High school basketball movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant high school basketball movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, feel good, entertaining, serious, humorous and touching films and TV shows about / with high school basketball, basketball, high school, teenager, friendship, storytelling, youth, teenage boy, redemption and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as high school basketball: Hoosiers (1986), Holly's Heroes (2005), Big Shot (2021), Out of Bounds (2020), Coach Carter (2005), Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003), John Tucker Must Die (2006), High School Musical (2006), One Tree Hill (2003), Annie O (1995).

List of high school basketball movies

Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
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: inspirational, realistic, emotional, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: basketball, high school, small town, sport, underdog, high school basketball, alcoholic, father son relationship, championship, basketball coach, athlete and trainer, redemption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, california, texas
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Holly's Heroes (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Holly's Heroes is a children's drama series produced as a collaboration between the Nine Network in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand. It was produced as a series of 26 episodes and first screened in 2005.
Style: light, captivating, entertaining
Audience: kids
Plot: basketball, high school basketball, basketball team, friendship, teenager, high school, teacher student relationship, coach, basketball player, sport team, athlete and trainer, direction and purpose ...
Place: australia
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Big Shot (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After getting ousted from his job in the NCAA for throwing a chair at a referee, a hothead men’s basketball coach Marvyn Korn must take a job at Westbrook School for Girls, a private all-girls high school, in an effort to redeem what's left ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: sport, basketball team, basketball coach, sport competition, basketball, high school basketball, disney, basketball player, coach, female athlete, sport team, athlete's life ...
Place: california
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Out of Bounds (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Travis Elliot, a star high school basketball player from Memphis, Tennessee must save his older brother but is torn between playing the sport that he loves or living a life of crime.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, surprise ending
Plot: revenge, trust, love, friendship, addiction, manipulation, redemption, school, basketball, coach, murder, determination ...
Place: memphis, tennessee, mississippi
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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, inspirational, touching, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, teacher, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, underdog, teenager, life philosophy, athlete's life, human spirit, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, texas, usa, sacramento california ...
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Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High school loser (Cannon) pays a cheerleader (Milian) to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool. Remake of 1987's Can't Buy Me Love, starring Patrick Dempsey.
Style: feel good, semi serious, witty, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, couples, cheerleading, hip hop, culture clash, school, transformation, adolescence, lifestyle, opposites attract, social differences ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: new jersey, paris france, california, usa
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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: romantic, funny, humorous, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, womanizer, teenager, high school life, teenage girl, teen romance, popularity, teenage love, school, teenage life, vengeance, cheerleader ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, portland oregon
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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: romantic, feel good, humorous, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: high school, music, high school life, teenage life, teenager, teenage love, disney, family relations, friendship, love and romance, happy ending, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, utah
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One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school life, high school, friendship, girlfriend, teenage life, couple relations, youth, couples, teenage love, friends, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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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.
Plot: high school sports, basketball, high school, high school basketball, sport, basketball movie
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Before He Wakes (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Initially cleared of "accidentally" killing her husband, an idyllic wife and mother comes under suspicion when police learn that her first husband also perished under similar circumstances. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes clear ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, love, black widow, basketball coach, family relations, true crime, extramarital affair, high school basketball, christianity, widow, life insurance ...
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The Crazy Professor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Philippines
Story: A Filipino comedy film directed Ben Feleo.
Style: parody
Plot: student athlete, high school, college professor, arm wrestling, breakdance, frog, basketball player, experiment, kidnapping, high school athlete, teacher student relationship, invention ...
Place: the philippines
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Confessions of Love (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Love story of 2 high school students with different social standards, Ioana and Alexandru. They are to form a couple with all the social and familial obstacles encountered.
Plot: math teacher, little brother, bossiness, teacher, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school basketball, true love, communism, brother sister relationship, sea, high school student, high school ...
Place: bucharest, romania
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Big and Hairy (1998)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A boy moves into a new town and has difficulty making friends, so he joins the basketball team. Initially experiencing little success, his popularity increases when he convinces a Sasquatch to join the team.
Plot: bigfoot, youth, christmas, stupid kid, boy, father son relationship, high school basketball, sasquatch, basketball, high school, family relations, mother son relationship ...
