Hoop! There it is: A Comprehensive List of Basketball Movies

"If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners."Coach Norman Dale Hoosiers

[Last lines while the crowd is cheering for him] "The words that came expressed how I felt to them, I was now aired to a dream, a dream that was now becoming a reality. Pap was right, the fans did want me to give them a magical moment, to let their imaginations soar, and believe that anything was possible. Win or lose, they did come back to see a floppy sock kid with the best of them." - Pete Maravich - Pistol: The Birth of a Legend

The top 10 are listed in order of preference, after that, the list is in no particular order.

  • Hoosiers
  • Pistol: The Birth of a Legend
  • White Men Can't Jump
  • Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Mighty Macs
  • Coach Carter
  • The Basketball Diaries
  • He Got Game
  • Love & Basketball
  • Semi-Pro
  • Glory Road
  • The Red Sneakers
  • Blue Chips
  • Space Jam
  • Above the Rim
  • Like Mike
  • Like Mike 2: Streetball
  • The Sixth Man
  • The Air Up There
  • The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
  • Celtic Pride
  • BASEketball
  • The Frontier Boys
  • Just Wright
  • Breaking the Press
  • Streetballers
  • Home of the Giants
  • Rebound
  • Crossover
  • Church Ball
  • Believe in Me
  • Double Teamed
  • The Luck of the Irish
  • O
  • Eddie
  • Sunset Park
  • Heaven Is a Playground
  • Fast Break
  • One on One
  • The Absent-Minded Professor
  • Drive, He Said
  • Tall Story
  • Go Man Go
  • The Basketball Fix
  • The Harlem Globetrotters
  • The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island
  • The Gambler
  • Cornbread, Earl and Me
  • Coach
  • Inside Moves
  • That Championship Season
  • Amazing Grace and Chuck
  • Hoop Dreams
  • The St. Tammany Miracle
  • Slam Dunk Ernest
  • Soul In The Hole
  • Bad As I Wanna Be: The Dennis Rodman Story
  • Big and Hairy
  • The Basket
  • Game Day
  • Michael Jordan to the Max
  • Harvard Man
  • Hoop Soldiers
  • Something To Cheer About
  • Juwanna Mann
  • Full-Court Miracle
  • Edge of America
  • The Cookout
  • Through the Fire
  • 30 Days
  • The Heart of the Game
  • John Tucker Must Die
  • Gunnin' for That #1 Spot
  • More than a Game
  • Elevate
  • Air Bud
  • Freestyle
  • Michael Jordan: An American Hero
  • Making Maya
  • No Look Pass
  • Hurricane Season
  • To Save a Life
  • Forget Paris
  • Finding Forrester
  • Fierrot le pou
  • Hooked: The Legend of Demetrius Hook Mitchell
  • Kung Fu Dunk
  • Frankenhood
  • The Winning Season
  • Thunderstruck
  • Basketball Girlfriends
  • Basketball and Mathematics
  • Off the Rez
  • Guarding Eddy
  • Woman Basketball Player No. 5
  • A Family Basketball Team
  • Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC
  • Basketball Jones
  • DUPE