketball, kidnapping, sport, missing person, partners, unlikely criminals, contests and competitions, confined, friends, ambition, buddies, basketball player ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, new york
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, teenage life, downfall, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, basketball, antisocial behavior, juvenile delinquency, friends, diary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: golden retriever, dog, kids and family, dog actor, friendship, clown, small town, human spirit, contests and competitions, young heroes, pets, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state, new jersey
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The Air Up There (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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 prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, basketball movie ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: sport team, sport, family, adventure, culture clash, scout, fish out of water, athlete and trainer, misfit, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
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 6.7
 14K
Above the Rim (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gang, sport, friends, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, coming of age, athlete's life, buddies, youth, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
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 4.7
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Coach (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers he hired a woman. Blocked from firing her due to discrimination laws, he tries to make sure the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: social relations, ego clash, youth, lifestyle, underdog, prodigy, contests and competitions, ambition, society, sport, athlete's life, sport team ...
Time: 70s
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