Documentary The Very Best 30 for 30 Films  

Jordan Bates
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List Rules Vote Up Your Favorite ESPN 30 For 30 Films

The ESPN 30 For 30 films are some of the best sports documentaries ever made. No one is ever going to argue with that. But what is the best 30 for 30 ever made? We can all argue about that... but why not just vote about it instead! What is your favorite ESPN 30 for 30 documentary? From Requiem For The Big East, to The U, and many more, vote for all of your favorites and see if other sports fans agree with you. These are the greatest 30 for 30s ranked by you, the fans.
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Survive And Advance is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Survive And Advance

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Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Bad Boys

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You Don't Know Bo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films

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Throughout the 1980s, Miami, Florida, was at the center of a racial and cultural shift taking place throughout the country. Overwhelmed by riots and tensions, Miami was a city in flux, and the ...more

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Fab Five is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Fab Five

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The Best that Never Was is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Marcus Dupree The Best That Never Was is a documentary film directed by Jonathan Hock that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.

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I Hate Christian Laetner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
I Hate Christian Laetner

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Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Reggie Miller "If you’re a basketball fan, you know that one of the great NBA rivalries in the mid-1990s was between the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks. In classic David-meets-Goliath style, the ...more

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"Born in the same city in Colombia but not related, Andrés Escobar and Pablo Escobar shared a fanatical love of soccer. Andrés grew up to become one of Colombia's most beloved ...more

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Catching Hell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Catching Hell

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Pony Excess is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Pony Excess is a documentary film directed by Thaddeus D. Matula that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.

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Elway To Marino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Elway To Marino

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Brian And The Boz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Brian And The Boz

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Without Bias is a documentary film directed by Kirk Fraser for the ESPN documentary series 30 for 30. It is the story of Len Bias, the University of Maryland basketball star, whose death by ...more

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Four Days in October is a baseball documentary produced by Gary Waksman, ESPN and MLB Productions. It chronicles the last four games of the 2004 American League Championship Series between the ...more

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O. J. Simpson, Patrick Ewing, Arnold Palmer June 17th, 1994 is a documentary film directed by Brett Morgen that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.

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surag added 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. After ...more

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Requiem For The Big East is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Requiem For The Big East

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Benji is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Benji is a 2012 documentary film written by Amani Martin, directed by Chike Ozah and Coodie Simmons.

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No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson is a 2010 film directed by Steve James.

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Unguarded is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Unguarded Unguarded is a 2011 film directed by Jonathan Hock.

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Run Ricky Run is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Run Ricky Run is a film directed by Sean Pamphilon and Royce Toni.

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The Announcement is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
The Announcement

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Playing for the Mob is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
jonathan-guerra added Playing for the Mob

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Jordan Rides the Bus is a documentary film directed by Ron Shelton that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.

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Muhammad and Larry is a documentary film directed by Alberts Maysles and Bradley Kaplan for ESPN's documentary film series 30 for 30.

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The Real Rocky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
The Real Rocky is a 2011 documentary film directed by Jeff Feuerzeig and Mike Tollin.

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jonathan-guerra added Big Shot Big Shot is a 2013 film directed by Kevin Connolly.

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Brothers In Exile is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Brothers In Exile

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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. Ice Cube turns the camera on himself to tell ...more

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Fernando Nation is a documentary film directed by Cruz Angeles that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.

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Mat Hoffman The Birth of Big Air is a documentary film directed by Jeff Tremaine that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.

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jeremy-fisher added Tim Richmond: To the Limit Tim Richmond: To the Limit is a documentary film directed by Rory Karpf that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.

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Into the Wind is a documentary film directed by Steve Nash that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.

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There's No Place Like Home is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
jonathan-guerra added There's No Place Like Home

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26 Years: The Dewey Bozella St... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story 26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story is 2012 documentary TV movie written by José Morales and Tom Rinaldi and directed by José Morales. 26 Years: It's also a 2013 Telly Award winning ...more

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The 16th Man The 16th Man is a documentary film directed by Cliff Bestall that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.

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Marion Jones: Press Pause is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Marion Jones: Press Pause Marion Jones: Press Pause is a documentary film directed by John Singleton that aired as part of ESPN's film series 30 for 30.