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What Matters Most (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite different backgrounds and disapproving parents, a working-class teen falls in love with the wealthy son of a prominent family in a small West Texas town.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: high school romance, father son relationship, love, childhood friend, domineering father, basketball, prom, high school, teen social issues, teenage pregnancy, small town, high school basketball ...
Place: texas
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Crossing the Line (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former basketball star moves to a small town to assistant coach for a high school championship-winning basketball team.
Plot: basketball, restaurant, teacher student relationship, working mom, father daughter relationship, flash forward, single mother, mental breakdown, motivational speaker, parenthood, soccer match, heart attack ...
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The Stranger I Married (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The life story of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian Football League star who fell into a coma after a fatal car accident. When he wakes up, he has no recollection of his family or anything else in his life.
Plot: road accident, dysfunctional marriage, memory loss, rehabilitation, amnesia, hospital, christmas, mother daughter relationship, rape, father daughter relationship, domestic violence, football player ...
Place: canada
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Susie Q (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Susie Q was going to a dance one night when she and her boyfriend got into a car crash and fell off a bridge. Years later, a teenager named Zach Sands moves into Susie's old house. Zach's father died in a car accident so his family is his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: ghost, car accident, reincarnation, teenager, disney, supernatural, high school, basketball, afterlife, friends, angel, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 50s, year 1995, year 1955
Place: washington d.c., washington state
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The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An 18-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a mass murderer with a propensity for power tools has escaped from prison, and eventually makes his way to the party where the guests ...
Style: slasher, scary, bloody, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, teenager, psychopath, women, massacre, camp, violence, marijuana, fear, killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice california, los angeles, venice beach california
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Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: american football, sport, disability, football, underdog, radio, friendship, teacher, prejudice, life philosophy, justice, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
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High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens ...
Plot: high school, prom, teenage love, friendship, high school life, high school hunk, love and romance, music, teenager, couples, disney, dancing ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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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: inspirational, captivating, thought provoking, touching, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, prison, sport, redemption, college, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, hip hop, forgiveness, parent child relationship, released from prison, warden ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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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: depressing, talky, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, drugs, teachers and students, student, friendship, addiction, drug addiction, ghetto, loneliness, school, mentor, existentialism ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Grown Ups (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Style: funny, humorous, buddy comedy, entertaining, ridiculous ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, vacation, friends, old friends reunited, family life, childhood, foul language, teenager, kids and family, reunited friends, silly humor, group of friends ...
Time: 2010s, year 1978, 70s, 21st century
Place: hawaii, new jersey, usa
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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, rough, realistic, serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, basketball, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, drug overdose, drug addiction, drugs, teenager, sport ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, manhattan new york city
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Hang Time (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Hang Time is an American teen sitcom about a fictional Indiana high school's boys' basketball team "Deering" with one female player, that aired from 1995–2000. It aired on Saturday mornings on NBC as part of the network's ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, cheerleading, basketball, teenager, friends, sport team, high school life, teenage life, youth, friendship, dating, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
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The Way Back (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A former basketball all-star, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a disparate ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.
Style: realistic, motivational, touching, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, basketball coach, prodigy, coach, sport team, basketball team, cheerleader, ambition, underdog, beer, youth ...
Time: future, year 1998
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Quiet (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After her widowed father dies, deaf teenager Dot moves in with her godparents, Olivia and Paul Deer. The Deers' daughter, Nina, is openly hostile to Dot, but that does not prevent her from telling her secrets to her silent stepsister, including ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, dark, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, incestuous relationship, teenager, murder, teenage girl, suspense, depression, cheerleading, cheerleader, manipulation, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century
Place: connecticut
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Tex (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Style: visually appealing, unusual plot structure, allegory, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, teenager, disney, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family, friendship, small town, bittersweet, high school, culture clash, brutality, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, southern usa
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Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, surreal, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids, teen fantasy, teen drama
Plot: small town, time travel, alternate reality, coming of age, parallel world, utopia, symbolism, distopia, fish out of water, fantasy world, parallel universe, teenager ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
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