With ESPN Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Last Dance (2020)

TV-MA | 491 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.1
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Charting the rise of the 1990's Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.

Stars: Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan, David Aldridge, Scottie Pippen

Votes: 98,063

2. 30 for 30 (2009– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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A collection of documentary films focused on sports.

Stars: William C. Rhoden, Dick Vitale, Brent Musburger, Dan Le Batard

Votes: 4,687

3. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.9
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 18,780

4. Queen of Katwe (2016)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.4
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73 Metascore

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanza

Votes: 16,631 | Gross: $8.81M

5. Once Upon a Time in Queens (2021 TV Special)

Documentary

8.5
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Based on 1986 New York Mets World Series winning.

Director: Nick Davis

Votes: 72

6. 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.9
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Barry Pepper portrays legendary race car drive Dale Earnhardt, who died in 2001 during the last lap of the Daytona 500.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Barry Pepper, Elizabeth Mitchell, Ernest Whitted, Andrea Powell

Votes: 1,618

7. Unguarded (2011 TV Movie)

51 min | Biography, Sport

7.9
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Chris Herren was a "can't miss" basketball superstar until drug addiction eventually destroyed his career. With the support of his wife and family, Herren struggles to conquer his demons and reclaim his life.

Director: Jonathan Hock | Stars: Chris Herren, Rick Pitino, Bill Reynolds, Jerry Tarkanian

Votes: 601

8. 30 for 30 Shorts (2012– )

Documentary, Short

7.8
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Inspired by ESPN's anniversary, ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring films from some of today's finest storytellers. Each filmmaker brings their passion ... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Van Ness III, Andrew Jenks, Bill Lee, Alma Warren

Votes: 200

9. Broke (I) (2012)

78 min | Documentary

6.8
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According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. For 78 percent of NFL players, it takes only three years. Sucked into ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben

Votes: 322

10. The Book of Manning (2013 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Documentary, Sport

8.3
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Explores the personal and professional life of former NFL and Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning and how the sudden loss of his father impacted his life and the way he and his wife Olivia raised their three sons.

Director: Rory Karpf | Stars: John Goodman, Archie Manning, Cooper Manning, Eli Manning

Votes: 274

11. Little Miss Sumo (2018)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.6
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A female sumo wrestler fights against tradition and stigma to win her place in the ring.

Director: Matt Kay | Star: Hiyori Kon

Votes: 431

12. Hillsborough (2016 TV Movie)

121 min | Documentary

8.7
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Hillsborough is an in-depth, moving account of Britain's worst sporting disaster, in which 96 men, women and children were killed, hundreds injured and thousands traumatised. Beginning with... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Gordon | Stars: Margaret Aspinall, William Bale, David Duckenfield, Tony Evans

Votes: 468

13. College Football 150: The American Game (2019– )

Documentary, History, Sport

9.0
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Stars: Keith Dunnavant, Erin Andrews, John Bacon, Mack Brown

Votes: 29

14. An Immortal Man (2014)

15 min | Short

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Ted Williams was already one of baseball's immortals when two of his three children decided there might be a way to give him life after death. That way was cryogenics. Ask a member of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Myles Kane, Josh Koury

15. The Real Rocky (2011 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

7.1
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The story of Chuck Wepner, an underdog boxer who went the distance against Muhammad Ali and inspired the creation of Rocky.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig | Stars: Chuck Wepner, Sylvester Stallone, Jerry Izenberg, John Rowe

Votes: 428

16. Basketball: A Love Story (2018– )

Documentary

8.4
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"Basketball: A Love Story" is a series of more than 60 interconnected "short stories" that creates a vibrant mosaic of the game, featuring 165 exclusive interviews. The cast encompasses ... See full summary »

Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael Che, Chris Cuomo, Daveed Diggs

Votes: 110

17. Boys of Fall (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.3
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Excellent documentary! Brings back many memories and helps create new ones. A must see for all.

