Hoops on Screen: Top 10 Basketball Movies

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  • Hoosiers
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Michael Jordan
  • Tupac, Duane Martin
  • Queen Latifah
  • Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez
  • Spike Lee, Denzel Washington
  • Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Shaquille O'Neal

Space Jam (1996)

This innovative family film, a blend of animation and live-action, stars Michael Jordan as the basketball savior of the Looney Tunes, who must play a game of high-stakes ball against a group of alien enslavers in order to gain their freedom. The kooky film is not to be confused with another one of Jordan's basketball-meets-Hollywood projects: the music video for Michael Jackson's hit "Jam," in which the two MJs square off on the court. 

(Photo: Warner Bros.)

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