Basketball Movies

List of the best basketball movies selected by visitors to our site: The Vast of Night, Songbird, High Flying Bird, Dream Team, Extracurricular Activities, The Beach Bum, Uncle Drew, Amateur, White Boy Rick, The House with a Clock in Its Walls
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Vast of Night (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CharactersAliens, DJs, Teens
PlotBasketball, UFO, Radio
PlaceSchool, Small cities

At the dawn of the space-race, two radio-obsessed teens discover a strange frequency over the airwaves in what becomes the most important night of their lives and in the history of their small town.

Songbird (2020)
PlotChase, Survival, Love, Loneliness, Basketball
TimePost apocalypse
StyleTense, Disturbing

During a pandemic lockdown, Nico, a young man with rare immunity, must overcome martial law, murderous vigilantes and a powerful family to reunite with his love, Sara.

High Flying Bird (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, sport
PlotBasketball, Money, Sports

During an NBA lockout, a sports agent, Ray Burke, presents his rookie client, Erick Scott, with an intriguing and controversial business opportunity.

Dream Team (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family
PlotLove, Basketball
PlaceSchool, Japan

The amazing story of sports commentator Stepan Vershinin, which loses its prestigious place on television. In search of a new job, he becomes part of unusual competitions.

Extracurricular Activities (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, comedy, detective
CharactersHired assassins, Teens, Dogs, Gay, Students, Teachers, Orphans, Journalists
PlotBasketball, Death, Pursuit, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Party

The outrageous life of Reagan Collins, a model high school student with a "killer" after-school job that involves arranging “accidents” for his classmates' parents. When seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins starts putting the pieces together, it's a battle of wits to see if Reagan can keep business booming.

The Beach Bum (2019)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.5)
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Cats, Poets, Musicians, Sharks, Geniuses, Snake, Pilots
PlotDancing, Money, Basketball
PlaceParty, Aircraft
StyleLight, For men

An irreverent comedy about the misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious stoner and lovable rogue who lives large.

Uncle Drew (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, sport
PlotBasketball, Sports, Travel

Uncle Drew recruits a squad of older basketball players to return to the court to compete in a tournament.

Amateur (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.9)
Genredrama, sport
CharactersTeens, Trainers, Difficult teens
PlotBasketball, Sports
StyleNetflix, Inspirational, Fascinating

14-year-old basketball phenom Terron Forte has to navigate the under-the-table world of amateur athletics when he is recruited to an elite NCAA prep school.

White Boy Rick (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CharactersScammers, Criminals, Parents, Family, FBI, Lawyers, Photographers, Bodyguards
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Dancing, Snow, Basketball, Gambling
PlaceParty, Prison, Casino
StyleTense, Heavy

The story of a teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy, family, detective
CountryUSA, India, Canada
CharactersChildrens, Orphans, Dogs, Cats, Demons, Snake, Witch
PlotMagic, End of the world, Basketball
StyleFor children, Exciting

When ten-year-old Lewis is suddenly orphaned, he is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a creaky (and creepy) old mansion with a mysterious ticking noise that emanates from the walls. Upon discovering that his uncle is a warlock, Lewis begins learning magic, but when he rebelliously resurrects an evil warlock he must find the secret of the house and save the world from destruction.

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Boy Erased (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersGay, Teens, Artists, Writers
PlotReligious, Computers, Basketball, Art, On real events
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hotels, Party, College

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

Freak Show (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotBasketball, Blackmail
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching, To cry

The story of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.

Three Seconds (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, sport
PlotBasketball, Sports, Rivalry
StyleInspirational, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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.

Sweet Virginia (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersKillers, Lawyers
PlotDeath, Basketball
PlaceSmall cities

A former rodeo champ befriends a young man with a propensity for violence.

Half Girlfriend (2017)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Date, Happiness, Relationship, Basketball, Divorce
PlaceIndia, School, College

A boy meets a girl named Riya and falls in love. After struggling to convince her to be his girlfriend, she half-heartedly agrees to be his `half-girlfriend'.

The Dinner (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersParents, Family, Businessmen, Orphans, Bodyguards
PlotRelationship, Cancer, Political, Snow, Money, Computers, Basketball, Mental disorders, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, Party
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.

Baywatch (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
CharactersLifeguards, Friends, Bodybuilders, Hackers, Bodyguards
PlotInvestigation, Death, Dancing, Motorcycles, Basketball, Racing, Chase
PlaceBeach, Party, Sea, Yachts
StyleFor a group of friends, Light, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Wolves (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, sport
PlotBasketball, Gambling

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.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, China, Canada
CharactersFriends, Mutant, Ninja, Turtles, Superhero, Scientists, Aliens, Hackers, Bodyguards, Giants, Monsters
PlotJustice, Apocalypse, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, End of the world, Basketball, UFO, Teleportation, Chase
PlaceNew York, Party, Aircraft

After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Superhero, Dogs, Gods, Mutant
PlotApocalypse, Martial Arts, Survival, End of the world, Technology, Basketball, Justice, Teleportation
PlaceSpace, Egypt
StyleTense, Exciting, By comics

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Being 17 (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersFriends, Gay, Dogs, Teachers
PlotFirst love, Death, Depression, Snow, Computers, Basketball
PlaceSchool, Mountains
TimeNew Year, Winter

Set in the beautiful high Pyrenees in south-west France, Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father, a pilot, is on a tour of duty abroad with the French military. At school, Damien is bullied by Thomas, who lives in the farming community up in the mountains, nut learns to fight back. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them while his mother is ill in hospital. Damien must learn to live with the boy who terrorised him.

