Top Basketball movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Coach Carter on DVD Coach Carter
Synopsis
Samuel L. Jackson stars in the true story of high school basketball coach Ken Carter, who controversially puts school before sports and benches his entire undefeated team because of poor academic performance.
Cast
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, Robert Ri'chard, Rick Gonzalez, Nana Gbewonyo, Antwon Tanner, Channing Tatum, Ashanti, Texas Battle, Denise Dowse
Director
Director
Thomas Carter
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Triumph of the Underdogs, Basketball, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Stories
Rent Semi-Pro on DVD Semi-Pro
Synopsis
Jackie is the cocky owner and coach of the Flint Michigan Tropics, the team with the worst record in the renegade American Basketball Association. With the franchise on the brink of collapse, can Jackie's squad rebound to become a pro team?
Cast
Cast
Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney, Andrew Daly, Will Arnett, Andy Richter, David Koechner, DeRay Davis, Josh Braaten, Jay Phillips, Peter Cornell, Kate Luyben, Jackie Earle Haley, Rob Corddry
Director
Director
Kent Alterman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Late Night Comedies, Basketball
Rent Rebound on DVD Rebound
Synopsis
After a heated incident during a crucial basketball game causes him to lose his job, successful but hotheaded college coach Roy McCormick (Martin Lawrence) is forced into a position he never dreamed he'd take: a job coaching a junior high school team. But the kids he inherits are a ragtag bunch of perennial losers, and his flimsy patience will be tested. Megan Mullally,, Breckin Meyer, Horatio Sanz and Patrick Warburton co-star.
Cast
Cast
Martin Lawrence, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Breckin Meyer, Horatio Sanz, Oren Williams, Patrick Warburton, Megan Mullally, Eddy Martin, Steven C. Parker, Steven Anthony Lawrence, Logan McElroy, Gus Hoffman
Director
Director
Steve Carr
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Stories, Basketball, Sports Comedies, Triumph of the Underdogs, Family Comedies
Rent Believe in Me on DVD Believe in Me
Synopsis
After accepting a job to coach high school basketball, Clay Driscoll (Jeffrey Donovan) is disappointed to discover he's been assigned to the girls' team. But the harder he works his female players, the more he sees that they're just as capable of greatness. Samantha Mathis and Bruce Dern co-star in this small-town sports drama based on the true story of an Oklahoma coach who led his team to the state championships in the 1960s.
Cast
Cast
Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Dern, Samantha Mathis, Bob Gunton, Alicia Lagano, Kristin Brye, Chris Ellis, Dan Moseley, Chloe Russell
Director
Director
Robert Collector
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Women In Sports, Triumph of the Underdogs, Dramas Based on Real Life, Basketball, Inspirational Stories, Family Dramas
Rent The Heart of the Game on DVD The Heart of the Game
Synopsis
Attending predominantly white Roosevelt High because her mother thinks she'll have better opportunities under the school's successful coach, gifted black hoopster Darnellia Russell puts herself -- and her coach -- through the wringer. Shot in a suburban Seattle high school over a seven-year period, director Ward Serrill's stirring documentary explores the complicated relationship between gender, race and organized sports.
Cast
Cast
Darnellia Russell, Bill Resler, Joyce Walker, Ludacris
Director
Director
Ward Serrill
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Basketball, Sports Stories, Sports Documentaries, African-American Documentaries
Rent The Basketball Diaries on DVD The Basketball Diaries
Synopsis
Jim Carroll's autobiographical novel chronicles a young basketball player's descent into addiction. As Jim's (Leonardo DiCaprio) experimentation gives way to a heroin habit supported by prostitution, a former addict (Ernie Hudson) may be the only one who can save him. Haunting and real, director Scott Kalvert's drama is a powerful portrayal of chaos and redemption. Mark Wahlberg co-stars as one of Jim's degenerate pals.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Mark Wahlberg, Ernie Hudson, Juliette Lewis, Bruno Kirby, Michael Imperioli, James Madio, Patrick McGaw, Vincent Pastore
Director
Director
Scott Kalvert
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Indie Dramas, Basketball, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Hoosiers on DVD Hoosiers
Synopsis
High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach, abrasive and unlikable Norman Dale, whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Cast
Cast
Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley, Fern Persons, Chelcie Ross, Robert Swann, Michael O'Guinne
Director
Director
David Anspaugh
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Basketball, 20th Century Period Pieces, Sports Stories, Triumph of the Underdogs, Period Pieces
Rent The Mighty Macs on DVD The Mighty Macs
Synopsis
Based on true events, this drama tells the story of Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino), who becomes the head women's basketball coach at Immaculata College in Pennsylvania and whips the team into shape to win the first women's basketball national championship. David Boreanaz co-stars as Cathy's husband, NBA referee Ed Rush, with Marley Shelton as a nun and assistant coach, and Ellen Burstyn as Mother Superior.
Cast
Cast
Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, Ellen Burstyn, David Boreanaz, Katie Hayek, Kim Blair, Margaret Anne Florence, Taylor Steele
Director
Director
Tim Chambers
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Women In Sports, Sports Dramas, Basketball, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Love & Basketball on DVD Love & Basketball
Synopsis
It's about winning, losing and playing the game. Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) grow up next door to each other playing basketball, fighting and falling in love. When simultaneous turns in the big leagues throw their off-court relationship off-kilter, the pair discovers that very little is fair in Love & Basketball. Spike Lee produced this warm, witty film.
Cast
Cast
Sanaa Lathan, Alfre Woodard, Omar Epps, Dennis Haysbert, Debbi Morgan, Kyla Pratt, Harry Lennix, Glenndon Chatman, Monica Calhoun, Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, Shar Jackson, Erika Ringor
Director
Director
Gina Prince
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Sports Dramas, Women In Sports, Basketball, African-American Romance, Sports Stories
Rent Space Jam on DVD Space Jam
Synopsis
Michael Jordan hoops it up with Looney Tunes characters in this romp that blends live action with animation. The Tune Squad takes on a team of aliens to decide whether the Tunes will stay on Earth or become attractions at an intergalactic theme park.
Cast
Cast
Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington, Eric Gordon, Penny Bae Bridges, Thom Barry, Larry Bird, Bill Murray, Billy West, Dee Bradley Baker, Danny DeVito, Bob Bergen, Bill Farmer
Director
Director
Joe Pytka
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Comedies, Basketball, Sports Stories, Blockbusters, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent O on DVD O
Synopsis
This modern retelling of "Othello" takes place in an exclusive boarding school where Odin James is the star basketball player and sole black student. Jealousy drives the basketball coach's son into an elaborate and deadly scheme to take Odin down.
