With ESPN Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 30 for 30 (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Ice Cube, Chuck D, Dick Vitale, Brent Musburger

Votes: 3,626

2. 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: 12,288 | Gross: $8.81M

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

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

9.0
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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: 14,242

4. Basketball: A Love Story (2018– )

Documentary

8.3
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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: 39

5. 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: 1,468

6. Hillsborough (2016 TV Movie)

121 min | Documentary

8.8
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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: 331

7. 30 for 30 Shorts (2012– )

Documentary, Short

7.4
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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: 88

8. 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: 334

9. 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: 496

10. The Book of Manning (2013 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Documentary

8.4
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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: 237

11. Broke (I) (2012)

Documentary

6.7
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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: 249

12. 30 for 30: Soccer Stories (2014– )

Sport

7.4
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Stars: Ray Van Ness III, David Andrews, Osvaldo Ardiles, Margaret Aspinall

Votes: 95

13. 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.

14. Kobe Doin' Work (2009 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Sport

6.3
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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, Lamar Odom

Votes: 1,303

15. The Last Dance (2019)

Documentary | Pre-production

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

16. 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.

17. Baltimore Boys (2017)

Documentary

8.2
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Documentary revisiting the undefeated Dunbar High School basketball teams of 1981-1983.

Directors: Sheldon Candis, Marquis Daisy

Votes: 13

18. Angry Sky (2015)

90 min | Documentary

7.8
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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

Votes: 52

19. Spike Lee's Lil Joints (2015– )

Documentary

3.3
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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: 38

20. The Diplomat (2013)

50 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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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: 28

21. Nine for IX (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, Sport

5.0
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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, Mary Decker Slaney, Zola Budd, Marty Liquori

Votes: 44

22. The Queen of Code (2015)

Documentary, Short

7.2
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The Queen of Code tells the story of Grace Hopper: mathematics professor and US Navy Admiral. She worked on the first computer and she headed the team that created the first compiler, which... See full summary »

Director: Gillian Jacobs

Votes: 21

23. The Third Man (2016)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

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Director: Matthew Heineman

24. Renée (2011)

79 min | Documentary

6.5
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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: 78

25. 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: 281

26. Boys of Fall (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.9
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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: 38

27. It's Not Crazy, It's Sports (2015– )

Short

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From Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris, this series of films evolved from ESPN's long-running brand campaign of the same name and explores the inspiring, dramatic and unexpected ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Coburn, Al Crisafulli, Jake Hendrickson, Hugh Hildesley

28. Seau (2018)

Documentary

7.9
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Director: Kirby Bradley

Votes: 9

29. Survive and Advance (2013– )

Sport

8.6
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In 1983, the NC State Wolfpack, coached by Jim Valvano, stayed alive in the postseason by winning nine do-or-die games in a row -- seven of which they were losing in the final minute -- ... See full summary »

Votes: 78

30. The Amazing Adventures of Wally and the Worm (2017)

Animation, Short

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Leading up to the 1996-97 playoffs, Chicago Bull's coach Phil Jackson sent an intern trainer Wally Blase to oversee the rehab assignment of superstar forward Dennis Rodman. What ensued was ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Hanks | Stars: Wally Blase, Dennis Rodman

31. Little Miss Sumo (2018)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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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

32. The Counterfeiter (2017 TV Movie)

Documentary

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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

33. Youngstown Boys (2013)

Documentary

7.4
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At its core, the story of Maurice Clarett and Jim Tressel is about fathers and sons. In addition to their record-breaking exploits on the playing field and involvement in two of college ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Star: Jeremy Degree

Votes: 47

34. Herschel (2011)

50 min | Documentary

7.7
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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: 42

35. X Games 3D: The Movie (2009)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Sport

6.4
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43 Metascore

Follows six extreme sports stars as they prepare for and then compete in the 2008 Summer X-Games in Los Angeles. Kyle Loza practices a new motocross trick, landing in a pit of foam. Can he ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Lawrence | Stars: Travis Pastrana, Ricky Carmichael, Shaun White, Danny Way

Votes: 293 | Gross: $1.39M

36. 26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story (2012 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.5
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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: 114

37. Marvel & ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Genesis (2014)

Not Rated | 77 min

4.0
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A film exploring connections between superstar athletes & Super Heroes

Director: Eric Drath | Stars: Axel Alonso, Carmelo Anthony, Josh Bloomberg, Brandi Chastain

Votes: 25

38. 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: 30

39. Tiger Hood (2015)

7 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

7.6
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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: 5

40. Elevate (2011)

PG | 81 min | Documentary

6.9
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67 Metascore

From a basketball academy in Senegal, to the high-pressure world of American prep schools, the film documents the extraordinary personal journeys of four particularly tall West African Muslim teenage boys with NBA dreams.

Director: Anne Buford | Stars: Amadou Gallo Fall, Dethie

Votes: 123 | Gross: $0.00M

41. Thunder and Lightning (2015)

90 min | Documentary

8.2
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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: 13

42. The Dotted Line (2011 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

6.5
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The Dotted Line is an in-depth look at what it takes to be a big-time agent in the fiercely competitive world of major league sports.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Reggie Bush, David Falk, Roger Goodell, Peter Greenberg

Votes: 190

43. Miracles on the Plains (2015)

Documentary

7.6
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On April 23, 2013, the oaks at Toomer's Corner had to be removed. More than two years earlier, those trees at Auburn University's historic landmark had been poisoned, casting a dark shadow ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Karpf | Stars: Gus Malzahn, Tre Mason, Cam Newton, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 5

44. Before They Were Cowboys (2016)

Sport

6.9
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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: 7

45. Becoming (2015– )

Documentary

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Sports documentary series intended for younger audiences showcases successful athletes and how they got their start.

Stars: LeBron James, Alex Morgan, Tim Howard, Carsten Charles Sebathia

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

Drama

8.7
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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: 19

47. The Dean Scream (2016)

11 min | Documentary, Short

4.4
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The story of 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean and his infamous scream speech after his defeat in the Iowa Caucus.

Director: Bryan Storkel | Stars: Howard Dean, Harry Enten, Christine Pelosi, Rob Reiner

Votes: 8

48. World Beaters (2017)

Documentary

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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

49. ESPN 30 for 30: From Harlem with Love (2014 Video)

Short

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Director: Matthew Ogens | Star: Ray Van Ness III

50. Eva Longoria's Versus (2015– )

Biography

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Stars: Jennifer Bricker, Tom Flores, Howie Long, Dominique Moceanu


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