Documentary, Sport (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Icarus (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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68 Metascore

When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller.

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Bryan Fogel, Dave Zabriskie, Don Catlin, Grigory Rodchenkov

Votes: 43,419

2. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

8.2
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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: 58,514 | Gross: $17.54M

3. Athlete A (2020)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Crime, Sport

7.6
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85 Metascore

Follow the Indianapolis Star reporters that broke the story about USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's abuse and hear from gymnasts like Maggie Nichols.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Maggie Nichols, Gina Nichols, John Nichols, Steve Berta

Votes: 8,880

4. Senna (2010)

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

8.5
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Reginaldo Leme, John Bisignano, Neide Senna

Votes: 66,225 | Gross: $1.61M

5. The Dawn Wall (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.1
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81 Metascore

In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.

Directors: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer | Stars: John Branch, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson

Votes: 16,841 | Gross: $1.08M

6. Resurgence (III) (2021)

Documentary, Sport

7.7
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Follows the shakeup of The CrossFit Games during the pandemic

Directors: Heber Cannon, Marston Sawyers | Stars: Haley Adams, Jeffrey Adler, Ben Bergeron, Justin Bergh

Votes: 24

7. Schumacher (2021)

112 min | Documentary, Sport | Completed

Documentary on the life of seven time Formula 1 world champion driver Michael Schumacher.

Directors: Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, Vanessa Nöcker, Michael Wech | Star: Michael Schumacher

8. Team Foxcatcher (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.3
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Documentary filmmaker Jon Greenhalgh examines the life of Dave Schultz, a professional wrestler who was part of 'Team Foxcatcher', funded by multi-millionaire John du Pont.

Director: Jon Greenhalgh | Stars: Dan Chaid, John du Pont, Dave Schultz, Mark Schultz

Votes: 5,818

9. Pumping Iron (1977)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Sport

7.4
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72 Metascore

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno face off in a no-holds-barred competition for the title of Mr. Olympia in this critically-acclaimed film that made Schwarzenegger a household name.

Directors: George Butler, Robert Fiore | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno, Victoria Ferrigno

Votes: 21,923

10. Hoop Dreams (1994)

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

8.3
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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: 25,243 | Gross: $7.83M

11. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 34,569 | Gross: $4.59M

12. At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019)

TV-MA | 88 min | Documentary, Crime, Sport

8.0
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In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. Tribeca alum Erin Lee Carr's unflinching documentary... See full summary »

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Simone Biles, Scott Blackmun, Richard Blumenthal, Aimee Boorman

Votes: 2,595

13. Tokyo Olympiad (1965)

Not Rated | 170 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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Kon Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, creating a record of observations that range from the expansive to the intimate.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Abebe Bikila, Jack Douglas, Ahmed Issa, Yoshinori Sakai

Votes: 1,805

14. Meru (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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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: 15,946 | Gross: $2.33M

15. You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020)

R | 91 min | Documentary, Sport

7.2
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66 Metascore

Actor David Arquette attempts a rocky return to the sport that stalled his promising Hollywood career.

Directors: David Darg, Price James | Stars: David Arquette, Christina McLarty Arquette, Patricia Arquette, Rosanna Arquette

Votes: 1,578

16. The Endless Summer (1965)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.

Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Robert August, Michael Hynson, Lord James Blears, Bruce Brown

Votes: 5,342

17. AlphaGo (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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Google's DeepMind has developed a program for playing the 3000 year old game Go using AI. They test AlphaGo on the European champion, then March 9-15, 2016, on the top player, Lee Sedol, in a best of 5 tournament in Seoul.

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

Votes: 5,491

18. Untold: Malice at the Palace (2021)

68 min | Documentary, Sport

A brawl broke out near the end of a game between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons on November 19, 2004. Nearly 17 years later, we re-examine that night and all the consequences they came from it.

