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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: Broke

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30 for 30: Bad Boys

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30 for 30: You Don't Know Bo

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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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Undefeated 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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30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bu... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus

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The Short Game 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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180° South

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Faster 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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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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30 for 30: The U is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: The U

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All This Mayhem

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30 for 30: No Crossover: The T... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson

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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 Bones Brigade: An Autobiography is a 2012 documentary film directed by Stacy Peralta.

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30 for 30: Guru of Go is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Guru of Go

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30 for 30: The Best That Never... is listed (or ranked) 16 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: The Two Escobars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: The Two Escobars

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30 for 30: Straight Outta L.A. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Straight Outta L.A.

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The Battered Bastards of Baseb... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
The Battered Bastards of Baseball 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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Knuckleball! 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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The Trials of Muhammad Ali 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) 22 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) 23 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Fernando Nation

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

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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

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Venus and Serena Venus and Serena is a documentary film that takes and inside look at Venus Williams and Serena Williams lives and careers. Venus and Serena was directed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major. It ...more

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Dust to Glory James Garner, Chad McQueen, Jimmy Vasser Dust to Glory is a documentary about the famous Baja 1000 off-road race. Filming occurred throughout the 2003 event. The film is directed by Dana Brown of Step Into Liquid fame. The film was ...more

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30 for 30: Without Bias is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Without Bias

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30 for 30: The Legend of Jimmy... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek

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

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Pumping Iron Pumping Iron is a 1977 docudrama about the world of bodybuilding, focusing on the 1975 IFBB Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia competitions. Inspired by a book of the same name by Charles Gaines and ...more

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Everest: IMAX

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Maidentrip Maidentrip is a 2013 adventure documentary film written by Laura Dekker, Penelope Falk and Jillian Schlesinger, and directed by Jillian Schlesinger.

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A League of Ordinary Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
A League of Ordinary Gentlemen A League of Ordinary Gentlemen is a documentary film about ten-pin bowling that was released on DVD on March 21, 2006. It was written and directed by Christopher Browne and stars PBA Tour ...more

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Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bret Hart The life and career of Bret Hart is recounted from his youth, through the start of his career, his years in the WWF, up to the present day. Bret discusses the high and lows of his career and ...more

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30 for 30: Unmatched is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: Unmatched

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
Bigger, Stronger, Faster

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30 for 30: The Band That Would... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: The Band That Wouldn't Die

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30 for 30: June 17th, 1994 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
30 for 30: June 17th, 1994

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McConkey McConkey is a 2013 documentary film about extreme skier Shane McConkey. The film follows Shane from growing up as the son of skier Jim McConkey to his days as a professional freeskier. The film ...more

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The Iran Job The Iran Job is a documentary directed by Till Schauder and produced by Sara Nodjoumi about Kevin Sheppard, a professional American basketball player, as he plays in Shiraz, Iran for the A.S. ...more

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Ballplayer: Pelotero is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant

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Keep Your Eyes Open Spike Jonze, Mike D Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial A high-octane tour of the world of action sports, KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN follows some of the hottest pro-athletes on their quest for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Filmed deep in the barrels of the ...more

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Waiting for Lightning Crystal Ackley, Miles Michaud, Dondillon Rohrer Waiting for Lightning is a 2012 documentary film written by Bret Anthony Johnston and directed by Jacob Rosenberg.

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Kicking It Colin Farrell In the summer of 2006, while the football world's attention was focused on Germany, thousands of players around the globe were training hard and competing to be part of another World Cup ... The ...more

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Generation Iron is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
Generation Iron Mickey Rourke, Mike Katz, Sibil Peeters Generation Iron is a documentary drama film directed by Vlad Yudin.

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Strongman Stanley Pleskun Strongman is a 2009 documentary about Stanley Pleskun.

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Rising from Ashes Rising From Ashes is an independent film about the development of a national cycling team in Rwanda, a country still affected by 1994 Rwandan Genocide where an estimated 500,000–1,000,000 ...more

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Weekend of a Champion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Documentaries On Netflix Instant
Weekend of a Champion