Cast
Cast
Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Julia Stiles, Andrew Keegan, Rain Phoenix, Martin Sheen, Anthony Johnson, John Heard, Christopher Jones, Chris Freihofer, Chris Dong, Elden Henson
Director
Director
Tim Blake Nelson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Sports Dramas, Basketball
Rent Crossover on DVD Crossover
Synopsis
Noah Cruise (Wesley Jonathan) has the talent to be a professional cager but vows to use his sports scholarship to study medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, in this fast-paced urban drama. Meanwhile, Noah's buddy Tech (Anthony Mackie) is focused on getting his general equivalency diploma and winning an underground basketball game against a neighborhood rival. The supporting cast includes Wayne Brady as a former sports agent.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Mackie, Wesley Jonathan, Eva Pigford, Wayne Brady, Little JJ, Philip Champion, Alecia Fears, Kristen Wilson, William Johnson, Allen Payne
Director
Director
Preston A. Whitmore II
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Basketball
Rent Like Mike on DVD Like Mike
Synopsis
At a scrawny, unpolished 14 years old, Calvin Cambridge (Bow Wow) dreams of becoming a professional basketball player, but that seems like a far-off fantasy when you compare him to those athletically gifted NBA giants! However, when he laces up a mysterious pair of old sneakers inscribed with the faded initials "MJ," Calvin leaps from playground hijinks to NBA superstardom, teaching his teammates a few off-the-court lessons as well.
Cast
Cast
Bow Wow, Morris Chestnut, Jonathan Lipnicki, Jesse Plemons, Robert Forster, Crispin Glover, Anne Meara, Eugene Levy
Director
Director
John Schultz
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Sports Comedies, Basketball, Sports Stories
Rent He Got Game on DVD He Got Game
Synopsis
Director Spike Lee looks at basketball and how far the sport will look the other way to protect and acquire key players. The plot hinges on a convict father (Denzel Washington) who'll get early parole if he can persuade his son to play for the governor's alma mater. But that's just a pick-and-screen for an examination of sports, authority, race and class.
Cast
Cast
Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, Milla Jovovich, Rosario Dawson, Hill Harper, Zelda Harris, Ned Beatty, Jim Brown, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Bill Nunn, John Turturro
Director
Director
Spike Lee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Sports Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Basketball
Rent Like Mike 2: Streetball on DVD Like Mike 2: Streetball
Synopsis
In this fast-paced sequel, basketball wannabe Jerome Jenkens Jr. is too young, too slow and too short, but when he dons a pair of Michael Jordan's old sneakers, he elevates his game to new heights. Suddenly, Triple J is a rising streetball superstar.
Cast
Cast
Jascha Washington, Kel Mitchell, Michael Beach, Brett Kelly, Micah Williams, Blu Mankuma, Michael Adamthwaite, Moneca Delain, Enuka Okuma, Mohammed Wenn
Director
Director
David Nelson
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Sports Comedies, African-American Comedies, Basketball, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The Winning Season on DVD The Winning Season
Synopsis
Searching for a coach for his hapless girls' basketball team, school principal Terry turns to his friend, Bill, a divorced, drunken dishwasher who isn't even involved in his own daughter's life. But Bill's life changes as he bonds with the team.
Cast
Cast
Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Emily Rios, Rooney Mara, Jessica Hecht, Connor Paolo, Meaghan Witri, Melanie Hinkle, Shana Dowdeswell, Vanessa Gordillo, Shareeka Epps, Margo Martindale
Director
Director
James C. Strouse
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Sports Comedies, Indie Comedies, Basketball
Rent Juwanna Mann on DVD Juwanna Mann
Synopsis
Meet Jamal Jeffries (Miguel A. Núñez Jr.), a basketball "bad boy" whose undisciplined on-court antics get him kicked out of the league. Financially strapped and untrained in anything but basketball, Jamal comes up with a plan so outrageous it just might work: donning drag and trying out for the women's league. But it's once he makes the cut that the real challenge begins. Can he cease being Jamal and start a new life as Juwanna?
Cast
Cast
Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Vivica A. Fox, Kevin Pollak, Tommy Davidson, Ginuwine, Kim Wayans, Kimberly "Lil' Kim" Jones
Director
Director
Jesse Vaughan
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Late Night Comedies, Basketball, Sports Stories, Sports Comedies
Rent Edge of America on DVD Edge of America
Synopsis
English teacher Mr. Williams (James McDaniel) is something entirely new to the denizens of the Three Nations Reservation. For one, he's not an American Indian; what's more, he's a black man. That means he faces a steep uphill battle for acceptance. It's a daunting prospect, until he agrees to coach the losing girls' high school basketball team. Based on a true story, the film draws heavily on a cast made up of talented Utah locals.
Cast
Cast
James McDaniel, Irene Bedard, Tim Daly, Wes Studi, Delanna Studi
Director
Director
Chris Eyre
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Showtime, Sports Dramas, Sports Stories, Basketball, Inspirational Stories
Rent Rebound: The Legend of Earl Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat...
Synopsis
Earl "The Goat" Manigault was a playground basketball legend in Harlem, an idol to future NBA Hall of Famers. He could run like a gazelle and jump to heights no one thought possible (especially for a guy who was only 6' 2"). Manigault was destined for greatness on the courts of the NBA, but his personal demons conspired to sidetrack him. This docudrama finally tells the tale of one of basketball's greatest unsung heroes.
Cast
Cast
Don Cheadle, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Ronny Cox, Loretta Devine, Glynn Turman, Monica Calhoun, Colin Cheadle, Michael Ralph, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chick Hearn
Director
Director
Eriq La Salle
Genres
Genres
Drama, Basketball, Sports Stories, Sports Dramas, HBO, Made-for-TV Movies, Biographies
Rent Above the Rim on DVD Above the Rim
Synopsis
While high schooler Kyle (Duane Martin) awaits word from Georgetown University about his basketball scholarship, he balances relationships with neighborhood gangster Birdie (Tupac Shakur), a strict coach, and Shep (Leon), a former basketball star falling for his mother, Mailika (Tonya Pinkins). Marlon Wayans, David Bailey, Bernie Mac, Henry Simmons and Shawn Michael Howard also star in this drama. Jeff Pollack directs and co-writes.
Cast
Cast
Tupac Shakur, Duane Martin, Leon, David Bailey, Marlon Wayans, Bernie Mac, Tonya Pinkins, Byron Minns, Shawn Michael Howard, Henry Simmons
Director
Director
Jeff Pollack
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Basketball, African-American Dramas, Sports Stories
Rent Hurricane Season on DVD Hurricane Season
Synopsis
One year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins (Forest Whitaker), a high school basketball coach in Marrero, La., builds a team from players who attended five different schools before Katrina struck and molds them into a formidable squad. Together, they struggle against impossible odds in their pursuit of a state championship in this stirring underdog drama, written by the screenwriters of The Great Debaters.
