Basketball movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant basketball movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out feel good, inspirational, realistic, humorous, entertaining and touching films and TV shows about / with basketball, sport, sport team, basketball movie, rivalry, ambition, redemption, underdog, mentor and storytelling plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as basketball: Coach Carter (2005), Love & Basketball (2000), Space Jam (1996), White Men Can't Jump (1992), Glory Road (2006), Thunderstruck (2012), Hoosiers (1986), Eddie (1996), Celtic Pride (1996), Kuroko's Basketball (2012).

List of basketball movies

 7.3
 147K
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: basketball, sport, teacher, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, high school, underdog, dedicated educator, athlete's life, human spirit, teenager, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, texas, usa, sacramento california ...
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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: sexy, uplifting, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: basketball, high school, sport, romance, friendship, teenager, against the odds, lifestyle, human spirit, true love, career change, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, year 1993, 20th century, year 1998 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, barcelona, italy
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 6.5
 196K
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, entertaining, light, satirical, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: basketball, alien, adventure, talking animals, disney, golf, transformation, bugs bunny, underdog, sport, coyote, amusement park ...
Time: year 1973, year 1995, year 1993, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, chicago illinois, madison square garden manhattan new york city, birmingham alabama, north carolina
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White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Genre: Comedy, 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: feel good, light, humorous, intense, talky ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, sport, racism, gambling, contests and competitions, ambition, blacks and whites, rivalry, buddy, hip hop, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, venice beach california
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 7.2
 46K
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: inspirational, feel good, emotional, sincere, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, racism, underdog, coach, college, sport, teamwork, racial slur, justice, unlikely friendships, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, indiana, mexico ...
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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, feel good, semi serious, light, sincere
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: basketball, body swapping, switching roles, disorder, supernatural, athlete's life, teenage life, family, down on your luck, life turned upside down, wish come true, unsuccessful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 7.4
 47K
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, exciting, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, high school, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, high school basketball, championship, alcoholic, father son relationship, basketball coach, redemption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, california, texas
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 5.1
 11K
Eddie (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations ...
Style: feel good, light, inspirational, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, female protagonist, life philosophy, hopes, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, against the odds, friendship, lifestyle, basketball coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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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, satirical, entertaining, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: basketball, kidnapping, sport, basketball player, obsession, justice, missing person, partners, unlikely criminals, psychological manipulation, african american, loyalty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new york
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Kuroko's Basketball (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the story, Kagami Taiga has just enrolled into Seirin High School when he meets Kuroko Tetsuya of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary Generation of Miracles basketball team. Together, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, uplifting, tense, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, youth, contests and competitions, friendship, rivalry, teenager, hopes, sport, ambition, lifestyle, adventure, sport competition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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 6.9
 2K
Swagger (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Explore the world of AAU basketball in the nation’s capital, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption.
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: basketball, basketball player, follow your dream, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, professional rivalry, direction and purpose, aspiration, sport team, basketball team, family problems, sport ...
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 6.2
 14K
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: suspense, intense, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: basketball, sport, underdog, college, contests and competitions, sport team, follow your dream, lifestyle, prodigy, athlete's life, blind ambition, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, boston, texas, chicago illinois, indiana
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 5.1
 13K
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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, touching, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, sport, college, youth, follow your dream, family, redemption, underdog, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
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 6.9
 48K
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, rough, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, prison, sport, redemption, college, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, forgiveness, released from prison, parent child relationship, rejection, warden ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
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 5.8
 83K
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: funny, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: basketball, sport, championship, basketball team, sport team, coach, mentor, competition, adaptation, justice, cheerleader, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa
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 6.7
 46K
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, touching, motivational, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, prodigy, ambition, basketball coach, coach, sport team, basketball team, high school, underdog, athlete's life, beer ...
Time: future, year 1998
Place: 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, disturbing, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, basketball, drug overdose, adolescence, anguish, antisocial behavior, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
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Three Seconds (2017)
Genre: Biography, 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: atmospheric, inspirational, captivating, motivational
Plot: basketball, sport team, sport, basketball player, olympics, disabled child, terror, kgb, dedication, miraculous event, coach, athlete ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1972, 20th century
Place: munich germany, moscow russia
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 5.3
 21K
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
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: basketball, orphanage, sport, teenager, youth, sport team, rising to stardom, teenage life, wish come true, ambition, prodigy, superhuman powers ...
Place: los angeles, europe, england, 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, inspirational, semi serious, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, ghost, college, life philosophy, death, sport team, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, gangsters, team ...
Place: british columbia, new jersey, seattle, usa
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The Winning Season (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team
Style: sincere, humorous, inspirational, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: basketball, sport, coach, high school, contests and competitions, sport team, ex athlete, youth, misfit, friends, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes, NBA superstar LeBron James must rescue his missing son Bronny by navigating through movies in the Warner Bros. catalogue as they challenge against the villainous Al-G's plot to win a basketball ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: basketball, bugs bunny, coyote, game, superman character, african american, cartoon duck, rabbit, monster, cartoon dog, hairdresser, bird ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century, future, year 1998
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: sexy, humorous, feel good, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, sport, adventure, family, culture clash, football, mad scientist, competition, video game, college, childhood, golf ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa
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 5.9
 4K
Amateur (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 14-year-old basketball phenom Terron Forte has to navigate the under-the-table world of amateur athletics when he is recruited to an elite NCAA prep school.
Style: inspirational, semi serious, captivating, emotional, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport competition, sport team, basketball player, sport, teenager, professional sports, follow your dream, desire for fame, direction and purpose, chance, athlete's life ...
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 6.1
 21K
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: suspense, intense, tense, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: basketball, high school, betrayal, interracial relations, shakespeare's othello, friends, manipulation, shakespeare, basketball player, downfall, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, 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: serious, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, college, coach, sport, follow your dream, ambition, youth, young lovers, rivalry, coming of age, contests and competitions, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
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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, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: dedicated educator, mentor, basketball, prejudice, literature, friendship, teacher, coming of age, writer's life, prodigy, writers, sport ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, scotland, usa ...
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Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
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, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, golden retriever, basketball, animals, kids and family, friendship, disney, pets, happy ending, sport, family, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington state, new jersey, washington d.c., usa
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 4.6
 7K
Juwanna Mann (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: funny, humorous, feel good, intense, not serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: basketball, sport, farce, gender bending, cross dressing, man dressed as woman, hidden identity, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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 7.7
 79K
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, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school life, teenage life, high school, friendship, couple relations, teenage love, girlfriend, friends, basketball, high school sweetheart, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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