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, basketball movie, inspirational, entertaining, humorous and touching films and TV shows about / with basketball, sport, ambition, redemption, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, life philosophy and runaway 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: Coach Carter (2005), White Men Can't Jump (1992), Space Jam (1996), Love & Basketball (2000), The Basketball Diaries (1995), He Got Game (1998), Semi-Pro (2008), Hoosiers (1986), Glory Road (2006), John Tucker Must Die (2006).

List of basketball movies

 7.3
 114K
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, captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, teachers and students, athlete's life, teacher, high school, coach, underdog, human spirit, ambition, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
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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, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, sport, gambling, racism, blacks and whites, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, african american, racial stereotype, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 6.4
 144K
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, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: basketball, imaginary, unlikely partners, goofy hero, outer space, disorder, good versus evil, save the day, adventure, contests and competitions, underdog, sport ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1973, 1990s ...
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, north carolina
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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, couple relations, athlete's life, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1993
Place: california, los angeles, usa, italy, barcelona spain
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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, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, teenage life, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, basketball, juvenile delinquency, friends, diary, coach ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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 6.9
 42K
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, touching, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, redemption, prison, forgiveness, domestic violence, college, warden, rejection, sport, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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 5.8
 75K
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, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, rivalry, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
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 7.5
 40K
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, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, underdog, high school, championship, ambition, human spirit, redemption, sport team, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
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: emotional, captivating, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, racism, underdog, college, racial slur, coach, teamwork, marriage, discrimination, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, mexico, seattle washington ...
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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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, teenage love, high school life, basketball, revenge, popularity, high school, romance, wooing, cheating, manipulation, cheerleader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
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 7.6
 67K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, couple relations, high school, friendship, high school life, rivalry, teenage love, athlete's life, basketball, ambitious, rivals, abandoned ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, teenage love, high school, basketball, teenage life, couple relations, music, family relations, sport team, friendship, teachers and students, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, usa, utah
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 5.3
 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, satirical, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, basketball, sport, unlikely criminals, partners, missing person, ambition, friends, contests and competitions, confined, buddies, basketball team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, new york
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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: sincere, humorous, inspirational, feel good, light ...
Plot: basketball, sport, coach, high school, contests and competitions, sport team, youth, ex athlete, misfit, teenage life, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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 6.2
 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, realistic, tense, suspense, intense ...
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, underdog, college, prodigy, against the odds, lifestyle, workplace situations, athlete's life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, 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, semi serious, inspirational, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, college, sport, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, sport team, team, university, ghost, athlete, injury ...
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: basketball, high school, sport, high school life, hardcase students, interracial relations, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world, dedicated educator, teachers and students, society, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.0
 660
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: high school, basketball, sitcom, youth, sport team, friends, high school life, teenage life, sport, group of friends, basketball team, high school friends ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century, 21st century
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 7.2
 81K
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: realistic, talky, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: teacher, loneliness, basketball, student, liberal, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, high school, coach, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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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: pre-teens, teens
Plot: basketball, contests and competitions, youth, sport, friendship, teenagers, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, rivalry, dishonesty, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere, light ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: basketball, switching roles, disorder, supernatural, athlete's life, life turned upside down, unsuccessful, family, down on your luck, teenage life, youth, wish come true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 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, entertaining, funny, humorous, basketball movie
Plot: basketball, comeback, tournament, financial problem, athlete's life, ambitious, against the odds, sport, contests and competitions, sport team, rise to the top, lifestyle ...
Place: harlem
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 5.2
 18K
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, humorous, feel good, touching, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sport, basketball, rising to stardom, teenage life, superhuman powers, hopes, wish come true, ambition, prodigy, orphanage, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Place: england, europe
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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, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, sport, small town, basketball, coach, young lovers, youth, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, teaching the ways of the world, one on one ...
Time: 70s
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 6.5
 11K
Forget Paris (1995)
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: sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: basketball, referee, romance, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family problems, midlife crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, usa
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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: motivational, inspirational, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: sport, basketball, sport team, rise to the top, human spirit, rivalry, reputation, stubbornness, happy ending, against the odds, basketball player, dedication ...
Time: 20th century
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 6.3
 169K
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, family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, body swapping, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, one more chance, wish come true, family relations, youth, teenage life, high school life, adult as child, basketball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, 2000s, future ...
Place: new jersey, california
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 6.5
 54K
BASEketball (1998)
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, feel good, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, friends, baseball, basketball, partners, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, business, cheerleading, sportscaster, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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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: drug abuse, basketball, sport, vietnam war, heroin, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, city life, rising to stardom, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, harlem, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 18K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, rising to stardom, society, rise and fall, self destructing, overdose, human spirit, self discovery, celebrity culture, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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