Basketball Movies

If you've got a hoops fan in your house, this list of our favorite basketball movies is sure to be a slam dunk. Also check out our lists of great soccer, football, and baseball movies.

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Air Bud Movie Poster Image
Sweet dog tale has some peril and mature themes.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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Like Mike Movie Poster Image
Lil Bow Wow in family friendly fantasy.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Space Jam Movie Poster Image
Live-action/animation mix is good fun for kids.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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High School Musical Movie Poster Image
A modern-day Grease for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Hoosiers Movie Poster Image
Stirring tale of heroic sportsmanship will inspire families.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Linsanity Movie Poster Image
Thoughtful sports docu will inspire young basketball fans.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Basket Movie Poster Image
An ambitious, complicated, and thoughtful story.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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More Than a Game Movie Poster Image
Inspirational basketball documentary is OK for young fans.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend Movie Poster Image
Inspiring true sports story with bullies, discrimination.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Uncle Drew Movie Poster Image
Amusing street-ball comedy has a few racy jokes, language.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Heart of the Game Movie Poster Image
Excellent high school sports documentary.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Lessons of Basketball and War Movie Poster Image
Well-meaning docu lacks depth but inspires empathy.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot Movie Poster Image
Inspiring docu on NBA star has some salty language.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Hoop Dreams Movie Poster Image
Stunning documentary addresses race and class issues.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Amateur Movie Poster Image
Provocative sports movie on amateur athletics; cursing.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Coach Carter Movie Poster Image
Engaging film with a terrific message.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Love and Basketball Movie Poster Image
Good romance, but strong sexuality for a PG-13.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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