Top Ten Greatest Basketball Movies

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1
Coach Carter
The greatest ever! I can never get sick of it, gets me so pumped
best movie ever <3 I wish I had this coach
This is the most inspirational movie I've ever watch! This is excellent movie and a life. Coach Carter, I salute you. THE BEST FILM
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A realistic movie that takes us beyond winning and losing: Shows us that winning a game doesnot guarantee "the ever-elusive victory". For victory you have to play ball...
A great movie indeed!
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2Space Jam
It's amazing this movie. I love when MJ jumps and stretches his arm 10 meters in the final match

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It should be recreated with a player of today and the Spongebob characters
My favorite cartoons are the Looney tunes and I think everybody likes mj
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3Glory Road
sport movie with true events
Amazing movie and based on true story.

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Love this movie, get's me hype.
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4Hoosiers
Coach Carter and Space Jam? Is that a joke? Coach Carter is a good movie but it's not Hoosiers. Space Jam is good when your 10 years old. Hoosiers is the classic and is the best basketball/sports movie EVER!
Hoosiers by an absolute mile... Nothing even comes close! Seriously, any other vote for number one is a joke!
Hoosier hysteria at its best! This is one of those movies that you can watch over and over again and not get tired of it. My pick for the top basketball movie ever!
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5Love and Basketball
How is this not number one. This movies a great movies about two peoples love for basketball but also their love for each other. Its a really great movie that everyone should see.

6White Men Can't Jump
this is in my top ten along with hoop dreams, he got game, space jam, above the rim, semi pro, the street stops here, blue chips, and coach carter. the movie hoosiers isn't a top 5 and is really dull. really what about it was good? and love and basketball shouldn't be in the top 20. it was ok at best ranking 39th behind juwanna man which wasnt as bad as people say it was.
this film got me into playing basketball. I love it.
This movie is pure greatness and I just love the story line!

7He Got Game

8The 6th Man
Never watched sounds like a great movie heard my friends talk about can't wait to watch I thinks its gonna be a good one but I'm just saying I have NEVER seen the movie before
Best basketball movie that you will ever watch in your life, I promise
Very nice. If I had a chance I would like to meet anton and kenny

9Crossover
Street ball is more fun than the NBA even though is doesn't pay enough, we have to hand it to them these guys are good... This I know...

10Hoop Dreams
Documentary about 2 Chicago area high-school hoops players' lives over a 5-year period. Maybe the best documentary ever and one of the best underdog basketball stories ever. Movie is long and moves slow. More footage showing day-to-day life than basketball. Gets very exciting during senior year.

The Contenders

11One on One
Robby Benson did a pretty good job as a 5'10" high school star trying to get used to big-time college ball. Was it as good as Coach Carter? No, but it didn't have much to work off of.
My favorite movie as a kid who loved basketball
Ray Allen? It gots to be the best

12Blue Chips
It had penny hardaway! Duh

13Like Mike
Why is this not higher up on the list? I grew up on this movie, I used to say "make me like mike" while tying my shoes before every game I played laugh out loud

14Celtic Pride

15Rebound
Story of the streetball legend earl manigault

16The Red Sneakers

17Semi-Pro
Semi pro is HILARIOUS. Will Ferrel is a genius in the movie, and it should go down as not only one of the best sports movies of all time, but one of the funniest movies of all time.

18More Than a Game
The story of Lebron James' high school career told by his teammates and himself. Very inspiring.

19Air Bud

20Above the Rim

21Hurricane Season

22Thunderstruck

23Just Wright

24The Basketball Diaries

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Updated Saturday, September 27, 2014


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