Five of the best sport documentaries you must watch
Athletes, whether it be a quarterback in the NFL, a goalscoring striker in the MLS or any other sports men or women, have given us unforgettable memories. Late goals, dramatic wins and countless heroic performances have created an engagement around sports hardly compared to anything else. Luckily, some of these achievements have been taken care of by movie makers and made into fantastic documentaries. While you’re taking place in front of the TV we’ve put together a list with some of the best sport documentaries that must be seen.
The Last Dance (2020)
The Last Dance is the history about Michael Jordan and his life and career. As one of the best basketball players of all time Michael Jordan is an athlete who’s the perfect match for a sport documentary. The series is directed by Jason Hehir and throughout ten episodes we get the chance to follow Michael Jordan through his career, with focus on his 1997-98 season with the Chicago Bulls. In the series, which has won several awards since its release in 2020, we get to see unique video content that has never been public before. Michael Jordan played 15 NBA seasons and managed to become NBA champion and NBA Finals MVP six times. If you’ve some spare time between the NBA 2020-21 games, put on The Last Dance and relive one of the greatest players to have ever entered the basketball court.
Diego Maradona (2019)
Another impressive story to follow is the one of Diego Armando Maradona, by many the greatest football player to have ever walked on this planet. Maradona’s life was one with several highs and lows. Loads of stories have been told about Maradona before but if you're looking for a movie worth a soccer hero like Diego, this is the one. In the movie we’re able to follow Diego Maradona in his life as he becomes the god of Naples. By his magic on the pitch, he transforms the city and the club and creates a winning mentality like never before. The success comes with a high price though and in this movie, we get a unique picture of how Maradona’s life progressed and how his career later turned out.
All or Nothing: NFL
Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in the NFL world? How’s it to be an NFL player and what does it take to reach the top? In All or Nothing you get the chance to follow five different NFL teams in their everyday work. The series is produced by Amazon Studios and so far, you can choose to follow the Cardinals, Rams, Cowboys, Panthers or Eagles as they strive towards their goal, the Super Bowl. Whether you’re a fan of the NFL or not, this series is recommended to anyone interested of sports. Watch unique under cover scenes and a lot more from one of the most followed sport leagues in the world.
Another one for all the football fans. The Undefeated is a movie about the tough and competitive high school football. In this movie we get to follow a team, the Manassas Tigers of Memphis, who’ve struggled for years without any success. This is all changed as coach Bill Courtney takes on the job and manage to turn things around and create a winning mentality in a group of young talented and ambitious players. Expectations, pressure, ambitions and dreams are some of the messages that Undefeated is sending by an impressive story about the future football stars.
No No: A Dockumentary (2014)
No No: A Dockumentary is a movie about Dock Ellis and his life as a successful MLB player and a person who struggled beside the pitch with both alcohol and drugs. The movie is produced by Jeff Radice and was released in 2014. It’s a touching movie where we get to see both the good and bad sides of Dock Ellis’ life. After his career, Ellis put a lot of effort into helping other people who struggled with addictions, something that is well portraited in this movie.
Author: Dan Anderson