Sports Documentaries

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The following list includes sports covered by SportAccord. See the Wikipedia entry for what is classed as a sport https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SportAccord

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1. 1 (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, History, Sport

Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.

Director: Paul Crowder | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Niki Lauda, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher

Votes: 3,491

2. AlphaGo (2017)

90 min | Documentary

With more board configurations than there are atoms in the observable universe, the ancient Chinese game of 'Go' has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Kohs | Stars: Ioannis Antonoglou, Lucas Baker, Nick Bostrom, Yoo Changhyuk

Votes: 3,530

3. American Weightlifting (2013)

Unrated | 118 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Ultra-independent - a one person production start to finish - this movie looks at the passion and dedication of American athletes and coaches in the Olympic sport of weightlifting. The ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Everett | Stars: Mike Burgener, Danny Camargo, Kevin Doherty, Paul Doherty

Votes: 81

4. Andre the Giant (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.

Director: Jason Hehir | Stars: Cary Elwes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Wright, Hulk Hogan

Votes: 4,585

5. Being AP (2015)

103 min | Documentary, Sport

'Being AP' premiered at Toronto Film Festival 2015, and documents one of Northern Ireland's greatest ever sportsmen during his last racing season. The story of AP's final season is a ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Wonke | Star: Tony McCoy

Votes: 251

6. Beyond the Tryline (2016)

91 min | Documentary

XV Beyond The Tryline takes you behind the scenes to understand what the sport of Rugby means to everyone who touches the game. With the backdrop and access point of the Rugby World Cup, ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Deschamps | Stars: Dan Carter, Sean Fitzpatrick, Bryan Habana, Eddie Jones

Votes: 45

7. Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Sport

80 Metascore

An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream.

Director: Chris Bell | Stars: Chris Bell, Mike Bell, Mark Bell, Hank Aaron

Votes: 12,819 | Gross: $0.31M

8. Bobby (2016)

97 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A film which marks the 50th anniversary of England's victory in the 1966 World Cup, and uncovers the truth behind the man who led them to it... Bo66y is a powerful, dramatic and deeply ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Scalpello | Stars: Gordon Banks, Paul Gascoigne, Geoff Hurst, Frank Lampard

Votes: 390

9. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

76 Metascore

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 6,418

10. Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018)

104 min | Documentary, Sport

The definitive portrait of the late English football manager Sir Bobby Robson, one of the game's most inspirational and influential figures, whose legacy lives on far beyond the football field.

Directors: Gabriel Clarke, Torquil Jones | Stars: José Mourinho, Alan Shearer, Gary Lineker, Pep Guardiola

Votes: 1,664

11. Born Strong (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

The four strongest men on the planet compete for the crown. We meet each 400-pound giant in his home country, then on to The Arnold Strongman Classic. Starring Eddie Hall, Hafthor Bjornsson, Brian Shaw and Zydrunas Savickas.

Directors: Gary Cohen, Ross Hockrow | Stars: Eddie Hall, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Brian Shaw, Zyndrunas Savickas

Votes: 1,208

12. Boxing Gym (2010)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

Explores the world of a boxing gym in Austin, Texas, dwelling on the discipline of training as people from all walks of life aspire to reach their personal best.

Director: Frederick Wiseman | Star: Richard Lord

Votes: 395 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Brooklyn Castle (2012)

PG | 101 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team.

Director: Katie Dellamaggiore | Stars: Je'Daiah Ballantyne, Michelle Ballantyne, Rochelle Ballantyne, Pamela Ballard

Votes: 869 | Gross: $0.22M

14. Buffalo Girls (2012)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

Two eight year old girls fight in rural Thailand's underground child boxing economy to earn money to support their families.

Director: Todd Kellstein | Stars: Stam Sor Con Lek, Pet Chor Chanachai, Jid, Lek

Votes: 99

15. Building Jerusalem (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA, World Cup Final, 2003. With two minutes of extra time left to win, Jonny Wilkinson goes for his trademark drop goal. This time, he's shooting for a place in sporting history.

