The Best Basketball Movies in History
Basketball movies are back in season with Ben Affleck’s The Way Back, which comes out later this March. And from the looks of the official trailer, it’s going to be a welcome addition to the sports drama canon. It follows the story of a former basketball star (played by Affleck) who loses his family foundation to addiction. He receives a shot at redemption when given the opportunity to coach basketball at his alma mater. While quite a few sports dramas follow this formula, committed performances and a cinematic score can go a long way in making a standout basketball flick. Here are ten movies that capture the spirit and heart of the game of basketball.
Gallery — The Best Movies of the 2010s: