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, humorous, entertaining and melancholic films and TV shows about / with basketball, sport, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, redemption, mentor, runaway, adaptation and life philosophy plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as basketball: Coach Carter (2005), Love & Basketball (2000), Space Jam (1996), Kuroko's Basketball (2012), White Men Can't Jump (1992), The Basketball Diaries (1995), He Got Game (1998), Semi-Pro (2008), Glory Road (2006), Three Seconds (2017).

List of basketball movies

 7.3
 119K
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, motivational, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, teachers and students, sport, coach, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, dedicated educator, ambition ...
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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, intense, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: basketball, sport, friendship, high school, career change, against the odds, lifestyle, true love, human spirit, romance, follow your dream, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1988, year 1993 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, italy, barcelona spain
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 6.4
 152K
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, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: basketball, adventure, goofy hero, imaginary, outer space, good versus evil, save the day, contests and competitions, disorder, underdog, disney, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, 1990s, year 1973 ...
Place: north carolina
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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, youth, contests and competitions, sport, friendship, rivalry, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, teenager, adventure, dishonesty ...
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, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, sport, gambling, racism, blacks and whites, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, profanity, african american, racial stereotype ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
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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, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, teenage life, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, basketball, antisocial behavior, juvenile delinquency, friends, anguish ...
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: captivating, thought provoking, 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
 77K
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, funny, entertaining, inspirational, absurd ...
Plot: basketball, championship, sport, coach, merger, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa
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 7.2
 41K
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, serious, sentimental, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, racism, basketball, coach, underdog, college, teamwork, racial slur, championship, contests and competitions, career, ambitious ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, mexico, indiana, 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, atmospheric, captivating, motivational
Plot: basketball, sport, happy ending, sport team, human spirit, rise to the top, rivalry, reputation, stubbornness, against the odds, dedication, basketball court ...
Time: 20th century
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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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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, sentimental, humorous, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, high school, teenage love, basketball, couple relations, love and romance, teenage life, music, family relations, friendship, sport team, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: albuquerque new mexico, usa, new mexico, utah
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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: feel good, inspirational, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: basketball, sport, follow your dream, hopes, ambition, rivalry, friendship, against the odds, lifestyle, female protagonist, feminism, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.6
 69K
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, couple relations, high school life, friendship, basketball, step siblings, rivalry, teenage love, athlete's life, suburbs, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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 7.5
 41K
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, athlete and trainer, championship, ambition, human spirit, redemption, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
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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, missing person, partners, unlikely criminals, contests and competitions, confined, ambition, friends, 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: humorous, sincere, inspirational, feel good, light ...
Plot: basketball, sport, coach, high school, contests and competitions, sport team, ex athlete, youth, misfit, hopes, ambition, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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 6.2
 12K
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, self discovery, prodigy, athlete's life, against the odds, blind ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, indiana, 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, sport team, ambition, team, ghost, university, athlete, injury ...
Place: usa, seattle, 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, sincere, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: high school, basketball, sport, society, ambition, against the odds, youth, domestic violence, hardcase students, dedicated educator, rebellion, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.9
 703
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: sitcom, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: high school, basketball, youth, friends, sport team, high school life, teenage life, sport, dating, friendship, high school student, teenage boy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
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 7.2
 82K
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, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, student, african american, friendship, loneliness, liberal, basketball, secret, coach, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, 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, feel good, touching, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: college, sport, basketball, against the odds, follow your dream, human spirit, lifestyle, family, youth, teenage life, prodigy, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
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 6.5
 55K
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, feel good, not serious, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, friends, baseball, basketball, rise to the top, rivalry, partners, ambition, business, sportscaster, mascot, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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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, funny, intense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: sport, basketball, cross dressing, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, fish out of water, hidden identity, farce, rivalry, friendship, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
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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, sincere, intense ...
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, friendship, prejudice, prodigy, basketball, writer's life, african american, private school, follow your dream, lifestyle, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
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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, disorder, switching roles, supernatural, athlete's life, youth, down on your luck, life turned upside down, unsuccessful, family, teenage life, wish come true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 5.7
 11K
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: basketball movie, funny, entertaining, light, humorous
Plot: basketball, comeback, tournament, financial problem, athlete's life, follow your dream, sport team, against the odds, sport, ambitious, contests and competitions, lifestyle ...
Place: harlem
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 5.3
 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: feel good, not serious, humorous, touching, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport, basketball, rising to stardom, superhuman powers, wish come true, ambition, prodigy, hopes, teenage life, orphanage, family, athlete's life ...
Place: england, europe, california
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 6.1
 19K
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: tense, serious, suspense, intense, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, betrayal, basketball, teenage life, downfall, youth, love and romance, interracial relations, couple relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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