Cast
Cast
Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Robbie Jones, Eric D. Hill Jr., Taraji P. Henson, Bow Wow, Khleo Thomas, Lil Wayne, China Anne McClain, Courtney B. Vance, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Gaston, Irma P. Hall, Tarra Riggs
Director
Director
Tim Story
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Triumph of the Underdogs, Sports Stories, Basketball
Rent The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend on DVD The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend
Synopsis
"Pistol" Pete Maravich (Adam Guier) pushes himself to the limit in this stirring biopic recounting the National Basketball Association all-star's adolescence and first year on his high school's varsity squad. Promoted to the team when he was only in eighth grade, Maravich gets support from his dad (a former college and professional coach) and witnesses the 1950s' racial boundaries while striving to become the greatest cager of all time.
Cast
Cast
Millie Perkins, Nick Benedict, Adam Guier, Murrell Garland, Tom Lester, Buddy Petrie, Darrel Campbell, Wendy Leblanc, John Richardson, Rodney Stone
Director
Director
Frank C. Schroder
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Sports Dramas, Basketball, 20th Century Period Pieces, Sports Stories, Period Pieces, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Eddie on DVD Eddie
Synopsis
Eddie (Whoopi Goldberg) channels her late husband's passion for basketball by coaching inner-city kids and cheering the New York Knicks, who are plagued by a losing streak. In a quirky twist, Eddie becomes the Knicks' new coach and promptly whips them into shape. Guest appearances by few National Basketball Association players, including Dennis Rodman, John Salley, Malik Sealy and Spud Webb, make this sports comedy a slam-dunk.
Cast
Cast
Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Richard Jenkins, Dennis Farina, Lisa Ann Walter, John Benjamin Hickey, Troy Beyer, John Salley, Rick Fox, Malik Sealy, Mark Jackson, Dwayne Schintzius, Greg Ostertag, Marv Albert, Donald Trump, Edward I. Koch, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Dennis Rodman, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Fabio
Director
Director
Steve Rash
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Action Comedies, Sports Comedies, Triumph of the Underdogs, Basketball, Sports Stories
Rent Guarding Eddy on DVD Guarding Eddy
Synopsis
In this family-friendly buddy film, a former professional basketball player finds unlikely inspiration in an 18-year-old autistic boy who's run away from home to try out for the L.A. Clippers. While serving out his court-ordered stint of community service at a local homeless shelter, ex-hoopster Mike Jeffreys (Kiko Ellsworth) serves as a big brother to Eddy (Brian Presley). But, in the end, it's Eddy who mentors <i>him</i>.
Cast
Cast
Brian Presley, Kiko Ellsworth, Anna Maria Horsford, Lee Garlington, John Homa, Dominic Scott Kay, Paul Davidson
Director
Director
Scott McKinsey
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Dramas, Basketball, Family Dramas
Rent Through the Fire on DVD Through the Fire
Synopsis
This groundbreaking documentary explores the business of professional basketball through the eyes of 18-year-old Sebastian Telfair, a talented teen from the Coney Island projects who pins his family's every hope on his acceptance into the NBA. Banking on a high-paying career to support his mother and siblings, Sebastian shuns a college education for the less certain outcome of making it big. Will his gamble pay off?
Cast
Cast
Dwayne Tiny Morton, Rick Pitino, Sebastian Telfair, Jamel Thomas, Daniel Turner
Director
Director
Jonathan Hock
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Basketball, Sports Stories
Rent Kobe Doin' Work: A Spike Lee Joint on DVD Kobe Doin' Work: A Spike Lee Joint
Synopsis
Tag along with basketball superstar Kobe Bryant as he prepares for one of the most important games of the season. Director Spike Lee documents every minute of this critical day, from the most mundane tasks to Bryant's biggest plays on the court. Granted unprecedented access to this iconic athlete, Lee employed more than 30 cameras to craft a revealing look at how a true pro can channel his abilities when the whistle blows.
Cast
Cast
Kobe Bryant
Director
Director
Spike Lee
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Basketball, Sports Stories
Rent The NBA's 100 Greatest Plays on DVD The NBA's 100 Greatest Plays
Synopsis
This video captures 100 of the best and most winning plays ever executed by the basketball league's giants, from the legendary Magic Johnson's dizzying assist to Byron Scott to the infamous steal-block combo by LaPhonso Ellis. Also includes plays by Kobe Bryant, Bill Walton and more, with sportscasters Chick Hearn, Marve Albert and Bob Costas providing play-by-play commentary.
Cast
Cast
Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Bill Walton
Director
Director
Jim Podhoretz
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent Blue Chips on DVD Blue Chips
Synopsis
A college basketball coach knows his squad of underdogs can't win without an infusion of new talent. After starting a national search for players, he promises the world two up-and-coming hoopsters - who prove to be worth every under-the-table payoff.
Cast
Cast
Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O'Neill, Alfre Woodard, Bob Cousy, Shaquille O'Neal, Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway, Matt Nover, Cylk Cozart, Anthony C. Hall, Kevin Benton, Bill Cross, Marques Johnson, Robert Wuhl
Director
Director
William Friedkin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Basketball
Rent Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie on DVD Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie
Synopsis
Transplanted Brooklyn-ite Benny Silman (David Krumholtz) makes a name for himself as the campus bookie at his beloved Arizona university. It seems like he has it all -- hot women, nice cars and easy money. But when he starts fixing basketball games, he goes too far. Suddenly, mobsters, drug dealers and even the FBI are on his tail. Can he beat the odds and make it out on top?
Cast
Cast
David Krumholtz, Tory Kittles, Jennifer Morrison, Nicholas Turturro, Carmine Giovinazzo, Alex Rocco, James Le Gros, Zachary Levi, Theo Rossi, Keith Loneker, deMann
Director
Director
Ernest R. Dickerson
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Biographies, Sports Comedies, Basketball, Sports Stories, Sports Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies
Rent No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson on DVD No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
Synopsis
High school basketball player Allen Iverson was destined for stardom until a bowling alley brawl nearly derailed his future. This documentary by Hoop Dreams director Steve James reveals the incident's impact on Iverson's career -- and his hometown.
Cast
Cast
Allen Iverson
Director
Director
Steve James
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Basketball
Rent NBA Ultimate Jordan: 20th Anniversary Ed on DVD NBA Ultimate Jordan: 20th Anniversary Ed
Synopsis
Air Jordan shows off his amazing moves in this tribute to one of the greatest basketball players of all time. The collection chronicles the NBA player's career, outlining a true sports legend as he develops his game and shoots way beyond expectations. Also included are five of Jordan's greatest NBA games in their entirety, the five best-selling Jordan programs, and over an hour of footage of the player's phenomenal plays, dunks and shots.
Cast
Cast
Michael Jordan
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Biographical Documentaries, Basketball
Rent Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. New York on DVD Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. New York
Synopsis
This documentary explores how NBA legend Reggie Miller became an enemy to New York Knicks fans, especially after scoring eight points in 8.9 seconds at the end of the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals to claim the victory for his Indiana Pacers.
