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1. Creed II (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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66 Metascore

Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Director: Steven Caple Jr. | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

Votes: 90,223 | Gross: $115.72M

2. 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 Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

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

Votes: 5,378

3. I Am Durán (2019)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.0
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The story of four-time World Champion Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán. A one man wrecking-ball who took on the world, transcended his sport and helped inspire a nation to rise up against its... See full summary »

Director: Mat Hodgson | Stars: Oscar De La Hoya, Robert De Niro, Roberto Duran, Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Votes: 190

4. Tyson (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.3
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The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction... See full summary »

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: George C. Scott, Paul Winfield, Michael Jai White, James Sikking

Votes: 1,858

5. 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: 13,495

6. Messi (2014)

TV-Y | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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Lionel Messi from early life to international stardom.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi, Kike Domínguez, Álex García

Votes: 3,380

7. Tyson (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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83 Metascore

A mixture of original interviews, archival footage, and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Mike Tyson, Mills Lane, Trevor Berbick, Cus D'Amato

Votes: 11,845 | Gross: $0.89M

8. Tina and Bobby (2017– )

TV-14 | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Based on the memoirs of Tina Moore, this is the epic love story of football's original golden couple: an ordinary girl who falls for an ordinary boy only to be launched into an extraordinary life.

Stars: Michelle Keegan, Lorne MacFadyen, Jessica Madsen, William Troughton

Votes: 244

9. Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (2014)

TV-14 | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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An intimate but explosive portrait of the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history. Lance Armstrong enriched himself by cheating his fans, his sport, and the truth. But the former ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu, Kristin Armstrong

Votes: 2,595

10. The Class of '92 (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, ... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville

Votes: 7,345

11. Road (I) (2014)

102 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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Brothers addicted to speed. At any price. Motorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. One in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Hewitt, Dermot Lavery | Stars: Liam Neeson, Liam Beckett, Siobhan Carter, Stephen Davison

Votes: 1,225

12. The Rack Pack (2016)

TV-G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.1
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The story of the 1980s snooker rivalry between the flamboyant Alex Higgins and the methodical Steve Davis.

Director: Brian Welsh | Stars: Dennis Taylor, Steve Davis, Alex Higgins, Luke Treadaway

Votes: 1,085

13. I Am Ali (2014)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.2
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55 Metascore

Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.

Director: Clare Lewins | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali Jnr, Hana Ali, Maryum Ali

Votes: 3,035 | Gross: $0.00M

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

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

8.3
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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: 1,350

15. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.0
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Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 3,215

16. Cristiano Ronaldo: World at His Feet (2014)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.5
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Cristiano Ronaldo: The World at His Feet follows the footballer from his beginnings in Portugal, breakthrough start with Manchester United and current career at Real Madrid.

Director: Tara Pirnia | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Paul Cann

Votes: 1,975

17. Champs (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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59 Metascore

A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring.

Director: Bert Marcus | Stars: Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Mike Tyson, Larry 'Ratso' Sloman

Votes: 1,801

18. Manny (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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35 Metascore

A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working ... See full summary »

Directors: Leon Gast, Ryan Moore | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Sardo Mejia, Liam Neeson, Jinkee Pacquiao

Votes: 2,137

19. Gascoigne (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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A feature-length theatrical documentary on the life of Paul Gascoigne, one of the most naturally gifted footballers of all time, delving deep into his psyche, vulnerabilities, fears and triumphs.

Director: Jane Preston | Stars: Paul Gascoigne, Vinnie Jones, Gary Lineker, Diego Maradona Jr.

Votes: 2,103

20. George Best: All by Himself (2016)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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The rise and fall of football superstar, George Best.

Director: Daniel Gordon | Stars: George Best, Angie Best, Calum Best, Matt Busby

Votes: 489

21. Mr Calzaghe (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.0
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The story of the rise to glory of boxer Joe Calzaghe.

Director: Vaughan Sivell | Stars: Joe Calzaghe, Enzo Calzaghe, James Dean Bradfield, Chris Eubank

Votes: 555

22. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.3
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Football match Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005, from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.

