Movies about basketball

List of the best films about basketball, selected by visitors to our site: Glory Road, Coach Carter, The Basketball Diaries, Thunderstruck, Just Wright, Kung Fu Dunk, He Got Game, The Sixth Man, Above the Rim, White Men Can't Jump, Hoosiers
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)

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)

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 basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhea...

Thunderstruck (2012)

A teenage klutz (Taylor Gray) becomes the star of his high-school basketball team when he magically acquires the abilities of his hero, NBA star Kevin Durant -- but the switch leaves Durant unable to score.

Just Wright (2010)

Miss Wright (Queen Latifah) is a physical therapist who falls for the basketball player named Scott (Common) she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury. The main problem is that he is going to marry beauty Morgan (Paula Patton).

Kung Fu Dunk (2008)

Shi-Jie (Jay Chou) was abandoned by his parents as a child and left with the master of the local kung fu school. As he grows up, he vigorously trains in martial arts and develops an ability to predict his opponents' moves before they occur. This ability serves him well on the basketball court and he catches the eye of Chen-Li, a shady businessman who convinces Shi-Jie to join a local college's basketball team to help them defeat a rival school who is so br...

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.

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 »

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.

White Men Can't Jump (1992)

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

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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