Cast
Cast
Reggie Miller
Director
Director
Dan Klores
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Basketball
Rent The Year of the Yao on DVD The Year of the Yao
Synopsis
This absorbing documentary tracks the rookie year of Ming Yao -- who's become one of the leading centers in the National Basketball Association -- from the first ball toss to the final whistle of the last game of the season. Even in a sport crowded with hulking giants, Ming stands tall at 7 feet, 5 inches high and is fast becoming a legend in Houston, where he's based with the Rockets, and in his native China.
Cast
Cast
Ming Yao, Shaquille O'Neal, Colin Pine
Director
Director
Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Basketball, Sports Stories
Rent Gunnin' for That #1 Spot on DVD Gunnin' for That #1 Spot
Synopsis
Filmmaker and Beastie Boy Adam Yauch documents the lives and talent of some of America's most gifted high school basketball players as they prep for the first annual Elite 24 all-star game in 2006 at Harlem's famed Rucker Park. Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabar were groomed on that same court, and young hopefuls such as Jerryd Bayless, Michael Beasley, Tyreke Evans and Kevin Love hope to follow in their footsteps.
Cast
Cast
Jerryd Bayless, Michael Beasley, Tyreke Evans, Donte Greene, Brandon Jennings, Kevin Love, Kyle Singler, Lance Stephenson, Robert Garcia
Director
Director
Adam Yauch
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Sports Documentaries, Basketball, Social & Cultural Documentaries, African-American Documentaries, Sports Stories
Rent 30 for 30: Without Bias on DVD 30 for 30: Without Bias
Synopsis
On June 19, 1986, celebrated University of Maryland player Len Bias died from a cocaine overdose just two days after being picked second in the NBA draft. This retelling of the Bias saga answers many questions about the tragedy.
Cast
Cast
Len Bias
Director
Director
Kirk Fraser
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Basketball
Rent NBA Street Series: Dunks!: Vol. 1 on DVD NBA Street Series: Dunks!: Vol. 1
Synopsis
Just a few short decades ago, dunking was an art form (some would say a form of "showboating") practiced by only a few gifted -- or tall -- players. Nowadays, it's a league institution, complete with its own yearly competition. This film captures the NBA's highest-flying superstars, including Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James as they blast off to nether regions we mere mortals can only dream about. Hosted by MTV's DJ Clue.
Cast
Cast
DJ Clue, Vince Carter, Michael Jordan
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent Inside Moves on DVD Inside Moves
Synopsis
After a failed suicide attempt resulting in a crippled leg, Roary (John Savage) finds comfort, friendship and revelation at -- of all places -- Max's Bar, a local watering hole. There, he finds he's not the only handicapped person around: there's Jerry (David Morse) the bartender and former basketball star with a bad leg, and Louise (Diana Scarwid, in an Oscar-nominated performance) the waitress with emotional damage. Richard Donner directs.
Cast
Cast
John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright, Tony Burton, Bill Henderson, Steve Kahan, Jack O'Leary, Bert Remsen, Harold Russell
Director
Director
Richard Donner
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Basketball, Sports Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Sunset Park on DVD Sunset Park
Synopsis
Rhea Perlman (best remembered as Carla from TV's "Cheers") is a Brooklyn schoolteacher who defies the odds. To earn extra money in hopes of opening a restaurant, she decides to stand in as a boys' basketball coach -- even though she doesn't know a jump shot from a jockstrap! But with a little help from her students, she proves that even a neophyte like her has got serious game.
Cast
Cast
Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr, Carol Kane, Terrence Howard, Camille Saviola, De'Aundre Bonds, Talent Harris, Guy Torry, James Harris
Director
Director
Steve Gomer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Basketball, Sports Stories
Rent The Other Dream Team on DVD The Other Dream Team
Synopsis
As the U.S. basketball "Dream Team" took the 1992 Olympics by storm, the scrappy team from the newly independent Lithuania sought only to defeat Russia. Their tale involves personal freedom, the end of communism and, unexpectedly, the Grateful Dead.
Cast
Cast
Greg Speirs, Jim Lampley, Bill Walton, Mickey Hart, Jonas Valanciunas, Dan Majerle, Arvydas Sabonis, Chris Mullin, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Sarunas Marciulionis
Director
Director
Marius Markevicius
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Olympics & Other Games, Basketball
Rent NBA Hardwood Classics: Michael Jordan on DVD NBA Hardwood Classics: Michael Jordan
Synopsis
This retrospective documentary looks at the extraordinary life -- on and off the basketball court -- of Michael Jordan, whose talent, grace, speed, power and unparalleled drive made him a player of unquestionable greatness and a cultural icon. Interviews with teammates, coaches, writers and No. 23 himself -- plus exciting game footage -- chronicle how this engaging athlete became a sports legend in his own time.
Cast
Cast
Michael Jordan
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent Training Rules on DVD Training Rules
Synopsis
This documentary explores the case of Jen Harris, a gifted college basketball player who was drummed out of Penn State's basketball program by Coach Rene Portland for her perceived sexual orientation. Harris's court case against Portland's decision spurred other players to speak out about Portland's harassment and shined a revealing light on the sexual orientation-based discriminatory policies many college sports programs still condone.
Cast
Cast
Jen Harris
Director
Director
Fawn Yacker, Dee Mosbacher
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Women In Sports, Basketball, LGBT, Lesbian
Rent Chiefs on DVD Chiefs
Synopsis
Winner of the Best Documentary prize at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival, this film chronicles the Wyoming Indian High School basketball team's efforts to become state champs while struggling with everyday life on the reservation. Following the Chiefs over a two-year period, Daniel Junge's heartwarming film captures the experience of the players who become a symbol of hope and empowerment for the residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Daniel Junge
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Basketball, Sports Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries
Rent SportsCamp: Basketball on DVD SportsCamp: Basketball
Synopsis
This action-packed installment of the SportsCamp series presents six basketball training sessions designed especially for young players, their parents and coaches. Featuring appearances by Bob Hurley, dedicated coach of one of the nation's top high school basketball teams at St. Anthony of Jersey City, and WNBA star Becky Hammon, these court-pounding lessons cover ball handling, shooting, defense, passing pointers and rebounding.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Basketball
Rent 30 Days on DVD 30 Days
Synopsis
Two young basketball players from opposite sides of the tracks walk a mile in each other's shoes in this drama. After a vicious postgame brawl, Donnell and Jason are forced to perform community service on each other's home turf.
Cast
Cast
Hill Harper, Taye Diggs, Da Brat, Charlie Neal, Ellen Burstyn, Kim Staunton, Roscoe Orman, Terryl Daluz
Director
Director
Jamal Joseph
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Indie Dramas, Sports Stories, Basketball
Rent Harlem Globetrotters: Team that Changed on DVD Harlem Globetrotters: Team that Changed
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Relive the greatest moments of the Harlem Globetrotters with this documentary that chronicles the team's legendary 1948 defeat over the Minneapolis Lakers and their historic 1951 Berlin trip. Narrated by rapper Chuck D, the program features vintage footage and interviews with former Globetrotters, NBA coaches and others. Extras include a featurette about the team's 1950 world tour, another on the amazing "Tricks of the Trotters" and much more.
