The popularity of the NBA has led to basketball becoming an important part of modern culture. As a consequence of this, the sport has appeared in a range of different movies. This has included biopics, comedies, and fantasies.
This comedy film is set in the basketball scene of the 1970s. Will Ferrell plays an entrepreneur who decides to buy an ABA team called the Flint Tropics. When the ABA merges with the NBA there are doubts as to whether the Tropics will stay in the league. Ferrell’s character has to put together a ragtag group of players and prove that the team can become pro.
Over the years there have been several memorable biopics released and Coach Carter stands out in particular. It tells the true story of high school basketball coach Ken Carter. When his winning team starts to fall behind in their academic work he suspends them until they can excel in the classroom.
The title of this film references the all-star player Michael Jordan. When an orphan named Calvin discovers a pair of magic shoes he is able to play basketball at a professional level. He then uses his new superpowers to get into a team.
Teen Wolf is remembered more like a werewolf movie. However, basketball plays a key role in the story. Michael J. Fox plays a high school team member who learns he can transform into a werewolf. His new powers give him a great advantage during basketball games.
Air Bud is about a real-life golden retriever that could play basketball. However, his skills are exaggerated for fantastical and comedic purposes in this film. Numerous sequels and spin-offs have been released over the years. The Air Bud series has been going on for over 20 years.