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1. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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25 Metascore

A struggling high school student with problems discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Writers: Jeph Loeb, Matthew Weisman | Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

Votes: 31,391

2. Space Jam (1996)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Toons play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom.

Writers: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod | Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington

Votes: 95,621

3. White Men Can't Jump (1992)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.6
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Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances.

Writer: Ron Shelton | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell

Votes: 53,084

4. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.2
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70 Metascore

In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with ... See full summary »

Writer: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

Votes: 12,778

5. He Got Game (1998)

R | 136 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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63 Metascore

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

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 33,665

6. Semi-Pro (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

5.8
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47 Metascore

Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true

Writer: Scot Armstrong | Director: Kent Alterman | Stars: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney

Votes: 62,703

7. Like Mike (2002)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.0
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47 Metascore

A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside.

Writers: Michael Elliot, Jordan Moffet | Director: John Schultz | Stars: Shad Moss, Jonathan Lipnicki, Morris Chestnut, Brenda Song

Votes: 13,658

8. Above the Rim (1994)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

6.6
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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.

Writers: Jeff Pollack, Benny Medina, Barry Michael Cooper | Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon, David Bailey

Votes: 9,075

9. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.6
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76 Metascore

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Writer: Angelo Pizzo | Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

Votes: 31,793

10. O (2001)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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53 Metascore

An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in a high school and centered around basketball player Odin.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Brad Kaaya | Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles, Martin Sheen, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 16,791

11. Air Bud (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Kevin DiCicco, Paul Tamasy, Aaron Mendelsohn | Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 11,933

12. Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sport

6.0
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A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.

Writer: Ron Shelton | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 8,944

13. Rebound (2005)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

5.1
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36 Metascore

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

Writers: William Wolff, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Megan Mullally, Breckin Meyer, Wendy Raquel Robinson

Votes: 9,851

14. The Luck of the Irish (2001 TV Movie)

TV-G | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.

Writers: Andrew Price, Mark Edward Edens | Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: Ryan Merriman, Henry Gibson, Alexis Lopez, Glenndon Chatman

Votes: 3,706

15. Crossover (2006)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Sport

2.0
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30 Metascore

A naturally talented basketball player, Noah Cruise is determined to become a doctor using his basketball scholarship to UCLA pre-med, rather than succumb to the lure of former sports agent... See full summary »

Writer: Preston A. Whitmore II | Director: Preston A. Whitmore II | Stars: Anthony Mackie, Wesley Jonathan, Wayne Brady, Eva Marcille

Votes: 8,607

16. The Sixth Man (1997)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Christopher Reed, Cynthia Carle | Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Kadeem Hardison, David Paymer, Michael Michele

Votes: 4,144

17. Double Teamed (2002 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Biography, Family, Drama

6.2
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Two sisters become world-famous basketball players.

Writers: Douglas Penn, John Wierick | Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Poppi Monroe, Annie McElwain, Teal Redmann, Nick Searcy

Votes: 1,724

18. The Air Up There (1994)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

5.4
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Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball ... See full summary »

Writer: Max Apple | Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Charles Gitonga Maina, Yolanda Vazquez, Winston Ntshona

Votes: 7,111

19. Eddie (1996)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

5.0
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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" ... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai, Jon Connolly, David Loucka, Eric Champnella, Keith Mitchell | Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 6,667

20. One on One (1977)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Sport

6.5
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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... See full summary »

Writers: Robby Benson, Jerry Segal | Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Robby Benson, Annette O'Toole, G.D. Spradlin, Gail Strickland

Votes: 1,076

21. Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Swyer, Larry Golin | Director: Eriq La Salle | Stars: Don Cheadle, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Ronny Cox

Votes: 2,243

22. Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006 Video)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

4.3
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Another young boy with 'hoop dreams' finds an old pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers and can suddenly play ball like the greatest player in the world.

Writers: Keith Mitchell, Allie Dvorin, Michael Elliot | Director: David Nelson | Stars: Jascha Washington, Kel Mitchell, Michael Beach, Brett Kelly

Votes: 1,788

23. Sunset Park (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

5.8
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A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.

