Basketball is a really enjoyable sport. Every individual who has ever dribbled a basketball understands the core of the game. With its fast-paced, end-to-end drama making for thrilling scenes.
The top 10 best basketball movies of all time are listed here.
10. Hoosiers (1986)
Temperamental Norman Dale runs the basketball programme of a high school in an Indianan town. Seeking to rectify his past, he tries to forge a winning team with an alcoholic assistant coach, Shooter.
9. Coach Carter (2005)
A sports goods store owner accepts the job of basketball coach for his old high school where he was a champion athlete. Dismayed by the attitudes of his players, he sets out to change things.
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8. Love & Basketball (2000)
Monica moves in next door to Quincy at the age of eleven and the two grow up together. But as love blossoms between the two, their desires to be the best basketball players stand in the way.
7. Glory Road (2006)
Don Haskins creates history by selecting seven African-American players in his basketball team named Texas Western Miners. The team gets criticised by everyone, but they try to win against all odds.
6. Like Mike (2002)
A clumsy youngster’s magical shoes turn him into a basketball champion. However, it is not long before his ego gets in the way and starts ruining things for him.
5. The Way Back (2010)
An army officer, sentenced to 20 years in a Siberian Gulag, makes a successful escape with a few other inmates. But they must travel 4,000 miles on foot before they can reclaim their freedom.
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4. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Jim Carroll is a high school basketball player growing up in Manhattan in the sixties. The film chronicles his downward spiral into addiction, homelessness, crime, and eventually prostitution.
3. White Men Can’t Jump (1992)
Billy, a hustler, makes a living out of conning African American players into believing that he cannot play basketball. He teams up with Sidney, one of his victims, to double his chances.
2. Above The Rim (1994)
Kyle, a high school basketball player, has to choose which team he wants to be a part of in a local tournament- his school team or a team run by a local drug dealer.
1. Space Jam (1996)
After Michael Jordan’s retirement, he is abducted by Bugs Bunny from the Looney Tunes group and is asked to play a match to defeat the Nerdlucks, a criminal alien group led by Mister Swackhammer.