Most Popular "Basketball Movie" Titles
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1. High School Musical (2006 TV Movie)
TV-G | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Troy and Gabriella - two teens who are worlds apart - meet at a karaoke contest and discover their mutual love for music.
2. Space Jam (1996)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Tunes play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom.
Votes: 111,575 | Gross: $90.44M
3. Teen Wolf (1985)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A struggling high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.
Votes: 34,760 | Gross: $33.09M
4. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Votes: 80,092 | Gross: $2.42M
5. Coach Carter (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Drama, Sport
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.
Votes: 92,231 | Gross: $67.25M
7. Like Mike (2002)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside.
Votes: 15,015 | Gross: $51.43M
8. Love & Basketball (2000)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
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 »
Votes: 14,249 | Gross: $27.44M
10. Hoosiers (1986)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 34,145 | Gross: $28.61M
11. Thunderstruck (I) (2012)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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.
12. Semi-Pro (2008)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport
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
Votes: 66,781 | Gross: $33.47M
13. One on One (1977)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Sport
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 »
14. Blue Chips (1994)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sport
A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.
Votes: 9,519 | Gross: $22.36M
15. Glory Road (2006)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 34,771 | Gross: $42.64M
17. Air Bud (1997)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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 »
Votes: 12,898 | Gross: $24.63M
18. O (2001)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin.
Votes: 17,309 | Gross: $16.02M
19. Above the Rim (1994)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 10,397 | Gross: $16.04M
20. Rebound (2005)
PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
An acclaimed college basketball coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.
Votes: 10,483 | Gross: $16.81M
22. Hoop Dreams (1994)
PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Votes: 18,871 | Gross: $7.83M
23. The Luck of the Irish (2001 TV Movie)
TV-G | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
24. Like Mike 2: Streetball (2006 Video)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
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.
25. The Air Up There (1994)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
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 »
Votes: 7,368 | Gross: $21.01M
26. Eddie (1996)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport
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 »
Votes: 7,109 | Gross: $31.36M
27. The Sixth Man (1997)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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 »
Votes: 4,442 | Gross: $14.71M
28. Crossover (2006)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Sport
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 »
Votes: 8,705 | Gross: $7.01M
29. Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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 »
30. Celtic Pride (1996)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Sport
Two over-loyal Celtic fans kidnap their opponent's star player in order to guarantee their team the championship.
Votes: 8,374 | Gross: $9.26M
31. Sunset Park (1996)
R | 99 min | Drama, Sport
A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Votes: 1,234 | Gross: $10.00M
33. The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)
G | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Biography of pro basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich, who died suddenly in 1988 at age 40 from a heart attack.
34. Home of the Giants (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
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.
35. The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Sport
The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.
36. Coach (1978)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Sport
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 »
37. Fast Break (1979)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Sport
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 »
38. Believe in Me (2006)
PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 703 | Gross: $0.21M
39. The Frontier Boys (2012)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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 »
40. A Season on the Brink (2002 TV Movie)
R | 87 min | Drama, Sport
"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 »
41. Church Ball (2006)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Sport
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 »
Votes: 399 | Gross: $0.46M
42. Michael Jordan: His Airness (1999 Video)
55 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
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.
44. Heaven Is a Playground (1991)
R | 106 min
A coach and a lawyer team up to provide incentives for an urban high school basketball team to stay out of trouble.
45. Annie O (1995 TV Movie)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
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 »
46. Class C: The Only Game in Town (2008)
86 min | Documentary, Sport
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 »