Cast
Cast
Chuck D., Harlem Globetrotters
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Sports Documentaries, African-American Documentaries, Basketball, Sports Stories
Rent Linsanity on DVD Linsanity
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Director Evan Jackson Leong profiles his longtime friend, Jeremy Lin, in this engrossing examination of the star basketball player's humble beginnings, college days at Harvard, religious beliefs and high-scoring 2012 season with the New York Knicks.
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Cast
Jeremy Lin
Director
Director
Evan Jackson Leong
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Genres
Documentary, Sports & Fitness, Biographical Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Basketball
Rent The Street Stops Here on DVD The Street Stops Here
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In this inspiring cinematic portrait, filmmaker Kevin Shaw profiles high school basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr., a man who's racked up a staggering 900-victory record for his inner-city Catholic school -- and changed the lives of countless students. With six seniors destined for Division I play, this season is thick with promise. But for the first time under Hurley's leadership, the school might not win the state championship.
Cast
Cast
Bob Hurley Sr., Sister Mary Alan Barszczewski, Kathleen Staudt, Mike Rosario, Jio Fontan, Jorge Fontan, Dominic Cheek, Tyshawn Taylor, Travon Woodall
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Director
Kevin Shaw
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Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Basketball
Rent NBA Street Series: Dunks!: Vol. 2 on DVD NBA Street Series: Dunks!: Vol. 2
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Your jaws will drop when you see this second volume of monster jam dunks by the best high-flyin' players the NBA has to offer. DJ Clue hosts the action as some of the biggest names in the game fly to the hoop, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kenyon Martin and many others. These guys defy the laws of gravity (air traffic controllers, more than judges, are needed here!) and truly define the term poetry in motion.
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Cast
Vince Carter, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Kenyon Martin
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent The White Shadow on DVD The White Shadow
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After suffering a career-ending knee injury, professional basketball player Ken Reeves (Ken Howard) -- once a forward with the Chicago Bulls -- becomes the new coach at a tough inner-city high school in Los Angeles. Although his young charges give him the cold shoulder at first, Reeves gradually wins their respect as he turns into a mentor, a friend and a guardian who helps them overcome a host of problems on and off the court.
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Cast
Ken Howard, Kevin Hooks, Byron Stewart, Timothy Van Patten, Joan Pringle, Thomas Carter, Ken Michelman, Ira Angustain, Nathan Cook, Erik Kilpatrick, John Mengatti, Ed Bernard
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, Basketball
Rent Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me on DVD Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me
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No one dominated the National Basketball Association like "His Airness," Michael Jordan -- perhaps the greatest roundball player of any era. With this engrossing video, you'll get up close and personal with him at home, on the links and in the air. Included are interviews with his coaches and friends, footage from Jordan's days at the University of North Carolina, slam-dunk contests and highlights from his remarkable NBA career.
Cast
Cast
Michael Jordan
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Biographical Documentaries, Basketball
Rent NBA Street Series: Ankle Breakers: Vol. 2 on DVD NBA Street Series: Ankle Breakers: Vol. 2
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A high-octane array of National Basketball Association stars shoot, steal, pass and score on this compilation of highlights from the premiere league in the world. Hosted by Common, this second volume of "Ankle Breakers" spotlights such stars as Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Baron Davis, Paul Pierce, LeBron James and more. Catch the kind of moves on the court that are the envy of players throughout the world.
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Cast
Common, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Baron Davis, LeBron James
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Director
Genres
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Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent NBA: Lights Out! on DVD NBA: Lights Out!
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This compilation of highlights from basketball's biggest stars features the nonstop, fast-paced excitement of athletes performing at the top of their game. Experience classic moments from hard-court heroes such as Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Tracy McGrady and LeBron James. Then, take an in-depth look at not-to-be-believed maneuvers from Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, Allen Iverson, Robert Horry and more.
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Cast
Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson
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Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent 30 for 30: Once Brothers on DVD 30 for 30: Once Brothers
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Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac were teammates on Yugoslavia's national basketball team before they found success in the NBA. After 1991, however, the two athletes turned blood enemies when their country dissolved into civil war.
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Cast
Drazen Petrovic, Vlade Divac
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Director
Michael Tolajian
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Basketball
Rent NBA: The History of the Lakers on DVD NBA: The History of the Lakers
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The Los Angeles Lakers have always had a fabled glow about them, and not just because they're based in a city that basks in the limelight of Hollywood. It's also because for decades, they've proven that they're a franchise to be reckoned with, featuring an unforgettable roster of talent including Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. Catch the Lakers as they face off against their biggest on-court foes.
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Cast
Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, James Worthy
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Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent NBA Now! Showmen of Today on DVD NBA Now! Showmen of Today
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Interviews with some of the National Basketball Association's hottest players and coaches -- and the sportscasters who cover them -- are merely appetizers for this DVD's main course: electrifying footage of the game's most exciting moments. Classic action from old-school players Bob Cousy, Darryl Dawkins, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas gives way to the work of modern-day superstars Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Jason Kidd and Shaquille O'Neal.
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Cast
Vince Carter, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Luerson, Jason Kidd, Ray Allen, Jason Williams, Kobe Bryant, Steve Francis, Latrell Sprewell
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Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent A Season on the Brink on DVD A Season on the Brink
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ESPN produced this film about fiery-tempered University of Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight. Based on John Feinstein's best-selling book of the same name, the film chronicles the Hoosiers' 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the team and its practices, meetings and huddles. Brian Dennehy stars as Knight, who went to extreme lengths to ensure that his team didn't lose a game.
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Cast
Brian Dennehy, Al Thompson, Patrick Williams, Gary Hudson, Benz Antoine, James Lafferty, Michael James Johnson, Dan Becker, Yorick Parke, Mike Weekes, Duane Murray, Thomas Hauff, Phoenix Gonzales
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Robert Mandel
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Genres
Drama, Biographies, Made-for-TV Movies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Stories, Basketball, Sports Dramas, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent NBA: Furious Finishes on DVD NBA: Furious Finishes
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It ain't over till it's over in this exciting collection of too-close-to-call games packed with edge-of-your-seat action. Featuring some of the most nail-biting matches in NBA history, this video will leave you breathless until the final buzzer. Highlights include incredible plays by Reggie Miller, Michael Jordan, Bernard King, Larry Bird, Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Magic Johnson, to name a few.
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Cast
Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Reggie Miller, Bernard King, John Stockton, Alonzo Mourning, David Robinson
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent Soul in the Hole on DVD Soul in the Hole
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Documentary filmmaker Danielle Gardner examines New York street basketball and its powerful place in African-American communities. The film focuses on the Brooklyn champion Ed "Booger" Smith and one season with his team, The Kenny Kings, and the hotheaded man who coaches them, Kenny Jones. The Bedford-Stuyvesant hoopsters' relationships with each other, the community and their coach add up to much more than a simple sports documentary.
