In is the new out. People have embraced staying in the house and for many of us, watching movies is the ideal way to pass time. Movies about sports are among the most entertaining and inspiring films being produced (even if you previously had no interest in the game). I, therefore, decided to make a list of the Ten Best Basketball Movies of all time to help you to pick them out quickly.
Top 10 Basketball Movies
He Got Game
Denzel Washington is one of the best actors in Hollywood. The starring actor, called Jesus, is the top-ranked basketball prospect in the country. He finds difficulty in deciding the career path to take. His father, who was in prison, is released on parole to convince Jesus to play for the governor’s team. This is the story of the life of a young boy with no one to guide him, struggling with influence from every corner.
In this movie, Pete Bell is a college basketball coach who wants to improve his team. His eyes are set on three talented players. To recruit these 3 players, he’ll need to do underhand techniques like paying them. This could convince the young players to play for him. However, this is illegal and if caught, will destroy his career and shame the school and the team.
Love and basketball
This movie is about two childhood friends who love basketball. Quincy is a natural talent. His father plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. Monica’s weakness is her emotional instability on the court. The two stars, Sanaa and Omer Epps, fell for each other but their professional lives seem to pull them apart.
Above The Rim
Kyle (Duane Martin) wants to play for a team managed by his school coach, but a visit to a club run by Birdie (Tupac) made him agree to play for Birdie’s team. Playing for Birdie in the local tournament as he waits for a scholarship affects his dream of going pro. His loyalty is split between a drug dealer and an ex-player.
A failed high school coach, Norman Dale, is given a chance at redemption. He is, however, faced with challenges at his new place of work. His star player is persuaded to quit the game, his alcoholic assistant is a source of criticism from the community, and his temper does not help the situation.
Yes, I know you skimmed through this article looking for this movie. This movie combines the best NBA superstar with the most popular cartoon characters. They formed the Toon Squad which will battle the Monstars.
White Men Can’t Jump
Billy is a white basketball player who relies on black people underestimating his skills on the court. He worked with Sidney Deane (Wesley Snipes) to con street ball players all over the courts of Los Angeles. Woody Harelson, who plays Billy Hoyle, has to be cautious of the mobsters he owes money and his wife who is always running her mouth.
Ken Carter returns to his former high school and succeeds to get the basketball team in shape. The team is on a winning streak but after their grades start to suffer, he denies the team a chance at the championship season. Even in the face of criticism, he is determined to ensure their education is as good as their skills on the court.
The new coach of Texas Miners, Don Haskins, creates a team based on talent alone. The community is displeased with the racially diverse lineup even when the team is winning. It’s a fight of racial equality both on and off the court.
Rebound – The Legend of Earl “The Goat” Manigault
This movie is about the journey of the Harlem playground legend (Don Cheadle). The star picks up the broken pieces; and mends his life after drugs and despair ruined his basketball career in the 60’s.