Years ago

Basketball movies?

I know White men can't jump and Blue Chips are excellent basketball movies.

Any others that people can recommend?

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Years ago

remember hoosiers as a kid. 1985 or 1986 movie.

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A Nosey Mouse  
Years ago

Coach Carter, Like Mike

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Years ago

Space Jam

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Years ago

also Kazaam

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Years ago

Glory Road without a doubt. Love that its based on a true story and there is wider issues in the movie beyond basketball.

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Years ago

Not sure of title: The Other Dream Team

Very good.

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Years ago

I'd rather watch the fine bball documentaries produced by ESPN. Non-fiction > fiction

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Years ago

Rebound Earl Manigault story, and he got game.

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Years ago

Hoop Dreams is a good doco/film produced over 5 years.

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Years ago

He got game, has Ray Allen as the lead character and Denzel Washington as his dad

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Years ago

"Go man Go" 1950 movie of the Harlem Globetrotters Story. Follows creation funny experiences, how they selected players, knockout movie with the some original players, but sadly really hard to find and get now.

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Years ago

Blue Chips beat basketball movie I've ever seen, Nick Nolte was awesome.

White Men Can't Jump the funniest and absolute classic.

The only other decent one for mine was Above The Rim with Tupac in it.

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Release Date:
27 January 1954

Dane Clark ... Abe Saperstein
Patricia Breslin ... Sylvia Saperstein
Sidney Poitier ... Inman Jackson
Anatol Winogradoff ... Papa Saperstein
Celia Brodkin ... Mama Saperstein
Carol Sinclair ... Fay Saperstein
Ellsworth Wright ... Sam
Slim Gaillard ... Himself
Frieda Altman ... Ticket Seller
Mort Marshall ... Master of Ceremonies
Jean Shore ... Secretary
Reece 'Goose' Tatum ... Himself
'Sweetwater' Clifton ... Himself
Marques Haynes ... Himself
Bill Stern ... Himself

The inspirational story of the famed basketball tricksters The
Harlem Globetrotters is chronicled in this drama. The Trotters
began in the 1920s when a manager catches a group of
talented players on the basketball court. He becomes
obsessed with getting these young black men the recognition
he feels they deserve. He gathers them together as a team and
they begin barnstorming a series of small towns. The film's
climax takes on overtones of the Civil Rights Movement when it
depicts a major game between them and an all-white team of
champions. The Globetrotters beat the tar out of their opponents.
One of the main storylines concerns the friendship between
Saperstein and his wife, and player Inman Jackson and his wife.

Slightly-splicey film-transfer print.

Additional Details
Runtime: 82 min
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Black and White

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Years ago

The Air Up There, Above The Rim, Semi Pro, White Men Can't Jump, Blue Chips, Space Jam.

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Years ago

The Pete Maravich bio-pic was great. He spun a ball on his finger in the diner for about an hour

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Years ago

Good suggestions so far apart from the air up there which is pretty horrible in terms of basketball..

I'd also add Heaven is a Playground. Pretty classic flick with Bo Kimble and Hakeem Olajuwon.

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Years ago

Thunderstruck - A basketball star (KD) switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan.

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Years ago

We created a pretty exhaustive list years is the link:

Basketball Movies

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Woody Venkat  
Years ago

Love and Basketball Omar Epps awesome movie

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Years ago

Australian Film released this year "The Playbook" was a surprisingly excellent film. A must see for all those basketball folks!

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Years ago

Basketbal docos are so much better.

Does Teen Wolf count? I loved that movie... seriously.

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Years ago

He got Game, Above the Rim, Love and Basketball, "O", and definitely Glory Road and Hoop Dreams. There are some good Doco's out also, The street stops here, More than a game (Lebron James), Through the fire (Sebastian Telfair)

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Years ago

Jordan to the Max, remember watching that on the Imax screen many years ago, but definitely another vote for Glory Road. Even the extras are worth watching.

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Moses Guthrie  
Years ago

Tsk tsk. All those replies and no-one has mentioned The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh yet? End of discussion. ;-)

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Years ago

Hurricane season, another true story, top notch.
The mighty macs another good one.

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Years ago

Probably showing my age but when I was growing up there were only two: "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh" with Dr. J. and "One on One" with Bobby Benson..

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