Movies about basketball

List of the best films about basketball, selected by visitors to our site: Glory Road, Coach Carter, The Basketball Diaries, The Hot Flashes, Thunderstruck, The Black Mamba, Just Wright, Gong fu guan lan, Rebound, Love & Basketball, He Got Game, The Sixth Man, Above the Rim, Blue Chips, White Men Can't Jump, Hoosiers
Glory Road 2006
Glory Road (2006)

After being appointed the new coach of the 1966 Texas Miners, Don Haskins (Josh Lucas) decides to build a team based on talent rather than race. The conservative townsfolk balk at the new racially diverse lineup despite the fact that the team is winning all their games. When black players like Bobby Joe Hill (Derek Luke) and team captain Harry Flournoy (Mehcad Brooks) begin to dominate the court with flashy moves, the racial tension increases, jeopardizing...

Coach Carter 2005
Coach Carter (2005)

In 1999, Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) returns to his old high school in Richmond, California, to get the basketball team into shape. With tough rules and academic discipline, he succeeds in setting the players on a winning streak. But when their grades start to suffer, Carter locks them out of the gym and shuts down their championship season. When he is criticized by the players and their parents, he sticks to his guns, determined that they excel in clas...

The Basketball Diaries 1995
The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school ... See full summary »

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Thunderstruck (2012)

A basketball star switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan.

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Gong fu guan lan (2008)

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.

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He Got Game (1998)

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

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The Sixth Man (1997)

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 »

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Above the Rim (1994)

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.

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White Men Can't Jump (1992)

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

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Hoosiers (1986)

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.

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