Basketball related movies and docs

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1. White Men Can't Jump (1992)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell

Votes: 69,814 | Gross: $76.25M

2. He Got Game (1998)

R | 136 min | Drama, Sport

63 Metascore

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 41,556 | Gross: $21.55M

3. Crossover (2006)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Sport

30 Metascore

A naturally talented basketball player, Noah Cruise is determined to become a doctor using his basketball scholarship to UCLA pre-med, rather than succumb to the lure of former sports agent... See full summary »

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II | Stars: Anthony Mackie, Wesley Jonathan, Wayne Brady, Eva Marcille

Votes: 8,884 | Gross: $7.01M

4. Semi-Pro (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

47 Metascore

Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true.

Director: Kent Alterman | Stars: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney

Votes: 74,911 | Gross: $33.47M

5. Streetballers (2009)

R | 119 min | Drama, Sport

Streetballers is for basketball, what Field of Dreams was for baseball. Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Krentz | Stars: Jimmy McKinney, Matt Krentz, Adrieanne Perez, Eric Fletcher

Votes: 340 | Gross: $0.03M

6. More Than a Game (2008)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

59 Metascore

This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

Director: Kristopher Belman | Stars: LeBron James, Dru Joyce, Romeo Travis, Sian Cotton

Votes: 4,886 | Gross: $0.94M

7. Linsanity (2013)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

52 Metascore

The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin.

Director: Evan Jackson Leong | Stars: Jeremy Lin, Daniel Dae Kim, Ming Yao, Daryl Morey

Votes: 1,852 | Gross: $0.30M

8. Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC (2012)

83 min | Documentary, History, Sport

71 Metascore

An independent documentary directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. The film explores the definition, history, culture, social impact and global influence of New York's outdoor summer ... See full summary »

Directors: Kevin Couliau, Bobbito Garcia | Stars: Kenny Anderson, Niki Avery, Julius Erving, Bobbito Garcia

Votes: 325

9. Hurricane Season (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Sport

A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Shad Moss, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 2,544

10. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

Votes: 79,394 | Gross: $66.40M

11. Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the ... See full summary »

Director: Eriq La Salle | Stars: Don Cheadle, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Ronny Cox

Votes: 2,686

12. Sunset Park (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.

Director: Steve Gomer | Stars: Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr, Carol Kane, Terrence Howard

Votes: 1,431 | Gross: $10.00M

13. The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)

G | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Biography of pro basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich, who died suddenly in 1988 at age 40 from a heart attack.

Director: Frank C. Schroeder | Stars: Millie Perkins, Nick Benedict, Adam Guier, Murrell Garland

Votes: 1,167

14. The Air Up There (1994)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Charles Gitonga Maina, Yolanda Vazquez, Winston Ntshona

Votes: 8,097 | Gross: $21.01M

15. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

76 Metascore

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

Votes: 40,091 | Gross: $28.61M

16. Coach Carter (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown

Votes: 113,566 | Gross: $67.26M

17. Above the Rim (1994)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon, David Bailey

Votes: 12,733 | Gross: $16.04M

18. Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sport

54 Metascore

A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 11,224 | Gross: $22.36M

19. Soul in the Hole (1997)

98 min | Documentary, Sport

The life trials and tribulations of a group of young athletic men that struggle through everyday life supporting one another on the rough streets of a Brooklyn neighborhood, using basketball as their way out of a possible life of poverty.

Director: Danielle Gardner | Stars: Kenny Jones, Ronnet Jones, Ed Smith

Votes: 212 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

Votes: 22,473 | Gross: $7.83M

21. Hoop Reality (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Hoop Reality is the sequel to the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams" and explores what happened during the last decade from where "Hoop Dreams" left off. It follows the original basketball hero... See full summary »

Director: Lee Davis | Stars: Arthur Agee, Patrick Beverley, Lamont Bryant

Votes: 95

22. Glory Road (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

58 Metascore

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Director: James Gartner | Stars: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols, Jon Voight

Votes: 40,280 | Gross: $42.64M

23. The Other Dream Team (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Sport

69 Metascore

The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.

Director: Marius A. Markevicius | Stars: Sarunas Marciulionis, Arvydas Sabonis, Rimas Kurtinaitis, Jonas Valanciunas

Votes: 3,343 | Gross: $0.13M

24. Wolves (I) (2016)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sport

46 Metascore

An 18-year-old basketball star who is being recruited by Cornell University seems to have it all figured out: captain of his team, a good student, has a longtime girlfriend and some good ... See full summary »

Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: Taylor John Smith, Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, Zazie Beetz

Votes: 923

25. Amateur (2018)

TV-MA | 96 min | Drama, Sport

A young basketball future star struggles with his personal life in pursuit of his dream.

Director: Ryan Koo | Stars: Michael Rainey Jr., Tekola Cornetet, Hanna Longo, Walter Anaruk

Votes: 2,881

26. Mr. Chibbs (2017)

G | 86 min | Documentary

"Mr. Chibbs" is an observational feature length documentary that follows NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson, in the midst of a mid life crisis, dealing with drinking issues, attempting to get a ... See full summary »

Director: Jill Campbell | Stars: Kenny Anderson, Natasha Anderson, Nate Archibald, Tiki Barber

Votes: 65 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Spirit of the Game (2016)

PG | 98 min | Biography

In the lead up to the 1956 Olympic games, a group of missionaries are tasked with helping the fledgling Australian basketball team compete in their first ever Olympics, and in doing so, unite a nation still coming to grips after the war.

Director: Darran Scott | Stars: Heidi Arena, Rudi Baker, Bailey Barbour, Roy Barker

Votes: 182 | Gross: $0.24M

28. Three Seconds (2017)

133 min | Drama, Sport

Going Vertical is a film based on real events that occurred in 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. It focuses on a legendary final battle between USSR and USA basketball teams.

Director: Anton Megerdichev | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, John Savage, Marat Basharov, Sergey Garmash

Votes: 3,502

29. At All Costs (2016)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

At All Costs is a documentary set in the world of elite youth grassroots basketball that explores how the AAU system has professionalized youth basketball in America. We follow highly ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nicoll

Votes: 336

30. Uncle Drew (2018)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Sport

57 Metascore

An anti-ageist comedy about a man's dream to win the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem.

Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber

Votes: 10,270 | Gross: $42.47M

31. Champions (I) (2018)

124 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

A basketball coach is sentenced to community service, forced to work with a team of mentally disabled players.

Director: Javier Fesser | Stars: Javier Gutiérrez, Athenea Mata, Juan Margallo, José de Luna

Votes: 6,322

32. Slamma Jamma (2017)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Sport

Wrongfully accused and sent to prison, a former basketball star prepares for the national slam dunk competition while finding redemption in himself and in those he loves.

Director: Timothy A. Chey | Stars: Chris Staples, Michael Irvin, Jose Canseco, Ryan Gunnarson

Votes: 1,192 | Gross: $1.69M

33. Q Ball (2019)

96 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Documentary that explores the San Quentin Prison basketball squad - teammates and inmates at "the Q" - along their journey of rehabilitation and possible redemption.

Director: Michael Tolajian | Stars: Anthony Ammons, Lenny Costa, Rafael Cuevas, Tevin Fournette

Votes: 41



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