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1. High School Musical (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.2
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Troy and Gabriella - two teens who are worlds apart - meet at a karaoke contest and discover their mutual love for music.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel

Votes: 62,386

2. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

Votes: 84,017 | Gross: $2.42M

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

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

6.3
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A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: Ryan Merriman, Henry Gibson, Alexis Lopez, Glenndon Chatman

Votes: 4,698

4. Space Jam (1996)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington

Votes: 118,701 | Gross: $90.44M

5. Coach Carter (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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57 Metascore

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown

Votes: 97,218 | Gross: $67.25M

6. 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 »

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

Votes: 14,997 | Gross: $27.44M

7. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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25 Metascore

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

Votes: 36,514 | Gross: $33.09M

8. 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

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

Votes: 68,909 | Gross: $33.47M

9. 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.

Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon, David Bailey

Votes: 11,036 | Gross: $16.04M

10. 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.

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

Votes: 35,664 | Gross: $28.61M

11. Like Mike (2002)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.1
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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.

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Shad Moss, Jonathan Lipnicki, Morris Chestnut, Brenda Song

Votes: 15,707 | Gross: $51.43M

12. White Men Can't Jump (1992)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.7
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Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances.

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

Votes: 61,065 | Gross: $76.25M

13. 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.

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

Votes: 37,611 | Gross: $21.55M

14. Glory Road (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: James Gartner | Stars: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols, Jon Voight

Votes: 36,227 | Gross: $42.64M

15. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

Votes: 74,592 | Gross: $51.77M

16. Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sport

6.1
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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.

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

Votes: 9,891 | Gross: $22.36M

17. 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 »

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 13,487 | Gross: $24.63M

18. 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 an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles, Martin Sheen, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 17,581 | Gross: $16.02M

19. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

8.3
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98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

Votes: 20,015 | Gross: $7.83M

20. Double Teamed (2002 TV Movie)

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

6.2
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Two sisters become world-famous basketball players.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Poppi Monroe, Annie McElwain, Teal Redmann, Nick Searcy

Votes: 2,314

21. Rebound (2005)

PG | 86 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.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Megan Mullally, Breckin Meyer, Wendy Raquel Robinson

Votes: 10,864 | Gross: $16.81M

22. Thunderstruck (I) (2012)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.2
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When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero, basketball star Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team, while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, Jim Belushi, Brandon T. Jackson

Votes: 3,500

23. Eddie (1996)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

5.1
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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 »

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 7,368 | Gross: $31.36M

24. One on One (1977)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,205

25. 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 of the team. Suddenly Antoine dies of a heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of the ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Kadeem Hardison, David Paymer, Michael Michele

Votes: 4,614 | Gross: $14.71M

26. The Air Up There (1994)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

5.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 7,540 | Gross: $21.01M

27. 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 »

Director: Eriq La Salle | Stars: Don Cheadle, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Ronny Cox

Votes: 2,475

28. Celtic Pride (1996)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

5.2
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Two over-loyal Celtic fans kidnap their opponent's star player in order to guarantee their team the championship.

Director: Tom DeCerchio | Stars: Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern, Dan Aykroyd, Gail O'Grady

Votes: 8,583 | Gross: $9.26M

29. 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.

Director: David Nelson | Stars: Jascha Washington, Kel Mitchell, Michael Beach, Brett Kelly

Votes: 2,063

30. Crossover (2006)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Sport

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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 »

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

Votes: 8,775 | Gross: $7.01M

31. The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Sport

5.1
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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.

Director: Gilbert Moses | Stars: Julius Erving, Jonathan Winters, Meadowlark Lemon, Jack Kehoe

Votes: 797

32. Sunset Park (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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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.

Director: Steve Gomer | Stars: Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr, Carol Kane, Terrence Howard

Votes: 1,292 | Gross: $10.00M

33. 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.

Director: Frank C. Schroeder | Stars: Millie Perkins, Nick Benedict, Adam Guier, Murrell Garland

Votes: 1,054

34. Fast Break (1979)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Sport

6.0
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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 »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Harold Sylvester, Michael Warren, Bernard King

Votes: 551

35. Coach (1978)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

4.8
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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 »

Director: Bud Townsend | Stars: Cathy Lee Crosby, Michael Biehn, Keenan Wynn, Channing Clarkson

Votes: 423

36. Home of the Giants (2007)

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

6.3
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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.

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

Votes: 592

37. Believe in Me (2006)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 718 | Gross: $0.21M

38. 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 »

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Al Thompson, Benz Antoine, James Lafferty

Votes: 493

39. The Frontier Boys (2012)

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

5.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 236

40. Church Ball (2006)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

4.0
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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 »

Director: Kurt Hale | Stars: Andrew Wilson, Amy Stewart, Clint Howard, Fred Willard

Votes: 402 | Gross: $0.46M

41. Heaven Is a Playground (1991)

R | 106 min

5.9
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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.

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

Votes: 283

42. Michael Jordan: His Airness (1999 Video)

55 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.0
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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.

Director: Larry Weitzman | Stars: Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler

Votes: 455

43. Annie O (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.1
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When a 15-year-old female basketball prodigy makes the boys' varsity team, she inspires a media circus, sibling rivalry and a trip to the state championships in this family sports drama. ... See full summary »

Director: J. Michael McClary | Stars: Rob Stewart, Coco Yares, Chad Willett, Suzanne Ristic

Votes: 118

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

86 min | Documentary, Sport

8.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 7