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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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30 for 30: You Don't Know Bo

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30 for 30: Bad Boys

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30 for 30: Broke

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30 for 30: Small Potatoes: Who... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

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30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bu... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus

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The Short Game is a 2013 documentary film about 7- and 8-year-old golfers. Directed by Josh Greenbaum, it presents eight entrants in the 2012 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship. The movie ...more

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Undefeated is a 2011 documentary directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin. The film documents the struggles of a high school football team, the Manassas Tigers of Memphis, as they attempt a ...more

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The Battered Bastards of Baseb... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
The Battered Bastards of Baseball is a 2014 documentary film about the Portland Mavericks, a defunct Minor League Baseball team which operated from 1973 through 1977. Owned by actor Bing ...more

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180° South

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All This Mayhem

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The Last Gladiators The Last Gladiators is a 2011 documentary film written by Jim Podhoretz and Larry Weitzman and directed by Alex Gibney.

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Ewan McGregor Faster is a 2003 documentary film about the motorcycle road racing world championship, MotoGP. Filmed between 2001 and 2002 by director Mark Neale, it features cinematography by music video ...more

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Knuckleball! is a 2012 documentary film that follows the 2011 seasons of Tim Wakefield and R. A. Dickey, Major League Baseball's only knuckleball pitchers that year. It was released in theaters ...more

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Bones Brigade: An Autobiograph... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography is a 2012 documentary film directed by Stacy Peralta.

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30 for 30: No Crossover: The T... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson

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30 for 30: The Two Escobars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: The Two Escobars

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30 for 30: The Best That Never... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: The Best That Never Was

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30 for 30: Guru of Go is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Guru of Go

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30 for 30: Straight Outta L.A. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Straight Outta L.A.

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30 for 30: Once Brothers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Once Brothers

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30 for 30: The U is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: The U

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a 2013 documentary, biography, sport, war film directed by Bill Siegel.

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30 for 30: Winning Time: Reggi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks

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30 for 30: Fernando Nation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Fernando Nation

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Schooled: The Price of College... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
Schooled: The Price of College Sports Kevin Anderson, Jay Bilas, Taylor Branch