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1. WWE: Triple H - Thy Kingdom Come (2013 Video)

TV-PG | 126 min | Action, Biography, Sport

In this rare match from his earliest days in sports entertainment, the man who would was not yet known as The Game takes on the legendary Ricky Steamboat on WCW Saturday Night.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Kurt Angle, Ted Arcidi, Steve Austin, Dave Bautista

Votes: 427

2. The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment (2013 Video)

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

For one half-century, WWE has carved a permanent niche in Americana. What started in 1963 as a regional promotion is now a global entertainment phenomenon that captivates fans in over 150 ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Rick Achberger, Lou Albano, Muhammad Ali, André the Giant

Votes: 204

3. The Epic Journey of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (2012 Video)

TV-14 | 115 min | Action, Biography, Sport

Finally...the Rock has come back to WWE and finally...the Rock's story is being told in its entirety! From growing up in a sports entertainment family to playing Division 1 NCAA football at... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Brian Adams, Kurt Angle, Steve Austin

Votes: 371

4. Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 151 min | Action, Biography, Sport

At his apex, Stone Cold Steve Austin was a pop culture phenomenon, the biggest superstar in the history of sports entertainment. Despite battling the rejection of being fired and a ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Steve Austin, Chris Adams, Arn Anderson, Ariane Andrew

Votes: 576

5. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Band That Wouldn't Die (2009)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This episode tells the story of the overnight relocation of the Baltimore Colts to the city of Indianapolis. We explore the reactions of the fans, the various actions and interviews with ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson

Votes: 592

6. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? (2009)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The story of the rise and fall of the United States Football League, focusing on two owners: John Bassett, who wanted the league to compete in the spring; and Donald Trump, who wanted to take on the NFL and play in the fall.

Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Michael Tollin, Donald Trump, Harry Usher, Steve Ehrhart

Votes: 869

7. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Muhammad and Larry (2009)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

We follow the preparations for Ali's final attempt to win back the World Heavyweight title. Even during the lead up to the fight grave concerns were held for Ali's health and the man who ... See full summary »

Directors: Bradley Kaplan, Albert Maysles | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Angelo Dundee, Ferdie Pacheco

Votes: 578

8. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Without Bias (2009)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This episode tells the story of the rise of Len Bias as a future basketball superstar. Shortly after being drafted by the Boston Celtic's Len died of a heart attack apparently induced by cocaine.

Director: Kirk Fraser | Stars: Marion Barry Jr., Eric Bias, James Bias, Jay Bias

Votes: 947

9. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek (2009)

TV-G | 51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This film follows the career of Jimmy Synder, a professional gambler. He helped legitimize betting in NFL games by finding ways to give points spreads during pre-game shows. His demise was ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Mitchell | Stars: Fritz Mitchell, Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder, Rich Podolsky, Brent Musburger

Votes: 648

10. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The U (2009)

TV-G | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This episode follows the rise to prominence of the University Of Miami after years of indifferent results. New coach Howard Schnellenberger revitalized the program by introducing fresh blood and fresh attitude into the team.

Directors: Billy Corben, Alfred Spellman | Stars: Billy Corben, John Green, Luther Campbell, Tolbert Bain

Votes: 1,347

11. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks (2010)

68 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A film that explores the rivalry between the Indiana Pacers and New York as seen through the eyes and actions of Reggie Miller star player of the Indiana Pacers.

Director: Dan Klores | Stars: Reggie Miller, Cheryl Miller, Spike Lee, Patrick Ewing

Votes: 1,650

12. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Guru of Go (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

We follow the career of Paul Westhead who became famous as a coach for his fast break system of play. His career encompassed winning NBA and WNBA titles and intense controversy at the college level.

Director: Bill Couturié

Votes: 707

13. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Run Ricky Run (2010)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This documentary follows the life of Ricky Williams, a star for the Miami Dolphins who walked away from the sport over drug allegations. Ricky tells a different story about betrayal and ... See full summary »

Directors: Sean Pamphilon, Royce Toni | Stars: John Anderson, Janey Barnes, Kristin Barnes, Skip Bayless

Votes: 829

14. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The 16th Man (2010)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This documentary showcases the South African "Springbok" National Rugby Team and its impact on South Africa's transition from segregation to integration. It involves interviews with players and political activists along with vintage video.

Director: Cliff Bestall | Star: Morgan Freeman

Votes: 495

15. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Straight Outta L.A. (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

For rapper-turned-filmmaker Ice Cube the emergence of gangster rap will be forever linked to the Oakland Raiders' move to Los Angeles in 1982. He turns the camera on himself to tell how his... See full summary »

Director: Ice Cube | Stars: Marcus Allen, Lyle Alzado, Soren Baker, David Beckerman

Votes: 815

16. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: June 17th, 1994 (2010)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Documents on how the events on the day OJ Simpson was pursued and arrested on charges of murdering his ex wife and her boyfriend overshadowed and took precedence over other sporting events ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Marv Albert, Rex Beaber, Chris Berman, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 1,174

17. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Two Escobars (2010)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The rise of Colombian soccer is attributed to the influx of drug money into the sport by Pablo Escobar and the other drug cartels. However, the team's swift decline after Escobar's death results in the murder of star player Andres Escobar.