Writers: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson | Director: Steve Gomer | Stars: Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr, Carol Kane, Terrence Howard

Votes: 1,140

24. Coach (1978)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

4.7
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An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers he hired a woman. Blocked from firing her... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Bruce Rose, Nancy Larson, Mark Tenser | Director: Bud Townsend | Stars: Cathy Lee Crosby, Michael Biehn, Keenan Wynn, Channing Clarkson

Votes: 385

25. Home of the Giants (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

6.4
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Gar is a high school journalist who covers the basketball team as it heads toward a state championship; when his best friend Matt, the team's star, is asked by a drug dealer to throw the big game, Gar inevitably gets caught in the middle.

Writer: Rusty Gorman | Director: Rusty Gorman | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Ryan Merriman, Eugene Osment, Robert Garlati

Votes: 555

26. The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Sport

5.0
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The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.

Writers: David Dashev, Jaison Starkes, Edmond Stevens, Gary Stromberg | Director: Gilbert Moses | Stars: Julius Erving, Jonathan Winters, Meadowlark Lemon, Jack Kehoe

Votes: 730

27. Believe in Me (2006)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport

7.1
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In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.

Writers: Robert Collector, Harold Keith | Director: Robert Collector | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern, Bob Gunton

Votes: 682

28. The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)

G | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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Biography of pro basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich, who died suddenly in 1988 at age 40 from a heart attack.

Writers: Darrel Campbell, Peter Maravich | Director: Frank C. Schröder | Stars: Millie Perkins, Nick Benedict, Adam Guier, Murrell Garland

Votes: 946

29. Fast Break (1979)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Sport

5.9
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David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good... See full summary »

Writers: Sandor Stern, Marc Kaplan | Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Harold Sylvester, Michael Warren, Bernard King

Votes: 514

30. The Frontier Boys (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.7
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The story of four high school boys whose undefeated basketball season and friendship are threatened after a drive-by shooting leaves one of them in a coma and one of them with a secret. ... See full summary »

Writers: John Grooters, Jeff Barker | Director: John Grooters | Stars: Rebecca St. James, Big Kenny, Earthquake Kelley, Timothy Lofing

Votes: 220

31. Kobe Doin' Work (2009 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Sport

6.3
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A documentary following Kobe Bryant during one day during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lamar Odom, Kobe Bryant, Tony Parker

Votes: 1,097

32. Linsanity (2013)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.4
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52 Metascore

The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin.

Writer: Aaron Strongoni | Director: Evan Leong | Stars: Jeremy Lin, Daniel Dae Kim, Ming Yao, Phil Yu

Votes: 1,523

33. Church Ball (2006)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

3.9
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Dennis Buckstead has the hardest calling in his church. Not only has he been asked to coach a group of non-basketball players in his church but the bishop has demanded that he lead the team... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Eagleston, Kurt Hale, Stephen Rose | Director: Kurt Hale | Stars: Andrew Wilson, Amy Stewart, Clint Howard, Fred Willard

Votes: 400

34. A Season on the Brink (2002 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Drama, Sport

5.2
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"A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight ... See full summary »

Writers: John Feinstein, David W. Rintels | Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Al Thompson, Benz Antoine, James Lafferty

Votes: 485

35. Heaven Is a Playground (1991)

R | 106 min

5.8
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A coach and a lawyer team up to provide incentives for an urban high school basketball team to stay out of trouble.

Writers: Randall Fried, Rick Telander | Director: Randall Fried | Stars: La Taunya Bounds, Terry Bradley, Cylk Cozart, Stavon Lovell Davis

Votes: 276

36. Michael Jordan: His Airness (1999 Video)

Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.7
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From his days as a child in North Carolina to his retirement from the Chicago Bulls in 1999, His Airness takes you on a journey through Michael Jordan's career.

Stars: Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler

Votes: 376

37. Annie O (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.0
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Writers: Jefferson Berlin, Mark Bryan | Director: J. Michael McClary | Stars: Rob Stewart, Coco Yares, Chad Willett, Suzanne Ristic

Votes: 113

38. Class C: The Only Game in Town (2008)

86 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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As their tiny hometowns fight to stay on the map, girls from across rural Montana compete for the state basketball title and a chance to bring home something worth celebrating. Montana ... See full summary »

Writers: Shasta Grenier, Justin Lubke | Directors: Shasta Grenier, Justin Lubke | Stars: Reed Point Pirates, Twin Bridges Falcons, Scobey Spartans, Rocky Boy Stars

Votes: 8