9-2: my top sport documentaries

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1. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 14,218 | Gross: $2.67M

2. Thrilla in Manila (2008 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

A filmed recounting of the final championship boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in 1975.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Joe Frazier, Marvis Frazier, Thomas Hauser, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 813

3. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 3,214

4. I Am Ali (2014)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

55 Metascore

Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.

Director: Clare Lewins | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali Jnr, Hana Ali, Maryum Ali

Votes: 3,036 | Gross: $0.00M

5. Tyson (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

83 Metascore

A mixture of original interviews, archival footage, and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Mike Tyson, Mills Lane, Trevor Berbick, Cus D'Amato

Votes: 11,852 | Gross: $0.89M

6. J.C. Chávez (2007)

78 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A documentary about the life and career Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez.

Director: Diego Luna | Stars: Julio Cesar Chavez, Julio César Chávez Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Ana Gabriela Guevara

Votes: 936

7. Naseem Hamed: Best Of (2007 Video)

85 min | Documentary

Highlights from the extraordinary career of boxing great 'Prince' Naseem Hamed.

Director: Stephen Castor | Stars: Brandon Castor, Justin Castor, Stephen Castor, Murad Hamed

8. Manny (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

35 Metascore

A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working ... See full summary »

Directors: Leon Gast, Ryan Moore | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Sardo Mejia, Liam Neeson, Jinkee Pacquiao

Votes: 2,138

9. On the Ropes (1999)

94 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

80 Metascore

The story of three young boxers and their coach who is determined to guide them in a positive direction in and out of the ring.

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Sam Doumit, Martin Goldman, Harry Keitt, Randy Little

Votes: 355 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Champs (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

59 Metascore

A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring.

Director: Bert Marcus | Stars: Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Mike Tyson, Larry 'Ratso' Sloman

Votes: 1,805

11. Dawg Fight (2015)

109 min | Documentary

West Perrine, Florida is a suburban ghetto in Southwest Miami-Dade County. Over 73% of its residents are African-American and more than a third of them are unemployed. Violent crimes occur ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Alex Caceres, Dhafir Harris, Cedric James

Votes: 1,685

12. CounterPunch (2017)

91 min | Documentary

The seasoned pro. The Olympic hopeful. The young up-and-comer. The ring is their home, and the titles are their dream. As boxing' popularity wanes, three fighters at different stages of ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Bulger | Stars: Oscar De La Hoya, David Diamante, Bernard Hopkins, Sugar Ray Leonard

Votes: 667

13. Pumping Iron (1977)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Sport

72 Metascore

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno face off in a no-holds-barred competition for the title of Mr. Olympia in this critically-acclaimed film that made Schwarzenegger a household name.

Directors: George Butler, Robert Fiore | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno, Victoria Ferrigno

Votes: 20,467

14. Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Featuring unprecedented access, never before seen moments and explosive fight footage, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at a sporting icon and his spectacular rise.

Director: Gavin Fitzgerald | Stars: José Aldo, Audie Attar, Ryan Buescher, Kiefer Crosbie

Votes: 3,719

15. Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

39 Metascore

Pele's meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 is chronicled in this biographical drama.

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Seu Jorge

Votes: 14,788 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Maradona by Kusturica (2008)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

A documentary on Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona, regarded by many as the world's greatest modern player.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Ernesto Cantu, Fidel Castro, Manu Chao, Hugo Chávez

Votes: 5,375

17. Johan Cruijff - En un momento dado (2004)

90 min | Documentary

The story about the life of the legendary Dutch footballer Johan Cruijff.

Director: Ramón Gieling | Stars: Xavier Pitarque, Gemma Folch, Sergi Pàmies, Emilio Butragueño

Votes: 719

18. Messi (2014)

TV-Y | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Lionel Messi from early life to international stardom.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Johan Cruijff, Lionel Messi, Kike Domínguez, Álex García

Votes: 3,383

19. 1:1 Thierry Henry (2011)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

He has achieved all you can in football: he led France when they became European and World Champions; he was at the helm when Barcelona topped the Champions League and won the UEFA Super ... See full summary »

Director: Verena Soltiz | Stars: Hans Backe, David Beckham, Patrice Evra, Don Garber

Votes: 103

20. Barça Dreams (2015)

120 min | Documentary, Sport

Explore the history and philosophies of one of the most loved football strongholds in the world: FC Barcelona.

Director: Jordi Llompart | Stars: Éric Abidal, José Ramón Alexanko, José María Bakero, Ramon Besa

Votes: 595

21. Ronnie Coleman: The King (2018)

93 min | Documentary

Eight-time Mr. Olympia champion Ronnie Coleman has underwent six surgeries after his pro career and he needs crutches to walk, but his dedication and motivation for training isn't gone.

Director: Vlad Yudin | Stars: Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, Rich Gaspari, Kai Greene

Votes: 2,066

22. Pumping Iron II: The Women (1985)

107 min | Documentary, Sport

Judges and bodybuilders (Rachel McLish, Bev Francis, Carla Dunlap) try to define femininity at the 1983 world championship, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

Director: George Butler | Stars: Bev Francis, Rachel McLish, Lori Bowen Rice, Carla Dunlap

Votes: 335 | Gross: $0.63M

23. Klitschko (2011)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

63 Metascore

A documentary encompassing the lives of world heavyweight boxing champions, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. The first time in history two brothers have shared all the heavyweight world titles,... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt | Stars: Lamon Brewster, Chris Byrd, Bernd Bönte, Pearlman Hicks

Votes: 2,536

24. Anthony Joshua: The Road to Klitschko (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Follows the IBF World Heavyweight champion over the course of two years as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career, how he rose to the pinnacle of his sport and how he relaxes away from the ring.

Director: Tim MacKenzie-Smith | Stars: Noel Clarke, Anthony Joshua

Votes: 405

26. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Football match Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005, from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.

Directors: Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno | Stars: David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane

Votes: 2,854

27. Ronaldo (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A close look at the life of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Director: Anthony Wonke | Stars: Dolores Aveiro, Hugo Aveiro, Georgie Bingham, Adrian Clarke

Votes: 13,507

28. Becoming Zlatan (2015)

G | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A documentary of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Directors: Fredrik Gertten, Magnus Gertten | Stars: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Hasse Borg, Priscilla Salazar-Janssens, Leo Beenhakker

Votes: 2,167



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