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Cast
Kenny Jones, Ed "Booger" Smith
Director
Director
Danielle Gardner
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Genres
Documentary, African-American Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Sports Stories, Basketball
Rent 30 for 30: Guru of Go on DVD 30 for 30: Guru of Go
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Trace the remarkable story of innovative and gutsy basketball coach Paul Westhead, whose up-tempo style of play, dubbed "The System," brought surprising success to Loyola Marymount University, even after the sad death of star player Hank Gathers.
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Cast
Paul Westhead, Hank Gathers
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Director
Bill Couturié
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Basketball
Rent Home of the Giants on DVD Home of the Giants
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High school basketball star Matt convinces his best friend and aspiring journalist Gar to help him rob a drug dealer. But the job goes sideways, jeopardizing Gar and Matt's friendship and the team's chance at a state title.
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Cast
Haley Joel Osment, Ryan Merriman, Danielle Panabaker, Kenneth Mitchell, Brent Briscoe, Stephen Michael Ayers, Johanna Braddy, Victor Deeb, Frank Glidden, Michael Harding
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Rusty Gorman
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Drama, Crime Dramas, Indie Dramas, Sports Dramas, Basketball
Rent ESPN: Black Magic on DVD ESPN: Black Magic
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Filmmaker Dan Klores links the rise of the United States civil rights movement to the history of African American basketball players and coaches at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson and musician Wynton Marsalis, this documentary explores the intersection of sports and culture through game footage and interviews with players such as Willis Reed and Dick Barnett.
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Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Julius Erving, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Paul
Director
Director
Dan Klores
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Genres
Documentary, Sports & Fitness, Historical Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Basketball, African-American Documentaries
Rent Game Time on DVD Game Time
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Adrift at a new school in a strange city, young Vance Halden has trouble making friends until his peers discover his hoops prowess. Everything changes when Vance teams up with the ultracool Jules to dominate in two-on-two basketball tourneys.
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Cast
Phil Haus, Jason Hurt, María DiDomenico, Noelle Mihalinec, Antoine Harris, Movez Galore, J. Oscar Simmons
Director
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Diego Hallivis
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Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Basketball, Indie Dramas, Teen Dramas
Rent Something to Cheer About on DVD Something to Cheer About
Synopsis
In 1955, the Crispus Attucks Tigers of Indiana became the first all-black high school basketball team to win a state championship. A half century later, documentarian Betsy Blankenbaker catches up with the original team members.
Cast
Cast
Oscar Robertson, Hallie Bryant, Ray Crowe, Willie Merriweather
Director
Director
Betsy Blankenbaker
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Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, African-American Dramas, Basketball
Rent Michael Jordan: Above & Beyond on DVD Michael Jordan: Above & Beyond
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Long lauded as one of the greatest players to ever hit the hardwoods, Michael Jordan retired in 1993 at the tender age of 30 after a season that saw his father's brutal murder -- and left him with doubts about whether he should continue playing professional basketball. This fascinating program explores the two-year period that ultimately found him waging a triumphant comeback in 1995 and a return to the NBA.
Cast
Cast
Michael Jordan
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent Matchups on DVD Matchups
Synopsis
Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. Triumphing over adversity, Williams recalibrated his ambition and went on to become college basketball's first blind coach. A truly inspiring story about the triumph of the human spirit.
Cast
Cast
Donahue Tuitt, Ellia English, Sonya Leslie-Shepherd, Skip Mullen, Clyde Small, David Williams
Director
Director
Donahue Tuitt
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Genres
Drama, Triumph of the Underdogs, Sports Dramas, Basketball, Sports Stories
Rent On the Shoulders of Giants on DVD On the Shoulders of Giants
Synopsis
Spotlighting the all-black Harlem Renaissance basketball squad -- aka the Harlem Rens -- this film documents the segregated world of pro hoops during the 1930s and follows the Rens on their way to becoming pro basketball's first world champions.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Foxx, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spike Lee, Maya Angelou, Cornel West, Samuel L. Jackson, Jerry West, Bill Russell, Charles Barkley, Carmelo Anthony
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Director
Deborah Morales
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Genres
Documentary, Sports Documentaries, African-American Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Basketball
Rent That Championship Season on DVD That Championship Season
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It's been decades since a group of friends achieved mythical success by winning the high school state basketball championships against all odds. As they gather for a reunion, each brings along some baggage and some hard truths will be revealed.
Cast
Cast
Vincent D'Onofrio, Terry Kinney, Tony Shalhoub, Gary Sinise, Paul Sorvino, Joe Bays, Susan M. Carr, Jerri Manthey
Director
Director
Paul Sorvino
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Basketball, Sports Stories
Rent NBA Champions 2008-2009 on DVD NBA Champions 2008-2009
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Score courtside seats and experience all the heart-pounding action of the NBA's 2008-09 season with this program featuring coverage of the winning team's entire championship run, culminating in the playoffs and finals. Exclusive interviews with the players and coaches shed light on the season's ups and downs, while behind-the-scenes action and footage from the sidelines let fans relive the season's most exciting moments.
Cast
Cast
Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent  Michael Jordan's Playground on DVD Michael Jordan's Playground
Synopsis
No one dominated the National Basketball Association like Michael Jordan -- perhaps the greatest player of any era. This unique video fuses highlights from his brilliant career with a dramatic story as Jordan makes his acting debut (playing himself) offering sage advice to a dejected young cager who's been cut from his high school squad. Included is a music video featuring Jordan basketball clips and rappers Kid 'n' Play.
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Cast
Michael Jordan, Lisa Lisa, Doctor Ice
Director
Director
Zack Synder
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent The Harlem Globetrotters on DVD The Harlem Globetrotters
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Serving up an entertaining mix of athleticism and comedy, the Harlem Globetrotters have been a fixture on the roundball courts since 1927 when they debuted in Chicago as the Savoy 5. The cagers -- best known for their fluid acrobatics and tricky moves -- have maintained their mystique while amusing fans around the world. This episode of A&E's "Biography" chronicles America's consummate basketball team via interviews, photos and archival footage.
Cast
Cast
Curley Neal, Reece Tatum
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, TV Documentaries, A&E, Sports Stories, Sports Documentaries, Basketball
Rent 30 for 30: Survive & Advance on DVD 30 for 30: Survive & Advance
Synopsis
In 1983, the NC State Wolfpack, coached by Jim Valvano, stayed alive in the postseason by winning nine do-or-die games in a row -- seven of which they were losing in the final minute -- beating the likes of Michael Jordan and three-time National Player of the Year Ralph Sampson.