Director: Shaun Silva | Stars: Mack Brown, Kenny Chesney, Bill Curry, Brett Favre

Votes: 53

18. Kobe Doin' Work (2009 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Sport

6.5
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A documentary following Kobe Bryant during one day during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Tony Parker, Stephen A. Smith

Votes: 1,510

19. The Captain (2022– )

Documentary | Announced

A multi-part documentary series about soon-to-be Hall of Fame New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

20. 30 for 30: Soccer Stories (2014– )

Sport

7.7
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A collection of documentary films focused on soccer.

Stars: Ray Van Ness III, David Andrews, Osvaldo Ardiles, Margaret Aspinall

Votes: 155

21. Without Bias (2009)

96 min | Biography

7.2
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From Legend to Tragedy. The name of former University of Maryland basketball superstar and Boston Celtics draft pick Len Bias still provokes powerful, and immediate responses, more than 20 years after his death.

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

Votes: 337

22. Angry Sky (2015)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Fifty years before Felix Baumgartner and his epic skydive from space in 2012, there was Nick Piantanida, an eccentric and charismatic pet store owner from New Jersey who turned down an ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Kate Campbell, Trevor Scott

Votes: 75

23. Wendell Scott: A Race Story (2011 TV Movie)

Drama

8.6
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The story of Wendell Scott, the first and only African-American to ever win a NASCAR Cup race.

Directors: Kenan Holley, Rory Karpf | Stars: Kevin Alderman, William Boyer, Courtney Craven, McKinley Faustin

Votes: 24

24. Signals (2014– )

Documentary

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Filmmakers use data analytics to explore stories across political, economic, science, lifestyle and sports domains.

Stars: Jeremy Schaap, Nate Silver, Bob Evans, Rob McCallum

25. The Good, the Bad, the Hungry (2019)

77 min | Documentary, Sport

6.8
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Two competitors address their years-long rivalry on their sport's biggest stage: the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Director: Nicole Lucas Haimes | Stars: Joey Chestnut, Takeru Kobayashi, George Shea

Votes: 127

26. Enhanced (2018– )

Documentary

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"Enhanced" raises questions about the characters, power struggles, and breakthrough innovations that are driving the greatest athletic performances on the planet.

27. Untitled American Gladiators Documentary (2022– )

Documentary | Filming

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28. The Diplomat (2013)

50 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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At the height of the Cold War, Katarina Witt became one of East Germany's most famous athletes. Trained in an ice rink that gave rise to socialist heroes, Witt dominated her field by ... See full summary »

Directors: Jennifer Arnold, Senain Kheshgi | Stars: Brian Boitano, Egon Krenz, Jutta Müller, Lothar Raschker

Votes: 41

29. Lombardi (I)

Biography, Drama, Sport | Announced

The story of Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi and how he lead his team to victory during the 1967 National Football League Championships. Based partly on the memoir "Instant Replay" by team member Jerry Kramer and Dick Schaap.

30. Year of the Scab (2017)

77 min | Documentary

7.4
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During the strike of the 1987 American football season, NFL owners look to fill their rosters with replacements of anyone willing to play, even if it means players risking their reputation by crossing a picket line.

Director: John Dorsey | Star: Mike Tanier

Votes: 78

31. Baltimore Boys (2017)

Documentary

8.0
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Documentary revisiting the undefeated Dunbar High School basketball teams of 1981-1983.

Directors: Sheldon Candis, Marquis Daisy

Votes: 27

32. Crossroads (III) (2018)

Documentary

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Coach Bobby Selkin leads a lacrosse team of at-risk teenagers on a most improbable and inspiring journey.

Director: Ron Yassen

Votes: 27

33. 26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story (2012 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.6
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ESPN Films tells the inspirational story of Dewey Bozella and follows him through his quest to fight one professional fight as a free man. A promising young boxer from a troubled family, ... See full summary »

Director: José Morales | Stars: Dewey Bozella, Ross Firsenbaum, Shauna Friedman, Mickey Steiman

Votes: 132

34. Spike Lee's Lil Joints (2015–2016)

Documentary

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Executive produced by Spike Lee, Spike Lee's Lil' Joints will showcase stories that are personally curated by Lee, with the majority revolving around African-American stories that are not ... See full summary »

Stars: Kobe Bryant, Tamika Catchings, Stephon Marbury

Votes: 65

35. World Beaters (2017)

Documentary, Sport

7.6
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"World Beaters" tells the enchanting history of the Little League Baseball World Series tournament in which Maine-Endwell, an undefeated team from the southern tier of New York State, ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Hock

Votes: 12

36. Seau (2018)

89 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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An exploration of the rise and fall of one of the greatest linebackers the NFL has ever seen, Junior Seau.