Directors: Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno | Stars: David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane

Votes: 2,851

23. Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle (2017– )

Documentary, History, Sport

8.2
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Four-part British documentary series in which Matt Smith and 5-time world snooker champion, Ronnie O'Sullivan, explore America's 300-year history with the game of pool.

Stars: Ronnie O'Sullivan, Matt Smith, Earl Strickland

Votes: 129

24. Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land (2000 Video)

81 min | Documentary, Sport

6.0
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Official feature-length film tracing the fortunes of the Manchester United football team during the 1999/2000 season, the season after winning the treble. Includes footage of the training ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Potter | Stars: Emma Adams, Steve Adams, Eammon Atkinson, Sue Atkinson

Votes: 462

25. Dempsey (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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True story about Jack Dempsey, one of the most famous professional US boxers who made his name in the 1920's as the world heavyweight champion and media sensation.

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Treat Williams, Sam Waterston, Sally Kellerman, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 168

26. Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.2
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Retrospective documentary charting the rise and fall of Muhammad Ali.

Director: Josephine McCusker | Stars: Eddie Butler, Jamillah Ali, Lonnie Ali, Maryum Ali

Votes: 17

27. Being AP (2015)

103 min | Documentary, Sport

6.4
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'Being AP' premiered at Toronto Film Festival 2015, and documents one of Northern Ireland's greatest ever sportsmen during his last racing season. The story of AP's final season is a ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Wonke | Star: Tony McCoy

Votes: 254

28. Building Jerusalem (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA, World Cup Final, 2003. With two minutes of extra time left to win, Jonny Wilkinson goes for his trademark drop goal. This time, he's shooting for a place in sporting history.

Director: James Erskine | Stars: Matt Dawson, Peter FitzSimons, George Gregan, Martin Johnson

Votes: 308

29. Overcoming (2005)

105 min | Documentary, Sport

7.0
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Profound and penetrating insight into the hermetically closed world of professional cycling. With former pro rider, Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis as the protagonist, the documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Tómas Gislason | Stars: Michelle Bartoli, Ivan Basso, B.S. Christiansen, Ole Kaare Føli

Votes: 341

30. Sky Sports Football (1992– )

Sport

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Add a Plot

Stars: Richard Keys, Andy Gray, Jamie Redknapp, Martin Tyler

Votes: 22

31. Foreman (2017)

PG-13 | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.9
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A retrospective look at the boxing career of George Foreman.

Director: Chris Perkel | Stars: George Foreman Jr., Ralph Cooper, George Foreman, Jim Brown

Votes: 230

32. Bobby (2016)

97 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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A film which marks the 50th anniversary of England's victory in the 1966 World Cup, and uncovers the truth behind the man who led them to it... Bo66y is a powerful, dramatic and deeply ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Scalpello | Stars: Gordon Banks, Paul Gascoigne, Geoff Hurst, Frank Lampard

Votes: 401

33. The Team (2014)

91 min | Documentary, Sport

6.3
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The German national team and their journey in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Directors: Martin Christ, Jens Gronheid, Ulrich Voigt | Stars: DeMarcus Beasley, Franz Beckenbauer, Thomas Beheshti, Georg Behlau

Votes: 1,594

34. Maravilla, a Fighter Inside and Outside the Ring (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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At 37 years old, time is not on his side. Sergio 'Marvelous' Martinez can drop the best boxers with his lightning strikes, floor the most beautiful women with his devastating looks, and has... See full summary »

Director: Juan Pablo Cadaveira | Stars: Carlos Aguilar, Raoul Roger Anderson, Bob Arum, Darren Baker

Votes: 193

35. Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story (1996 TV Movie)

348 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.1
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Muhammad Ali is the best fighter!

Directors: Joseph Consentino, Sandra Consentino | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Khalilah 'Belinda' Ali, Rahman Ali, Julian Bond

Votes: 1,022

36. McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 65 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.7
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Tennis players John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg have a fierce rivalry during their championship years.

Stars: John McEnroe, Björn Borg, Percy Rosberg, Lennart Eriksson

Votes: 162

37. Match of the Day FA Cup (2004– )

Sport

7.8
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Live and Highlights coverage from the BBC of the FA Cup.

