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, entertaining, inspirational, basketball movie, humorous and melancholic films and TV shows about / with basketball, sport, redemption, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, life philosophy and ambition plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Russia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as basketball: Coach Carter (2005), Love & Basketball (2000), Space Jam (1996), The Basketball Diaries (1995), He Got Game (1998), High School Musical (2006), Semi-Pro (2008), Kuroko's Basketball (2012), White Men Can't Jump (1992), One Tree Hill (2003).

List of basketball movies

 7.3
 110K
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: touching, sincere, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, high school, teacher, teachers and students, human spirit, underdog, drugs/alcohol, ambition, hardcase students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
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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, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, friendship, romance, coming of age, career change, athlete's life, high school sports, lovers, teaching the ways of the world, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1993
Place: california, usa, los angeles, italy, barcelona spain
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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, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: basketball, outer space, goofy hero, unlikely partners, imaginary, adventure, underdog, contests and competitions, good versus evil, disorder, save the day, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, 1990s, year 1973 ...
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, north carolina
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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, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, basketball, friends, drugs/alcohol, diary, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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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: touching, captivating, thought provoking, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, prison, redemption, forgiveness, college, sport, athlete's life, parent child relationship, release from prison, domestic violence, ambition, rejection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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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, humorous, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, teenage love, high school, basketball, teenage life, couple relations, music, follow your dream, friendship, sport team, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, utah
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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, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, athlete's life, underdog, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
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Kuroko's Basketball (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, captivating, tense, uplifting, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, sport, contests and competitions, friendship, rivalry, youth, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, dishonesty, adventure, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, sport, gambling, racism, african american, cons and scams, hoodlum, racial segregation, male friendship, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
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 7.7
 66K
One Tree Hill (2003)
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, high school, couple relations, high school life, friendship, rivalry, teenage love, athlete's life, basketball, step siblings, ambitious, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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 5.2
 9K
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, realistic, basketball movie, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: basketball, kidnapping, sport, athlete's life, buddies, unlikely criminals, confined, friends, hostages, contests and competitions, missing person, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, new york
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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: humorous, romantic, entertaining, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, womanizer, high school life, basketball, revenge, high school, popularity, romance, wooing, manipulation, lie, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
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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, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, redemption, high school, small town, underdog, athlete and trainer, championship, contests and competitions, son, parent child relationship, high school sports ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
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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: serious, captivating, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, racism, underdog, college, coach, racial slur, teamwork, marriage, sport, contests and competitions, racial segregation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, maryland, seattle washington ...
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Three Seconds (2017)
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: inspirational, motivational, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: sport, basketball, sport team, rise to the top, human spirit, rivalry, stubbornness, happy ending, reputation, against the odds, basketball player, basketball court ...
Time: 20th century
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 5.7
 9K
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, entertaining, funny, humorous
Plot: basketball, comeback, tournament, financial problem, ambitious, against the odds, contests and competitions, sport, rise to the top, athlete's life, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Place: harlem
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 7.2
 80K
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: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, basketball, liberal, student, friendship, african american, drug abuse, high school, ghetto, junior high school, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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 7.0
 629
Hang Time (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: high school, basketball, sitcom, high school life, teenage life, sport, sport team, youth, friends, group of friends, cheerleading, high school student ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s
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The White Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The White Shadow is an American drama television series that ran on the CBS network from November 27 1978, to March 16 1981.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: high school, basketball, sport, dedicated educator, hardcase students, athlete and trainer, high school life, ambition, rebellion, society, youth, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: golden retriever, dog, dog actor, family, clown, friendship, sport, small town, athlete's life, young heroes, contests and competitions, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington state, new jersey
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The Winning Season (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 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: semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: sport, basketball, athlete and trainer, gift, restaurant, beer, birthday party, loneliness, defeat, athlete, coach, bicycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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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: tense, serious, biting, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: sport, college, basketball, against the rules, blind ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, athlete and trainer, workplace situations, sport team, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
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Mister Sister (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: not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: sport, basketball, cross dressing, farce, athlete's life, hidden identity, man dressed as woman, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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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, touching, semi serious, feel good, basketball movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, basketball, university, ghost, underdog, athlete's life, dying man, contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, parents and children, student life ...
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey
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 6.4
 165K
17 Again (2009)
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, feel good, entertaining, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: high school, adolescence vs adulthood, body swapping, parents and children, one more chance, wish come true, family relations, youth, family, teenage life, high school life, fake identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1989, 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, semi serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, athlete's life, underdog, dedicated educator, college, high school sports, hardcase students, school, contests and competitions, restaurant ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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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, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: college, sport, basketball, school, high school, family, underdog, dedicated educator, training, contests and competitions, redemption, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
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 6.4
 2K
Dreamland (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman who lives in a desert trailer park must choose between caring for her hapless father and sick friend or fulfilling her own destiny.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: basketball, motorcycle, bikini, trailer park, desert, love triangle, introspection, self discovery, coming of age, hopes, life is a bitch, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, new mexico
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 5.2
 9K
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, basketball movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, basketball, switching roles, athlete and trainer, chauffeur, underdog, sport team, against the odds, ambition, power relations, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teen drama, family outing
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family life, sign language, best friends, friendship, mute or deaf, relatives, family, deaf, family relations, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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