Keyword: basketball

Semi-Pro

Semi-Pro (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 02/28/2008
In 1976, the maverick ABA is a fast-paced, wild and crazy basketball league that rivals the NBA and makes a name for itself with innovations like the three-point shot and slam dunk contest. Jackie Moon is a one-hit wonder who used the profits from the success of his chart-topping song "Love Me Sexy" to achieve his dream of owning a basketball team. But Moon's franchise, the Flint Michigan Tropics...
Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams (1994)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 171 minutes Release date: 10/13/1994
A chronicle of the lives and high-school careers of two inner-city youths who both harbor legitimate hopes of playing professional basketball. The filmmakers followed William Gates and Arthur Agee for nearly five years, from the summer after they leave elementary school, through high school up to their entry into college in the fall of 1991.
Teen Wolf

Teen Wolf (1985)

Rated: PG Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 08/08/1985
Scott Howard struggles with girls, friends and basketball until he hits puberty and sprouts fangs, claws and lots and lots of new hair. Now he has to fight the girls off, and his dunk has improved by leaps and bounds.

New Jersey Turnpikes (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/03/2014
A comic pseudo-documentary about a fictional ABA basketball team called The New Jersey Turnpikes, which struggles to survive the ABA's 1976 merger with the NBA.
American Milkshake

American Milkshake (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 09/05/2013
Chosen by the man himself, the Kevin Smith Movie Club presents American Milkshake. In mid-90's America, bookish high-school student Jolie knows the only way to get in with the gangsta crowd is to make the varsity basketball team. He wants an edge like Henrietta -- his secret girlfriend who is pregnant with another man's baby - while still being popular with the cheerleaders. Making the team not...
Above the Rim

Above the Rim (1994)

Rated: R Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 03/22/1994
Urban drama set around street basketball, focusing on a 17-year-old high school star who is caught between the temptations of a local gangster and a former player, who is pulling him in the other direction.
Quantum Hoops

Quantum Hoops (2007)

Rated: None Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 11/01/2007
Chronicles the final week of the 2006 Caltech basketball season. The team is currently in the midst of a 21 year losing streak--over 240 consecutive conference losses. Caltech is annually considered one of the top 5 academic institutions in the world yet its athletic department always takes a back seat to the achievements of its world renowned faculty, Nobel prize winners, and advancements in the...
Dir: Rick Greenwald
With: N/A
Believe In Me

Believe In Me (2007)

Rated: PG Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 03/08/2007
In early 1960's Oklahoma, a time of economic distress and small town politics, high-school sports are an integral part of the town's fabric and pride. But girls' sports are an afterthought and warrant little or no attention. Clay Driscoll, a young coach with big dreams, is hired by the local superintendent to coach boy's basketball. Clay immediately finds himself head-to-head with Ellis Brawley...

Rock the Paint (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 11/29/2004
When we first meet Josh, he's just a carefree Indiana farm boy-enjoying life, getting chastised by his widower father for tipping cows and taking joyrides on their landlord's tractor. But Josh's good times soon come to an end when his father's job relocates them from the heartland to the east coast. Josh, his father, and his hip-hop loving younger brother must move in with Josh's grandparents, who...
Glory Road

Glory Road (2006)

Rated: PG Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 01/12/2006
For Don Haskins, the dream was always about winning: winning with guts, heart and grit; winning with self-respect; and winning even when the odds were completely stacked against you. What Haskins didn't know in 1966--when he was just a small-town family man trying to make an indelible mark in his first job as a collegiate basketball coach--is that his underdog team's incredible victory would...
Crossover

Crossover (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 08/31/2006
Noah Cruise, a naturally talented basketball player, is determined to become a doctor using his basketball scholarship to attend UCLA pre-med, rather than succumbing to the lure of a former sports agent Vaughn, and his push for Noah to go for the NBA. Noah's best friend, Tech, the buddy that covered for him and did time for an assault charge, is also an outstanding basketball player, but has less...
Harvard Man

