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The fact that the whole world sport is now on pause does not prevent us from watching brilliant films about it. There are always a lot of show business stars in and around basketball, so it's no surprise that so many cool films have been shot about this sport in Hollywood and beyond. Dramas, thrillers, comedies, cartoons - fans of various genres will definitely find something to their liking.
Some films are based on real events. Among them there is even a Russian one, which will definitely not get lost among the Hollywood masterpieces. There is only one drawback - after watching these films, you will have a strong desire to go outside and kick an orange ball around the basketball court. But you have to wait quite a bit.
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Genre: Drama / Crime
The very young Leonardo DiCaprio and almost the same young Mark Wahlberg starred in gorgeous crime drama. The movie is based on a true story and a memoir by Jim Carroll.
Hero DiCaprio is a well-mannered boy from a bad area. He plays basketball well at school and keeps a diary about everything that surrounds his life. He tries forbidden substances, sits down tightly and gradually sinks to the very bottom. It's almost impossible to get back to normal.
Again, a story based on real events. The small American town has a talented basketball team. But going to college and starting a professional career is an impossible dream for young guys. It remains to think not about basketball, but about how to find yourself on the street.
Everything changes when Coach Carter comes to school, played by Samuel L. Jackson. With him, the team goes unbeaten and has every chance of winning the championship. At the same time, the players study very poorly in basic subjects. The coach stops them from exercising and closes the gym until they improve their performance.
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Everyone whose childhood was in the 90s or early 2000 -x, must know this movie. NBA star Michael Jordan, who is at the peak of his sports career, delighted the audience with the lead role in Space Jam. Aliens from another planet want to take over the planet where the heroes of this film live. Among themthe Bugs Bunny rabbit, who turns to the only person who can save the planet - Michael Jordan himself.
Dad is 17 again
Another cool comedy from Hollywood with Friends star Matthew Perry and talented Zac Efron. 39-year-old hero Matthew Perry is not too happy with the way his life has turned out. This is not what he dreamed of in school, where he was the best basketball player and was supposed to be an NBA star.
Then he chose family instead of basketball, but now fate gives him an incredible new chance. He's 17 again! Which path will he take now?
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The main character is in prison, accused of murdering his own wife. Everything is very bad and hopeless, but one day he is offered a deal. Freedom in exchange for persuading his talented son to play for the right college.
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Above the ring
A film with the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur in one of the main roles. Filmed two years before the murder of the musician. Basketball and crime were traditional trappings of the American ghetto of those times. What will win - sport or crime? Tupac's involvement made this film a cult favorite among Americans. But even without it, there is something to see here.
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It's amazing to see a Russian film in the list of the best basketball films , but Moving up deserves to be in this ranking. The creators tried to recreate as much as possible the events of the unique victory of the USSR national team over the invincible US team in the final of the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972.
Some critics have found historical inconsistencies in the picture, but if you get rid of snobbery and do not find fault with trifles, then you will get a cool movie and a lot of emotions from watching.