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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You Don't Know Bo is listed (or ranked) 2 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) 4 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Fab Five

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

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I Hate Christian Laetner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
I Hate Christian Laetner

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The Best that Never Was is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
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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 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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Brian And The Boz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Brian And The Boz

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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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Pony Excess is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Ranker Video
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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Benji is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Requiem For The Big East is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Requiem For The Big East

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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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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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Unguarded is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
Unguarded
Unguarded is a 2011 film directed by Jonathan Hock.

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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) 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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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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The Announcement is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
The Announcement

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Playing for the Mob is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best 30 for 30 Films
jonathan-guerra added Playing for the Mob