Cast
Cast
Jim Valvano
Director
Director
Jonathan Hock
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Sports & Fitness, Sports Documentaries, Basketball
Rent Hoop Reality on DVD Hoop Reality
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William Gates and Arthur Agee's lives are examined once again in this follow-up documentary made 10 years after the success of Hoop Dreams, which chronicled their aspirations to escape Chicago's projects and play in the NBA. Agee, who now makes public appearances, helms a radio show and a life skills foundation, and Gates, who is now a pastor, have new ideas to share in filmmaker Lee Davis's insightful film.
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Cast
Arthur Agee, Patrick Beverly, Lamont Bryant
Director
Director
Lee Davis
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Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Basketball
Rent Michael Jordan: Air Time on DVD Michael Jordan: Air Time
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For Michael Jordan, the 1991-92 season was an especially hectic year, filled with gambling allegations, his friend Magic Johnson's retirement announcement and a video shoot with self-proclaimed king of pop Michael Jackson. This thrilling program chronicles Jordan's every move during that dramatic time, including his play on the Olympic "Dream Team" with fellow NBA stars and his place of honor at the Chicago Bulls' championship ring ceremony.
Cast
Cast
Michael Jordan
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent John Wooden: Values, Victory on DVD John Wooden: Values, Victory
Synopsis
UCLA basketball coach John Wooden shares his practical, values-based secrets -- such as initiative, poise and confidence -- to achieving success. Applicable not just to sports, these tips can help every aspect of personal and professional life.
Cast
Cast
John Wooden
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Faith & Spirituality, Career & Finance, Special Interest, Prayer & Spiritual Growth, Basketball
Rent 30 for 30: Unguarded on DVD 30 for 30: Unguarded
Synopsis
This unflinching documentary chronicles the turbulent life of Chris Herren, a young NBA star whose profound drug addiction wrecked his basketball career. Now sober, Herren shares his cautionary tale at high schools, rehab centers and other venues.
Cast
Cast
Chris Herren
Director
Director
Jonathan Hock
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Basketball
Rent Tournament of Dreams on DVD Tournament of Dreams
Synopsis
The Lady Cavaliers high school girls' basketball team is on the verge of extinction because of school budget cuts. The school's principal (Debbie Allen) is just about consign the Cavs to oblivion when the team and certain faculty members fight back alongside a new coach (Tony Todd) who could take the team to new heights and prove that they belong. In addition to winning games, the girls face other obstacles such as love, loss and divorce.
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Cast
Tony Todd, Debbie Allen, Shakira Bryant, Keana Jackson, Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly, Robin Wilson, Joyful Drake, Carl Lewis, Houston Summers
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Director
Don Abernathy
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Genres
Drama, Sports Stories, Basketball, Sports Dramas, Women In Sports
Rent 1 Love on DVD 1 Love
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Featuring an entertaining mix of history, colorful characters, interviews with players and amazing gyrations on the court, this documentary follows the evolution of basketball -- perhaps America's favorite sport -- in the United States.
Cast
Cast
Kobe Bryant, Etan Goldman, Larry Hughes, Allen Iverson, Phil Jackson, Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Stackhouse, David Stern
Director
Director
Leon Gast
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Basketball
Rent NBA Champions 2003-2004: Pistons on DVD NBA Champions 2003-2004: Pistons
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The underdog Detroit Pistons shocked the basketball world by defeating the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers (led by superstars Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal) to become the 2003-2004 NBA Champions. Via penetrating interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, this video follows the team from the start of the season through the playoffs as they make their arduous journey to basketball's ultimate prize.
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Cast
Detroit Pistons
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent NBA Hardwood Classics: Magic Johnson on DVD NBA Hardwood Classics: Magic Johnson
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Basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson achieved nearly every distinction a player could dream of during his 13-year career with the L.A. Lakers. But more than the honors and record-setting stats, he'll be remembered for his exuberant spirit and unabashed love of the game. This documentary, narrated by Danny Glover, charts the superstar's remarkable history on the court and features exciting game highlights and in-depth interviews.
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Cast
Magic Johnson, Danny Glover
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent And 1 Mixtape: Vol. 8: Back on the Block on DVD And 1 Mixtape: Vol. 8: Back on the Block
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This eighth volume is truly "from the street" as it showcases the skills of some serious street ballers countrywide. Guided by Shane the Dribbling Machine, you'll travel from North Philly to Oakland and meet up-and-coming players such as Spyda, Pharmacist, Baby Shack, Spinmaster and Pat da Rock. The tour also features street ball legends Marquis Daniels, Kyle Korver, Jeff McInnis and Willie Green -- all set to a rockin' soundtrack.
Cast
Cast
Shane, Marquis Daniels, Kyle Korver, Jeff McInnis, Willie Green, Spyda, Pharmacist, Hugh Jones, Spinmaster, Pat da Rock
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Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball, Rap & Hip-Hop, Urban & Dance
Rent Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story on DVD Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story
Synopsis
Chronicling the short but eventful life of Hank Gathers (played by Donny B. Lord as a child and Victor Love as a young adult), this fact-based drama chronicles the hoopster's rise from the inner city of Philadelphia to a starring role on Loyola Marymount's basketball team before a heart condition cut his career short. Nell Carter plays Hank's supportive mom, and George Kennedy portrays a neighborhood priest who inspired the boy.
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Cast
Duane Davis, Victor Love, George Kennedy, Nell Carter, Sam Hennings, Sarah Trigger, Ahmad Stoner, Terrence Williams, David Netter, Donny B. Lord
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Charles Braverman
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Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Basketball, Made-for-TV Movies, Biographies
Rent NBA Street Series: Vol. 3 on DVD NBA Street Series: Vol. 3
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In the third volume of this popular series, you'll head into the hardwood action surrounded by some of the National Basketball Association's biggest names. Watch as superstars Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James -- among others -- put on a jaw-dropping display of blocks, pinpoint passing and impressive slam dunks. Also showcased are the NBA's 2005 most valuable player Steve Nash and two-time NBA champ Manu Ginobili.
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Cast
Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, LeBron James, Tracy McGrady
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Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent Heaven Is a Playground on DVD Heaven Is a Playground
Synopsis
A young law school graduate (D.B. Sweeney) and an inner-city basketball coach (Michael Warren) join forces to save a group of troubled teens from drugs and crime in Chicago's Cabrini Green projects. Promoting basketball as a means of achieving self-sufficiency and confidence, the two men try to keep the kids on the straight and narrow despite the temptations of the street and run-ins with an unscrupulous sports agent.
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Cast
D.B. Sweeney, Michael Warren, Richard Jordan, Victor Love, Janet Julian, Bo Kimble
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Randall Fried
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Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Basketball, Sports Stories
Rent The UCLA Dynasty on DVD The UCLA Dynasty
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While Watts was burning and the Vietnam War raging, Indiana native John Wooden was leading a quiet revolution of his own, transforming UCLA's humble basketball program into a powerful athletic juggernaut. This film shines a light on that period. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, the presentation combines commentary from former team members, students and coach Wooden himself with riveting archival footage to capture the excitement of that time.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Sports Documentaries, Basketball, Sports Stories
Rent Spalding Basketball Basics on DVD Spalding Basketball Basics
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Hosted by sharpshooter Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards, this instructional program draws on the experience of NBA and WNBA players such as Chris Bosh, Jason Kapono and Tamika Catchings to help you improve your basketball skills. Demonstrating the same techniques and drills the pros use, Gilbert and the crew will help you build a solid foundation in basketball fundamentals -- and have you raring to dominate the hardwood in no time.
