Most Popular High School Basketball Movies and TV Shows
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1. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.
2. Grown Ups (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy
After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Votes: 215,138 | Gross: $162.00M
3. High School Musical (2006 TV Movie)
TV-G | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A popular high school athlete and an academically gifted girl get roles in the school musical and develop a friendship that threatens East High's social order.
4. Coach Carter (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.
Votes: 115,083 | Gross: $67.26M
6. John Tucker Must Die (2006)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance
Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken.
Votes: 76,401 | Gross: $41.01M
7. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Votes: 96,072 | Gross: $2.42M
9. Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
R | 104 min | Horror
Set a few days after the original, a championship basketball team's bus is attacked by The Creeper, the winged, flesh-eating terror, on the last day of his 23-day feeding frenzy.
Votes: 55,342 | Gross: $35.67M
10. High School Musical 3 (2008)
G | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.
Votes: 54,050 | Gross: $90.56M
11. Hoosiers (1986)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
Votes: 40,455 | Gross: $28.61M
12. The Quiet (2005)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Following the unexpected death of her father, a deaf and mute teenager moves in with her godparents, where she discovers the cruel behavior of their daughter may be indicative of a dark secret within the family.
Votes: 14,841 | Gross: $0.38M
14. Half Nelson (2006)
R | 106 min | Drama
An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.
Votes: 81,298 | Gross: $2.69M
15. Susie Q (1996 TV Movie)
TV-G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Susie Q and her boyfriend were on their way to a dance one night when they got into a car crash and fell off a bridge. Years later, a teenager named Zach Sands, recovering from his father's... See full summary »
18. Hoop Dreams (1994)
PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Votes: 22,684 | Gross: $7.83M
20. South of Nowhere (2005–2008)
A family moves from Ohio to Los Angeles, where they find themselves unprepared for the city's fast pace, and the overcrowded public school that their three teenagers will attend.
21. Wolves (I) (2016)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sport
An 18-year-old basketball star who is being recruited by Cornell University seems to have it all figured out: captain of his team, a good student, has a longtime girlfriend and some good ... See full summary »
23. Hurricane Season (2009)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Sport
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 ... See full summary »
24. More Than a Game (2008)
PG | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
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.
Votes: 4,916 | Gross: $0.94M
27. Blue Denim (1959)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance
Arthur Bartley and Janet Willard are fairly typical 1950s teenagers. Their lives are turned upside down however when Janet becomes pregnant. Desperate to tell his parents of the predicament... See full summary »
28. Big and Hairy (1998 TV Movie)
TV-G | 94 min | Family, Fantasy, Sport
A boy moves into a new town and has difficulty making friends, so he joins the basketball team. Initially experiencing little success, his popularity increases when he convinces a Sasquatch to join the team.
30. Out of Bounds (2019)
82 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
Travis Elliot, a star high school basketball player from Memphis, Tennessee must save his older brother but is torn between playing the sport that he loves or living a life of crime.
31. Holly's Heroes (2005– )
25 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Holly McKenzie is a 14-year-old New Zealander who moves to the Australian seaside town of Woolich with her family.She is determined to fulfil her dream of playing basketball by forming her own team, the "Outlaws".
32. The Stranger I Married (2005 TV Movie)
90 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The life story of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian Football League star who fell into a coma after a near-fatal car crash. When he wakes up, he has no recollection of his family or anything else in his life.
33. What Matters Most (2001)
105 min | Drama
Despite different backgrounds and disapproving parents, a working-class teen falls in love with the wealthy son of a prominent family in a small West Texas town.
35. Annie O (1995 TV Movie)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
When a 15-year-old female basketball prodigy makes the boys' varsity team, she inspires a media circus, sibling rivalry and a trip to the state championships in this family sports drama. ... See full summary »
36. Killer Bees (2017)
TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Sport
A championship high school basketball team provides pride, tradition and hope for an African American community struggling to survive in the middle of one of the wealthiest communities in America - The Hamptons.
38. Crossing the Line (2002 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When former college basketball star Laura Mosbach moves to a small town to assist legendary coach Tommy Holliday with his high school championship girls' basketball team, all is not what it seems.
39. The Phantoms (2012 TV Movie)
Unrated | 120 min | Drama
Inspired by real events, The Phantoms is a 2-hour made for television movie that follows a newly formed high school basketball team and its difficult road to success after a devastating ... See full summary »
40. Confessions of Love (1985)
95 min | Drama, Romance
The trials and tribulations of two high school students deeply in love with each other, but facing the challenge of their completely different social backgrounds, during the twilight of the communist Romania.
41. Off the Rez (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Family, Sport
The story of a Native American family in Oregon that leaves the reservation in pursuit of the American dream on behalf of one of their 8 children, a 16 year-old girl who is one of the best ... See full summary »
43. OT: Our Town (2002)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary
Dominguez High, in the infamous Compton, CA, has not produced a play in over twenty years. With no money and no stage, two teachers and twenty-four students attempt to produce Thornton Wilder's American Classic OUR TOWN.
44. Graduating Peter (2001)
75 min | Documentary
This is a sequel of Educating Peter. The documentary follows Peter Gwazdauskas, a boy with Down syndrome. It follows him in his adventures in middle school, high school, and his high school graduation.
45. Fathers of the Sport (2008)
TV-PG | 80 min | Documentary, Sport
Tells the story of an American social culture embedded with racism, war, oppression, and poverty where these asphalt warriors escaped and rose above it all with a mutual love and respect.
Votes: 43 | Gross: $0.01M
48. Takoma Park (2008)
11 min | Short
In Takoma Park it's hard to fit in, but sophomore Joel "Jolie" Jolson thinks if he can just make the summer league basketball team his whole life will change forever. His girlfriend ... See full summary »
49. Class C: The Only Game in Town (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Sport
As their tiny hometowns fight to stay on the map, girls from across rural Montana compete for the state basketball title and a chance to bring home something worth celebrating. Montana ... See full summary »
50. The American Game (1979)
R | 89 min | Documentary
This is the original 'Hoop Dreams" and in many ways I think it is better. The stories are compelling and it adds to it that they are from such different worlds: one a white kid from rural ... See full synopsis »