Director: James Erskine | Stars: Matt Dawson, Peter FitzSimons, George Gregan, Martin Johnson

Votes: 265

16. Champs (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

59 Metascore

A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring.

Director: Bert Marcus | Stars: Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Mike Tyson, Larry 'Ratso' Sloman

Votes: 1,780

17. Dark Horse (2015)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

75 Metascore

An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse

Director: Louise Osmond | Stars: Jan Vokes, Howard Davies, Brian 'Daisy' Vokes, Angela Davies

Votes: 917

18. Death of a Gentleman (2015)

99 min | Documentary

Two cricket journalists set out to see whether Test cricket has a future. In so doing they discover a conspiracy which starts at the highest echelons of cricket administration and politics.

Directors: Johnny Blank, Sam Collins, Jarrod Kimber | Stars: Jonathan Agnew, David Becker, Ian Chappell, Giles Clarke

Votes: 398

19. Deep Water (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, History, Sport

80 Metascore

A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.

Directors: Louise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Donald Crowhurst, Jean Badin, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 2,777 | Gross: $0.27M

20. Don't Take Me Home (2017)

86 min | Documentary, History, Sport

The story of the Welsh international football team's rise through the FIFA World Rankings, and onto their first international tournament for 58 years.

Director: Jonny Owen | Stars: Gareth Bale, Chris Coleman, Aaron Ramsey, Gary Speed

Votes: 274

21. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 3,156

22. Fastball (2016)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Sport

74 Metascore

With Kevin Costner narrating, lead a cast of baseball legends and scientists who explore the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate, and decipher who threw the fastest pitch ever.

Director: Jonathan Hock | Stars: Kevin Costner, Derek Jeter, Denard Span, Craig Kimbrel

Votes: 1,409

23. Ferrari: Race to Immortality (2017)

91 min | Documentary

The 1950's - the iconic Scuderia Ferrari battle to stay on top in one of the deadliest decades in motor racing history. Cars and drivers were pushed to their limits, and the competition for... See full summary »

Director: Daryl Goodrich | Stars: Peter Collins, Enzo Ferrari, Mike Hawthorn

Votes: 682

24. Fighting For A City (2018)

93 min | Documentary

The story of a young boxer on the road to his dream; a world title fight in his hometown of Leeds. On the way, we meet an extraordinary family, a father who trains his son and the most ... See full summary »

Directors: Greg Hardes, Jacob Proud | Star: Josh Warrington

Votes: 38

25. Fire in Babylon (2010)

TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary, Sport

69 Metascore

Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970's/80's.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: Richie Benaud, Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Brian Close

Votes: 1,518

26. Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness (2017)

TV-PG | 116 min | Documentary

The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games were a grueling five-day, 15-event test to find the fittest man and woman on Earth. "Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness" follows the dramatic story of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Heber Cannon, Mariah Moore, Marston Sawyers, Ian Wittenber | Stars: Justin Bergh, Josh Bridges, Samantha Briggs, Dave Castro

Votes: 1,207

27. Flatball (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

A feature length documentary exploring the origins and rise of one of the world's fastest growing sports, through the lens of one of the sport's greatest players.

Director: Dennis Warsen | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Brodie Smith, Josh Wiseman

Votes: 69

28. Foreman (2017)

PG-13 | 84 min | Documentary, Sport

FOREMAN is the definitive feature documentary on legendary boxer and pitchman George Foreman. Framed around his improbable comeback, it begins with his journey from "the Bloody Fifth" in ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Perkel | Stars: George Foreman, George Foreman Jr., Bob Arum, Jim Brown

Votes: 210

29. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 36,722 | Gross: $17.54M

30. Generation Iron (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

61 Metascore

A documentary that follows top bodybuilders as they train to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition.

Director: Vlad Yudin | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Michael Jai White, Lou Ferrigno

Votes: 7,181 | Gross: $0.85M

31. George Best: All by Himself (2016)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

The rise and fall of football superstar, George Best.

