Basketball Movies

Basketball Movies
List of the best basketball movies selected by visitors to our site: Coach Carter, White Men Can't Jump, Semi-Pro, Glory Road, Teen Wolf, Like Mike, Three Seconds, Kung Fu Dunk, The Hot Flashes, Blue Chips.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Coach Carter (2005)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16

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.

White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

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.

Semi-Pro (2008)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

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 the ABA at the end of the season. Only the top four teams will make the move and the worst teams will fold. The Tropics are the worst team in the league and if they want to make it to the NBA, Jackie Moon must rally his team and start winning. The only problem is the fact that Jackie Moon is not really the coach and star basketball player he thinks he is. To keep his team from oblivion and leave his mark in the city, Jackie Moon must inspire his team to win fourth place in the playoffs.

Glory Road (2006)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

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.

Teen Wolf (1985)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

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.

Like Mike (2002)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, family, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:39

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 basketball powers and has the chance to play for the NBA.

Three Seconds (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:11

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 tied, the score table horn sounded during a second free throw attempt that put the U.S. ahead by one. But the Soviets claimed they had called for a time out before the basket and confusion ensued. The clock was set back by three seconds twice in a row and the Russians finally prevailed at the very last. The U.S. protested, but a jury decided in the USSR’s favor and Team USA voted unanimously to refuse its silver medals. The Soviet players have been treated as heroes at home.

Kung Fu Dunk (2008)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryChina, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration01:39

Shi-Jie is a brilliant martial artist from the Kung Fu School. One day, he encounters a group of youths playing basketball and shows off how easy it is for him, with his martial arts training, to do a Slam Dunk. Watching him was Chen-Li, a shrewd businessman, who recruits him to play varsity basketball at the local university.

The Hot Flashes (2013)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryUSA

An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls’ state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, become a national media sensation, and gain a new lease on life.

Blue Chips (1994)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

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 is desperate and has pressures from all around.

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Hoosiers (1986)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54

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.

Just Wright (2010)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.

The Way Back (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Canada

A former basketball all-star, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a disparate ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.

Hoop Dreams (1994)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genresport
CountryUSA
Duration02:50

Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years.

Rebound (2005)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:42

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

Wolves (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA

Anthony Keller, star of his NYC high school basketball team, is riding his way to Cornell on a sports scholarship. But he can only maintain his popular jock facade for so long, as his troubled father Lee has a gambling addiction that threatens to derail his dreams both on and off the court.

He Got Game (1998)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

Celtic Pride (1996)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

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 the end of the season. Mike and Jimmy, two die-hard sports fans who will risk anything for the Celtics to win, are really getting into the games...

Above the Rim (1994)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

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.

Radio (2003)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

Overcomer (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryUSA

After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, high school basketball Coach John Harrison helps the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.

Boogie (2021)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA

Alfred “Boogie” Chin is a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation.

Air Bud (1997)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:38

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 new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers to practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball...that is playing basketball...and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy's half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy's mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated.

BASEketball (1998)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryUSA

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 gets the same pay and no team can change cities. Theirs is the only team standing in the way of major rule changes that the owner of a rival team wants to institute.

Love & Basketball (2000)
Duration02:23

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 into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. They've followed the game all their lives and have no small amount of talent on the court. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their relationship work, they follow separate career paths though high school and college basketball and, they hope, into stardom in big-league professional ball.

Thunderstruck (2012)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

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 on, he gets a chance to meet Durant and expresses his desire to play just like him. When Kevin gives Brian the ball, the two unknowingly switch talents.

The Sixth Man (1997)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

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 life, but Kenny changes in the process and doesn't quite like it.

More than a Game (2008)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA

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 was the 25th anniversary of the first tournament named after him.




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