Director: Kirby Bradley

Votes: 94

37. A Woman Among Boys (2008)

94 min | Documentary, Sport

7.3
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This documentary chronicles Ruth Lovelace, the first woman to coach the boys' basketball team at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. The once highly accomplished and storied ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill

Votes: 18

38. College Football 150: Football is Us: The College Player (2020)

Documentary

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Football is US: The College Player, directed by veteran 30 for 30 filmmaker and Emmy Award-winner Jonathan Hock, is a 90-minute documentary examining the evolution of the young men who have... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Hock

39. Tiger Hood (2015)

7 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

8.4
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Patrick Barr, a.k.a. "Tiger Hood," has a passion for golf. What he doesn't have are fairways or golf balls. Undaunted, Tiger hits the links on the corner of Spring St. and Lafayette, amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City.

Director: Christopher André Marks

Votes: 12

40. The All-American Cuban Comet (2020)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Gaspar González | Stars: Carlos Alvarez, Steve Spurrier

41. The Counterfeiter (2017 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.9
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The FBI attempts to bring down the world's greatest autograph forger after he joined a counterfeit ring that took off during the 1998 home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

Director: Brian Biegel

Votes: 18

42. Renée (2011)

79 min | Documentary

6.7
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During the 1970's, Dr. Richard Raskin was a respected surgeon and a nationally ranked professional tennis player. A Yale graduate, Raskin was married to a Ford model and with whom he had ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Drath | Stars: Eric Drath, Renée Richards, Josephine Von Hipple, John Poster

Votes: 105

43. Nine for IX Shorts (2013– )

Documentary

8.4
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Nine for IX Shorts is an extension of the feature-length, Emmy-nominated Nine for IX series, focused on capturing fascinating stories of women in sports told through the lens of female filmmakers.

Stars: C. Vivian Stringer, Jeff Amoroso, Sheila Dermady, Debbie McElwain

Votes: 7

44. Before They Were Cowboys (2016)

Sport

7.4
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The film looks at how Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson teamed up to help lead the 1964 Arkansas Razorbacks football squad to its only undefeated season in history, long before they joined ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Frost | Stars: Trace Adkins, Jimmy Johnson, Jerry Jones

Votes: 12

45. Hit It Hard (2016)

Documentary

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The life and times of Golfer John Daly. From his childhood to what he's doing now, including the stories behind his major victories and public meltdowns. I

Directors: David Fine, David Terry Fine, Gabe Spitzer

Votes: 69

46. Herschel (2011)

50 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary on the life of football player Herschel Walker, considered by many to be the greatest college running back of all-time.

Director: Rory Karpf | Stars: Skip Bayless, Jerry Mungadze, Donald Trump, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 50

47. 40 Minutes of Hell (2012 TV Movie)

Sport

7.2
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Director: Kenan Holley | Stars: Bill Clinton, Charles S. Dutton, Nolan Richardson, Corliss Williamson

Votes: 73

48. Thunder and Lightning (2015)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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The best team never to win the College World Series? It might have been the 1985 Mississippi State Bulldogs, who produced four Major League Baseball All-Stars. Two of them, Bobby Thigpen ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Karpf | Stars: Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro

Votes: 18

49. Becoming (I)

Documentary | Announced

Focuses on the upbringing of world-class entertainers, musicians and athletes

50. Nine for IX (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, Sport

5.3
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Series focuses on captivating stories of women in sports told through the lens of female filmmakers. Nine for IX film topics include an intimate look at Pat Summitt, college sports' most ... See full summary »

Stars: Brandi Chastain, Ann Meyers, Mary Decker Slaney, Zola Budd

Votes: 64


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