With ESPN Films (Sorted by Release Date Ascending)



1. 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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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: 1,516

2. The Zen of Bobby V (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary, Sport

8.6
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The Zen of Bobby V focuses on former MLB manager Bobby Valentine and his current job managing the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan. The doc gives viewers unprecedented access to Valentine and ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew Jenks, Jonah Quickmire Pettigrew | Stars: Benny Agbayani, Trey Hillman, Michael Kay, Sadaharu Oh

Votes: 77

3. A Woman Among Boys (2008)

94 min | Documentary, Sport

6.9
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This documentary chronicles Ruth Lovelace, the first woman to coach the boys' basketball team at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. The once highly accomplished and storied ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill

Votes: 17

4. Don't Look Down (2009 Video)

71 min | Documentary

5.7
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Travel around the globe with Shaun White from the superpipe of Alts Bandai, Japan to the black tops of Rwanda and witness how this multi-sport phenom preps for competition, copes with ... See full summary »

Director: Willie Ebersol | Star: Shaun White

Votes: 14

5. Kobe Doin' Work (2009 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Sport

6.4
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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, Stephen A. Smith, Tony Parker

Votes: 1,380

6. 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: 290

7. 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: 292 | Gross: $1.39M

8. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Band That Wouldn't Die (2009)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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This episode tells the story of the overnight relocation of the Baltimore Colts to the city of Indianapolis. We explore the reactions of the fans, the various actions and interviews with ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson

Votes: 606

9. 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: Dick Vitale, Brent Musburger, Mike Tyson, Ice Cube

Votes: 3,915

10. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Kings Ransom (2009)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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Peter Berg's documentary on Wayne Gretzky, his decision to leave Edmonton for Los Angeles, and that decision's effects on hockey and its fans.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Peter Berg, Walter Gretzky, Wayne Gretzky, Jim Hill

Votes: 1,088

11. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? (2009)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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The story of the rise and fall of the United States Football League, focusing on two owners: John Bassett, who wanted the league to compete in the spring; and Donald Trump, who wanted to take on the NFL and play in the fall.

Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Michael Tollin, Donald Trump, Harry Usher, Steve Ehrhart

Votes: 886

12. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Muhammad and Larry (2009)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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We follow the preparations for Ali's final attempt to win back the World Heavyweight title. Even during the lead up to the fight grave concerns were held for Ali's health and the man who ... See full summary »

Directors: Bradley Kaplan, Albert Maysles | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Angelo Dundee, Ferdie Pacheco

Votes: 592

13. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Without Bias (2009)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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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: 973

14. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek (2009)

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

6.2
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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: 660

15. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The U (2009)

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

8.0
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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: 1,374

16. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks (2010)

68 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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A film that explores the rivalry between the Indiana Pacers and New York as seen through the eyes and actions of Reggie Miller star player of the Indiana Pacers.

Director: Dan Klores | Stars: Reggie Miller, Cheryl Miller, Spike Lee, Patrick Ewing

Votes: 1,685

17. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Guru of Go (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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We follow the career of Paul Westhead who became famous as a coach for his fast break system of play. His career encompassed winning NBA and WNBA titles and intense controversy at the college level.

Director: Bill Couturié

Votes: 724

18. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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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: 1,017

19. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Silly Little Game (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.5
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Charts the origins of fantasy sports games from a small lunchtime group known as the rotisserie league to the multi-million dollar industry it is today. The show also explores how none of ... See full summary »

Directors: Lucas Jansen, Adam Kurland | Stars: Jennifer Appel, Mark Cajigao, Nate Dern, Johnathan Fernandez

Votes: 508

20. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Straight Outta L.A. (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.2
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For rapper-turned-filmmaker Ice Cube the emergence of gangster rap will be forever linked to the Oakland Raiders' move to Los Angeles in 1982. He turns the camera on himself to tell how his... See full summary »

Director: Ice Cube | Stars: Marcus Allen, Lyle Alzado, Soren Baker, David Beckerman

Votes: 829

21. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Birth of Big Air (2010)

49 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.6
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In 1985, at the tender age of 13, Mat Hoffman entered into the BMX circuit as an amateur, and by 16 he had risen to the professional level. Throughout his storied career, Hoffman has ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Mat Hoffman, Johnny Airtime, Brian Blyther, Mike Dominguez

Votes: 561

22. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Run Ricky Run (2010)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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This documentary follows the life of Ricky Williams, a star for the Miami Dolphins who walked away from the sport over drug allegations. Ricky tells a different story about betrayal and ... See full summary »

Directors: Sean Pamphilon, Royce Toni | Stars: John Anderson, Janey Barnes, Kristin Barnes, Skip Bayless

Votes: 846

23. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The 16th Man (2010)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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This documentary showcases the South African "Springbok" National Rugby Team and its impact on South Africa's transition from segregation to integration. It involves interviews with players and political activists along with vintage video.

Director: Cliff Bestall | Star: Morgan Freeman

Votes: 504

24. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Two Escobars (2010)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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The rise of Colombian soccer is attributed to the influx of drug money into the sport by Pablo Escobar and the other drug cartels. However, the team's swift decline after Escobar's death results in the murder of star player Andres Escobar.

