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The top 5 must-watch basketball movies of all time

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 13:28 IST

Michael Jordan and Bill Murray alongside Bugs and Lola Bunny in arguably the most famous basketball movieThe glamour and excitement of basketball if often so inspiring, that even Hollywood can’t resist turning it into reel life. With that in mind, we’ve taken up providing you with the list of the best basketball movies of all time.To be clear; when we say best, we do not mean Oscar winning or drama-heavy; we mean best in the sense of how these movies make you fall in love with basketball all over again. Movies that perhaps make you root for the protagonist and jump out of your seats during the climax. Movies that make you smile and feel inspired as a basketball fan.We haven’t included basketball documentaries (eg: Linsanity, More than a Game, The Fab Five and Hoop Dreams) and laid focus primarily on movies this time.Honorable mentions include Michael Jordan’s Space Jam and the equally inspiring Glory Road.

#5 Like Mike (2002)

Like Mike

Like Mike is an adorably cool 2002 comedy where a 14-year old orphan boy finds a pair of sneakers which have the letters MJ faded on them. The sneakers are believed to be the great Michael Jordan’s which provide this young boy with incredible basketball powers including the ability to dunk over basketball greats like David Robinson.

He gets drafted into the NBA and plays for a fictional team called the Los Angeles Knights. The most awesome part about this movie is that a lot of NBA greats like Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki, Allen Iverson and Jason Kidd, star in it as themselves playing against this boy with the MJ sneakers. Although this is a slightly kiddish movie, it is guaranteed to bring a smile to every 90s and 00s basketball fan.

Here’s the trailer:

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Published 29 Nov 2015, 03:04 IST
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