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The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix

Updated February 16, 2021 76 votes 155 voters 6.7k views23 items

Calling all sports fans! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually be in the middle of a pile-up or to lift over deadlift over 275 pounds? Well, this list of the best sports documentaries on Netflix will put you there. Ranging from the REAL Friday Night Lights (Undefeated) to the scaling of Mount Everest (Everest: IMAX), these are the best sports documentaries that are streaming on Netflix, as voted on by movie lovers like you. 

So, if it’s too hot (or cold) for a day out at the ballpark, settle back into your Laz-E-Boy and bring up on of these Netflix sports documentaries to learn the hows and whys of our world’s greatest athletes - how they got there and the struggles they’ve had to overcome to be the best in the world.

These movies include basketball documentaries, baseball documentaries and football documentaries, and luckily for you they're all streaming on Netflix. Give a thumbs up to the movies that you would recommend to other sports fans.

 

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  • The Short Game1
    The Short Game is a 2013 documentary film about 7- and 8-year-old golfers. Directed by Josh...  more
  • The Battered Bastards of Baseball2
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    The Battered Bastards of Baseball

    Bing Russell, Kurt Russell

    Released2014

    Directed byChapman Way, Maclain Way

    The Battered Bastards of Baseball is a 2014 documentary film about the Portland Mavericks, a...  more
  • Tyson3
    Tyson is a 2008 documentary film about the life of former undisputed heavyweight world...  more

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  • Undefeated4
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    Undefeated

    Bill Courtney, O.C. Brown

    Released2011

    Directed byDaniel Lindsay, T. J. Martin

    Undefeated is a 2011 documentary directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin. The film...  more
  • Iverson5
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    Iverson

    Iverson is a 2014 biographical, sports, documentary film directed by Zatella Beatty....
  • Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story6
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    Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story

    Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu

    Released2014

    Directed byAlex Holmes

    An athlete dupes the world with his tale of miraculous recovery from cancer, becoming a sports hero and beacon of hope, but can he outpace the truth?

  • Gun Runners7
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    Gun Runners

    Two roaming Kenyan bandits attempt to change the course of their lives by exchanging their rifles for running shoes.

  • Ice Guardians8
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    Ice Guardians

    Chris Chelios, Brett Hull

    Released2016

    Directed byBrett Harvey

  • Icarus9
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    Icarus

    Bryan Fogel, Nikita Kamaev

    Released2017

    Directed byBryan Fogel

    Icarus is a 2017 documentary film directed by Bryan Fogel. While exploring the option of...  more
  • CounterPunch10
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    CounterPunch

    Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins

    Released2017

    Directed byJay Bulger

    CounterPunch is a 2017 documentary film directed by Jay Bulger. The seasoned pro. The Olympic...  more
  • Tony Parker: The Final Shot11
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    Tony Parker: The Final Shot

    Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich

    Released2021

    Directed byFlorent Bodin

    Tony Parker: The Final Shot is a 2021 French sports documentary film directed by Florent...  more
  • The Carter Effect12
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    The Carter Effect

  • I Am Bolt13
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    I Am Bolt

  • Conor McGregor: Notorious14
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    Conor McGregor: Notorious

  • Ronnie Coleman: The King15
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    Ronnie Coleman: The King

  • The Hurt Business16
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    The Hurt Business

    Featuring legendary and up-and-coming MMA fighters, this documentary details the history of the brutal sport and the fighters' struggles and triumphs.

  • Born Strong17
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    Born Strong

    Four 400-pound giants fight for the crown at the Arnold Strongman Classic and offer a glimpse into their lives leading up to the competition.

  • The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth18
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    The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth

  • Losers19
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    Losers

  • Kim Swims20
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    Kim Swims

    One of the world's top open water swimmers faces her greatest challenge yet when she attempts a record-breaking swim off the coast of San Francisco.

  • Winning21
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    Winning

  • The Dawn Wall22
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    The Dawn Wall

  • At All Costs23
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    At All Costs