Sports Documentaries Worth Watching

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When We Were Kings (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali. (88 mins.)
Director: Leon Gast
“ Great documentary about Muhammed Ali. ” - lucdesevaux
 
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Facing Ali (2009 Documentary)
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Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion. (100 mins.)
Director: Pete McCormack
“ One of the most moving sports documentaries I've ever seen. This one delves deeper into the people that have fought Muhammed Ali and what their lives were about. ” - lucdesevaux
 
3.
More Than a Game (2008 Documentary)
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This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame. (105 mins.)
“ Aka The Rise of LeBron James. If you're a basketball fan you'll love it. ” - lucdesevaux
 
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Through the Fire (2005 Documentary)
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"Through the Fire" chronicles the journey of Coney Island basketball star, Sebastian Telfair, from famed Lincoln High School straight to the NBA. (103 mins.)
“ Chronicles the journey of Coney Island basketball star, Sebastian Telfair, from famed Lincoln High School straight to the NBA. ” - lucdesevaux
 
5.
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
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Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament. (115 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ More of a movie, but feels like a documentary. ” - lucdesevaux
 
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Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team. (91 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
“ Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team. ” - lucdesevaux