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Stars: María Ester Escobar, Francisco Maturana, Alexis García V., Jaime Gaviria Gómez

Votes: 3,007

18. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Jordan Rides the Bus (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In the fall of 1993, in his prime and at the summit of the sports world, Michael Jordan walked away from pro basketball. After leading the Dream Team to an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Ed Bradley, David Falk, Terry Francona, Phil Jackson

Votes: 955

19. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: One Night in Vegas (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon's WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson's ... See full summary »

Director: Reggie Rock Bythewood | Stars: Senator Eric Adams, Maya Angelou, Chris Connelly, Gloria Cox

Votes: 388

20. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The House of Steinbrenner (2010)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that George Steinbrenner has been one of the most colorful and successful owners in contemporary sports. Heading up a group that bought the New ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Maury Allen, Yogi Berra, A.J. Burnett, Harlan Chamberlain

Votes: 547

21. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Four Days in October (2010)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The Boston Red Sox overcome "The Curse" and defeat the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series. In the process, they also become the first team ever to win a series after trailing three games to none.

Director: Gary Waksman | Stars: Bronson Arroyo, Lenny Clarke, Johnny Damon, Terry Francona

Votes: 925

22. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Once Brothers (2010)

79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac were two friends who grew up together sharing the common bond of basketball. Together, they lifted the Yugoslavian National team to unimaginable heights. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tolajian | Stars: Rick Adelman, Danny Ainge, Kenny Anderson, James Baker III

Votes: 2,780

23. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Fernando Nation (2010)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

"The Natural is supposed to be a blue-eyed boy who teethed on a 36-ounce Louisville Slugger. He should run like the wind and throw boysenberries through brick. He should come from ... See full summary »

Director: Cruz Angeles | Stars: Mike Brito, Stanley M. Brooks, Al Campanis, Henry Cisneros

Votes: 484

24. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Marion Jones: Press Pause (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Few athletes in Olympic history have reached such heights and depths as Marion Jones. After starring at the University of North Carolina and winning gold at the 1997 and '99 World Track and... See full summary »

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Kevin Blackistone, Marion Jones, Edwin Moses, Kelly Naqi

Votes: 409

25. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Best That Never Was (2010)

101 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1981, college athletic recruiting changed forever as a dozen big-time football programs sat waiting for the decision by a physically powerful and lightning-quick high school running back... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Hock | Stars: Fred Akers, Mick Cornett, Marcus Dupree, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 954

26. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Pony Excess (2010)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

SMU puts together the best football team in America during the early 1980s with the help of bribes and payoffs, until the NCAA gives the team the "Death Penalty"--a sanction from which the team has yet to competitively recover.

Director: Thaddeus D. Matula | Stars: Fred Akers, Dick Anderson, Ken Andrews, Harvey Armstrong

Votes: 699

27. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Broke (2012)

TV-G | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of former NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Homer Bush, Ed Butowsky, Dan Charnas, Murray Chass

Votes: 954

28. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: 9.79* (2012)

TV-G | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In the history of the Olympics, there's never been a controversy quite like what ensued over the 100 meter race at Seoul in 1988. The match brought together Carl Lewis (USA) and Ben Johnson... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Gordon | Stars: Don Catlin, Linford Christie, Robson da Silva, Joe Douglas

Votes: 693

29. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Benji (2012)

TV-G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1984, Chicago was in the heady grip of a Black Renaissance. Harold Washington was mayor, Michael Jordan had just signed with the Bulls, Oprah Winfrey was hosting a local morning show, ... See full summary »

Directors: Coodie, Chike Ozah | Star: Ray Van Ness III

Votes: 611

30. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Ghosts of Ole Miss (2012)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In the fall of 1962, a dramatic series of events made Civil Rights history and changed a way of life. On the eve of James Meredith becoming the first African-American to attend class at the... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Mitchell | Stars: Kendel Carson, James Meredith, Dan Rather, Wright Thompson

Votes: 418

31. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: You Don't Know Bo: The Legend of Bo Jackson (2012)

TV-G | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A close look at Bo Jackson, a sports hero of mythical proportions, and how the "Bo Knows" Nike campaign shaped how the world perceived him. Without winning a Super Bowl or World Series, or ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Bonfiglio | Stars: James Andrews, Dickie Atchison, Hal Baird, Brian Bosworth

Votes: 1,200

32. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Survive and Advance (2013)

TV-G | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Follows the life of Valvano. It includes reflections by some players many years later.

Director: Jonathan Hock | Stars: Benny Anders, Red Auerbach, Thurl Bailey, Lorenzo Charles

Votes: 807

33. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Elway to Marino (2013)

TV-G | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In the spring of 1983, a new generation of superstars was poised to enter the NFL. Six quarterbacks were selected in the first round of that draft - still the most ever. Elway to Marino explores this landmark draft.

Director: Ken Rodgers | Stars: Tom Selleck, Ernie Accorsi, Bruce Allen, Howard Balzer

Votes: 731

34. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: No Más (2013)

TV-G | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In the midst of boxing's contemporary golden age -­ the 1980's -­ stood two fighters who established a captivating rivalry; Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran.

Director: Eric Drath | Stars: Christie Brinkley, Mike Tyson, Jane Pauley, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 466

35. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Big Shot (2013)

TV-G | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1996, the once-dominant New York Islanders were in serious trouble. Lousy performance and poor management were driving away the hockey franchise's loyal fan base. The team hit bottom. ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connolly | Stars: Vanessa Jova, Rick Pugliese, Paul Weissman

Votes: 415

36. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Youngstown Boys (2013)

TV-G | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Youngstown Boys is a feature documentary exploring class and power dynamics in college sports through the parallel, interconnected journeys of Maurice Clarett and Jim Tressel. These two ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Stars: Maurice Clarett, Craig Krenzel, Jim Tressel

Votes: 445

37. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Price of Gold (2014)

TV-G | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The world couldn't keep its eyes off two athletes at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer - Nancy Kerrigan, the elegant brunette and Tonya Harding, the feisty blonde engulfed in scandal. ... See full summary »

Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Oksana Baiul, Mahlon Bradley, Vincent Buscemi, Connie Chung

Votes: 831

38. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Requiem for the Big East (2014)

TV-G | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, History

30 for 30 Present: Requiem For The Big East chronicles the meteoric ascension of the Big East conference, and how in less than a decade, it became the most successful college basketball league in America.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Giancarlo Esposito, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Adams, Red Auerbach

Votes: 500

39. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Bad Boys (2014)

TV-G | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early '90s seemed willing to do anything to win. That characteristic made them loved -- and hated. It earned them the title: Bad Boys.

Director: Zak Levitt | Stars: Kid Rock, Mike Abdenour, Mark Aguirre, Marv Albert

Votes: 1,172

40. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Playing for the Mob (2014)

TV-G | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The mob, including Jimmy Burke, become the focus of a point shaving controversy at Boston College.

Directors: Cayman Grant, Joe Lavine | Stars: Michael Bowie, Ernie Cobb, Vince Doria, Ed Guevara

Votes: 536

41. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Day the Series Stopped (2014)

TV-G | 51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Game three of the 1989 World Series is just underway and a devastating earthquake shakes the Bay Area to its core.

Director: Ryan Fleck

Votes: 448

42. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: When the Garden Was Eden (2014)

TV-G | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In the early 1970s, America was being torn apart by the war in Vietnam, racial unrest in the streets and distrust of the White House. But there was a happy place where men of different ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Rapaport | Stars: Marv Albert, Harvey Araton, Dick Barnett, Bill Bradley

Votes: 367

43. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Brian and the Boz (2014)

TV-G | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In some ways, Barry Switzer and Brian Bosworth were made for each other. The Oklahoma coach and the linebacker he recruited to play for him were both out-sized personalities who delighted ... See full summary »

Director: Thaddeus D. Matula | Stars: Fred Akers, Bob Barry Jr., Brian Bosworth, Foster Bosworth

Votes: 694

44. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Brothers in Exile (2014)

TV-G | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

"Brothers in Exile" tells the incredible story of Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, who risked their lives to escape Cuba. Livan left first--banking on his status as the hottest young... See full summary »

Director: Mario Diaz | Stars: Livan Hernandez, Orlando Hernández

Votes: 276

45. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Rand University (2014)

TV-G | 51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Life story of NFL wide receiver Randy Moss who grew up in Rand, West Virginia. Made by filmmaker Marquis Daisy in a journey back to the small town where troubles with the law nearly ... See full summary »

Director: Marquis Daisy | Stars: Bobby Bowden, Cris Carter, Lou Holtz, Randy Moss

Votes: 539

46. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The U: Part 2 (2014)

TV-G | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Produced in 2009 for the 30 for 30 series, "The U" took a look at all that was good and bad about the rise of the University of Miami's football program in the 1980s. But that wasn't the ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Sean Allen, Al Blades, Bennie Blades, Brian Blades

Votes: 438

47. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Of Miracles and Men (2015)

TV-G | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The story of one of the greatest upsets in sports history has been told. Or has it? On a Friday evening in Lake Placid, a plucky band of American collegians stunned the vaunted Soviet ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Hock | Stars: Anastasia Fetisov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Vitaly Melik-Karamov, Vladimir Myshkin

Votes: 664

48. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: I Hate Christian Laettner (2015)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History