Top 10 Highest IMDB Rated Basketball Movies

Top 10 Highest IMDB Rated Basketball Movies

by Selcuk Saracoglu on Jan 07, 2023

Looking for "Basketball Movies"? We got you. Here are the Top 10 Highest IMDB Rated Basketball Movies.

1- Hoop Dreams (1994) - 8.3

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

2- Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996) - 7.6

A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 was the 25th anniversary of the first tournament named after him.

Stars: Don Cheadle, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Ronny Cox

3- More Than A Game (2008) - 7.6

This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

Stars: LeBron James, Dru Joyce, Romeo Travis, Sian Cotton

4- Coach Carter (2005) - 7.3

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown

5- Hustle (2022) - 7.3

A basketball scout discovers a phenomenal street ball player while in Spain and sees the prospect as his opportunity to get back into the NBA.

Stars: Adam Sandler, Queen Latifah, Juancho Hernangomez

6- Basketball Diaries (1995) - 7.3

A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

7- Love & Basketball (2000) - 7.2

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

8- Glory Road (2006) - 7.2

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Stars: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols, Jon Voight

9- He Got Game (1998) - 6.9

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

Stars: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson

10- White Men Can’t Jump (1992) - 6.8

Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell


Space Jam movies starring two of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael Jordan and LeBron James, didn't crack the top 10.

Space Jam (1996) - 6.5

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington

Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) - 4.5

A rogue artificial intelligence kidnaps the son of famed basketball player LeBron James, who then has to work with Bugs Bunny to win a basketball game.

Stars: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe

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Selcuk Saracoglu