Basketball Movies on Netflix Updated 11/2016

Sports movies often have a bad rep. They are either blatantly sentimental or half-baked comedies. However, if you are looking for basketball movies to watch on Netflix, then there are actually some brilliant movies chronicling the stories of the game.

Basketball is truly a wonderful sport and you might often have been shooting hoops and pretending to resonate your favorite player. There’s the same magic when you are watching basketball movies. Let’s take a look at some of the best basketball movies on Netflix.

 

Iverson

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Initial release: 2013
Director: Zatella Beatty
Rotten Tomatoes Score: NR
Available on: Netflix US

Told largely in Iverson’s own words, the film charts the career highs and lows of one of the most distinctive and accomplished figures the sport of basketball has ever seen.

 

 

 

At All Costs

Initial release: 2016
Director: Mike Nicoll
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%
Available on: Netflix US

The Amateur Athletic Union is a thing. A real thing that allows teams far and wide become a team. A standard or code of ethics allows them to have the rules placed in front of them. This documentary showcases how the AAU really professionalized the amateur basketball league.

If you don’t watch this documentary, you don’t love basketball at all!

Brotherly Love

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Initial release: 2015
Director: Jamal Hill
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%
Available on: Netflix US

West Philly basketball star Sergio deals with the pressures of fame. Alongside his older brother, ¬†who lost his own hoop dreams to the streets to provide for the family after their father’s death. ¬† His sister has her¬†own musical ambitions that are¬†sidetracked by love.

 

 American Milkshake (DVD Only)

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Initial release: 2013
Director: David Andalman , Mariko Munro
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%
Available on: Netflix US

This dark coming of age comedy explores the subjects of teen¬†racial and sexual identity through the eyes of Jolie, who takes the first step to realizing his dream of being “cool” like the black teens in the projects by joining his high school basketball team.

 

 1000 to 1 The Corey Weissman Story

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Initial release: 2014
Director: Micheal Levine
Rotten Tomatoes Score:69%
Available on: Netflix US

1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story is a biopic about a promising college basketball player who suffers a stroke during his freshman year. As he endeavors to recover physically and mentally from the episode, he gains a greater understanding of life

 

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Published by James McArthur

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