With ESPN Films (Sorted by Date of Your Rating 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: 1,513

2. Mack Wrestles (2019)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

3.9
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Mack Wrestles tells the story of Mack Beggs, a transgender high school wrestler from Euless, Texas, who much compete under the gender he was assigned at birth rather than how he identifies. His resolute journey is artfully told as we watch him struggle against the outside forces that stigmatize these athletes. The film is a deeply personal look at the debate around sports and who gets to play.

Directors: Taylor Hess, Erin Sanger | Star: Mack Beggs

Votes: 10

3. Who Says I Can't (2019)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

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Mendez was born without arms or legs, but after more than a decade of acting as an assistant football coach, he finally got the opportunity he'd always wanted: the head coaching position at a major high school.

Director: Kristen Lappas | Star: Rob Mendez

4. Becoming

Documentary | Announced

Focuses on the upbringing of world-class entertainers, musicians and athletes

5. 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: 659

6. 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: 3,031

7. 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

8. 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: 723

9. 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

10. 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: 709

11. 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: 383

12. 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: 2,825

13. 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

14. 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: 490

15. 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: 946

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. The Play That Changed College Football (2011)

50 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Jeff Cvitkovic | Star: Luke Perry

Votes: 14

20. ESPN Films (2011– )
Episode: The Marinovich Project (2011)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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From birth, Todd Marinovich was raised with a defined purpose of creating the perfect athlete. Trained by his father, Marv, a former pro football player and a strength and conditioning guru... See full summary »

Directors: John Dorsey, Andrew Stephan | Stars: Marcus Allen, Elliott Almond, Stan Brock, Mark Christensen

Votes: 261

21. 30 for 30 Shorts (2012– )

Documentary, Short

7.6
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Inspired by ESPN's anniversary, ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring films from some of today's finest storytellers. Each filmmaker brings their passion ... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Van Ness III, Andrew Jenks, Bill Lee, Alma Warren

Votes: 133

22. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: 9.79* (2012)

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

7.6
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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: 713

23. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: You Don't Know Bo: The Legend of Bo Jackson (2012)

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

8.1
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A close look at Bo Jackson, a sports hero of mythical proportions, and how the "Bo Knows" Nike campaign shaped how the world perceived him. Without winning a Super Bowl or World Series, or ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Bonfiglio | Stars: James Andrews, Dickie Atchison, Hal Baird, Brian Bosworth

Votes: 1,230

24. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Ghosts of Ole Miss (2012)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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In the fall of 1962, a dramatic series of events made Civil Rights history and changed a way of life. On the eve of James Meredith becoming the first African-American to attend class at the... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Mitchell | Stars: Kendel Carson, James Meredith, Dan Rather, Wright Thompson

Votes: 424

25. Nine for IX (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, Sport

4.9
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Series focuses on captivating stories of women in sports told through the lens of female filmmakers. Nine for IX film topics include an intimate look at Pat Summitt, college sports' most ... See full summary »

Stars: Brandi Chastain, Mary Decker Slaney, Zola Budd, Marty Liquori

Votes: 49

26. 2013 NFL Draft (2013 TV Special)

Sport

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Directors: Jim Ryan, Michael Sciallis | Star: 50 Cent

27. Nine for IX (2013– )
Episode: Venus vs. (2013)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary, Sport

7.3
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In 2005, Venus Williams joined Billy Jean King, Maria Sharapova, Chris Evert and others in the crusade to convince Wimbledon and the French Open to offer equal prizes to men and women. ... See full summary »

Director: Ava DuVernay

Votes: 40

28. The Book of Manning (2013 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Documentary

8.4
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Explores the personal and professional life of former NFL and Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning and how the sudden loss of his father impacted his life and the way he and his wife Olivia raised their three sons.