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Cast
Chris Bosh, Jason Kapono, Tamika Catchings, Gilbert Arenas
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent God's Gift on DVD God's Gift
Synopsis
Romeo and Don are best friends, teammates and co-captains of a summer basketball team, but when Don starts to act erratic and hostile, it's up to Romeo to set things right. As Don's behavior deteriorates, he starts to direct his rage at his one supporter, making it even harder for Romeo to find help for his friend. Hip-hop artist and top basketball player Lil' Romeo and his rapper father, Master P, star.
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Cast
Master P, Romeo Miller, John Witherspoon, Tony Cox
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Drama, African-American Dramas, Basketball
Rent Coach Rick Pitino: Basketball Fundamentals on DVD Coach Rick Pitino: Basketball Fundamentals
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Championship-winning NCAA basketball coach Rick Pitino teaches you the offensive techniques you need to improve your game. Demonstrated by pros Muhammed Lasege, Erik Brown, Walter McCarty and Reece Gaines, these tips can help give you the same edge they've delivered to the nation's top collegiate players. Pass faster, shoot better and score higher with Pitino's easy-to-follow, comprehensive instruction.
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Rick Pitino, Reece Gaines, Muhammed Lasege, Erik Brown, Walter McCarty
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Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent Dazzling Dunks & Basketball Bloopers on DVD Dazzling Dunks & Basketball Bloopers
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Think you've seen it all? Think again. Featuring commentary by Marv Albert, Karl Malone, Doug Moe and Bill Walton, this hilarious collection includes of the some of the biggest and most embarrassing National Basketball Association blunders of all time. Sure, there's plenty of great hardwood footage highlighting some of the league's most impressive play, but a sidesplitting blooper of astronomical proportions inevitably mars the proceedings.
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Cast
Bill Walton, Karl Malone, Marv Albert
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent Rock the Paint on DVD Rock the Paint
Synopsis
After leaving the comfortable Midwest countryside, teenager Josh Sendler (Douglas Smith) must readjust to the fast-paced and diverse urban landscape of Newark, N.J., where he meets Antwon Jackson (Kevin Phillips), a local basketball prodigy. As they face the state basketball championship together, racial tensions test the boys' fledgling friendship. Phil Bertelsen's compelling drama is enhanced by hip-hop star Wyclef Jean's original soundtrack.
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Cast
Douglas Smith, Kevin Phillips, Christopher Innvar, John Doman, Sam Oz Stone, Kim Brockington, Joanna Hartshorne, Tom Brennan, Janet Sarno, Karen Tsen Lee, B.J. Stone
Director
Director
Phil Bertelsen
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Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Sports Dramas, Sports Stories, Basketball
Rent NBA: History of the Boston Celtics on DVD NBA: History of the Boston Celtics
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Over the past 50 years, the Boston Celtics have won an unprecedented 16 world championships, from 1959 to 1966, making them the most storied franchise in NBA history. Included here is the complete history of the Celtics, along with a year-end compilation highlighting the championship seasons. Also included, for the first time ever on DVD, are the most memorable games in the franchise's history.
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Cast
Boston Celtics
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent NBA Champions 2007 - 2008 on DVD NBA Champions 2007 - 2008
Synopsis
Go courtside as the favored Boston Celtics take on the scrappy Los Angeles Lakers for the 2008 National Basketball Association championship in this special souvenir video. Features include coverage of the winner's season, the playoffs and the final series -- including the Celtics overcoming a 24-point game four deficit -- plus a highlights reel, exclusive interviews with the players and coaches, and behind-the-scenes footage.
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Cast
Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics
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Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent And 1 Mix Tape: Vol. 9: Area Codes on DVD And 1 Mix Tape: Vol. 9: Area Codes
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More than 20 hip-hop artists add tracks to this virtual mix tape of music and basketball footage filmed at b-ball events in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Los Angeles. Featured acts include Paul Wall, Chamillionarie, Cam'ron, Lotto, Dipset, JR Writer, Goodie Mob, Clipse, Juelz Santana, Too Short, Dilated Peoples and Bun B. Extras include 12 chapters of bonus material.
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Cast
Paul Wall, Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Too $hort, Goodie Mob, Clipse, Dilated Peoples, Bun B, Lotto, Chamillionarie, Dipset, J.R. Writer
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Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball, Rap & Hip-Hop
Rent And 1 Mixtape: Vol. 10 on DVD And 1 Mixtape: Vol. 10
Synopsis
Street-basketball phenoms And 1 take to the courts for all-out hoops battles against teams from Washington, D.C., Indiana, Los Angeles and Houston in this collection of games from their "United Streets of America" tour, filmed over a 10-year period. Highlights include Hot Sauce doing "the boomerang" and the Professor's Madison Square Garden victory, all set to a soundtrack from the likes of Lil Scrappy and Pete Rock.
Cast
Cast
Rafer Alston, Philip Champion, Jamal Nelson, Grayson Scott Boucher, Hugh Jones, Andre Poole, Tony Jones, John Humphrey, Jerry Dupree, Troy Jackson, Kenny Brunner, Antwan Scott
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Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
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Synopsis
Women's National Basketball Association superstar Sheryl Swoopes -- who won three Olympic gold medals and helped lead the Houston Comets to four consecutive championships -- demonstrates the game's basics in this instructive, hourlong video. From the essentials of dribbling and passing to fundamental defensive skills, the lady cager with a winning attitude illustrates the ABCs of roundball that can elevate your game.
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Cast
Sheryl Swoopes
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
Rent NBA Upsets & Underdogs on DVD NBA Upsets & Underdogs
Synopsis
Expect the unexpected in this high-octane showcase of the greatest upsets and overachievers in NBA history -- from the legendary championship run of the 1977 Portland Trail Blazers to the heroic tales of Scottie Pippen and Kevin Barnett. Even with the odds stacked against them, these featured teams and players -- including host Bill Walton, a former Portland Trail Blazer -- managed to steal the headlines from their "sure thing" opponents.
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Cast
Bill Walton
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
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Synopsis
The San Antonio Spurs rule &#8230; literally! Relive their fabulous 2003 championship season once again via four game-clinching 4th quarters. In addition, the video packs some cool special features, including tributes to Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Malik Rose and an "Art of the 3-pointer" clip by outside threat Steve Kerr. It's hoop dreams all the way as San Antonio puts their spurs to every opponent.
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Cast
San Antonio Spurs, New Jersey Nets
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Basketball
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