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8 Most Recommended Basketball Movies on Disney

Basketball, without a doubt, is making a comeback. Major League Baseball, the NBA Finals, and the National are at a fever pitch around the world, Basketball fans everywhere are enthralled.

If watching your favorite teams on ESPN+, Fox, NBA Channel, or ESPN, doesn’t satisfy your inner basketball fan, Disney has lots of terrific movies about basketball to keep you entertained in between basketball events. Here are 11 fantastic basketball movies on Disney that every sports and basketball enthusiast should see (or re-watch)!

Basketball Movies on Disney

The Luck of the Irish
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ryan Merriman, Henry Gibson, Alexis Lopez (Actors)

The Luck of the Irish

Kyle has always relied on the gold coin that brought him a lot of luck. When his gold coin is stolen by a thief, things go from bad to worst as they turn into their true form, Leprechauns.

Air Bud
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena (Actors)

Air Bud

A lonely boy befriends a stray dog who has a natural talent for basketball and together they experience the highs and lows of life as their friendship remains solid through a series of escapades. It’s impossible to imagine loving your own dog after this.

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Here’s a dog who can play basketball, and not just any dog. This dog not only plays basketball, but he also wears shoes, which no ordinary dog could do. Not only that, but he also has the ability to fly. So here’s this incredible flying dog who plays basketball and wears shoes.

Double Teamed
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • --- (Director) - Douglas Penn (Writer) - Don Schain (Producer)

Double Teamed

After much reluctance, twins Heather and Heidi join their school’s basketball team. While they initially dislike the sport, they soon develop an interest that takes their careers to a new high. It may not be ideal for you right now, but consider being 6 or 8 years old in the early 2000s. Just go back and you’ll see what that means.

Glory Road
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Josh Lucas, Jon Voight, Derek Luke (Actors)

Glory Road

Inspiring, true story of the first all-black college basketball team. Don Haskins creates history by selecting seven African-American players for his basketball team named Texas Western Miners. The team gets criticized by everyone, but they try to win against all odds.
 
The drama of decisions made behind closed doors, on the basketball court, and on the larger stage of the 1960s tells a fascinating narrative! Director James Gartner’s attention to detail and understanding, which were hallmarks of his award-winning commercials, translated beautifully to this fantastic film.
 
(It would be a huge understatement to say it’s just a decent basketball movie!) The story requires good court action, beloved Motown music, and the realism of raw 1960s emotions.
Full-Court Miracle
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • --- (Director) - Joel Silverman (Writer) - Bob Chmiel (Producer)

Full-Court Miracle

Lamont Carr, an African American basketball star is forced out of the game after a serious knee injury. By chance, he meets Alex, a young Jewish boy who plays for his academy’s team. Alex loves basketball, but the team is pretty hopeless and has never won a game.

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He manages to persuade Lamont to coach them, despite the reservations of the academy’s teachers and administrators, and suddenly the team’s fortunes start to look up.

Big Shot

A temperamental college basketball coach gets fired from his job and must take a job at an elite all-girls private high school. | Watch on Disney+

Alley Cats Strike!
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kyle Schmid, Robert Ri'chard, Kaley Cuoco (Actors)

Alley Cats Strike

Teen misfits are thrust into the spotlight when their bowling prowess lands them in the midst of an interschool contest.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale (Actors)

High School Musical 3

Troy, Gabriella, and their friends are in their senior year and have to make life-changing decisions, which results in them performing a spring musical to express their concerns. | Watch on Disney+

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