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Best Basketball Movies on Netflix

November 16, 2021
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Netflix is one of the largest streaming service providers in the world. Customers have been asking what basketball movies are available to stream on Netflix. This article will explore the top 7 basketball movies available on Netflix.

Top 7 Basketball Movies Available on Netflix

1. Hoosiers

Hoosiers is a 1986 American sports film starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Dennis Hopper. It is loosely based on a true story. The film is the story of a basketball coach with a shady past, and a local ex-basketball star turned alcoholic. They get hired to coach a high-school team of unlikely players in the hope to get them to participate in the State Championships. A classic film about redemption and second chances in life.

2. Space Jam

Michael Jordan and the Loony Tunes in Space Jam

Space Jam is both a live-action and animated film released in 1996. The Looney Tunes are abducted by the Nerdlucks working for Mr Swackhammer to use them as attractions in his amusement park that isn’t doing very well. Bugs Bunny convinces the Nerdlucks to let them defend themselves by playing a basketball game. The Nerdlucks agree and start studying the game on Earth, stealing the talents of various famous basketball players. At that point, the Looney Tunes need help and involve Michael Jordan in their predicament.

3. Love and Basketball

It is a 2000 romantic sports film produced by Spike Lee and Sam Kit. Monica and Quincy are childhood friends with a common dream: to become professional basketball players. While Quincy has less to fight for because he’s a boy, Monica has to struggle harder to establish herself. As the years go by, Monica and Quincy will have to deal with family issues, personal problems and their feelings for each other.

4. Rebound

Martin Lawrence in Rebound

Rebound is a 2005 sports comedy starring Martin Lawrence. After gaining a bad reputation for anger management issues and caring more about endorsements for himself than actually coaching his teams, Coach McCormick gets banned. The only job he manages to land is coaching a team in Junior High School. He’s not very pleased at start, but the Smelters were his alma mater team when he was young, after all. So he accepts. While coaching the team, McCormick will also evolve and discover what basketball had always meant to him.

5. Above the Rim

Above the Rim is a 1994 sports film about Kyle, a high-school senior and great basketball player waiting to see if he gets a scholarship to Georgetown University. A gangster team doing all they can to thwart his ambitions and a brother he knew nothing of are among the twists of the plot. The film is directed by Jeff Pollack and stars Tupac Shakur, Marques Houston, Leon Robinson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport, and Duane Martin.

6. He Got Game

Denzel Washington and Ray Allen in He Got Game

He Got Game is a 1998 sports film directed by Spike Lee, starring Denzel Washington and Ray Allen. The film is about a talented basketball player Jesus Shuttlesworth and his father, Jake. Jake is a former Chicago high school coach who was incarcerated for the murder of his wife. In jail, Jake learns that his son has become a star player at his high school and has received plenty of offers from various colleges. Jake has to convince his son to go to the Governor’s alma mater in exchange for a temporary release.

7. Coach Carter

Coach Carter is a 2005 American drama movie directed by Thomas Carter. The film centres around a very strict high school basketball coach who makes his players sign a contract to ensure they get good marks in all their other school subjects as well. Not everyone is happy, and not everyone signs. But in the end, they will all thrive in their aims.


If you’re looking for a good Netflix chill session, then put on some of these best basketball movies available on Netflix. Whether you’re looking for a classic like Hoosiers or something more unique, we’ve got you covered. Watch with your friends and enjoy!