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10 movies about basketball

10 movies about basketball

Here are some movies for basketball fans, and I hope you enjoy them.

Coach Carter

Release Date 2005
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / MTV Films / Director: Thomas Carter / Thomas Carter / Stars: Samuel L. Jackson  /  Rob Brown  /  Robert Ri'chard

Summary: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

Glory Road

Release Date 2006
Rating : 7.2 Production Companies: Director: James Gartner / James Gartner / Stars: Josh Lucas  /  Derek Luke  /  Jon Voight

Summary: 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.

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault

Release Date 1996
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: Director: Don Cheadle / Don Cheadle / Stars: Daryl Mitchell  /  James Earl Jones  /  Don Cheadle

Summary: 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 rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 was the 25th anniversary of the first tournament named after him.

Air Bud

Release Date 1997
Rating : 5.3 Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures / Director: Charles Martin Smith / Charles Martin Smith / Stars: Kevin Zegers  /  Wendy Makkena  /  Michael Jeter

Summary: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers to practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball...that is playing basketball...and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy's half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy's mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated.

He Got Game

Release Date 1998
Rating : 6.7 Production Companies: 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks / Touchstone Pictures / Director: John Turturro / John Turturro / Stars: Denzel Washington  /  Ray Allen  /  Milla Jovovich

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

17 Again

Release Date 2009
Rating : 6.1 Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Offspring Entertainment / Director: Steve Gehrke / Steve Gehrke / Stars: Zac Efron  /  Leslie Mann  /  Matthew Perry

Summary: On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside the body of a teenager, Mike actually has the chance to reverse some decisions he wishes he'd never made. But maybe they weren't so bad after all.

Above the Rim

Release Date 1994
Rating : 6.8 Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Director: Jeff Pollack / Jeff Pollack / Stars: Duane Martin  /  Tupac Amaru Shakur  /  Bernie Mac

Summary: 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.

Hurricane Season

Release Date 2009
Rating : 6 Production Companies: Director: Tim Story / Tim Story / Stars: Forest Whitaker  /  Bonnie Hunt  /  Taraji P. Henson

Summary: Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins(Forest Whitaker), gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually worthy enough to go to the state playoffs. A very honest look at what can be done with the right people having the desire and fortitude to pick up and

White Men Can't Jump

Release Date 1992
Rating : 6.4 Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Director: Ron Shelton / Ron Shelton / Stars: Wesley Snipes  /  Woody Harrelson  /  Rosie Perez

Summary: Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.