The Late Bloomer (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Losers, Lesbians, Psychologists
PlotLove, Basketball, Obsession, Love triangle, On real events
PlaceParty, Hospitals

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure
CharactersBrothers, Lesbians, Family, Gay, Horses
PlotWedding, Rivalry, Apocalypse, Dancing, Basketball, Cheating, On real events
PlaceUSA, Party, Aircraft

Mike and Dave are young, adventurous, fun-loving brothers who tend to get out of control at family gatherings. When their sister Jeanie reveals her Hawaiian wedding plans, the rest of the Stangles insist that the brothers bring respectable dates. After placing an ad on Craigslist, the siblings decide to pick Tatiana and Alice, two charming and seemingly normal women. Once they arrive on the island, however, Mike and Dave realize that their companions are ready to get wild and party.

I'm Not Just Going to Do What Kurosaki kun Says (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
CharactersStudents, Teachers, Girlfriends, Teens
PlotRelationship, Moving, Jealousy, Love, Basketball, Love triangle
PlaceSchool, Japan, Hostel
StyleHeavy, Soulful, Fascinating, Romantic

Yu Akahane (Nana Komatsu) moves to a dormitory room after her father's transfer from work. She is excited that she will live in the same dorm as Takumi Shirakawa (Yudai Chiba) aka "White Prince." Yet, Haruto Kurosaki (Kento Nakajima) aka "Black Devil" kisses her as punishment for going against him. It is Yu Akahane’s first kiss. Since then, she becomes obedient to Haruto Kurosaki.

The Fits (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music
PlotDancing, Fear, Boxing, Mystery, Basketball
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating

Toni, a tomboyish boxer, lands a spot on an after-school drill team in the West End community of Cincinnati. She eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. It’s the joy of her first friendships and her discovery of dance. Shortly after Toni joins the team, most of the girls on the team suffer from episodes of fainting, swooning, and shaking in a seemingly uncontrollable catharsis. Nobody can explain the mysterious outbreak. These fits soon transform into a rite of passage as the trauma draws the other girls closer together. Caught between her need for control and her desire for acceptance, Toni must decide how far she will go to embody her new ideals.

The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CharactersHorses, Foster children, Strong women, Teachers
PlotParenting, Basketball, Money, Computers, Mystery, Chase, Fear, Loneliness, Happiness
PlaceSchool, USA, Aircraft
TimeNew Year

Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the beautiful and glamourous Courtney, might be out there waiting for her? When Gilly is sent to live with the Trotters, the weirdest family yet, she isn’t planning to stick around. But cheerful, affectionate Maime Trotter isn’t giving up on Gilly just yet...

Girl Asleep (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CharactersDogs, Sisters, Horses, Twins, Fathers, Childrens
PlotDancing, Basketball
PlaceSchool, Party, Australia

The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she's flung into a parallel place; a world that's weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous - only there can she find herself.

I Smile Back (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
CharactersDogs, Teachers
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Basketball, Anorexia, Mental disorders
StyleTouching, Gloomy

Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next activity. However, just beneath the façade lie depression and disillusionment that send her careening into a secret world of reckless compulsion. Only very real danger will force her to face the painful root of her destructiveness and its crumbling effect on those she loves.

Daddy's Home (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
CharactersDoctors, Fathers, Family, Parents, Dogs, Military, Veterans
PlotJealousy, Relationship, Divorce, Rivalry, Parenting, Basketball
PlaceHospitals, School, Party
TimeNew Year

The story of a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids.

Trainwreck (2015)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersSisters, Surgeons, Writers
PlotLove, Relationship, Divorce, Basketball, Funeral
PlaceNew York, USA

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.

Lolo (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
PlotBasketball, Pads
PlaceTrains, Party, France
StyleFor single girls, Light

On holiday in the south of France, chic Parisian sophisticate Violette meets life-loving IT geek Jean-René. Against all odds, there’s a real chemistry between them and at the end of the summer, Jean-René wastes no time in joining his beloved in Paris. But there’s trouble in paradise, and a third party swiftly appears to shatter the couple’s idyll: Lolo, Violette’s ultra-possessive 19-year-old son, who is determined to get rid of his mother’s lover, whatever it takes…

I Just Wanna Hug You (2014)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.7)
CharactersDisabled people, Cats, Girlfriends, Orphans, Drivers, Taxi drivers, Fathers
PlotBasketball, Snow

Tsukasa got into a severe car accident when she was a high school student. She still suffers from the effects of that accident, with memory impairment and needing to use a wheelchair. Tsukasa falls in love with taxi driver Masaki. Even though they have difficulties, they try to make a happy family together, but they encounter another serious situation.

Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersDogs, Sisters, Photographers
PlotDepression, Dancing, Basketball, Happiness
TimeSummer, Winter
StyleTo cry, Touching

A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.

Cub (2014)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryBelgium, Netherlands
CharactersTeens, Dogs, Cats, Thieves, Monsters
PlotSupernatural, Basketball
PlaceSummer camp, Forest

Over-imaginative 12 year-old Sam heads off to the woods to summer scout camp with his pack convinced that he will encounter a monster...

Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)
Mark2 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Aliens, Dogs, Horses, Snipers, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, War, Basketball, Alien invasion
StyleAction, Depressive, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

Seven years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have spread worldwide. Humans have been knocked off the top of the food chain, with disparate communities struggling for survival. American soldiers are being sent abroad to protect US interests from the Monsters, but the war is far from being won.

Parts Per Billion (2014)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CharactersMusicians, Writers
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, War, Money, End of the world, Basketball, Obsession, Viruses
StyleDepressive, Tense, Gloomy

The interwoven stories of three couples which are forced to make life altering decisions in the face of a disastrous war. Inspired and sometimes blinded by their love, Len, Mia, Andy, Esther, Anna and Erik are as flawed and beautiful as any of the billions who are facing this human-made biological disaster.

Ride Along (2014)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, crime
PlotBasketball, Skirmishes, Chase

For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela. When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he's earned the seasoned policeman's respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner's rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it.

The Hot Flashes (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.1)
CharactersFriends, Lesbians, Bikers
PlotBasketball, Rivalry
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry

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.

The Sacrament (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersJournalists, Snipers
PlotDeath, Missing people, Basketball, On real events
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Tense

A fashion photographer is traveling to meet his sister at Eden Parish. Once there, his friends begin to film interviews with the Eden Parish inhabitants, all of whom speak of the commune in glowing terms. However, they soon discover that there is a sinister edge to the commune that belies the seemingly peaceful setting.

Jimmy P. (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
CountryUSA, France
CharactersFriends, Dogs, Lawyers, Horses, Indians, Snipers
PlotMoney, Religious, Basketball, On real events
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Disturbing

Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by psychoanalyst Georges Devereux, “Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian,” the film follows the true story of Picard (Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, as he returns from WWII and begins experiencing unexplainable symptoms shortly thereafter. He travels to the famous Winter Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, where he meets Devereux (Amalric), thus beginning a professional and personal friendship guided by compassion and understanding of Native American culture.

Thunderstruck (2012)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, sport
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotBasketball, Supernatural, Body exchange, Fulfillment of desires
StyleSoulful, Light

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.

Dream Team 1935 (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, history, sport
CountryLatvia, Luxembourg

Geneva, Switzerland 1935. The first European Basketball Championship is about to take place. Basketball is still an unknown sport in Europe, and the national teams are meeting for the first time. Each wants the honour of being the first champion. Meanwhile in Latvia, coach Baumanis is convinced that he can assemble a team and take it to Geneva. He quickly learns however, that triumph and defeat are also part of the game. Coach Baumanis faces many difficulties, as well as unexpected help from those closest to him.

Morgan (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
PlotRacing, Basketball

Morgan is the inspiring story of Morgan Oliver, a gay young athlete determined that a bicycle accident that left him paralyzed will not change him. He takes a chance on love when he meets Dean Kagen on a basketball court. Dean helps Morgan train for the same race in which he had his accident. But when he sees that Morgan will risk everything to win, Dean walks out. Left alone to face the race and demons that caused his accident, Morgan teeters between what he needs and what he wants. Can he find the strength to pull himself back up again?

The Four (2012)
Mark2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotMartial Arts, Supernatural, Investigation, Depression, Basketball, Cars
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy

An undercover agent is assigned by his corrupt chief to infiltrate a rival department and sabotage their investigation of counterfeit currency. What he discovers is the counterfeiter's real plan. To overthrow the capital. Not by flooding it with funny money, but with an army of undead.

At Any Price (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersFarmers, Dogs
PlotInvestigation, Death, Dancing, Motorcycles, Money, Basketball
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric

Set in the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple wants his rebellious son Dean to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected situation that threatens the family's entire livelihood.

The Three Stooges (2012)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.1)
CharactersNuns, Lawyers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Money, Basketball, Love triangle
PlaceHotels, Party
StyleExciting, Soulful, Light, Unexpected ending

While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.

Maximum Conviction (2012)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.8)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CharactersHeroes, Partners, CIA
PlotMartial Arts, Death, Survival, Money, Basketball, Chase
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing, For men, Unexpected ending

When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realizes he's caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined.

Think Like a Man (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersFriends, Cooks
PlotLove, Basketball
StyleTo cry

The balance of power in four couples’ relationships is upset when the women start using the advice in Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, to get more of what they want from their men. When the men realize that the women have gotten a hold of their relationship “playbook,” they decide that the best defense is a good offense and come up with a plan to use this information to their advantage.

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.

Champions (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport

A disgraced basketball coach is given the chance to coach Los Amigos, a team of players who are intellectually disabled, and soon realizes they just might have what it takes to make it to the national championships.