Basketball Movies & TV

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1. 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: 41,413 | Gross: $21.55M

2. 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: 112,904 | Gross: $67.26M

3. 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: 39,908 | Gross: $28.61M

4. 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: 40,159 | Gross: $42.64M

5. White Men Can't Jump (1992)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

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: 69,424 | Gross: $76.25M

6. 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: 16,781 | Gross: $27.44M

7. 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: 2,680

8. 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: 12,680 | Gross: $16.04M

9. 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: 11,169 | Gross: $22.36M

10. 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: 142,632 | Gross: $90.46M

11. 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: 8,079 | Gross: $21.01M

12. 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: 9,188 | Gross: $9.26M

13. Amazing (2013)

105 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A talented Chinese software gaming programmer attempts to hack into a basketball game he worked on for his former American employer due to a dangerous computer virus he claimed was in the ... See full summary »

Director: Sherwood Hu | Stars: Carmelo Anthony, Charles 'Blackie' Chen, Mel Chude, Stephen Fung

Votes: 26

14. The Basketball Fix (1951)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A college basketball star collaborrates with organized crime and becomes involved in 'point shaving.' A sportswriter tries to get him back on the right track.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: John Ireland, Marshall Thompson, Vanessa Brown, William Bishop

Votes: 125

15. Ball Don't Lie (2008)

R | Drama

A skinny high school junior and basketball prodigy from Venice, California burdened with early life tragedy (callous foster care) and Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, Sticky manages to surpass his limits whenever he has a ball in his hands.

Director: Brin Hill | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Grayson Boucher, Ludacris, Nick Cannon

Votes: 245

16. Harlem Globe Trotters (1970–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Sport

The adventures of a basketball comedy team.

Stars: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Rudy Clark, Scatman Crothers, Robert DoQui

Votes: 133

17. The Harlem Globetrotters (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Sport

Abe Saperstein, owner/manager of the world-famous "Harlem Globetrotters", an all-Negro professional basketball team, signs Billy Townsend, an All-American, to play with the "Globetrotters."... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Brown, Will Jason | Stars: Harlem Globetrotters, Thomas Gomez, Dorothy Dandridge, Bill Walker

Votes: 110

18. The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (1981 TV Movie)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sport

The staff of the island resort need the aid of the Harlem Globetrotters to keep their island from a greedy millionaire.

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 566

19. 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: 884 | Gross: $0.21M

20. Crossing the Line (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

When former college basketball star Laura Mosbach moves to a small town to assist legendary coach Tommy Holliday with his high school championship girls' basketball team, all is not what it seems.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Terry Farrell, Adrian Pasdar, Sumela Kay, Sherry Miller

Votes: 143

21. 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: 8,835 | Gross: $31.36M

22. Pistol Pete (1996 TV Movie)

23 min | Comedy

A town overrun by bandits hires a celebrity sharp-shooter to clean up the town. If only he knew how to ride a horse.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Stephen Kearney, Mark Derwin, Jane Abbott, Gregg Binkley

Votes: 33

23. 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: 881

24. Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story (1992 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Based on a true story of Hank Gathers, a basketball player from Loyola Marymount who collapsed and died during a game. Hank was a loudmouth Philly kid who was one of the best high school ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Braverman | Stars: Victor Love, Duane Davis, George Kennedy, Nell Carter

Votes: 186

25. Inside Moves (1980)

PG | 113 min | Drama

After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Roary begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright

Votes: 1,324

26. Harvard Man (2001)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

A basketball player strikes a deal with the mob to fix a basketball game.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Adrian Grenier, Joey Lauren Adams, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 4,058 | Gross: $0.06M

27. 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: 618

28. 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: 17,717 | Gross: $51.43M

29. Kung Fu Dunk (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

Fang Shijie is found as a baby in the garbage and raised at a martial arts academy. With the help of a man, he gets into college and is promoted to the basketball championship as he searches for his real parents.

Director: Yen-Ping Chu | Stars: Jay Chou, Eric Tsang, Gang Wang, Charlene Choi

Votes: 3,095

30. 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: 1,412

31. 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: 225

32. 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 that he has hired a woman. Blocked from ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 484

33. The Red Sneakers (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 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: 427

34. 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: 11,790 | Gross: $16.81M

35. The St. Tammany Miracle (1994)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Sport

A girls' Episcopalian high school basketball team fights to make a name for themselves through the help of their new female coach.

Directors: Joy N. Houck Jr., Jim McCullough Sr. | Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Soleil Moon Frye, Jamie Luner, Jeffrey Meek

Votes: 93

36. Tall Story (1960)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda, Ray Walston, Marc Connelly

Votes: 737 | Gross: $12.00M

37. That Championship Season (1982)

R | 110 min | Drama

It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Miller | Stars: Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach, Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen

Votes: 528

38. 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.

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

Votes: 4,257

39. Young People (1972)

118 min | Comedy, Sport

When the school's athlete star, Lam Tat pursuits martial art student Ho's girlfriend Princess a rivalry is born.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Kuan Tai Chen, Agnes Chan

Votes: 37

40. Vallinam (2014)

132 min | Drama, Sport

A basketball player strives to win an important tournament.

Director: Arivazhagan Venkatachalam | Stars: Nakhul, Mrudhula Basker, Amzath Khan, Jagan

Votes: 284

41. 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: 5,114 | Gross: $14.71M

42. 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: 94,641 | Gross: $2.42M

43. 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: 74,742 | Gross: $33.47M

44. 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: 12,541 | Gross: $21.52M

45. 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: 41,993 | Gross: $33.09M

46. 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: 1,430 | Gross: $10.00M

47. 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: 2,782

48. 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: 8,884 | Gross: $7.01M