Top 10 Basketball Movies

Basketball is loved by millions of people around the world. It is enjoyed by everyone, from young to old. Enough of the ball, a small area and an impromptu ring – you are provided with a sea of ​​​​positiveness and sports passion! A lot of noteworthy pictures have been shot about this game. We have prepared the top rated basketball movies.

Like thunderstruck (2012)

Brian is an ordinary teenager who dreams of learning how to play basketball just like his idol Kevin Durand. The boy believes that if he works hard, he will be able to reach the same heights. After an unexpected meeting with an idol, Brian suddenly discovers incredible abilities.

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Now the guy is doing tricks on the court without much difficulty, and basketball star Kevin’s ball is starting to fall out of his hands. Soon, Duran’s colleagues realize that something has happened to their leader. The playoffs are ahead, and the team is puzzled by the main question: how to return everything to its place?

Original title:
Thunderstruck

Cast:
Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, Brandon T. Jackson

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.2

Age limit:
12+

Uncle Drew (2018)

The 2018 comedy film about basketball shows that age is not an obstacle to true love for this game. Dax is a young athlete who coaches a street team. When he has a conflict with a colleague, the hero turns to his uncle Drew, a street basketball legend, for help.

The old man agrees to help his nephew beat the offender, but on one condition: his retired friends will be part of the team. Inspired by the appeal, the grandfathers decide to give battle to the new generation and show what real basketball is.

Original title:
Uncle Drew

Cast:
Kyrie Irving, Lil Rell, Shaquille O’Neal

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 5.7

Age limit:
12+

Just Wright (2010)

Lesley Wright is a young attractive girl with a curvaceous figure who works as a physiotherapist. On the love front, she does not add up. Unexpectedly, fate brings a surprise – Leslie meets basketball star Scott.

The athlete invites the girl to a celebration dedicated to his birthday. The heroine comes to the holiday with her sister Morgan, who takes Scott away from Leslie. Soon the basketball player gets seriously injured. At this difficult moment, Leslie is nearby, who helps Scott return to the big sport.

Original title:
Just Wright

Cast:
Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:
16+

Moving Up (2017)

A dramatic Russian film tells about the mentor of the Soviet basketball team. For several decades in a row, the Americans firmly held the palm in this game. On the eve of the 1972 Olympic Games, the new coach of the USSR national team, Vladimir Garanzhin, declares that Soviet athletes can defeat basketball players from the United States.

The ambitious mentor of the Soviet team gets down to business with zeal. First, the composition of the team is updated. Diverse players from all the republics of the Union are recruited into it. Now Garanzhin will have to rally the team in a short time and lead it to victory.

Cast:
Vladimir Mashkov, Andrey Smolyakov, Ivan Kolesnikov

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
6+

Dad is 17 Again (2009)

This film is about Michael O’Donnell, a former youth basketball star. Now Michael is a middle-aged man with two children and a wife. Relations with his wife are spoiled, and it is impossible to find a common language with the children. In the depths of his soul, a man dreams of turning back time and tasting carefree youth again.

Fate heard the hero and presented the desired gift – he is temporarily seventeen again! The hero returns to school and becomes the star of the basketball team. After a short reincarnation, Michael realizes a lot, but can he become a great husband and friend to his children?

Original title:
17 Again

Starring :
Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Matthew Perry

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
12+

Hurricane Season (2009)

A film about young Louisiana basketball players and their determined mentor. In 2006, America is still recovering from the aftermath of the dreaded Hurricane Katrina. High school coach Al Collins faces the difficult task of securing Marrero’s participation in the Louisiana State Basketball Championship.

Al takes over. He manages to gather students who did not leave the country after the disaster, and recruit new players from different schools. With this motley team, Collins will have to play and win.

Original title:
Hurricane Season

Cast:
Taraji P. Henson, Forest Whitaker, Bonnie Hunt

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
12+

Playing by someone else’s rules (2006)

The film takes place in Texas in the 60s, when people were still distinguished by skin color. The new varsity basketball coach, Don Haskins, recruits players solely on the basis of professional qualities, and black basketball players get on his team.

Such a policy causes a buzz of disapproval in society. But Don is adamant in his decision: the mentor is firmly convinced that with the players recruited according to this principle, the team will succeed. Ahead of Haskins and his team a whole season, during which they must prove their worth.

Original title:
Glory Road

Cast:
Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
12+

Coach Carter (2005)

A good autobiographical film about basketball, based on real events. The film takes place in 1999 in the Californian city of Richmond. The local basketball team is considered to be very strong and this season is also unbeaten.

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Suddenly, coach Ken Carter forbids his wards, who have poor academic performance, from entering the court. The coach’s act causes a mixed reaction among students, parents and school administration. However, the mentor is sure that the future of children directly depends on their grades.

Original title:
Coach Carter

Cast:
Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, Robert Richard

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 7.3

Age limit:
16+

Rebound (2005)

The film is about Roy McCormick, who was the coach of the college basketball team and was known as a good mentor. Once, during the training process, the hero could not restrain a fit of anger and broke into a ward. The logical result was dismissal.

Now Roy will have to teach the basics to a seedy school team, entirely consisting of losers. But McCormick is a resilient optimist who believes in success to the end. The hero is convinced that even from his new wards he will be able to create an intelligent team of athletes.

Original title:
Rebound

Cast:
Martin Lawrence, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Breckin Meyer

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 5.2

Age limit:
0+

Love and Basketball (2000)

Rounding out our list of the best basketball movies is a sports melodrama. Monica and Quincy have been friends since early childhood. Even when the guys were 11 years old, Quincy was amazed that his girlfriend could play basketball better than most boys.

Over time, love arose between young people. But they were not destined to enjoy their feelings enough – Quincy leaves Monica for the big sport. Years later, fate gives the former lovers a fleeting meeting.

Original title:
Love & Basketball

Cast:
Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard, Chris Warren

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
12+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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