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, basketball movie, inspirational, serious and humorous films and TV shows about / with basketball, sport, redemption, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, life philosophy and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany 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), Semi-Pro (2008), High School Musical (2006), White Men Can't Jump (1992), One Tree Hill (2003), Glory Road (2006).

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, captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, teacher, high school, teachers and students, underdog, human spirit, coach, ambition, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, realistic, exciting, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: basketball, sport, friendship, high school, coming of age, career change, romance, parents and children, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1993
Place: california, usa, los angeles, barcelona spain, italy
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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, kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, outer space, goofy hero, imaginary, unlikely partners, good versus evil, save the day, contests and competitions, adventure, disorder, underdog, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1973, year 1993 ...
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, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, teenage life, life is a bitch, basketball, drugs/alcohol, friends, 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: captivating, thought provoking, touching, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, redemption, prison, forgiveness, domestic violence, college, warden, rejection, sport, dysfunctional family, ambition, 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
 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, sport team, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, rivalry, ambition, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
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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, basketball, high school, couple relations, teenage life, music, sport team, family relations, follow your dream, friendship, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, utah
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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: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, sport, gambling, african american, racism, ambition, urban, society, cons and scams, debt, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, couple relations, friendship, high school life, rivalry, teenage love, basketball, athlete's life, ambitious, rivals, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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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, realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, racism, underdog, college, teamwork, racial slur, coach, marriage, human spirit, ambitious, glory ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, maryland, mexico ...
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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, captivating, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, sport, small town, redemption, underdog, high school, championship, athlete and trainer, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
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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: teenage love, womanizer, high school life, basketball, revenge, popularity, high school, romance, wooing, cheating, manipulation, cheerleader ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
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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, ambition, hopes, youth, lifestyle, adventure, dishonesty, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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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: kidnapping, basketball, sport, confined, unlikely criminals, crimes, contests and competitions, hung over, hostages, friends, power relations, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, new york
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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, gloomy, touching
Plot: basketball, high school, sport, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, power relations, teachers and students, dedicated educator, latinos, hardcase students, interracial relations, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: high school, basketball, sitcom, sport team, teenage life, high school life, friends, youth, sport, teenage boy, teenage girl, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century, 21st century
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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: realistic, talky, psychological, rough, touching ...
Plot: teacher, student, liberal, basketball, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, loneliness, high school, cocaine, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
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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, basketball movie
Plot: basketball, comeback, tournament, financial problem, ambitious, against the odds, contests and competitions, sport, celebrity culture, follow your dream, athlete's life, sport team ...
Place: harlem
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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, human spirit, rise to the top, rivalry, happy ending, reputation, stubbornness, against the odds, basketball court, dedication ...
Time: 20th century
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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, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, defeat, beer, restaurant, birthday party, bicycle, gift, loneliness, athlete, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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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, family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, body swapping, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, one more chance, wish come true, family relations, youth, teenage life, family, high school life, basketball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1989, future ...
Place: new jersey, california
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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: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, basketball, sport, heroin, vietnam war, life is a bitch, hopes, athlete and trainer, friends, urban ghetto life, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, 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: stylized, captivating, rough, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, overdose, heroin, painting, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, ambition, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.0
 90K
Bedazzled (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Elliot Richardson, suicidal techno geek, is given seven wishes to turn his life around when he meets up with a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include a 7 foot basketball star, a rock star, and a hamburger. But, as ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, sexy, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wish come true, destiny, devil, nothing goes right, fish out of water, femme fatale, pact with the devil, curses spells and rituals, unfulfilled love, basketball, romance, chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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High Flying Bird (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During an NBA lockout, a sports agent, Ray Burke, presents his rookie client, Erick Scott, with an intriguing and controversial business opportunity.
Style: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, talky, inspirational
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, basketball, escapades, young man, business, money, rivalry, success, society
Time: contemporary
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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, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, golden retriever, dog actor, family, friendship, clown, small town, pets, human spirit, young heroes, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington state, new jersey
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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: gloomy, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: basketball, desert, love triangle, trailer park, motorcycle, bikini, youth, self discovery, starting over, introspection, coming of age, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new mexico
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Liv and Maddie (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The exploits of identical twins Liv, a former television star back home in Wisconsin and in the process of adding movie star to her credits, as well as beginning to focus on her music career, and Maddie, an outstanding student and basketball ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: high school life, social relations, family, rivalry, popularity, high school, actress, youth, supportive parent, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
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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, mute or deaf, family life, parents and children, sign language, best friends, friendship, relatives, student, family, family relations, deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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, basketball movie ...
Plot: sport, college, basketball, underdog, workplace, self discovery, society, lifestyle, workplace situations, blind ambition, ambition, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: indiana, chicago illinois, texas, boston, california
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