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2. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Documentary focusing on the career of pro wrestler Bret Hart & his controversial exit from the WWF.

Director: Paul Jay | Stars: Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, Blade Hart

Votes: 3,663

3. Beyond the Mat (1999)

R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

73 Metascore

A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Terry Funk, Mick Foley, Jake Roberts, Barry W. Blaustein

Votes: 7,586 | Gross: $2.05M

4. Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible (2000 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Sport

A look at the events leading up to and including the legendary March 1971 bout between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. The film also looks at the political and social factors that helped to ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Liev Schreiber, David Brenner

Votes: 88

5. Michigan vs. Ohio State: The Rivalry (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Sport

The 99-game history of the Ohio State/Michigan rivalry is told by the participants - players, coaches, historians, broadcasters and fans. Through a series of interviews we tell the tale of ... See full summary »

Stars: John Bacon, Jack Park, Earle Bruce, Jim Stillwagon

Votes: 124

6. Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

An exploration of the fierce rivalry between NBA superstars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson during their decade of dominance.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Steve Springer, Evelyn Johnson

Votes: 1,355

7. Runnin' Rebels of UNLV (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary, Sport

[HBO] HD. A look at the UNLV men's basketball team and their controversial coach Jerry Tarkanian from 1973 to 1992.

Director: George Roy | Stars: Richie Adams, Clifford Allen, Greg Anthony, Stacey Augmon

Votes: 65

8. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Slaying the Badger (2014)

TV-G | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Before Lance Armstrong, there was Greg LeMond, who is now the first and only American to win the Tour de France. In this engrossing documentary, LeMond looks back at the pivotal 1986 Tour, ... See full summary »

Director: John Dower | Stars: Bernard Hinault, Greg LeMond

Votes: 563

9. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Fantastic Lies (2016)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary examination of the accusations of sexual misconduct against the Duke University lacrosse team that were ultimately found to be baseless

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Joe Alleva, Bradley Bannon, Bill Bell, Richard H. Brodhead

Votes: 837

10. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Catholics Vs. Convicts (2016)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

On October 15, 1988, Notre Dame hosted the University of Miami in what would become one of the greatest games in college football history. It was tradition vs. swagger, the No. 4-ranked ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Creadon

Votes: 346

11. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Pony Excess (2010)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

SMU puts together the best football team in America during the early 1980s with the help of bribes and payoffs, until the NCAA gives the team the "Death Penalty"--a sanction from which the team has yet to competitively recover.

Director: Thaddeus D. Matula | Stars: Fred Akers, Dick Anderson, Ken Andrews, Harvey Armstrong

Votes: 709

12. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Broke (2012)

TV-G | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of former NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Homer Bush, Ed Butowsky, Dan Charnas, Murray Chass

Votes: 973

13. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: 9.79* (2012)

TV-G | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In the history of the Olympics, there's never been a controversy quite like what ensued over the 100 meter race at Seoul in 1988. The match brought together Carl Lewis (USA) and Ben Johnson... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Gordon | Stars: Don Catlin, Linford Christie, Robson da Silva, Joe Douglas

Votes: 712

14. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Benji (2012)

TV-G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1984, Chicago was in the heady grip of a Black Renaissance. Harold Washington was mayor, Michael Jordan had just signed with the Bulls, Oprah Winfrey was hosting a local morning show, ... See full summary »

Directors: Coodie, Chike Ozah | Star: Ray Van Ness III

Votes: 622

15. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Elway to Marino (2013)

TV-G | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In the spring of 1983, a new generation of superstars was poised to enter the NFL. Six quarterbacks were selected in the first round of that draft - still the most ever. Elway to Marino explores this landmark draft.

Director: Ken Rodgers | Stars: Tom Selleck, Ernie Accorsi, Bruce Allen, Howard Balzer

Votes: 749

16. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Youngstown Boys (2013)

TV-G | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Youngstown Boys is a feature documentary exploring class and power dynamics in college sports through the parallel, interconnected journeys of Maurice Clarett and Jim Tressel. These two ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Stars: Maurice Clarett, Craig Krenzel, Jim Tressel

Votes: 450

17. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Bad Boys (2014)

TV-G | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early '90s seemed willing to do anything to win. That characteristic made them loved -- and hated. It earned them the title: Bad Boys.

