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The Very Best 30 for 30 Films 

Jordan Bates
Updated January 27, 2020 6k votes 1.2k voters 28.6k views 40 items

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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30 for 30: Survive &... 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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The Fab Five is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Fab Five

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jason Hehir

The Fab Five is a 2011 ESPN Films documentary about the 1990s Michigan Wolverines men's basketball players known collectively as the Fab Five: Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, ...more
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You Don't Know Bo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
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Ranker Video

Released: 2009

Directed by: Billy Cohen, Alfred Spellman

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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I Hate Christian Laettne... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
I Hate Christian Laettner
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The Best that Never Was ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Marcus Dupree

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jonathan Hock

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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Winning Time: Reggie Mil... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Reggie Miller

Released: 2010

Directed by: Dan Klores

"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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Ranker Video

Released: 2010

Directed by: Michael Zimbalist, Jeff Zimbalist

"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

Released: 2010

Directed by: Thaddeus D. Matula

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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June 17th, 1994 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
O. J. Simpson, Patrick Ewing, Arnold Palmer

Released: 2010

Directed by: Brett Morgen

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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Released: 2010

Directed by: Gary Waksman

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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Brian And The Boz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Brian And The Boz
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Ranker Video

Released: 2009

Directed by: Kirk Fraser

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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Benji is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films

Released: 2012

Directed by: Chike Ozah, Chike, Coodie Simmons

Benji is a 2012 documentary film written by Amani Martin, directed by Chike Ozah and Coodie Simmons.
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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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Released: 2010

Directed by: Michael Tolajian

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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The Dominican Dream is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
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Unguarded is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Unguarded

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jonathan Hock

Unguarded is a 2011 film directed by Jonathan Hock.
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Released: 2010

Directed by: Steve James

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson is a 2010 film directed by Steve James.
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Run Ricky Run is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films

Released: 2010

Directed by: Sean Pamphilon, Royce Toni

Run Ricky Run is a film directed by Sean Pamphilon and Royce Toni.
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The Announcement is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
The Announcement
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Ranker Video

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ron Shelton

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