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

    most listed
    Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez

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  2. 2
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    Coach Carter

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    Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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    He Got Game


    Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich

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    Hoosiers

    the people's #1
    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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  5. 5
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    Space Jam


    Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

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    Hoop Dreams

    added by wiabux

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    Glory Road


    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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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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  10. 10
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    Above the Rim

    added by wiabux
    Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac, Marlon Wayans

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    Like Mike


    Brenda Song, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Lipnicki

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    - 57
    Finding Forrester


    Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Sean Connery

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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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    Air Up There


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    Celtic Pride


    Larry Bird, Deion Sanders, Dan Aykroyd

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    BASEketball

    added by Logan2011
    Jenny McCarthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Victoria Silvstedt

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    Hurricane Season

    added by BrandyBrandiceMaeJohnson
    Lil Wayne, Taraji P. Henson, Forest Whitaker

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    Teen Wolf


    Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

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    The 6th Man


    Marlon Wayans, Michael Michele, David Paymer

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    Eddie


    Donald Trump, Dennis Rodman, Whoopi Goldberg

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    The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

    added by pigonthewing
    Julius Erving, Stockard Channing, Jonathan Winters

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    Sunset Park


    Terrence Howard, Carol Kane, Rhea Perlman

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    - 2
    Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault


    Kevin Garnett, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle

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    - 55
    Just Wright


    Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Queen Latifah

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    - 16
    One on One


    Melanie Griffith, Annette O'Toole, Robby Benson

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    - 8
    The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend

    added by josie-maxwell
    Millie Perkins, John Richardson, Tom Lester

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    - 15
    More than a Game

    added by 2humble_
    More than a Game

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    - 7
    Fast Break

    added by coachneighbors
    Laurence Fishburne, Michael Warren, Bert Remsen

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    - 12
    Air Bud

    added by SohamKurup
    Air Bud

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    - 19
    Believe in Me

    added by kittyind
    Bruce Dern, Jeffrey Donovan, Heather Matarazzo

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    - 21
    Like Mike 2: Streetball

    added by john-michael-amores-lapinig
    Kel Mitchell, Michael Beach, Moneca Delain

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    Juwanna Mann

    added by ElyGarcia
    Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.

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    On the Shoulders of Giants

    added by robert.mendoza00
    On the Shoulders of Giants Charles Barkley, Maya Angelou, Cornel West

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