Stars: Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Trevor Sinclair, Martin Keown

Votes: 59

38. Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager (2014 TV Movie)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.4
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A film that follows Ryan Giggs through the 2013/14 Premiership season, as the greatest ever Manchester Utd player became the clubs manager and allowed unprecedented access behind the scenes at Old Trafford.

Director: Daniel Mendelle | Stars: David Beckham, Diego Armando Maradona, Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs

Votes: 176

39. The Mavericks (2016– )

Documentary, Sport

6.5
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British sports documentary series looking at maverick sportsmen.

Stars: Gabriel Clarke, James Brown, Barry Hearn, Andy Goldstein

Votes: 48

40. The Football Mavericks (2015– )

Documentary, Sport

7.3
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Fascinating football documentary series which looks at a certain breed of footballer whose skill on the pitch comes with a generous amount of problematical baggage off the field. Generally ... See full summary »

Stars: James Brown, Glenn Hoddle, Gary Lineker, Harry Redknapp

Votes: 21

41. Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.3
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A documentary on the rise of professional soccer player Jay DeMerit from being overlooked in the U.S. to struggling in England to World Cup player recognition.

Directors: Nick Lewis, Ranko Tutulugdzija | Stars: Jay DeMerit, Karen DeMerit, Todd DeMerit, Michael J. Jameson

Votes: 126

42. Freeriders (1998)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Sport

7.2
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Are you feeling cooped up working inside at a desk all day? Well break free and become a true Freerider. Come learn how from some of the best freeriders on the planet like Candide Thovex, ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Sisselman | Stars: Warren Miller, Greg Harms, Bob Rankin, Dave Swanwick

Votes: 34 | Gross: $2.75M

43. Babe Ruth (1998 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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He was perhaps the greatest ballplayer who ever lived. A larger-than-life hero on the field, Babe Ruth's exploits off the field were just as legendary. Don't miss this compilation of rarely... See full summary »

Director: George Roy | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Babe Ruth, Jean Shepherd

Votes: 117

44. J.C. Chávez (2007)

78 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

5.9
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A documentary about the life and career Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez.

Director: Diego Luna | Stars: Julio Cesar Chavez, Julio César Chávez Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Ana Gabriela Guevara

Votes: 936

45. Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears (2011)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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They say that Philadelphia is the capital of boxing and Joe Frazier's Gym is the White House. This is the story of a father, a son and a forgotten legacy. Joe Frazier has been lost in ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Todd | Stars: George Benton, Angelo Dundee, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 26

46. The Treble (1999 Video)

132 min | Documentary, Sport

8.9
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United lost the premiership to Arsenal in the 97/98 season. They were also defeated in the pre-season Charity Shield match at Wembley, by the same team. Yet, United managed to win the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert McCaffrey, Alex Ferguson, Patrick Kluivert, Dwight Yorke

Votes: 228

47. Champion of Champions (2013– )

Sport

7.0
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Live ITV Sport coverage of the Champion of Champions snooker tournament presented by Jill Douglas.

Stars: Jill Douglas, Neal Foulds, Clive Everton, Alan McManus

Votes: 7

48. Pacific Warriors (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

7.4
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A insight into the origins and stories of Pacific Island rugby teams such as Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. This documentary explores the backgrounds of a wide variety of players, past and present.

Director: James Marquand | Stars: Serge Betsen, Bakkies Botha, Brian Cox, Ranulph Fiennes

Votes: 171

49. LT: The Life & Times (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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LT: The Life & Times, a feature-length documentary film chronicling the spectacular on-field Hall of Fame NFL career of Lawrence Taylor, as well as his tumultuous off-field life. The ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Radovich | Stars: Lawrence Taylor, Bill Parcells, Phil Simms, Bill Belichick

Votes: 69

50. Hell on Wheels (2004)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Sport

7.2
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A look behind the scenes of the toughest cycling race in the world on the occasion of the 100the anniversary of the Tour de France.

Directors: Pepe Danquart, Werner Schweizer | Stars: Erik Zabel, Rolf Aldag, Dieter Ruthenberg, Andreas Klöden

Votes: 692



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