The Best Basketball Movies Films

The Best Basketball Movies

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A list of the best basketball movies. There are the top, best movies about basketball. A portion of them are based on true stories. Basketball is one of the few sports to have been invented in North America, it is also easily the most popular. Today, basketball is played by high school, college, and professional teams world wide.

What are the best basketball movies? Basketball films have been popular for decades, but they really took off in the 90's. The ones on this list, are the most popular, the greatest, and the best. This list includes basketball comedies, dramas and basketball movies based on true stories.

List Criteria: Films about or featuring a basketball player or team

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  1. 1
    Up 108
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    the people's #1
    Hoosiers

    1986 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 118
    Down 41

    most listed &ranked low on reranks
    White Men Can't Jump

    1992 More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 105
    Down 44
    1998 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 111
    Down 40

    ranked low on reranks
    Coach Carter

    2005 More
    87
  5. 5
    Up 64
    Down 30

    often listed
    Blue Chips

    1994 More
    77
  6. 6
    Up 73
    Down 34
    2006 More
    76
  7. 7
    Up 90
    Down 47
    1996 More
    75
  8. 8
    Up 66
    Down 40
    2000 More
    72
  9. 9
    Up 33
    Down 12

    niche appeal
    Hoop Dreams

    1994 More
    67
    added by: wiabux
  10. 10
    Up 46
    Down 27
    2000 More
    63
  11. 11
    Up 59
    Down 35
    1994 More
    61
    added by: wiabux
  12. 12
    Up 29
    Down 28

    niche appeal
    Basketball Diaries

    1995 More
    57
  13. 13
    Up 26
    Down 27

    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Air Up There

    56
  14. 14
    Up 45
    Down 41

    ranked low on reranks
    Semi-Pro

    2008 More
    55
  15. 15
    Up 24
    Down 33

    ranked high on reranks
    Eddie

    1996 More
    54
  16. 16
    Up 31
    Down 40

    ranked high on reranks
    Teen Wolf

    1985 More
    53
  17. 17
    Up 47
    Down 45

    ranked low on reranks
    Like Mike

    2002 More
    50
  18. 18
    Up 33
    Down 36

    ranked low on reranks
    Celtic Pride

    1996 More
    50
  19. 19
    Up 13
    Down 16
    1979 More
    47
    added by: pigonthewing
  20. 20
    Up 8
    Down 11

    ranked high on reranks
    Hurricane Season

    2009 More
    46
    added by: BrandyBrandiceMaeJohnson
  21. 21
    Up 28
    Down 33

    ranked low on reranks
    The Sixth Man

    1997 More
    43
  22. 22
    Up 20
    Down 31

    often listed
    Sunset Park

    1996 More
    41
  23. 23
    Up 24
    Down 31

    ranked low on reranks
    BASEketball

    1998 More
    38
    added by: Logan2011
  24. 24
    Up 20
    Down 32
    2010 More
    29
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