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1. 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 »

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

Votes: 244

2. The Mighty Macs (2009)

G | 99 min | Drama, Sport

49 Metascore

In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.

Director: Tim Chambers | Stars: Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, Ellen Burstyn, David Boreanaz

Votes: 1,232 | Gross: $1.86M

3. Just Wright (2010)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

51 Metascore

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

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 11,538 | Gross: $21.52M

4. Breaking the Press (2010)

PG | 95 min | Drama

A contemporary retelling of the parable of the prodigal son set in the world of Texas high school basketball.

Director: Andrew Stevens | Stars: Drew Waters, Farah White, Tom Maden, Chad Halbrook

Votes: 89

5. 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.

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

Votes: 2,217

6. 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.

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

Votes: 606

7. Crossover (2006)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Sport

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: 8,858 | Gross: $7.01M

8. 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 »

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

Votes: 411 | Gross: $0.46M

9. Glory Road (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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: 38,217 | Gross: $42.64M

10. Semi-Pro (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

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: 71,856 | Gross: $33.47M

11. Streetballers (2009)

R | 119 min | Drama, Sport

Streetballers is for basketball, what Field of Dreams was for baseball. Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Krentz | Stars: Jimmy McKinney, Matt Krentz, Adrieanne Perez, Eric Fletcher

Votes: 338 | Gross: $0.03M

12. 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 »

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

Votes: 500

13. 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.

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

Votes: 5,228

14. Like Mike (2002)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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: 16,631 | Gross: $51.43M

15. The Red Sneakers (2002 TV Movie)

109 min | Fantasy

A kid named Reggie Reynolds is a high school student who is good in the classroom but not so good on the basketball court. But one day he meets a junk dealer who gives him a pair of old gym... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Hines | Stars: Vanessa Bell Calloway, Dempsey Pappion, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Scott Thompson

Votes: 423

16. Double Teamed (2002 TV Movie)

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

Two sisters become world-famous basketball players.

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

Votes: 2,527

17. Guarding Eddy (2004)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport

A developmentally handicapped young man comes to L.A. to pursue his dream of playing professional basketball for the Clippers.

Director: Scott McKinsey | Stars: Brian Presley, Kiko Ellsworth, Anna Maria Horsford, Lee Garlington

Votes: 129

18. Coach Carter (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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: 104,150 | Gross: $67.26M

19. Rebound (2005)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

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: 11,308 | Gross: $16.81M

20. 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.

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

Votes: 818 | Gross: $0.21M

21. O (2001)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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: 18,094 | Gross: $16.02M

22. Love & Basketball (2000)

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

70 Metascore

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

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

Votes: 15,872 | Gross: $27.44M

23. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

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: 76,868 | Gross: $51.80M

24. He Got Game (1998)

R | 136 min | Drama, Sport

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: 39,216 | Gross: $21.55M

25. Passing Glory (1999 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama, Sport

A talented all-black high school basketball team challenges the top all-white team in civil-rights-era New Orleans.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Andre Braugher, Rip Torn, Sean Squire, Ruby Dee

Votes: 219

26. 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 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: 4,847 | Gross: $14.71M

27. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,591

28. 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.

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

Votes: 8,853 | Gross: $9.26M

29. 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 »

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

Votes: 7,955 | Gross: $31.36M

30. Space Jam (1996)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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: 130,707 | Gross: $90.46M

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.

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

Votes: 1,362 | Gross: $10.00M

32. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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: 89,150 | Gross: $2.42M

33. 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 »

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

Votes: 118

34. 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.

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

Votes: 1,101

35. White Men Can't Jump (1992)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

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

Votes: 65,073 | Gross: $76.25M

36. 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 »

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

Votes: 7,793 | Gross: $21.01M

37. 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.

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

Votes: 11,864 | Gross: $16.04M

38. Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sport

54 Metascore

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: 10,481 | Gross: $22.36M

39. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,308

40. The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Sport

40 Metascore

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: 840

41. 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 »

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

Votes: 590

42. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

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: 39,016 | Gross: $33.09M

43. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

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: 37,633 | Gross: $28.61M

44. Heaven Is a Playground (1991)

R | 106 min | Drama, Sport

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: 303

45. Think Like a Man Too (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

38 Metascore

All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Wendi McLendon-Covey, La La Anthony

Votes: 17,304 | Gross: $65.18M