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.
- The Short Game is a 2013 documentary film about 7- and 8-year-old golfers. Directed by Josh... more
Directed by: Chapman Way, Maclain WayThe Battered Bastards of Baseball is a 2014 documentary film about the Portland Mavericks, a... more
- 10Tyson is a 2008 documentary film about the life of former undisputed heavyweight world... more
Directed by: Daniel Lindsay, T. J. MartinUndefeated is a 2011 documentary directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin. The film... more
IversonIverson is a 2014 biographical, sports, documentary film directed by Zatella Beatty....
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong StoryReed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu
Directed by: Alex 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?
Two roaming Kenyan bandits attempt to change the course of their lives by exchanging their rifles for running shoes.
Ice GuardiansChris Chelios, Brett Hull
Directed by: Brett Harvey
Directed by: Bryan FogelIcarus is a 2017 documentary film directed by Bryan Fogel. While exploring the option of... more
Directed by: Jay BulgerCounterPunch is a 2017 documentary film directed by Jay Bulger. The seasoned pro. The Olympic... more
Directed by: Florent BodinTony Parker: The Final Shot is a 2021 French sports documentary film directed by Florent... more
The Carter Effect
I Am Bolt
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Ronnie Coleman: The King
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.
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 Earth
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.
The Dawn Wall
At All Costs