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Stars: María Ester Escobar, Francisco Maturana, Alexis García V., Jaime Gaviria Gómez

Votes: 3,033

25. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: June 17th, 1994 (2010)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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Documents on how the events on the day OJ Simpson was pursued and arrested on charges of murdering his ex wife and her boyfriend overshadowed and took precedence over other sporting events ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Marv Albert, Rex Beaber, Chris Berman, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 1,201

26. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Jordan Rides the Bus (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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In the fall of 1993, in his prime and at the summit of the sports world, Michael Jordan walked away from pro basketball. After leading the Dream Team to an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Ed Bradley, David Falk, Terry Francona, Phil Jackson

Votes: 988

27. Boys of Fall (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.5
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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: 45

28. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Little Big Men (2010)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.2
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The story of Cody Webster, playing for the little league for the town of Kirkland, WA, experiencing the unexpected, unprepared and unwanted attention he faced after taking part in the biggest upset in the history of Little League.

Director: Al Szymanski | Stars: Mike Adams, Brian Avery, Marlene Avery, Robert Avery

Votes: 357

29. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: One Night in Vegas (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.2
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On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon's WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson's ... See full summary »

Director: Reggie Rock Bythewood | Stars: Senator Eric Adams, Maya Angelou, Chris Connelly, Gloria Cox

Votes: 392

30. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Unmatched (2010)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.5
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The first time Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova stepped onto a tennis court together, the world scarcely noticed. Only a few hundred spectators saw the pert 18-year-old beat the scrappy ... See full summary »

Directors: Lisa Lax, Nancy Stern | Stars: Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova

Votes: 384

31. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The House of Steinbrenner (2010)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.5
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Love him or hate him, there is no denying that George Steinbrenner has been one of the most colorful and successful owners in contemporary sports. Heading up a group that bought the New ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Maury Allen, Yogi Berra, A.J. Burnett, Harlan Chamberlain

Votes: 557

32. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Into the Wind (2010)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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In 1980, Terry Fox continued his fight against bone cancer with the pursuit of a singular, motivating vision: to run across Canada. Three years after having his right leg amputated six ... See full summary »

Directors: Ezra Holland, Steve Nash | Stars: Steve Nash, Terry Fox, Leslie Scrivener, Doug Alward

Votes: 468

33. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Four Days in October (2010)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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The Boston Red Sox overcome "The Curse" and defeat the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series. In the process, they also become the first team ever to win a series after trailing three games to none.

Director: Gary Waksman | Stars: Bronson Arroyo, Lenny Clarke, Johnny Damon, Terry Francona

Votes: 942

34. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Once Brothers (2010)

79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac were two friends who grew up together sharing the common bond of basketball. Together, they lifted the Yugoslavian National team to unimaginable heights. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tolajian | Stars: Rick Adelman, Danny Ainge, Kenny Anderson, James Baker III

Votes: 2,829

35. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Tim Richmond: To the Limit (2010)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.0
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Natural. Rock star. Outsider. In the 1980s, race car driver Tim Richmond lived his life the way he raced cars - wide open. Born into a wealthy family, Richmond was the antithesis of the ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Karpf | Stars: A.J. Foyt, Bill France Jr., Rick Hendrick, Ed Hinton

Votes: 400

36. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Fernando Nation (2010)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.3
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"The Natural is supposed to be a blue-eyed boy who teethed on a 36-ounce Louisville Slugger. He should run like the wind and throw boysenberries through brick. He should come from ... See full summary »

Director: Cruz Angeles | Stars: Mike Brito, Stanley M. Brooks, Al Campanis, Henry Cisneros

Votes: 491

37. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Marion Jones: Press Pause (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

5.4
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Few athletes in Olympic history have reached such heights and depths as Marion Jones. After starring at the University of North Carolina and winning gold at the 1997 and '99 World Track and... See full summary »

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Kevin Blackistone, Marion Jones, Edwin Moses, Kelly Naqi

Votes: 418

38. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Best That Never Was (2010)

101 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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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

39. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Pony Excess (2010)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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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: 710

40. 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: 20

41. Year of the Quarterback (2010– )
Episode: The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story (2011)

50 min | Documentary

7.4
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Director: Shaun Silva | Stars: Condredge Holloway, Kenny Chesney, Bill Battle, Ray Trail

Votes: 11

42. ESPN Films (2011– )
Episode: The Fab Five (2011)

Documentary

7.9
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The 1991 University of Michigan men's basketball recruiting class in which five freshman known as The Fab Five revolutionized college basketball. This film covers the success, cultural changes, scandal, and of course The Timeout.

Director: Jason Hehir | Stars: John Bacon, Dave Brandon, Bryan Burwell, Chuck D

Votes: 947

43. Elevate (2011)

PG | 81 min | Documentary

7.0
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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: 127 | Gross: $0.00M

44. Renée (2011)

79 min | Documentary

6.6
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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: 82

45. 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: 45

46. The Dotted Line (2011 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

6.6
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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: 199

47. ESPN Films (2011– )
Episode: Charismatic (2011)

52 min | Documentary

5.9
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In June of 1999 an unlikely colt named Charismatic, with down and out jockey Chris Antley aboard, headed down the stretch at the Belmont Stakes, just seconds away from becoming the first Triple Crown winner in nearly 21 years.

Directors: Jonathan Koch, Steven Michaels, Joel Surnow | Stars: Chris Antley, Jay Hovdey, D. Wayne Lukas, William Nack

Votes: 140

48. Unguarded (2011 TV Movie)

51 min | Biography, Sport

8.0
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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: 525

49. 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: 369

50. The Play That Changed College Football (2011)

50 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Jeff Cvitkovic | Star: Luke Perry

Votes: 14


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