Top Ten Basketball Movies: #9


We are only a few days away from the start of our Basketball season! And to help kick things off I will be counting down the top 10 basketball movies over the next 10 days. This list is solely my opinion and I respect the fact that other fans of these movies may have a different order. Nevertheless these are still great movies about Basketball!

#9: The Air Up There (1994)

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Another Disney movie about a struggling college basketball coach looking for new recruits. Jimmy Dolan (played by Kevin Bacon) finds a video of an extremely tall kid dribbling a basketball…in Africa. The movie follows coach Dolan as he travels to Africa to find this mystery player and tries to convince him to come play basketball in America.

This comedy was certainly never up for any academy awards but it is an entertaining Basketball movie. There are a few good laughs to be had in this movie (one being the way Kevin Bacon plays basketball) but overall it’s a cookie cutter Disney movie. It sits at #9 purely for the fact that it is a classic amongst basketball fans.
The Air Up There

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