The Best Basketball Movies Films

The Best Basketball Movies

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

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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    White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez

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    He Got Game is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich

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    Coach Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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    Hoosiers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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    Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

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    Hoop Dreams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Glory Road is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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    Love & Basketball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan

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    Blue Chips is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Shaquille O'Neal, Larry Bird, Kevin Garnett

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    Above the Rim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac, Marlon Wayans

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    Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Brenda Song, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Lipnicki

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    Finding Forrester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Sean Connery

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    Semi-Pro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Woody Harrelson

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    Basketball Diaries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis

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    Air Up There is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


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    Celtic Pride is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Larry Bird, Deion Sanders, Dan Aykroyd

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    BASEketball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Jenny McCarthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Victoria Silvstedt

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    Hurricane Season is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Lil Wayne, Taraji P. Henson, Forest Whitaker

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    Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

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    The 6th Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Marlon Wayans, Michael Michele, David Paymer

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    Eddie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Donald Trump, Dennis Rodman, Whoopi Goldberg

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    The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Julius Erving, Stockard Channing, Jonathan Winters

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    Sunset Park is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Terrence Howard, Carol Kane, Rhea Perlman

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    Rebound: The Legend of Earl


    Kevin Garnett, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle

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    Just Wright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Queen Latifah

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    The Pistol: The Birth of a Leg... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Millie Perkins, John Richardson, Tom Lester

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    One on One is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Basketball Movies


    Melanie Griffith, Annette O'Toole, Robby Benson

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    More than a Game is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    More than a Game

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    Fast Break is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Laurence Fishburne, Michael Warren, Bert Remsen

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    Air Bud is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Air Bud

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    Like Mike 2: Streetball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Kel Mitchell, Michael Beach, Moneca Delain

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    Believe in Me is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Bruce Dern, Jeffrey Donovan, Heather Matarazzo

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    Juwanna Mann is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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    Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.

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    On the Shoulders of Giants is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Basketball Movies

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

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