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Take a look at this list of the best basketball movies on Netflix. One of the few fiction films on the list of Netflix basketball movies is Coach Carter starring Samuel Jackson. It's also notable for starting the career of Channing Tatum as he is featured in a small role.

Most importantly, this list of basketball movies on Netflix features a number of documentaries in the ESPN-produced series 30 for 30 covering important events in the sport. Among these basketball movies streaming on Netflix you’ll find stories about Michael Jordan, the Bad Boys from Detroit, Reggie Miller vs. The Knicks and many more. Pack up your Hoop Dreams (also on this list of basketball movies) and cast your votes on these Netflix basketball movies on Netflix streaming!

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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti Coach Carter is a 2005 American biographical sports drama film directed by Thomas Carter. It is based on a true story of Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter portrayed by Samuel L. ...more

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Hoop Dreams Hoop Dreams is a 1994 American documentary film directed by Steve James and written by James and Frederick Marx, with Kartemquin Films. It follows the story of two African-American high school ...more

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30 for 30: Bad Boys

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30 for 30: I Hate Christian Laettner

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30 for 30: Without Bias is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Basketball Movies On Netflix
30 for 30: Without Bias

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30 Days Ellen Burstyn, Taye Diggs, Da Brat

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Linsanity Adam Francisco Linsanity is a documentary film about the rise of Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin. The film was directed by Evan Jackson Leong. The film traces Lin's life from his childhood in Palo ...more

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Jordan Rides the Bus Jordan Rides the Bus is a documentary film directed by Ron Shelton that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.

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30 for 30: Winning Time: Reggi... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Basketball Movies On Netflix
30 for 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks

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The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend Millie Perkins, John Richardson, Tom Lester The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend is a 1991 biographical sports film about the 1959 8th grade basketball season of Pete Maravich and his father Press Maravich. The film, which presents his early ...more

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The Winning Season Emma Roberts, Rooney Mara, Sam Rockwell The Winning Season is a 2009 sports comedy film written and directed by James C. Strouse, starring Sam Rockwell. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and had a limited ...more

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30 for 30: Free Spirits

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Kung Fu Dunk

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30 for 30: Survive & Advance

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Benji is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Basketball Movies On Netflix
Benji Benji is a 2012 documentary film written by Amani Martin, directed by Chike Ozah and Coodie Simmons.

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Amare Stoudemire: In the Moment

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Schooled: The Price of College... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Basketball Movies On Netflix
Schooled: The Price of College Sports Kevin Anderson, Jay Bilas, Taylor Branch

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Pony Excess Pony Excess is a documentary film directed by Thaddeus D. Matula that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.

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The Hot Flashes Mark Povinelli The Hot Flashes is a film by Susan Seidelman, director of Desperately Seeking Susan. It stars Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim, Eric Roberts and Mark ...more

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30 for 30: Guru of Go is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Basketball Movies On Netflix
30 for 30: Guru of Go

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30 for 30: No Crossover: The T... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Basketball Movies On Netflix
30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson