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18 Must See Basketball Movies on Netflix

These basketball movies on Netflix are great to watch during March Madness, basketball season, or any time of year. These Netflix titles feature movies, documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, and more.


The NBA regular season begins in October. The NBA All-Star Game is played in February of the following year. The regular season ends in April. Then, the playoffs begin mid-April and will end with the last game of the NBA Finals.

In college basketball, a total of 68 teams qualify for the tournament played during March and April. Thirty-two teams earn automatic bids as their respective conference champions.

These movies include everything from movies, documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, and more. These are great selections to add to your Netflix list. (Glory Road, inspired by a true story, as described by Texas Western's head coach Don Haskins) used to be on this list.)

What better way to celebrate March Madness than by binge-watching Netflix?

All these Basketball movies on Netflix listed are current, but that is subject to change without notice.


Last Chance U: Basketball

“Last Chance U” hits the hardwood in East Los Angeles as a coach with strong convictions leads young men who hope to fulfill major college potential. | Stream on Netflix

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Basketball or Nothing

Nothing's easy in the Navajo Nation. For these teens, life presents obstacles, but basketball gives them opportunities. | Stream on Netflix


After he's recruited to an elite prep school, a 14-year-old high school basketball phenom is confronted by corruption and greed in amateur sports. (Watch on Netflix)

Tony Parker: Final Shot

This film examines the background and career of Tony Parker, whose determination led him to become arguably the greatest French basketball player. (Watch on Netflix)

High Flying Bird

This Netflix original film stars André Holland, an NBA lockout sidelines his big rookie client, then an agent hatches a bold plan to save their careers — and disrupt the league's power structure. (Watch on Netflix)


This documentary celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Harlem sports program that has inspired countless city kids to become pro basketball players. (Watch on Netflix)

One in a Billion

Follow the journey of Satnam Singh Bhamara as he works to fulfill his dream of becoming the first India-born player to be drafted into the NBA. (Watch on Netflix)

Untold: Malice at the Palace

Key figures from an infamous 2004 incident between players and fans at an NBA game in Michigan discuss the fight, its fallout, and its lasting legacy. (Watch on Netflix)

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If you are looking for more movies like He Got Game about Jesus Shuttlesworth or The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story (the inspiring true story of NBA great Kevin Durant's mother Wanda), check out these basketball movies.

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