Director: Rory Karpf | Stars: John Goodman, Archie Manning, Cooper Manning, Eli Manning

Votes: 245

29. 30 for 30 Shorts (2012– )
Episode: Collision Course: The Murder of Don Aronow (2013)

TV-G | 15 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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In the 1980s, powerboat racing was to Miami what polo was to Palm Beach: a sport for the rich with an insatiable appetite for speed and adventure. To this day, the most famous brand names ... See full summary »

Directors: Billy Corben, Lindsey Snell

Votes: 28

30. Youngstown Boys (2013)

Documentary

7.5
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At its core, the story of Maurice Clarett and Jim Tressel is about fathers and sons. In addition to their record-breaking exploits on the playing field and involvement in two of college ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Stars: Jim Brown, Maurice Clarett, Jesse Jackson, Jim Tressel

Votes: 56

31. ESPN 30 for 30: From Harlem with Love (2014 Video)

Short

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Director: Matthew Ogens | Star: Ray Van Ness III

32. Sarah & Suzanne (2014)

G | 52 min

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When Alabama's Sarah Patterson and Georgia's Suzanne Yoculan arrived on their respective campuses, both programs were on the verge of folding. The Crimson Tide and the Gym Dogs were having ... See full summary »

Director: Joie Jacoby

33. The Collectors (2014– )

Documentary

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The staff of the blog FiveThirtyEight will tell the stories of professional statisticians - like the official scorer at a baseball game, a U.S. Census taker or meteorologist.

34. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: When the Garden Was Eden (2014)

TV-G | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.4
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In the early 1970s, America was being torn apart by the war in Vietnam, racial unrest in the streets and distrust of the White House. But there was a happy place where men of different ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Rapaport | Stars: Marv Albert, Harvey Araton, Dick Barnett, Bill Bradley

Votes: 375

35. The Cowboys and the Indian

Documentary, Short | Completed

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Director: Mark Polish

36. The Anti-Mascot (2014)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.4
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In 1984, the San Francisco Giants finished dead last. But neither the players nor the fans had as nightmarish a season as the team's first mascot. Wayne Doba, a classically-trained actor, ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Hanks | Stars: John Crawford, Wayne Doba, Patrick Gallagher, Duane Kuiper

Votes: 8

37. Queen of Katwe (2016)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.4
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73 Metascore

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanza

Votes: 13,988 | Gross: $8.81M

38. Shock the World (2015)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Zak Knutson | Star: Jesse Ventura

39. Thunder and Lightning (2015)

90 min | Documentary

8.3
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The best team never to win the College World Series? It might have been the 1985 Mississippi State Bulldogs, who produced four Major League Baseball All-Stars. Two of them, Bobby Thigpen ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Karpf | Stars: Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro

Votes: 15

40. Bo, Barkley and the Big Hurt (2014 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Larry Weitzman | Stars: Charles Barkley, Bo Jackson, Frank Thomas

42. Angry Sky (2015)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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Fifty years before Felix Baumgartner and his epic skydive from space in 2012, there was Nick Piantanida, an eccentric and charismatic pet store owner from New Jersey who turned down an ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Tremaine

Votes: 58

43. 30 for 30 Shorts (2012– )
Episode: First Pitch (2015)

TV-G | 24 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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It was the first World Series after September 11 terrorist attacks and with the nation still worried about another terrorist attack President George W. Bush was tapped to throw out the ... See full summary »

Director: Angus Wall | Stars: Barbara Bush, George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Andrew Card

Votes: 39

44. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Fantastic Lies (2016)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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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: 839

45. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Doc & Darryl (2016)

78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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When former New York Mets superstars Dwight "Doc" Gooden and Darryl Strawberry were good, they were great. They were the biggest stars on a team that captured the imagination of New York ... See full summary »

Directors: Judd Apatow, Michael Bonfiglio | Stars: Ron Dock, Bob Forrest, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez

Votes: 292

46. Becoming (2015– )
Episode: Alex Morgan (2015)

Documentary

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Star: Alex Morgan

47. Becoming (2015– )
Episode: LeBron James (2015)

Documentary

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Star: LeBron James

48. Becoming (2015– )
Episode: Tim Howard (2016)

Documentary

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Star: Tim Howard

49. The Third Man (2016)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

6.2
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Director: Matthew Heineman

Votes: 5

50. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: What Carter Lost (2017)

77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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In the fall of 1988 a Texas high school fielded the football team that many consider the greatest ever, yet chances are good you have never heard their story. What Carter Lost is not about ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Hootnick | Stars: John Anderson, Jessie Armstead, Jason Bremer, Joe Burch

Votes: 237


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