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 realistic, inspirational, basketball movie, melancholic, entertaining and clever films and TV shows about / with basketball, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, adaptation, redemption, runaway, culture clash and multiple storylines plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as basketball: Three Seconds (2017), Space Jam (1996), Kuroko's Basketball (2012), Disney's Air Bud (1997), One Tree Hill (2003), White Men Can't Jump (1992), Hoosiers (1986), He Got Game (1998), Coach Carter (2005), Glory Road (2006).
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Kuroko's Basketball
Animation, Comedy, Sport
Japan
 8.3
One Tree Hill
Drama, Romance, Sport
USA
60 min.
 7.7
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The Awakening
Drama, Romance, Thriller
USA
Uncle Drew
Comedy, Sport
USA
103 min.
 5.7

List of basketball movies

Three Seconds
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: motivational, inspirational, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, human spirit, rise to the top, rivalry, stubbornness, happy ending, reputation, against the odds, dedication, basketball player ...
Time: 20th century
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 6.4
 134K
Space Jam
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, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: basketball, goofy hero, unlikely partners, imaginary, outer space, adventure, contests and competitions, talking animals, good versus evil, underdog, disorder, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1993, year 1973 ...
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, north carolina
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Kuroko's Basketball
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
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: exciting, tense, captivating, light, uplifting
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, lifestyle, teenagers, hopes, youth, ambition, rivalry, adventure, flashback ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Disney's Air Bud
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, inspirational, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, friendship, family, golden retriever, basketball, kids and family, sport, animals, small town, young heroes, contests and competitions, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, washington state
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 7.7
 65K
One Tree Hill
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, rivalry, love triangle, step siblings, high school, basketball, suburbs, friendship, intrigue, couple relations, sibling relationship, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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White Men Can't Jump
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, gambling, sport, golf, gangsters, cons and scams, race issues, mentor, court, dishonesty, con men ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 38K
Hoosiers
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, serious, inspirational, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, small town, basketball, high school, underdog, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, mentor, lone hero, foul language, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
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 6.9
 40K
He Got Game
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: stylized, serious, touching, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, basketball, redemption, prison, college, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, greed, drugs, violence, athlete's life, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 7.3
 106K
Coach Carter
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: touching, sincere, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: high school, basketball, underdog, teacher, sport, athlete's life, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 39K
Glory Road
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, captivating, serious, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, basketball, college, racism, segregation, mentor, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, prejudice, life philosophy, ambition ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, indiana, seattle washington ...
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Love & Basketball
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, serious, uplifting, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: basketball, romance, high school, friendship, sport, college, athlete's life, love story, multiple storylines, love, marriage, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1993
Place: california, usa, los angeles, italy, barcelona spain
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 11K
Blue Chips
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, biting, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: college, basketball, sport, underdog, corruption, against the rules, golf, blind ambition, contests and competitions, mentor, hip hop, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, boston, california, indiana, chicago illinois
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Mister Sister
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: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, idiotic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: basketball, cross dressing, farce, sport, athlete's life, hidden identity, underdog, contests and competitions, lame, stereotypes, multiple storylines, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary
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The Sixth Man
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, touching, semi serious, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, underdog, college, athlete's life, university, sport, contests and competitions, brothers, athlete and trainer, parents and children, student life, ghost ...
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 73K
Semi-Pro
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, not serious, funny, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: basketball, sport, underdog, championship, pornography, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, athlete's life, male nudity, canon ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: michigan, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 9K
Celtic Pride
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, realistic, funny, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, basketball, sport, athlete's life, buddies, unlikely criminals, confined, jazz, friends, hostages, contests and competitions, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 1K
Sunset Park
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, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, high school, underdog, sport, athlete's life, college, dedicated educator, hardcase students, school, contests and competitions, happy ending, restaurant ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 11K
Rebound
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, feel good, not serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, high school, family, basketball, underdog, school, sport, redemption, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, follow your dream, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 9K
Eddie
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: basketball, underdog, sport, switching roles, athlete and trainer, sport team, against the odds, ambition, power relations, mentor, contests and competitions, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Basketball Diaries
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: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, basketball, rebellion, drug addiction, drugs, pornography, drinking, brutality, friendship, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 1K
Inside Moves
Genre: Drama
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, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: disability, friendship, suicide attempt, basketball, redemption, social misfits, unlikely friendships, loneliness, rehabilitation, depression, introspection, destiny ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, canada
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 10K
Forget Paris
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet and fall in love, but their relationship goes through many difficult ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, basketball, marriage, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love story, happy ending, destiny, relationship vs career, relationships, couples, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, france, paris france
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Finding Forrester
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, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: mentor, writer's life, friendship, high school, literature, basketball, teacher, writing, coming of age, prejudice, school, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, scotland, new york yankees
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 162K
17 Again
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, kids, family outing
Plot: high school, family, bullying, basketball, school, parents and children, divorce, teenagers, teenager, geek, cheerleading, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 1989, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 12K
Above the Rim
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hip hop, basketball, sport, high school, death, violence, gangster, drugs/alcohol, athlete's life, ambition, mentor, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
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The Air Up There
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, culture clash, adventure, basketball, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, mentor, underdog, fish out of water, ambition, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
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High School Musical
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school, music, teenager, basketball, happy ending, follow your dream, dancing, disney, hip hop, dance, high school life, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, utah, albuquerque new mexico
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 18K
O
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, serious, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, betrayal, friendship, basketball, manipulation, violence, tragedy, teenager, friends, shakespeare, drugs/alcohol, boarding school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 52K
BASEketball
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, friends, buddies, parody, dumb, stupidity, male nudity, rise to the top, ambition, beer, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 40K
Teen Wolf
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, basketball movie
Audience: teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, werewolf, teenager, school, coming of age, basketball, beer, adolescence vs adulthood, college, adolescence, high school life, teenagers ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, new jersey
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