Director: Floyd Russ

19. Audible (2021)

PG-13 | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

5.2
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Football player Amaree McKenstry-Hall and his Maryland School for the Deaf teammates attempt to defend their winning streak while coming to terms with the tragic loss of a close friend.

Director: Matthew Ogens | Star: Amaree McKenstry-Hall

Votes: 121

20. LFG (2021)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary, Sport

4.8
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It is a no-holds-barred, inside account of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's ongoing fight for equal pay.

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix | Stars: Rachel Maddow, Jessica McDonald, Sam Mewis, Kelley O'Hara

Votes: 632

21. Diego Maradona (2019)

TV-14 | 130 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.7
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78 Metascore

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Pelé, Diego Maradona, Dalma Maradona, Claudia Villafañe

Votes: 15,072

22. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.7
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89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 53,916 | Gross: $2.96M

23. Minding the Gap (2018)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

8.1
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90 Metascore

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Director: Bing Liu | Stars: Keire Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan

Votes: 8,727 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Dave Not Coming Back (2020)

TV-PG | 92 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Two friends, Don and Dave were diving in the cave of Boesmansgat: 283 meters. Right before surfacing up, Dave - who'd just broken a word record - finds a body. They decide to dive back and retrieve it.

Director: Jonah Malak | Stars: Mark Andrews, Deon Dreyer, Theo Dreyer, Peter Herbst

Votes: 146

25. One Day in September (1999)

R | 94 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.8
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82 Metascore

The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Michael Douglas, Ankie Spitzer, Jamal Al Gashey, Gerald Seymour

Votes: 5,836 | Gross: $0.16M

26. Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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76 Metascore

Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Sean Penn, Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Jeff Ament

Votes: 12,560 | Gross: $1.29M

27. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.1
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83 Metascore

Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger, Adam Wood

Votes: 35,476 | Gross: $0.68M

28. Ronaldo (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.4
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A close look at the life of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Director: Anthony Wonke | Stars: Dolores Aveiro, Hugo Aveiro, Georgie Bingham, Adrian Clarke

Votes: 15,024

29. Maiden (2018)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.7
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82 Metascore

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Frank Bough, John Chittenden, Bruno Du Bois, Pat Edwards

Votes: 2,026 | Gross: $3.01M

30. Visions of Eight (1973)

G | 110 min | Documentary, Sport

6.4
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Eight film artists from different countries are given carte blanche to make a collection of short documentaries on the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics, offering unexpected, original and often humorous perspectives.

Directors: Milos Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Yuriy Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling | Stars: Vasiliy Alekseev, Nikolay Avilov, Valery Borzov, Avery Brundage

Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.28M

31. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 17,134 | Gross: $2.67M

32. Over the Limit (2017)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Sport

7.4
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91 Metascore

An intimate portrait of the world's most outstanding rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun who needs to overcome mental fragility to take part in the Olympic Games.

Director: Marta Prus | Stars: Yana Kudryavtseva, Margarita Mamun, Irina Viner, Amina Zaripova

Votes: 813 | Gross: $0.00M

33. Pelé (2021)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.0
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61 Metascore

Looks back at the extraordinary 12-year period in which Pelé, the only man to win three World Cup titles, went from young superstar in 1958 to national hero in 1970; a radical yet turbulent era in Brazil’s history.

Directors: Ben Nicholas, David Tryhorn | Stars: Amarildo, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Benedita da Silva, Mengálvio Pedro Figueiró

Votes: 3,519

34. Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
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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: 13,273 | Gross: $0.31M

35. Long Shot (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Crime, Sport

7.4
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When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn't commit, he builds his case for innocence around raw footage from a popular TV show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Director: Jacob LaMendola | Stars: Tasha Boggs, Juan Catalan, Melissa Catalan, Miguel Catalan

Votes: 7,034

36. More Than a Game (2008)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Kristopher Belman | Stars: LeBron James, Dru Joyce, Romeo Travis, Sian Cotton

Votes: 5,298 | Gross: $0.94M

37. Nike's Big Bet (2021)

82 min | Documentary, Sport

6.4
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On October 1, 2019 Alberto Salazar, perhaps the greatest track coach on Earth, was suspended for doping violations. Did he do it? Or is Salazar being victimized for his obsessive methods of pushing athletes to their absolute limits.

