Great Movies: Sports Documentaries

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2013 - Millennium Media Services
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'"1" tells the story of a generation of Formula 1 drivers during the sport's deadliest period-those who risked their lives racing on the edge, and those who stood up to change the sport forever.

Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
1994  - Uni Dist Corp. (Paramount
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The game of baseball continues to reflect the complicated country that created it. Players and owners wage a battle over money and power; Cal Ripken becomes the game's new Iron Man; sluggers Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds do things that have never been done before; the Yankees build a dynasty, while their arch rivals, the Red Sox, stage the greatest comeback in history. In September of …More

Facing Ali Facing Ali
2009  - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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He rocked the sport, shook the world, and changed their lives. Now, several decades after they met in the ring, ten of the sports finest fighters tell what it was like to battle Muhammad Ali, the man many consider the best boxer ever. This brutally honest documentary recounts Alis incomparable journey as seen through the eyes of those who stepped through the ropes and into history. Join these …More

Hoop Dreams Hoop Dreams
1994 - Criterion Collections
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Filmmaker Steve James follows the steps of two inner-city-Chicago NBA hopefuls from age 14 to 18. …More

In the Crease In the Crease
2006 - Passion River Films
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In the Crease follows one of Canada's most respected and successful youth hockey teams and introduces the viewer to the boys who comprise the squad. Their thoughts about becoming professional hockey players are interspersed with recollections from such established NHL stars as Brendan Shanahan and Joe Thornton. All the while, the team marches toward their goal of winning a national title.

Iran Job Iran Job
2012 - Film Movement
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When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries - Iran - he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikely friendship with three outspoken Iranian women who share with him their strong …More

Knuckleball Knuckleball
2013 - MPI Home Video
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The definitive documentary about the impossible-to-hit pitch, the knuckleball. From acclaimed filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg this heartfelt, funny and deeply engaging film delves into the legendary subculture of the knuckleball and the brotherhood of men who share the drive, imagination and humility to throw baseball's slowest, most disrespected pitch. …More

Murderball Murderball
2005  - Image/Sphe
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Like any other great sports story, Murderball features fierce rivalry, stopwatch suspense, dazzling athletic prowess, larger-than-life personalities and triumph over daunting odds. But Murderball, the original name for the full-contact sport now known as quad rugby, is played by quadriplegics in armored wheelchairs. Murderball is a story like no other, told by men who see the world from a …More

The Other Dream Team The Other Dream Team
2013  - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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Everyone knows Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan of the 1992 American Olympic Dream Team. This is the story of the Other Dream Team. They didn't bring their country the gold medal, they brought something much more valuable. After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and victory over the USA) at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis were poster boys for the Soviet sports machine. Four years later, after the fall of the Soviet Union, they emerged as symbols of democracy.

The Other Dream Team Pride and Perseverance
2014 - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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The history of the Negro Leagues is often a forgotten part of baseball history. And despite its popularity and wealth of talent was not well documented. The film sheds light on this period and shows how it laid the groundwork for today's African-American players in Major League Baseball.



Racing Dreams Racing Dreams
2009 - PBS
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Racing Dreams is the award winning coming-of-age story about three kids who dream of one day racing in NASCAR. Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker, Marshall Curry, takes us into the lives of Annabeth (11 years old), Josh (12), and Brandon (13) as they compete for the championship in the World Karting Association's National Series. …More

Riding Giants Riding Giants
2005 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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From its early Hawaiian roots to its current status as a recreational lifestyle enjoyed worldwide, big wave surfing is given the definitive exploration by acclaimed director Stacy Peralta.

Seabiscuit Seabiscuit
2003 - PBS
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Seabiscuit is the remarkable tale of a thoroughbred racehorse and down-and-out jockey John "Red" Pollard, an ex-prizefighter. Together they become hard luck heroes for a troubled nation and two of the most celebrated sports figures of the twentieth century.

Senna Senna
2010 - Anderson Merchandisers, L
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Spanning his years as a Formula One racing driver from 1984 to his untimely death a decade later, Senna explores the life and work of the triple world champion, his physical and spiritual achievements on the track, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he has since attained. …More

Spirit of the Marathon Spirit of the Marathon
2007 - Rlj Ent/Sphe
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Spirit of the Marathon is the first film to capture the passion, drama and essence of the famed 26.2-mile Chicago Marathon. Intimate, fascinating portraits of six runners from all walks of life unfold as the film follows seasoned athletes and amateurs alike in their preparation for the big race. …More

Undefeated Undefeated
2011 - Tcfhe/Anchor Bay/Starz
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Set in the inner-city of Memphis, Undefeated chronicles the Manassas Tigers' 2009 football season, on and off-the-field, as they strive to win the first playoff game in the high school's 110-year history. A perennial whipping boy, in recent decades Manassas had gone so far as to sell their home games to the highest bidder, but that all changed in the spring of 2004 when Bill Courtney, a former …More

Unforgiveable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Unforgiveable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
2005 - PBS
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This riveting two-part documentary follows Jack Johnsons remarkable journey from his humble beginnings in Galveston, Texas, as the son of former slaves, to his entry into the brutal world of professional boxing, where, in turn-of-the century Jim Crow America, the heavyweight champion was an exclusively white title. Despite the odds, Johnson was able to batter his way up through the professional …More

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
2013-04 - Virgil Films and Entertai
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The Wildest Dream features some of the most spectacular footage of Mount Everest ever seen as it tells the story of the famous English mountain climber George Mallory who wanted to be the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest summit. He was 800 feet from the summit when he disappeared into a cloud bank. 75 years later his body was discovered by world class climber Conrad Anker, with …More