Harvard Man (2002)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 06/27/2002
A comedy which follows Alan, a Harvard student indulging in all of life's more interesting vices--illicit sex, drugs and high-stakes gambling, with a little Heidegger thrown in for good measure. Tempted by cheerleader-seductress-mob daughter Cindy Bandolini, Alan gets in too deep and finds himself in danger of losing a lot more than his scholarship when the tables are turned. The affair that Alan...
He Got Game

He Got Game (1998)

Rated: R Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 04/30/1998
A man convicted of murdering his wife is offered a chance to have his sentence lessened if he can persuade his heavily-recruited basketball star son to sign with a local college.
Dreamland

Dreamland (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/30/2006
A young woman living in a trailer park in the desert struggles with the question of caring for her hapless father and ill friend or fulfilling her own destiny.
Eddie

Eddie (1996)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 05/30/1996
Manhattan limousine driver Edwina "Eddie" Franklin lives and breathes basketball. Her world revolves around Madison Square Garden, home of her beloved, albeit in last place, New York Knicks. She knows all there is to know about the team. She knows the players. She knows the coaches. She knows every statistic in the book. But what she never could have imagined is that hitting a free throw during a...
Grown Ups

Grown Ups (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 06/24/2010
Five friends and former teammates reunite after many years to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach. With their wives and kids in tow, they spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend together at the lake house where they celebrated their championship years earlier. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn't mean growing up.
Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2009
A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the state championships.
Rebound

Rebound (2005)

Rated: PG Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 06/30/2005
Coach Roy once was college basketball's top mastermind. But lately his attentions have been on his next endorsements, not on his next game. What¹s more, Roy's temper has run amuck, leading to his being banned from college ball until he can demonstrate compliance--in other words, not explode every time he walks onto the court. Roy waits ­ and waits ­ for a suitable coaching offer, but he...
Winning Season

The Winning Season (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 09/02/2010
A has-been divorcee basketball coach is asked to run the local high school girls basketball team. Down on his luck and unable to do right with his teenage daughter, this is an unexpected chance at redemption. Soon, the job and his friendship with one of the girls influence him to want to overcome his issues and become a better man.
Just Wright

Just Wright (2010)

Rated: PG Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 05/13/2010
Leslie Wright is a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the gig of a lifetime working with NBA All-Star Scott McKnight. All is going well until Leslie finds herself falling for Scott, forcing her to choose between the gig of a lifetime and the tug-of-war inside her heart. Oblivious to her romantic overtures, McKnight is instead drawn to the affections of Leslie's gorgeous childhood friend...
Dumbbells

Dumbbells (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 01/09/2014
Chris Long is a washed-up college basketball star turned trainer who once had plans for a lucrative NBA career and "the easy life. Now Chris finds himself working at a gym, trapped in a life that lacks purpose and direction. New owner Jack Guy, a shallow Hollywood type, arrives on the scene with big ideas and plenty of his own secrets, and unleashes a plan to turn the gym into a reality show...
Heart of the Game

The Heart of the Game (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 06/08/2006
A chronicle following the Roosevelt Roughriders girls' basketball team for six tumultuous seasons, capturing the passion and energy of a high school girls' competitive sport. Coach Bill Resler is a tax professor at the University of Washington, with three daughters, when he applies for the job as girls' basketball coach at Roosevelt High. Although his coaching experience is minimal, he has a...
Space Jam

Space Jam (1996)

Rated: PG Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 11/14/1996
The Nerdlucks, a grouchy gang of tiny space creatures, have been dispatched by their boss, the ruthless, belligerent Swackhammer, to kidnap Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes cohorts and export them to Moron Mountain, Swackhammer's failing theme park on the Nerdluck's boring planet. Bugs challenges the small, weak aliens to a fateful basketball tournament: if the Looney Tunes win, they'll remain on...
White Men Can't Jump

White Men Can't Jump (1992)

Rated: R Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 03/26/1992
A hustler and a street ball player join forces to run a basketball con game.
Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck (2012)

Rated: PG Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 08/23/2012
When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan, magically switches talents with his basketball hero NBA Superstar Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team...while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life. But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner involves working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to...