Director: Paul Kemp

Votes: 58

38. The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)

80 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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75 Metascore

In 1973, Hollywood actor Bing Russell starts an independent minor league baseball team in Portland consisting of outcasts and misfits, and turns them into unlikely overnight success.

Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way | Stars: Lou Russell, Kurt Russell, Ken Wheeler, Todd Field

Votes: 3,654

39. Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: David Albritton, Arvo Askola, Jack Beresford, Erwin Blask

Votes: 4,596

40. What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019)

TV-14 | 165 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.5
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One of the most iconic figures in athletic history, Muhammad Ali's incredible story from world champion boxer to inspiring social activist is explored through his own voice and never-before-seen archival material.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Bill Cosby, Jim Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,829

41. Le Court Des Grands (2005 Video)

203 min | Documentary, Animation, Comedy

7.0
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The early short films of 12 legendary film directors.

Directors: Luc Besson, Jane Campion, Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam, Emir Kusturica, George Lucas, Roman Polanski, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Paul Verhoeven, Lars von Trier, Robert Zemeckis

Votes: 16

42. The Witches of the Orient (2021)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

6.9
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74 Metascore

The story of the 1964 Japanese Olympic volleyball team, the "Oriental Witches."

Director: Julien Faraut | Stars: Hirofumi Daimatsu, Yuko Fujimoto, Yuriko Handa, Sata Isobe

Votes: 61

43. Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.2
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Featuring unprecedented access, never before seen moments and explosive fight footage, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at a sporting icon and his spectacular rise.

Director: Gavin Fitzgerald | Stars: José Aldo, Audie Attar, Ryan Buescher, Kiefer Crosbie

Votes: 4,685

44. 16 Days of Glory (1985)

G | 284 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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The definitive photographic record of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, told "from the inside" through the lives of the participants, the words of David Perry, and the singing voice of Placido... See full summary »

Director: Bud Greenspan | Stars: David Perry, Judi Brown Clarke, Sebastian Coe, Joaquim Cruz

Votes: 232 | Gross: $0.08M

45. Rising Phoenix (2020)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Sport

8.1
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76 Metascore

The history and current standing of the Paralympic Games, which has grown to become the world's third largest sporting event.

Directors: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | Stars: Jean-Baptiste Alaize, Ryley Batt, Ellie Cole, Philip Craven

Votes: 1,409

46. All This Mayhem (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Martin | Stars: Tas Pappas, Ben Pappas, Tommy Caudill, Lance Conklin

Votes: 3,224

47. The End of the Storm (2020)

99 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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Featuring unprecedented access to Liverpool Football Club, THE END OF THE STORM is the gripping feature length inside story of the 2019/20 Premier League winning season.

Director: James Erskine | Stars: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Kenny Dalglish, Jordan Henderson

Votes: 565

48. The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.8
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67 Metascore

A famous prison escape sparks the idea for a cult-like race that has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. This award-winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary reveals the sports world's most guarded secret.

Directors: Annika Iltis, Timothy James Kane | Star: Lazarus Lake

Votes: 4,833

49. Murderball (2005)

R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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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, Robert Soares

Votes: 10,005 | Gross: $1.52M

50. This Is Port Adelaide (2021)

90 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.0
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THIS IS PORT ADELAIDE takes viewers across the 150-year journey of Australia's most successful football club and then goes behind the scenes as the club was repeatedly challenged in 2020 by... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Miller | Stars: Nathan Buckley, John Cahill, Russell Ebert, Ken Hinkley

Votes: 35


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