Director: Daniel Gordon | Stars: George Best, Angie Best, Calum Best, Matt Busby

Votes: 475

32. Grand Prix: The Killer Years (2011 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

This documentary focuses on the dangers of the early Grand Prix racing and the actions that followed in order to make Formula 1 safer. Former drivers, mechanics and journalists share their ... See full synopsis »

Director: Richard Heap | Stars: Denise Cooke, Chris Hilton, David Tremayne, Tony Brooks

Votes: 403

33. Hitting the Apex (2015)

138 min | Documentary, Sport

'Hitting the Apex' is the story of six fighters - six of the fastest motorcycle racers the world has ever seen - and of the fates that awaited them at the peak of the sport.

Director: Mark Neale | Stars: Jorge Lorenzo, Jose Manuel Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa

Votes: 2,549

34. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

Votes: 22,469 | Gross: $7.83M

35. Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals (2013 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

This powerful story captures the heart of the 1970s - told through unseen footage and exclusive interviews with the people who were really there - the team managers, families, journalists ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Whiteman | Stars: Ed Stoppard, Daniel Audetto, Alastair Caldwell, Enzo Ferrari

Votes: 691

36. I Am Ali (2014)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

55 Metascore

Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.

Director: Clare Lewins | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali Jnr, Hana Ali, Maryum Ali

Votes: 2,981 | Gross: $0.00M

37. I Am Bolt (2016)

PG | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

64 Metascore

The legacy of the fastest man in history, Usain Bolt.

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: Pelé, Neymar, Serena Williams, Asafa Powell

Votes: 2,762

38. Ice Guardians (2016)

108 min | Documentary, Sport

On-ice enforcers struggle to rise through the professional ranks of the world's most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new found fight for the existence of the role itself.

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Brett Hull, Chris Chelios, Bobby Hull

Votes: 1,118

39. Kenny (2017)

86 min | Documentary, Sport

An intimate and revealing portrait of Kenny Dalglish - the player, the man, the truth.

Director: Stewart Sugg | Stars: Margaret Aspinall, John Barnes, Kelly Cates, Jodie Christmas

Votes: 683

40. Knuckleball! (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

73 Metascore

A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Tim Wakefield, Dave Lennon, Jim Bouton, Charles Hough

Votes: 1,528

41. Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

An exploration of the fierce rivalry between NBA superstars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson during their decade of dominance.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Steve Springer, Evelyn Johnson

Votes: 1,313

42. Magnus (2016)

78 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess prodigy, becomes a grandmaster at age 13 and world champion in 2013.

Director: Benjamin Ree | Stars: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand

Votes: 1,556 | Gross: $0.01M

43. Matthews (2017)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History, Sport

MATTHEWS tells the incredible true story of the life and career of a man considered by many to be the greatest soccer player of all time, Sir Stanley Matthews.

Director: Ryan Scott Warren | Stars: Jimmy Armfield, Tristan Bailey, Patrick Barclay, Richard Branson

Votes: 69

44. McLaren (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

The story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team. A man who showed the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mario Andretti, Alastair Caldwell, Dwayne Cameron, Matt Coldrick

Votes: 1,629

45. Meru (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

77 Metascore

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin, Amee Hinkley

Votes: 12,927 | Gross: $2.33M

46. Michael Jordan: His Airness (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

From his days as a child in North Carolina to his retirement from the Chicago Bulls in 1999, His Airness takes you on a journey through Michael Jordan's career.

Director: Larry Weitzman | Stars: Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler

Votes: 529

47. Murderball (2005)

R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

87 Metascore

Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro | Stars: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Mark Zupan, Joe Bishop

Votes: 9,568 | Gross: $1.52M

48. No No: A Dockumentary (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

68 Metascore

In the 1970s Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter on LSD and his outspoken style courted conflict and controversy, but his latter years were spent helping others recover from addiction. No No: A ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Radice | Stars: Larry Demery, Dock Ellis, Ron Howard

Votes: 1,369