sports movies 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.
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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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White Men Can't Jump Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez

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He Got Game Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich

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Glory Road Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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Space Jam Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

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Love & Basketball Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan

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Blue Chips Shaquille O'Neal, Larry Bird, Kevin Garnett

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Above the Rim Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac, Marlon Wayans

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Like Mike Brenda Song, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Lipnicki

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Semi-Pro Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Woody Harrelson

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Basketball Diaries Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis

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Finding Forrester Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Sean Connery

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The Hottest Basketball Wives and Girlfriends The Best Movies of All Time

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Teen Wolf Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

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Celtic Pride Larry Bird, Deion Sanders, Dan Aykroyd

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BASEketball Jenny McCarthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Victoria Silvstedt

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The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend Millie Perkins, John Richardson, Tom Lester

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The 6th Man Marlon Wayans, Michael Michele, David Paymer

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Hurricane Season Lil Wayne, Taraji P. Henson, Forest Whitaker

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Eddie Donald Trump, Dennis Rodman, Whoopi Goldberg

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Sunset Park Terrence Howard, Carol Kane, Rhea Perlman

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Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault Kevin Garnett, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle

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The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Julius Erving, Stockard Channing, Jonathan Winters

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Just Wright Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Queen Latifah

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One on One Melanie Griffith, Annette O'Toole, Robby Benson

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Fast Break Laurence Fishburne, Michael Warren, Bert Remsen

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Juwanna Mann Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.

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Like Mike 2: Streetball Kel Mitchell, Michael Beach, Moneca Delain

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Believe in Me Bruce Dern, Jeffrey Donovan, Heather Matarazzo

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On the Shoulders of Giants Charles Barkley, Maya Angelou, Cornel West