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, entertaining, feel good and inspirational films and TV shows about / with basketball, sport, ambition, hopes, underdog, lifestyle, athlete's life, rivalry, sport team and redemption plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as basketball movie: Uncle Drew (2018), Thunderstruck (2012), Wolves (2016), Annie O (1995), Church Ball (2006), Believe in Me (2006), One on One (1977), Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006), The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979), A Season on the Brink (2002).

List of basketball movie movies

 5.7
 10K
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: light, funny, entertaining, humorous, basketball movie
Plot: basketball, comeback, tournament, financial problem, against the odds, sport, contests and competitions, ambitious, lifestyle, follow your dream, celebrity culture, sport team ...
Place: harlem
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: switching roles, disorder, basketball, athlete's life, body swapping, supernatural, life turned upside down, family, down on your luck, wish come true, teenage life, unsuccessful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 5.6
 890
Wolves (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Anthony Keller, star of his NYC high school basketball team, is riding his way to Cornell on a sports scholarship. But he can only maintain his popular jock facade for so long, as his troubled father Lee has a gambling addiction that threatens to ...
Style: basketball movie
Plot: teenager, student athlete, coach, gambling addiction, sport, interracial friendship, aspiring writer, pregnancy, intergenerational friendship, interracial romance, uncle nephew relationship, gambler ...
Place: manhattan, new york city
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 5.1
 123
Annie O (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a 15-year-old becomes the first female starter on her high school's male basketball team, her achievement is marred by the treatment she receives at the hands of her teammates, her brother and even her boyfriend.
Style: basketball movie
Plot: high school sports, high school, sport, basketball, high school basketball
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 4.0
 418
Church Ball (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 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 to the Basketball Championship. Word from the top is that ...
Style: basketball movie
Plot: coach, tournament, church, mormon, basketball, sport, team, near death experience, training, basketball team
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 7.1
 866
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: serious, touching, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: sport, small town, high school sports, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, small town life, underdog, rivalry, power relations, sport team ...
Time: 60s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 6.4
 1K
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: realistic, serious, touching, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: college, small town, sport, coach, basketball, underdog, rivalry, university, city life, teaching the ways of the world, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: 70s
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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: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch, sport team, power relations, college, rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, follow your dream, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
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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: pre-teens, teens
Plot: sport, against the odds, lifestyle, teaching the ways of the world, family, contests and competitions, follow your dream, love and romance, athlete's life, hopes, athlete and trainer, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary
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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: offbeat, feel good, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, disco, astrology, basketball, ambition, underdog, contests and competitions, goofy hero, athlete and trainer, hopes, supernatural ability, partners ...
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, basketball movie
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, hopes, sport, underdog, rivalry, university, college, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, redemption, healing, loyalty, faith
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 6.1
 11K
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, tense, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, underdog, college, blind ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, workplace situations, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
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White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, sport, gambling, african american, racism, couples, dishonesty, buddies, partners, debt, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
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 6.0
 41K
Teen Wolf (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a shy teenager's new-found powers help him score at basketball - and with the popular girls - he has some pretty hairy decisions to make.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, werewolf, school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friends, buddies, surfing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, california
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 5.9
 1K
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, touching, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, lifestyle, society, high school life, human nature, against the odds, youth, teenage life, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
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 6.4
 139K
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, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: basketball, goofy hero, imaginary, unlikely partners, outer space, disorder, good versus evil, adventure, save the day, contests and competitions, underdog, sport ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1993, year 1995 ...
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, north carolina
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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: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, basketball movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, basketball, university, ghost, underdog, power relations, sport team, family relations, ambition, family life, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey
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 5.8
 74K
Semi-Pro (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Flint Michigan Tropics of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976 before the ABA collapses, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to merge with the best teams of ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, inspirational, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: basketball, championship, sport, coach, merger, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
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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: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: basketball, drug abuse, sport, heroin, vietnam war, life is a bitch, teachers and students, athlete's life, contests and competitions, urban ghetto life, rising to stardom, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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 5.2
 12K
Rebound (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: college, sport, basketball, school, family, high school, underdog, redemption, prodigy, high school life, against the odds, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
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 6.1
 18K
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: clever, tense, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, betrayal, friendship, basketball, boarding school, strangulation, jealousy, pretense, crimes, drugs/alcohol, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, friends, battles, child as adult, disorder, teenage life, family life, youth, danger, family, imaginary, legends and myths ...
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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: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: basketball, sport, friendship, high school, coming of age, career change, romance, athlete's life, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1993
Place: california, usa, los angeles, italy, barcelona spain
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 5.2
 17K
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: feel good, not serious, humorous, touching, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sport, basketball, orphanage, rising to stardom, teenage life, prodigy, ambition, superhuman powers, hopes, wish come true, sport team, against the odds ...
Place: england, europe
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 7.6
 39K
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, captivating, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, redemption, underdog, high school, championship, athlete and trainer, squad, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
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High School Musical (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Troy (Zac Efron), the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, teenage love, basketball, high school, couple relations, teenage life, music, sport team, family relations, follow your dream, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: albuquerque new mexico, usa, new mexico, utah
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 6.9
 41K
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, rough, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, redemption, prison, forgiveness, domestic violence, college, warden, rejection, sport, dysfunctional family, athlete's life, 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
 40K
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: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, racism, underdog, college, racial slur, coach, teamwork, marriage, human spirit, ambitious, glory ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, mexico, maryland ...
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, basketball, african american, age difference, prejudice, plagiarism, private school, prodigy, writer's life, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
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