Director: Zak Levitt | Stars: Kid Rock, Mike Abdenour, Mark Aguirre, Marv Albert

Votes: 1,203

18. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Brian and the Boz (2014)

TV-G | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In some ways, Barry Switzer and Brian Bosworth were made for each other. The Oklahoma coach and the linebacker he recruited to play for him were both out-sized personalities who delighted ... See full summary »

Director: Thaddeus D. Matula | Stars: Fred Akers, Bob Barry Jr., Brian Bosworth, Foster Bosworth

Votes: 710

19. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Sole Man (2015)

TV-G | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Sole Man offers a snap-shot into how America's playground sport became a sophisticated and increasingly soulless business. Meet Sonny Vaccaro, a true original, whose motives and staggering ... See full summary »

Directors: Dan Marks, Jon Weinbach

Votes: 328

20. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Without Bias (2009)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This episode tells the story of the rise of Len Bias as a future basketball superstar. Shortly after being drafted by the Boston Celtic's Len died of a heart attack apparently induced by cocaine.

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

Votes: 966

21. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek (2009)

TV-G | 51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This film follows the career of Jimmy Synder, a professional gambler. He helped legitimize betting in NFL games by finding ways to give points spreads during pre-game shows. His demise was ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Mitchell | Stars: Fritz Mitchell, Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder, Rich Podolsky, Brent Musburger

Votes: 659

22. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The U (2009)

TV-G | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This episode follows the rise to prominence of the University Of Miami after years of indifferent results. New coach Howard Schnellenberger revitalized the program by introducing fresh blood and fresh attitude into the team.

Directors: Billy Corben, Alfred Spellman | Stars: Billy Corben, John Green, Luther Campbell, Tolbert Bain

Votes: 1,370

23. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, History

There has always been questions raised about Allen Iverson's conviction for a fight he was involved in as a young man. The film maker goes back to his home town to try and understand the ... See full summary »

Director: Steve James

Votes: 1,015

24. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Best That Never Was (2010)

101 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1981, college athletic recruiting changed forever as a dozen big-time football programs sat waiting for the decision by a physically powerful and lightning-quick high school running back... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Hock | Stars: Fred Akers, Mick Cornett, Marcus Dupree, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 966

25. America's Game: The Superbowl Champions (2006–2011)

Documentary, Sport

Profiles of each year's winning Super Bowl football team.

Stars: Bruce Willis, Martin Sheen, Joe Greene, Ed Harris

Votes: 211

26. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Bill Russell (1999)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Alvin Attles, Red Auerbach, Ron Borges, Bill Bradley

Votes: 8

27. Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a Champion (1998 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary

A documentary that chronicles the extraordinary career of Sugar Ray Robinson who is considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Stars: Sugar Ray Robinson, Dave Anderson, Evelyn Nelson, Nigel Collins

Votes: 42

28. Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed (2008 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

An American story. Traces the career of Joe Louis (1914-1981) within the context of American racial consciousness: his difficulty getting big fights early in his career, the pride of ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Louis, Joe Louis Barrow Jr., Randy Roberts, Dick Gregory

Votes: 124

29. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Joe Louis (1999)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Richard Bak, Ben Bentley, Al Bernstein, Tom Brokaw

30. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Red Grange (1999)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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31. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Hank Aaron (1999)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Billye Aaron, Hank Aaron, Sparky Anderson, Joe Andrews

Votes: 10

35. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Jim Brown (1999)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Bob Arum, Chuck Bednarik, Herb Boyd, Tom Brookshier

36. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Johnny Unitas (1999)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Chip Rives | Stars: Chris Fowler, Ernie Accorsi, Doug Atkins, Chuck Bednarik

38. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Gordie Howe (1999)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Scott Henry | Stars: Al Arbour, Art Buick, Bill Clement, Murray Costello

39. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Jim Thorpe (1999)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Scott Henry | Stars: Carl Butler, Bob Carroll, John Carroll, Jack Clary

40. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: O.J. Simpson (1999)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: F. Lee Bailey, Jim Brown, Willie Brown, Howard Cosell

Votes: 5

41. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Michael Jordan (1999)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Mitch Albom, David Aldridge, Larry Bird, Jim Brown

Votes: 20