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For fans of: dramas about basketballThe Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American drama film directed by Scott Kalvert, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, James Madio, and Mark Wahlberg from the non-fiction work of the same name. The film centers on Jim Carroll, a promising teenage basketball player who develops an addiction to heroin with his misguided friends. The film was shot in New York City.... more
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For fans of: tense TV shows about competitionsFriday Night Lights (NBC, 2006) is an American sports drama television series developed by Peter Berg, inspired by the 1990 nonfiction book by H. G. Bissinger. A drama that follows the lives of the Dillon Panthers, one of the nation's best high school football teams, and their head coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler).... more
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For fans of: sports movies about redemptionWarrior is a 2011 American sports drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor and starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton as two estranged brothers whose entrance into a mixed martial arts tournament forces them to come to terms with their past and each other. Nick Nolte was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the father of the two brothers. Jennifer Morrison and Frank Grillo also star.... more
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For fans of: sports movies based on true storiesCoach Carter is a 2005 American biographical teen sports drama film directed by Thomas Carter, based on the true story of the Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter. Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.... more