My Favorite Sports Documentaries

When it comes to documentaries about sports, there is a wealth of material available on the internet. My favorites include The Last Dance, Untold: Crime & Penalty, Icarus, and Beyond the Mat. I highly recommend you check out each of these titles! They'll give you a new perspective on your favorite sport! But what are the best sports documentaries? Read on to discover the best ones for you!

The Last Dance

"The Last Dance" is one of the greatest sports documentaries of all time. It captured the imagination of hundreds of millions of viewers and entered the zeitgeist. It was also widely acclaimed and won countless awards. Let's take a look at why it's one of the best sports documentaries. Is it worth watching? Yes, it is! It's well worth your time, and I know that I'll watch it again.


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"The Last Dance" features the life story of former NBA star Dennis Rodman, one of the most eccentric defensive specialists in history. Rodman was the subject of a 30 for 30 documentary last year, titled For Better or Worse. It covers his childhood in Dallas and his rebirth as a pierced, hair-dyed weirdo in the parking lot of the Detroit Pistons' arena. Rodman dated Madonna, married a singer, and had a bizarre post-NBA career in North Korea.

Untold: Crime & Penalty

The Netflix documentary Untold: Crime & Penalties focuses on the real story of a hockey team in Danbury, Connecticut, owned by the mob. Jimmy Galante, a trash-hauling tycoon, wanted his son AJ to play hockey, so he bought a minor league team for him. His son was a teenager when the team was ruined by mob violence, and he enjoyed his role as an enforcer.


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A new documentary series, "Untold," examines the lives of top-ranked US tennis player Mardy Fish. This compelling story looks at the expectations placed on a globally recognized athlete. Mardy Fish's story echoes recent sports stories involving athletes. The documentary uses rarely-seen archival footage to tell these stories. This film is well worth your time.

Icarus

Icarus, a Netflix Original, takes on the dangerous world of performance-enhancing drugs. This fascinating film follows the journey of a whistleblower scientist and his relationship with president as he takes on the world of doping in sports. It's almost a political thriller. You'll never believe what you see or hear, so be sure to watch it before it's too late!


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Another favorite sports documentary is "Icarus in My Favorite Sports Documentary." The true story of two high school basketball players, Arthur Agee and William Gates, is told through interviews with those who benefited from the film's subject matter. The documentary is a classic and has even received an Oscar nomination for its documentary approach. It is now in the National Film Registry. While it may be short, it tells a truly bizarre story.

Beyond the Mat

Beyond the Mat is a 1999 documentary film that follows three professional wrestlers, from Mick Foley to Terry Funk to Jake Roberts, on and off the ring. The film highlights the physical demands of wrestling and how it spills over into their personal lives. The story is also incredibly compelling - you can't watch Beyond the Mat without feeling moved. I don't know about you, but I've always been a fan of wrestling.


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Beyond the Mat follows the life and times of wrestler Jake "The Snake" Roberts, who once ruled the world of pro wrestling. But these days, his life is in a twisted state of drug addiction, relegated to competing in sub-par events in small towns. Vince McMahon, the CEO of the World Wrestling Federation, originally supported the documentary but later tried to block its release, which makes the movie all the more compelling.

The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer is a wonderful sports documentary about surfing. Before social media had saturated our screens with pictures of vacations on the beach, Bruce Brown followed surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August around the world. The film was a hit, but if you aren't a surfer, you may be bored by the subject matter. However, if you love surfing and want to watch the history of the sport, The Endless Summer is a must-see.


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"The Endless Summer" is a classic sports documentary that follows two California surfers around the world. It discusses California surfing destinations, the history of surfing, and the dangers that come with it. One notable scene in the film shows a young woman's butt crack in a prominent frame. Luckily, this doesn't detract from the film's message. Although I'm not a surfer, I'm still grateful to have seen this film.

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Some nice tips on a few documentaries to watch. I have only seen Icarus from this list and will definitely take a look at some of them. Please you need to engage more with other users in order to grow as that is how you receive support. I noticed you had returned after a leave of absence and welcome back.

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The last dance is my favorite documentary, to see Jordan's competitiveness and everything he went through at that time was amazing to me. Icarus I also saw it complete and I was very surprised how cyclists can cheat and the doctor who was behind all that for me was something incredible.

The others I haven't seen, I'm very interested in watching Untold: Crime and Penalty and well I would recommend the one by Aaron Hernandez that is on Netflix because it's also very good. Greetings!

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